History Book Raises Funds
First Printing Nearly Sold Out
Crestwood: 300 Acres, 300 Years, the book published last year as a fund-raiser for the Crestwood Citizens Association, has already sold 180 copies, earning more than $2,600 for the neighborhood.
The 130-page book tells the history of our community, with more than 200 photographs, maps, drawings, documents and news articles.
You can still purchase copies from the first printingâand the entire $20 will go to the Association. Email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org to order a copy. Or purchase on-line through Politics and Prose (www.politics-prose.com/book/v/9781624290176) orAmazon.
Talks dealing with Crestwood history are tentatively scheduled for June (in cooperation with the Alliance To Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington) and later this summer (in cooperation with Friends of Peirce Mill).
The book has been supported by a DC Community Heritage Project grant through a partnership of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office.
The Association thanks Jeff Steele, Carrie Cohen, Amanda Pezalla and the other neighbors who have been leading Crestwoodâs efforts on the DCPS school assignment issue. Thanks to George Chaconas for beautifying the area around the Crestwood signs at the foot of Mathewson Drive and installing and looking after the benches at The Point at 18th and Shepherd Streets.
Thanks most of all to the Associationâs long-serving President, Gale Barron Black, for providing the hard work, leadership and spark that have united and improved Crestwood in so many ways.
âThank you for allowing me to serve the Association. It has been my honor; and many thanks go to those who have carried the Association to this point. It is now time to pass the baton. Nominations from Association members will be taken from the floor at the annual meeting on May 21st. Please stay involved.â
16th Street Construction
With the Kalmia bridge project wrapping up, DDOT is moving on to work on the bridge that takes 16th Street over Military Road.
That construction will reduce 16th Street to one lane in each direction. There also may be times on weekends when 16th Street and/or the ramps to Military and Missouri are completely closed.
Bids for the new bridge project are due on May 21st. DDOT says the contract will be completed in July âbarring any difficulties.â The neighborhood should prepare for at least two months of delays.
New DC Driverâs Licenses
No, you donât have to rush to the DMV to get a new license. City officials have reversed themselves over the issue of new licenses that conform to the federal REAL ID law.
Your old license will remain a valid driverâs license until it expires. But there are two important points to remember.
First, a REAL ID will eventually be required for boarding airplanesâin 2016 at the earliestâand to enter some federal facilities beginning in 2015. That means you may have to get the new driverâs license earlier or count on using a US Passport or other ID.
Second, when you do renew your DC license, you will have to appear in person and bring with you more documentation than previously required. You will have to bring:
- Your current driverâs license;
- Proof of identity (such as a birth certificate or unexpired passport);
- Proof of your social security number (such as a signed Social Security card or a pay statement, W-2 or 1099 with your full name and full SSN); and
- Two documents showing your full address (such as utility bills, deed, lease, property tax bill or recent bank statement).