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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.

Governement and Politics December 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

MD Representative Andy Harris

MD Representative Andy Harris is at it again… He has written legislation to block the legalization of Marijuana in DC, a law for which over 65% of the DC population voted in favor.

I say that since it seems that he is so interested in having an effect on the laws of our city, that we should all call into his office with our requests for what he can do to improve our city. Beware that he will probably try to do the exact opposite of what we want.

What is even more amusing about what he is doing is that if you try to e-mail him through his website, you have to use a zip code verification form to even be able to send him an e-mail, and DC zip codes do not work. I had to use a different form to send him a message with my thoughts.

Please join me in doing as much as we can to annoy Rep. Harris for trying to get involved in the policies of our city, of which he is NOT a resident.

General Discussion December 10, 2014 at 12:13 am

Adams Morgan Liquor License Moratorium Questions

Hey all,

I know this subject has been tackled here a few times before, but I was hoping to bring a slightly different spin to this. I chose to research this issue as a class assignment and as a resident of Adams Morgan. I would like to start a more positive, open discourse regarding the pros and cons of the moratorium, instead of the current situation where both sides seem to be talking past each other. I think a great starting point for that is for the ANC to specifically state which establishments they are painting with broad brushes. Below is a copy of the body of the letter I sent over to the ANC. Feel free to constructively comment or flame me behind your pseudo-anonymous internet personas!

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Dear Commissioners,

I have been a resident of the Adams Morgan neighborhood, and more specifically ANC 1C for a couple years. While I was not initially involved in the liquor license moratorium extension discussion, I chose to begin researching the issue for a class project through Georgetown University. I wanted to understand the history of the moratorium and the pros and cons of moratorium continuation.

I familiarized myself with the most recent moratorium available on the ANC 1C website and read as many local publications and internet postings regarding this recent extension and previous extensions as I could find. I also spoke with some local business owners about the effects of the moratorium on their businesses and the businesses of their friends.

During this review period, I became less interested in the back-and-forth between pro- and anti-moratorium supporters, and more interested in the transparency of the petition process. There are several claims made in the moratorium for which I would like to see some clarification.

1. 4(iii) Adverse effects on residential parking needs and vehicular and pedestrian safety.
The ANC claims the moratorium eases the effects on residential parking and vehicular and pedestrian safety. I would like some clarification as to why this reasoning was left in the petition when the petition specifically allows new restaurants with liquor licenses in the area. How does the issuance of some, but not all types of licenses alleviate these problems. I would also like to know the ANC’s stance on new residential developments and their effect on current residential street parking.

2. “Public Outreach in 2013” – “The Commission receive several hundred written and in person comments.”
What were the nature of these comments? How many comments were actually received? Additionally, is advertising via list-serv the most effective manner to reach the constituency of the area?

3. “Peace, Order, and Quiet” Paragraph 2 – Establishments Pursuing a Nightclub Business Model
Could the ANC state specifically which establishments are running “de facto nightclubs within the Moratorium Zone” as stated in the petition? It is important to identify businesses running afoul of standard practice in order to effectively deal with those businesses.

Much of the publicly available feedback for the ANC 1C liquor license moratorium is extremely biased either for or against. My hope is that by providing a more transparent and fact-based petition, the ANC 1C can improve the discourse between sides and reach more reasonable conclusions.

Announcements December 8, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Michael Warren – I have your Amazon Package

If anyone in DC knows Michael Warren – tell him I have his Amazon Package (containing a dog water bowl and a floor mat). It was delivered to me with his name at my address. Called Amazon – they know but I’m not sure they care. They told me just to leave it outside and at some point, someone would come by and pick it up. And while I’m sure “someone” will do that, I’m not sure Amazon and I are thinking of the same person…Just saying.

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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 …
Replied on December 15, 2014 at 2:32 pm

A Suspicious SUV Casing Neighborhood Vehicles

Please relay this information to the police, and call the police if you see suspicious behavior in …
Replied on December 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

MD Representative Andy Harris

Andy Harris and his party claim to support States Rights when it serves their purpose. While DC is…
Replied on 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 …