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Definitely Not the Same Kennedy Street NW We Remember From Several Years Ago

Kennedy Street NW Street Festival in Washington, DC

Several years ago, the lady and I were looking for a new place to live, eventually settling down in Capitol Hill near H Street NE. We crisscrossed the city, though, and even took a look at a place for rent on Longfellow Street NW. It’s just a block north of Kennedy Street NW, and back then, Kennedy Street NW didn’t have, let’s say, More...

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By David Gaines On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Smithsonian Folklife Festival:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Featuring Kenya was a No-Brainer for Us to Attend.

We’ve been to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival several times now. This year, though, was a special one. One of the featured countries — Kenya. Najwa in her Kenyan made dress. You can tell the More...

Paul Weber's Metro Ads
By David Gaines On Sunday, April 14th, 2013

If Only Metro Would Hire Paul Weber As Ad Campaign Director

The purpose of a PSA is to deliver an important message, but most often, that message is missed because either we already know it — “Smoking Kills,” “Don’t eat or drink on the Metro,” More...

Food Trucks in Farragut Square in Washington DC
By David Gaines On Thursday, April 11th, 2013

My Two Cents On Others’ Two Cents Re: Food Truck Regulations

When I first read the latest proposals for food truck regulations, I was speechless. As in dumbfounded. And this is supposed to appeal to who? Obviously not those who patronize the food trucks and enjoy the variety. More...

St. Elizabeth's Hospital - Washington DC
By David Gaines On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Obama’s Budget Helps Accelerate Making East of the River Be That Place To Work, Live, Play

As the lady and I consider neighborhoods to buy our first home, several have asked if we’ve considered locations East of the River. We have. But we’re not so interested. Essentially, it all comes More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Obviously I Need A Lesson In Enrolling a Child Into DC’s Charter Schools

As I patiently wait for the results of the handful of DC charter school lotteries we entered, and blogged what little I know about the DC school system, and just started to think about a plan B in case we didn’t More...

By David Gaines On Monday, March 18th, 2013

What To Do In DC That’s Family-Friendly, Free and Festive

As I was blogging about DC’s crime and education, I knew in the back of my mind that my brother probably won’t be moving into the actual District of Columbia. With a family of five, he and his family More...

DC Charter School Enrollment Chart
By David Gaines On Monday, March 18th, 2013
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Just Starting Our Education on DC’s Schools

Of course, if you’re moving to DC with kids, you want to know about the schools. And once you start to do your research, you’ll start to have more questions than answers. It is understood that Washington, More...

DC Homicides Since 1991
By David Gaines On Monday, March 18th, 2013

Should Transplants Be Worried About DC Being Murder Capital?

One of the first things you want to know about Washington, DC, especially if you have three little ones, is the crime rate. And one of the first things you’ll hear about Washington, DC, especially from people More...

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Washington DC 2013 Hurley Dancers
By David Gaines On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington DC

The ladies and I did our annual trip to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: More...