04/28/15 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 6-8 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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“Arvie from Capitol Hill. Arive is a proud City Dogs alum. His humans suspect he’s a mix of corgi, pekingese, terrier and a few other breeds.”

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“Moose and Momma (of Pleasant Plains) confusing everyone in the house by sleeping in the dog’s cage.”

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“Riley – Petworth”

04/28/15 3:10pm

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From an email:

“Our series expands to 5 films (from 3 last year) at the same great location at 18th and California on the plush soccer fields there — perfect to throw a blanket down on and picnic before the films begin.

Films all screen on Tuesday nights and start 30 approx 30 mins after sundown. Series kicks off on May 19tth and continues on May 26, June 2, June 9th, June 16th, ran date June 23

WEEK 1 – May 19th

The Lego Movie
Fantastic Mr Fox
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”


04/28/15 2:25pm

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“Dear PoPville,

So Georgia Avenue not by some considered the most beautiful or esthetically pleasing part of Petworth but you know we love it.We love the community the hellos the fact that we live on a major thoroughfare in DC and we all make it work. Sadly last week we collected six bags of trash(im taking big black bags folks) from the sidewalk.Seriously who just throws trash out of a car these days? Well it turns out lots of people do and tonight I had the displeasure of meeting some of these trash fiends.

At about 8:45pm tonight we witnessed a car pull up, people threw a plate of food out and entered next car. We suggested that the street wasn’t a trash can. Not a suggestion that was taken or well received. Looks like someone had a nice birthday party from the plate of cake I then picked up. How do we stop this sort of thing from happening in our beautiful community?”

Sadly I’ve been wondering the same thing since 2003. I don’t think it can ever be completely stopped. What you did was the best – pick up trash when you see it (within reason of course). It’s frustrating but if folks see you picking up trash – perhaps some will think about it more. Others will not care but at least you made an effort. And know that your efforts are appreciated by many.

04/28/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nikoo Yahyazadeh

In need of a Thursday feeder for a community cat colony

“I help take care of a community cat colony in Petworth by feeding them once a week. They are all sterilized, vaccinated and doing well. We’ve lost our Thursday feeder and are in need of someone to step in. It’s very easy – all you need to do is set out some food and water. No cat experience is needed. I’m happy to supply the food if that’s a concern.

Many thanks,
Abby
abby.volin@gmail.com”

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04/28/15 1:25pm

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The original 11th street chicken when spotted back in 2008

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a row house within Ward 1 in Columbia Heights. We have a next door neighbor whom we share an adjacent wall/fence with who has recently (approximately sometime in the the last few months) been housing a very loud rooster and we think a few hens in the backyard. Notwithstanding the noise complaint, what are the regulations in this area permitting or prohibiting raising domestic fowl? Usually a running joke, the 5:30 am rooster wake up call has not always been equally as pleasant (not to mention the welfare of a rooster who seemingly survived the elements of this horrid winter!)

I know that their was a petition to amend the regulations sometime in the recent past but the coding is hard to decipher if you are new to the area and were never “officially” informed of your neighbor’s previous arrangements.”

Ed. Note: The bill stalled and it is still not legal to have chickens/roosters in your backyard in DC.

04/28/15 12:50pm

1946 Calvert Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1946 Calvert Street Northwest. The listing says:

“Elegantly proportioned classic space! Large light living room, step up dining room, 1/2 bath, generous table space kitchen, deep storage closet, bedroom w/ en suite bath, double closets, rear deck for outside living, PARKING, . Wonderful flow, walls of art gallery like space, terrific location, METRO, shops, restaurants, all the conveniences of popular Adams Morgan.”

1946 Calvert Street Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $435,500 ($208 monthly fee.)

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And thanks to all who sent emails and tweets about Romo’s house for sale up the block. Makes me appreciate Friday’s glimpse even more. The 2 bed/2 bath at 1832 Calvert is going for $649,000.

04/28/15 12:35pm

From an email:

Annie’s Ace Hardware and the Menkiti Group today announced a strategic partnership to bring Annie’s Hardware to Brookland. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland is expected to open in the Fall of 2015 at 3405 8th Street Northeast, sharing the upstairs portion of the Menkiti Group’s Brookland headquarters with Excel Pilates.

The 7,400 square-foot Brookland store will be packed with thousands of essential products and supplies from the most respected brand names and best-selling items in the home improvement marketplace, including Benjamin Moore paints, Weber Grills, Mrs. Myer’s earth-friendly cleaning products, a complete line of canning supplies, Craftsman tools, and other premium products. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland will also offer key cutting, screen repair, glass and Plexiglas cutting, and propane exchange. For the neighborhood’s active gardening community, the store will include a 1,000 square foot garden center adjacent to the main building, which will feature native plants. (more…)