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Get your Festival tickets, wine corks and Salon tickets today!
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9/1/2017
Tickets sales have started for the Fall Harvest Festival, Wall of Wine Auction & Salons

Log on to the Fall Harvest Festival website pronto to get the best selection of Salon tickets as well as festival tickets and numbered corks for the Wall of Wine (WOW) auction at the Village's Mini-Gala, the October 2 Fall Harvest Festival.
Fall Festival planning gears up
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8/14/2017
The nine-member steering committee for the Village's fall fundraiser is deep into planning the October 2 event at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Hot fun at cool ice cream social
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8/7/2017
The Village gathers for this annual summer event to celebrate from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday, August 10, at St. Paul's Church. Join us and get to know our newest members. You can also connect with old friends and talk with other Villagers and volunteers that you may not know.
Exciting programs ahead
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7/31/2017
The Program Committee has been hard at work planning a number of special programs for August and beyond. Attending Village programs is a great way to meet fellow members and make new friends.
You can now donate a car, boat, motorcycle to the Village
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7/24/2017
The Village is now able to take tax-deductible charitable donations of used cars, motorcycles and boats. Here's how it came to be.
Have you thought about volunteering?
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7/17/2017
Have You Thought About Volunteering?

I grew up in a small town in southern Virginia. It was the kind of place where everyone looked after each other. My father was a doctor who, after a full day at the office, spent many evenings making house calls to sharecroppers out in the county. They didn't have cars, and so couldn't bring their family into town for medical attention or delivery of their babies.
Here's an update on our grant progress
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7/10/2017
Villagers,

This week I would like to update everyone on the tremendous effort and work that our board members, volunteers and staff are doing on behalf of the Social Engagement Grant. As you know, our Village was awarded a grant by the DC Office on Aging (DCOA) to identify seniors who are potentially less socially engaged than they might be and develop ways to help.
Independence: Can you put a price on it
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7/3/2017
Have you ever felt like your world was spinning out of control? One morning I got out of bed, and my world actually was. Spinning.

I couldn't drive my car for the next two months.

During the first few of weeks of this prolonged case of vertigo, I worked around the inconvenience by relying on friends and relatives who drove me to doctors and fetched our groceries. Before long, I became embarrassed at my lack of independence, and grew reluctant to keep asking for help as life all too slowly retuned to normal.

What I needed was a Village.
From the president: Village needs drivers right now!
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6/26/2017
The Village needs volunteers to drive Village members to doctor's appointments and other engagements. Those with a car and valid driver's license should call today.
Village has new leaders for 2017-18
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6/17/2017
The Village board has selected new officers, board members and committee chairs for the coming year.
Village Holds Kick-Off Knitters Group Meeting
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4/13/2017
At the Village's kick-off knitters group meeting on April 11, Village volunteer Claire Wagner showed us how to cast on stitches and wrap yarn around a needle to make a knit stitch.
Village Brings Members Together for “The Unbelievable Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee”
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4/6/2017
On Thursday, March 30, the Village hosted more than 100 members and guests for “The Unbelievable Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee."
Dr. Jen Wolfe Presents at Village Program on Medication Safety
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4/5/2017
On Monday, April 3rd, Dr. Jen Wolfe, a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, gave a presentation to Village members.
Foggy Bottom West End Village Announces New Executive Director
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3/28/2017
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) today announced that Leigh Sempeles will join FBWEV as the organization’s new Executive Director.
HALF DOZEN CHEFS STAR AT VILLAGE GALA
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8/30/2016
FBWE Village's Gala will feature six Star Chefs. Each featured chef will appear and speak briefly from the Gala's podium. They will plate and serve their tasting dish.
Collecting Art Works with Andrew Robison, Senior Curator at the National Gallery
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8/29/2016
Learn about collecting art works with Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery
Cocktails with Michael Santoro, executive chef at Watergate Hotel
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8/29/2016
Watergate Hotel Executive Chef Michael Santoro will be at a salon from 7 to 9 pm on March 8, 2017 at the home of Myrna Fawcett in the penthouse suite overlooking The Point at Watergate West. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
Recover from the 2016 election with Mark Shields
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8/23/2016
Recover from the 2016 election with political pundit Mark Shields at the home of Molly Sinclair McCartney.
Have Brunch with Ris Lacoste
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8/23/2016
At this brunch Salon you'll not only meet Ris Lacoste, chef, RIS, you'll eat some of her creations as she is catering the event.
Tour of Brumidi Corridor Restoration, US Capitol
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8/23/2016
Christiana Cunningham-Adams, a fine art conservator, will take participants on a personal tour of the restoration work on the historic Brumidi Corridors in the US Capitol.
What's happening at the Washington National Opera
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8/23/2016
Learn all about what's happening at the opera at this Salon with Andrew Jorgensen, the Director of Artistic Planning and Operations at Washington National Opera at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Meet Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith
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8/23/2016
Meet Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, then attend an invitation-only dress rehearsal of "The Little Foxes" at Arena Stage.
FBWE Village Celebrates DC’s Restaurant Week
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8/19/2016
Washington DC’s Restaurant Week is an excellent way to test new restaurants and meet new friends, and the FBWE Village took full advantage of the opportunity.
Straight talk about the economy that you'll actually enjoy
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8/16/2016
Economist Jared Bernstein to speak at Village Salon.
Dan Balz Returns to FBWE Village Salon
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8/8/2016
Daniel J. Balz, Washington Post’s chief political correspondent is one of the FBWE Village salon celebrities back by popular demand.
Ris Lacoste stars at Taste Gala
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7/24/2016
Everything you need to know about Ris Lacoste, who is the culinary advisor for the FBWEV Taste of the Neighborhood.
Villagers plan 2016 Gala
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7/18/2016
Steering committee plans Sept. 7 Gala.
2016 Gala tickets on sale now
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7/18/2016
2016 Gala tickets on sale now
Farmer's Marketing - A Tasty Visit
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7/18/2016
On July 13, for the first time, FBWEV was able to join our community’s weekly Farmer’s Market where several of our Villagers greeted both frequent and new shoppers from our neighborhood and beyond.
FBWEV Weighs in on the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
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6/29/2016
FBWEV Weighs in on the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
FBWE Village Begins Search for New Executive Director
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6/16/2016
As a result of Bob McDonald’s announced retirement effective September 3, Foggy Bottom West End Village is beginning a search for a new Executive Director.
Former Civil Rights Prosecutor Recounts the Rodney King Case
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5/25/2016
Former federal civil rights prosecutor Barry Kowalski kept over a dozen Villagers engaged in his recounting of the Rodney King police brutality case in Los Angeles 25 years ago.
Mark Russell Featured by the Foggy Bottom West End Village
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5/17/2016
On Thursday evening, May 12, the dining hall of St. Paul’s Parish on K Street was transformed into a musical comedic lounge reminiscent of a popular showroom at the Shoreham Hotel of an earlier era.
FBWEV Joins in the Celebration of American Prints
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5/11/2016
On May 11th several FBWE Village members listened to Dr. Eric Denker, a Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, talk about a recently opened exhibit, Three Centuries of American Prints.
The Village Welcomes Deborah Zuckerman
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4/28/2016
?The Foggy Bottom West End Village has hired Deborah Zuckerman as a Senior Program Specialist to implement and oversee a grant-funded program to study social isolation and its health effects on Villagers.
FBWEV Tours American University’s Gardens
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4/20/2016
DC’s own American University’s Arboretum and Gardens encompasses the entire 84-acre campus with more than 2,500 trees - over 130 species and varieties.
FBWEV Declutters
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4/20/2016
Everyone has “stuff,” and FBWEV members are of the generation that may have more than most.
Volunteer Appreciation Event
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4/8/2016
On Monday evening, April 4, the Village sponsored a Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour at the Cafe Deluxe restaurant. The event brought together 30 volunteers who serve the Village either by providing services to our members or by working with the organization itself.
FBWEV Conducts the Third Annual Cherry Blossom Walk
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3/31/2016
?Living in Washington DC has its advantages and on March 31st several Village members exercised one of them by participating in an annual Cherry Blossom walk.
Website Tutorial
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3/2/2016
Several Villagers who leaped into a tour of FBWEV’s web site on Feb. 29 commented that the 30 minute one-on-one tutorial was “informative”, with “nuggets of good information,” and that they “had no idea how much info is on our site.”
FBWEV Members Preview Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Films
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2/19/2016
On February 18th several members of the FBWEV Film Group were treated to a special showing of all the 2016 Oscar nominated documentary short films.
Foggy Bottom West End Village Receives Grant for Subsidized Memberships
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1/19/2016
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) received a grant of $4,000 from a local non-profit organization to help provide reduced fee memberships for lower-income women.
Foggy Bottom West End Village Receives Grant to Reduce Social Isolation
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1/27/2016
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) has received a grant of $10,000 from The Cloudbreak Foundation to implement a program to reduce the social isolation of the Village's most vulnerable, frail, and isolated members.
Spy Museum Tour
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1/18/2016
A group of Villagers enjoyed a guided tour of the Spy Museum, led by Villager Rick Schroeder.
FBWE Village Celebrates the New Year with the Third Annual Potluck Dinner
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1/15/2016
Celebrating the New Year with the Potluck
FBWEV Celebrates the Season
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12/10/2015
For the second year the Walkie Talkie Affinity Group of the FBWE Village hosted a walk to the National Christmas Tree.
Renwick Gallery's Opening Exhibition
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12/9/2015
Foggy Bottom West End Villagers toured the Renwick Gallery's opening exhibition "WONDER" and found that it is not false advertising - it is indeed appropriately named!
FBWEV Discusses Sleep Hygiene
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12/7/2015
On December 1, Marti Bailey, Director of Sibley Senior Association and Community Health at Sibley Memorial Hospital, discussed the benefits of a good night's rest.
Understanding Home Health Care
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11/17/2015
On November 17th more than 20 FBWEV members attended a presentation/question and answer session by Dawn Seek, Director of Operations for Home Care Assistance which outlined the different types and costs for home health care.
Foggy Bottom West End Village Launches the FBWEV Legacy Society
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11/10/2015
On November 10, 2015, the Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) announced the formation of the FBWEV Legacy Society to honor and recognize members, family, friends and all individuals in the community who have generously remembered the FBWE Village in their estate plans.
FBWEV Learns How to View the Masters
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10/26/2015
On October 21st FBWE Villagers were treated to a private tour of the National Gallery of Art by Dr. Eric Denker.
FBWEV Participates in Elder Fraud Discussions
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10/22/2015
The Foggy Bottom West End Village and the Foggy Bottom Association joined to host an elder fraud prevention program on October 21st.
FBWEV and a Taste of Elegance
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10/20/2015
Foggy Bottom West End Village arranged a docent-led tour of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood mansion for members on October 13th.
FBWEV learns the “Do’s and Don’ts” of Good Nutrition
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10/12/2015
On October 7th Dr. John Whyte coached members of the FBWE Village on how to adjust their nutritional intake by suggesting that they consume fewer calories, drink more water, include more fish in their diet, and get between 6-8 hours of sleep.
Village President: "It takes a Village to throw a Gala"
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9/14/2015
Speech by Village President Susan Haight welcoming guests to the FBWE Village's first fundraising Gala on Sept. 12.
Hob nob with DC celebs at Village Salons
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9/3/2015
The celebrity salons, which will be hosted by Village members in their homes, will take place between mid-September and early December.
Silent auction open for business on Gala web site
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8/28/2015
We're now offering more than 35 silent auction items on our Gala web site in our Auction Catalog. We've selected items for travel, dining, entertainment and sports with an eye to the tastes of FBWE Village members and their friends.
FBWEV Goes Behind the Scenes Of Designing Exhibits For The National Gallery Of Art
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8/26/2015
On August 25th more than 20 membors of the FBWE Village were treated to a behind the scenes view of how the world-class exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art are designed and produced.
Sign up now to get up close and personal with some big DC names
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8/26/2015
Want to have some face time with a celebrity who's a top name in Washington theater, music or journalism?
Time's a'wastin'! Buy your Gala tickets now!
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8/24/2015
Our September 12th fundraising Gala is going to be lots of fun -- music, auctions, games, spending time with old friends -- and to be a part of it, you need to buy a ticket.
Reserve your Mardi Gras Poker chances now to win an iPad in September
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8/14/2015
As one of the highlights of the Village Gala, we will be giving away a brand new iPad Air 2 to the winner of our Mardi Gras Poker game.
FBWEV Puts a Cherry on the Top of an Ice Cream Social
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8/11/2015
More then 35 members attended and ice cream sundaes were created and consumed by all.
U.S. House of Representatives Tour
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8/9/2015
A number of Villagers experienced an “insider’s” tour of the US Capitol on Friday morning, August 6.
Wonder why we need a fundraiser?
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8/5/2015
The September 12 fundraising gala that the Foggy Bottom West End Village is sponsoring has prompted many people to ask: Why do you need a fundraiser?
Villagers Attend Another Successful Author Talk
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7/30/2015
Author David Pietrusza was welcomed by a full house for his talk to Villagers about his forthcoming book "1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR: Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal and Unlikely Destiny."
FBWE Villagers Explore the Mind and Memory Loss
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7/23/2015
On Tuesday, July 21st over 30 members attended a lively presentation and discussion on memory and how to recognize the need for medical help.
The FBWEV "Qi Gongsters’ are going strong!
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7/23/2015
The dozen or so and growing number of Villagers who are exploring this form of ancient Chinese exercise have already seen improvements in just a few short weeks.
FBWEV Visits the Portrait Gallery and Compares Exhibits
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7/15/2015
Member Lorna Grenadier provides a tour to the de Kooning portraits.
A Message from 2015 Gala Co-chairs
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7/5/2015
Our first major fundraising event in September 2015.
Our Mardi Gras in September Gala To Be Held at Scene of Historic Cafritz Soirees
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6/26/2015
You have the chance to visit the scene of those Cafritz soirees when you attend the “Mardi Gras in September” gala being organized by the Foggy Bottom West End Village.
FBWE End Village Highlighted in CCTV America Segment
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6/23/2015
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) was highlighted in a video segment featured on China Central Television (CCTV) – America.
FBWEV tours the Daughters of the American Revolution’s National Headquarters
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6/16/2015
Taking advantage of their home town, several FBWE Villagers toured the DAR National Headquarters on June 17th.
Raise money by talking to merchants you know
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6/9/2015
The Village is planning our first ever fundraising gala, "Mardi Gras in September" and we have a great need for services to auction off before and during the event.
Our first major fundraising event in September
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6/9/2015
We’re holding the FBWE Village’s first major fundraising event on Sept. 12 at the Field School in Northwest Washington. It’s called “Mardi Gras in September – And All That Jazz.”
Fall Risk Assessment
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6/8/2015
Tori Goldhammer brought her extensive experience as a occupational therapist and fall prevention advocate to inform almost 20 Villagers on why we fall and what we can do to prevent it.
FBWEV Captures the Spirit of Lincoln
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4/24/2015
On Wednesday, April 22, members of the FBWE Village toured the Lincoln Cottage in Washington, DC as the 150th anniversary remembrance of his death drew to a close.
FBWE Village Celebrates Spring and the Cherry Blossoms
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4/17/2015
On a mild Wednesday afternoon, April 15th, several FBWEV members met to walk the cherry blossoms and celebrate the arrival of spring in Washington, DC.
FBWEV and Legal Directives
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4/14/2015
Attorney Myrna Fawcett, a specialist in elder law walked more than 30 Villagers through checklists for developing advanced directives, and financial and healthcare power of attorneys’.
FBWEV and The Grand Gesture of Russian Concert Music
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4/9/2015
The Village is grateful to the Kennedy Center for providing Villagers the opportunity to experience these enlightening and enjoyable talks by Saul Lilienstein.
FBWEV is in the Picture
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4/7/2015
On April 6th FBWE Villagers were treated to a lecture by village volunteer, Nancy Breslin, a DC-based artist and instructor.
Art and Satire -- How We View the World
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4/1/2015
Alan Fern, an expert in prints, photographs, and portraiture, enlightened two dozen FBWE Villagers on the delights and dangers of humor and satire in art.
FBWEV and All That Jazz
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3/27/2015
Jazz pianist extraordinaire, John Eaton, charmed and entertained over 100 delighted Village members and their guests on Tuesday evening, March 24th.
FBWEV Hits The Lanes
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3/20/2015
On March 14th FBWEV held its 2nd Annual Village Bowling Extravaganza at the upscale "Pinstripes" in Washington, DC.
Ikebana Demonstration
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3/17/2015
On a rainy March 10, Jane Redmon, our Sensei (teacher), created five unique arrangements that brought color, imagination, and amazement to the 20 Villagers attending.
Historian C.R. Gibbs on the Underground Railroad
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3/16/2015
Noted historian C.R. Gibbs delivered the lecture to 17 Villagers on March 12.
FBWEV Remembers it Well
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3/11/2015
On March 9th, FBWEV members attended an interactive session on memory.
Beethoven and the Stirring of the Romanticism
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3/3/2015
Saul Lilienstein's lecture on Beethoven and the Stirring of the Romanticism Spirit.
Qi Gong Demonstration
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2/24/2015
Twenty hardy Villagers attended a Qi Gong demonstration conducted by Tyrone Cave, an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong at Iona Senior Services.
Cybersecurity: Why it Matters
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2/21/2015
Students from The George Washington University's CyberCorp Program gave a presentation on Cybersecurity to 15 Villagers on Wednesday evening, Feb. 11.
Tour of Kreeger Museum
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2/12/2015
Twenty-two Villagers met on Tuesday, February 10, for a tour of the Kreeger Museum.
FBWEV Learns How to Write a Memoir
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2/5/2015
Author Nina Sichel designed a workshop specifically for the FBWE Village for new as well as experienced writers.
Food Finds
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1/22/2015
During a unique program on Jan. 21 called “Food Finds,” author Peggy Engel told the stories of vendors of specialty mail order foods from around the country.
Foggy Bottom West End Village Selected to Participate in National Evaluation of Villages
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1/22/2015
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) has been selected as one of 20 Villages nationwide to participate in a National Evaluation of Villages Feasibility Study, conducted by the University of California Berkeley in partnership with the Village to Village Network Research Committee.
FBWEV Learns the IN’S and OUT’S of Social Media
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1/13/2015
Pam Holland of the firm Tech Moxie spoke to more than 30 Villagers about the pros and cons of opening a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. or Vine Co account.
FBWE Village Celebrates the New Year and Village Volunteers
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1/6/2015
On December 30th more than 70 Villagers attend the second annual Pot Luck Dinner to celebrate the New Year and to acknowledge all Village volunteers.
FBWEV National Christmas Tree Walk
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12/11/2014
The FBWEV Walkie Talkies Affinity Group led Villagers on a walk to see the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree on the White House Ellipse at President's Park on Wednesday, Dec. 10th.
Variety in programming to expand in 2015
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12/9/2014
Not a week goes by without Villagers engaging in programs – wellness workshops, arts and cultural experiences, coffee klatches, happy hours, author talks or garden tours, to name a few. By the end of 2014, the Village will have hosted approximately 213 programs and ongoing affinity group meetings, representing nearly 1,000 total “attendance.”
Membership Renews and Grows
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12/9/2014
The Foggy Bottom West End Village had a lot to celebrate this year. Memberships grew 40% during our first year and 94% of the memberships were renewed, including several who chose to increase their annual membership from one to three years and individual members who were joined by their spouses.
Film group gets two thumbs up
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12/9/2014
In August 2014, the Village started the monthly Adventures in Film discussion group that has become very popular. Based at the West End Cinema, 2301 M Street, this affinity group gives members the chance to see an interesting movie, then discuss it with a group of neighbors. Plus you get popcorn!
Meditating on Mondays
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12/9/2014
On Monday afternoons, a group of Villagers gather in the Guild Room at St. Paul’s to practice meditation.
FBWE Villagers Consider The New Normal
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12/9/2014
Amitai Etzioni, Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University, gave a presentation on his new book, The New Normal, on December 3rd and argued that societies must find a way to balance individual rights and the common good.
437 Hours of Volunteer Service
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12/5/2014
We now have data on a full year of the volunteer services that have been provided to our Standard Members. From October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014, we had 293 service requests from our members. These requests resulted in 437 hours of service being provided by our great team of volunteers.
Volunteer Profile: Tom Sullivan
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12/2/2014
A Foggy Bottom resident for the past four years, Tom Sullivan has served as the volunteer website manager for the FBWE Village since before the official launch of the organization.
Holiday Cards 2014
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11/21/2014
A Special Note from Village Program Committee Chair and Board Member Beverly Gyllenhaal.
Foggy Bottom West End Village Reaches 93% Membership Renewal
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11/21/2014
After one year of operation The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) is pleased to announce that 93% of its current members renewed their membership.
Posture Class for Villagers
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11/19/2014
Over 20 Villagers braved the winds on November 18 to attend a workshop conducted by Dr. Caroline Buths, a physical therapist with Sports and Spinal PT/DC here in the West End.
FBWEV Learns What It Means to be Stateless in Shanghai
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11/13/2014
Dr. Liliane Willens of Washington, author of” Stateless in Shanghai”, gave FBWE Villagers her eyewitness account of what it means to be Stateless in a foreign country in turmoil.
A Special Note from Village Program Committee Chair and Board Member Beverly Gyllenhaal
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11/7/2014
On a recent Wednesday afternoon Villagers got together for a “Holiday Card Workshop” led by members Jackie Durham and Bobbie Hertzfeldt. We were cutting out Santas and snowmen, making stunning greeting cards to share with clients at Miriam’s Kitchen. But it turns out that something else essential was happening, too.
FBWEV Gets a Jump on Preparing for the Holidays
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11/6/2014
The FBWEV Health and Wellness Series held its eighth session on Nov. 6th on beating the Holiday Blues.
Villagers treated to NSO rehearsal
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11/3/2014
Again this season, by special arrangement with the Kennedy Center, Villagers were treated to an Open Rehearsal of the National Symphony Orchestra free of charge.
Villages Make National News
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10/20/2014
This Sunday’s (October 19th) CBS Sunday Morning senior news correspondent Rita Braver reported on the challenging picture of caring for older adults by highlighting the Village Movement as a growing source for local senior services.
FBWEV Attends GW Block Party
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10/20/2014
On Sunday, October 19th, FBWEV members braved the winds and sudden cold to man a membership table at the annual George Washington University Block Party.
FBWEV Gets to the “Core” of Things
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10/16/2014
On October 14th FBWEV members learned from Dr. Kerry Susser, of Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy how to strengthen their core muscles to help improve functional movement, increase stability, and enhance posture.
FBWEV Celebrates The Renovated Washington Monument and Portrait Gallery Installation
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10/14/2014
On a beautiful fall day, October 9th , more than twenty FBWE Villagers walked to the Washington Monument, rode to the top, and along with a historical tour, viewed the much publicized grand art installation by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada.
FBWEV’s 7th Health and Wellness Lecture
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10/13/2014
The 7th session of the Foggy Bottom West End Village Health and Wellness series on "Understanding What Home Care Is and Is Not " took place on October 9th in the Village offices.
AU Arboretum Tour
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10/8/2014
The Village’s fall tour of American University’s Arboretum and Gardens was organized by Villager Sue Headlee, Associate Professor Emerita of Economics at AU.
Barnes Museum Visit
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9/16/2014
On Saturday, September 13 a group of 11 FBWE Villagers took a day trip to Philadelphia to view The Barnes Collection in its new inner-city location.
FBWEV Discovers Their Family Tree
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10/7/2014
On October 7th, Villagers were treated to a beginner’s workshop taught by long time amateur genealogist, George Arnstein.
FBWEV Takes to the Dance Floor
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9/12/2014
On September 12th, over 12 Village members followed the instructions of Melissa Collins in exercises based on ballroom dancing especially the Rumba.
FBWEV Hosts Community Meeting on the Renovation of the DC Central Library
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10/1/2014
The FBWE Village, along with other civic organizations, hosted a lively discussion about the possibilities surrounding the renovation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library at St Paul’s Parish on K St. on the evening of Sept. 30th.
Villagers follow the Fall bird migration
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9/23/2014
On Saturday, September 20, a group of Villagers went on a bird-watching excursion on Theodore Roosevelt Island, located in the Potomac River adjacent to the Kennedy Center.
FBWEV Participates in fall cleanup of St. Paul’s Parish Garden
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9/21/2014
On Sept 20th, FBWEV Members and Volunteers helped the parishioners of St. Paul’s Parish with the fall planting of their gardens.
Low Hearing Session
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9/6/2014
On Thursday, September 4th, FBWE Village held its sixth health and wellness session on low hearing.
Summer Happy Hour
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9/3/2014
While many of our Villagers have left town for destinations far and wide such as Menton, France, Chautauqua, New York, and the Massachusetts Berkshires, those of us who remain in D.C. have been determined to show that there remains an active and interesting social life in Washington in August, especially if you are a Villager.
News from the Director
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8/13/2014
On September 3rd, I will be celebrating one year since I began working for the Foggy Bottom West End Village. My, how time flies!
More help for those who need it
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8/11/2014
The Village volunteer program is about to move to the next level of service, adding a Village Friends program and Quick Response Team to help members who need more than just help with routine tasks, and partnering with a local home care firm to help members line up reliable care.
Members talk about services
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8/11/2014
Liesbeth Boxman, who lives on 25th Street, describes her experience with Village volunteer services as "fantastic."
Foggy Bottom West End Village Receives Grant for Subsidized Memberships
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8/11/2014
The Village has received a grant of $3,000 from a local non-profit organization to provide six reduced fee memberships for lower-income individuals.
Villagers at our Meditation Workshop make space for silence
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8/11/2014
It was billed as a talk about Mindfulness Meditation, but for much of our afternoon gathering on August 7, all was quiet. Extremely quiet!
Hudson River Art
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8/11/2014
On August 8, long-time Foggy Bottom resident Maryann Friedman graciously invited about 15 Villagers to view her collection of almost 40 Hudson River School paintings.
Village Needle Crafts Enthusiasts Attend Afternoon Tea
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8/1/2014
It was an elegant “Show and Tell” when Village needle crafters gathered on Tuesday, July 29, at the Foggy Bottom home of Villager Jackie Durham.
July Happy Hour
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7/26/2014
The crowd at the Village’s July Happy Hour at Circle Bistro certainly put a lie to the oft-repeated saying that “no one is in DC in July.”
Villagers continue adventures in eating
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6/10/2014
Trying something new, on June 4th the FBWE Village organized a “cheap eats” outing for all those interested. Cheap Eats is a new program were participants can have lunch and great conversation for under $10.
FBWE Villagers rock out at the US Navy Band Concert
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7/24/2014
On a delightful Tuesday evening several Villagers attended one of the U.S Navy Band outdoor concerts which highlighted naval history and heritage.
FBWEV and Shakespeare’s Birthday
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7/11/2014
On July 10th Villagers toured the National Portrait Gallery with Shakespeare and his work in mind.
FBWEV Support for Caregivers
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7/10/2014
On Wednesday, July 9th, FBWE Villagers tackled a most difficult subject in the fourth Health & Wellness series — Elements of Caregiving.
FBWEV Visits the US Senate Private Dining Room
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7/9/2014
Lucky souls invited to lunch in the Senate Private Dining Room inside the Capitol wondered if they would rub elbows with some of Washington’s top newsmakers.
FBWEV and Arts in Foggy Bottom
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6/30/2014
Foggy Bottom West End Villagers were joined on a gorgeous Saturday morning in Historic Foggy Bottom by Villagers from Dupont Circle and Georgetown who had been invited to join us for a tour of Arts in Foggy Bottom’s fourth Outdoor Sculpture Biennial exhibition.
Home Care Assistance Supports Foggy Bottom West End Village
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6/27/2014
Home Care Assistance, D.C.’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to work with Foggy Bottom West End Village to achieve their joint mission of helping residents live happy, healthier lives at home.
A Matter of Balance for FBWEV
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6/26/2014
Six Villagers completed the ten week balance series designed and led by Dr. Jason Dring, physical therapist with Iona’s Wellness Program and faculty member at GWU PT Department.
FBWE Village Hosts a Health & Wellness Lecture on Low Vision
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6/20/2014
A lecture on low vision, and ways to adapt to its challenges (the third lecture in the FBWEV Health & Wellness series) was held on Tuesday, June 18th.
FBWEV Tours the Union Market
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6/17/2014
On Friday Villagers attended a private tour of Union Market led by Market Manager Neil Dundee.
Dumbarton Oaks and Cafe Divan
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6/11/2014
Our June 11, FBWE Village excursion to Dumbarton Oaks followed by lunch at nearby Cafe Divan was a delight for the senses!
U.S. Marine Band Performance
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6/2/2014
It was a clear evening on Friday, May 30 as FBWE Villagers ventured to Capitol Hill to hear the “President’s Own” Marine Band perform rousing music and to view Marines doing a silent drill, tossing and twirling 10 lb. rifles while marching in configurations that would have made the Radio City Rockettes take notice.
Congressman John Lewis Speaks to the Village
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5/27/2014
Over 50 people from the community including many FBWE Villagers gathered Tuesday night, May 20, at St. Paul’s Parish on K Street to hear Congressman John Lewis talk about “Civil Rights Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
FBWE Villagers take in a Memorial Day ball game
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5/26/2014
Through the generosity of Village Board member, Carl Vacketta, the two Village members who won the Village Open House raffle attended a ball game on Memorial Day 2014.
FBWEV Walks the Great Outdoors
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5/21/2014
On May 21, a dozen Villagers visited the unique urban arboretum and gardens encompassing the entire 84-acre campus of American University.
National Zoo Tour
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5/20/2014
It was a beautiful Monday morning when Villagers arrived for a tour of the Great Ape House at the National Zoo.
Foggy Bottom West End Village Receives Tax-Exempt Status
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5/16/2014
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) received word this week that their application for non-profit tax exempt status was approved by the Internal Revenue Service.
FBWEV Throws an Open House
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5/14/2014
Despite the rainstorms, FBWEV had a very good turnout of Village members, volunteers, and neighbors from the community for its Open House on Saturday, May 10th.
Villagers find bird-watching abundance nearby
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5/11/2014
On Saturday, May 3, a group of 10 Villagers went on a bird-watching excursion on Theodore Roosevelt Island, located in the Potomac River adjacent to the Kennedy Center.
Wellness Series with Dr. James Cooper
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5/8/2014
Twenty-five FBWE Villagers attended Dr. James Cooper’s May 8 lecture on fostering healthy minds as we age.
FBWEV Lights up the Field—A Magical Night at the Opera
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5/5/2014
The Washington National Opera’s production of The Magic Flute was amazing to see on a big screen at Washington Nationals Ballpark.
Join us now!
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4/30/2014
Even though FBWEV at six months is in its infancy compared to some other Villages in the DC area, FBWE Villagers already feel a broader sense of community while enjoying a variety of individual programs and services.
The Village has a home!
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4/29/2014
Our first home is a spacious light-filled office on the lower level of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2430 K Street NW, Washington DC. It’s a big step from operating out of members’ homes and borrowed meeting places.
Villagers Celebrate the Arrival of Spring
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4/15/2014
On April 11th, several Villagers accepted the invitation of the FBWEV Affinity Group, the Walkie Talkies, and walked the 4.1 miles to and from the Tidal Basin to see the Nation’s Cherry Blossoms at their peak.
FBWEV Starts Their Balancing Act
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4/29/2014
On April 22nd, 13 members of FBWEV attended the first of 10 sessions conducted by Dr. Jason Dring, a physical therapist.
Lunch at Rasika West
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4/28/2014
Good conversation is never a challenge when the Lunch Bunch gathers, and that was certainly the case at our April 23 Lunch at Rasika West.
Staying vertical
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4/28/2014
Guest column by Tori Goldhammer, a local occupational therapist who specializes in home modifications to increase home accessibility, to improve participation in functional tasks, and to decrease fall risks.
Six months of services
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4/28/2014
On October 1, 2013, we opened our doors and began creating this experience called “the Village.” Previous to that day, I had read a lot about the village movement, had multiple conversations with people in other villages, had attended one national conference, and had volunteered for Dupont Circle Village for a year and a half.
American Ballet Theatre Dress Rehearsal
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4/16/2014
More than a dozen FBWE Villagers had the pleasure of watching a dress rehearsal of the American Ballet Theatre in the Kennedy Center, Opera House on April 15.
Villagers gather for Spares and Strikes
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4/15/2014
On Saturday, April 12th, more than 25 FBWEV members and guests gathered at Pinstripes in Georgetown to relive their teen and college days by participating in an evening of bowling with style.
Village Particpates in the DC Office on Aging Block-by-Block Walk
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4/9/2014
As part of the Age Friendly DC Office’s Block-by-Block Walk, The Village Executive Director, Bob McDonald, led a team that observed and recorded the conditions of the blocks in ANC 2A.
Villagers Expand Their Horizons
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4/4/2014
On April 3rd, Villagers were treated to an interactive lecture by American University professor Dr. Sue Headlee. Dr Headlee spoke about the economic policy of China and how it has changed over the last 25 years.
FBWEV Initiates a Health & Wellness Series
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4/1/2014
On Monday night, March 31st, The FBWE Village started its Health & Wellness series with an interactive presentation by Dr. Mikhail Kogan, Medical Director of the George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine.
Villagers participate in a Balance Workshop
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3/28/2014
Dr. Jason Dring and students from The George Washington University Doctor of Physical Therapy program, instructed Villagers about the reasons for and how to monitor one’s risk of falling.
FBWEV Learns about The New American Diet
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4/27/2014
Over 20 Villagers heard Dr. John Whyte speak about his new book the New American Diet, Lose Weight, Live Longer at St. Paul’s on March 20th.
FBA “Trust” extends grant to $60,000 to the FBWE Village
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3/24/2014
The Foggy Bottom Association Defense and Improvement Corporation, (The Trust), has awarded an additional $20,000 to the Foggy Bottom West End Village to support its start-up operations.
FBWEV Joins Other Villages to promote the Village Concept
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3/22/2014
In March 2014, President Susan Haight joined the President of Dupont Circle Village and the Executive Director of Palisades Village for a panel discussion at Oasis Bethesda.
Villagers view historic furnishing in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms
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3/15/2014
On March 12th Villagers were treated to a private tour of the State Department Diplomatic Reception Rooms. These rooms are filled with well appointed, one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-replicated furnishing of the 18th and 19th century.
FBWE Village Enters Into an Agreement for Office Space
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3/11/2014
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) announced on March 10, 2014, that they have agreed to open office space in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on K Street in Washington, DC.
Villagers celebrate the birthday of Richard Strauss
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3/9/2014
On March 8th Villagers attend a lecture at the Kennedy Center to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss.
Award Winning Author speaks to FBWEV
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3/4/2014
On March 5th, FBWEV members and volunteers attended an author’s talk on The Scarlet Sisters, Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age, a new book by Myra MacPherson.
American Art – New Perspectives
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2/21/2014
FBWE Villagers were introduced to new ways of looking at American art on Feb. 20 at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
Villagers enjoy the History of Chocolate and select tastings
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2/17/2014
On Feb. 11th 15 Villagers ride-shared and braved the cold weather to attended a tour and tasting at the Dumbarton House.
Villagers participate in Black History Month
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2/10/2014
On February 6th more then 15 FBWEV members and volunteers were treated to a lecture by historian Professor C.R. Gibbs.
Village Super Bowl Party a winner!
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2/4/2014
Foggy Bottom West End Villagers pulled together for a fantastic party watching the Super Bowl at Circle One Bistro in Washington, D.C., on Sunday night.
Villagers brave the cold for music and libations as our Community grows
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1/22/2014
On January 16th more then 13 members bundled up, walked to the Kennedy Center, and took advantage of arranged tickets to listen to a rehearsal of the National Symphony Orchestra.
Villagers Celebrate Restaurant Week
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1/15/2014
Several Villagers took advantage of dining at restaurants just outside the Foggy Bottom West End neighborhood. All arrangements were made by the Village program committee.
Villagers Attend the First Annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner
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12/31/2013
On December 30th more than 60 Villagers gathered to celebrate the New Year via a Pot Luck Holiday Dinner at St. Paul’s on K Street.
Meet four Village volunteers working to make aging easier for their neighbors
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12/24/2013
Being a Village volunteer can mean driving neighbors to medical appointments, or something as simple as picking up a prescription or groceries. Here are a few Village volunteers and their experiences.
Director of Volunteers reflects on a year of change
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12/21/2013
As we come to the close of 2013, I am struck by how much change has taken place in my life this year.
Village volunteers step up to the challenge
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12/21/2013
From the moment FBWE Village launched, our volunteer brigade sailed into action. In just the first two months, the Village clocked 66 hours of volunteer service.
Village members celebrate the Season
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12/18/2013
During the month of December Village members enjoyed two programs designed to celebrate the Holiday Season.
The Economics of the Affordable Care Act
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11/26/2013
Sue Headlee, Village member and PhD Economics professor at AU gave an informed and spirited talk to a group of 18 members on Dec. 21.
Villagers learn from Village docents: National Portrait Gallery & Elephant House Tour
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11/21/2013
FBWE Villagers were treated to a docent-lead tours of the National Zoo’s Elephant House and the National Portrait Gallery.
FBWE Village Ribbon Cutting Video
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11/17/2013
Take a look at the October 1, 2013, launch of the Foggy Bottom West End Village. Festivities, speeches, and the official ribbon cutting are included in the following video.
Village Members Enjoy a Variety of October Events
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11/7/2013
The Foggy Bottom West End Village members had the opportunity to participate in a variety of events during the month of October 2013 – the inaugural month for the Village.
Taking Steps to Remain Independent
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11/6/2013
Attorney Myrna Fawcett gave a presentation to over 20 Foggy Bottom West End Village members and volunteers at St. Paul’s Parish Hall on the three most important documents that we all should have to remain independent.
Lecture: What’s New in Medicare and Medicaid?
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10/25/2013
On Monday, November 4, 2013, Chris DeYoung, Co-Director, Health Insurance Counseling Project (HICP), GWU, will discuss the following topics related to Medicare: Eligibility; enrollment; Parts A, B, C; supplemental benefits; Part D; Medicare Savings Programs; Medicaid issues; and changes to Medicare – Affordable Care Act.
FBWE Village attends the GW Friends Block Party
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10/22/2013
On Saturday, several Village volunteers and membership committee members manned an information table at the 11th annual GW Friends Block Party on the Eye Street Mall of the GW campus.
Foggy Bottom West End Village Opens for Business
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10/6/2013
At an October 1st reception at St. Paul’s Parish on K St. for more than 115 Village members, volunteers and invited guests, FBWEV celebrated its Grand Opening with overwhelming enthusiasm.
Getting to know: Bob McDonald
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9/26/2013
Bob McDonald is a Chicagoan who adopted DC as his home in 1989 and brought with him a lifetime orientation to community service. His background in health care services, community outreach, and fundraising is unique preparation for operating Village services.
Robert Dallek Lecture
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9/16/2013
On September 9th, Presidential historian and author Robert Dallek, a faculty member at Stanford University’s prestigious Washington program, spoke to and lead a lively discussion for almost 40 attendees about his research and views of Presidential leadership.
Behind the Scenes at the American History Museum…and more
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7/28/2013
In July, FBWE Village organized a tour of part of the American History Museum that few visitors see. It was led by Dwight Bowers, Curator of Culture and the Arts, who is widely published and has received 3 NARAS Grammy Award nominations.
Getting to know: Lorna Grenadier
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7/27/2013
Lorna Grenadier has loved life in Foggy Bottom since she arrived in the early 1970s to take a job with the US Department of Justice. She left just once — for love — and didn’t stay away long.
Members “Clear the Clutter” at June program
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6/28/2013
On June 19, Katie Davis from Let’s Move led a workshop for Villagers at The Columbia Residences on simple ways to organize all the things that seem to accumulate in our homes, whether cherished collectibles or everyday items.
Susan B. Haight is elected new Village President
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6/26/2013
Foggy Bottom West End Village elected new officers at its annual meeting on May 13. Susan B. Haight was elected President for a three-year term.
New Member Celebration at Ris
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4/29/2013
The Village’s first “official” event – a new member celebration at Ris restaurant on April 27 — was a well-attended delight.
FBA “Trust” awards Village $40,000 grant for Volunteer Coordinator
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3/25/2013
The Foggy Bottom Association Defense and Improvement Corporation, (The Trust), has awarded a $40,000 grant to Foggy Bottom West End Village.
5 Reasons to Join Our Village — Even if you’re “not ready yet”
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2/13/2013
You’ve been hearing a lot from us about joining Foggy Bottom West End Village — through membership info meetings, our e-mail newsletter and this, our brand new Website.
FBWE Village incorporates
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1/30/2013
Foggy Bottom West End Village is now a corporation in the District of Columbia. The Village can act as an independent entity for business matters, including setting up our own bank accounts.
DC Aging Report: Villages are a “Best Practice”
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11/25/2012
Foggy Bottom West End Village is headed in the right direction! The DC Office on Aging has identified the Village movement as a “Best Practice” for helping District residents remain independent in their own homes.
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