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Schools and Education August 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Got wisdom? We need long-term MENTORS for motivated low-income students!

Nationally, 41% of low-income students will enter college, while only 8% will finish by their mid-20s.

Since inception, 99% of Capital Partners for Education (CPE) graduates have gone on to college, and 70% have graduated on time.

Founded in 1993, Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a dynamic college preparatory program that helps motivated, low-income students in the Washington Metropolitan area to get to and through college by providing one-on-one mentoring, college and career preparation and support, individualized staff support, school partnerships and scholarships.

We are now hosting mentor trainings for our class of 11th Grade Navigators! This two-year mentoring relationship will include: monthly staff facilitated workshops, weekly email exchange, and weekly phone calls.

RSVP for one of our upcoming mentor trainings on

Tuesday, September 8: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Satuday, September 19: 10:00AM – 12:30 PM

Thursday, September 24: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

To RSVP or for more information:

chris@cpfe.org

202-682-6020 ext. 230

http://www.cpfe.org/mentors/become-a-mentor/

Apply: https://cpe.imentor.org

Events August 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

iPhone 6 Found

My wife found an iPhone 6 on her way to work this morning near the corner of Rock Creek Church Road and Harewood Road NW. If this phone is yours, contact the front desk at Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School at 202-635-1950.

Announcements August 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

There's a lost cat on 11th St NW!

Spotted: an adorable black & white cat hanging around the 3100 block of 11th Street in Columbia Heights (across from Tubman elementary). The neighbors started noticing him/her 2 days ago – SUPER friendly, affectionate, well kept, etc… Clearly a pet, but has no collar.

Unfortunately, we can’t take it into our home – we plan to schedule a pickup to the WHS, but would rather find the owner! Please let me know if you have any information or recognize this little furball!

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Announcements August 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

comparing apartment buildings near Mt Pleasant/Adams-Morgan

I’m looking at pretty comparable 1-bedroom apartments in the Chalfonte (Harvard and Argonne, off 16th), the Argonne (same), and the Park Meridian (16th and Euclid). The sizes and prices are similar enough that the decision really comes down to building quality. Does anyone have recent experience with any of these buildings? If so, can you speak to pests, management responsiveness (or management attempts to screw renters), heating/cooling issues, noise, construction, or anything else that might be relevant? Thank you!

Events August 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

DPR Doggy Pool Day

Has anyone heard anything about a doggy pool day this year? It is usually announced by now.

Announcements August 25, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Stolen Bike

If anyone sees a red Mongoose Sahara with a car club on the inner frame and no bike seat – please let me know. It was stolen from the 100 Block of 15th Street NE today. I think the “club” and the absence of a bike seat might make it too much trouble to ride far – so who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky and they will dump it!

Announcements August 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm

LOST DOG (Basset Beagle Mix) Brooks IVO 16th & Belmont NW

Hello, We lost our short legged brown and white basset beagle mix dog at 1000 Tuesday morning August 25th. He was last spotted on 16th NW and Belmont. He was a stray before we adopted him, so can be skittish if chased. He is a very good dog, so if you find him, let him come to you. His name is Brooks. Please call text or email if found. 202-365-8120 bcglander@gmail.com Thanks! Brian

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Real Estate August 24, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Landlord trying to start a boarding house – help!

Hello!

I live in a group house in Petworth, 3br upstairs plus a basement w/ 1 br. Previously (for at least 2+ year) this house was rented to a group and the housemates would find a tenant to fill an open spot. This past May, a tenant moved out of the basement and we began looking for someone to fill her spot. The landlord then decided that she would do some work to the basement so we stopped looking.

Now, instead of doing renovations, she is insisting on finding a tenant for the basement space herself, and keeping us out of the process. This person would share all common spaces with us. We are very concerned about a stranger moving into our home, especially since one of us is a transwoman. Everyone in the house is currently on a separate (identical) lease.

We are a collective group house with norms and collective expectations, shared food and chores etc, we are NOT a boarding house and do not wish to become such.

Has anyone else experienced something like this? Is there a legal route so that we can choose our own housemate?

Thanks!

Public Safety August 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Man Threatening Bikers on 8th St. SE Barracks Row (500 block)

While I was riding my bike home to Eastern Market from my gym at Navy Yard around 8:15 this morning, a man walked out into the middle of the street in front of my bike. He had this crazy look on his face and he stared at me intently as he walked out into the street in front of me. I slowed down and tried to maneuver around him, but he lunged at me as though he was going to hurt me or pull me off of my bike.
I screamed at him and tried to ride the other way and sideswiped a car, which was stopped because the crazy man and I were in the middle of the street. Thankfully I was able to get away unharmed. I reported the incident to metro police, and I spoke with one of the officers who patrols in the area, and he said that he would look out.
If you’re riding in that area, please stay extra alert! I’m concerned because there have been other recent reports of people being attacked on their bikes (a pregnant woman was stabbed in the arm on her bike in SE about a month ago). I usually choose to ride on Barracks Row because there are lots of people around. I will probably avoid that street from now on and take a different route.

Announcements August 24, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Garrison Elementary Outdoor Yoga Fundraiser – Saturday August 29 9-10AM

This is the last week to register for Garrison’s outdoor yoga fundraiser! The class will take place on Saturday, August 29 from 9-10 on the grounds of Garrison Elementary (1200 S Street NW). Make sure to register by noon Thursday, August 27.

Garrison’s Parent Teacher Organization has various fundraising events throughout the year to support extra-curricular activities like field trips and cultural events. This year, the PTO plans to launch a Saturday Art Workshop in partnership with Wolf Trap. But NONE of these activities can take place without your support.

For only $20, you can help a neighborhood school while doing something good for your body and your soul.

To register, go to: http://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/outdooryoga

To keep up to date about the event (including lots of cool prizes that you can win), go to our Facebook Event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/438931059629535/

Announcements August 21, 2015 at 1:44 am

Lost Dog on Calvert and Connecticut

Found a sweet, well-tempered, blond dog on the corner of Calvert and Connecticut at approximately 11pm tonight.

Animal rescue couldn’t pick him up until much later, so I took him over to the Washington Humane Society on New York Ave for safe keeping. He has no tags, but a micro chip that may not be registered or have out-of-date information.

Feel free to contact me at 540-327-4984 with any and all questions, comments, and concerns.

Events August 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Self Defense classes in DC

Any recommendations for good self-defense classes in the district? Metro-accessible preferred, but not required.

Events August 20, 2015 at 10:10 am

Nursing pathways in DC?

Looking for some advice! I’m a recent (2012) college grad with a B.A. in Political Science, and after a couple years at various DC office jobs I’m looking to become a nurse. Ideally, I would like to stay in the DC area. I’ve been researching local universities that offer accelerated programs to get a B.S.N. (bachelor’s in Nursing) for people who have already earned undergrad degrees in something else, and I know there are many other pathways towards becoming an RN that I don’t know much about. Does anyone have experience or advice to share? Thanks!

Other August 19, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Location suggestions for a high school reunion?

My 10 year high school reunion is coming up next year and we are looking for metro accessible options in DC and/or Montgomery County. We have a couple of ideas (Penn Social, Buffalo Billards, etc) but I’m wondering if anyone knows of any venues that offer private/semi-private spaces, preferably with low (or no) food or beverage minimums and small deposits. We’re going to have a SUUUUUPER limited budget and typical venues that require substantial deposits are not really an option. We discussed an October event, and would love to play off the Halloween theme (because who doesn’t love costume parties?!). Does anyone have any experience planning a high school reunion in DC? I just planned a wedding but a reunion is a completely different ball game!

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Art August 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm

If You Could Fill Your Home With a Local Artist's Work, Who Would You Pick?

Who are your favorite DC artists?
Are they up-and-coming or have they already made it on the art scene?
Is their artwork affordable or only accessible to wealthy collectors?
How did you come across them?

I’m contemplating pieces I’d want in a house in DC that could help support the local arts scene.

Thanks!

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Replied on August 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm

3rd Annual Boundary Stone Bike Ride: 9/19/15

and here’s the link to register: https://www.bikereg.com/bsride2015
Replied on August 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm

3rd Annual Boundary Stone Bike Ride: 9/19/15

Update: the ride will now leave from Jones Point Park. Same time – wheels up 9:30am!
Replied on August 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Got wisdom? We need long-term MENTORS for motivated low-income students!

Nationally, 41% of low-income students will enter college, while only 8% will finish by their mid-2…
Replied on August 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

LOST DOG (Basset Beagle Mix) Brooks IVO 16th & Belmont NW

Brooks is still in the same area. Someone just reported him asleep on their front port on fairmont …
Replied on August 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

iPhone 6 Found

My wife found an iPhone 6 on her way to work this morning near the corner of Rock Creek Church Road…
Replied on August 27, 2015 at 8:39 am

LOST DOG (Basset Beagle Mix) Brooks IVO 16th & Belmont NW

Just confirmed that the sighting from this morning, 27 August is new. That is two mornings in a row…
Replied on August 27, 2015 at 5:08 am

LOST DOG (Basset Beagle Mix) Brooks IVO 16th & Belmont NW

Thanks Alexis! I also just received a text this 0310 this morning (Aug 27th) that he was spotted o…
Replied on August 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm

LOST DOG (Basset Beagle Mix) Brooks IVO 16th & Belmont NW

I saw him this morning at 11th and Euclid. Tried to grab him, but he was running really fast! I fol…
Replied on August 26, 2015 at 2:06 pm

comparing apartment buildings near Mt Pleasant/Adams-Morgan

To clarify — I’ve looked at Yelp and other review sites, but the reviews are largely ol…
Replied on August 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

There's a lost cat on 11th St NW!

Spotted: an adorable black & white cat hanging around the 3100 block of 11th Street in Columbia…
Replied on August 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

comparing apartment buildings near Mt Pleasant/Adams-Morgan

I’m looking at pretty comparable 1-bedroom apartments in the Chalfonte (Harvard and Argonne, …
Replied on August 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm

DPR Doggy Pool Day

Confirmed! 7th Annual Doggie Day Swim will be Saturday Sept. 12th http://www.popville.com/2015/08/c…
Replied on August 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

DPR Doggy Pool Day

Has anyone heard anything about a doggy pool day this year? It is usually announced by now.
Replied on August 26, 2015 at 5:08 am

Printing lab recommendations?

Have you consider this site http://www.digitekprinting.com/foam-core-posters , tried this once and …