drone

“Dear PoPville,

We came back from our holiday break to find a drone in our front yard in the 1300 block of Perry Place, NW.

We do not know how long it had been there, since we had been gone since mid-December, but we’d love to get it back to its owner. Can you help?”

If yours email [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP. Also, quick reminder for ya, DC is a DC No Drone Zone as designated by the FAA…

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit seeks the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle and driver associated with a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at approximately 6:24 am.

A dark colored sports utility vehicle (SUV) was traveling northbound in the 3500 block of 14th Street, Northwest toward Parkwood Place, Northwest. As the vehicle came to the intersection, a pedestrian who was crossing the street using a marked crosswalk was struck. The SUV then fled the crash scene without making their identity known. (more…)

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3410 11th Street, NW

From an email:

“As you may know, Kangaroo Boxing Club will be closing it’s doors at the end of the year. We have planned some fun end of the year parties, including a blowout NYE party, Hangover Brunch new year’s day, Michigan bowl game party (December 30th), and lastly a charity auction of KBC memorabilia on January 2nd. Details below:

December 30th
ORANGE BOWL MICHIGAN vs FLORIDA STATE
JOIN US AND THE REST OF THE MICHIGAN FAMILY FOR ONE LAST GAME AT KBC

KBC’s Final NYE Bash!
Share stories and drown the dumpster fire that was 2016

$5 pours of all open bottles of booze behind the bar until we empty the bottles!

$5 drafts all night long!

Champagne toast at midnight!

Food until 9pm!

No cover!

KBC’s Traditional “Holy Shit I’m Hungover” New Year’s Day Brunch

Recover from the night before and make sure that bar is completely dry of booze

KBC’s FINAL FAREWELL! January 2nd (more…)

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Vehicle of Interest via MPD

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at approximately 6:22 am.

A dark colored sports utility vehicle (SUV) was traveling northbound in the 3500 block of 14th Street, Northwest toward Parkwood Place, Northwest. As the vehicle came to the intersection, a pedestrian who was crossing the street using a marked crosswalk was struck. The SUV then fled the crash scene without making their identity known. (more…)

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A reader reports:

“That coffee shop that has been coming soon for ages on 14th & Otis Pl opened on Monday. I grabbed a coffee this morning to check it out. The interior is quite elegant for a coffee shop — if they added some background music and there were more people, I wouldn’t mind having breakfast on a weekend. I found it similar to Le Caprice, so it could provide a nice Ethiopian alternative to the French cafe two blocks down the road. I saw some Ethiopian specialties on the menu (e.g., fit-fit), but the lady said they were not ready for those yet.”

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From an email:

“Just wanted to let you guys know that we’ll be celebrating Festivus here again at The Airedale on December 23rd! [3615 14th Street, NW]

Just like last time we will have a Festivus-inspired pre-fixe menu and themed cocktails all night (Feats of Strength, Cosmo Kramers) . We also invite you to air your grievances around our authentic Aluminum Festivus pole (and experience its excellent strength-to-weight ratio).

There will be no tinsel. We find it distracting.

Happy Festivus!”

rental

This rental is located “on quaint street in Columbia Heights.” The Craigslist ad says:

“Newly remodeled English basement 1-bedroom apartment for rent on quaint street in Columbia Heights. Three blocks from metro, restaurants, grocery store and hip 11th street development. For rent starting January 15, $1600/month, utilities included, washer and dryer in apartment. Option to be rented furnished. Contact us via email with interest.”

You can see more photos here.

library-books

“Dear PoPville,

Hi, I’m Jennie. I’m the school librarian at Chavez Prep Middle School, which is located at Kenyon and Sherman in Columbia Heights. We serve over 300 students in sixth through ninth grade. The kids at my school are awesome. I know most educators probably say that about their students, but these are seriously the coolest kids I’ve ever worked with. They are funny, creative, smart, and resilient in the face of adversity.

Our students are voracious readers! The library at Prep is quite small – about the size of a classroom – but our annual book circulation tops that of schools with more than triple our student enrollment. The kids love reading and I love helping them find books they’ll enjoy. I think many of us probably had a moment as children when we just “clicked” with a particular book (it was Nancy Drew for me!). That moment is often the start of a lifelong passion for books and reading. I LOVE it when I connect kids with books that “click” with them – it’s seriously the coolest thing to have a kid check out a book, read it in one day, and come back the next frantically searching for the sequel.

Unfortunately, budget issues beyond the control of the campus have resulted in library funding being cut by 70% for this school year. I can’t buy the books my students want to read. I’ve been paying for highly requested titles out of my own pocket, but the need for books is greater than what I can afford as an individual. That’s why I’ve created a GoFundMe Campaign to buy books for the Prep library. Donors have the option to sponsor a particular book (I’ll add a bookplate with your name on the inside cover) and will receive a thank-you note and a one-of-a-kind bookmark created by the students in my Coloring Club.

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