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Door To Door: Forest Hills, D.C. And Cheverly, Md.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

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And now our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door to Door," we visit Forest Hills in Northwest D.C. and Cheverly, Md.

MR. DAN SMITH

00:00:18
I'm Dan Smith. I'm 61 years old and live in Cheverly, Md. We've lived in Cheverly for over 26 years now. Cheverly is in Prince George's County just east of Washington D.C. We're the first stop on the orange line outside of the District. When people are driving out of D.C., you have a decision to make. You can go on Route 50 to Annapolis and the beaches or you can go on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Cheverly is right in between those two major highways.

MR. DAN SMITH

00:00:54
So Cheverly's really a small town in a big metropolitan area with a population of, I think, around 6,000 people. We have a number of just active groups, parent resource center, a babysitting co-op. In Cheverly, the average spring is a fun celebration and then there's another structure of some informal maybe just traditions. Once a month, there's an informal potluck and I think we just celebrated the 20th year.

MR. DAN SMITH

00:01:23
We were a pioneer in the area of having comprehensive recycling and so because of the awareness of the importunacy of the environment, we now have a volunteer group that put together a green infrastructure plan for the town so that in the future, people can still find this to be a great oasis in the larger, urban metropolitan area.

MS. VIRGINIA ADAMS MARENTETTE

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My name is Virginia Adams Marentette and I live in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Washington D.C., which I must say is actually an appropriate name for this neighborhood because my four year-old son does call it going into the forest when we drive down the hill of our street, down into Rock Creek Park.

MS. VIRGINIA ADAMS MARENTETTE

00:02:07
Forest Hills is a neighborhood that is between Connecticut Avenue and Rock Creek Park and situated between Cleveland Park and Chevy Chase. There are certainly some favorite gathering spots, one of the best independent bookstores in the country is in Forest Hills, Politics and Prose.

MS. VIRGINIA ADAMS MARENTETTE

00:02:26
We're also adjacent to Rock Creek Park and so there are obviously lots of picnics and lots of hikes and you can go ride a horse and go to the planetarium at the Nature Center. Harry Truman lived in Forest Hills when he was vice president to FDR and when FDR passed away, Harry Truman was summoned to the White House. He was sworn in as the President of the United States and then returned home to his condominium on Connecticut Avenue, his first night as president.

MS. VIRGINIA ADAMS MARENTETTE

00:02:58
The thing I love about this neighborhood is that we are in the middle of the city, but yet it has a very suburban feel to it because we have a single-family home. There are large trees, but yet we're near the Connecticut Avenue Corridor and all that city life has to offer.

SHEIR

00:03:16
We heard from Virginia Marentette in Forest Hills and Dan Smith in Cheverly. If you think your neighborhood should be part of "Door to Door," send an email to metro@wamu.org or visit us on Facebook, that's facebook.com/metroconnection.org. And to see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org.

SHEIR

00:03:43
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Emily Friedman, Martin Di Caro, Jonna McKone, Jonathan Wilson and Kavitha Cardoza along with reporter, Heather Taylor. Our acting news director is Meymo Lyons. Our managing producer is Tara Boyle. Lauren Landau is our editorial assistant. Our interns are Jessica Officer and Raphaella Bennin. Jonna McKone, Lauren Landau, Raphaella Bennin and Jessica Officer produce "Door to Door." Thanks, as always, to the WAMU engineering and digital media teams for their help with production and the "Metro Connection" website.

SHEIR

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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. You can see all the music we use on our website, that's metroconnection.org. Just click on a story and you'll find information about its accompanying song.

SHEIR

00:04:30
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE ONE

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It comes down to I'm being paid to study fire and 10 year-old me would absolutely love that job.

SHEIR

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