Neighborhood in the News
In case you missed them, here are a few stories we came across this week covering the greater Tenleytown area that we thought were worth a second look.
- And you thought your electric bill was high… Local coffee shop and cafe Coffee Nature received a nearly $11,000 bill from PEPCO. That’s more than ten times the usual monthly tally. After getting over the sticker shock, owner Joseph Oh contacted Fox 5 News, which helped Oh resolve the issue pending an investigation by PEPCO. ~ DC Coffee Shop Gets Huge PEPCO Bill
- Come October visitors to Tenleytown and Friendship Heights will have to pay a little more to park on Wisconsin Avenue. Parking meter hours will extend to midnight following the DC Council’s approval of the proposal on Wednesday. ~ D.C. Council Votes to Extend Parking Meter Hours in Some of District’s Busiest Neighborhoods
- Joseph Gawler’s Sons has tended to former presidents and local residents alike with care and grace. The Washington Post shares the history of the esteemed funeral home and its role in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s funeral in this week’s Style section. ~ Street Smart: Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Friendship Heights
- Weekend Edition‘s Scott Simon visited the Wellness and Arts Center at Iona Senior Services on Albemarle Street. Through the story of one member of the Center, Simon highlights the diverse programming Iona offers, often at subsidized rates, to keep seniors connected, engaged, and healthy. ~ At Day Center For The Elderly, ‘They Have Everything’