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Food and Dining December 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Is Heller's Bakery Closing for good? (Auction Friday)

I found this Auction closing on Friday, and from the pictures it looks like Heller’s Bakery in Mount Pleasant. I see their chalkboard everyday, so I’m pretty certain it’s them. So sad to see them go!

Heller's Chalkboard

Announcements December 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

LOST engagement ring

I lost my engagement thing this morning 12/19 in NW DC on my way to work. I took the 43 or L2 bus from Columbia road and Mintwood place to Farragut north and then took the red line from Farragut north to judiciary square and realized it was missing. It’s my fiancés family heirloom and it means so much to me and I’m desperate to find it! If anyone has any information please contact me and a reward will be offered. Please call me at 410-236-1294.

Home and Garden December 19, 2014 at 9:05 am

IRON FENCE SPEAR FINIALS/TOPPERS

Hi all –

Any suggestions for where I can get fence finials locally? Are they generally not sold separately from the fence post? I’ve tried several places including Home Depot and Community Forklift with no luck. Thanks!

Home and Garden December 18, 2014 at 8:57 am

Have mice. Need recommendations for pest mgmt company in DC

A week before Christmas and I see mice (yes, more than one). Can anyone recommend a pest management company that helped them resolve the problem, quickly.
Thanks!

Recreation and Sports December 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm
General Discussion December 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

Loose dog sighting (Rock Creek Park @ Beach Drive)

This morning around 9:05, I saw a pit bull running loose through the beach drive tunnel heading north, the dog was dragging a red leash behind.

General Discussion December 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Loiterers around 7-11

I used to live near the 7-11 on 14th and Rhode Island, and would always see people hanging around outside – just chalked it up to it being a part of 7-11’s nationwide charm. But recently, I’ve noticed, pretty consistently, there are no more loiterers.

Now that I live near the 7-11 at U and 12th, with 2-3 people always asking for money, I’m wondering….how did the 7-11 at 14th and RI get rid of the loitering? Was is it the store? Was it the neighbors? Curious to see if I can implement any similar tactics at the 12th and U st store. Open to ideas. Thanks.

Children December 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Spot opening in DC Jewish Community Center Pre-school 2.5 year old class

Hi. My family moved from Columbia Heights to Bethesda and are moving our son to a school close by. We need to find another family with a child to take his spot at DCJCC. Any leads to families, forums, etc would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Jeff

General Discussion December 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

Free icons/graphics #BlackLivesMatter

Hi all, in some of my extra hours I spend time creating graphics and icons to submit to The Noun Project; it’s one of my favorite crowdsourcing sites. They aggregate symbols created and uploaded by designers from all over the world and their slogan is “Creating, Sharing and Celebrating the World’s Visual Language.”

It’s a great resource for designers and non-designers when putting together all sorts of graphic materials (anything from posters, websites, t-shirts, PSA’s…). The best thing about it is that you can download icons for free under a Creative Commons license or pay a really low fee ($1.99) to license them. I’ve contributed some symbols over the years and downloaded many for my own use.

More recently, I wanted to find a way to make a contribution towards the conversation around #BlackLivesMatter so I created some icons that are free to use or license. If they happen to speak to any of you surrounding the effort to continue the conversation, you’re most welcome and encouraged to go download and make use of them. You can also alter them using different colors, add text, etc…

These are the links and attached are graphics with words included:

http://thenounproject.com/term/hands-up/88370/

http://thenounproject.com/term/no-police-brutality/87961/

http://thenounproject.com/term/police-brutality/87356/

http://thenounproject.com/term/police-brutality/87356/

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Food and Dining December 16, 2014 at 10:45 am

The cheapest grocery option in C-Heights/Park View/U Street Area

Hey y’all – I tried to search this online, but couldn’t find a topic specific to DC that actually helped me, so I figured I’d ask here. I know what some of you may say, but I’m legit not interested in super organic farmer’s market shit – I spend money on coffee and fine liquor – not necessarily on fruit.

I normally do my shopping at Giant on Park road because it’s only a five minute walk away, but I heard from several people in my office that Giant was still pretty expensive, even with the deals. So, I guess I’m just wondering now – is there a better option in the area? All I can think of is going to the Target, maybe hiking over to the Safeway, or Biking down to Trader Joe’s or going over to Arthur’s – would it be worth it to actually head anywhere else, or should I stick to Giant?

Events December 15, 2014 at 11:41 am

A Suspicious SUV Casing Neighborhood Vehicles

I wanted to report some seemingly suspicious activity to the Popville community. I live on Kennedy Street NW, and the following took place on the 1300 block around 2:30 AM last Sunday.

Realizing I’d left my phone in my car, I went to retrieve it. I brought along my super-duper heavy-duty flashlight, as I typically do if I have to go out to my car late at night.
On the south side of Kennedy Street, next to the bus stop, was an idling black Cadillac Escalade, a gigantic SUV. Although I think it had DC plates, I didn’t observe closely enough to be certain, and I didn’t think much of it. I went to my car, retrieved my phone, and started back to my building. As I walked along the north side of Kennedy, this SUV started slowly moving along the cars on the south side of the street.

I looked at the driver as they drove past me; I couldn’t see anything beyond them likely being a male with closely-cropped hair, but they were definitely scrutinizing something as they drove down the street (cars? street addresses?). When I returned to my building’s front door, the vehicle did a u-turn and started down the other side of the street, again moving very slowly. There was parking to be had, so I assume they were not looking for parking. I observed from inside the lobby that the SUV then parked in the bus zone in front of my building, and idled there.

I went up to the building’s roof deck to observe them for a bit. After they sat there for a few minutes, I decided to shine my flashlight on their vehicle. They did not visibly react. Then I shone it on cars and the sidewalk around the vehicle, and on Colorado west of 14th Street (it’s a very powerful light; you can’t even look at it directly), and let it rest again on the SUV in a really deliberate, obvious way. While I can’t know for sure that they were reacting to me, the second time I let the beam linger on the SUV, it took off in a hurry, driving west to 16th Street NW at maybe 35-40 mph, and then drove north.

So, maybe it was suspicious, or maybe I was just being a bit paranoid, but it seemed hinky to me. Maybe it was nothing, or perhaps they were casing cars, looking for an address, or even waiting for an employee of an escort service. I’ll also note that somebody entered my car on this same street earlier this fall, and I don’t know exactly how they did so. They went through my glove compartment, and didn’t appear to steal anything. As they always say, don’t leave anything in your car! Be vigilant!

Mahajohn

Announcements December 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Found Fit bit on Massachusetts between 6th and 7th NW

I found it around 7pm on Saturday. It’s in a maroon case. Let me know what name is on it and I’ll get it back to you.

Other December 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm

201 Massachusetts Ave, NW – Misdirected Package

Are there any residents or business owners in the 201 Mass Ave NE Building here? My mother in Michigan mailed my 10 year old son’s birthday present to me, but had the wrong street number on Mass Ave – she had 201 Mass Ave listed – but my work address is in the 4000 Mass Ave NW neighborhood.

Just wondering if anyone has seen a package in their mail room or business for me with 201 Mass Ave, Washington, DC 20016 as the address. The package is from Michigan and the sender has the same last name as me (which is listed on the incorrect mailing address).

Thanks for any info if you see it! We hope the post office will return it due to the miss match NE and 20016 ….but you never know.

Home and Garden December 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

DC neighborhoods with the best Christmas lights this year

Zoo Lights is great and all, but the Christmas lights on houses in Cleveland Park – my bit of the District – are disappointingly few and far between. Can anyone recommend DC neighborhoods/streets that have a concentration of lights? Gaudy, over-the-top suburban cul-de-sac stuff is not really my thing, but I do love a historic neighborhood with lights that highlight our city’s great architecture.

Travel and Transportation December 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Winter weekend getaway

Any favorite winter spots? I’m looking for a small cabin in the W. Virginia or Virginia mountains, nice views and close to hiking. Dog friendly and cozy fireplace a plus.

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Replied on December 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Is Heller's Bakery Closing for good? (Auction Friday)

I found this Auction closing on Friday, and from the pictures it looks like Heller’s Bakery i…
Replied on December 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

LOST engagement ring

I lost my engagement thing this morning 12/19 in NW DC on my way to work. I took the 43 or L2 bus f…
Replied on December 19, 2014 at 9:05 am

IRON FENCE SPEAR FINIALS/TOPPERS

Hi all – Any suggestions for where I can get fence finials locally? Are they generally not …
Replied on December 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

Found Fit bit on Massachusetts between 6th and 7th NW

I can’t figure out how to send a private message with my to let you know my email address? He…
Replied on December 18, 2014 at 8:57 am

Have mice. Need recommendations for pest mgmt company in DC

A week before Christmas and I see mice (yes, more than one). Can anyone recommend a pest management…
Replied on December 17, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Is anyone else having problems with squirrels eating their Christmas lights?

I know these posts are a few years old but I’m hoping someone googling finds the thread and j…
Replied on December 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

Loose dog sighting (Rock Creek Park @ Beach Drive)

This morning around 9:05, I saw a pit bull running loose through the beach drive tunnel heading nor…
Replied on December 17, 2014 at 7:32 am

Found Fit bit on Massachusetts between 6th and 7th NW

Hi! If it didn’t belong to the first responder, it could be mine. Does the name begin with an…
Replied on December 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm

The cheapest grocery option in C-Heights/Park View/U Street Area

Depends on what you are buying. Giant is cheaper for some things, Harris Teeter for others. Are you…
Replied on December 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Found Fit bit on Massachusetts between 6th and 7th NW

I think it might be mine, though I lost it a few blocks elsewhere. Can I email you offline?
Replied on December 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Loiterers around 7-11

I used to live near the 7-11 on 14th and Rhode Island, and would always see people hanging around o…
Replied on December 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Spot opening in DC Jewish Community Center Pre-school 2.5 year old class

Hi. My family moved from Columbia Heights to Bethesda and are moving our son to a school close by. …
Replied on December 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

Free icons/graphics #BlackLivesMatter

Hi all, in some of my extra hours I spend time creating graphics and icons to submit to The Noun Pr…
Replied on December 16, 2014 at 10:45 am

The cheapest grocery option in C-Heights/Park View/U Street Area

Hey y’all – I tried to search this online, but couldn’t find a topic specific to …