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From DPW:

“The District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will go into a full deployment at 8 pm Sunday, March 16, putting more than 200 plows on District commercial and residential streets by 10 pm. Precipitation will start Sunday as rain then turn to snow after 9 pm. About 2-4 inches of snow are predicted before the storm ends Monday night after a rain/snow mix. The forecast calls for sub-freezing temperatures overnight Sunday into Monday with a high of 32F on Monday and 43F on Tuesday.

“Here we go again, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “We encourage everyone to be aware of road conditions and take the necessary precautions as they travel, whether on foot or by motor vehicle.”

He noted that DPW’s residential street sweeping program will be suspended Monday and Tuesday, March 17 and 18. “The same dump trucks we use for street sweeping are the same trucks we use for snow removal. Staff is spending the weekend converting these trucks back to snow vehicles,” he said. Enforcement of street sweeping parking restrictions will be suspended as well.

Residential and commercial property owners are asked to apply an abrasive such as non-clumping kitty litter, rock salt or deicer before the storm begins. They also should be aware that sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the end of the storm.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I was just wondering if there was going to be a tree lighting again in CH plaza? It was nice last year and I thought it was planned to be a yearly event, am I correct?”

Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza is this Saturday at 14th and Park Rd, NW:

“The third annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza will be held at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza on Saturday, December 7th at 6:30pm. Join the Columbia Heights community for the lighting of our neighborhood tree complete with carols & hot beverages.”

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number7cloud writes:

“While it’s still under construction, this morning crews installed two large pieces at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Because the pieces are so large, continued construction of the building will be built around them.

Weighing 80 tons, a segregated railway train care made by the Pullman Company in 1922 was delivered to DC this morning as well as a prison guard tower from Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. It’s an item illustrating the incarceration of black people in the 20th century.”

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Thanks to a reader for sending. Energy kitchen opened only about a year ago at 19th and L St, NW next to Sweetgreen.

Their Web site says:

We take the guesswork out of eating healthy by offering a completely guilt-free, fail-proof menu. There are no hidden temptations, no hidden calories and, best of all, no regrets. Everything on our menu is grilled, baked or steamed, never fried, and always under 500 calories.

Our grass-fed beef is free range, 90% lean and all natural. All of our buns and wraps are made with whole wheat (not to mention a whole lotta love). Plus, all of our beverages are low calorie, our dressings fat-free and our meals as delicious as they are healthy. Go ahead, dig into a low-fat, high-protein meal that tastes great and that you can feel good about. Serves you right (really, it does!).

You can see their menus here.

Were there any fans? Updates when we learn who will take over the space.

This is the space formerly home to Asian Bistro – “Authentic Asian Cousin”:

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