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ANC 1C Candidates Forum, October 18, 2012, 7:30-9:00 pm

On October 18 from 7:30-9:00 pm, the Kalorama Citizens Association and the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association will co-host an ANC 1C candidates forum. The event will be held at Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, NW.

There are eight single member districts (SMDs) in Adams Morgan (map), each one containing roughly 2,000 persons. Commissioners are unpaid volunteers, elected on a non-partisan basis for 2-year terms. The actions of an ANC are accorded “great weight” by DC Boards and Commissions.

We encourage attendance by Adams Morgan residents to come out and see and hear the candidates who will represent us for the next two years, January 1, 2013-December 31, 2014.

On October 18 from 7:30-9:00 pm, the Kalorama Citizens Association and the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association will co-host an ANC 1C candidates forum. The event will be held at Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, NW.

 

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 7 pm

Mayor Vincent Gray will be guest speaker at the February 16 meeting of the Kalorama Citizens Association. Also on the agenda is discussion of new parking rules for Ward One. The meeting starts at 7 pm at Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, NW. Other items may be added to the agenda between now and the meeting.

Denis James

Posted 2-11-2012

January 2012 KCA Meeting Moved to the 26th!

The monthly membership meeting date of the KCA for January has been changed to Thursday, January 26. This was done so that our guest speakers could be scheduled.

We have an interesting meeting planned, concentrating on some of the architectural and social history of what we now know as Adams Morgan. The meeting will have three segments:

  1. Professor Mark Mack of Howard University and Mary Belcher, KCA’s community liaison to the Walter Pierce Park Archaeology Project will provide an overview and summing up, complete with slide show, of the activities of the Project to date. Over 8,000 African Americans and Quakers were interred in the area of Pierce Park in the 1800’s.
  2. Laura Trieschmann of EHT Traceries, Inc., the local architectural history firm, will provide a talk on what makes up an Historic District or Landmark, how they become officially recognized, and discuss the three historic districts in Adams Morgan, our Landmarked buildings, and touch on other buildings of note.
  3. KCA in the past has spent much time and resources in a campaign to convince the National Zoo, part of the Smithsonian Institution, to preserve Holt House and put it to some constructive use. The Zoo’s current Master Plan does just that and plans are afoot to turn the early 1800’s mansion into a research facility. Zoo officials are invited to bring the public up to date on their planning.

 

I hope you’ll be able to attend what should be a very interesting evening.

 As usual, the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road. Go up the main front steps and bear right to the rear side.

Posted 1-19-2012

 

 

            Please make your reservations now for the annual KCA Holiday Dinner, held for the 2nd year now at The Grill From Ipanema, 1868 Columbia Road. Owner Alcy De Sousa has put together a great menu for KCA again this year. For just $25.00, choose an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert. Tip and tax not included. Cash bar. Menu in full is shown below. I hope you can join us for this KCA tradition.
            Either call me at 202 232-8829 or e-mail to denisjames@verizon.net with your reservations.

 

KCA Holiday Dinner at The Grill from Ipanema, Thursday, December 15, 2011
Happy Hour in the bar at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm
Special price of 25.00 for 1 appetizer, 1 entrée and 1 dessert

A P P E T I Z E R S

16=COXINHA DE GALINHA: Brazilian croquette stuffed with chicken and cheese, lightly breaded and fried, served with a spicy sauce.
17=BOLINHO DE BACALHAU: Cod fish croquette served with a spicy sauce.
18=MEXILHOES A CARIOCA: Half shell jumbo mussels in a leek, watercress, garlic, and butter sauce.
19=FRANGO A PASSARINHO: Crispy chicken pieces on the bone marinated in olive oil, garlic, and basil.
20=MANDIOCA FRITA COM CARNE DE SOL: Cubes of sun- dried beef with fried yucca, served with a spicy sauce.
21=ABACATE MARAJA: Half an avocado stuffed with shrimp, tomato, cilantro, onion, green pepper, and our house dressing.
22=SALADA VERDE: House green salad with lettuce, tomato, cucamber and olives.

E  N  T  R  É  E

 

25=FRANGO À COPACABANA: Grilled chicken breast served with farofa, rice, black beans, vegetables and fresh vinaigrette sauce
26=FRANGO CABO FRIO: Chicken breast sautéed in a light cream sauce with capers, onions, and parsley, served with rice and vegetables.
27=FRANGO VINÍCIUS DE MORAES: Chicken breast sautéed with five cracked peppers (very spicy) served with rice and vegetables
28=CHULETA A MINEIRA: Grilled pork chops served with rice, black beans and yucca flour pure and collard greens.
29=BIFE ACEBOLADO: Grilled beefsteak sirloin topped with sautéed onions and served with black beans, rice and vegetables.
30=LINGUINI A CABO FRIO: Linguine with chicken breast sautéed  a light cream sauce with capers, onions, and parsley, served with rice and vegetables.
31=MEXILHÃO COM LINGUINE: Large half shell green mussels with linguine. Prepared in a Wonderful leek, watercress, butter and garlic sauce.
32=SALMAO GRELHADO: Grilled fresh salmon filet in a white wine, green peppercorn, and asparagus sauce, served with sautéed vegetables, rice, and mush potatoes.
33=FEIJOADA: The Brazilian National Dish, A rich stew of black beans, dry beef, pork, sausages, and smoked meat served with rice, collard greens, farofa, and  orange.
34=SALADA MISTA COM PEITO DE FRANGO: Hearts of palm, Bermuda onion, orange, tomato, avocado, Romaine and spring mix lettuce, topping  with grilled chicken breast.

DESSERT

36=PUDIM DE COCO: Coconut flan. 37=PUDIM DE LEITE: Sweet caramel flan – 38=MOUSSE DE MARACUJA: Passion fruit mousse – 39=MOUSSE DE QUEIJO C/ CRÈME DE GOIABADA: Brazilian cheese mousse topped with melted guava sauce – 40=MOUSSE DE MANGA: Mango mousse.

Posted 12-1-2011

 

KCA NOVEMBER 17, 2011 MEETING

            There will be discussion and a likely resolution to amend the current 5 year moratorium on ABC on-premise licenses in Adams Morgan. After the April, 2008 hearing, the ABC Board in its rulemaking implementing the current moratorium suggested that the petitioning parties come back to the Board halfway through the 5 year period to place a numerical cap on the total number of licenses that would be lower than the number currently in operation. This would have a prospective effect. In the future, licenses that are cancelled, revoked, or where the operator retires and ends the business, would cease to exist under certain conditions. Thus the total number of licenses would be reduced gradually over time. The KCA was one of the petitioners along with ANC 1C and the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association.
            KCA is in discussions with the Urban Forestry Administration to establish a tree fence buy-in program for the newly expanded tree boxes on Kalorama, Wyoming, Cliffbourne, Biltmore and Columbia, so we’ll be discussing that issue.
            On our agenda last month were two items, closely linked, that time prevented us from dealing with. They were a pair of resolutions, one for each organization, the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID), the other, Adams Morgan Main Street Group (AMMSG) that would formally sever KCA’s relationship with the two organizations. I propose this action so that KCA’s voice can be clearly heard by City agencies, and not be muted or our message confused because of affiliations KCA never sought that now have little, if any, meaning. As an example, all three groups may comment to a city agency on a matter of local importance, but what is the reader of our commentary to think when he or she sees KCA’s name, and yes, even my name, listed on the stationery or the website of these other groups, yet expressing an opposite opinion to how KCA has formally resolved? I hope members will understand and support this effort to strengthen KCA.
            As usual, the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road. Go up the main front steps and bear right to the rear side door.
-Denis James
Posted 11-15-2011

 

Biltmore Street Yard Sale

The 14th Biennial Biltmore Street Yard Sale will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm in the front yards and sidewalks of participating sellers on Allen Place, Belmont, Biltmore, Calvert, Cliffbourne, Mintwood Place, 19th and 20th Streets. There are already 50 individual sales confirmed for 2011. For more information and to make sure your sale is included, contact: biltmoreyardsale@gmail.com

Posted 5-19-2011

Kalorama Citizens Association Holds At-Large City Council Candidate Forum March 17 at 7 pm

Not sure about who to support in this important election?

Come to the March 17 meeting of the Kalorama Citizens Association to see and question the candidates.

Confirmed as of this writing, in alphabetical order are:

Sekou Biddle (D)
Tom Brown (D)
Josh Lopez (D)
Patrick Mara (R)
Vincent Orange (D)
Alan Page (SG)
Jacques Patterson (D)
Bryan Weaver (D)                      

The meeting will start at 7:00 pm at Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, NW, near the corner of Kalorama and Columbia Roads.

Posted 3-14-2011

 

KCA Holiday Dinner Party at The Grill From Ipanema
Thursday, December 16, 2010, Happy Hour 6 pm – Dinner 7 pm

            The Kalorama Citizens Association
is delighted to hold our Holiday Dinner Party event at the
Grill From Ipanema, 1858 Columbia Road.

Owner Alcy De Souza has put together a wonderfully
diverse 3 course dinner menu (see below) for this event.

The cost for the dinner is just $25.00, a true bargain.
You don’t have to be a member to attend.
Tax and tip not included. Cash bar.

What: KCA Holiday Dinner Party
Where: Grill From Ipanema, 1858 Columbia Road, NW
When: Thursday, December 16. Happy Hour: 6 pm – Dinner 7 pm

Call or write me to reserve: Denis James, 202 232-8829
denisjames@verizon.net
 

Special Menu – Three Course Dinner
Choice of Appetizer, Entrée and Dessert - $25.00 per person, not including tax and tip, cash bar.

A P P E T I Z E R S
(choose one)

COXINHA DE GALINHA: Brazilian croquette stuffed w/chicken and cheese, lightly breaded & fried, served with a spicy sauce.
BOLINHO DE BACALHAU: Cod fish croquette served with a spicy sauce.
MEXILHOES A CARIOCA: Half shell jumbo mussels in a leek, watercress, garlic, & butter sauce.
FRANGO A PASSARINHO: Crispy chicken pieces on the bone marinated in olive oil, garlic, & basil.
MANDIOCA FRITA COM CARNE DE SOL: Cubes of sun- dried beef w/fried yucca, served with a spicy sauce.
ABACATE MARAJA: Half an avocado stuffed w/shrimp, tomato, cilantro, onion, green pepper, & our house dressing.
SALADA VERDE: House green salad w/lettuce, tomato, cucumber & olives.

E  N  T  R  É  E
(choose one)

FRANGO À COPACABANA: Grilled chicken breast served w/farofa, rice, black beans, vegetables & fresh vinaigrette sauce
FRANGO CABO FRIO: Chicken breast sautéed in a light cream sauce w/capers, onions, & parsley, served w/rice & vegetables.
FRANGO VINÍCIUS DE MORAES: Chicken breast sautéed w/five cracked peppers (very spicy) served w/rice & vegetables
CHULETA A MINEIRA: Grilled pork chops served with rice, black beans & yucca flour pure & collard greens.
BIFE ACEBOLADO: Grilled beefsteak sirloin topped with sautéed onions & served w/black beans, rice & vegetables.
LINGUINI A CABO FRIO: Linguine with chicken breast sautéed  a light cream sauce w/capers, onions, and parsley, served w/rice & vegetables.
MEXILHÃO COM LINGUINE: Large half shell green mussels with linguine. Prepared in a Wonderful leek, watercress, butter & garlic sauce.
SALMAO GRELHADO: Grilled fresh salmon filet in white wine, green peppercorn, & asparagus sauce, served w/sautéed vegetables, rice, & mashed potatoes.
FEIJOADA: The Brazilian National Dish. A rich stew of black beans, dry beef, pork, sausages, & smoked meat served w/rice, collard greens, farofa, & orange.
SALADA MISTA COM PEITO DE FRANGO: Hearts of palm, Bermuda onion, orange, tomato, avocado, Romaine & spring mix lettuce, topping  w/grilled chicken breast. 

DESSERT
(choose one)

PUDIM DE COCO: Coconut flan.
PUDIM DE LEITE: Sweet caramel flan.
MOUSSE DE MARACUJA: Passion fruit mousse.
MOUSSE DE QUEIJO C/ CRÈME DE GOIABADA: Brazilian cheese mousse topped with melted guava sauce.
MOUSSE DE MANGA: Mango mousse.

Posted 12-5-2010

 

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 KCA MEETING:
KCA 2011 BUDGET PRESENTATION;
18th STREET STREETSCAPE DETAILS, w/DDOT;
18TH & FLA. TRAFFIC FATALITY w/MPD, ABRA & DDOT;
A-M DAY SHOOTING OF DOG, w/MPD


As you can see from the headline above, this will be a busy and informative meeting. The Executive Committee will be presenting our budget and financial recommendations for the coming year; Karyn LeBlanc and Khalid Muhammed of DDOT will be with us to present details of the 18th Street Streetscape reconstruction; MPD Assistant Chief Pat Burke will be present to discuss the tragic, now fatal, incident at 18th & Florida where a motorist ran into two pedestrians on a traffic island there; Fred Moosally, Director of ABRA, will discuss his agency’s role in this matter, and Chief Burke will address the issue of the fatal shooting by MPD of a dog on Adams Morgan Day.

Denis James Posted 9-18-2010

KCA Summer Party, Thursday June 17th: Happy Hour with the Candidates from 6-7 pm, Dinner at 7 pm. Reserve Now !

We've expanded the Happy Hour segment of the KCA Summer Party at Perrys to run from 6-7 pm. Perrys has put together a nice menu of reduced-price drinks. Ask your server.

I've invited all the Mayoral, Ward One and At-Large Council candidates to drop in during Happy Hour to meet and greet with voters. It should be a lively time and a great chance to chat one-on-one with candidates. I've already received positive rsvps from Phil Mendelson, at-large; Marc Morgan, Republican, Ward One Council; Bryan Weaver and Jeff Smith, Democrats, Ward One Council; Leo Alexander, Democrat, Mayoral race; and "schedule-checking" replies from Vincent Gray, Democrat, Mayoral race; and Jim Graham, Democrat, Ward One Council.

Each June, KCA holds a party to celebrate the end of another year of work in the community. For a number of years now, we've been gathering at Perrys restaurant for this event. Owner and neighbor Saied Azali takes good care of us with a wonderful menu at a very reasonable price of $25.00. Tax and tip not included. Cash bar.

Perrys is located at 1811 Columbia Road, NW, at the corner of Columbia Road and Biltmore Street.

Below is this year's menu. Participants will choose one dish from each category. No need to do so in advance, just decide at the restaurant:

A                                                                                                                          
1. classic gazpacho: jumbo lump crab meat
2. path valley mixed baby romaine salad:
cabrales cheese | walnuts | piquillo pepper
3. spanish chicken croquetas:
chicken | béchamel

B
1. brava potatoes: spicy tomato | aioli
2. bunuelos de bacalao:
codfish fritters | honey aioli
3. mini grilled chorizo
mashed potatoes | garlic sauce

C
1. potage:
garbonzo & spinach stew | sofrito | paprika
2. 8 pc roll combination: chef’s choice
3. chicken chillindron:
serrano ham | piquillo pepper
4. grilled angus flat iron steak
serrano ham | piquillo pepper

D
key lime tartelette: guava nectar

Please select one item from category A, B, and C for $25 per person, the night of the event.

Extra basket of bread 1.95  - Extra basket of bread | home cured olives | virgin olive oil 2.95

Call or e-mail me for your reservations. Consider putting together a group of friends. I hope to see you there!  denisjames@verizon.net (202) 232-8829

Denis James   -   Posted June 13, 2010

 
The three Democratic candidates currently running for the Ward One City Council seat, incumbent Jim Graham and challengers Jeff Smith and Bryan Weaver, will debate at the Thursday, May 20 meeting of the Kalorama Citizens Association. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm, with the debate scheduled to run from 7:30-9:00 pm. Davis Kennedy, publisher of the Current Newspapers will moderate.
  
Please bring your questions for the candidates. All questions will be submitted on cards and presented to the candidates by the moderator.
  
The KCA will have a short program of business to conduct prior to the debate, including annual election of officers.
  
This debate is co-sponsored by the Kalorama Citizens Association and the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association.
  
What: Debate Between Primary Candidates For the Ward One City Council seat.
  
When: Thursday, May 20, 2010, meeting 7:00 pm, debate 7:30-9:00.
  
Where: Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, NW, near the corner of Kalorama and Columbia Roads.
COUNCILMEMBER JIM GRAHAM IS KCA GUEST SPEAKER OCTOBER 15, 2009

            Please join us this Thursday at 7:00 pm when Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham will be KCA's guest speaker.
            First elected to the DC Council in 1998 and re-elected in 2002 and 2006, Jim is an Adams Morgan resident. He currently chairs the Council Committee on Public Works and Transportation, which includes oversight of the Department of Public Works, The Department of Transportation, The Taxicab Commission and the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. Jim also currently serves as Chairman of the WMATA (Metro) Board.
            Also on the agenda is an update from Mary Belcher on the Walter Pierce Park Archeology Project.
When: Thursday, October 15, 7:00 pm
Where: Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, NW. Go up the main front steps and bear right to the rear side door.

- Denis James
  
Posted 10-13-2009
SEPTEMBER 24 KCA - MEETING: NOTE DATE CHANGE
        Our September, 2009 meeting will be delayed one week from our normal 3rd Thursday to Thursday, September 24th. This change was necessary due to efforts to line up guest speakers.
    At this writing, the meeting will feature various neighborhood issues: an update on what’s been happening lately with the Pierce Park Archeology Project; the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities are invited to explain the process that led to the choosing of the “Public Art” described directly above; we’ll have a Treasurer’s report, and an MPD report on crime in the neighborhood, and more. Hope to see you there!
    When: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:00 pm.
    Where: Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, NW, Washington, DC  20009. Go up the main front steps and bear right to the rear side door.

-Denis James
president@kaloramacitizens.org
Thursday, June 18, 2009, 7:00 pm
The KCA will celebrate the conclusion of another year of meetings with our annual Summer Dinner Party at Perrys Restaurant. See “News” page. Contact Denis James to make a reservation: president@kaloramacitizens.org 202 232-8829.
Thursday September 20, 2007: KCA Meeting
The meeting is Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 at Goodwill Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, side entrance, near Columbia Road. Special Guest: To Be Announced.
Thursday June 28, 2007: KCA Dinner - Last Meeting Until September
KCA will hold its traditional June party this year on Monday, June 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Perrys Restaurant, 1811 Columbia Road, NW. Instead of a normal business meeting, each year in June we gather to celebrate the arrival of summer and the end of another meeting year. The folks at Perrys have put together a three-course menu just for the KCA that is full of choice and value. So, please reserve as soon as possible so that Perrys can complete arrangements for the event. Cost of the three-course meal is $25.00. Cash bar. To make a reservation, please call Denis James at 232-8829 or email to KCA President
Thursday May 24, 2007: KCA Meeting
The meeting is Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 at Goodwill Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road, side entrance, near Columbia Road. Special Guest: Councilmember Kwame Brown.
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