02/28/15 10:30am

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14th and S Street, NW

Despite the cold in the air, another annual sign that spring is around the corner from Garden District (formerly Standard):

“in the fall we said we would re-open for the spring on march 1st, but this year we’re going to do even better than that.

we’re firing up the smoker tonight, opening up the gates [Saturday] at noon, and we are guaranteeing that the beer will be ice cold.

also, to celebrate our 5th year in the neighborhood, we’ll be selling $5 hofbraus and bratwursts all season long during the 5 o’clock hour monday through friday.”

02/27/15 4:20pm

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Photo courtesy Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival

From a press release:

“Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefitting Living Classrooms Foundation

What: The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with co-headliners Cabinet and Larry Keel Experience and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on education programming provided by Living Classrooms on Kingman Island. The event has grown to become the largest all-local music festival in the National Capital Region, attracting over 13,000 attendees in 2014.

The Festival will include eight hours of performances by local bluegrass, folk and Americana artists, games and outdoor beverages, DC’s favorite food trucks, outdoor bike course, free kayaking courtesy of REI, giveaways and a number of activities for children of all ages including a children’s stage with arts & crafts. Festival sponsor REI will be bringing the REI Village, a touring celebration of the outdoor lifestyle (with special gifts for REI members).

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. A free shuttle will run from Stadium/Armory Metro Station. Free parking is available in RFK Lot 6.

Cost: Early bird tickets: $10 until February 29th or until tickets sell out – Early Bird Tickets are sold out!

From March 1 – 31: $15
April 1 – day of festival: $20

Tickets can be purchased here.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in return for FREE admission please email Rebekah Meyer: Rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org”

Check out the complete line up after the jump. (more…)

02/27/15 3:45pm

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1780 Columbia Rd., NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Update on The Line hotel in Adams Morgan some may be interested in. Seems the lack of progress is due to a lack of permits. Washington Business Journal reports:

“770 Euclid St. NW: This permit calls for the installation of eight temporary dewatering wells by advancing a 12-inch soil boring to a depth of 60 feet on the site of the future Line DC hotel in Adams Morgan. The sheeting and shoring and building permits for the hotel itself are the subject of not-yet-approved applications.”

02/27/15 3:30pm

Thanks to Michelle for putting together this list of adoptable pets. It will be featured the last Friday every month. If you are interested in submitting an adoptable pet you can email Michelle at Help.the.Pups.DC(at)gmail(dot)com

Kena - Washington Humane Society

Kena – Washington Humane Society

Kena is a 3 year old American Staffordshire Terrier/border collie mix from the Washington Humane Society. She is a medium-energy sweetie pie who’s ready to find her new best friend. She may seem timid at first, but with just a moment, you will have an express ticket to cuddle station. She enjoys runs, but she is equally happy to hang out by our side after a walk. You can meet Kena at WHS’s New York Avenue Adoption Center and learn about the adoption process here.

Opie - Rural Dog Rescue

Opie – Rural Dog Rescue
 
Opie is a sweet, 5-7 year old hound Rural Dog Rescue. He is very laid back, has a gentle disposition, and gets along with everyone, including children. He is a playful pup but not high energy and loves to lie around on the couch or his bed when indoors. He does well with canine and feline friends alike. And, if that’s not enough, he’s very smart and learns quickly. You can apply to adopt Opie or any of our adoptable animals here. If you are interested in fostering one of our animals, please apply here. You can meet many of our animals every Saturday at Howl to the Chief from noon until 3pm.

More great pets after the jump. (more…)

02/27/15 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Jones

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 27 – March 1.

This weekend, Silver Line trains will operate at regular intervals. Green Line trains will run on a regular weekend schedule between College Park and Branch Ave stations. At Greenbelt Station only, buses will replace trains on Saturday and Sunday.

Orange, Blue, and Yellow line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 8-15 minutes. (more…)