Letitia VanSant and the Bonafides in City Paper

Musical Motivation: Robson, a longtime social justice advocate, penned the beginnings of “Step in Line” while living in Baltimore and enduring a daily commute to D.C. on the MARC train. She latched onto the universality of her dilemma: “How can our society set its priorities straight and allow people to spend time on the things that are most important, like spending time with family?”

Full article: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/music/2015/03/05/one-track-mind-letitia-vansant-and-the-bonafides-step-in-line/

Neighborhood Breakfast Club! You’re invited!

We were thrilled to hear from Neighborhood  Design Center about the first:

Neighborhood Breakfast Club


Monthly get-together for social entrepreneurs, nonprofiteers, creatives and other change-makers in the Gateway Arts District and beyond. This is an opportunity to pitch new projects, seek inspiration, share resources, crowd-think and generally build our community with more face-time// less screen time.

1st Edition: February 25th, 7:30 to 9:00 am, in the SoHy neighborhood: Vigilante Coffee, 4227 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, 20781

And because you’re probably already humming it:

Mount Rainier has a new Little Free Library and You’re Invited to the Grand Opening!


Kathy Shollenberger and Barry Stahl are excited to be the stewards for Little Free Library # 21264 on behalf of our neighbors and our community. The way it works is simple:

  • We initially stock the LFL with a variety of good quality books that we hope will interest our neighbors
  • You stop by and take whatever catches your fancy
  • You return and bring books to contribute when you can
  • LFL books are always a gift – never for sale!

Because of communities like ours, the Little Free Library movement has rapidly grown. Many Libraries have been installed and thousands of books shared around the country as well as around the world.  Little Free Library’s mission is to:

  • Promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
  • To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.

Join us for our Grand Opening

Have some cookies and hot cider

Bring a book if you can

Saturday, February 14, 1:00-3:00

4100 30th Street (corner of 30th and Shepherd)

Or just drive or walk-by to check it out!