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Neighborhood News Roundup: Walk To School Day Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.

Neighborhood News Roundup

Let It Snow! Some folks on the New Hill East neighborhood email list are ready for snow. Or, at least, they want to be ready for snow. One member writes: "My condo building is looking for a reliable snow removal service for the winter. We've had no luck over the past few years and we would really like to find a someone to shovel the sidewalk and stairs in front of our building and plow the alley/parking lot. There are a few new buildings near us and we were thinking that possibly collaborating with them could also work to contract this service (the more work the greater chance the snow remover would show up). If anyone has any suggestions for me (or if you live in one of the condo buildings near us), I would greatly appreciate an email from you. :) Snow is right around the corner and perhaps the 3rd time is the charm for us."

Aw, How Sweet: H Street Great Street reports, "The Big Board (421 H St) is opening its doors for 'Neighborhood Appreciation' night. All menu items will be discounted to $1 and all neighbors are invited."

Some Hot Dog Stands Would Be Nice: Penn Quarter Living wishes the security measures downtown would ease up a bit: "We know these are scary times and we don’t want to see anyone, ever, get hurt. But most of us learn from an early age that you cannot live in a bubble, and some of us believe that no one life (blogger, elected official, or anyone else) is more valuable than another. If you truly believe the only way to protect yourself, your family, or your employees from harm is to keep them tucked away in a fortress, maybe that fortress shouldn’t reside in the downtown of a major city."

Walk To School Day: The Hill Is Home is celebrating Walk To School Day with a twist at Lincoln Park: "The event will feature a number of guest speakers, but don’t let that dissuade you. The Maury Elementary Cheerleaders will be performing and yoga and fitness instructor Gabriella Boston will lead the crowds in exercise. While you’re doing that, I’ll be drinking the coffee provided by Pound, or perhaps enjoying the food provided by Chartwells and Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Safeway, Whole Foods, and the DC Farm to School Network."

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