08/31/15 10:22pm

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1220 Connecticut Ave, NW

Finally word of a replacement for the prime Bertucci’s location vacant since Sept. of last year. The liquor license placard for DVL says:

“Light fare to mix with rare bourbons. No hood for food service. DJ and bands on occasion depending on the event. No nude performances. No dancing provided. Seating for 30 and Total Occupancy Load of 250.”

Updates when more details are known.

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08/31/15 10:05pm

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Thanks to Petworthian for passing on. No doubt these are desperately needed

From their website:

“What IS Guerrilla Goodness you ask?

Guerrilla Goodness is intentional, anonymous acts of kindness performed in playful, creative ways for strangers, friends, and family.

It is the power of kindness and joy coming alive for all involved, both the giver and recipient. It’s discovering something about yourself and the world that changes everything, it is about believing and standing in kindness.

Guerrilla goodness is dropping flowers on strangers’ doorsteps, chalking up sidewalks outside of schools with good wishes on the first day of school, leaving quarters in all the gumball machines in town, slipping starbucks gift cards into books at the library for the next reader to find.

I like to think it is where strangers and kindness meet to play!”

08/31/15 4:25pm

Casino Night 2015 Flyer

From an email:

“Lucky Dog’s third annual “Let’s Get Lucky” Casino Night is on September 19th from 7PM-10PM at the Hamilton Live in Downtown DC!

For three special hours, guests will test their luck at craps, roulette, blackjack, poker, and the money wheel. At the end of the night, winnings can be used to purchase raffle tickets for exciting prizes! The ticket price includes 1,000 Lucky Dog Dollars to start the fun. The attire for the event is cocktail attire. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at the event.

The event will also feature:

An open bar
Great food (Asian, Mediterranean, Anitpasto, etc)
Live band: Sunbathers Band
SIlent Auction
Raffle Prizes (Apple Watch, GoPro and much more!)

All proceeds from the event will benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, a volunteer-run 501c3 working to save dogs and cats from certain euthanasia.

Advanced Tickets (ends Sept. 12): $85 (available here.)

Volunteer Tickets: As a show of appreciation to our volunteers, we are offering a discount ticket price of $65 to the first 50 Lucky Dog volunteers who purchase tickets online. Only one ticket per volunteer. You must have either fostered, attended 4 adoption events or conducted 4 home visits in 2015 to receive the volunteer rate.

After Sept 12/At the door: $95″

crime museum closing
575 7th Street, NW

From the Crime Museum’s website:

“Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances…

Crime Museum will be closing its doors to the public on
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Tickets still available — visit while you can!

We would like to thank you for your support over the years. We will continue to post updates on this website.

After we close, several programs will still be offered to the public.

Programs that will continue AFTER September 30th:

– Assassinations in the Capital Walking Tour
– Traveling Forensic Educational Programs
– Team Building
For more information see the links below or contact events@crimemuseum.org.

The Crime Museum opened on May 23, 2008. The museum’s conception began when Mr. John Morgan, successful entrepreneur and respected attorney, was amongst the tourist crowds on a trip to Alcatraz Island, the former federal prison in San Francisco, CA that’s now a national park. After his tour of the prison, he decided that a museum that discussed the history of crime, punishment, and crime scene investigation was needed. His goal was to make it interactive and to also honor law enforcement. He partnered with his friend John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted to bring his vision to reality.

Crime Museum Mission
The mission is to provide guests of all ages with memorable insight into our nation’s history of crime and its consequences, law enforcement, forensic science, and crime scene investigation through a captivating, interactive, entertaining, and educational experience.”

Good to see they’re keeping a sense of humor about it:

08/31/15 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 2 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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“Herschel lives in Columbia Heights. He is only 8 weeks old but he loves all toys and cuddling!”

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“Petworth’s own Hermes, a.k.a Hermy-kins”

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“Lola from Pleasant Plains enjoying the sun.”

08/31/15 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From AlertDC:

“Law Enforcement Medical Evacuation Exercises Involving Helicopters at U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, the United States Capitol Police in coordination with the United States Park Police and Metropolitan Police Department will be conducting Law Enforcement Helicopter, Medical Evacuation Exercises. DC Fire & EMS will also be on site.

These exercises are scheduled to occur between 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on each day.

During each exercise period, one U.S. Park Police and one Metropolitan Police Department helicopter will land on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and at Union Square. Brief temporary street closures in the immediate area of the U.S. Capitol directly related to these exercises will be in effect during each exercise period.”