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  • Writer's pictureFrank Finamore

From Frank ... enjoying the gems in our neighborhood.

A pause in the rain this week allowed for a beautiful tour of the Tregaron Conservancy for a number of Village members. Our guide was Tamara Belt, award-winning landscape designer, vice-chair of the Conservancy, and a Woodley Park neighbor. Tamara walked us through Ellen Biddle Shipman’s original design, pointed out the restoration efforts underway today and explained how the Conservancy is addressing climate change. It was a delightful hour of horticultural intrigue as we navigated around the lily pond, listening to the occasional groans of the resident American bullfrog. If you’ve not yet explored this neighborhood gem, it’s worth the trip and is easily accessed through either Macomb Street or Klingle Road entrances.

June's calendar has much to offer

We have a number of exciting events planned for June and hope to see you at some or all:

  • DC Pride Event at St. Matthew’s Church (near the SW Waterfront) at 6pm on Thursday, June 16th. Register here.

  • Mini golf at East Potomac Park on Tuesday, June 21 at 2pm.

  • Docent-led tour of the National Postal Museum on Thursday, June 23 at 11:30 followed by an lunch on the patio of the Dubliner near Union Station.

  • The Road to Recovery webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 4pm. Jennifer Brown of Seabury Resources for Aging will outline the steps involved in preparing for elective surgery (hip or knee replacement, etc.) through post-op rehab or home care.

Finally, if you’re not yet a member, I hope you’ll join us for an informational session on membership on Wednesday, June 15th at 1pm. Learn about our two types of membership and all that we offer. The session will be on the patio of Woodley Park Towers (near the intersection of Devonshire and Connecticut Avenue). Light refreshments will be served.

Frank Finamore is Executive Director of the Village



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