10/22/14 10:22pm

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Photo of last weekend’s DCCX Cyclocross race on the Soldiers Home Grounds by PoPville flickr user hi_my_name_is_tats

Interesting update on the Old Soldiers Home (AFRH) from the Washington Business Journal:

“The Armed Forces Retirement Home could be ready to select a team this summer to remake a substantial portion of its 272-acre campus in Northwest D.C., nearly a decade since it raised the prospect of letting private developers build on an unused part of its campus near The Catholic University of America.”

10/22/14 4:45pm

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From an email:

“Start your Halloween Festivities at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27 with a screening of the original 1925 silent movie version of The Phantom of the Opera (starring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry and Rupert Julian) with LIVE musical accompaniment on the historic 1939 pipe organ at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church [421 Seward Square, S.E. (Eastern Market Metro)]by nationally known organist Tom Trenney. Admission is free, though donations to directly support the organ music series are appreciated.

More information here.”

10/22/14 4:15pm

More good bistro news – the Washington Business Journal reports:

“Hakan Ilhan, who owns Alba Osteria at 425 Eye St. NW, has signed a lease for a 6,361-square-foot space at 450 K Street NW, the m.flats apartment building from Kettler. The restaurant will be called L’Hommage Bistro Francais and combine a full-service bistro with a bakery, cafe and grab-and-go sandwich option at lunch.”

Sounds very promising! Any fans of Alba Osteria?

The MVTCID says:

“Look for this new addition to Mount Vernon Triangle’s growing culinary choices in June 2015.”

10/22/14 3:30pm

f 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 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. 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.

marty sleeping

“This little guy was rescued around Mardi Gras time and was named Marty Paws in its honor. In between naps on Mom’s pillow (or head) he can be found in NE Capitol Hill keeping a close watch on the birds and squirrels.”

Othello

“This is Othello from Truxton Circle enjoying the breeze on the way to swim in Rock Creek Park.”

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“Felicia looking regal on our visit back home to the New Jersey suburbs.”