06/30/15 12:35pm

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House Roasted Turkey|Firecracker Sauce|Brie|Peach & Jalapeno Salad

Taylor Gourmet shares news of their new summertime menu options launching today. All Photo Credit to ShootJoeC:

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Breaded Chicken Cutlet|Sweet Chili Glaze|Cherry Pepper Mayo|Fresh Summer Slaw|Spiced Almonds

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PULLED PORK|LOCK & KEY BBQ SAUCE |HOUSE PICKLES |COLESLAW

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Arugula|Watermelon|Cucumber|Red Onion|Fresh Mint|Greek Feta| Lemon Yogurt Dressing

06/30/15 11:43am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Thanks to all who sent emails:

Schedule: 2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to the United States of America

Here is the schedule for Pope Francis’ September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States of America as released by the Vatican on June 30, 2015. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

tuesday, september 22 (washington, dc)

4:00 p.m. Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews

wednesday, sePtember 23 (washington, dc)

9:15 a.m. Meeting with President Obama at the White House
11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew’s Cathedral
4:15 p.m. Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilicia of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

thursday, september 24 (washington, dc, new york city)

9:20 a.m. Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress
11:15 a.m. Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington”

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‏@_TheHMS tweets us last night:

“@PoPville What’s the huge balloon looming in #navyyard? It seems to have landed on #mcdonalds on #southcapitol”

This is very likely the balloon from Air Photos Live, a “Digital Design & Imaging Service” last spotted in March. You can read some background on them after previous sightings here.

Of course it could just be a promotion for Jurassic World/hamburglar water glasses that deflated…

06/30/15 10:30am

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Happier times

One of the oldest neighborhood festivals is not happening this year. WAMU reports:

“Beset by a crisis of leadership, tens of thousands of dollars worth of unpaid bills to the city and a possible federal investigation into financial irregularities linked to a former D.C. Council candidate, the organization that sponsors the festival — Adams Morgan Main Street — recently concluded that it wouldn’t be able to put on the festival in 2015.”

You can read the whole sordid tale here.

There’s been a lot of ups and downs with the day in recent years but this is very sad news. Hopefully they make it back in full force for 2016.

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06/30/15 10:15am

Lots of readers wrote in and tweeted just before 11pm last night:

“I’m seeing lots of police and police tape up around Rabaut Park, near 16th & Columbia Road, but I haven’t seen anything about it on the DC Police twitter feed. Both Harvard Street and Argonne Place are blocked off and filled with police vehicles, and it looks like police tape is blocking off any pedestrian entrance to the park. It’s been like this since around 10pm. Have you heard anything about what might have happened?”

06/30/15 9:45am

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“Dear PoPville,

A heads up to Farragut North-area pedestrians. 8 cops were at the Connecticut/K St intersection this morning handing out these flyers and issuing $20 tickets to pedestrians who crossed against the light. There’s a right turn lane from K onto Conn that’s usually empty or red, so everyone always crosses that regardless of the light — but today, at least, you could be out $20!”

Also another reader adds:

“Just a friendly heads up to the PoPville community– I just took the circulator to work and got off at Farragut North. There were at least 6 to 8 cops taking on the north corners of Connecticut handing out tickets to jaywalkers.

Good luck to all!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

06/30/15 9:30am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

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.