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From an email:

“At the new Logan Hardware location [1734 14th Street, NW], we have a very cool pop-up garden center.

Annuals including marigolds, vinca, ageratum, petunias, coleus, heliotrope, snapdragons, sweet potato vine and zinnias

Perennials including phlox, gaillardia, sedum, salvia, peony, verbena, boxwoods, liriope and lilac

Transplants including basil, tomatoes, peppers, rosemary, sage, cilantro, thyme and lavender.”

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“Franciscan Monastery Plant & Herb Sale

Hosted by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, the sale will feature plants from the Holy Land and Monastery-grown products, including fresh honey, herbs, vegetables, flowers, roses, annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, azaleas and more! Vendors and food will also be on site.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rick Sause

A reader writes:

“His actions are waaaay too aggressive and border on harassment and cruelty to animals. Nonetheless, you likely have readers that aren’t on the list serv that need to be made aware of the “poison yard.” The police and District Environmental office have been made aware as well.”

From a Logan Circle neighborhood listserv:

Neighbors,

To the person who lets their dog continuously poop on my lawn, and then not pick it up; be forewarned, I am deploying lots of doggie unfriendly chemicals to the yard.

In the never ending battle to keep unwanted elements out of my yard, I will be deploying all sorts of highly dangerous chemicals to the lawn. Almost all of the manufacturers have extreme warning labels, to keep animals and small children away after deployment for at least 3 days, and in some cases up to 2 weeks. The chemicals will not harm people walking by, since the yard is designed to keep the chemicals from spreading to the sidewalk (although some did blow back on me while deploying today and turned my tongue purple).. Some type of chemical will be put on the lawn every week until maybe as far out as the late fall season. We started about 3 weeks ago, and I just finishing putting some down today. All of the chemicals are legal in most states, except the few that are leftover from the 1990s that I still have in stock. Email me if you have concerns.

The addresses impacted by all of the chemicals deployed include:9xx S Street 18xx 10th Street 18xx 10th Street

He’s gotta be just messing with folks right?

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1440 P Street, NW

A curious tweet sent to us yesterday:

“@PoPville has anyone inquired and/or figured out why the outside of whole foods on P st has smelled like human waste for a few weeks?”

Anyone else notice this?

Update from DC Water via twitter:

“There was clogged sewer line on that block which led to a backup which may have led to the smell.

We’ve since cleared the grease buildup and scheduled a crew to reinvestigate for a reoccurring odor issue.

Just checked out the comments. Probably unlikely that this would have led to a “smell” for the past few weeks #PEARnotPOOP”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From an email:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free HOT coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, April 15th from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”

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“Dear PoPville,

A hit and run accident Sunday killed our 10-month-old puppy, Pip. We were out of town and she was being boarded on 9th Street. She was on an afternoon walk between 2:30-3pm when she was struck by a car at the intersection of 11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW. We’re told by the walker that the car didn’t stop. We don’t have much information about what happened and we’re trying to find any witnesses. She was apparently on a walk with two others dogs at the time, but neither they nor the walker was hit – just our dog. She was a 20-pound black puggle mix – a little thing. The police have opened a hit and run investigation, but we’re just worried that without any witnesses, it’s going to be almost impossible to find the driver.”

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1534 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“This Saturday, April 11Shinola – known for its handcrafted, American-made watches, bicycles, leather goods, journals and pet accessories – will offer complimentary hot dogspopcorn & Shinola Cola (while supplies last) at its bustling 14th Street storefront, starting at 12 pm.

Washingtonians will also have a chance to shop Shinola’s classic sporting goods collection, featuring retro-style bats, gloves and leather baseballs.”

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free hot dogs provided by Haute Dogs and Fries

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1634 14th Street, NW

Ed. Note: M Cafe closed at this location back in January.

You can see Sette’s menu here: Sette dinner menu 14st (PDF)

From a press release:

“We are very proud to announce the expansion of our restaurant brand Sette Osteria. The opening date is April 14th and will be located at 1634 14th ST NW. Sette Osteria looks forward to providing the neighborhood with an exceptional casual dining experience that will consistently exceed their expectations.

“We are thrilled to be opening Sette Osteria on 14th Street” said restaurateur and founder of IK Retail group Iraklis Karabassis. Karabassis is the creator of such restaurant concepts as Café Milano restaurant, Famoso restaurant , Crepizza restaurant in Georgetown, and Dupont’s popular eatery Sette Osteria. “We decided to expand the brand to 14th street because of the highly dynamic and diverse neighborhood. This area is comprised of families and residents who desire simple and delicious food, in a warm and rustic set up paired with extraordinary service. Opening night guests will receive 50% of their bill…starting at 7pm (more…)