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From the DC Cannabis Campaign:

“WHO: Cannabis Seed Sharers and Seed Seekers
WHAT: Spring Seed Share
WHERE: Libertine, 2435 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 and DC Cannabis Campaign Headquarters, 2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
WHEN: 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ Libertine
4:20pm to 7:00pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ DC Cannabis Campaign Headquarters
WHY: To provide DC residents with the seeds to legally grow cannabis at home”

03/26/15 5:09pm

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Photo via Piratz Tavern facebook

Tough times continue for Silver Spring. From Piratz Tavern facebook:

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Piratz Tavern will open it’s doors for the last time on Saturday April 4th. Unfortunately the negative publicity, constant prank calls, vandalism and bogus reviews generated by our unfortunate participation on Bar Rescue have taken their toll. To add insult to injury, late last year Taffer’s crew reached out to me again asking that we participate in a back to the bar episode. They promised that it would be followed by a re-rescue and that they would right all the wrong’s committed during the first episode. Obviously I don’t learn. I believed them. On December 1st we went to the effort to open on a Monday, the one day a week we have been closed for 8 years, with a skeleton staff of former employees who agreed to play the parts. It was basically coerced and staged to be an opening act for a re-rescue. I was told to bring in several changes of clothes to make it appear that filming covered several days. As usual they brought in a bunch of extras to fill the house and we were told what to say and with whom to speak. Throughout the entire shoot the director coached Juciano to curse and say negative things about John Taffer. He referred to me as the “hero”, my daughter as the “victim” and Juciano as the “villan”. Total bullshit frown emoticon Basically we have been fucked by reality TV again and with know one to blame but ourselves, we have decided not to renew our lease. Just can’t take anymore. Director James Agiesta sweet talked me into the deal and then left us behind like carnage, just like the first time. A HUGE thanks to all of you who worked and played so hard to make Piratz Tavern the awesome place it has been for the last 8 years.

-Piratz Tavern

03/26/15 4:25pm

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Photo courtesy Mappy Hour DC

From an email:

“We had so much fun at Meridian Pint last time that we’re back again!

This month we’ll hear from urban fly fishing consultant Rob Snowhite. He’ll cover how to start, where to go and other tricks of the trade for fishing in the D.C. area. Join this new outdoor enthusiast community with maps, adventure planning and beer. Don’t forget to bring a map to share!

When

March 30th, 2015 at 7:00PM

Where

Meridian Pint,  3400 11th St NW

Register

Registration is free.”

03/26/15 4:10pm

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Thanks to a reader for sending: “signs of a new business between Citibank and Charles Tyrwhitt at Connecticut & K Streets.”

Porcelanosa’s website says:

“Porcelanosa started operations in the United States over 20 years ago and has quickly grown to become the choice resource for homeowners, builders, architects and designers. Our effective infrastructure of showrooms, retail partners and distribution centers enables us to inspire you with the latest products exhibits, rapidly deliver and tirelessly support the pre and post sales service so many have come to expect from the trusted leader in the Tile, Kitchen and Bath industry.

PORCELANOSA, a global leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and distribution of Tile, Kitchen, and Bath products, endeavors to be the industry leader by providing trendsetting cutting-edge designs of unparalleled beauty and refinement, uncompromising quality, technologically superior products and dependable services to its clients. Through a dynamic company owned and independent distribution network, PORCELANOSA will continue to assert itself as the supplier of choice in its core product categories, and by anticipating and delivering inspiring and advanced solutions to the needs of an ever evolving market, will maximize value for its shareholders and stakeholders.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone know what the waka is going on with 3228 Hiatt Pl NW? When it was last featured on PoPville back in 2011, it was nominated for the Horse’s Ass, which may have spurred on the property’s owners to achieve even greater levels of decrepitude. Rather than just letting it rot, they’ve been actively tearing off architectural details, and making and then “patching” mystifying holes in the brick facade and window openings. It’s sad to see what’s been done to this once-handsome building, and I can’t find any recent info online about the property.

I’m not normally a historic preservationist hand-wringer type, but walking by this building almost daily puts it on my mind a lot. My curiosity finally got the better of me, so I thought I’d ask around.

Thanks for any insights!”

03/26/15 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 6-8 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.

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“Dexter of Petworth, fighting sleep because he has a massive case of FOMO. Dexter is a WHS alum.” Ed. Note: I had to ask ‘fear of missing out’.

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“This is Rilo, U Street’s newest resident! She was recently adopted from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.”

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“This is Bree, whose sister Lola has mistaken her for a pillow. Their human lives at Eastern Market.”

03/26/15 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user m01229

From DDOT:

“Starting this Monday, March 30, the DC Circulator will extend its service hours by two hours on week nights and add Saturday service on the Union Station—Navy Yard Metro and Potomac Avenue Metro—Skyland via Barracks Row routes.

Both routes will run Mondays through Fridays from 6 am to 9 pm, and Saturdays from 7 am to 9 pm. The extended hours will run until Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Union Station–Navy Yard Metro Stop Change

As of March 30, buses at Union Station headed in the direction of Navy Yard will only serve the stop at Massachusetts Avenue, NE, and Columbus Circle, NE, before turning right at Columbus Circle to head south on Second Street, NE.

Buses on this route will no longer service the First Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NE, or Second Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NE, bus stops headed eastbound.

DC Circulator to Ballpark

For every Washington Nationals night game (beginning at 4:05 pm or later), the Union Station—Navy Yard route will operate until midnight. For Sunday home games, the route will operate from 10 am to 10 pm.”

03/26/15 2:40pm

From an email:

“The District of Columbia Sexual Assault Response Team (DC SART) is launching a public awareness campaign to improve public response to sexual assault.

The campaign is called Start by Believing, because a friend or family member is typically the first person a victim confides in after an assault, and each person’s reaction is the first step in a long path toward justice and healing. Knowing how to respond is critical—a negative response can worsen the trauma and foster an environment where sexual assault predators face zero consequences for their crimes.

Research documents that rapists attack an average of six times, which means that one failed response can equal five more victims. Start by Believing will lead the way toward stopping this cycle, by creating a positive community response, informing the public, uniting allies and supporters, and improving our personal reactions. The goal is to change our community and outcomes for victims, one response at a time.

The Start By Believing campaign was developed by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI). DC SART is comprised of the following organization and government partners: DC Office of Victim Services, DC Metropolitan Police Department, United States Park Police, DC Forensic Nurse Examiners, Network for Victim Recovery of DC, Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, Georgetown University Health Education Services, DC Rape Crisis Center, DC Department of Forensic Sciences, DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

The agencies listed are involved in launching the campaign in the District and are prepared to respond to survivors in our region.  If you or anybody you know has been sexually assaulted, help and resources are available at www.askdc.org or for campus specific resources, www.uaskdc.orgTo report a sexual assault, call 911. To obtain resources without reporting to police, call the DC SANE Call Center at 1-800-641-4028.

For more information about the campaign, please visit www.startbybelieving.org.   For more information about DC SART please visit http://dcforensicnurses.org