08/04/15 10:01pm

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to princeofpetworth@gmail.com with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.

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Above: “dig the swirl on the granddaddy zuke. Grown in sixteenth st heights”

Below: “Last week’s harvest from my balcony garden in Takoma. Sadly, I won’t be getting much more out of this year’s garden. The tomato plants caught a fungus, the kale is being devoured by Imported Cabbageworm, the sugar snap peas gave me one good harvest and then dried up and died for unexplained reasons, and one of the herb pots turned out to have no drainage and became a nasty swamp with all of the rain. The basil and oregano (in a different pot) are still going like gangbusters. But the tomatoes I’ve gotten are delicious, and next year will be better!”

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08/04/15 4:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

From a press release:

“RFK Stadium, once featured every Sunday throughout the NFL season, will return to hosting prime time football on Friday, September 18 for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®. The annual football game pitting the 100-year storied rivals, Hampton University and Howard University, will be nationally televised live on ESPNU and streamed across the globe on ESPN platforms.

“Events DC is excited to bring the Hampton-Howard rivalry back to RFK Stadium as part of the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic,” said Erik A. Moses, senior vice president and managing director of Events DC, Sports & Entertainment Division. “When we developed the Classic in 2011, the plan was always to feature notable historically black colleges and universities on a grand scale in RFK Stadium and having ESPN as the broadcast network this year enhances the platform.

Tickets for the 2015 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® are currently on sale through ticketmaster.com. Regular priced tickets start at $25 (plus fees) with group discount rates and suite level experiences available as well. For additional information, please visit www.NationsFootballClassic.com.”

08/04/15 3:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From MPD 5th District Assistant Patrol District Commander:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth Police District is proud to announce the upcoming deployment dates for our All Hands on Deck (AHOD) 2015 August Initiative, commencing Friday, August 28 at 3 pm and continuing through 6 am on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

During AHOD, all available sworn MPD personnel are placed on patrol throughout the District emphasizing community policing, focused law enforcement and community outreach. This includes increased foot patrols, detectives following up on cases, and police recruits passing out specific crime related information. There is no departmental use of overtime associated with our AHOD.

AHOD is about reducing violent crime and increasing police visibility. The Fifth Police District has made a substantial impact during our past AHOD’s due to the continued support of our residents and the dedication and hard work of our officers.

The dates for this AHOD were selected based on predictive analysis using past data to indicate when violence is likely to occur which allows us to strategically deploy our resources accordingly.

This year, under the leadership and direction of Commander William Fitzgerald, we seek your assistance in developing our deployment plan and request your input in deploying foot patrols within our community. This is your opportunity to directly assist us in creating foot patrols in areas of need during this AHOD. All suggestions and recommendations shall be forwarded to Captain Mark Beach no later than Sunday, August 9th at: mark.beach@dc.gov

The All Hands on Deck began in 2007 as part of Chief Lanier’s Summer Crime initiative aimed at capping traditional summer crime trends by putting more officers on patrol and engaging them in one-on-one interactions with residents.

As always; anyone who is the victim of a crime or witnesses a crime in progress should call 911 immediately. Individuals who have information regarding crimes should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally anonymous information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

08/04/15 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 6-8 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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“Babs- Shaw”

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“Beignet aka Benny of Lanier Heights”

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“Moxie – Meridian Hill”

08/04/15 3:05pm

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3462 14th Street, NW

Thip Khao represent!! As the only rep from DC Bon Appétit writes:

“We love: the frequent specials, which bring hard-to-find Laotian traditions (such as the “temple tray,” served for Asian New Year) to D.C.”

You can see the full list of nominees here.

Ed. Note: Rose’s Luxury won last year.

And don’t forget Thip Khao will be launcing a new Lao Noodle House soon too.