March 2017

Found 5 blog entries for March 2017.

Bipeds of Brookland: Robert Malesky
Bipeds of Brookland: Robert Malesy

Robert Malesky has always had an abiding passion for local history. But it was only in 2007, after retiring from a 20-year career as a senior producer for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, that Robert could devote himself full-time to exploring the storied past of the neighborhood he calls home.

“I wound up having heart surgery a month after I left NPR,” Robert recalls. “Part of the recovery was walking for a good bit every day. I’d go over to Catholic University [where he used to be a student along with his wife, Kee]. I knew a lot of the stories but, as I walked by these buildings every day, I kept wondering more about them. So I’d start stopping by the library after my walks, just to look up a couple things.”

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Bipeds of Brookland: Njambi Wynn

Bipeds of Brookland: Njambi Wynn
Njambi Wynn has taken DC public school students to perform in Senegal, Ghana, and South Africa. “The children loved it. We had a fabulous time. The children stayed with host families.  Living with a family is key. I raised money, I sold t-shirts. I asked everybody I knew, and every day I sold popcorn at lunch. You know you just try to come up with ideas to facilitate the trip.”

Njambi loves dance but “When I went to college there was no such thing as dance as a major, so I had to major in physical education.” While she was a PE teacher, a DC administrator developed a plan to integrate arts into the academic curriculum. “I did the dance movement component and we went into the elementary schools and we would train the

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For Sale | 2301 S Joyce St Arlington, VA |$799,000 | 3 Bedroom |2.5 bath | | Awesome yard with brick patio | 2 car parking | close to Metro |

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2301 S Joyce exterior front
Welcome home to this charming 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath brick Colonial on tree lined S. Joyce Street in Arlington, VA. The handsome landscaping escort you to the front door. Upon entry, the foyer will greet you with wood floors that extend throughout the house. Stay warm and cozy by the fireplace in the living room. The separate dining room gives you plenty of space to entertain in. The kitchen is upgraded with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. A half bath and office space complete the first floor. A stained glass window meet you at the second floor landing that is home

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Bipeds of Brookland: Andrew Knox

Andrew Knox

Andrew Knox has worked hard to eliminate environmental emissions from his home. “The basic idea of Net Zero is, we make as much energy from our solar as we use in a year, but over the course of a day right now we’re probably pushing some of our extra electricity out to the grid. On some cold nights we pull from the grid, but over the course of the year, it nets out.” 

He explains that most Net Zero house are new structures built to be efficient, but Andrew was interested in the challenge of converting an existing house to become Net Zero. The challenge included improving insulation as well as installing solar panels for electricity, a solar water heating system, and a geothermal cooling and heating system. The

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Open House Sunday March 12th 1-4 pm
For sale | 4 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom | 2 car garage | Finished in-law suite | Solar panels | $749,000
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3735 17th PL NE Washington DC: Beautiful Brookland

A truly charming brick Colonial, this 1940 home conveys “welcome” immediately upon entry. Golden hardwood floors and a fireplace with a highly efficient wood stove will warm your body and pocket book. Ideal for entertaining small and large crowds the open living/ dining area overlooks a backyard ready for gardening and fun times.   An enclosed sunroom perfect for starting outdoor plants leads to a covered deck complete with built in furniture.   The contemporary kitchen has a large open area great for doing those diverse household projects and for entertaining too.

The lower level is so

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