03/05/15 4:40pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

From WMATA:

“Metrobus service to be suspended at 9 p.m. due to expected conditions
MetroAccess to remain suspended Friday morning

In the interest of safety, all Metrobus service (all routes, all lines) will be suspended at 9 p.m. today due to expected hazardous road conditions. The current weather forecast calls for temperatures to drop significantly over the next several hours to an expected low of 10 degrees tonight. This has the potential to cause extremely hazardous, icy conditions on the roads.

Any bus trip that is scheduled to begin prior to 9 p.m. will operate to the end of the line. Any trip that originates at or after 9 p.m. will be cancelled.

Metrobus service is expected resume at 4 a.m. Friday on a Moderate Snow Plan, which keeps buses from operating on hilly terrain, narrow streets and other problem areas. Some routes are suspended under the Moderate Snow Plan, while others operate on detours. CLICK FOR DETAILS AND MAPS

03/05/15 4:30pm

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Photo via Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

From a press release:

“A film by Mark Krenzien; narrated by Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart

JOURNEY TO SPACE 3D opens Friday, March 6 at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater

NASA’s next era will be its greatest yet. That is the clear “roadmap” painted by Journey To Space. The film absolutely annihilates the perception that the space program died with the end of the Space Shuttle Program by showcasing the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids. The film puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. It uses the most spectacular space footage – including unique views of Earth and operations in space.

By using extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson (Commander of the final shuttle mission) and Serena Aunon (a new astronaut chosen for future flights), Journey To Space gives a sweeping overview of past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans.

Journey To Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. It uses the most spectacular space footage – including unique views of Earth and operations in space – such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. The International Space Station will continue operating in space until 2024, and the film shows how it is building a foundation for the next giant leaps into space.
Runtime: 43 minutes
Rated: G

Tickets and showtimes.”

03/05/15 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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“Dasher of Bloomingdale.”

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“Here is Boris from Mt.Pleasant enjoying his walk in the snow”

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“Kicsi, prima ballerina of the Petworth Ballet”

1440 Corcoran Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1440 Corcoran Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Handsome 2BR, 2 1/2BA townhouse. Enter into a large, bright LR/DR combination with large windows, tall ceilings, FP, + 1/2 BA and modern T/S kitchen, with door to private deck. 2nd Lg MB w/ FP & ensuite bath + 2nd lg bedroom, hall bath and W/D. 1 Car parking. Tenant pays utilities. Equal Housing Opportunity/Housing vouchers welcomed. Owner is an agent.”

You can see a few more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,950/Mo.

03/05/15 2:35pm

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Huzzah! Thanks to lorie shaull who took these great shots:

“The sledding news from Capitol Hill grounds was that there may have been more media covering the event than actual sledders. CNN, ABC7, Washington Post, Reuters, and many more were all in attendance. When I talked briefly to the Capitol Police they weren’t interfering and said they were there to make sure nobody got hurt; they did mention two reporters had fallen and been hurt. When I left, all sledders seemed happy and uninjured–no arrests were made.”

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03/05/15 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

“Dear PoPville,

I’m going to be cleaning out my apartment and anticipate having quite a lot of stuff that I’d like to donate. My problem is I don’t have a car and it’s going to be quite a lot of stuff…does DC have any charities that offer pick-up services (free or otherwise)? My donations will include: clothing, shoes, accessories, coats, jackets, scarves, housewares, kitchen items, and books. All items are gently used and clean, the clothing will be both men’s and women’s and will be packed in boxes. I’ve tried looking online with no success: AMVETS doesn’t pick up in DC and I can’t seem to get any responses from the Red Cross.

If it helps, I live in the Kalorama area of DC. I would really like to donate these items to those that may need it so if you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it!”

Salvation Army does pick ups. Anyone know of others?