Free Flu Shots Available
At Breast Care Center
The Capital Breast Care Center is offering free flu shots through Dec. 31 to women who get mammograms. The shots for the A and B flu strains are available to women 65 and older; women 40 and older with diabetes, heart disease, immune system deficiencies or respiratory problems; and female health care workers 40 and older. The center is at 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 230, near the Eastern Market Metro station. Its hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month. The mammograms are free for uninsured District and Maryland women, and most health insurance plans are accepted. For more information, call 202-675-2099.
Georgetown DMV Office
Now Offers All Services
The Department of Motor Vehicles reopened its Georgetown Service Center, at 3222 M St. NW, on Monday. The center is on the ground level in the Shops at Georgetown Park.
The size of the center, which previously only offered renewals, has been more than doubled. The facility now offers all DMV services, including original driver's license and ID issuance, vehicle titling and registration services and support services such as medical review and insurance. The center has 11 service windows and four stations for written driver's tests, and all services are accessible for people with disabilities.
The center's hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ward 5 Economic Summit
Scheduled for Saturday
The sixth annual Ward 5 Economic Summit will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange Sr. (D-Ward 5) said the topics will include a vision for redeveloping the Florida Avenue Farmers Market to include new housing, retail and office space.
Sellers Must Now Disclose
Buyers of historic buildings in the District must now be informed of the designation before the property can be sold. A new real estate seller's disclosure statement from the D.C. Real Estate Board requires the seller to disclose in writing whether the property is a designated historic landmark or is in a historic district.
"This disclosure requirement will alert new owners about the need to obtain permits before embarking on any modification to the exterior of their properties," said Nancy Metzger, a coordinator for the Historic Districts Coalition. "We hope this will reduce the number of stop-work orders that need to be posted."
The new forms are the result of a joint effort by two agencies, the D.C. Real Estate Board and the D.C. Historic Preservation Office, and two local preservation organizations, the D.C. Preservation League and the Historic Districts Coalition. Two other new questions on the form ask whether the seller has been cited for a building code violation and whether the property is subject to a conservation easement.
South Manor Association
To Hold Utilities Meeting
The South Manor Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting with a representative from the Office of the People's Counsel at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. The presentation will cover utility issues, particularly what residents can do to alleviate heating costs. For more information, contact Ronald Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of the People's Counsel, an independent agency of the D.C. government, advocates for consumers of natural gas, electricity and telephone services.
-- Compiled by TERENCE WILSON and DEBBI WILGOREN