02/11/16 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

From Avaaz:

“A medical director of DC emergency medical services just released a scathing resignation saying “people are dying needlessly because we’re moving too slow”. There are obvious solutions – but internal politics are holding up reform.

To DC Mayor Muriel Bowser:

We call on you to enact bold reform to address the egregious state of Washington D.C.’s Emergency Medical Service. EMS should operate independently from the fire department, and both the fire department and EMS should have all the resources they need to respond excellently to the city’s calls for help.

Sign and share the urgent petition with everyone.”

02/11/16 9:25am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

02/10/16 10:22pm

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145 N Street, NE

From an email:

“Due to unforeseen delays in construction as a result of the inclement weather, SEOULSPICE has postponed its grand opening to the general public. Originally planned for the last week of January 2016, the new fast-casual restaurant will officially open on Friday, February 26, 2016. Located in NoMa at 145 N Street NE, SEOULSPICE specializes in Korean comfort food offering a choice-driven menu of quick, healthy, and delicious Korean dishes that are served in a modern setting.

SEOULSPICE’s menu features made-to-order Korean favorites, such as rice bowls (bibimbap) and korritos (kimbap burritos), as well as street tacos and salads. These bases are enhanced with four protein options—beef, chicken, spicy pork, and tofu— and fresh vegetables, including bean sprouts, corn, carrots, cucumbers, Korean radish, kale slaw, and kimchi (pickled Korean cabbage). SEOULSPICE offers four gourmet sauces made in-house—Korean hot sauce, creamy sriracha, cilantro-lime ranch, and ginger-carrot—plus fresh herbs and toppings. The menu also features three sides: “the” egg, marinated in a sweet soy base; avocado; and jars of kimchi.”

02/10/16 4:25pm

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‘Rhus typhina – Staghorn Sumac’ – painting by Kellie Cox

From an email:

“Unique art exhibit starting on February 18th to October 2nd at U.S. Botanic Gardens. Featuring local and national artists.

United States Botanic Garden (USBG) and National Park Service (NPS) launch art show Flora of the National Parks at USBG, part of NPS Centennial celebration

United States Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, this art exhibit will showcase some of the plant species and communities found throughout the more than 400 national parks. From giant redwoods and aspen forests to endangered Virginia spiraea and water lilies, the national parks contain a diverse representation of the North American flora. Illustrations, paintings, and photography will take you on a tour of the beauty and importance of the American flora.”

02/10/16 3:55pm

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“Dear PoPville,

The first meaningful dust is flying at Walter Reed. The building at Butternut and Georgia (across Georgia from the main campus) is nearly demolished. This will be a new fire station.

Just up the street (Georgia and Elder-Fern), several vacant properties have been razed. Not sure what’s going in there. I don’t think this is part of the Walter Reed plan. My guess is condos. There have been several low- and mid-rise new construction and renovations in that immediate area.”

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