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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I saw the thread on the wildlife photographer and it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to email about a woman I’ve seen a few times in Mt. Pleasant taking pictures from her car.

Both times I’ve seen her (and once when my husband did) it was near the Park Rd./Adams Mill intersection (by Rosemont Center) in a white Honda Civic. She’s usually wearing dark sunglasses or a visor and takes pictures from her car while seemingly yelling/gesturing wildly. Once she got out of her car and came towards me and spat at my car. The other day I saw her she drove down Porter towards Connecticut with her hazards on and then stopped in the middle of the road.

I’m sure readers will say that she’s not technically doing anything illegal and/or that I should contact police instead of writing to PoPville… fair enough, will do that next time if there’s spitting/dangerous driving involved. For now, I’m just wondering if anyone else has seen her/experienced this in the area? Perhaps there’s an explanation like the wildlife photographer?”

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From an email:

“Spring into Summer Mt. Pleasant Shop Hop!

On Sunday June 8, 2014 from noon – 5 pm, the Mt. Pleasant Business Association will be hosting the Spring into Summer Mt. Pleasant Shop Hop. Come stroll down historic Mt. Pleasant Street and visit Mt. Pleasant Businesses specials and free samples. Also featuringlocal craft vendors and live music! Mt. Pleasant Street from Park Road to Harvard Street.”

3122 18th Street Northwest

This house is located at 3122 18th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stately 5BR/2.5BA Mount Pleasant Victorian PLUS 1BR/1BA rental (w/ CofO) renovated in 2012! Gorgeous period details, beautiful woodwork, + original accents throughout the spacious floor plan. 4 finished floors, 2 zone A/C. 10′ ceilings & great-sized rooms. 2 balconies, terrace, + patio. Top floor master suite w/ stunning Cathedral views! Rental=300k+ of mortgage! 1 car garage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,149,900.

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“Dear PoPville,

My roommates and I found a bright yellow/green parakeet at 16th and Oak St NW (Mt. Pleasant/Col. Heights). It appeared to be in good health, no injuries. We managed to get it into a bag and took it to the Washington Humane Society at 1201 New York Ave. NE. It’s hanging out there for now, awaiting its owner. Would you be able to post something to try to alert the owner? Much appreciated! I’ve attached a photo (post-rescue).”

Hope it’s not this guy again!

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3155 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

Last night we learned of the abrupt closure of Tonic and Last Exit in Mt. Pleasant. It didn’t take long to learn who’ll be taking over the space. I started getting scuttlebutt about a new spot called Goodall’s Bistro but The 42 got the full scoop:

There’s no set menu at this time, but it will be vegetarian and vegan friendly. Here’s a bit more information via an email form the owner:

“Goodall’s Bistro will feature a seasonally rotating menu of the freshest foods from locally sourced organic farms, and free range ranches in the Mid-Atlantic region. We will serve dinner seven days a week from 5-10pm, and brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 10am-3pm, with the option of expanding our services down the line.”

Still sad to lose Tonic but looking forward to learning more about the new bistro!

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3155 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

Daggers continue to fall in Mt. Pleasant. Thanks to @kkbb138 for letting us know about Tonic’s abrupt closure in Mt. Pleasant. From their facebook page:

“To our wonderful patrons:

After ten great years, Tonic of Mt Pleasant (and Last Exit) has closed.

Thank you for all your support over the years.

Please join us at Tonic at Quigley’s located at 2036 g street NW”

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Photo courtesy Palace Productions

From an email:

“Dixie New Orleans Chaos with the Soggy Po Boys where New Orleans Jazz is served messy.

Show: Palace Productions presents: Soggy Po Boys Band
Date: May 22nd,
Time: 8pm
Ticket price: No Cover
Venue: Haydee’s – Mt. Pleasant.
3102 Mt. Pleasant St., NW

The Soggy Po Boys were born at the old location of the Barley Pub in Dover, NH on Fat Tuesday of 2012. The group was formed as a smaller Hammond organ group with two horns and had planned to play roots New Orleans funk and brass band music but misunderstood the gig’s timeline and ended up a set short on material.

For the unexpected last set they gathered around the piano and played acoustically, focusing on New Orleans early jazz standards and spirituals. They haven’t looked back, performing in this way weekly and all over the Seacoast with a full horn section and a sousaphone.

Check them out at http://soggypoboys.com/ , which has their new CD “Seedy Business” for sale as well as other information.”

3314 Mount Pleasant Street Northwest

This unit is located at 3314 Mount Pleasant Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Recently Updated Large 1BD/BA. Eat in kitchen w/ granite & SS apps. Crown molding & HW in LR. Pet friendly building w fenced yard out back. Ideal location north of Park Rd,, blocks to metro, shops & night life. 2 blocks to Rock Creek Park running trails. Bus at corner. CH Metro 5 blocks away & Red Line a short bus ride away. Located just north of Park Rd facing small park. FHA Approved”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $299,500 ($285 monthly fee.)