02/28/17 9:15am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

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02/27/17 10:22pm

2434 18th Street, NW

From the files of I hadn’t even realized they had closed 2020 Bar & Lounge edition, next up Phoenix Restaurant Lounge. Phoenix’s liquor license placard says:

“A Restaurant serving authentic American food. Entertainment Endorsement to offer Live Entertainment, Dancing, and Cover Charge. Total Occupancy Load of 198 seats.”

RIP Meskerem.

02/27/17 4:00pm


Thanks to Kate for sending:

“This hawk was sitting in our Star Magnolia tree in Cleveland Park on Sunday afternoon.”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

02/27/17 3:30pm

via DC Energy & Environment

From the Mayor’s office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by Tommy Wells, Director of DC’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), and Ann Honious, National Park Service’s Deputy Superintendent of National Capital Parks – East, to sign the Fisheries and Wildlife Omnibus Amendment Act of 2016. This legislation grants DOEE more authority over the protection of natural resources as well as the sale and regulation of licenses for recreational fishing, and increases environmental protections for aquatic life, wetlands, and shorelines in Washington, DC. The Act also authorizes the Mayor to impose penalties on persons who knowingly transport or trade in certain invasive plants and nonindigenous species.

via DC Energy & Environment

“As the nation’s capital, we need to lead the way when it comes to preserving our environment, and part of this work includes protecting our important local wildlife and precious natural ecosystems,” said Mayor Bowser. “Today, we are taking another step to ensure that our natural habitats are protected for residents and future generations to enjoy.” (more…)

02/27/17 3:15pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user akung

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 2 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.

Don’t normally do this but these are too great to pass up! Thanks to akung for sharing in the PoPville flickr pool:

Photo by PoPville flickr user akung

Photo by PoPville flickr user akung

Also a reader writes:

“I found this cat last week in the Columbia Heights/Park View area. She is spayed but does not have a microchip. She is so sweet and I would love to reunite her with her family. Would you be able to post this? I am attaching a picture of her.

If anyone knows anything, they can contact Sarah at 919-616-6175.”