04/24/14 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user betbet_

Congrats to PoPville pick anonymous with:

“When Julie told Trent that she wanted to bring along her “rabbit” to spice up their romp in the park, this was NOT what he’d imagined.”

Congrats to PoP pick lilpeggles with:

“That moment when Easter falls on 4/20.”

Honorable mention to anonymous with:

“Hey so what’d you say was in this punch again?”

Winners and honorable mention, please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, tote bags or onesies.

04/24/14 4:55pm

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From an email:

“The Table Church and our neighbors on 11th Street invite you to a Block Party and BBQ Cookoff for the whole community including – Music, Photobooth. Bingo. Job Preparation Assistance. Dance-off. Kids Activities. BBQ Cookoff. Bakeoff. And much, much more!

Join us on Saturday, May 3 on 11th between H & I St NE from 1-4pm for this fun, free event!

We’re also looking for a few good cooks to serve up their finest culinary creations, and all registered contestants will be eligible for over $700 in prizes for best BBQ, sides, and sweets from your favorite H Street restaurants and vendors. Chef Timothy dean, former top chef contestant, and owner of TD Burger on 4th and I street NE will be our guest judge. If you want to be entered as a contestant in the BBQ Cookoff or Bakeoff and a chance to win great prices, register here.

Thank you to our neighborhood businesses for providing the prizes!

- Metro Mutts
- Liberty Tree
- Le Grenier
- Port City Brewery
- Taylor Gourmet
- Smith Commons
- Vendetta
- H Street Coffeehouse
- The Argonaut
- Bardo
- Washington Nationals

For more information, check out here.

04/24/14 4:30pm

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3513 Connecticut Ave, NW

Last week we learned that a Potomac River Running store would be coming to the former Cowgirl Creamery space in Penn Quarter. At that time a commenter mentioned that they heard this meant the Cleveland Park location would be closing. Sadly, they were right. I stopped by the Cleveland Park spot and they confirmed that they would indeed be closing. They didn’t have an exact date but expected it to be sometime in May.

04/24/14 3:55pm

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“Dear PoPville

What Going on at the 3800 Block of 14th? The funeral home is almost gone. Any idea what the plan is?”

Earlier this month Washington Business Journal reported:

“The developer recently applied for permits to convert the building into nine two-bedroom, two-bath condos plus one for-sale commercial unit, said Philip Simon, S2’s managing member.”

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Rendering via S2 Development LLC

S2′s facebook page says:

“We have completed our design phase and applied for permits. This UN-named condo building should be done by the end of the year. Name suggestions?

New condo association names:

We have two new projects that need names. In keeping with the S2 tradition of using skiing related names for condo assocaitions below is a list of trails, lifts, lodges, bars, etc., tell us which you like best.

Encore Condominiums
Windows Condominiums
Cascade Condominiums
Larkspur Condominiums
Park City Condominiums
Lionshead Condominiums
Northwoods Condominiums
Timberline Condominiums
Prima Condominiums
Alta Condominiums
Riva Condominiums “

04/24/14 3:45pm

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Thanks to @BDdesigns for tweeting us the awesome poster above. It’s part of the See America parks campaign.

And thanks to a reader for sending word about POSTERity: WPS’s Art Legacy & America’s Public Lands. The U.S. Department of the Interior Museum is exhibiting iconic national park posters old and new: (more…)

04/24/14 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 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.

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“Princess Peach in Takoma. Maximizing fur to sunbeam ratio.”

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“Navi, our corgi mix, enjoying her bone in Petworth.”

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“From Left to Right; Diego Rivera, Titan and Che Guevara taking a nap in Takoma Park”