NEW! Avalon Theatre Featured on the May 4th CityCast DC Podcast (posted 5/4)
CityCast DC features the Avalon on its May 4th podcast. It will be maintained iin its archives which is always avaailable by date of release. The 20 minute program is being touted on the CityCast DC website this way - "Avalon Theater in Chevy Chase is turning 100 this weekend. And that’s wild, because though it was founded back when neighborhood movie houses were everywhere, nowadays, theaters are struggling. But as movies moved to suburban multiplexes, the Avalon stayed put. Locals were so upset by the idea of it going away that they turned the place into a nonprofit. Avalon Board Members Bill Oberdorfer and Dan Spealman told us how they pulled it off." You can listen to it at: https://dc.citycast.fm/
NEW! Special ANC3/4G Meeting with DC's OP and DMPED on Chevy Chase Civic Core (5/4)
On Wednesday, May 10, from 7-8:45pm there will be a special public meeting of ANC3/4G to discuss OP's Draft Zoning Text Amendment for the Chevy Chase Civic Core. Staff from the Office of Planning (OP) and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) are invited and scheduled to be panelists for the discussion. This hybrid meeting will take place at the Chevy Chase Community Center or register for Zoom access. See agenda.
NEW! DDOT Releases DC Bike Map for 2023 (5/2)
The 2023 update includes new bike infrastructure, five miles of new trails including the Metropolitan Branch Trail extension to Fort Totten, a new connection to Rock Creek Park along Piney Branch Parkway, and a new signature bridge over Rock Creek at the National Zoo; as well as new Capital Bikeshare stations. The map includes all types of routes like protected bike lanes, off-street trails, and shared lanes, along with amenities such as Fix-it Stands, secure bike parking, trail access points, and more. The map can be viewed here.
NEW! WMATA's New Bus Service Vision Up for Discussion (5/1)
There are 4 upcoming workshop events to discuss Metro's new bus plans but none of the 4 are near Chevy Chase DC. Instead, there is a pop-up event at the Tenleytown–AU Metro Station on Thursday, May 18th from 3-7pm where people can go to express opinions and ask questions. If you prefer to comment on-line you can do so here. The current draft visionary map for DC can be found here. Finally, there is a 10-minute survey, called the "Better Bus Network Redesign" survey.
NEW! Conn. Ave. Bike Lane Design Changes? (4/11)
At the April 10, 2023 Committee on Transportation & the Environment, Budget Oversight Hearing (watch video) Chaired by Councilmember Charles Allen, DDOT Director Everett Lott stated "We are going back based on again, feedback and input that we have heard from stakeholders and community members about the loss of parking along the corridor, and impacts that would have for people with disabilities, accessibility type of concerns, seniors, etc, and the businesses. So, we are going back to look at potentially making a cycle track on one side of Connecticut Avenue versus having protective bike lanes on both sides and looking to see what the feasibility is for that and that will require more time, more work, but the project still has funding and it's still being supported." See full transcript.
NEW! Avalon Theatre Announces Details for May 6 Centennial Gala (4/7)
It's been 100 years in the making and now it is time for the Avalon Theatre's Centennial Celebration. It will take place on May 6 from 5:30-9:30pm at two different venues. The Film Program will be presented at the Avalon from 5:30pm-7pm. It includes: The Avalon: 100 Years, a 2023 short film to be followed by, Sherlock Jr., a classic Buster Keaton 1924 silent film with live musical accompaniment by the Andrew Simpson Ensemble featuring a world premiere score by Andrew Earle Simpson. Once the film program concludes the celebration will continue with the Centennial Gala: Food, Drink and Merriment from 7-9:30pm at the Chevy Chase Village Hall. Patron tickets are $325 which includes: ticket to both the film program and the Centennial Celebration party at Chevy Chase Village Hall, and preferred reserved seating for film program. The Program tickets are $75 and includes reserved seating for the film program. See further details and ticket information
NEW! New Restaurant, Due South, Coming to Chevy Chase's Conn Ave. (posted 4/7)
As published in EaterDC on April 6, Due South hopes to debut in its Chevy Chase DC location by the end of 2023 according to owner Bo Blair (Georgetown Events hospitality Group which includes Jetties sandwich shop and other places). Due South's Navy Yard location is known for its whiskeys and smoked meats. See full article.
NEW! June Issue of Chevy Chase News & Notes Published (6/1)
The June, 2023 issue of Chevy Chase News & Notes was recently published. Highlights from this issue include: Full results from DMPED's Chevy Chase Civic Site survey; New Capital Bikeshares Coming to Chevy Chase? Comet Ping Pong Celebrating 15 years of live music; Changes in CCCA leadership as Robert Gordon steps down as president; Dog adoption and pet costume contest for June's First Friday; It must be official, signage now up for Due South; What happened when DMPED and OP met with the community? Carnegie Call Box reveal to highlight Vera Rubin; and lots more. Please subscribe to get this cost-free and ad-free newsletter emailed to you directly when first published. Your information is never shared or used for any other purpose. Visit the Newsletter Archive for past issues.
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