140 rock Creek Church Rd, NW

From an email:

““MEMBERS WANTED AT THE OLD SOLDIERS HOME GOLF COURSE LOCATED AT THE ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME IN PETWORTH. For many of you who may be unaware, the Old Soldier’s Home Golf Course, located on the same property as President Lincoln’s Cottage, is open for membership and current members are interested in recruiting new members to help keep the golf course running optimally. This nine-hole golf course and driving range is currently one of the best kept secrets in Washington, D.C. and current members are looking to change that. In the past, the approximately 200 active members of the course may have been inclined to keep the course a secret because it had enough money to operate, so this may be one of the reasons why so few people even know the course exists and that joining is very easy!

Due to a recent drop-off in funding, the plan for the 2017 season is for the members to volunteer a few hours each week to maintain and run the course, mainly, physically maintaining the course by cutting the grass, etc. Those members will still be paying a $700 annual membership for the privilege to play the course and participate in the maintenance, which we believe is a strong testament to how much this golf course is valued by its current members. With an increase in membership, this will not be necessary and members will be free to enjoy as much golf as their schedules can handle. (more…)

nats pen
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

hahaha thanks to a reader for passing on the Craigslist ad which captures how many of us are feeling…

“Trade: Soul 4 Nats Closer (Nationals Park)

Will trade soul for competent pitcher for Nationals bullpen.
Must be able to throw strikes and get outs in ninth inning.
Soul being traded is slightly damaged from unsuccessful playoff attempts in 2012, 2014 & 2016.
Please contact me immediately.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“Dear PoPville,

What are the best bars to watch Caps games in DC? I’ve tried all the advertised “favorites” (Ventnor, Penn Quarter) but am always disappointed. Last couple of times my boyfriend and I went to either, we had to ask for the game to be put on. I’d love to find a great spot to watch the playoffs. I’ve lived here long enough to know the Caps fanbase is a good one—so where is everyone? I would’ve asked earlier but I didn’t want to jinx last night’s game!”

new at nats park
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

New at Nats Park this year from a media fact sheet:

“The Nationals have partnered with Major League Baseball to launch a customized App to enhance the guest experience at Nationals Park. Fans will be able to access the App via “Ballpark” on the App Store and Google Play starting on Opening Day.

o Order Concessions with Express Pickup:
– Using the Ballpark App, fans will have the ability to order concessions via their phone, skip the line and enjoy express pickup at select locations*

– The App will help fans locate concessions stands, and fans will have the ability to re-order from previous orders with just one tap.

– *Will not be available on Opening Day, but a launch date will be announced in the coming weeks; express pick-up will be at select locations

Wi-Fi at Nationals Park (more…)

pop's seabar

From Pop’s Seabar (1817 Columbia Rd, NW):

“The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is right around the corner and Pop’s is here to be your home for watching all the games. We will be open for all the 67 games to decide the national champion; ready to serve you our delicious menu of food and drink while you watch your favorite (or most hated!) team.

$5 Miller Lite Tallboys and rotating food specials will be available every day.”

nationals
Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

From the Nationals:

“Fun giveaways in 2017 include several Nationals bobbleheads, such as 2016 Silver Slugger Daniel Murphy and rookie sensation Trea Turner. Other giveaway items include a snow globe featuring 2016 National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, a Starting Lineup action figure featuring Bryce Harper and the Nationals’ first-ever Magic 8 Ball giveaway on Opening Day, April 3. (more…)

rendering
via DC United

From DC United:

“D.C. United announced Audi of America will be the naming partner of the new soccer-specific stadium in Southwest D.C., now officially named Audi Field.

“We are thrilled to partner with such an incredible brand that is not only recognized in North America, but throughout the world,” Jason Levien, United Managing General Partner, said. “Audi has transcended the automobile industry and fully embraced the culture of soccer, especially in MLS. We couldn’t think of a better partner to name our stadium and we look forward to forging extraordinary memories for years to come at Audi Field.” (more…)