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Published On 1/29/2018
The Village added 25 new members in 2017. We’re off to a good start this year with two new members in January, bringing our total to 147 members.

I expect the Village can add another 25 members in 2018. we have a terrific Membership Committee with Anna Chisman, Christina Farnsworth, Sasha Mabry, Linda Mazzochi and Leah Schroeder. Villager Laurie Landy assists with referrals from Watergate West. Trevor Neve continues to reach out to our male prospects.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 6/17/2017
The Village board has selected new officers, board members and committee chairs for the coming year.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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."
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Published On 4/5/2017
On Monday, April 3rd, Dr. Jen Wolfe, a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, gave a presentation to Village members.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 6/29/2016
FBWEV Weighs in on the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 4/20/2016
Everyone has “stuff,” and FBWEV members are of the generation that may have more than most.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.”
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 1/18/2016
A group of Villagers enjoyed a guided tour of the Spy Museum, led by Villager Rick Schroeder.
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Published On 1/15/2016
Celebrating the New Year with the Potluck
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Published On 12/10/2015
For the second year the Walkie Talkie Affinity Group of the FBWE Village hosted a walk to the National Christmas Tree.
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Published On 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!
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 10/26/2015
On October 21st FBWE Villagers were treated to a private tour of the National Gallery of Art by Dr. Eric Denker.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 8/11/2015
More then 35 members attended and ice cream sundaes were created and consumed by all.
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Published On 8/9/2015
A number of Villagers experienced an “insider’s” tour of the US Capitol on Friday morning, August 6.
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Published On 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."
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Published On 7/15/2015
Member Lorna Grenadier provides a tour to the de Kooning portraits.
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Published On 6/16/2015
Taking advantage of their home town, several FBWE Villagers toured the DAR National Headquarters on June 17th.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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’.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 4/7/2015
On April 6th FBWE Villagers were treated to a lecture by village volunteer, Nancy Breslin, a DC-based artist and instructor.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 3/27/2015
Jazz pianist extraordinaire, John Eaton, charmed and entertained over 100 delighted Village members and their guests on Tuesday evening, March 24th.
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Published On 3/20/2015
On March 14th FBWEV held its 2nd Annual Village Bowling Extravaganza at the upscale "Pinstripes" in Washington, DC.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 3/16/2015
Noted historian C.R. Gibbs delivered the lecture to 17 Villagers on March 12.
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Published On 3/11/2015
On March 9th, FBWEV members attended an interactive session on memory.
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Published On 3/3/2015
Saul Lilienstein's lecture on Beethoven and the Stirring of the Romanticism Spirit.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 2/12/2015
Twenty-two Villagers met on Tuesday, February 10, for a tour of the Kreeger Museum.
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Published On 2/5/2015
Author Nina Sichel designed a workshop specifically for the FBWE Village for new as well as experienced writers.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 12/9/2014
On Monday afternoons, a group of Villagers gather in the Guild Room at St. Paul’s to practice meditation.
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Published On 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!
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.”
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 11/21/2014
A Special Note from Village Program Committee Chair and Board Member Beverly Gyllenhaal.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 11/6/2014
The FBWEV Health and Wellness Series held its eighth session on Nov. 6th on beating the Holiday Blues.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 10/7/2014
On October 7th, Villagers were treated to a beginner’s workshop taught by long time amateur genealogist, George Arnstein.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 9/6/2014
On Thursday, September 4th, FBWE Village held its sixth health and wellness session on low hearing.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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!
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Published On 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.
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Published On 8/11/2014
Liesbeth Boxman, who lives on 25th Street, describes her experience with Village volunteer services as "fantastic."
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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!
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.”
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Published On 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.
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Published On 7/11/2014
On July 10th Villagers toured the National Portrait Gallery with Shakespeare and his work in mind.
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Published On 7/10/2014
On Wednesday, July 9th, FBWE Villagers tackled a most difficult subject in the fourth Health & Wellness series — Elements of Caregiving.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 6/17/2014
On Friday Villagers attended a private tour of Union Market led by Market Manager Neil Dundee.
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Published On 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!
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.”
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 5/20/2014
It was a beautiful Monday morning when Villagers arrived for a tour of the Great Ape House at the National Zoo.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 5/8/2014
Twenty-five FBWE Villagers attended Dr. James Cooper’s May 8 lecture on fostering healthy minds as we age.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 4/29/2014
On April 22nd, 13 members of FBWEV attended the first of 10 sessions conducted by Dr. Jason Dring, a physical therapist.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 3/9/2014
On March 8th Villagers attend a lecture at the Kennedy Center to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 2/10/2014
On February 6th more then 15 FBWEV members and volunteers were treated to a lecture by historian Professor C.R. Gibbs.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 12/18/2013
During the month of December Village members enjoyed two programs designed to celebrate the Holiday Season.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 11/21/2013
FBWE Villagers were treated to a docent-lead tours of the National Zoo’s Elephant House and the National Portrait Gallery.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 4/29/2013
The Village’s first “official” event – a new member celebration at Ris restaurant on April 27 — was a well-attended delight.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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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Published On 9/15/2020
Meet some of the outstanding members who have joined our Village in the last year
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Village News

Published On 5/4/2018
It is with great sadness that we tell you that Rebecca Coder, a founding Village board member, died this week from complications related to cancer. She was 49.

The home going and life celebration service for her will be Thursday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 25th and Pennsylvania Ave NW.

There will be a reception and story sharing event following the service at RIS, 23rd and L Street NW. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rebecca’s amazing life with her family and friends.
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Published On 5/4/2018
Leading the way in support of the Gala this year are Barbara Kahlow, our presenting sponsor, along with EastBanc developers, Merrill Lynch and GWU Hospital. You can see a complete listing of all of the Village leading donors on our Sponsors page.

Your name or that of your business should be there, too. Cash donations, in-kind donations for the auction and Wall of Wine, and purchases of Gala and salon tickets as well as wine corks count toward getting on this honor roll of those who give $500 or more.
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Published On 4/9/2018
Barbara F. Kahlow, a longtime neighborhood resident and community leader, is a presenting sponsor for this year's FBWE Village Gala.
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Published On 3/30/2018
Volunteers are now starting to gather items for the silent auction and Wall of Wine that will be part of our 2018 fundraising gala. Please help us assemble a selection of auction items and premium vintages for our Wall of Wine.
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Published On 3/30/2018
As you all know, FBWE Village was selected for funding under the DCOA Fiscal Year 2018 Senior Village competitive grant process. Our grant has been funded in the amount of $71,071.08. The key project goals include:

• Recognize and build awareness around the topic of social isolation and engagement
• Create improved pathways to technology tools for seniors
• Provide access to knowledge and educational resources to other Villages locally, regionally, and nationally
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Published On 2/26/2018
The good news is that in 2018, the Program Committee is dedicated to offering a wide range of Health & Wellness programs for all to attend.

For example, on March 13th and April 10th, Drs. John and Chris Cavanaugh will share with us the latest research and debunk some misconceptions on aging. Through conversation, they will explore active strategies and techniques that will help you navigate the challenges and appreciate the joys of later life. See below for the full description of the "How to Live Well to 100" program.
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Published On 2/26/2018
Alan Andreasen is a long-time resident of Great Falls, and has recently joined the Village as a Nonresident Social Member. He is actively involved in the Village’s survey of neighborhood residents designed to help increase our membership. He is married to Jean Manning, who serves on the Village’s Board of Directors.

Nancy G. Porter moved to Foggy Bottom in late 1983, and except for three years living in St. Michael’s, MD, she has lived in the neighborhood ever since.
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Published On 1/29/2018
Mary Heidish Dolan, Joe Page, Harry Glascoe, Rosi Meza-Steel and Trina Rutter-Rubenstein joined our ranks in 2017
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Published On 1/19/2018
Great cultural, educational and fitness events are planned for the winter months for Village members.
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Published On 11/6/2017
Way too many of my friends had plenty of money one day, and the very next day, they simply did not.

My best friend’s husband walked out -- throwing her into financial turmoil that has lasted nearly two decades.

I wish my friends lived in our neighborhood. Our Village could offer them something priceless –- a caring community, supportive services, amazing programs – all at a price they could easily afford.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Yearly Gala

Published On 10/5/2017
The successful third annual fundraising event, our Fall Festival -- is history. Thank you to everyone on the planning committee and subcommittees and volunteers, sponsors and donors, the trio and salon hosts.

And thank you to everyone who attended. It was a great party.
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Published On 9/21/2017
Raise a glass and toast Chef Ris Lacoste of RIS when we honor her October 2 with our first FBWE Village Torch Award for Community Spirit. Ris, a strong supporter of the FBWE Village, is the honoree for our Fall Festival at St. Paul's Parish, 2430 K St NW, from 6 to 8 pm on Monday, Oct. 2. She is the owner of RIS restaurant at 2275 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 8/29/2016
Learn about collecting art works with Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery
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Published On 8/23/2016
Meet Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, then attend an invitation-only dress rehearsal of "The Little Foxes" at Arena Stage.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 8/23/2016
Recover from the 2016 election with political pundit Mark Shields at the home of Molly Sinclair McCartney.
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Published On 8/16/2016
Economist Jared Bernstein to speak at Village Salon.
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Published On 8/8/2016
Daniel J. Balz, Washington Post’s chief political correspondent is one of the FBWE Village salon celebrities back by popular demand.
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Published On 7/24/2016
Everything you need to know about Ris Lacoste, who is the culinary advisor for the FBWEV Taste of the Neighborhood.
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Published On 7/18/2016
2016 Gala tickets on sale now
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Published On 7/18/2016
Steering committee plans Sept. 7 Gala.
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Published On 9/14/2015
Speech by Village President Susan Haight welcoming guests to the FBWE Village's first fundraising Gala on Sept. 12.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 8/26/2015
Want to have some face time with a celebrity who's a top name in Washington theater, music or journalism?
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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?
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 7/5/2015
Our first major fundraising event in September 2015.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 6/23/2015
The Foggy Bottom West End Village (FBWEV) was highlighted in a video segment featured on China Central Television (CCTV) – America.
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Published On 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.”
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Published On 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.
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