ANC6A defies the norm, with a committee meeting during August. On Monday last, the 6A Transportation and Public Space Committee voted to amend the DDOT Traffic Safety Assessment for 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE, allowing DDOT to install speed humps on 3 continuous blocks: the 1600 and 1500 blocks of Isherwood Street, NE, and the 1400 block of Duncan Place, NE. Pictured: TPS Committee Chair Maura Dundon, 6A Chair Amber Gove, and committee members Keya Chattergee, Brian Alcorn, and Jeff Fletcher
Thursday afternoon, at 4 th and PA Avenue, SE. MPD shut down streets leading to the US Capitol because of a bomb threat. At approximately 9:15 that morning, a man in a black pick-up truck drove onto the sidewalk in front of the Library of Congress and told an officer on the scene that he had a bomb. Officers immediately evacuated nearby buildings, including the Library of Congress Buildings and the Cannon Office Building. The House and Senate were on recess, but some people were still working in the buildings. Some five hours later, the suspect was arrested when he voluntarily stepped out of the vehicle. Multiple federal and city agencies were involved, including the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Park Police, Supreme Court Police, the Metropolitan Police Department, and D.C. Fire and EMS.
Here’s a look at My Cake Theory on 7 th Street, SE, near Eastern Market. Owner Tiffany Lightfoot, who became famous on Food Network, creates decadent cupcakes and extravagantly creative custom designed cakes. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The website to view the menu and order on line is here: https://mycaketheory.com Instagram @mycaketheory has countless photos of her fabulous creations.
My Cake Theory at 325 7 th Street, SE.
The 6 th Street Mural Restoration Project nears completion, and ANC6B Chair Brian Ready – who allows to working on the project by himself mid-week – expects to volunteers to finish next weekend. The graffiti which has recently found its way to spaces between the paintings is scheduled to be removed by the city.
Volunteers have found it hard to work the project into their August schedules. Dawn Nelson, pictured her, is one who answered Ready’s call for volunteers on Saturday.
Three blocks away at the 3rd Street Underpass at Garfield Park, it looks like the street art crew associated with The Fridge Art Gallery on Barracks Row has been busy. Every year or so, the existing street art on the wall of the underpass is painted over and new works installed. Followers will recognize one of street artist Decoy’s signature faces.
The Week Ahead…Cannabis Festival at RFK…and Some Photos from the Past Week
by Larry Janezich
Posted August 22, 2021
Tuesday, August 24
ANC6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.
For info on how to join the meeting, go here:
Among items on the draft agenda:
Discussion of application by H Street Spirits at 1368 H Street, NE, for a Class A Retail License.
Discussion of application by Z Korner Store at 234 15
th Street, NE, for a Class B Retail License. Discussion of application by Daru at 1451 Maryland Avenue, NE, for renewal of its Class C Tavern License.
Saturday, August 28
Saturday, August 28
National Cannabis Festival, 11:00am – 8:00pm, Festival Grounds, at Lot 6/7 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St NE, Washington, D.C
Proof of full vaccination is required – masks will be encouraged.
More than 20,000 attendees expected.
“National Cannabis Festival is a yearly, one-day event held at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium festival grounds with a focus on the music, advocacy, education, and activism related to Cannabis in Washington, D.C.” Wiki.