“Thanks to all who commented and reached out after the 6 senior feral cats from Shepherd Alley, being displaced by the new Marriott construction, were featured in the 4/29/16 Afternoon Animal Fix. To give you an update, we have, thanks to the PoPville community, found these cats a wonderful sanctuary home in Maryland, and have successfully trapped 5 of the cats as of this writing. We are taking them for senior feral work-ups at a local vet, including testing, vaccinations, and treatment for any issues.

We are hoping to ask the kind hearts of the community to help out with funding. Any donations go directly to the 501(c)3 rescue that is managing the relocation of the cats, Four Paws Rescue Team. Please go to and donate if you can. Every little bit helps! Thank you so much!”

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“Dear PoPville,

StreetWise Partners will be hosting its 8th Annual Taste of Success DC on Thursday, June 23 at the LongView Gallery in Shaw. Tickets are $80, which gets you unlimited sips and samples of some of DC’s best food and drink spots while networking with hundreds of young professionals – all of which benefits the StreetWise Partners’ life-changing career mentoring and career development program for unemployed adults in the DMV.

Tasting participants include Founding FarmersLuke’s LobsterStarr Hill BreweryZenebech InjeraCirca, Slipstream, Mon Ami GabiCotton & Reed DistilleryFig & OliveMamma LuciaFireflyTonicPJ Clarke’s and more. In addition, musical entertainment will be provided by DJ LeCisco, and there will be an after party with extended happy hour deals next door at A&D Bar.

Tickets are available online at:

Event sponsors include: Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Schagrin Associates, T-Rex Corporation, Advisory Board Company, The Avascent Group, Boldwater Resources, Dinte Executive Search, Peter & Tina Ortez, O’Ryan Drilling, OD Rentals, S.C. Herman and Associates, Sabine Pipe

Questions? Interested in serving as an event sponsor? Want to bring a group? Contact Jared Launius at [email protected]


From an email:

“Fourth Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund Happy Hour

-To date, we’re 7k away from our minimum goal of $50,000. As you know, this will allow the fund to live perpetuity off the interest gained from the endowment.

-Secondly, tomorrow we are hosting our next fundraiser at 6pm at Lost & Found (1240 9th St, NW.) With (really really good) tickets from the Nationals donated as raffle prizes and door donations, we hope to get close to that 50k number. Event info is linked here.

122 Blagden Alley NW

The accolades make even more sense now…

From an email:

“The Dabney has not one or two but FOUR versions of the classic cocktail to suit your drinking needs. They include:

– Negroni Classico: Fords Gin, Campari, Cocchi di Torino, Orange Oil

– Negroni Spagliato: Green Hat Navy Strength Gin, Don Ciccio E Figli Cinque, Campari, Old Hill Betwixt Cider, gin botanicals

– Rhubarb Negroni: Bluecoat Gin, H&H Rainwater Madeira, Sfumato Amaro, Rhubarb

– Negroni Jello Shots: Yes, you read correctly. Smooth Ambler Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, gelatin

Each take on the Negroni is $13, and half the price of each drink purchased will go to DC Greens, an amazing local organization that chef Jeremiah Langhorne and the team at The Dabney work with regularly.

Negroni Week runs through this Sunday, June 12.

DC Greens uses the power of partnerships to support food education, food access, and food policy, in the nation’s capital. They’re working toward a city where food education is on the menu in every classroom; where doctors write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables as a matter of course; where urban agriculture is a valued element of our cityscape; and where zip code doesn’t determine life expectancy.”

1240 Upshur Street, NW

From Annie’s:

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Help someone get to work, school and health services.

Bikes for the World ( will be collecting used bicycles and sewing machines at both locations of Annie’s Ace Hardware ( Bikes for the World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity which recondition the bicycles and distribute them to people who need them to get to work, school, and health services.

A $10 per bike donation is suggested to defray a share of the cost of shipping to overseas charity partners, A receipt will be provided for all material and cash donations. Checks accepted.

Petworth: 1240 Upshur Street, NW 202-726-2658
Brookland: 3405 8th Street, NE 202-529-2658”


From an email:

“Join Team Geared for Good on Thursday, May 12, from 5-7 at the Navy Yard Gordon Biersch for a happy hour in support of Bike MS Chesapeake Challenge and the National MS Society, Greater DC-Maryland Chapter! The generous brewmasters at GB Navy Yard will be tapping a NEW hoppy India Red Ale and the proceeds from 5-7 will be going to Bike MS: Greater DC-Maryland! We’ll have delicious apps, #MSactivist orange themed goodies, and raffle prizes — so come enjoy an evening out in support of a great cause.”

courtesy D.C. United

From D.C. United:

“Join D.C. United and Head Coach Ben Olsen at Flywheel’s Dupont studio for a charity ride on Saturday, May 7 at 5:00 PM benefitting United’s charity partner, DC SCORES.

Flywheel is a state-of-the-art, indoor stadium cycling class that’s suitable for all fitness levels. Participants engage in a 45-minute ride packed with high-energy music in an atmosphere that’s all-inclusive and fun. Flywheel provides bike shoes and towels; all you need to bring is a water bottle.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 5:00 PM (please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get set up)

Location: Flywheel Dupont (1927 Florida Ave NW)

Front Row seating – $50
Second Row seating – $40
Third Row seating – $35
Fourth and Fifth Row seating – $30

Click Here to Sign Up

Participants also have the chance to compete for tickets to an upcoming D.C. United home match along with signed memorabilia.

All proceeds from the charity ride will benefit DC SCORES, a non-profit organization whose mission D.C. United shares: to improve the physical fitness and confidence of low-income children while advancing literacy, increasing school engagement and deepening their connections to their communities.”


From friends of Matt Shlonsky:

“I wanted to keep you updated on our progress over the last month or two. So far we have raised about $35,000 of the $50,000 needed for American University to start a permanent endowment. Once we hit the $50,000 goal, AU will begin providing grants to student and faculty to research ways to make DC a healthier, cleaner, and safer place! These donations have been gathered from an array of family, friends, nonprofits, local and national businesses.

We have a third fundraiser planned at Tenley Bar and Grill on April 26th from 6-10pm [4611 41st Street, NW]. The Facebook event is here. Our goal is to raise a few thousand more dollars at this event and awareness about the fund. Fifteen dollar donation at the door gets the participant happy hour deals all night.”

Ivy Charity Gala

Reminder from Ivy & Coney:

“Hey Norm! If you could spend $100 to raise $15,000 for Bread for The City would you do it? I would! I’d dig up my grandpa’s tux or my old prom dress and crush hot dogs like Kobayashi! On April 14th Ivy and Coney (1537 7th St, NW) gets fancy for charity and so can you! For a single crisp Benjamin you get all you can eat and drink from 7 – 11pm while supporting a great cause. Because where else can you throw back Strohs and toss peanut shells on the floor in an evening gown? Even better, you get to do all this on our brand new roof deck! No worries if you don’t have your own formal wear, a super fancy tuxedo t-shirt is included in the price! To help Bread for the City in their mission to fight poverty by providing food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, Ivy and Coney will donate 100% of event proceeds as well as 100% of tips to charity. We are also teaming up with Goose Island, Pernod Ricard, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller-Coors, Cogito Ergo Saute and others for some great silent auction items.

Grab tickets here while they last! If you cannot make the event but would still like to support Bread for the City or learn more about their mission, please visit them here.”