11/25/15 3:15pm


From an email:

“Where: Old City Farm & Guild, 925 Rhode Island Ave. NW

When: Every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas. 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
10:00-5:00, Trees available until 8:00

Ready for a sensational experience? Every Saturday throughout the holiday season, local artists, crafters, and food purveyors will line the sidewalk in front of Old City Farm and Guild. Paper crafts, clothing, ornaments, DC-themed items, body products, and art prints will be offered alongside tantalizing edibles. A cheering fire, hot apple cider, and the smell of freshly trimmed trees will fill the air. Christmas trees of all sizes will be available, along with other holiday greenery. As the day progresses into evening, live entertainment will take the “stage” in our makeshift, repurposed lot at what was once Shaw Jr. High.

You want to be part of this. Bring the family, bring the dog, bring a warm coat… Come get your tree and enjoy the season with us!”

11/25/15 2:40pm

11th Street, NW & Palmer Alley

A reader reports:

“Fruitive is training staff tonight and giving out free juice samples. Hoping to open this Saturday. Very nice staff.”

Fruitive is:


Only fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices exist in our pantry!

Our produce is sourced from the best local farmers and organic suppliers, see our daily organic ingredient listing here.

We’re the first restaurant in Southeast Virginia to receive a 3-star certification by the Green Restaurant Association.

You can see their menu here.

11/25/15 1:45pm

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.


“This is my foster cat Rodney of 16th St Heights asserting his domain over the bathroom sink. He and his sister June are available for adoption through Homeward Trails!”

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“Ripken from Petworth snoozing on a lazy Sunday.”

11/25/15 1:28pm

Photo: Janice Sveda/Smithsonian’s National Zoo

From the National Zoo:

“During a routine medical exam yesterday, Nov. 24, veterinarians at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo discovered that their male clouded leopard had life-threatening tumors. Keepers had noticed that Tai, a 13-and-a-half-year-old male, had been chewing gingerly on the right side of his mouth for the past week and changed his food consumption, which prompted keepers to notify the veterinarian team. A decision was made to perform an oral-health assessment and his annual health checkup simultaneously because anesthetizing animals can pose risks.

During the exam, radiographs revealed that Tai had a large amount of fluid within his chest causing several of his lung lobes to collapse. After removing some of the fluid from his chest, veterinarians found several masses of varying sizes in Tai’s chest. These clinical signs pointed to an aggressive malignant tumor. Because of the seriousness of the tumors, veterinarians elected to humanely euthanize Tai.

Tai was one of the first residents on Asia Trail when it opened in 2006. He and his partner, Mook, the Zoo’s female clouded leopard, lived well together but never had any offspring. (more…)

11/25/15 1:19pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur

Your luck is about to change – a reader found it.

It was found “on 1st Street SE right outside of the Capitol South Metro entrance today (12:45pm November 25th). I’d like to reunite the ring with its owner if possible! Its a very unique ring so if someone can give me an accurate description I’ll get it back to them.”

Please email [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP.

11/25/15 12:40pm


This house is located at 2514 I Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Rare Find. Bright, spacious and beautifully updated 3 level 3BR/2.5BA TH w/3 story addition. Open LR/DR w/French door & floor-to-ceiling windows, lovely views of patio, garden & deck. Kitchen w/granite & SS appliances. MBR w/BA & Sauna. Top floor w/BR/office & possible BA Hi ceilings, hwds, skylights. One car garage. Minutes to Metro, shops, restaurants, Whole Foods, Waterfront, G’town & downtown.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,375,000.

11/25/15 12:05pm

2414 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a tipster for sending word that the former Shawarma Spot has been leased to Yamas Mediterranean Grill. This will be Yamas’ 2nd restaurant in DC – they opened one at 16th and U on New Hampshire back in May 2014. The Shawarma Spot most recently closed back in August after a roller coaster of openings and closings. Stay tuned for an opening date for Yamas when it’s announced.