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Next MHNA meeting: Tuesday, September 16th at 7 p.m., at Moshe Zusman Photography Studio, 2300 14th Street, NW

MHNA meets on the third Tuesday of each month. MHNA will not meet in August 2014. 

Photos of the May Spring Clean Up Day coming soon.


Upcoming meetings:

September 16, 2014

October 21, 2014

November 18, 2014

Black Family Reunion Mural, 14th Street & Florida Avenue NW, by Byron Peck. Click on image for street view.

On which days do I set out my recycling and trash for collection?

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Friday
Sep062013

Nectarine Sale, 14th & U Farmers Market, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, 9am-1pm

NectarinesFrom the MHNA listserv: If you like nectarines, you will be in heaven because Kuhn is running a HUGE sale on their red-gold nectarines (my personal favorites). ½ bushel box (about 25 pounds) for 25 dollars, about $1 a pound. Make jam, make nectarine cobblers, have a gazpacho party and top each serving with heaps of nectarine cubes, make tomato-nectarine salad…split the box with friends. Please place your order by calling the office: 717-334-2722.

Other sales: cherry tomatoes, seedless grapes, blackberry/raspberry mixes.

Also email Garner if you want a 25 pound box of sauce tomatoes for 15 (seconds), 20 (firsts) Bernard Boyle wbboylejr AT gmail dot com

GazpachoNEW and unusual: Fresh young baby ginger – hardly any skin and not a bit of fiber, this is what ginger should be. You do not have to mash it to break up the fibers before cooking or matchstick it into minute pieces. Mountain View Organics.

Sweet Potatoes. Lots of green, yellow, wax, purple, lima beans. Yellow sweet corn. Potatoes. Pickling cucumbers, Armenian cukes, straight 8 cukes. 12 kinds of summer squash, many different eggplants, 25 different heirloom tomatoes, a dozen different cherry and field tomatoes. Peppers in all hues and heat. Okra. Leeks, shallots, garlic, Red Zeppelin and Cippolini Onions. Flowers and herbs.

ArugulaSalad Greens. Arugula. Chard, Kale, head lettuce. Spinach.

Figs. Yellow and white peaches, Plums and Pluots. Honeycrisp, Gingergold, Kid Size Gala, Elstar, Pink Pearl, Zestar, Blondee, Smokeehouse and McIntosh Appless. Asian and Bartlett pears. Strawberries, red and golden raspberries, blackberries, seedless and seeded grapes, honey, dried apples, freshly pressed cider, Watermelons. Cantaloupes.

Goat Cheese, Traditionally fermented Pickles, Kimchi, Krauts. Whisked Pies, Quiches and Cookies. Apple Blackberry, Nectarine Ginger pies, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Quiche, Corn, Cheddar and Jalapeno quiche. Salty Oatrs and Pretzel Cowboy Cookies. Baguettes, croissants, muffins, scones, Breton pastries, whole wheat, whole grain, rye, sourdoughs, sandwich loaves.

Pastured Pork, Grass fed and finished beef, rabbit, goat, lamb, duck, turkey, eggs and duck eggs.

Pansies. Asters, Ivy, Succulents. Salad mix cutting containers. Zinnias, dahlias, hydrangeas, sunflowers, marigold, gloriosa daisies, tuberoses and celosia.

WE match with BONUS Dollars SNAP food stamps, WIC and SENIOR FMNP, WIC CVC, SENIOR PRODUCE PLUS. Martha’s Table is our gleaning partner.

Wednesday
Aug142013

15th Annual W Street / Capital Manor Community Block Party, Saturday, August 31, 2013

Block party flyer. Click to enlarge.The 15th Annual W Street / Capital Manor Community Block Party will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2013, on the 1400 block of W Street, NW, from 12:00noon until 7:00pm.

"Meet & greet old & new neighbors for a fun filled day.

Live pony rides, moon bounce, carnival rides & more.

Hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, cotton candy, soft drinks.

Bring a dish if you wish." 

Sponsors:

  • Commissioner Deborah Thomas, ANC 1B04
  • Capital Manor Cooperative
  • The gas station at 1400 W Street
  • Ayala & Associates

If you wish to sponsor or set up a table, please contact Commissioner Thomas at deborahanc@juno.com

Wednesday
Aug142013

Special meeting, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, outside at Union Row courtyard, 7:45pm

Union Row, 2125 14th Street NWThe Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) will not hold a regularly scheduled meeting in August. However, there will be a short, special meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, outside in the Union Row courtyard, 2125 14th Street, NW, at 7:45pm, for the sole purpose of voting on two amendments to the MHNA bylaws

The meeting will be outside. There will be no seating. It should take no longer than 5 minutes.

The proposed amendments are:

(1) To ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

Add:

h) Promote historic preservation

(2) To ARTICLE III. BOUNDARIES:

Amend
"East on 13th Street, NW;"

 to read

"East on 12th Street, NW;"

Saturday
Jul062013

Next meeting: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Greater Washington Sports Alliance, 7-8:30pm

The next Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Greater Washington Sports Alliance conference room, inside the Solea building, at 2300 14th Street, NW. The entrance is on the northwest corner of 14th Street and Florida Avenue. We meet from 7 until 8:30pm. 

Jacob Kishter, Commander, Metropolitan Police Department Third District and Ironman Finisher, will discuss recent crime at the corner of 14th & W Streets.

The third item on the agenda is a presentation by Cecilia Jones, Volunteer Coordinator for the Community Criminal Justice Accountability Initiative and president of the Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association, about the use of Community Impact Statements in sentencing of offenders after conviction. These statements are prepared by the communities in which the crimes occurred and are submitted by prosecutors to the convicting court so that the impact of the offense on the community is considered during sentencing. Agenda:

(1) Introductions

(2) MPD Third District Commander Jacob Kishter, to discuss recent crime in and around 14th & W Streets

(3) Cecilia Jones, on the use of Community Impact Statements in sentencing

(4) Alcohol license application - Mediterranean Spot, 1501 U Street, NW, Case No. ABRA-092484, application for Class "C" restaurant license

(5) Announcements

Friday
Jul052013

14th & U Farmers Market, Saturday, July 6, 2013, 9am - 1pm

From the MHNA listserv:

New or Notable:
• Katy at Kuhn says it finally tastes of summer. White and Yellow peaches are the tipping point and they... have… arrived. Eat them out of hand. Grill halves this weekend after your corn.
• TWO kinds of tart Cherry Pies from Whisked because the Tart Cherry season is RIGHT NOW and you could miss it if you blink.
• Heirloom tomatoes from the fields.
• Corn to grill
• White and Yellow Peaches
• Early Lodi and Transparent apples for applesauce

MCCLEAF: Peaches, early summer apples, sweet cherries, blueberries, kales, chards, fennel, sweet butter crunch head lettuce, collards, onions, celery, eggplant, summer squash.

KUHN: White and Yellow Peaches, strawberries, Apricots, red and black raspberries, blackberries, sweet and ie cherries, currants and gooseberries. Garlic scapes, leeks, shallots, cider, herbs.

MOUNTAIN VIEW Certified Organic: Have you tried the scratch and sniff carrots? One sniff and you will be in Bugs Bunny heaven. They are so sweet that I cannot bear to cook them. Garlic scapes are done but they have the real garlic bulbs now this week. Chard, kale, collards, arugula, bok choi, salad greens, peas, summer squash, onions, red scallions ready to grill

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