05/27/15 4:30pm

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Photo courtesy New Belgium Brewing

From a press release:

“The Washington, D.C. stop kicks off the 2015 season of Tour de Fat and will feature eclectic entertainment, yo-yo performances and even vaudeville acts. Everyone 21 and older is invited to sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium including the brewery’s flagship brew, Fat Tire, New Belgium’s latest year-round offering, Slow Ride Session IPA, and selections from the acclaimed Lips of Faith series.

Tour de Fat is free to participants, but beer and merchandise proceeds from the Washington, D.C. stop will go to:
Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Black Women Bike DC
Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts
Phoenix Bikes

Last year, the Washington, D.C. Tour de Fat stop had approximately 7,000 attendees and raised more than $57,000 for local non-profits.

Tour de Fat – Washington, D.C. Details
Date:
Saturday, May 30

Location:
Yards Park

Main Stage: (more…)

05/27/15 4:10pm

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1340 U Street, NW

Sudhouse‘s opening in the former Bistro La Bonne space has been pushed to “May 31st at 3pm with Happy Hour food and Drink Specials the entire day.”

“Featuring domestic and craft beers, classic American fare, pool and Big Buck, Sudhouse aims to be your new hangout spot to imbibe with friends. Sudhouse is the very first concept created by Farout and will have a tasty selection of both hearty and small plates like home-made five alarm chili and organic farm fresh salads. It will be a perfect place to relax and embrace the wonders of the U Street Corridor.”

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05/27/15 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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“Polydactyl twins Franny & Hopper taking an afternoon nap. We adopted them from local rescue Homeward Trails after taking them in as foster cats and falling in love!”

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“Rudi of Logan Circle giving his best Blue Steel.”

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“Lemmy the tailless cat @ LeDroit Park”

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From DPW:

“The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program and The DC Department of Health (DOH) Rodent and Vector Control Division will host a live Web chat to discuss how residents can control the District’s rodent population through proper sanitation practices on Friday, May 28, 2015, at noon.

Among their numerous services, DOH provides a comprehensive rodent control and animal disease prevention program for the District, while DPW is charged with enforcing sanitation violations that can encourage vermin. Renowned Urban Rodentologist Robert Corrigan, who has studied rats and mice in cities around the world for more than 20 years, will be on hand to provide expert advice on vermin control.

To participate in the session once it has begun, place dpw.dc.gov/livechat into the search browser or visit www.dpw.dc.gov and select the “Live Chat” icon up at the top of DPW’s homepage.

WHAT: Live, One-Hour Chat to Discuss how Sanitation Impacts Rodent Control with DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr., and Urban Rodentologist Robert Corrigan

WHEN: Friday, May 28, 2015, 12:00pm-1:00pm

WHERE: dpw.dc.gov/livechat”

1101 3rd Street Southwest

This rental is located at 1101 3rd Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Plz call due to dog. Great location near employment sites, shopping & other enjoyments that comes with city life. Metro, Starbucks, Safeway, CVS only half block away Short distance to SW waterfront, & National Baseball stadium. Rarely available studio in the Chic, modern, and eco-friendly Waterfront Towers. I.M. Pei-designed bldg, fully renovated. Rent incl gas & heat; tenant pays only elec.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

05/27/15 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I am getting ready to move and need a number of things fixed in my house / projects completed before I rent it out. My first thought was to do it ourselves but my husband and I work full time and have a new baby, so we just do not have the time. Then I thought I’d just hire a handyman rather than a full service general contractor, since individually these are all small projects (but collectively will be probably several days of work). I have contacted a few places (Renaissance and Handyman Services Corp, both with good online reviews) to see if they could take on the job but neither has replied. So, I’d like to know if the PoP community has any suggestions for a good handyman or contractor who’d be willing to take on the “small” jobs? The list of projects is below:

Projects:
1) replace missing trim on side of porch roof
2) patch cracks in concrete porch
3) touch up paint on interior walls
4) re-paint interior trim and doors (or instead of scraping and re-painting doors replacing doors if it will be cheaper)
5) replace lock on 1 exterior door
6) install 2 hard-wired smoke detectors (connections from an old one are already there)
7) replace broken floor tiles in bathroom
8) replace bathroom vanity
9) replace bathroom light fixture
10) paint fence in back of house
11) paint exterior window trim on back of house
12) insulate kitchen pipes (they are exposed in basement ceiling)
13) patch 2 holes in drywall ceiling where access to kitchen pipes is (we opened them up to expose the kitchen pipes to thaw them out after one of the cold snaps this winter)”

05/27/15 2:10pm

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Photo of an “old volvo” by PoPville flickr user Leonard Jewler

flipped condos — reselling issues

“another implication of the stories about condo flipping: issues with reselling

What, if any, are the ramifications of something related to a conversion going wrong after the we (the unit’s first owners/residents) complete a sale to new owners? To what extent could we be on the hook financially and legally? To what extent would it be the original builder and seller? We of course would disclose anything we know of that’s an issue, but what about things there’s no sign of? Does it fall into the category of “that’s homeownership”?

Likely we’ll just sit down with a real estate lawyer, but leave no stone unturned; some of you may have experience/knowledge with this, and others might be able to benefit from the topic, as well . . .

Thanks for any insights you all might be able to provide.”

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05/27/15 1:20pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

“Dear PoPville,

I have a rowhouse and my neighbor has a large tree with roots that are pushing up my patio, but it’s unclear whether or not they are damaging the foundation of my house. The tree also has branches that cover a large portion of my backyard and part of my house. Has anyone else been in a similar situation and if so, how did you handle it? The damage to the patio is an easy fix, but I’m concerned about the potential of significant damage to the house itself.”

Ed. Note: We’ve recently spoken about branches but I don’t think we’ve ever discussed a root situation like this.