11/24/15 10:05pm


From MPD:


During the upcoming holiday season, please be mindful of any package deliveries made to your home. Please note some of the package prevention tips that I have included below.


Package thefts are crimes of opportunity. The Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extra care this time of year when having mail and packages delivered to their residence. Package thefts from doorstops and front porches during the day usually increase between the months of November and January. There are steps you can take to be proactive in keeping your package safe from theft.


11/24/15 3:45pm

1525 Wisconsin Ave, NW

More about Via Umbria here:

“Our authentic Italian market is dedicated to the bounty of Umbria, the rustic region known as il cuore verde d’Italia, the green heart of Italy. We’ve been immersed in its rich culture for decades and our deep relationships with local artisans and purveyors give us rare access to products of exceptional quality and authenticity. Discover the finest Italian olive oils, Italian pasta, delicious chocolates, succulent sauces, handpainted ceramics, beautiful linens and much more. We invite you to explore the best of Italy’s unique cuisine and crafts today!”

Hours are currently “7 AM (coffee and pastries!) to 7 PM (pick up a pasta, sauce, and some kale after work for dinner). We are closed on Thanksgiving, but open ever other day.”

Photo courtesy Via Umbria

Stand by for a Grand Opening around December 5th.

loading the Piccolo Piaggio courtesy Via Umbria

11/24/15 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.


“Meet Bella, our pleasantly plump Himalayan Maine Coon”


“Mila the lion head bunny perched upon her Logan Circle castle.” (above)

“Percy is Mila the lion head bunny’s companion.” (below)


11/24/15 3:10pm


From the Mayor’s Office:

“On the one-year anniversary of the death of former DC Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced recommendations from the D.C. Commission to Commemorate and Recognize the Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr.  The Commission was tasked with identifying ways to honor the late Mayor of the District – often referred to as ‘Mayor for Life.”

The recommendations include: commissioning a bust or statue in front of the John A. Wilson Building, renaming Good Hope Road, renaming Frank W. Ballou Senior High School in Ward 8 where Barry served as the Councilmember until his passing, and naming the new student center at the University of the District of Columbia.  The final recommendations, culled from a list of 30, were developed based on public input solicited during this summer’s public engagement forums. (more…)

11/24/15 2:50pm

2029 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Today’s rental is just for fun. It’s located at 2029 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“One-of-a-kind half-floor residence in one of Washington’s preeminent buildings. 3 exposures offer magnificent light & views in this warm yet distinguished home. Exquisite custom molding & hardwood floors adorn grand entertaining spaces, gourmet kitchen carries Viking appl., & 5 bedrooms incl. a palatial master suite. 2 secure parking spaces, 24hr concierge, & steps to the finest DC has to offer.”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $16,000/Mo.