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This is pretty sweet. From the Shakespeare Theatre:

“The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free For All is a much-loved Washington tradition, offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public. STC was thrilled to kick off our 28th season with The Winter’s Tale.

Each summer, with the help of numerous community-minded sponsors, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presents a series of free Shakespeare performances. Started in 1991 to bring free Shakespeare to new and diverse audiences in the Washington metropolitan area, the Free For All presented Shakespeare under the stars at the Carter Barron Amphitheater. In an effort to make Shakespeare completely accessible for all residents of D.C. Metro area, the Free For All was brought to downtown D.C. in 2009 and now resides at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall. To date, the Free For All has reached more than 572,000 area residents and counting.”

You can see the rest of the schedule here.

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610 F Street, NW

08/27/14 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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“Tank, DC’s resident Afghan transplant, reflects on his travels and enjoys the scenery close to his new home in the H Street Corridor.”

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“Heidi of Yards Park visits the beach in Lewes, DE”

2017 E Street Northeast

This rental is located at 2017 E Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Capitol Hill Apts: 1st MONTH FREE, plus 1 free year ADT security!! Newly renovated 1 bedroom in walking distance of DC Streetcars & Stadium Armory Metro. Near H St Atlas District w/ shopping, nightlife & open-air farmers market. Features include hardwood floors, new granite countertops, crown molding, stainless steel appliances & a community garden behind the backyard. Gas & water included.”

You can see a few more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.

08/27/14 2:00pm

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Upshur and Rock Creek Church Rd, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I am sure Soldiers Home Park is a common topic, but haven’t see much on it since moving to the area last year. Has there been any discussion about reopening parts of the park to the public, especially given the new developments happening south of the Children’s Hospital, including the rumor that the reservoir by Howard is going to be opened up and developed into a new public space?

Does anyone know the history and politics around this issue?”

We had a rather contentious discussion about public access to the Soldiers Home grounds back in 2009. Since then a group called Friends of the Old Soldiers Home has been created so you should definitely check them out. There also has been and are planned many events on the property including those in coordination with the great Lincoln’s Cottage. And don’t forget the golf course (though I think prices have gone up a bit)…

08/27/14 1:00pm

4814 Dexter Street Northwest

This house is located at 4814 Dexter Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Dexter Street, NW is one of the finest addresses in the area with beautiful upscale homes and wonderfully close-in location, just off Foxhall Road, an easy hop to Georgetown, the Kennedy Center, downtown DC or over to Virginia and the airport. This charming home, with 4 fireplaces and 4 finished levels has 5 BR, 6 Full and 2 Half Baths. Wonderful original detailed millwork. Large entertaining rms.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/6 full bath/2 half bath is going for $2,199,999.

08/27/14 11:30am

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3213 Georgia Avenue, NW

Back in April we learned that Heat Da Spot Coffee and Deli would be replacing the short lived Tibet Shop on Georgia Ave. You can see the progress that’s been made in the photo above – with larger windows added and a new entrance onto the good sized patio space. Looking forward to seeing how the inside turns out too!

08/27/14 10:30am

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801 O Street, NW near the new Starbucks

Last week we learned the name of the new restaurant coming to Shaw from the chef and owner of Mintwood Place – Convivial. And now they’ve already posted a liquor license placard at the corner of 8th and O Street, NW – part of the City Market at O development. The placard says:

“This is new restaurant with a sidewalk café and summer garden serving modern American cuisine for all ages. Total # of seats is 170 and the occupancy Load is 170. Total # of summer garden seats is 54. Total # of sidewalk café seats is 10.”

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08/27/14 9:45am

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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.