“In four years spanning the Fenty and Gray administrations, the District’s school modernization program violated statutory requirements on transparency and funding, failed to assess and secure contingency savings, and spent more per square foot on five high school modernization than called for by the District’s Master Facilities Plan, according to a report today from the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA).
The audit, covering fiscal years 2010 through 2013, found that the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization and its successor, the Department of General Services, failed to provide sound financial management, “creating the risk that the District has not obtained maximum value for taxpayer dollars and the potential for misuse of taxpayer funds.” The District spent $1.2 billion on school renovations during the four-year period. (more…)
Your captions in the comments and winners (free PoP t-shirts, onesies or tote bags) picked Friday. If you find a caption particularly funny be sure to let me know in the comments so I can select a reader pick too.
Ed. Note: I’m pretty tardy is sending out some past winners, I promise I haven’t forgotten you! Winners will have to pick up your goods at a happy hour I’m planning for mid-July.
“Raspberries and garlic haul from our garden in Brookland.”
Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.
Last week we took a look back at Meridian Pint’s birth five years ago. Now for the celebration – a tentative list from Meridian Pint’s beverage director, Jace Gonnerman:
“Wednesday, July 1 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate 5 years of providing the District with outstanding craft beer! As a thank you to our loyal customers, all 24 drafts (plus two casks) will be available for $5 all night!
The list is a mix of some of the standout local drafts that have helped us get to where we are today along with a mix of new, rare, and esoteric beers.
Without further adieu:
Cask: Oliver Serpent and the King
Cask: Port City Ways and Means (Amarillo)
1. DC Brau Public
2. Lost Rhino Meridian Kolsch
3. Port City Optimal Wit
4. Devils Backbone Vienna Lager
5. Union Old Pro Gose
6. 3 Stars Citra Lemon Peel Saison
7. Monocacy Riot Rye
8. Fair Winds Howling Gale IPA
9. Oliver Bishop’s Indulgence
10. RAR Grapefruit Nanticoke Nectar
11. Atlas NSFW
12. Port City Colossal 1
13. DC Brau Solar Abyss
14. Devils Backbone Cru Noir
15. Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel
16. New Belgium Hop Tart
17. 4 Hands Super Flare Brett IPA
18. Lagunitas CitruSinesis Blood Orange Pale Ale
19. Bruery Tart of Darkness 2013
20. Millstone Cobbler
21. Jolly Pumpkin Biere De Mars 2014
22. Ocelot Wonders of Nature Tart Cherry Sour
23. Ocelot California Stars Galaxy IPA
24. Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout”
“Town Danceboutique, Shaw’s iconic Gay super-club, at the corner of 8th and U, has opened a brand new stunning outdoor Patio this year. The expansive 4000 square foot outdoor space is a remarkably unique, comfortable, and an amazingly appointed outdoor full service bar serving drinks six days a week (closed Mondays). There are multiple draft beer selections, a fully stocked bar, (and, at times, an on premise food truck with it’s service window right on the Patio.) The Patio is open during the week (Tuesday-Thursday) at 6pm for happy hour and evening drinks, at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays for daytime fun in the sun, and of course, the Patio is open on Friday and Saturday nights to create an even more dynamic, multi-faceted experience at Town. Tuesdays are Yappy Hour – a special event for guests that want to bring their dogs and enjoy the happy hour specials.
The Patio’s extensive landscaping, misting system, and bar design provides relief on hotter days…and multiple heating units make it comfortable on cooler spring and fall nights. In addition to landscaping that includes Crepe Myrtle and Japanese Elm trees, the Patio was designed using re-purposed, 100 year old barn wood from the midwest and 100 year old ceiling beams that were salvaged from the newly renovated Chocolate Factory downtown.
In a city that loves it’s outdoor bar spaces, the Town Patio is a special place with a unique design, an easygoing staff, and a perfect location.”
From the photos it looks like it’s already become a moderately popular spot…
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.
“Meet Penny from Petworth, a 1.5-year old lab/border collie mix. Big shout out to WARL for an easy adoption process.”
“Maui of guarding his territory in Columbia Heights.”
“Ranger being overwhelmed by options in Edgewood.”