09/18/14 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 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.

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“Milo, of Logan Circle, pleading for a belly rub. I happily obliged.”

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“Minky from Dupont Circle enjoying a belly rub”

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“Ozzy keeping watch over his domain? Ozzy lives in Cleveland Park.”

Ed. Note: The queue is heavy again, thanks to all who answered the call for entries yesterday! I got to see so many happy faces – I’ll send ya an email the day your pet is posted. Thanks again!

09/18/14 3:00pm

1450 Church Northwest

This rental is located at 1450 Church St, Northwest. The listing says:

“BEAUTIFUL 2BR, 2.5BA PENTHOUSE WITH HUGE SPECTACULAR TERRACE. THIS INCREDIBLE UNIT HAS AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH WALLS OF WINDOWS, GOURMET KITCHEN WITH TOP OF THE LINE SS APPLIANCES, DEN/OFFICE, W/D, HWF THROUGHOUT, AMPLE STORAGE AND PARKING. AROUND THE CORNER FROM WHOLE FOODS, RESTAURANTS, GYM, SHOPPING AND TRANSPORTATION. TERRACE FURNITURE TO CONVEY.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $5,000/Mo.

09/18/14 2:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

We live in the Capitol Square Place development, south of 395 between 7th and 9th Streets SW. Road work on 395 has steadily moved east from the river all summer long. Because it was around the bend of the road, we were rarely bothered by it. However, now that the main work site is directly behind our house (see map) we notice it quite a bit, especially because they work 24/7 or close to it. We are used to quite a bit of traffic noise, horns, sirens, etc, but the huge generator they have constantly running plus the hammering, backing up beeping, and other loud construction work has become unbearable. It’s 11 pm as I write this and the generator is drowning out a white noise machine (that normally covers up all the traffic noise but sirens) and a pair of earplugs. It’s almost rattling the window panes!

I’ve emailed my ANC rep, DDOT, and the mayors office. Next step will be to get my neighbors to complain, too. But what is probably the best route? It has got to be a regulation that non emergency road work can’t be done during sleeping hours if it’s within a certain distance from residential properties, but I don’t know how to find out. We want 395 to be safe and maintained, and we DONT want to prolong the traffic impact this work is having either. But it has got to stop from at least 10pm-6am or I’m going to go bonkers.

Help?”

09/18/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user AWard Tour

Removing Utility cables from the exterior of a house:

“Has anyone had experience with (or know of a good professional for) removing old utility cables and hardware from the exterior of a home? I moved into a townhouse in Petworth over the summer, and the house has accumulated a pretty unsightly collection of cables and wires along one side of the building. Some of this is connected to an unused satellite dish, but I have no idea what the bulk of it is for and don’t want to start blindly removing or altering something that might be important. Any advice would be much appreciated.”

Water walking/running at Wilson Aquatic Center:

“Hey, PoP-ers who swim at Wilson Aquatic Center: just curious, do pool-users ever do deep-water running there? I haven’t seen anything about it specifically on the DPR website, and I can get over looking like a weirdo compared to all the swimmers…but I know deep-water running has a somewhat different “flow” than lap-swimming, and when lane-sharing it would probably be awkward and not very feasible to have a runner in the lane knocking the swimmers out of whack. (I enjoy both laps and water-running, but most of the water-running I’ve done was in a small town where some relatives live and where residents have access to a gorgeous, huge pool at the local high school that hardly anyone seems to use, so I always had a lane to myself. But I know from experience at basically every other pool that getting a lane to oneself is a luxury, and next to impossible during peak times at the average pool.)”

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