“Night of the Living Zoo is happening on Thursday, October 30th from 6:30pm-10pm. It’s guaranteed to be a night of spooky fun with live music, costume contests, adult elixirs and scary oddities.
“Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo’s annual Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, a costume contest, performance artists, and glow in the dark lawn games, it’s a wicked night of fun that you won’t want to miss.”
Photo of Tuesday’s Red Line metro mess by @wowindc
Tuesday, when the Red line was single tracking and it was impossible to get anywhere, I was on Connecticut Ave in Woodley Park trying to get a cab. Twenty minutes and no cab, and there are others next to me trying as well. Then this couple pulls up and opens the window and the woman says, We’re going down Connecticut to U street and we know the metro is a mess. Do you guys want a ride that far? We all jumped in, and sped down near Dupont Circle where we all needed to be.
I don’t know who these people were, but they absolutely saved me.”
This house is located at 2812 34th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Contemporary style with classic sophisticated elegance abound in this spacious and stylish renovated center hall colonial. This incredible remodel by designer Lori Graham has custom touches throughout all 4 upper beds with en suite baths. Home features Master, in-law and au-pairs suites. Beautiful gourmet kitchen, premium marble and honed black granite counters, pro appl. 2 car Garage. Must See!!”
Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
From the National Zoo:
“We are very sad to share that red panda Shama has died at SCBI Front Royal.
Shama lived at the National Zoo on Asia Trail for years, and recently moved out to SCBI Front Royal with her mate Rusty to breed. She gave birth to three cubs earlier this summer, and she was under close observation because it is rare for a red panda to successfully raise three cubs. On Wednesday, August 13, keepers noticed that Shama had developed a neurologic disorder that progressed quickly. Shama was euthanized Saturday, August 16 due to her worsening clinical condition and poor neurological function, which was likely attributed to accumulation of fluid in the brain
Shama’s three cubs are now being hand-reared by experienced staff. Keepers are also hand-rearing a cub born to female Regan. Shama’s three cubs are active and appear to be doing well, but one is considerably smaller than its siblings, and receiving treatment for pneumonia. As a precaution, all three cubs are receiving anti-protozoal treatment. Rusty, who was housed with Shama and the cubs until recently, is also receiving anti-protozoal treatment as a preventative measure. He appears to be doing well.”
“Experience the height of luxury at The Woodley. With 212 distinctive residences that reflect the cultivated lifestyle of DC’s most desirable neighborhood, The Woodley offers unmatched amenities and signature services dedicated to meet your every need.
Stunning studio, one, two and three bedroom homes and penthouses offer the sophistication of rich finishes, hardwood flooring and private balconies. State-of-the-art gourmet kitchens feature sophisticated granite countertops, raised panel wood cabinetry and award-winning Kitchen Aid Architect Series appliances.
Residents at The Woodley enjoy 24-hour concierge services, including package retrieval, valet dry cleaning and away from home services.”
This house is located at 2853 29th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“DAZZLING NEW LISTING! Exceptional offering of one of Woodley Pk’s grandest homes! Located across from Swiss Embassy, one of the 1st 8 homes built on 29th St in 1916. Beautifully updated w expansive light-filled rms, soaring ceilings, 4055′ of interior space, eat-in chef’s Kit, MBR suite 4 add’l BRs up, fabulous 2BR in-law apt, pkg, Metro, Oyster!”
“Four years after founding Baked by Yael, lawyer-turned-baker Yael Krigman is taking her online bakery to the streets. Baked by Yael is opening Washington’s first cakepoppery across from the National Zoo at 3000 Connecticut Avenue. Washingtonians and visitors alike will be able to enjoy award-winning cakepops, bagels, and other preservative-free treats made from scratch at Baked by Yael’s first storefront when it opens later this year.
“I can’t think of a more perfect location,” said Krigman, adding that “not only will I be able to meet many of our customers who have been ordering through our website for years, but visitors to the zoo will be able to enjoy unique and delicious treats in an area that currently has limited options.”
The deal concludes Krigman’s two-year search for retail space. Last summer, Krigman ran a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising nearly $75,000 from 669 backers who pre-ordered cakepops to support Krigman’s dream of opening a brick and mortar store.
Krigman’s online cakepop business has been thriving with orders for birthdays, baby showers, corporate events, and even divorce parties. With a storefront, Baked by Yael’s cakepops and other baked goods will be more accessible to those people who don’t want to wait a day or two to satisfy their sweet tooth.
“When the cakepoppery opens, our customers will be able to have the full Baked by Yael experience,” Krigman said. “They’ll smell the cakes in the oven. They’ll watch us dip and decorate the cakepops. They’ll see our cakepops in different shapes and colors and the space will be available for children’s birthday parties.”
The company will also expand its special event and corporate catering business and will continue to sell other products, including its renowned hand-rolled bagels, black & white cookies, and rugelach.”