07/11/14 4:45pm

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2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

From an email:

“Artists Off-Rhode
The Art of Ward 5 at Off-Rhode Gallery, Washington, DC

July 12, 2014 through August 1, 2014

Opening Reception Saturday July 12th 1-4pm

Reception is open to the public and free of charge.

The creative climate in Ward 5 is growing. Recent developments in the arts include the opening of the Monroe Street and Off the Beaten Track Studios with the area ripe for continued growth from artists of all disciplines.

Join the Off-Rhode Gallery in celebrating community and the creative forces fueling our area’s development and see new work from a sampling of the artists found in Ward 5. Art Enables will be opening up their studio for the day to let you try your hand at painting and drawing to inspire more artists in Ward 5.

Events include:
Opening: Saturday, July 12, 1-4 pm: Meet the artists reception with sponsorship by &Pizza

Free Community Arts Workshop: Saturday, July 12, 1-4 pm: Art Enables hosts a free Second Saturday workshop every month and invites participants of all ages and abilities to join us for an open studio in July. A variety of different mediums will be available to try out!

All events are open to the public and free of charge.

Off Rhode Gallery at Art Enables
2204 Rhode Island Ave NE”

07/11/14 4:20pm

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331 H Street, NE

A reader sends an update:

This shop is now open. I went in this week. It’s fabulous, and the owner is just awesome!”

Island Dyes website says:

“Welcome to our newest and sixth location, ISLAND DYES – Washington, D.C. We are very excited to offer our wide array of Island coolness! Once inside you will quickly find this is no normal headshop. We have something for everyone here.

Island Dyes is home of SYN Glass, the makers of one the best and almost indestructible waterpipes on the market. Don’t stop there though, we have righteous tie dies, bodacious hats and accessories you won’t find anywhere else. Flower power to the people! Island Dyes style coming your way!”

07/11/14 4:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user rukasu1

From WMATA:

Red Line
Trains every 10-15 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 15 minutes
Between Grosvenor & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 10 minutes Saturday & Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail tie and insulator renewal between Shady Grove and Twinbrook, fence and light pole replacement between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue (more…)

07/11/14 3:45pm


The person of interest can be seen in this photo and video link

From CM Bowser’s office:

“Yesterday, the parents of Ward 4 Councilmember Bowser were victims of a robbery of their home by a man pretending to be a cable company employee. Both Joe and Joan Bowser were home at the time and thankfully were unharmed. Councilmember Bowser issued the following statement:

“Having your home, your place of sanctuary, violated is one of the worst things that can happen to you,” said Councilmember Bowser. “Thankfully, both of my parents are safe, although a bit shaken. I want to thank MPD for their quick response and am confident the perpetrator will be apprehended.”

The same man is believed to have posed as a cable worker to enter at least one other home in the area that same day.

“This just goes to show that we all need to stay vigilant and ask for identification when someone we do not know, or did not expect, knocks on our door,” said Bowser.

Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call (202) 727-9099 or text an anonymous tip to 50411.”

07/11/14 3:29pm

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. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Lucy Belle feeling patriotic in Mount Vernon Square/Triangle”

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“Roscoe, Petworth”

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“Loki having a nap in Adams Morgan. He’s deaf, so it’s really easy to get photos of him sleeping.”

07/11/14 3:15pm

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From YouCaring.com:

“This memorial fundraiser is set up in memory of James Oh.

He was taken away from us and is now with God, fishing in the big lake in the sky.
He never asked for much and appreciated the simple things in life. Everyone loved him in the DC community he worked at. He was everyone’s dad. He cared for you like you were his own.
We will miss him dearly.

He is is survived by his wife, Soonai, daughter, Susie, and son in law, David.

If you would like to donate to help pay for medical or funeral expenses, you may use this site.

This site charges a transaction fee, for those who do have Paypal can send funds directly without fees to “bboydiz(at)hotmail.com”

And for those who would rather pay via check can email
David Pham at bboydiz(at)gmail.com for the address.

For those that are friends and family of the Oh family, a memorial service has been set for this Friday, July 11th, please contact David Pham for information.

James Oh, a beloved husband, father, and friend will be missed. May you rest in peace.

Thank you for your condolences, prayers, and support. Please continue to pray so that we may bring justice to him.”

2829 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Today’s rental is located at 2829 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Nice efficiency with wall to wall carpet, walk in closet.. balcony, Roof deck and outdoor pool. Block to Metro red line, zoo, and Woodley park…Rent includes all utilities except phone, cable , internet, etc available immediately …Hud Housing Vouchers Welcome”

You can see more photos here.

This efficiency is going for $1,495/Mo.

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Thursday], at approximately 16:00 hours, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit executed a District of Columbia Superior Court Search Warrant at a residence located within the 600 block of Harvard Street NW.

This enforcement stemmed from intelligence gathered and concerns from local citizens about suspected drug dealing.

As a result of the aforementioned Search Warrant, members of 3-D VICE recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol, approximately 1.5 pounds of high grade marijuana, proceeds of illicit drug sales and a substantial amount of drug packaging materials meant for resale and street level distribution.

Two adults were arrested and charged with “Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute while Armed.”

Once again, I take this opportunity to thank our community and its great citizens for your pro-active approach to helping us keep your neighborhoods safe. And as always “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING…SAY SOMETHING”.

3-D VICE Tip-Line: (202) 673-6925″

UPDATE: And another:

“On today’s date [Friday], at approximately 15:30 hours, members of 3-D VICE observed an adult male subject within the 1400 block of U Street, NW displaying characteristics consistent with someone illegally concealing a firearm.

Members contacted the subject and after a brief foot pursuit apprehended him in the 1400 block of V Street without further incident. Members subsequently recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

Anyone with information regarding this case or who would like to report suspicious VICE related activities please feel free to call the 3-D VICE Unit Tip-Line at (202) 673-6925.”

07/11/14 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user philliefan99

“Dear PoPville,

I recently moved into my first home, a condo in the Shaw/Logan neighborhood. I’ve been doing some research on getting a home warranty plan for the appliances and HVAC system in my unit, but am not sure which company to go with and am concerned I may get overcharged. Do your readers have any suggestions for home warranty plans for a condo?”

07/11/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Raymond Bryson

Parking Regulations – Motorcycle and Car in One Spot:

“I recently moved into a building near U st, and I parked both my motorcycle and my car within my parking spot, and neither vehicle extended beyond my own spot. I was told by the building manager that I could only have one vehicle as per the Order of the Fire Marshal. I’ve looked up the DC Fire Code, and I haven’t found anything. Does anybody know whether or not it is actually legal, or just the condo association trying to make more money as usual?”

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