10/09/15 3:45pm


Thanks to a reader for reminding me that I never picked the winners from this awesome bonus caption contest photo.

Congrats to aknomad with:

“Is it gone, is the mouse gone yet?!”

and KP with:

“But the sidewalk is LAVA!”

and honorable mention to Mase with:

“The new Logan Circle “Curb your Dog” rules have gotten a bit ridiculous!”

You can pick up your shirts at the next PoPville Happy Hour/9 year anniversary party Nov. 17th at Solly’s (more on the party as we get closer to the date)!

10/09/15 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.


“My Great Dane, Roux, enjoying the Arboretum.”


“Haji ‘Sir Richard Burton’ Binkins”


“Pablo and his new Old Man Wheels. You’ll be seeing us on the streets of Bloomingdale.”

10/09/15 3:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 9-11 with service adjustments beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.


Three stations will be closed this weekend: Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church.
Silver Line trains will replace Orange Line service this weekend with all Silver Line trains running between Wiehle-Reston East and New Carrollton every 8 minutes during daytime hours.
Riders traveling to/from Orange Line stations should board a Silver Line train to make their trip.
Riders traveling to/from Blue/Silver stations between Largo Town Center and Benning Road should use only Blue Line trains.
Red, Blue, Green and Yellow lines are on regular weekend schedules.

Early Opening Sunday morning for the for Army Ten-Miler
Metrorail will open two hours early, at 5 a.m., on Sunday, October 11, for riders traveling to the Army Ten-Miler. The closest Metro stop to the start of the race is Pentagon on the Blue and Yellow lines.

Columbus Day service information

On Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate at Saturday service intervals (every 6 to 12 minutes during daytime hours). Off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.”

10/09/15 2:50pm


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“10-9 is bike messenger appreciation day

Here is a link I would like to share:

In 1991, a mayoral proclamation decreed that October 9 of every year would be Messenger Appreciation Day in San Francisco. October 9 is “10-9” in radio code and means “Say again” or “What?” 10-9 Day is celebrated informally all over the world.

May taxi cabs and secretaries thank there bike couriers whom fight amongst traffic and deal with the elements. #winteriscoming.

Marion Barry jr also wrote a letter to announce this in 1998″

10/09/15 2:25pm


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“After the past few months on a serious deadline at work that finished up yesterday, I decided to venture out to my usual lunch spot in Farragut Square and was welcomed back by the sounds of some John Coltrane and Keith Jarrett playing on a series of small speakers and an iPod set atop the electrical closet. It made a gorgeous day even more so, and I’d like to express some appreciation to this gentleman for taking the time to make the many park lunch-goers’ time away from the office just that much better. You sir, are my hero.”

You can see previous nominees here. Should you spot a quiet act of heroism along these lines please do send an email with a brief description and the neighborhood where it was witnessed to princeofpetworth@gmail.com or tweet @PoPville.

10/09/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

Where to True a Bike Wheel?

“Hey guys, I just got a used bike and want to straighten out the back wheel – anyone know where you can do this? Preferably in the Petworth/Dupont area?”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

10/09/15 1:10pm

A reader spots in Bloomingdale

Or their bike is stolen. Or they heard gunshots that MPD won’t confirm. Or their friend/relative is missing. Or they need the District to do something. Or they got a new menu. Or they’re opening a new bar. Or they have an event to promote. Or so many things. But it’s OK. It’s amazing what age does to you. 10 years ago I’d probably be looking to kick some teeth in. But today I’m so happy with my life and feel truly blessed. I also have never been happier with PoPville and the community that makes it so great. It continues to grow, evolve and attract so many good, knowledgeable and supportive people. I love it.

So I look at this photo and am reminded of one of the greatest weddings I’ve ever attended. And I smile. So thank you for that. As for the cool kids, fear not, I’ll still help you find your dog when the time comes.


This unit is located at 304 Aspen Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“DELIGHTFULLY DECO unit, freshly painted and w/ gleaming hardwood floors & sun-drenched DR, invites you to come stay awhile! Newer appliances, granite counters, handy study nook – all just 1 block to Takoma metro, 2-3 blocks to farmer’s mkt, restaurants & shops! Steps to Takoma Community & Aquatic center, tennis courts. In-unit washer & dryer. You’ll love living here! Open Sunday, 10/11 1-4PM”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $257,000 ($275 monthly fee.)