04/24/14 4:55pm


From an email:

“The Table Church and our neighbors on 11th Street invite you to a Block Party and BBQ Cookoff for the whole community including – Music, Photobooth. Bingo. Job Preparation Assistance. Dance-off. Kids Activities. BBQ Cookoff. Bakeoff. And much, much more!

Join us on Saturday, May 3 on 11th between H & I St NE from 1-4pm for this fun, free event!

We’re also looking for a few good cooks to serve up their finest culinary creations, and all registered contestants will be eligible for over $700 in prizes for best BBQ, sides, and sweets from your favorite H Street restaurants and vendors. Chef Timothy dean, former top chef contestant, and owner of TD Burger on 4th and I street NE will be our guest judge. If you want to be entered as a contestant in the BBQ Cookoff or Bakeoff and a chance to win great prices, register here.

Thank you to our neighborhood businesses for providing the prizes!

- Metro Mutts
- Liberty Tree
- Le Grenier
- Port City Brewery
- Taylor Gourmet
- Smith Commons
- Vendetta
- H Street Coffeehouse
- The Argonaut
- Bardo
- Washington Nationals

For more information, check out here.

04/24/14 4:30pm

3513 Connecticut Ave, NW

Last week we learned that a Potomac River Running store would be coming to the former Cowgirl Creamery space in Penn Quarter. At that time a commenter mentioned that they heard this meant the Cleveland Park location would be closing. Sadly, they were right. I stopped by the Cleveland Park spot and they confirmed that they would indeed be closing. They didn’t have an exact date but expected it to be sometime in May.

04/24/14 3:55pm


“Dear PoPville

What Going on at the 3800 Block of 14th? The funeral home is almost gone. Any idea what the plan is?”

Earlier this month Washington Business Journal reported:

“The developer recently applied for permits to convert the building into nine two-bedroom, two-bath condos plus one for-sale commercial unit, said Philip Simon, S2’s managing member.”

Rendering via S2 Development LLC

S2′s facebook page says:

“We have completed our design phase and applied for permits. This UN-named condo building should be done by the end of the year. Name suggestions?

New condo association names:

We have two new projects that need names. In keeping with the S2 tradition of using skiing related names for condo assocaitions below is a list of trails, lifts, lodges, bars, etc., tell us which you like best.

Encore Condominiums
Windows Condominiums
Cascade Condominiums
Larkspur Condominiums
Park City Condominiums
Lionshead Condominiums
Northwoods Condominiums
Timberline Condominiums
Prima Condominiums
Alta Condominiums
Riva Condominiums “

04/24/14 3:45pm


Thanks to @BDdesigns for tweeting us the awesome poster above. It’s part of the See America parks campaign.

And thanks to a reader for sending word about POSTERity: WPS’s Art Legacy & America’s Public Lands. The U.S. Department of the Interior Museum is exhibiting iconic national park posters old and new: (more…)

04/24/14 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible.


“Princess Peach in Takoma. Maximizing fur to sunbeam ratio.”


“Navi, our corgi mix, enjoying her bone in Petworth.”


“From Left to Right; Diego Rivera, Titan and Che Guevara taking a nap in Takoma Park”

04/24/14 3:15pm


From DCPS:

“Ever wondered how you can help out and make a difference? District of Columbia Public Schools is seeking local professionals to participate in an innovative mentoring program. Last year, DCPS launched an internship program for students with disabilities called the Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program. The CEO Program brings high school age students with various disabilities together with professional mentors who work in a range of occupations. CEO mentors help introduce our students to the working world and guide them through the career exploration process. To learn more visit our website dcpsceo.com or follow us on twitter @DCPSCEOProgram.

Over the past two years, CEO has provided DCPS students with professional development training, one-on-one mentoring, and paid summer internships throughout the district. During bimonthly one-on-one mentoring, which takes place on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, students work with mentors on a career-focused project. This project and the summer internship open our students’ minds to the expansive and exciting working world, allowing them a first-hand experience in what it’s like to be a professional. Last year, one of our students worked with a mentor from the Architect of the Capitol on creating a 3-D design of a music studio. Another student worked with a mentor from NASA on a presentation about the landing of the Mars Rover. Our mentors have come from companies and organizations, large and small, all over the district, from Spooky Action Theater to The Discovery Channel.

Currently, we are looking for more local partner agencies in the DC community to add professional mentors to our team, in order to give our students more outlets for career exploration. It is an exciting time for the CEO program, as DCPS is looking to double our programming in 2015. Our goal is to recruit 20 new mentors through 15 new corporate/organizational partnerships by January 2015. If you are enthusiastic about your career, you can share that enthusiasm by becoming a mentor. If you work at a company or organization that would provide exciting options for our students, you can open doors by partnering with DCPS. If you are interested in mentoring or would like more information, please email raymond.hutchison@dc.gov.”

04/24/14 3:01pm

Jaliah Campbell

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 12 year-old Jaliah Campbell who was last seen in the 2000 block of Perry Street, NE, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

Jaliah is described as a black female with a medium complexion, 5’5” tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink hoodie, black knitted sweater with blue jeans and black boots. She has braces with pink and green bands.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jaliah Campbell is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”

04/24/14 2:38pm

1st and M Street, SE

Thanks to @markwpeterson for tweeting us the photo above. JDLand has reported:

“Forest City Washington is making plans for temporary uses for that block while it works on longer-range plans to build office and retail space on the site.”

Temporary plans were reported as a temporary park and relocation of the Trapeze School.

And thanks to MB who emails us the photos below:

photo 1

photo 2

04/24/14 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Supreme Court construction:

“Does anyone have any info on what all the construction around the Supreme Court is? There has been constant construction on the grounds since I first moved to the Hill six years ago. For the first few years, the sidewalks on East Capitol were blocked, then opened, then blocked again. Now I notice all the work on my walk down Maryland. Nothing seems extensive enough to merit six years (more assuming this didn’t start right when I moved here) worth of work.”

Accessible roof decks?

“It seems like every bar and restaurant in the city is adding a rooftop deck. While I applaud this trend in theory, as a wheelchair user I feel I will never have the opportunity to enjoy any of them. Does anyone know of any rooftop terraces with elevators or alternate wheelchair accessibility?”

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