02/27/15 4:20pm

Kingman_island_festival
Photo courtesy Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival

From a press release:

“Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefitting Living Classrooms Foundation

What: The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with co-headliners Cabinet and Larry Keel Experience and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on education programming provided by Living Classrooms on Kingman Island. The event has grown to become the largest all-local music festival in the National Capital Region, attracting over 13,000 attendees in 2014.

The Festival will include eight hours of performances by local bluegrass, folk and Americana artists, games and outdoor beverages, DC’s favorite food trucks, outdoor bike course, free kayaking courtesy of REI, giveaways and a number of activities for children of all ages including a children’s stage with arts & crafts. Festival sponsor REI will be bringing the REI Village, a touring celebration of the outdoor lifestyle (with special gifts for REI members).

When: Saturday April 25, 2015 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River:

575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6).
Biking and metro are encouraged. A free shuttle will run from Stadium/Armory Metro Station. Free parking is available in RFK Lot 6.

Cost: Early bird tickets: $10 until February 29th or until tickets sell out – Early Bird Tickets are sold out!

From March 1 – 31: $15
April 1 – day of festival: $20

Tickets can be purchased here.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in return for FREE admission please email Rebekah Meyer: Rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org”

Check out the complete line up after the jump. (more…)

02/27/15 3:45pm

IMG_5283
1780 Columbia Rd., NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Update on The Line hotel in Adams Morgan some may be interested in. Seems the lack of progress is due to a lack of permits. Washington Business Journal reports:

“770 Euclid St. NW: This permit calls for the installation of eight temporary dewatering wells by advancing a 12-inch soil boring to a depth of 60 feet on the site of the future Line DC hotel in Adams Morgan. The sheeting and shoring and building permits for the hotel itself are the subject of not-yet-approved applications.”

02/27/15 3:30pm

Thanks to Michelle for putting together this list of adoptable pets. It will be featured the last Friday every month. If you are interested in submitting an adoptable pet you can email Michelle at Help.the.Pups.DC(at)gmail(dot)com

Kena - Washington Humane Society

Kena – Washington Humane Society

Kena is a 3 year old American Staffordshire Terrier/border collie mix from the Washington Humane Society. She is a medium-energy sweetie pie who’s ready to find her new best friend. She may seem timid at first, but with just a moment, you will have an express ticket to cuddle station. She enjoys runs, but she is equally happy to hang out by our side after a walk. You can meet Kena at WHS’s New York Avenue Adoption Center and learn about the adoption process here.

Opie - Rural Dog Rescue

Opie – Rural Dog Rescue
 
Opie is a sweet, 5-7 year old hound Rural Dog Rescue. He is very laid back, has a gentle disposition, and gets along with everyone, including children. He is a playful pup but not high energy and loves to lie around on the couch or his bed when indoors. He does well with canine and feline friends alike. And, if that’s not enough, he’s very smart and learns quickly. You can apply to adopt Opie or any of our adoptable animals here. If you are interested in fostering one of our animals, please apply here. You can meet many of our animals every Saturday at Howl to the Chief from noon until 3pm.

More great pets after the jump. (more…)

02/27/15 3:10pm

16474757890_b4b79e1414_z
Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Jones

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 27 – March 1.

This weekend, Silver Line trains will operate at regular intervals. Green Line trains will run on a regular weekend schedule between College Park and Branch Ave stations. At Greenbelt Station only, buses will replace trains on Saturday and Sunday.

Orange, Blue, and Yellow line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 8-15 minutes. (more…)

1160 ABBEY PLACE NE

This rental is located at 1160 Abbey Place, NE. The listing says:

“This house is literally steps from the NoMa Metro Station and on a lovely, historic, tree-lined one-way street with lots of young families. 2BR (3rdBR is finished basement), 2BA 3-level modern row-house on Abbey Place NE with finished basement w/ bath, hardwood floors throughout, a modern kitchen with granite counters, dishwasher, stainless appliances, microwave exhaust fan and breakfast bar, sun-porch with the original 1920s jalousie windows, a very large back deck for your BBQ needs, washer/dryer, central AC/Heating, recess lighting throughout, one off-street parking spot, and a storage shed outside for tools, brooms, snow shovels, x-mas decorations etc. The house also has a great location – 2 short blocks to the metro, 4 blocks to the Harris Teeter, and a five minute walk to Boundary Road, Driftwood Kitchen and other restaurants and bars on H Street NE. This is a great location that offers city living. The home would be perfect for a young family or two-three young professionals. Dog Friendly landlord.

Upstairs bathroom has a skylight. Both bedrooms have large closets. Entire house has ample storage space and two exterior sheds for bikes, kayaks, golf clubs, etc.

Landlord is experienced, very responsive, lives in the neighborhood and will provide overwhelmingly positive references of current and past tenants. Interior of house will be completely painted prior to occupancy.

AVAILABLE AS EARLY AS MARCH 15TH (Start-Date Negotiable), but April 1st more ideal.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $3,990/Mo.

02/27/15 2:40pm

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, an arrest was made in connection to two carjackings which occurred throughout the District of Columbia.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at approximately 1:40 p.m. officers from the Second District received a call for two armed carjackings in progress. The first carjacking occurred in the 3100 block of P Street, NW. The second carjacking was in close proximity and occurred in the 2600 block of P, Street, NW. In both carjackings a suspect approached an operator of a vehicle, and demanded the keys while displaying a gun. The victim in the 3100 block of P Street, NW was able to drive off. The victim in the 2600 block of P Street, NW complied and the suspect drove away in the victim’s vehicle.

Members of the United States Park Police then observed the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed. Park Police Officers continued to follow the suspect. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit the suspect was apprehended by members of the U.S. Park Police. After further investigation by MPDC detectives, 21 year-old Ronald E. Johnson, of Northwest, D.C was arrested and charged with two counts of Armed Carjacking and one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.”

02/27/15 2:25pm

12781395755_ed14f9b5d6_z
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

“Dear PoPville,

Here is a PSA. Last year I spent a very frustrating time renewing my registration with DMV. The system kept on returning an error message. I found a nice person in the Director’s office, who processed it for me manually. If figured there was some problem they would fix. This year, same result. I have a Mac and use Safari (I would think lots of others do too). I now realize that I could only process my renewal using Chrome (rather than Safari.) So, since the DMV seems not interested in fixing the site, they should at least warn users not to use Safari. Don’t want people to waste their time.”