You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.
“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced the arrest of an officer on pandering charges. On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Youth Investigations Division obtained an arrest warrant for Officer Linwood Barnhill, Jr. charging him with two counts of Pandering of a Minor. On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 he was arrested in Southeast, DC by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Officer Barnhill, Jr. joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1989 and has been placed on Administrative Leave. Officer Barnhill has not been on full duty since September 2012.
“As disheartening as it is to have members of this department involved in this type of conduct, I take solace in knowing that it was members of this department who worked tirelessly to ensure that they were brought to justice,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.”
The Upshur Street Handmade Arts & Crafts Fair takes place this Saturday, December 14, from 11:00am-4:00pm. Thirty local artists, crafts people, and food vendors will line the 800 block of Upshur Street in Petworth for this annual neighborhood holiday event. You’ll find one-of-a-kind handmade gifts such as pottery, wooden jewelry, knitted scarves, small oil paintings, photo prints, and tasty edible gifts, too, plus a whole lot more.
The fair’s Tailgate Music Series features four local bands rocking anything from honky tonk to jazz on the back of a pick up truck. The musical line up includes The Delafields, Herb Scott Trio, Elena & Los Fulanos, and Paperhaus.
Participating local businesses include Domku Bar & Cafe, Willow Boutique, Petworth Citizen, Nathan Hill Design, Annie’s Ace Hardware, and Fia’s Fabulous Finds. Check in for day-of specials on custom prints, clothes, delicious food, and some kickin’ cocktails that’ll warm your toes.
Join us Saturday for the 8th year of supporting DC’s local goods producers, keeping our holiday shopping dollars at home, and supporting emerging entrepreneurs in the District. While you’re at it, shop the annual Petworth Library Holiday Book Sale on the other side of Georgia Avenue.
Where: 800 Block of Upshur Street, NW, Petworth
When: Saturday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Transportation: Capital Bike Share at 9th & Taylor Streets, Petworth/Georgia Avenue Metro, Bus lines 70, 64″
460 New York Ave’s website says (and you can see more renderings there too):
“460 New York Avenue
With its metal and glass tower rising above a preserved historic warehouse, 460 New York Avenue is worlds above common urban condos. This boutique community puts you right in the heart of the city, with your fingers on the pulse of modern style and convenience.”
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me 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 3-4 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.
“Wolverine and his new baby brother, Desmond, having a relaxing day in Mount Pleasant.”
“This is Gus and he lives downtown! This was his first time seeing the Capitol!”