04/20/15 4:25pm


“The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is less than a week away.  This year’s festival features an amazing array of Bluegrass, Folk and Americana talent with co-headliners Cabinet and Larry Keel Experience and more.

The Festival will include eight hours of performances on six stages by local bluegrass, folk and americana artists, games and outdoor beverages, DC’s favorite food trucks, bike parking, free kayaking, sponsor activations, local vendors, giveaways and a number of activities for children of all ages including a family area with music, arts, & crafts.

“Over the past six years, the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival has grown from a small concert with a few hundred neighbors into one of the largest bluegrass festivals in the region. This event brings people to Kingman and Heritage Islands on the Anacostia River and provides them an opportunity to see the natural beauty that exists right here in our city. Enjoying a day of great music on the island is a fun and unique experience. I’m proud to support an event that draws people of all ages to outstanding performances of local music and provides them an opportunity to learn about the Anacostia River and the wildlife that it supports.” Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen

When: Saturday April 25, 2015 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River:

575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6).

Biking and metro are encouraged.

Tickets: $20 Strongly Suggested Donation

Tickets can be purchased at www.missiontix.com/kingmanisland

More Information:


Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KIBluegrassFest


04/20/15 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.


“Tortilla and Feivel – snuggle buds!”


“Harley (Lucky Dog Animal Rescue alum) and Lola (City Dogs Rescue alum) cuddle up in Edgewood”


“This is Hallow Black
(aka The Biggest Shorty in the Game) chilling in downtown”

04/20/15 3:10pm


Thanks to a reader for sending – I needed this today.

From Craigslist:

“This ottoman has character. Just look at it. Charisma even. in its day it was the best ottoman ever. Then you have kids who turn in to teens and they destroy everything in your house and your soul. They broke the ottoman but only the top. He cracked a little under the pressure. I tried to fix him. I used bungee cords #dontjudge. It works. Some people who you gave life to make fun of the ottoman now and call it names. Then they have friends that come over and laugh at the ottoman and its inability to be a true ottoman. He doesn’t deserve this! Please take him. Fix him if you can. Just don’t let the millennial tease him any more.

I’m keeping the bungees though they cost me $3.98.”

04/20/15 2:55pm

3817 Davis Place Northwest

This rental is located at 3817 Davis Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great corner unit apartment with windows in every room. Living/dining room with fireplace. Decent cabinet space. New WtoW carpeting, CAC, and in-unit W/D. 74 Walk Score. Close to shops, Safeway, Whole Foods, Wash Sports and Farmers Market. Multiple bus routes to downtown, AU and GU. Vacant and easy to show.”

3817 Davis Place Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,450/Mo.

04/20/15 2:35pm

Alleged package thief in the 1400 Block of Girard St NW

“Dear PoPville,

This guy got into our building in the 1400 Block of Girard St NW on Friday April 17th at approximately 12:10 pm and was able to hide in the building for about 10 minutes. He ripped apart the boxes you see after taking them to the back of the building. He stole one of the packages.

It’s most alarming that he hid in the building upstairs while people exited/walked through the lobby. The cop said he was clearly a pro because of the hat and backpack but that he really lingered carefully looking through packages, which is unusual.

We’ve filed a police report. Some of our residents were able to identify that he’s wearing ironman gear. Any leads are appreciated.”