Local resident Tricia McCauley missing since Saturday (updated)

Local resident Tricia McCauley missing since Saturday (updated)

Tricia McCauley has been missing since Saturday, December 25th when she didn't show up at a dinner party in NE DC. Tricia lives on the 2000 block of North Capitol St., and was last seen on Saturday, with a Facebook "like" by Tricia on Saturday at 5:35pm. Tricia is described as a 46-year old white female, approximately 5’4”, 120 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a light complexion.  

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New Year's: What's happening where in the neighborhood (updated!)

New Year's: What's happening where in the neighborhood (updated!)

Here’s a look at some of the best New Years Eve goings on in our area. 

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Walking the walk in Park View: Talking with ANC Commissioner Kent Boese

Walking the walk in Park View: Talking with ANC Commissioner Kent Boese

Kent Boese is the chair of ANC 1A, and is a tireless advocate for residents and the community. Between managing the ANC, organizing clean ups and responding to constituent needs, Kent has created a well-deserved reputation as someone who gets things done. Here's a look at Kent and the works he does for the community.

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"Peace on Earth": Thoughts on the holidays

"Peace on Earth": Thoughts on the holidays

The holidays were family time, cultivating traditions, and having hope in things unseen. We didn’t feel like we were lacking anything because our parents filled in the blanks. We were loved, encouraged and protected. And then stuff happened…

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King’s Nails on Upshur getting a makeover this winter

King’s Nails on Upshur getting a makeover this winter

King’s Nails on 832 Upshur Street will get a makeover and perhaps a new name this winter, according to the salon’s owner, Hoanh Thi Pham. 

This is the first article by new contributing writer Yuliya Panfil.

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Finally feeling at home: civic duty and neighborhood pride

Finally feeling at home: civic duty and neighborhood pride

I lived in DC for almost 10 years — a lifetime in our transient city — before I set foot in the Wilson Building, home of the DC Council. On Tuesday, December 6th, I found myself waiting outside the council chamber with my seven-month-old strapped to my chest so I could look our councilmembers in the eye when they voted on a landmark paid leave bill.

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Brief notes from the December ANC 4C meeting

Brief notes from the December ANC 4C meeting

The Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner 4C met on December 14th for a shorter than normal meeting to wrap up the 2015-2016 session. Commissioners Taalib-Din Uqdah and Vann-Di Galloway were not in attendance.

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PSA 407 meeting cancelled, update from Lt. Anthony Washington

PSA 407 meeting cancelled, update from Lt. Anthony Washington

The PSA 407 meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 15th has been canceled. 

Our next meeting will be in February after the holidays and Inauguration.

I have spoken to most of the usual attendees throughout the month and we have made great progress towards the quality of living in our PSA.  PSA 407 is enjoying a double digit crime reduction thanks to the partnerships that we have established with you, the community.

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Neighbors report shaking houses, rumbling noises along Metro's Green line

Neighbors report shaking houses, rumbling noises along Metro's Green line

At the Single Member District meeting of ANC 4C Commissioner Timothy Jones (4C08), more than 30 residents met with WMATA and DC gov officials to discuss what's going on. The message from neighbors as far north as Allison, south to Randolph, and from 4th across to 7th Street and along New Hampshire Avenue is incredibly consistent: the noise and shaking started mid-summer and it's getting worse.

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Pictures from the Upshur St Arts & Crafts Fair

Pictures from the Upshur St Arts & Crafts Fair

I hope everyone had a great time this weekend! The Street Fair looked great, and the hot cider being handed out at several locations was delicious. I randomly took a bunch of photos from the Fair, and posted some on Facebook -- feel free to tag yourself in those photos. 

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ATTIC DC offers unique gift cards for the local antique, boutique and home stores in DC

ATTIC DC offers unique gift cards for the local antique, boutique and home stores in DC

Local resident Tarek Anandan runs a great website called ATTIC DC, which pulls together information from the best vintage, antique, restored and artisan furniture stores in DC, Maryland and Virginia. During the holiday season, ATTIC is offering unique Gift Cards to make it easy for you to buy gifts for friends and family who share a passion for interesting and artisan home decor and clothing from the unique offerings of independent small businesses in your community. 

Learn more and support local today!

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A message of acceptance and welcome: How to print your own "glad you're our neighbor" sign

A message of acceptance and welcome: How to print your own "glad you're our neighbor" sign

The response to the "glad you're our neighbor" yard signs has been pretty amazing. When I posted to the blog we sold out. Then TV channels ran stories, and NPR did a national story. And we've been inundated with requests from across the country for signs.

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