A post to the Crestwood neighborhood list-serve by Communications Specialist Joshua Fleitman, a staffer in Council Member Todd's office reads in part:
"National Park Service Superintendant of Rock Creek Park [Julia Washburn] says: 'Weather permitting, we are on schedule to complete Segment 2 of the Beach Drive Reconstruction Project by late December or early January at which time Blagden will be reopened.'"
Further posts indicate that this will also mean that the connection to Broad Branch Parkway will reopen as well.
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 the Bancroft Elementary PTO and the Mount Pleasant Business Association jointly hosted the second Tree Sale and Holiday Party on Mount Pleasant Street.
From 10am to 4pm, Bancroft PTO volunteers gathered in the parking lot of McCormick Paints, a sponsor of the event. They set up the trees, wreathes, and other holiday decorations for shoppers. A sure sign of success was that by the end of the day, there were only a few left.
At the other end of the street, in the middle of Lamont Park, the Mount Pleasant Business Association and Mount Pleasant Main Street brought together neighborhood organizations and businesses together to host a Puppet Show, Face Painting, and an early visit from Santa Claus, with his friends, the Three Kings.
All photos © Rick Reinhardt 2017