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Announcements June 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Neighborhood meeting for the Farmers' Market at 14th and Kennedy

I received a note from the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmers’ Market last week, inviting all to a meeting “to address concerns residents have expressed.” (I live less than a block from the market; I don’t know how widely these flyers were distributed.) The neighborhood meeting is Thursday, July 2 at 7pm in the basement community room at the Madison Terrace Cooperative, 1365 Kennedy Street.

An image of the friendly invitation (written in both English and Spanish) is attached. Given the recent lively discussion on Popville about this Farmers’ Market, I thought people might be interested.

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Announcements June 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Missing a Dove?

FOUND: Pet White Dove

Last night while on a walk I found a gorgeous, very tame white dove. He/She was found in Ward 4, near 16th street. Super comfortable being handled and super gentle. Clearly not wild! Please help us find the original home (or a new home) for this pretty bird!

You may contact us as (202) 390-1513 or lisa@nest-dc.com.

Thank you!!!

Announcements June 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Window replacement in historic district

Before I start too far down the black hole of permitting, historic preservation, office of planning, etc, I’m hoping for crowd-sourced wisdom. Anyone out there have luck/happiness replacing old windows in a historic district?
– What windows did you choose?
– Anybody have luck with something other than wood?
– Did you have window company install, or a contractor? If the latter, who?

Announcements June 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Found Dog in Columbia Heights

My girlfriend and I were driving home last night and saw a dog running down 16th. We were eventually able to stop it on Monroe st. between 16th and 14th. The is a short hair, 15-18lbs, white hair with dark freckles on face and legs. From a distance it looks like it could be a Jack Russell terrier, but is not. The officer took the dog and called animal services. I have the officers number. I don’t have photos of the dog, but could confirm if the owner sent a photo.

Announcements June 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Auditions for Tenors and Basses

– 88-voice adult SATB chorus, now beginning our 29th season
– Members from many diverse professions from across the metro region (You do NOT have to be a member of a congressional staff to audition.)
– We are a family of choruses that reflects the diversity of our city.
– We are committed to engaging our audiences through innovative programming.
– We perform an eclectic variety of choral music.
– We strive to create music of the highest artistic quality in an environment that is creative, supportive and fun!
– Performance venues have included The Kennedy Center, The Harman Center for the Arts, The Atlas Performing Arts Center, the White House and The US Capitol Building
-Auditions at the Atlas Performing Arts Center at 1333 H St. NE, Washington DC 20002: July 8th, July 22nd, and August 4th
To schedule an audition, call: 202-399-7993 x182 or email: dsimmons@congressionalchorus.org

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General Discussion June 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Rush Hour Lanes

PoPville: Why does DC have rush hour lanes in the morning and evening? I live on one of these streets in Columbia Heights and it seems to cause more traffic issues than anything else. (Columbia, Harvard, Irving and Park streets between Georgia Ave and 16th Street NW) My street doesn’t even have lane markers so most people don’t know they are supposed to use two lanes anyway, yet residents lose 50% of their parking twice a day with hefty tickets if we forget. Then add in street sweeping regulations… Why do we have these lanes, when were they put in and how do we get rid of them?

Real Estate June 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Soundproofing Help Needed!

PoPville: anyone have recommendations for a good soundproofing contractor? My problem is noise/vibration from footfalls on my ceiling (I don’t hear voices, TV, or anything else), and it’s pretty unbearable. Wood joist/drywall construction. If I can’t mitigate it I’m going to have to sell, so (1) I would really appreciate a reference or two from all you good Samaritans out there, and (2) I am willing to pay a fair bit to address this, so it will be worth some lucky contractor’s while.

Thanks in advance, and my apologies if this is not the right forum for a request like this.

-Patrick in Adams Morgan

Home and Garden June 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

A/C Contractor Recommendations?

Just in time for this heat wave, the central air in my house is not really cooling the house the way it has in the past (at least it’s keeping it from being sweltering). Alas, the person who put it all in for us last summer is not an option for coming back to service the unit. Does anyone have any good, reliable, and licensed recommendations for someone/a company who could come out and take a look at our a/c unit (which is on our roof)?

Home and Garden June 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Beetle Infestation

PoPville,
Over the weekend, my roommates and I discovered dozens of dead/dying insects throughout the first floor of our Shaw rowhouse. We swept them all up only to find dozens more on the floor the next day. We maintain a clean house and it didn’t appear that the bugs were feeding on anything in particular. After some research, we determined that the insect was a Black Tipped Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva). Has anyone had a similar issue with these beetles? If so, how did you handle it and is it the landlord’s obligation? Thanks for the help!

Real Estate June 21, 2015 at 8:10 am

Looking for examples of well-done pop ups

PoPville,

My husband and I are looking to expand our row home by adding a third floor, and are curious as to whether any readers have examples of pop-ups they feel are particularly well done. For context, we live along a busy street and are zoned C-2-A. Our home is currently two stories, and there are already a couple third floor additions on our block (all done by residents). One of our immediate neighbors will also be adding a third floor in the next 3-5 years.

We love our home’s rich history, and want the addition to blend in to our home and block as much as possible. With more neighbors exploring third floor additions on our block, we want to help set a high standard for the area in terms of design and visual integration for the area. The intent is that we would live in the top two floors, and rent out the ground level unit for rental income. We have no intent on moving, and want an addition designed and built to integrate and last. Unfortunately, most of the examples of pop-ups we’ve seen posted here have been subjects of debate and ridicule. That’s exactly what we are looking to avoid!

We plan on meeting with various architects in the coming weeks, and do plan on giving our neighbors a chance to weigh in on exterior design. But are there any examples of pop-ups that readers feel are particularly well done to help guide our thoughts in these initial stages?

Events June 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Stolen Bike Found

Found this bike dumped in an alley in Shaw behind Beau Thai. Has a sticker that reads ‘Quicksilver Productions’ Kickin american music. Also has tag that reads was purchased at fun wheels inc. mountain and road bike OXFORD ALABAMA

Food and Dining June 19, 2015 at 8:28 pm

S'mores- please help!

Does anyone remember how you used to be able get s’mores at xandos, and then at some of Cosi restaurants after they bought out xandos? Do any of the cosi’s still serve s’mores, or does anyone know of another place where you can get s’mores?

Thanks!

Neighborhood News June 19, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Farmers' Market at 14th and Kennedy

I live just a half block from 14th and Kennedy, and am delighted by the addition of this Farmers’ Market to our neighborhood. Yesterday I was surprised to have a Farmers’ Market representative knock on our door asking for signatures in support of the new Farmers’ Market–apparently there have been complaints (I do not know the reason) from neighbors, including a call to Muriel Bowser. The Market has minimal impact on neighborhood parking, the street closure is easy to navigate around on Saturday mornings, and as far as I can tell the Market itself generates nothing but positives (family-friendly pedestrian traffic, an incredibly convenient source for fresh produce, an opportunity to meet neighbors, etc.). I do not subscribe to any neighborhood blogs or forums–does anyone know the source and/or reason for complaints about this new Farmers’ Market? And beyond signing a petition (and buying things from the vendors) is there any way to demonstrate support for the Market?

Other June 19, 2015 at 11:41 am

Stolen Bike – near Linc Park SE

6KU single speed black with red tires- prob still has small bulldog lock attached to frame. Also has a DC flag sticker and a sticker in Vietnamese. Email: brysacz@yahoo.com

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Events June 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

"End the Awkward: Focus on the Person, Not the Disability – Register for July 15

The “End the Awkward” project is a one-day campaign led by DC government on July 15 that empowers the public and businesses to share information about disability issues, and to take a pledge to raise awareness and better understand them. The participants are provided a pin that prompts people to ask about how to “end the awkward,” as well as talking points the participant can use to respond. The talking points are intended to instruct people on how to act respectfully toward people with disabilities without being awkward, and are varied in length so they are useful in several scenarios. The project intends to quickly engage people who do not typically think about disability issues.

DC government and 14 partner organizations and agencies are encouraging members of the public and businesses to participate! If you register (FREE!) by July 8 for the July 15 event, you will receive a participant package in the mail that includes:

• “End the Awkward” pin;
• Talking Points about how to “end the awkward”; and
• FAQ sheet of instructions and additional information.

Register
Members of the public can register here: http://endtheawkwardDC.eventbrite.com.
Businesses can register here:http://endtheawkwarddc-business.eventbrite.com.

For more information, visit http://ohr.dc.gov/page/endtheawkwardDC.

Attached is the event description in detail and the “End the Awkward” pin design.

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Replied on June 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Neighborhood meeting for the Farmers' Market at 14th and Kennedy

I received a note from the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmers’ Market last week, inviting all to…
Replied on June 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Missing a Dove?

FOUND: Pet White Dove Last night while on a walk I found a gorgeous, very tame white dove. He/She w…
Replied on June 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Window replacement in historic district

Before I start too far down the black hole of permitting, historic preservation, office of planning…
Replied on June 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Found Dog in Columbia Heights

My girlfriend and I were driving home last night and saw a dog running down 16th. We were eventuall…
Replied on June 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Columbia Heights Escalator Issues?

Metro escalators take a beating unlike those in department stores – In a best case scenario M…
Replied on June 26, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Petworth Article Club

Hillt44@hotmail.com – sounds interesting re. the brevity and ease of taking time out to read …
Replied on June 26, 2015 at 11:32 am

Soundproofing Help Needed!

Talked about that here a bit: http://www.popville.com/2015/06/from-the-forum-seeking-local-acoustic…
Replied on June 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Auditions for Tenors and Basses

– 88-voice adult SATB chorus, now beginning our 29th season – Members from many diverse…
Replied on June 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Rush Hour Lanes

PoPville: Why does DC have rush hour lanes in the morning and evening? I live on one of these stre…
Replied on June 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Soundproofing Help Needed!

PoPville: anyone have recommendations for a good soundproofing contractor? My problem is noise/vib…
Replied on June 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Periodic explosion/boom in Columbia Heights?

kids with fireworks. It’s almost 4th of july — You should hear it for probably another…
Replied on June 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

A/C Contractor Recommendations?

Just in time for this heat wave, the central air in my house is not really cooling the house the wa…
Replied on June 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Beetle Infestation

PoPville, Over the weekend, my roommates and I discovered dozens of dead/dying insects throughout t…
Replied on June 21, 2015 at 8:10 am

Looking for examples of well-done pop ups

PoPville, My husband and I are looking to expand our row home by adding a third floor, and are cur…
Replied on June 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Stolen Bike Found

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