04/19/14 6:59am

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A reader sends the photo above around 6:15am:

“Happening right now at the house on the northwest corner of 3rd and Varnum. I woke up to screams and within minutes had this view from my porch. There’s 4-5 fire trucks, several ambulances and a “mobile air unit.” Smoke is pouring out of the house and I could hear the firemen smashing windows.

Feeling incredibly helpless…. Please send good thoughts to our corner of Petworth.”

@IAFF36 tweets:

“House Fire – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – 2-story rowhouse, fire showing all floors, extending to exposures #DCFD”

“Update – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – FFs extinguishing fire in basement, 1st & 2nd fl, making good progress, searches in progress #DCFD”

“Update – 3rd St & Varnum St NW – all fire knocked down, checking for extension; residents self-evacuated, EMS evaluating #DCFD”

04/18/14 4:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From an email:

“Farmers market opening will feature ribbon cutting, raffle, and, of course, fresh, local food!

The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace (The Marketplace) will open for its fifth season on April 19. Come celebrate the long anticipated return of spring at the Marketplace with a ribbon cutting, a raffle full of great prizes from local businesses, live music, and, most importantly, fresh, local food! [some great raffle prizes available from local businesses- Maple, Room 11,Meridian Pint, The Coupe, Sticky Fingers, Red Rocks, Acre 121, Yoga Heights, and more, as well as two Washington Nationals Baseball tickets.]

The Marketplace will also kick off a fundraising campaign to raise $10,000 for the farmers market matching funds program. This program helps low-income market customers spend more money on healthy fruits and vegetables. Since 2010, we have provided over $55,000 to low-income customers who shop at the market using federal nutrition programs like food stamps.

WHEN: Saturday, April 19th
Farmers’ Market: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Ribbon Cutting: 10:00am
Raffle: 11:30am
Music: 10:30am – 12:30pm

WHERE: Columbia Heights Civic Plaza at 14th Street and Park Rd, NW”

04/18/14 4:20pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

The following was inspired from a quote by comedian Demetri Martin: “The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.” The ranking of this list was however in no way affected by the consumption of big bottles of Calabaza Blanca.

13. Fojol Bros. (Mobile)
12. Dino, Lavandou (Cleveland Park)
11. Sushi Ko (Glover Park)
10. Cannon’s Fish Market (Georgetown)
9. Channel Inn’s Engine Room (SW Waterfront)
8. Taylor Charles Steak & Ice (H Street)
7. Old City Cafe, Mixtec (Adams Morgan)
6. Point Chaud Cafe and Crepes (Logan)
5. New Orleans PoBoy Shop (Dupont)
4. Yo! Sushi (Union Station/NoMa)
3. Cafe Japone (Dupont)
2. Remingtons, 18th Amendment, Pour House (soon), and Li’l Pub (Capitol Hill)
1. The Reef (Adams Morgan)

04/18/14 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.

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“This is Henry from Eckington.”

Renana

“Renana, a rescue in Adams Morgan, loves to lend a helping paw with spring cleaning.”

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“Tiny catching some sun at Big Bear Cafe!”

04/18/14 3:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user vpickering

From WMATA:

Red Line
Trains every 10-15 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
Between Van Ness & NoMa-Gallaudet: Every 8-10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail fastener and insulator renewal between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; fence and light pole replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet and Rhode Island Avenue.

Orange Line
Buses replace trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly

Orange Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Vienna & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
Between New Carrollton & Cheverly: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Stations Closed: Minnesota Ave and Deanwood

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

Express Buses will operate non-stop between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Add 25 minutes of travel time.
Local Buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, making intermediate stops at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory, platform renewal at Minnesota Ave, and improvements to track infrastructure including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Orange Line train of the night from New Carrollton to Cheverly will depart 27 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 11:09 p.m. (more…)

04/18/14 3:00pm

1133 14th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1133 14th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“DO YOU WANT TO BE NEAR EVERYTHING? This is the place for you! 3 metro stops, Thomas & Logan Circles, Downtown, Chinatown, Whole Foods, all types of dining! It’s a 2BR, 2BA NYC loft like unit w/ imported polished stone floors, ceiling to floor windows, granite & SS KT & TWO GARAGE PARKING SPACES! Concierge, rooftop patio w/ stunning views! Pets considered on a case by case basis.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,999/Mo.

04/18/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

Man impersonating an FBI agent?

“I was on the 64 Bus south to federal triangle on Tuesday morning around 9:15 when a man got on sometime between Irving and Florida Ave. He was dressed like an FBI agent with tactical pants and boots, a professional looking belt with hand cuffs and a few other official looking pouches. He was wearing an FBI sweatshirt that anyone can purchase from one of the many tourist trap trucks around the mall which raised a red flag for me. His pants were also really saggy. Maybe I just have unrealistic ideas of FBI agents but he seemed way too unprofessional to be a real one – especially the touristy FBI hoodie.

Has anyone else seen this guy? Or maybe you know him and he actually is an FBI agent? Maybe he’s just an FBI agent that had a bad morning and was looking a little sloppy. I don’t know – but considering impersonating a federal agent is very illegal I just thought I’d throw this out there and see if anyone else had any similar sightings.”

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