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Announcements August 1, 2014 at 9:05 am

Found tiny dog in Mt Pleasant

Just found a tiny male white and tan dog on 18th between Kilbourne and Lamont NW. He looks like a pom-chihuahua mix, no more than 6 or 7 lbs. Contact me at jessicagordon7@yahoo.com if he looks familiar!

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Announcements July 31, 2014 at 9:15 am

Construction on Island/Park at Florida/L/9th St NE?

Anyone know what is happening on that island? There’s a green fence all around it and a lot of construction activity. Surely they can’t be building a condo?

Announcements July 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm

LOST DOG: 6th and Q NW in Shaw

Georgia is a shy, young, female hound mix, about 50 lbs. Please call 202-379-6535 with any sightings.

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Lifestyle and Entertainment July 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Free for DC residents

From the post about what to do with 15 guests in DC, I learned that you can go on various tours for free if you are a DC resident. What other “free for DC residents” perks are out there?

Real Estate July 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

Lease to Rent Room in House

I am about to start renting out two rooms in my house. I will continue to occupy one of the bedrooms, and we will share access to the common spaces and outdoors. All of the sample leases I have found online are written for someone renting the entire house or unit. Does anyone have a sample lease they have used to rent out individual rooms in their house?

Thanks for your help!

General Discussion July 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Be a Mentor with Higher Achievement

What is Higher Achievement?
A rigorous year-round academic enrichment program for middle school students in DC area.
o Students enter Higher Achievement with an average GPA of 2.3 and graduate with 3.8!
o Culminates in top high school placement.

How long is the commitment?
Late September to Early May. 6:00 — 8:15pm; Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. + 1 lesson prep/week.

What kind of support is provided?
Orientation before beginning and continued training opportunities throughout the year. Assistant Center Director each site’s main responsibility to working with the mentors to provide guidance and support. All curriculum and materials are provided for you.

Is there a background check or other requirements?
Yes, all volunteers working with youth must complete a fingerprint background check and TB test prior to starting. Organization will provide more information on how to complete these tasks.

Will I work with the same students all year?
Yes, you will work with the same 3-4 students all year. Many mentors choose to come back year-to-year to continue to working with their assigned scholars.

Apply online! http://www.higherachievement.org/volunteer

Art July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Baguette Pop Up Art Project in Mount Pleasant

I found this “Pop Up” Sunday Morning on the intersection of Irving and Mount Pleasant St. If you look clearly, the Baguettes are on both opposing corners of the street. Any idea what this was for; I didn’t find a plaque.

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Real Estate July 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

Rental application and fee

Landlord-to-be here, seeking advice on two questions from the PoPville experts:

First, what rental application do you use? I’ve seen the GCAAR form. Not sure if there are others or if that is the go-to form.

Second, what (if any) application fee do you charge? Do you charge it to everyone who submits an application or only those applicants who look good enough from the application to warrant running a credit check?

Many thanks for any information!

Home and Garden July 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

Deck renovation

I’m looking at tearing down my rusty, steel backyard deck and replacing it with a wooden deck. Anyone done something similar to remove/add a (small) deck? Any advice on possible contractors and cost estimates would be appreciated!

Announcements July 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Things to do in DC with group of 15 people??

During the first weekend in August my extended family of 15 will be visiting me here in DC, from Friday-Sunday, and it’s proving very hard to plan activities! The youngest is 16, and one is unable to walk long distances due to a knee injury. Any ideas of things to do with this large group?

Announcements July 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Mt Pleasant listserv?

I’ve now seen a couple of references to a Mt Pleasant listserv. I know about the Yahoo group and mtpleasantdc.org, but neither is active/useful; I haven’t found anything people actually used since the old e-mail newsletter years ago. Is there something else? If so, the Google knoweth not. Thanks.

Home and Garden July 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Blown in Attic Insulation Recommendations

I need to add insulation to the my attic of my row house. The attic space gets lower as you get closer to back of the house. I am having trouble finding someone that will do the work because the height in the back (or lack there of). 3 Contractors have come by but said they will not do it. Has anyone had luck finding a contractor to do this work when the attic space gets lower on one end? I think there is about 3 feet in the lowest part.
Thanks for any help!

Home and Garden July 24, 2014 at 10:53 am

Parking Space vs Yard – opinions wanted!

I bought a townhouse in NW that has a very small backyard, which is concreted over for a parking space. Street parking is relatively easy here. In practice, given the tight alley way and awkward access, only the smallest of cars will fit back there. At the moment, there is no gate whatsoever, and for security reasons I would like to put up a fence or gate separating the space from the alley. I think I’d prefer to just put up a privacy fence and then landscape the parking space with planters, shrubbery and a bench etc (though the house already has a 2nd floor deck off the kitchen so doesn’t need more outdoor space necessarily). I thought I’d solicit your opinions on what this would do to the value of the house – is taking away what could easily be sold as a parking space to buyers going to drastically reduce the house value? Thanks in advance!

Neighborhood News July 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

LANIER HEIGHTS POPUPS

Dear PoP:

We understand that your readers may be getting tired, impatient, maybe even a little bit sick of hearing about the Lanier Heights downzoning battle. But this might qualify as BREAKING NEWS.

The Lanier Heights pro-downzoning groups will give a special presentation to the ANC on Wednesday. Just announced, this is apparently a last-minute add-on to the regular ANC agenda.

Planning, Zoning, and Transportation Committee
Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 PM
Mary’s Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW

Interestingly, this was first announced as a presentation on creating a Lanier Heights Historic District, but “corrected” later the same day.

We oppose downzoning Lanier Heights but think everyone should have a chance to hear what the downzoners have to say.

We offer our own opinions and analysis at Neighbors Against Downzoning

Thanks,
Lanier.Neighbor@gmail.com

Life and Society July 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Cancer Fundraiser for DC Fashion Stylist Tara Papanicolas

This past May, POP posted about my friends cancer fundraiser dance party at Flash.

http://www.popville.com/2014/05/fck-cancer-benefit-for-tara-papanicolas/

It was the second event our close friends put together in an effort to raise awareness about the rare cancer she discovered last September. The fundraisers were also an effort to help her with her mounting medical bills.
Watching her appearance transform with her chemo and radiation I was inspired to do a photo shoot of her. Here is a link to view part of the shoot. http://violettamarkelou.com/fashion/
The images have captivated and inspired many so it got me to thinking that perhaps others going through a similar experience may want portrait of themselves like this.
So they can remember this time as not one of being sick but of transformation. Transformation can be beautiful.

Going one step further, I created a t-shirt campaign to raise money for Tara.
You can view that here :

https://www.booster.com/taracancerfund

If you are interested or anyone you many know is interested in purchasing this limited edition t-shirt to help us raise money for Tara, please pass along the links.
Tara is like the Washington monument practically. She is a really special person in DC. Her strength through this entire process of detection and treatment have inspired many. We want to give that love and inspiration back to her and help her get back healthy and happy.

Many thanks in advance for your support.
-Violetta

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Replied on August 1, 2014 at 9:15 am

Deck renovation

We’d love to come out and take a look! Check out our website (www.fajenbrown.com) and Faceboo…
Replied on August 1, 2014 at 9:14 am

Mt Pleasant listserv?

I think it’s just the yahoo group, which does get a couple of posts a day.
Replied on August 1, 2014 at 9:05 am

Found tiny dog in Mt Pleasant

Just found a tiny male white and tan dog on 18th between Kilbourne and Lamont NW. He looks like a p…
Replied on August 1, 2014 at 7:29 am

Blown in Attic Insulation Recommendations

Nothing in your description would prevent the job. You’re just not talking to good contractor…
Replied on July 31, 2014 at 9:15 am

Construction on Island/Park at Florida/L/9th St NE?

Anyone know what is happening on that island? There’s a green fence all around it and a lot o…
Replied on July 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm

LOST DOG: 6th and Q NW in Shaw

Georgia is a shy, young, female hound mix, about 50 lbs. Please call 202-379-6535 with any sighting…
Replied on July 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Free for DC residents

From the post about what to do with 15 guests in DC, I learned that you can go on various tours for…
Replied on July 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Keeping your car registered outside of DC

Might try to get a visitor Parking spot if you don’t park overnight super frequently: http://…
Replied on July 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Deck renovation

Try Kremer Construction. They do a lot of home repair and handyman stuff in Petowrth. Kremer-constr…
Replied on July 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

Lease to Rent Room in House

I am about to start renting out two rooms in my house. I will continue to occupy one of the bedroo…
Replied on July 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Parking Space vs Yard – opinions wanted!

I don’t have data to show it, but everything I’ve heard from realtors and the landscape…
Replied on July 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Be a Mentor with Higher Achievement

What is Higher Achievement? A rigorous year-round academic enrichment program for middle school stu…
Replied on July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Baguette Pop Up Art Project in Mount Pleasant

I found this “Pop Up” Sunday Morning on the intersection of Irving and Mount Pleasant S…