10/13/15 4:25pm


Well this sounds pretty great – thanks to a reader for passing on from REI and Wunder Garten:

Saturday, October 17, 2015 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM REI Community Space at Wunder Garten: 150 M St. NE

What the heck is the REI Thingamajig? It’s a community gear swap in a beer garden with live music. Yes, that’s right: you can buy/sell/barter/trade used gear with other outdoor lovers while you listen to live Appalachian music and sip on craft beer in an outdoor setting. Oh, and the music is produced by Living Classrooms- our friends behind the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. That means that the bands will be killer AND a portion of the entry price goes to support their amazing work providing supplemental environmental education to DCPS students. Sound awesome? We think so too.

$7 gets you in the door ($2 from each attendee going to support Living Classrooms).

The Lineup: Hollertown, Big Chimney, Jonny Grave

The first 50 people in the door with used gear to sell get a ticket for a free beer.

All people bringing gear to sell will get table space to merchandise their wares.

REI will NOT be selling used gear – this event is a platform for the outdoor community to sell items that they’re no longer using. You know that old tent in the back of your closet? Or that jacket that doesn’t fit right so you never wear it? Bring it and sell it.

All sales are person to person. REI will not be running a cash register. Bring cash to buy gear if you’re shopping, and cash to make change if you’re selling.

This is a swap for outdoor gear with some restrictions. No guns, knives, hatchets, or anything that could be construed as a weapon. No motors – human powered transport items only. No Life-protecting technical rock climbing equipment (ropes, hardware, protection, helmets). Think tents, jackets, pants, flashlights, stoves, etc. Bikes are ok. Items should be in decent shape and clean. Please tag your items for sale with a price ahead of time. REI reserves the right to review and refuse items for sale.

If you want your old gear to serve the community, consider donating the proceeds from the sale of your gear to Living Classrooms! More on their efforts at www.livingclassrooms.org.

Let us know if you have questions at dc-os@rei.com, and we’ll see you at the Thingamajig!”

10/13/15 3:45pm

cleveland Park library

The Cleveland Park library is located at 3310 Connecticut Ave, NW. Thumbs up or down on the renderings? There’s already some pretty serious debate on the Cleveland Park listserve. Here’s the current view via google:


From the Cleveland Park Historical Society:

“The concept design presentation for the new Cleveland Park Library as presented at the Oct. 6th community meeting is now available to view below. CPHS’s Architectural Review Committee will review the plans at its November 9th meeting, which neighbors are welcome to attend. We will send out a notice of the agenda in early November.”

10/13/15 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 2 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. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Here is Misiu (Teddy Bear in Polish). He will be 15 years old on November 28. He came to us from the Animal Rescue shelter on New York Avenue when he was only four months old and has lived in Columbia Heights ever since.”


“Last time I sent in photos of Yuri & Ewok, they had their lion cuts. Here they are with fur in full-effect in Bloomingdale. Yuri is the one demanding belly rubs, and Ewok is the cross-eyed little guy.”


“Zima of Hill East”

1201 Clifton Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1201 Clifton Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment; freshly painted and new carpet with on-site laundry facility. Enjoy city living and great location in Columbia Heights (U Street Corridor); epicenter of home accessories, groceries, entertainment, dining & shopping (Bed Bath & Beyond,Best Buy,Marshall’s,Staples,Target,Giant & more). Walking distance to Cordoza & Columbia Heights metros.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,875/Mo.