08/29/14 2:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 29 – September 1 (Labor Day).

Blue and Yellow line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals throughout the weekend. Orange and Silver line trains will operate every 15 minutes from 10 p.m. Friday through system closing on Sunday. Green Line trains will run every 16 minutes through closing Monday. Buses will replace Red Line trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through closing on Monday,

Labor Day service information
On Labor Day, Monday, September 1, Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.

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Buses replace trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 12:01 Saturday through closing Monday:

Between Shady Grove & Grosvenor: every 10 minutes
Between Friendship Heights & Glenmont: every 10 minutes

Stations Closed: Bethesda and Medical Center

Last Train Time Change: The last Red Line train of the night from Shady Grove to Grosvenor will depart 35 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Shady Grove at 1:55 a.m. On Sunday and Monday, the last train will leave Shady Grove at 10:55 p.m.

Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Express buses will operate between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor. Add up to 25 minutes of additional travel time.
Local buses will operate between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor, making intermediate stops at Medical Center and Bethesda. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: Grout pad, rail tie and insulator renewal, joint elimination and communication cable replacement between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor. (more…)

08/29/14 1:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Raymond Bryson

Gotta give props to textdoc for compiling this list when we spoke about the guy who was asking for money so he could get to the hospital. If you’re bored and still stuck at work this list is way too impressive to leave buried in the comments of that post.

“For the OP and anyone else, here are links to discussions of some other frequently attempted scams:

.Supposed “fundraisers” for schools, schools’ marching bands, etc.:
http://www.popville.com/2014/07/from-the-forum-legit-dc-public-school-fundraiser
http://www.popville.com/2011/06/dear-popville-how-do-we-know-if-school-fundraisers-are-legit/
http://www.popville.com/2013/06/dear-popville-mt-pleasant-scammer/
http://www.popville.com/forums/topic/band-fundraiser-at-cardozo/

.Being locked out and needing to pay a locksmith:
http://www.popville.com/2014/06/scam-or-not-vol-17-locked-out-and-needed-to-pay-the-locksmith
http://www.popville.com/2014/07/dear-popville-another-locksmith-scammer/

.Gutter-cleaning:
http://www.popville.com/2012/10/dear-popville-scam-alert/
http://www.popville.com/2014/03/from-the-forum-beware-of-scam/

.Someone presenting two $10 bills and asking for a $20 bill in exchange:
http://www.popville.com/2014/06/hostile-scammer-at-archives-metro/
http://www.popville.com/2013/05/heads-up-scammer-around-thomas-and-scott-circles/

.Woman who claims to have been in a car accident, says it’s her first week on the job at ____, and asks for $ for taxi fare to get back to Stafford, VA:
http://www.popville.com/2012/10/scam-or-truly-in-distress/
http://www.popville.com/2012/11/random-reader-rant-andor-revel-668/#comment-538347

.Older man in Metro asking for money to go somewhere that Metro doesn’t reach: http://www.popville.com/2014/06/scam-or-not-vol-17-locked-out-and-needed-to-pay-the-locksmith/#comment-784041

.Woman asking for money to pick up a prescription at a specific CVS: http://www.popville.com/2014/06/scam-or-not-vol-17-locked-out-and-needed-to-pay-the-locksmith/#comment-783913

.Guy claiming he’s military and saying he needs money to get back to base: http://www.popville.com/2014/06/scam-or-not-vol-17-locked-out-and-needed-to-pay-the-locksmith/#comment-784082

.(Not sure if this one was a one-off) Pedestrian throws self in front of runner and claims that runner broke his watch: http://www.popville.com/2013/08/another-warning-for-joggers-scammer-alert/

08/29/14 1:00pm

303 K Street Southeast

This house is located at 303 K Street. Southeast. The listing says:

“REMODLED TOWNHOME WALKING DISTANCES TO NATIONALS STADIUM & METRO STATION!!! NEW HARWOOD FLOORS, NEW CARPET, NEW KITCHEN W/ GRANITE COUNTER TOPS & STAINLESS STEAL APPILANCES, UPDATED BATHROOMS & FULLY FINISHED WALKOUT BASEMENT 1 CAR OFF STREET PARKING!!! SHOWS WELL AND MOVE IN READY!!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $675,000.

08/29/14 12:30pm

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

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“Talbot, the sweetest manbearpig (read: pit bull/wire-haired pointer mix) that has ever been.”

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“My two derps in all their derpy glory. Tigerlily (the tabby) looking at life from a different angle and Rufio (all black) showing off his awesome overbite.”

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08/29/14 11:30am

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1926 17th Street, NW

Now that Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar has been open for a few weeks at 17th and U St, NW – what’s the early word?

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Their facebook page says:

“Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar serves baked desserts and pastries. We serve fresh-brewed Illy brand coffee with great pride and as an official partner.

Imagine the aromatic smell of fresh baked desserts, sweets, treats, and pastries. Now imagine pleasing your taste buds with an assortment of these amazingly delicious pieces of heaven, which also includes tasty gluten-free, sugar-free and allergy sensitive treats.

At Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar, we bake with love — daily — and at the perfect baking temperature of 350 degrees, which allows us to deliver a world-class experience each and every time you are ready to indulge into a satisfyingly-flavorful variety of specialty pastries and desserts.

Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar offers baked-goods that’s prepared fresh daily in-house. We also masterfully customize baked-goods, served to your specifications perfectly, with our attention and focus on complete customer satisfaction.”

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08/29/14 10:30am

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3214 Georgia Ave, NW (just north of Kenyon)

This week in scuttlebutt I hear that a fried chicken pop up (from chef/folks many have heard of) is coming to that vacant space set to eventually be developed at Georgia Ave, NW. I guess while they are waiting for plans/logistics to fall into place a pop up restaurant featuring fried chicken could take over the space for a while. Updates when/if more info is know.

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