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Mount Pleasant's Beauty Shining Through in October

I feel as though some people in the D.C. area forget about Mount Pleasant. 

It's understandable why.  Mount Pleasant is an incredibly small community surrounded by more "happening" hoods like Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park, and Woodley Park.

Mount Pleasant might not be as big as other communities in the Capital City, and it might not offer as many food and drink options as others, but, in the Fall when tree leaves change color, Mount Pleasant just might be the most beautiful place in the city.

The tall trees engulf the roads like a canopy, their leaves a collage of colors, and the scene is absolutely picturesque.  Check out some of these photos, and go visit Mount Pleasant over the next few weeks to see it for yourself.  Don’t wait until all the leaves fall off!

New Target Grocery Store Opens, Will You Shop There?

The Target located in the DC USA mall in Columbia Heights has opened up its a grocery store section.  We want to know how often you'll be shopping there.



Bring the World Home – Host an Up with People Cast Member

Chelsey Panchot of the non-profit organization Up with People sent us this notice about a unique opportunity for DC residents:

Up with People is a six-month global education organization that takes 70-100 students between 17-29 years old from about 20 different counties on a tour around the world. The purpose is to learn, experience and connect with the communities we visit. We do this by taking part in various community service projects, staying in local host families and performing in an international dynamic show.

Families in Washington, D.C. will have the unique opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes between October 14 – 25, 2010 when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Washington, D.C., a stop on their 2010 world tour.

50 States, 13 Colonies Bike Tour Rides Coming This Saturday

50 States and 13 Colonies Ride will be held this Saturday, September 25th.  The tour, presented by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, offers two courses:

  • The 50 State tour is a 60+ mile ride that goes all over the city, through all 8 wards.
  • The 13 Colonies Ride is a ride that is under 15 miles and travels throughout the 13 streets named after the original United States colonies.

Tthe cost of attending the event is $10 for WABA members and $15 for everyone else.   There are three scheduled stops on the routes, and there will even be lunch and a post-ride happy hour offered.  Check-in for both the races will begin at 8:00 am in Kalorama Park located at 1875 Columbia Road, NW.  The 50 States ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 13 Colonies ride will kick off at 9:00 a.m..

Mount Pleasant Resident David Julie Talks About the Election and How it Affects the Area

Check out the video above to see what Mount Pleasant resident David Julie had to say about why this election matters and the issues that face the Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights community as well as DC as a whole.

Columbia Heights Day Festival Displays Community Pride

The fourth annual Columbia Heights Day Festival took place on Saturday, August 28 at the Harriet Tubman elementary school on 13th Street in Columbia Heights.

The festival had food, music, activities, and incredible weather.

Check out the video above to see what locals had to say about the event.

Check out the Petworth Community Market on Friday, September 24

The Petworth Community Market will be held tomorrow, Friday, September 24, and it operates every Friday.

From 3 p.m.-7 p.m. in the middle of Georgia Avenue, 9th Street, Taylor and Upshur, the Petworth market has a variety of stands, including: