07/28/14 2:10pm

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Cancer Fundraiser for DC Fashion Stylist Tara Papanicolas:

“This past May, PoP posted about my friends cancer fundraiser dance party at Flash.

It was the second event our close friends put together in an effort to raise awareness about the rare cancer she discovered last September. The fundraisers were also an effort to help her with her mounting medical bills.

Watching her appearance transform with her chemo and radiation I was inspired to do a photo shoot of her. Here is a link to view part of the shoot.

The images have captivated and inspired many so it got me to thinking that perhaps others going through a similar experience may want portrait of themselves like this. So they can remember this time as not one of being sick but of transformation. Transformation can be beautiful.

Going one step further, I created a t-shirt campaign to raise money for Tara.
You can view that here.

If you are interested or anyone you many know is interested in purchasing this limited edition t-shirt to help us raise money for Tara, please pass along the links.

Tara is like the Washington monument practically. She is a really special person in DC. Her strength through this entire process of detection and treatment have inspired many. We want to give that love and inspiration back to her and help her get back healthy and happy.

Many thanks in advance for your support.
-Violetta”

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07/28/14 1:15pm

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Photo by PoPville reader EW

“Dear PoPville,

I was riding the Red line Friday evening at about 4:30 PM. Between Dupont and Farragut North, a boozy smelling man sat next to me. He kept creeping closer and closer and eventually touched my thigh under a jacket in his lap. I immediately jumped up and started screaming. I asked some of the passengers what I should do and they just told me to call security. I got off at Farragut North and so did the perp. I ran to the station manager to report it since he was still loitering around on the platform, and was told that she couldn’t do anything to help and that if she went down to the platform with me “we would both get murdered”. So much for those “zero tolerance” ads…

I have two questions- wondering if anyone else was a victim this evening (suspect is heavy set Latino male in his 40s, wearing a hat, sunglasses, a white T-shirt and carrying a green jacket). Also wondering what the formal process is for filing a complaint with metro- I would like this incident documented and would like to report the station manager as well.”

07/28/14 12:45pm

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This unit is located at 2004 11th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Large + spacious 2BR/2BA rare CORNER unit at The Lincoln w/ GARAGE PARKING. Multiple exposures welcome in lots of natural light. Hardwood + high ceilings. Generously sized rooms. Pet friendly. The Lincoln amenities: front desk, gym, community room, rooftop deck, courtyard. Walk Score: 92. Close to Metro! Not a ground floor unit.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $519,000 ($480 monthly fee.)

07/28/14 12:25pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfkann

From WMATA:

“Metrorail, the nation’s second busiest rapid transit system, grew 10 percent larger today with five new stations and new direct rail service between the Washington region’s two largest employment centers, all as a result of the opening of the Silver Line’s first phase. The new rail line is the largest expansion of Metrorail — and the first time a new color has been added to the Metro map — since the Green Line opened in 1991.

Rail service to the five new stations – McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East – began at noon with the departure of an inaugural train from Wiehle-Reston East Station in Fairfax County, Va., bound for Largo Town Center in Prince George’s County, Md. Along the way, Silver Line trains connect Fairfax County with popular destinations in Arlington County and Downtown DC, serving a total of 28 stations.

As one of the largest capital construction projects in the United States, the Silver Line has national significance. The Dulles Corridor is home to several of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region’s most dynamic and rapidly growing activity centers, including Tysons Corner (Virginia’s largest employment center), the Reston-Herndon area (Virginia’s second largest employment concentration), Dulles International Airport and the emerging activity centers in eastern Loudoun County. Silver Line trains will provide high-quality, high-capacity transit service that reduces travel time between the Dulles corridor and Downtown D.C., expands the reach of the existing regional rail system, offers a viable alternative to automobile travel and supports future development.

It is anticipated that the Silver Line will quickly become one of Metro’s busiest services because of the draw of two employment and entertainment destinations — Downtown DC and Tysons — appealing to riders at all times of the day and week. Serving many of the region’s great destinations, the Silver Line will deliver football fans to FedEx Field and baseball fans to Nationals Park, entertainment destinations in Arlington County, and nationally known cultural attractions in Downtown DC. About 25,000 daily riders are projected to use the five new stations after the first year of service.

By offering a convenient alternative to driving, the Silver Line is expected to transform Tysons, previously an automobile-centric, congestion prone area into a more walkable, bikeable, livable community anchored by high-density, mixed-use developments around the new stations. The Silver Line gives commuters traveling to or from Fairfax County a new option to avoid traffic congestion along I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road, while saving on fuel, parking and tolls.

With the opening of the Silver Line, Metrorail now serves a total of 91 stations on a 118-mile system in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

The new Silver Line tracks branch off from the existing Orange Line between East Falls Church and West Falls Church. The first new station, McLean, is about 8 minutes away from East Falls Church, and is the first of a cluster of four Tysons-area stations that are each two minutes apart. The line’s western terminus, Wiehle-Reston East, is another eight minutes west of the Tysons area.

The four Tysons-area stations put most parts of Tysons Corner within an easy half-mile walk of a Metrorail station providing easy access to the region’s second largest employment center with nearly 100,000 jobs, shopping malls and restaurants.

Wiehle-Reston East Station is connected to Reston Town Center and Washington Dulles International Airport by frequent bus service.

Silver Line construction (more…)

07/28/14 11:50am

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515 15th Street, NW

From a press release:

“W Washington DC, the closest hotel to the White House announces Pinea, the new restaurant slated to open in September 2014 in the hotel at 515 15th Street NW.

Pinea, named for the two-needled pine trees of Southern Europe, the source of pine nuts, will offer contemporary regional European dishes with a focus on France, Italy and Spain created by Chef Barry Koslow. The menu will follow flavor profiles popular in these regions including citrus, fresh herbs such as lavender and rosemary and special olive oils. All will enhance an exceptional selection of local vegetables and seasonally varying meat and seafood. (more…)

07/28/14 11:20am

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Photos courtesy Nauti Foods

From an email:

“We had a great first day out on the water, but didn’t go out Sunday due to the predicted storms (which never seemed to materialize).

We will be back out on the water next Friday evening (5-8pm) and then Sat/Sun approx 12-8 *weather permitting. (hours & weekly specials will be posted by the end of the week on Facebook and twitter)

Our basic menu is Nauti Dogs (hot dogs), Naked Nauti Dogs (no bun/on a stick), cold drinks (water, coconut water, iced tea, lemonade, soda), frozen treats (ice cream sandwiches, ice cream bars, popsicles, and freeze pops). We will also be carrying gelato pops from Dolcezza and some other local items from places like Sticky Fingers and Gouter and others. These are the ‘specials’ which may vary from week to week.”

From an earlier press release:

“Washington, D.C. The area’s first food boat will launch this weekend providing boaters, kayakers, and paddle-boarders with snacks, ice cream, and cold drinks on the water. Items available for purchase on the boat include hot dogs, chips, cookies, and ice cream treats. Nauti Foods will also feature select items from several local producers such as Gouter, Sticky Fingers, and Dolcezza.

Nauti Foods will be anchored just north of the Key Bridge and will be open Friday afternoons and Saturday/Sunday. Credit card and cash accepted.”

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07/28/14 10:50am

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Located in the Cornerstone building of Monroe Street Market on Monroe Street, NE between Michigan Ave and 7th

With word of more bookstores closing it’s nice to hear of one opening.

From an earlier press release from Catholic University:

“The store will feature 14,000 square feet of retail space on two levels, a 44-seat Starbucks-branded café, and designated areas for Catholic University textbook and school spirit sales.”

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07/28/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.