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Yoga DC: YogaWorks Grand Opening Party

Sponsored By YogaWorks.

YogaWorks 14th Street Grand Opening Party July 16. Free Yoga, Raffles & More!
Plus, first yoga class for FREE during the month of July.

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Spending the weekend in DC? You’re invited to YogaWorks 14th Street NW’s Grand Opening Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.

The Grand Opening Open House will offer free yoga classes (schedule below), mini private yoga sessions, free food and drinks, henna tattoos, and a raffle with prizes.

Yoga DC: YogaWorks Grand Opening Party

YogaWorks’ new 2,000-plus-square-foot facility is located at the base of View 14, a new luxury building north of Logan Circle in the U Street Corridor. The center includes a practice room, locker rooms, and a retail boutique with yoga apparel, accessories, mats, beauty items, organic snacks, and superfood essentials.

Free yoga classes at the open house include:

10-10:50 a.m.: Hot Vinyasa with Keith Golden

11-11:50 a.m.: Align and Refine with Kim Weeks

12-12:50 p.m.: Power Flow with Amanda Starr Bean

1-1:50 p.m.: Intermediate Flow with Viveka Om

Come experience the YogaWorks difference. Stop by any time during the month of July and your first class is free.

RSVP for the YogaWorks Grand Opening party here or stop by the studio to say hello.

dog shit

“Dear PoPville,

I don’t know if others have complained, but I can’t walk my dog in the dark through Petworth because the small narrow walkways shoveled out for pedestrians to walk are littered with dog poop everywhere. I’m a dog owner and a home owner and these people who don’t scoop their poop are beyond disgusting and terrible neighbors. What has always been a problem is magnified ten-gold because the dogs aren’t climbing on top of a foot high of snow to poop.

Can you please send a friendly reminder to folks to take two minutes to clean up after their pets. Thanks!”

Ed. Note: Look, I genuinely love dogs. I really do. As I’ve said before – my blogging day is never better than when I’m uploading dogs to the afternoon animal fix. It always brings a smile to face. Having said that – dog owners – please, please, please – don’t be an asshole. You know what you need to do. You don’t need a reminder to pick up after your pet. Perhaps you need a reminder to not be an asshole. So please consider this your reminder.

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Ed. Note: God forbid, but you can find DC’s warming centers here.

From Pepco:

“With the weather forecast growing increasingly severe, Pepco continued reaching out to customers to encourage them to prepare for the possibility of extended power outages as a result of Winter Storm Jonas.

The company contacted individual customers who have registered with the company as needing electricity for critical medical equipment and advised them to review their plans and to take appropriate action as necessary to ensure their safety and well-being.

Weather services are predicting up to 24 inches of snow, high winds and ice that could produce hazardous road conditions and power outages starting tonight and continuing through Sunday. Because icy roads hamper restoration efforts, Pepco is prepared for the possibility of widespread outages that could take several days to restore.

“Winter Storm Jonas is predicted to produce heavy snow and winds that could cause extensive power outages. Pepco is well prepared for the storm, but if roads become impassable due to deep snow and downed trees, our power restoration efforts could be slowed,” said Donna Cooper, President of Pepco.

The utility is preparing for the possibility of significant power outages and currently has 150 internal linemen, 200 contractors and more than 200 tree crews available to respond. Pepco is participating in calls with other utilities to request additional line and tree crews as needed.

In addition, Pepco’s Call Centers will be staffed 24/7 and all internal personnel, who have been mobilized to support the potential for an emergency restoration effort, also will be working around the clock.

Pepco is coordinating closely with local emergency management agencies and the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County departments of transportation.

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