08/31/15 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.

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“Herschel lives in Columbia Heights. He is only 8 weeks old but he loves all toys and cuddling!”

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“Petworth’s own Hermes, a.k.a Hermy-kins”

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“Lola from Pleasant Plains enjoying the sun.”

08/31/15 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From AlertDC:

“Law Enforcement Medical Evacuation Exercises Involving Helicopters at U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, the United States Capitol Police in coordination with the United States Park Police and Metropolitan Police Department will be conducting Law Enforcement Helicopter, Medical Evacuation Exercises. DC Fire & EMS will also be on site.

These exercises are scheduled to occur between 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on each day.

During each exercise period, one U.S. Park Police and one Metropolitan Police Department helicopter will land on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and at Union Square. Brief temporary street closures in the immediate area of the U.S. Capitol directly related to these exercises will be in effect during each exercise period.”

08/31/15 2:50pm

314 V Street Northeast

This rental is located at 314 V Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“TENANT OCCUPIED THRU AUGUST 31ST, 2015. Great one bedroom condo for rent; utilities included. Condo features, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, full modern bath with ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances and more. Great lighting in an open space. Call to schedule appointment or receive showing instructions.”

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,350/Mo.

08/31/15 2:25pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to give my fellow bikers a head’s up that we aren’t completely immune to being mugged. I was recently biking around 9:15 pm near 5th and N St NW when I was pushed from behind and hit over the head with a gun (I was actually biking, not sitting at a red light). One of the guys was standing on the edge of the bike lane, looking like he was about to open a car door and was waiting for me to pass. As I went around him (I could only give him so much room as there was a car driving next to me), he pushed and hit me. After falling (and nearly being run over) three men were on me. After three more hits over the head, they took my phone and took off as cars arrived on 5th St. Fortunately I was wearing a helmet so the only injuries I received were from the bike fall. I hopped on my bike and took off. The MPD have been professional and helpful through the entire process.

I don’t think I could have done anything different as I wasn’t drunk, wasn’t wearing a backpack, and didn’t have my headphones on or phone out). As a biker (and a pretty big guy) I tend to feel safer than walkers. I think we are still safer, but not immune. Keep alert.”

08/31/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Alley repaving

“Anyone have any experience living with alley repaving? Ours is supposedly being redone in the next few months. We are basement tenants with no access on the street and we’re wondering how it works since the city apparently says it will take two months. Anyone have experience with alley construction?”

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08/31/15 1:50pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user jwhokie

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Gruber

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08/31/15 1:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tyler Nelson

“Dear PoPville,

We live on a busy street in Dupont and had spots reserved legally through the city for our u-Haul. We paid the $55 fee and posted the signs the required 72 hours in advance. The morning of our move, a diplomat parked right in the middle of our spot (DC problems, right?). The city can’t ticket or tow them, so we are screwed trying to find new parking for a box truck in the middle of our very busy neighborhood, having to walk our heavy book cases, mattresses etc all the way down the block. Anyone ever had a similar issues?? Is there anything that can be done?”

08/31/15 12:15pm

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3211 O Street, NW

From Crumbs and Whiskers:

“The past two months have been incredible. With your help, we have fostered over 40 cats, adopted 23 cats, and put smiles on the faces of thousands of people. Cheers to that!

But, we have also learned a lot about how we can improve. We have spent the past two months listening very carefully to everything you’ve had to say, and it’s now time for us to make some changes. So here they are:

Max Number of People: We are reducing the number of people we allow in the café at once by nearly half to eliminate overcrowding. That being said, please remember that weekends and some weeknights will still feel busy because they are our peak hours. If you would like to visit us during slow hours, we recommend weekday mornings/afternoons and late evenings.

Café Experience: We are eliminating the previous food ordering system, and are instead including complimentary coffee and tea (self serve) with your cover charge. We will also feature macarons and other treats from a neighborhood bakery for those of you with a sweet tooth. No more waiting around for orders to arrive.

Cover Charge: Starting today, August 29, our cover charge will be $15 per reservation. This charge will include complimentary coffee and tea. Due to the significant reduction in our capacity, we have no choice but to implement a small increase in our cover. We hope you’ll understand.

Seating Options: We have added additional seating options in the cat café – there are more chairs and benches for those of you who are not stoked about floor seating.

We are making lots of smaller changes as well, but these are the big ones we want you to know about. We really want you to have an amazing time at the cat café. Email us (kanchan@crumbsandwhiskers.com) if you visited Crumbs & Whiskers when we opened and did not have good time. We have some ideas on how to make it up to you.

PS. We just discovered that a lot of you really like yoga. And cats (obviously.) You know what’s coming next…”