Category Archives: Notable Neighbors

Local Photographer Pays Homage to Ancient Art in New Project

Professional photographer and Tenleytown resident Stephen Voss is best known for his portraits of high-profile newsmakers. His latest project, however, is a decidedly different venture – capturing the quiet stillness of bonsai at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in the National Arboretum.

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Tenleytown Donations Give Boost to School in Burkina Faso

Last month, we told you about a Tenleytown resident who was collecting clothing to help raise funds to build a school in Burkina Faso. Well dear readers, it seems you stepped up in a big way. Due to the volume of donations received and accepted by partner organization ModaVive, Kathryn Barnes’ buildOn chapter earned a bonus donation of $1,500 from ModaVive.

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Lil Omm Gets Big Profile

Recently, local resident and business owner Pleasance Silicki was featured in UrbanFamily, a new online parenting magazine created by the team behind UrbanSitter, a website that connects parents with trusted babysitters used by others in their personal networks. The profile of Pleasance, originally published here, was a wonderful peak inside the journey and philosophy of a woman many in our neighborhood have come

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Donation Drive to Cover Babies’ Bare Necessities

One in three families struggle to afford diapers. Parents enrolled in assistance programs cannot purchase them under WIC or food stamps, which categorize them as personal hygiene products. With the average baby requiring 10 to 12 diapers a day – at a cost of $120 per month – many families are forced to make tough decisions between food and diapers. Those

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Local Photographer Winner in City Paper Contest

Tenleytown resident Stephen Voss was among six winners of the Washington City Paper‘s inaugural photography contest.  The paper selected his series “Federal Limits” out of more than 100 submissions from area photographers. Voss is a veteran photographer who has worked for major publications around the world, and photographed such luminaries as First Lady Michelle Obama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  His well-deserved

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Tenleytown Resident Named a 2013 Washingtonian of the Year

Each year, Washingtonian magazine recognizes “local heroes who help make the Washington area a better place to live.” For 2013, Tenleytown neighbor Richard “Benny” Bienvenue was acknowledged by the magazine for his two decades of service at the helm of Our House. He was among 12 DC metro area leaders receiving the magazine’s accolade. Our House is a residential job training

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