Last year, in an effort to extend our reach and assist an even greater number of small businesses along the Connecticut Avenue corridor, Van Ness Main Street took a giant leap and expanded our borders beyond Van Ness to encompass the communities of Wakefield and Forest Hills. This expansion - from Van Ness Street now to Nebraska Avenue - has not only increased our local footprint, but it allows our main street program to make an even greater impact within the community, benefitting both the businesses and the residents.
The expansion was an exciting and necessary step in 2020 and as VNMS looks to new challenges and opportunities for growth in 2021, we have some very exciting news we'd like to share. Van Ness Main Street and Forest Hills Connection have joined forces and we're happy to say that FHC is now a part of the VNMS family! With Forest Hills Connection's depth of local knowledge, vast and loyal readership and incredible staff led by Marlene Berlin, Van Ness Main Street is excited to discover the many ways our new partnership will allow us to expand our offerings and better serve our community, moving forward with the knowledge that we are #StrongerTogether.
About Forest Hills Connection:
In the past, even longtime residents have struggled to answer the question 'What is Forest Hills?' In order to form a neighborhood identity, in 2012 a group of residents came together and decided to create an online gathering place that would tell their stories.
Forest Hills Connection is an e-magazine about news and life in our neighborhood, which for the purposes of this publication includes Wakefield, North Cleveland Park and the more-famous-but-not-officially-named Van Ness. We want to bring the activities, interests and talents within our community to light. We also hope to create a deeper sense of community.
With the backing of ANC 3F and formerly from the Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance, we have built an enterprise with contributors of all ages and backgrounds who write about their passions and pastimes. We cover everything from local architecture and history to the wildlife that we frequently spot in Rock Creek Park and our backyards. We also want to know what the kids and public schools are up to, what’s new with our local businesses, and what’s on our ANC’s plate. We want this to be a fun and different kind of neighborhood forum; a virtual town square.
Got a story to tell? FHC is always seeking volunteer contributors to report on news and life in Forest Hills. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit Forest Hills Connection at foresthillsconnection.com.