10/01/14 4:58pm

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A few readers pass on the following email:

“My son, Joe Madden, has been missing since Monday. Joe is 23, about 6’1″ and 170lbs. Hazel eyes. Last seen in NE Washington, DC on Monday morning Sept 29 around 10:30 am. We have filed a police report but there’s nothing else the police can do. None of his friends have heard from him since Sunday. He doesn’t have his phone with him.

If you have seen him or have any information that might help us find him, please let me know. And share widely. Help.

Gwynne
gkostin(at)gmail.com”

From MPD:

“Missing Person Critical

The below listed person is a critical missing person by the Metropolitan Police Department. If you have seen this person, please call the CIC at 202-727-9099 and provide the below CCN number.

CCN: 14-150-689
Joseph Madden

Last seen in the 1000 block of Kearney Street, Northeast on September 29, 2014.”

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10/01/14 4:40pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user washingtonydc

From emails:

“Dogs, cats and other pets (plus people) will crowd the Franciscan Monastery’s gardens for the traditional blessing of the animals to mark the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals:

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land (upper gardens)
1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

The Franciscan friars, dressed in their traditional brown habit, will pray and sprinkle holy water over the animals. Each pet will receive a St. Francis dog tag. Veterinarians from the DC Veterinary Medical Association will be on hand for free consultations before and after the blessing.

The blessing is free. All pets and people welcome.”

and

“We are pleased to host the Pet Blessing on Sunday, October 5 at 5pm. at Luther Place Memorial Church on Thomas Circle. We gather in front of the St Francis Mural for some music, reflection and blessing for creatures and their human companions!”

and

Blessing of the Animals, St. Paul’s at 25th and K

Blessing of Animals St. Paul’s (PDF)

10/01/14 3:55pm

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17th and Columbia Road, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve noticed that there has been some significant progress in the construction of the Ontario 17 building on 17th and Columbia. Do you know if there’s been any discussion about what retail may go in the first floor of the building? According to the building plans, it looks like there’s room for 5 different outlets.”

10/01/14 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 3-4 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.

creepin

“Furry of Adams Morgan thinks, “Soon…”

basil

“Basil, the cutest Yorkie ever, was pooped after a long day of entertaining guests at a weekend cookout.”

tom

“Tom of Columbia Heights doing his best to imitate a lion.”