Jonah’s Treehouse (2121 Wisconsin Ave.) is scheduled to close at the end of April, according to an April 14 letter to clients from owner Vicki Gersten. The structured play center for tots was founded “when our son Jonah was three,” Gersten wrote to parents and friends. Now, with Jonah in middle school and his two younger siblings in elementary school, “I find myself immersed in kids’ activities and increasingly ready for the next phase of my career,” she wrote. Classes will continue through April 30, according to the letter. Gersten, who has accepted a job as assistant head of the Feynman School, a private elementary school in Bethesda, did not respond to a phone call requesting comment.
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This just in from the Glover Park Yahoo newsgroup:
Saturday April 13th!
LIVE! GUY MASON PLAYGROUND EXTRAVAGANZA! BE THERE!
Friends of Guy Mason Rec Center and Playground is hosting an afternoon EXTRAVAGANZA on Saturday, April 13th from 12:30pm to 3pm.
Featuring (for kids and adults):
– A high-flying, board-breaking, karate-chopping, black belt enter-the-dragon type demonstration by KICKS KARATE
– Little girl manicures by HEADS AND NAILS
– Free MAX’s ICE CREAM (while supplies last)
– And a DC FIRETRUCK with DC’s Finest Firemen (and maybe a water canon demonstation, too!)
Also on Saturday the 13th, we are having a small park and playground cleanup at 8am with coffee and bagels…if you like the park, use the playground, stop by for a little light work to help keep the playground clean. We hope to see you then!
A contributor to the “I Saw Your Nanny” blog reports having witnessed a disturbing scene at Guy Mason this morning: a nanny responsible for a little girl allowed the child to wander into harm’s way near the swing set and then treated her carelessly on the swings. “She just dropped your daughter into the swing without properly getting her legs through the holes of the swing, which looked unsafe,” the contributor writes in an open letter to the child’s parents. “When she took her out of the swing, she did it so roughly that your daughter’s leg got smacked on the hard rim of the swing, and the nanny did not apologize.”
The nanny in question has black hair and speaks Spanish. The child is a 2- or 3-year-old girl with white-blond hair that’s usually worn in a ponytail with bangs clipped to the side. She favors pink dresses “that look like they came straight out of ‘The Magic Wardrobe’ shop window,” according to the contributor, and her stroller is a tan-seated Stokke Xplory model.