10/06/15 4:25pm


From an email:

“On Thursday, October 8th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the Common Good City Farm will be holding it’s 4rd Annual Night on the Farm, which provides the opportunity to come tour the farm (located in The Park at LeDroit at 3rd and V), sample local food, local beer, and learn more about the amazing programs that CGCF brings to the DC Community. The event features delicious food from local restaurants (including Big Bear Cafe, Dino’s Grotto, The Royal, Smoke & Barrel, and Table), as well as craft beer from Right Proper Brewing Company, all to sate your palate while learning about urban farming from our student volunteers. It’s a great night, a fun time, and helps support an incredible organization.

The event had been originally scheduled for October 1, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Tickets are $50, and can be purchased here.”

10/06/15 4:00pm

family leave
Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Castellanos

From a press release:

“Today, District of Columbia Councilmembers Grosso (I-At Large) and Silverman (I-At Large), along with several of their colleagues, introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, which would provide paid family and medical leave for everyone who lives or works in the District. The bill would allow working people to take up to 16 weeks of paid leave to care for a new child, an ailing family member, or a personal illness. If the bill is successful, D.C. will be the first city in the nation to provide paid family and medical leave for all. (more…)

10/06/15 3:49pm


So much for the Pepco-Exelon Merger being rejected by the D.C. Public Service Commission…from a press release:

“Today at 4:30 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser, the People’s Counsel, the Attorney General and other stakeholders will be joined by Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings, Inc. to announce a settlement in the Exelon-Pepco merger negotiations. The agreement delivers on Mayor Bowser’s commitment to improve affordability, reliability and sustainability for ratepayers in the District.

The new agreement increases Exelon’s originally proposed investment in the District from $14 million to $78 million. The settlement will be put forth to the Public Service Commission for public review and comment.”

10/06/15 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.


“Lucky of Kalorama enjoying a much-needed vacation in North Topsail, NC.”


Uno who lives in Park View. I think this shark needs to see a dentist. One of his canines is loose.​”​


“This is Niko, adopted from Washington animal rescue league and now lives in Petworth.”

10/06/15 3:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user phil

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“$50k – 75k will see a 17% income tax decrease active for the 2015 fiscal year. That’s an annual savings of about $450! Residents earning less will see greater savings, and those earning more will still save though not as much. People making over 500k will see a tiered increase in their income tax.

Check it out:

DC+Tax+Reform+Package (PDF)

NBC Washington reports:

“The tax breaks go into effect right away.”


Today’s rental is located at 732 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Corner Lot. Great Location in DC. 2nd Floor Office. 3 Separate Rooms, 2 Full Bath, Kitchen and Living Room Space. Private and separate entrance door.”

Unfortunately no other photos but you’ll get to live above Kenny’s which is pretty sweet. It’s going for $2,375/Mo.

10/06/15 2:25pm


A reader reports:

“Looks like the 7-11 in the H Street strip mall is getting set up in its new location. On the corner of 8th and H across from the Rite Aid. Much more prominent location for them.”

Ed. Note: To those who may feel the urge to ask, “why are you posting this – this is not news” etc., all I can tell you is what my parents told me when I was coming up “Daniel, the world does not revolve around your every impulse and desire.”


10/06/15 2:21pm


Thanks to Pablo Raw for sending from Brookland.

Their website says:

“Years ago, God’s people blew the trumpet and warned the world that JUDGMENT DAY would begin on May 21, 2011. That date was the most publicized date for the Day of Judgment that the world has ever seen. It was unprecedented and many were paying attention. The message was broadcasted on billboards and advertised on buses. It was also seen on cars, bumper stickers, t-shirts and even in subways. People read about this approaching day in magazines and newspapers. Major electronic media across the globe also trumpeted the warning message of the gospel, that indeed May 21st, 2011, would be JUDGMENT DAY!

Much of the world was, in a sense, holding its collective breath in anticipation of this final judgment of God.

Although many expected a physical manifestation of God’s wrath, God in fact, brought to pass a devastating spiritual judgment beginning on May 21, 2011. We have now entered into the darkest time in Earths’ history, as we are living in the day of judgment, and heading for the final end of all things, the destruction of the universe, and the beginning of the new heavens and new earth, very likely to be on October 7th 2015.”

10/06/15 2:10pm



Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Leonardo

need a suit: bespoke / made-to-measure recommendations?

“I need a nice suit for a big event in a few months. I’m a big dude so I have trouble buying off the rack, so I was thinking made-to-measure or custom. Budget probably tops out around $2,500 though obviously if I can get away with spending less, it would be great. The last Popville thread on this was 4+ years ago, so I’m hoping for some updated advice.

Any experience with Paul Stuart (MTM), Enzo Custom, or Geoffrey Lewis (custom), which are the three I’m considering at the moment? And any other options I should look at? (E.g., Suitsupply? I have a number of suits from Suitsupply, any experience with their MTM?)

I’m a little wary of what I’ll call the e-tailors (Black Lapel, Indochino, maybe even including Alton Lane); is that concern misplaced?


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