On The Look Out

Rose Park Playground Design Meeting Nov.29

November 28, 2012


Mayor Vincent Gray invites residents to offer feedback for playground designs in Play DC: The Playground Improvement Project. The initiative for the largest set of playground improvements in D.C. history – is a new, multi-year, citywide project that will drive the evaluation, improvement and ongoing maintenance of the playgrounds in DPR's inventory.

The design of Rose Park Recreation Center Playground will be discussed Thursday, November 29 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Rose Park Recreation Center at 2609 Dumbarton Street in Georgetown.

The feedback sessions are taking place in two phases. The first phase – presently taking place – provides residents and children with an overview of the project and gives them an opportunity to provide feedback on what they want to see as part of the renovations for their play space. The second phase of community meetings will allow architects to present renderings of proposed playground projects based on feedback gleaned in the first round and refine their designs on the basis of further feedback.

For the full schedule of meetings, read more here.

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Shelter From the Petraeus Storm?

November 14, 2012

Former CIA Director and retired Army General David Petraeus' biographer and alleged former mistress, Paula Blackwell, has apparently taken refuge at the Mount Pleasant home of her brother, Stephen Kranz in Northwest, Washington, D.C. This according to the Washington City Paper.

Poised for a peek (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Poised for a peek

Recently, the driver's license of the West Point graduate and North Carolina resident was found in Rock Creek Park, not far from this house on Park Road. On Wednesday, there were several dark security-looking cars parked in front of the house. The media was staked out in front of the house and in the alley behind.

Stone wall at back of Kranz home (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Stone wall at back of Kranz home

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D.C. Council Winners: Mendelson and Grosso

November 7, 2012

It was a good night for D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) and At-Large Councilmember-elect David Grosso (I).

Jack Evans and Phil Mendelson (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Jack Evans and Phil Mendelson

As reported in The Washington Post, Vincent Orange (D) won his bid for reelection with 37 percent of the vote and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton won reelection to a 12th term as the city’s non-voting member of Congress. 

Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) won his third term on the council while incumbent Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 6) beat Republican Ronald Moten. Incumbents Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) were running unopposed.

Mitt Romney won (76%) The Georgetown Dish Presidential Poll.

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