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Door to Door: Locust Hill Estates & Fort Stanton

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:53:57
And now, before we say goodbye today, it's time for our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door To Door" we visit Locust Hill Estates in Bethesda, Maryland and Fort Stanton, in Southeast Washington.

MS. RACHEL THALER

13:54:08
I'm Rachel Thaler. I live in Locust Hill Estates. It's right off of Wisconsin Avenue and next to NIH. I'm 18 years old. I've lived here for 14 years. I think it's more suburban. It's not in Bethesda so it's not, like, really urban city type feel. It's kind of like separated from the city.

MS. RACHEL THALER

13:54:31
And it's a really big community. We have neighborhood parties. We have a barbeque down the street where everyone goes. We also have a Halloween party where all the kids dress up. We have a little playground. It's really new. It just came in a year ago and we have a trail that goes through and it goes out onto Cedar Lane and goes around.

MS. RACHEL THALER

13:54:51
You can take that trail into D.C. if you keep following it. It's a friendly neighborhood. I know all of my neighbors and have their numbers and it's real comfortable going over to any of their houses if I need them.

MS. CYNTHIA BATTLE

13:55:09
My name is Cynthia Battle. I live in Fort Stanton. The houses that I live in now I think were originally built in 1947. They were built for returning veterans. Most of the families here have been here for a really long time.

MS. CYNTHIA BATTLE

13:55:26
The church, Our Lady of Perpetual Health, that piece of property is the second highest point in the District of Columbia. Every 4th of July, everybody gravitates to that point. We can see all of the fireworks, not just at the monument grounds, but the ones at the Capitol and we can those that are over in Virginia.

MS. CYNTHIA BATTLE

13:55:47
Not far from me is the Frederick Douglass Home. Above me now is the Anacostia Museum, which is where you can find all kinds of information about the history of Anacostia and all that kind of stuff. Right on the other side of me is three halfway houses, it's called Hope Village and they work well with the community. Those folks work with us and the things are happening and whatnot. So you can be altogether and not have -- always have conflict.

SHEIR

13:56:17
We heard from Rachel Thaler in Locust Hill Estates and Cynthia Battle in Fort Stanton. If you'd like us to feature your neighborhood on "Door To Door," send us an e-mail at metro@wamu.org or visit us on Facebook. That's facebook.com/metroconnection.org. And to check out an interactive map of all the doors we've knocked on so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org.

SHEIR

13:57:15
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's David Schultz, Sabri Ben-Achour and Courtney Collins along Emily Friedman. Jim Asendio is our news director. Our managing producer is Tara Boyle. Jonna McKone and Lauren Landau produce "Door To Door."

SHEIR

13:57:30
Thanks to Tobey Schreiner, Jonathon Charry, Andrew Chadwick, Margo Kelly, Timmy Olmstead and Kelin Quigley for their production help and to the WAMU digital media team for keeping our website up to date.

SHEIR

13:57:41
Our theme song, ''Every Little Bit Hurts'' and our ''Door To Door'' theme "No Girl" are from the album "Title Tracks" by John Davis and used with permission of the Ernest Jennings Record Company. Visit our website, metroconnection.org, for a list of all the music we use.

SHEIR

13:57:53
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SHEIR

13:58:03
We hope you can join us next Friday afternoon at 1:00 and Saturday morning at 7:00 when we do a little conserving and preserving. We'll hear from people doing their darndest to protect our region's history, whether on historic battlefields or at the House of Representatives. Plus, we'll chow down on a popular preserved Korean dish and take a behind the scenes look at a new play about big words fight to maintain their power.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE

13:58:27
The whole point of it is them trying to preserve their status and it goes to great extreme lengths and it's what, I think, everyone can relate to.

SHEIR

13:58:38
I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 news.
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