03/27/15 4:22pm

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National Cathedral, Washington DC, USA – After © WWF / Mike Kulik. Photo courtesy Earth Hour

From an email:

“This Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 p.m., The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will turn off their lights during Earth Hour to signal the need to protect our planet with strong climate action. Joined by thousands of landmarks and corporations, and millions of people from more than 172 countries, Earth Hour is a global celebration, using our collective voice to change the course of climate change.

In addition to the lights-out visual display at the National Cathedral, the people of D.C. are also invited to turn off their lights to participate in the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement.”

03/27/15 4:10pm

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Photo via Beefsteak

From a press release:

“José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup debuts Beefsteak, a new vegetable-focused fast casual restaurant now open on the George Washington University campus at the new Science & Engineering Hall at 800 22nd Street NW. Beefsteak is where farm-fresh, market-driven vegetables take center stage, showcasing the season’s best and year-round favorites to create hearty, nourishing meals you can feel good about. All served in bowls, there are countless options combining flash-prepared vegetables, hearty grains, house-made sauces, crisp and fresh toppings, and optional meatier toppings.

It’s America’s bounty in a bowl – cooked to perfection right in front of you, all brought to you by world-renowned chef José Andrés. Dedicated to bringing quality and accessible food to the masses, ThinkFoodGroup will debut a second location this summer at 1528 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 with several more currently under development.

“Vegetables are fun and sexy – so full of possibilities and flavors,” said chef José Andrés. “Why not make them the star of the plate – the name Beefsteak is our playful way to celebrate this idea. It’s not about being vegan or vegetarian, but about enjoying vegetables and making food that is wholesome, amazing, affordable and accessible to the many.”

All composed and customizable bowls start at $7.99 with add-on “meatier” options, ranging from $1.59 to $3.99. To create their own bowls, guests combine the following: (more…)

03/27/15 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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“This is Lilly from H Street Corridor! She took full advantage of the last major snowfall :)”

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“Louly in Petworth”

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“Lola (grouchy corgi) and Bruner (formerly foster puppy) having “fun” in the snow in Petworth.”

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03/27/15 3:10pm

@ohljazz tweet us this gem:

“@PoPville Here’s some truly local #jazz: DC artist @aaronmyers sings about the DC #Metro: http://wp.me/p22RqD-md . #dcjazz #StandRight”

“Aaron Myers, vocals
Oren Levine, words, music, and piano
Percy White, bass
Wes Crawford, drums”

1907 3rd Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1907 3rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Bright 1BR/1BA condo in charming LeDroit Park. Spacious living area opens to gourmet kitchen w/ SS appliances & marble counter-tops. Hardwood floors throughout + ample closet space. W/D, Roof deck & bike room. Moments to convenient shops & services including Red Hen, Boundary Stone, Big Bear Cafe, U Street Corridor & more! Steps to Metro, Capitol Bikeshare, ZipCar locations & various bus lines.”

1907 3rd Street Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,900/Mo.

03/27/15 2:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From a press release:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today the results of My School DC, the District’s common lottery system for D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and nearly all public charter schools in its second year of operation. This process allows families to use a single online application. My School DC received 20,349 applications from families interested in attending one of over 200 DCPS or public charter schools for the 2015-16 school year, an increase of more than 3,000 applications over last year. The common lottery then maximized the number of students matched to a school they want to attend.

Families used the lottery to apply to charter schools and all DCPS early childhood, out-of-boundary and specialized high schools, eliminating barriers and streamlining the process. Of the 20,349 applications received, 14,592 students were matched at the time of the lottery – a 72 percent match rate. The overall match rate rose by one percent even with the rise in applications from last year. Of these matched students, 85 percent were offered a seat at one of their top three school choices. PK3 and 9th grades had the highest number of applications and match rates of 87% and 80%, respectively. Additional students will be offered spots from waitlists over the spring and summer. (more…)