03/04/15 5:07pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Peter Bjork

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The winter isn’t letting up and neither are our volunteers! Serve DC is encouraging volunteers from across the District to join the DC Citizen Snow Team! The DC Citizen Snow Team will assist seniors and residents with disabilities with shoveling and snow removal in the event of winter weather.

The District requires property owners (residential and commercial) to clear the sidewalks surrounding their property within 24 hours after a snowfall. Even a dusting of snow can pose a challenge for seniors or individuals with disabilities, which is why we are asking residents to volunteer their services to help keep everyone safe and make the winter a little easier on those in need.

Register online at our website or contact Melvyn Smith at 202-727-7970.”

03/04/15 4:30pm

From an email:

“JACK GREGORI, who sings every wed night at Madam’s Organ, auditioned and was picked on last night’s THE VOICE He’ll be on Team Adam…..but here at Madam’s he’s still Jack, the lead singer and guitarist for Human Country Jukebox.

A local DC real estate attorney, Jack hopes to use this opportunity to make a new career in the music industry.

Come see him tonight and every Wednesday (til Nashville calls) at Madam’s Organ”

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2461 18th Street, NW

03/04/15 3:55pm

ArtView exterior 9th Street
Rendering courtesy ArtView

From a press release:

ArtView is a new mixed-use and sustainable building with six unique condominium homes, space for working artists, and about 2,000 square feet for a restaurant or other retailer. Urban Pace is now pre-selling the condos, scheduled for Fall 2015 delivery, with prices starting in the $700,000s.

ArtView condominiums’ contemporary design features will include floor-to-ceiling windows, nine-foot ceilings, reclaimed wide-plank oak solid wood flooring, full-size stackable laundry equipment, and abundant natural light. Penthouse units have a second level with a study and private roof deck with spectacular city views; select homes will feature private balconies. Each homeowner will have designated secure storage space in the building’s basement. ArtView is located just a few blocks from both the U Street Metro and Shaw Metro stations, and will offer indoor bike racks. (more…)

03/04/15 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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“Introducing the newest addition to the family, Miss Eleanor, in DuPont Circle.”

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“Harper from Ledroit Park”

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“Pete Valentino, Dragon Tail Beta, Columbia Heights”

03/04/15 3:10pm

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Photo via ‘Lift the sled ban on Capitol Hill’

From Change.org:

“The forecast calls for a sled-worthy snowstorm to hit Washington, D.C. in the next 24 hours, likely the last opportunity for the children of D.C. to partake in a favorite childhood pastime, sledding, this winter. In recent weeks, those attempting to sled on the Capitol grounds have been brusquely asked to leave the premise.

The Regulations currently read:

AOC Sledding Regulation
No person shall coast or slide a sled within Capitol Grounds. Skiing With the exception of the use of cross-country skis or snowshoes as a means for transportation, no person shall ski on any area within Capitol Grounds.

Please lift the sled ban and allow the children of D.C. (including those who are children at heart) to take advantage of the last bit of snow this winter.”

Sign the petition here.

Also:

“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today wrote U.S. Capitol Police Board Chair Frank Larkin requesting a waiver of the sledding ban on Capitol Grounds effective from March 5-8 in anticipation of a snowstorm expected to drop a significant amount of snow in the District of Columbia. Members of Congress and the public can request a waiver of any of the Capitol Police Board Regulations. Last month, Norton wrote Larkin urging the U.S. Capitol Police Board to overturn of the prohibition on sledding on the Capitol Grounds. The Board has until March 26, 2015, to provide Norton with a formal response to her letter.

“This could be the last snowstorm the D.C. area gets this winter, and may be one of the best for sledding in years,” Norton said. “Children and their parents should able to enjoy sledding on one of the best hills in the city. This is a one-time waiver that will allow D.C. kids to sled while we await a more formal review of the ban, which will likely come after the last snow has fallen in our region. Have a heart, Mr. Larkin, a kid’s heart that is.”

Below is a copy of Norton’s letter: (more…)

03/04/15 2:55pm

2009 Vermont Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2009 Vermont Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This beautiful two bedroom townhouse with hardwood floors, granite and stainless appliances in the renovated kitchen, offers you vibrant living in the U Street Corridor. Located just across the intersection from the U Street Metro and Metro bus stoops you can go anywhere in the DC metro area! A back patio and upper level deck offer outdoor spacing and leaves room for fenced parking for 1 car.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,600/Mo.