It’s midsummer — hot and humid in Shepherd Park, with many away or planning a trip before schools welcome back staff and students. Residents need to remember to let neighbors know when they’re away, stop newspaper and mail delivery, lock up carefully, and arrange for pets and yards.
Despite the lull of summer, don’t forget to continue monitoring the listservs for important information. Keep abreast of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A and its recruitment efforts for the Design Review Committee; information on Wilson High School feeder pattern meetings; news from our association’s Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee; and a new concern about utility company lobbying against rooftop solar energy installations.
Parents whose children are not enrolled in school yet can contact Shepherd Elementary. Another event of interest to parents of school-age children is the Black Student Fund/Latino Student Fund School Fair at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, set for Sept. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Do you like to cook? Do you have a special barbecue sauce recipe you’d like to show off? Consider volunteering to host a “meal with an officer,” a new program in the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District intended to encourage citizen/officer support and positive interaction. Five families and five officers have already participated with good response. To participate in the program, email David Horan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— June Confer