75 years! Maury School will be celebrating its 75th anniversary as a school on Friday, June 3. The dedication ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. in the newly remodeled library/media center. Fifth graders will serve as tour guides for the new construction. Events are open to the public. For more information and updates, visit, or call Ann Garrison, school librarian, at 703-706-4446.

Is pedestrian safety an issue you care about? Thursday evening, June 2 marks the last RCA meeting of the season. Councilmen Paul Smedberg and Councilman Rob Krupicka have started a pedestrian-focused initiative called "Community Pathways." Rob and Paul will be on hand at the meeting to present the initiative to Rosemont residents.

Elections of the RCA Board will also be held on June 2. If anyone is interested in running for office, please call Judy Miller at 703-548-5168. Ellen Pickering, civic activist will give an historical overview of how our smaller parks went from "Dumps to Parks."

St. Elmo's was buzzing with activity several Saturdays ago when Rep. Jim Moran came for a neighborhood Coffee Talk. Social Security was the big top of discussion. In addition, Mr. Moran addressed the Community Development Block Grant program, which provided a majority of the funds that put the utilities underground in Del Ray. Funds to prevent flooding and install brick sidewalks along Mt. Vernon were also funded with CDBG funds. Due to federal budget cuts and program consolidations, Mr. Moran is fighting to keep CDBG programs alive for Del Ray and Rosemont. Del Ray neighbor Liz Johnson and Moran staff associate encouraged residents to send her their views. Write to Liz at, or see

Don't forget to vote in the Democratic and Republican Primary on June 14.

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