Save the dates

Next MHNA meeting: Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., at the Capitol View, 2420 14th St. (at Belmont). Please check in with concierge for the MHNA community association meeting. 

MHNA meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 

Spring Clean Up Day: Saturday, May 17.

Upcoming meetings:

May 20, 2014

June 17, 2014

July 15, 2014

August 19, 2014 (tentative)

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?

Weather in Meridian Hill Park

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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Fidel Castro visits Meridian Hill

Fidel Castro holding 16-month-old Sherry Robin Hayes, resident of 2327 15th Street, NW, in Meridian Hill Park, courtesy of Ghosts of DCOn April 16, 1959, Cuban president Fidel Castro visited Meridian Hill Park, where he was greeted by supporters.

According to the Washington Post and Times Herald, when Castro arrived at the Embassy of Cuba (now the Cuban Interests Section), 2630 16th Street, NW, an attache suggested that he go to the balcony and wave to the friendly crowd gathered outside. From the article:

“I’m no man on a balcony,” Castro snorted, and took off, dodging nimbly through the traffic, to meet the people.

Returning to the Embassy, where a crowd of about 200, all cleared by security guards, awaited him, he went to his third-floor room. flopped on a bed fully clothed, and announced, “I’m tired. Tired.”

From Ghosts of DC.

Thanks to Rev. John D. De Taeye of Councilmember Graham's office. 


Next meeting, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The next Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, 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. Agenda:

(1) Introductions

(2) Sarah Fashbaugh, Community Resource Advisor, DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulatory Administration
(3) Keeping and growing daytime retail in the neighborhood - representatives of local businesses

(4) Darren Woodruff, Vice Chair,  and Emily Bloomfield, Board Member, DC Public Charter School Board

(5) Announcements


Job vacancies at the YMCA Anthony Bowen at 14th & W; three job fairs

YMCA Anthony Bowen, 1325 W Street, NW, Washington, DC, scheduled to reopen in August 2013Vacancy announcement. Click to enlarge.At the MHNA monthly meeting held on May 21, 2013, representatives of the YMCA committed to notifying the community of the job vacancies it seeks to fill at the soon-to-be-reopened YMCA Anthony Bowen located at 1325 W Street, NW, on the northeast corner of 14th and W Streets, NW. They anticipate reopening in August 2013.  

Recently the Y provided its list to Councilmember Jim Graham, who forwarded it to us. Over 40 full time positions and over 100 part time positions are available. The positions cover the full spectrum including Community Director, Child Care, Wellness, and Facilities Management.  

To apply for any one of these positions, the Y is providing several opportunities. Please read the announcement to the left for more information:

(1) Email your cover letter and resume to resumes [AT] ymcadc [DOT] org

(2) Mail your cover letter and resume to YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Attn: Anthony Bowen Employment, 1112 16th Street, NW Ste. 720 Washington, DC 20036.

(3) Call for employment information (202) 738-5005.

(4) Visit YMCA National Capital to complete an employment application or submit your resume.

(5) Attend a designated career fair located at 1711 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, between 1pm-7pm, to learn more about the positions and participate in an on-site interview.

June 25, 2013 - Membership and Wellness

June 26, 2013 - Aquatics and Facilities/Housekeeping

June 27, 2013 - Child Care and Camp

Job announcement tear-sheet. Click to enlarge. Please print and distribute. "We are all looking forward to the new Anthony Bowen YMCA continuing a long history and legacy of service in Ward One.  The YMCA Leadership has assured me they are committed to an Anthony Bowen YMCA that is reflective of the diversity and wide-ranging interests, abilities, and needs of the immediate community

"Please distribute the employment information attached to friends and neighbors that you may think are interested in joining the Anthony Bowen YMCA staff.
Bests, Councilmember Jim Graham
Special thanks to MHNA member Karima St. Clair for arranging the YMCA Anthony Bowen presentation. 

Capital Pride Parade, Saturday, June 8, 2013, 4:30-7:30pm

Look for the green banner.All are welcome to join the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) contingent in the 38th Annual Capital Pride Parade when it steps off this afternoon Saturday, June 8, 2013, 4:30 pm, at 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. Details:

Meet MHNA at 3:15pm in Red Area 41 at 23rd & N Streets, NW. We will have a banner, colorful beads, and one vehicle for our contingent. You do not have to live within MHNA boundaries to join in on the fun! 

Contact: Matt Abbruzzese at (202) 550-1213 or mattabbruzzese1b12 [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, in case you have any questions, or if you have any trouble locating MHNA's contingent. 

Staging area map. Click to enlarge.2013 parade map. Click to enlarge.

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