“I spotted this US Government van on the NW spoke of Ward Circle, just outside AU’s main campus. He flew around the circle, jumped the curb, and parked smack in the middle of the crosswalk as pedestrians were about to cross from either side. Ward Circle is dangerous enough for pedestrians (Those “DC Law | Stop for Pedestrians Within Crosswalk” signs only get people killed, as we saw a couple weeks ago on Wisconsin Ave), and this guy decided to park on one of the main crosswalks leading to the AU campus.”
Is the Fort Reno concert series coming back this summer? I haven’t been able to find any information on a 2015 lineup. It would be a bummer if it didn’t happen this year, especially after it was almost cancelled last year but saved by popular demand. Thanks!”
21 bands who want to play
folks eager to volunteer to make it happen
What we don’t have
a permit from National Park Service
money to make it happen
What we need
Last year’s change in procedure from the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police EMPTIED (and then some) our piggy bank.
NPS and USPP have informed me that once again we will have to pay for police presence. I shudder at having to write that because it makes the concert series appear like an unsafe environment – something it definitely is not. I had hoped that our peaceful series in 2014 would have changed minds, or that I could – but alas, here we are.
This all being said, please GIVE WHAT YOU CAN to help us have another summer of music in the park.
You can use our fiscal sponsor The Washington Peace Center’s PayPal and indicate that the donation is for the Fort Reno Concert Series.
Thanks to a reader for sending photos. Another reader writes:
“Public Tenley is no more. It has been replaced by something called TenleyGastropub. I looked at their brunch menu and noticed that a fried egg seems to be part of every item. How 2010. Unfortunately the tater tots – the only thing worth eating at Public – did not survive.”
“It’s about the RIGHT ingredients, starting with the dough, which we make fresh for you every day, throughout the day. It doesn’t stop there. We make our all-natural, preservative free (and naturally fat free) Tuscan Marinara and Spicy Marinara in house every day as well. Everything from our hand-cut veggies to our homemade desserts can make you feel good about what you’re eating at Pie Five.
We’re all about making your pizza the RIGHT way, just for you!”
You can see their menu here. There is currently a Pie Five in DC at 429 L’Enfant Plaza Center.
This rental is located at 4611 43rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath semi-detached in AU Park. Great front porch & rear deck. Wood floors throughout. Living room w/decorative fireplace, dining room, kitchen & 1/2 bath on main floor. 3 bedrooms, full bath on 2nd. Finished carpeted lower level w/ full bath. Washer/dryer Parking for 2 in rear. Just painted. Lawn maintenance included.SMALL PET. NO SMOKERS. . Available May 1st”
UPDATE thanks to a reader for tweeting us from MPD:
“RT @DCPoliceDept: Update: Escapee from Wisconsin Ave has been located and apprehended without incident”
“The escapee has been apprehended in the Sixth District.”
“At approximately 11:20 am today, a juvenile male escaped from the Psychiatric Institute of Washington located in the 4200 block Wisconsin Avenue, NW.
He is described as a 17-year-old black male, 5’10”-6’0″ tall, weighing between 280-300 pounds. He was wearing blue hospital scrubs and possibly blue jeans, and hospital slippers. The subject had been charged in a stabbing incident and should be considered dangerous.
Anyone who sees him should take no action, but call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
This house is located at 3913 Windom Place, Northwest. The listing says:
“4 BR, 2.5 Bath 1911 home located just 3 blocks from the metro in Tenleytown. Spacious floor plan with hardwood floors, granite counters, high ceilings, large living room, 2 wood burning fireplaces. The LL was recently renovated creating a BDR, full BA, and family room. Ext has front porch and large rear brick patio. Convenient to shops, playgrounds, restaurants and dwntwn DC.”
“Throughout the day, we grind on premise a custom blend of 3-day aged, naturally raised Local Harvest beef chuck and brisket. Char-griddled and served on a buttered, toasted, house made bun. By focusing on premium sourcing and in-house production – from pickles to ice cream – we are able to serve a great burger at a great price.
BTS is a counter service, seat-yourself burger joint with an atmosphere of no-nonsense industrial chic: light cement floors, an exposed black ductwork ceiling, and a cement bar faced with rough-hewn reclaimed wood. The walls of the open stainless steel grill-kitchen are lined with work-a-day subway tile. When your burger is ready, it is presented on a quarter-size metal sheet pan topped with a sheet of paper – no fuss, no muss, no plate!”