08/20/14 10:15am

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18th and M St, NW (rear of 1150 Connecticut Ave)

Back in February we first learned that a Native Foods Cafe was planned for the former Sizzling Express space at 18th and M St, NW just off Connecticut Ave.  A Native Foods Cafe is also planned for Penn Quarter in the Navy Memorial Plaza. Thanks to a reader for sending the updated photo above and Veg News reports:

On September 30, vegan fast-casual restaurant Native Foods Café will open its first East Coast eatery in the heart of Washington, DC. Opening at 1150 Connecticut Avenue in the Dupont neighborhood, Native Foods is known for artisan, plant-based fare like bowls, burgers, wraps, tacos, and specialty salads. The Chicago-based restaurant group plans to open a second location in DC later this year.”

You can see their Menus here.

08/20/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

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.

08/20/14 9:15am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

“Dear PoPville,

A new group was created on the Random Reader Rant and Revel yesterday. DC Nurture is geared toward women who have experienced pregnancy loss and/or fertility issues. Some other posters and I found that women facing these issues tend to deal with them in isolation just when support is really needed.

I was thinking was to have some semi-structured meetings in a private, relaxed setting — maybe rotating homes — on whatever schedule people agree on. We could invite professional facilitators, therapists, etc. (or not). It will depend on what people want to do. I am a member of a professional group that runs this way and it’s a really terrific, supportive environment.

I’d be happy to host the first meeting at my house in Shaw.

People can find me/us through this email address — dcnurture(at)gmail.com or through the website DC Nurture.

Thanks for listening!

Beth, DC Nurture”

08/19/14 4:50pm

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From an email:

“In 2001, there was a tribute concert to Chuck Brown at the 9:30 Club. We are honored to show this movie the same week that his final album is being released (on 8/19), and the ribbon cutting for Chuck Brown Park (Friday morning 8/22). Gates open at 7 with a DJ playing till dark.

Timber Pizza from Union Kitchen will be selling pizza from their truck (with a % of the sales being donated to Friends of Harrison Rec Center). The just released album will be on sale outside the park. Pick up a copy of the new Chuck Brown “Beautiful Life” CD with new songs by Chuck Brown and new songs by The Chuck Brown Band. Also available are 2 new Chuck T-Shirts. The movie portion will start with a short documentary on GoGo, and then a showing of Chuck Brown playing his tribute concert.

U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars to show Chuck
Brown: Put Your Hands Up! (filmed live at the 9:30 club 2001)

WHO: Admission is free and donations are always welcome and appreciated
(Metro highly recommended)

WHAT: Chuck Brown: Put Your Hands Up! (filmed live at the 9:30 club,
2001)– FREE outdoor movie

WHERE: Harrison Recreation Center – 1300 V St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

WHEN: August 20, 2014 – Movie to begin after sundown (August 27 – rain date)”

08/19/14 4:40pm

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred in the 3900 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday, August 17, 2014, between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm, an adult female was sexually assaulted in the 3900 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’6 to 5’7 in height, light complexion, beard, black hair, last seen wearing a black t-shirt with writing on the front and blue jeans. (The shirt may have been a baseball style t-shirt with burgundy long sleeves and white writing on the front).

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”