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.”


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


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

10/22/14 3:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

From a press release:

“Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray offered his condolences to the family of Benjamin C. Bradlee, longtime Georgetown resident, legendary journalist, and distinguished editor of The Washington Post.

“Ben Bradlee was a lion in the field of journalism. He was a fearless champion of the First Amendment and government accountability and will go down in history as one of the all-time greats,” said Mayor Gray. “The District of Columbia was lucky to have him at the helm of our paper of record, The Washington Post, for so many groundbreaking years. Both our city and the country benefitted from his astute handling of such historic events as Watergate and the release of the Pentagon Papers. I send my sincere condolences to his family, including his wife, children, his former colleagues at the Post and the entire journalism community that benefited from his life’s work.”

From the Washington National Cathedral:

“Washington National Cathedral announced today that it will hold the funeral service for Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The former editor of the Washington Post was an iconic figure in journalism over the last half century.

The service will be open to the public.”

10/22/14 2:30pm


“Transit Police seek to identify persons of interest in indecent exposure investigations

Metro Transit Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify four persons of interest involving indecent exposure incidents on the Metrorail system.

The incidents appear to be unrelated. However, Metro Transit Police have identified an increase in indecent exposure reports in the past two months.

“Indecent exposure cases can be a gateway crime to more serious sexual misconduct, which is why we have placed a priority on advancing these investigations,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. “We are absolutely committed to keeping Metro a safe space for all riders.”

Anyone with information about the identity of any individual pictured below should call Metro Transit Police at (202) 962-2121 and reference the appropriate case number. Tips can also be sent via text message to MyMTPD (696873).

There are no warrants for any of the individuals pictured below: (more…)

10/22/14 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user afagen

Good lunch restaurant for out of town guests:

“I was wondering if any of you had suggestions for a good (Saturday) lunch place where, to quote my mother, “there’s a lot to walk around and see”. I’ve taken them to all my favorite places in Capitol Hill/Eastern Market and they’re doing the “big” monuments on Sunday. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!”

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