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Announcements March 31, 2015 at 11:27 pm

Volunteer Opportunity at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market!

The Columbia Heights Farmers Market is recruiting new volunteers! The market is one of the largest in Washington, DC, and volunteers help with market operations, particularly with the administration of the matching funds programs for Farmers Market customers who receive WIC, SNAP, and other nutrition assistance benefits. Being involved with the Columbia Heights Farmers Market requires only a few hours per month and is a great way to get involved in the local community. Spanish speakers are especially needed. Interested volunteers are invited to our pre-season training session on Sunday, April 12 at 5:30 pm at the Park Triangle Apartments Community Room (2nd Floor), 1375 Kenyon St NW. For more information, please email volunteer@cfwdc.org.

Events March 31, 2015 at 10:11 pm

Eye Surgery

Looking for a cosmetic surgeon for ptosis (drooping eyelid) in DC, MD or VA.

Announcements March 31, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Lost dog at 8th and Euclid NW

Ollie, a yellow lab/retriever mix, pulled free from his leash near Howard University (811 Euclid Ave NW) at 2 pm on Monday March 30. Ollie is 40 lbs, wearing a pink collar that says WARL and a light blue harness with a grey leash attached, and is very shy. He was only adopted from the Washington Animal Rescue League a week ago, and he’s heartworm positive. His owners are offering a reward. If you see him, please contact Roger at 914-844-7692 or AnneMarie at 801-971-2836.

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Recreation and Sports March 31, 2015 at 10:34 am

Setting up a telescope in DC?

This is likely a long shot, but is there anywhere in or very near to DC that is A) away from street lights, B) with open views of the sky, and C) open to the public at night?

I’d love to have somewhere to go set up my telescope, but my front yard is surrounded by bright streetlights and doesn’t have much of a view of the southern sky.

I’m fully aware that I live in a light-polluted city and not many stars are visible, but the major planets and moon are, and that’s all that’s really fun to look at through a small telescope anyway.

Announcements March 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Piano lessons

Anyone got a piano teacher to recommend? Ideally, we’d find someone who is willing to come to us in Columbia Height, and offer a twofer package for a kid and an adult. (My kid is just starting, and I want to get back into it after many years.)

Announcements March 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Ward 4 City Counsel Race

Signs knocking Brandon Todd, Muriel Bowser’s handpicked successor for City Counsel, as a ’No Show’
are popping up around Ward Four. Todd has been notably and routinely absent from large candidate forums hosted
by local civic organizations—arriving late, leaving early or skipping them all together. Hundreds
of civic minded voters have been left scratching their heads.

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On Tueday March 24th, Todd was a no-show at a major debate at the People’s Congregational
Church on 13th St NW that was moderated by Colbert King. More than two hundred turned out for
the event, sponsored by ANCs from Carter Barron, Upper 16th St. and Crestwood neighborhoods.
“It was really disrespectful,” noted one offended voter. “ What kind of political leadership is this?”

At a previous candidates forum on March 18th at St. John’s School, Todd was more
than an hour late, keeping 300 people waiting to hear from him. On March 2nd, he
left an hour early from a forum at La Salle school.

The one time Republican is doing better, however, with fundraising in the business
community. He has more than $300,000 in the bank, eclipsing his opponents, with money flowing in from
developers, builders, medical interests and entities as far away as Florida.
Not bad for a 32 year old guy who’s only had one job: working for now mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Real Estate March 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Can owner live in basement?

Is it possible in DC for an owner to live in basement that is less than 7 ft in height and rent out rest of house where there is a connecting stair to basement? Would it be possible to get BBL for rest of house? What do the laws say about owner’s right to use property for self? I have been researching but am confused. Thanks

Lifestyle and Entertainment March 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Nail Art in DC

Anyone know of a salon that does real nail art in the city? Every place I try is super rude about adding a colorful tip or a glitter accent, and even when they do it, it’s sloppy. It seems no salons here have the proper training, tools or supplies to do real nail art, particularly on real nails (as opposed to long acrylics). There are tons of salons that do this in LA, Chicago and NYC and I’d think there was a market for it here in DC, but I can’t find any salon willing to try! Tips are much appreciated!

Announcements March 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Keys and small zip bag FOUND

3-20-15: KEYS FOUND 2000 BLOCK WATERSIDE DRIVE NW DC https://goo.gl/maps/9VJL6

WITH SMALL ZIP BAG

ONE RING OF KEYS: TWO PAIRED KEYS AND TAG IN SINGLE COLOR AND THEMED ART STYLE FEATURING AN INSECT

ONE RING OF KEYS, CONTAINS:
3 KEYS OF ONE # AXXESS+, ONE KEY A DIFFERENT AXXESS+
ONE KEY FROM AN EASTERN PA LOCKSMITH/SECURITY COMPANY
ONE CIRCULAR (LOCKER/BIKE LOCK STYLE) KEY FROM A COMMERICAL LOCK COMPANY
KEY RING FOB, PLASTIC FEATURING A FAMOUS USA CITY

PLEASE CONTACT 202-746-6072 TO CLAIM

Announcements March 30, 2015 at 2:54 am

What are the top rated wedding website builders?

This week our goal is to create and post our live website and share with all our family n friends. I know about godaddy website builder, but their themes are more for business people or recreational (for fun) stuff. I posted this quesiton on facebok and then people said i should use facebook! Others suggested wordpress but that sounds too complex. I guess the best solution we found so far is rsvpwed.com as they have all the functions and related themes, but there might be something better lurking around the corner. If anyone has a list of maybe 5-10 to choose from, that would be huge. Or if you have experience with our top choice, it would help us come to a decision. I know it’s not a big decision, but you know we want everything to be as perfect as possible. k thx!

Announcements March 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm

MISSING CAT IN PETWORTH

Hi everyone. My cat went missing yesterday in the Petworth area and I am desperately trying to get him back home. His name is Ron and he is orange with a blue collar. He is super friendly and declawed in the front so please grab him if you see him! Even if you just think you see him, please contact me. You can contact me at 904-945-4849 or return him to 509 Crittenden St NW. I am attaching some photos as well.

Thank you in advance,

Lauren

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Neighborhood News March 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

Dog Found in Petworth Now at the Humane Society

Hi! This morning at 10th St NW and Randolph St NW some children were trying to capture a dog. I asked it if it was theirs and they said no, I told them I would get her to the shelter. I was able to coax the dog over and scoop her up. She came home with me briefly, but unfortunately as I have a cat, a no dogs allowed apartment, and as I was unable to care for the dog she had to be brought somewhere else. I had to bring her to the Humane Society. If anyone knows of anyone missing a small dog in Petworth she is at the Humane Society on New York Ave. She is very sweet, but was in rough shape and quite scared given the situation. She had no collar or identification tags. Below are images. Feel free to contact me for more details.

She is a small dog under 15 lbs is my guess, white curly haired.

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Real Estate March 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

Neighbor's Toilet Overflowed – who's liable for damages?

Upstairs neighbor’s toilet overflowed last weekend. Flushed, left and about an hour later water was dripping from our bathroom vent (ceiling) and down the wall that holds our fusebox. Neighbor turned off toilet, stopping the dripping water but about an hour later we noticed water dripping and pooling under the paint in the ceiling of our dining room (about 12 feet from our toilet which has the same layout as the condo unit upstairs). About a gallon of water in total came down from 2-3 places.

We have since had a water repair specialist come out and using a density scanner was able to determine that there’s water in at least 3 of our walls, the bathroom ceiling and the dining room ceiling.

Neighbor is claiming the building’s master insurance policy should pay though my reading of our by-laws indicates it should be the unit owner’s personal policy. Neighbor has claimed a call was put in to their insurance but that insurance company will not cover this. I’m skeptical the call has even been placed. It’s now been almost a week since the incident and we have gnats starting to appear though I can’t be certain that’s related since I can’t find the source.

My understanding is that a homeowners insurance policy has a liability clause that should cover damage to other units, but I’m by no means an expert. I don’t want to get my insurance involved as I was told I have to file a claim / pay the deductible regardless of whether or not my insurance is able to get subrogation from neighbor’s.

Help! Any advice on how to get my neighbor to cooperate, what your understanding of insurance in these situations covers, whether I should bite the bullet and pay my deductible, call a lawyer or whatever else would be very helpful!

General Discussion March 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Wrong way driver 24th& N (west end) -Video-

So apparently (according to the constructing workers nearby, a common occurrence) this woman is out of control and when traffic starts building up on 24th St NB before the intersection with N St, she decides to drive the wrong way and signals people to get out of her way. I called 911 after the incident but they could only get a vehicle description and tag number. I drive this way daily and I have yet to see a cop there making sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Recreation and Sports March 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Recommendations for chartering a boat in Annapolis?‏

I’m thinking of chartering a boat for about 20 people to celebrate my husband’s birthday in June, and wondered if anyone has recommendations for charter companies in Annapolis? Maybe a cruise from Annapolis to St. Michael’s? Any advice/suggestions are appreciated.

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Replied on April 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

Setting up a telescope in DC?

Well now I feel kind of silly for not considering the National Mall! Thanks, that may work!
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 11:27 pm

Volunteer Opportunity at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market!

The Columbia Heights Farmers Market is recruiting new volunteers! The market is one of the largest …
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 10:11 pm

Eye Surgery

Looking for a cosmetic surgeon for ptosis (drooping eyelid) in DC, MD or VA.
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Setting up a telescope in DC?

The National Mall is relatively dark at night and meets your other criteria. Maybe in the large fie…
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Lost dog at 8th and Euclid NW

Ollie, a yellow lab/retriever mix, pulled free from his leash near Howard University (811 Euclid Av…
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Ward 4 City Counsel Race

Fair enough. Thanks for the additional background, dhmcdc!
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Ward 4 City Counsel Race

I wrote this posting, and I have a journalism background, and thus it has that kind of faux-news re…
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Ward 4 City Counsel Race

I’m no fan of Brandon Todd, but something about this faux editorial/news release rubs me the …
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 10:34 am

Setting up a telescope in DC?

This is likely a long shot, but is there anywhere in or very near to DC that is A) away from street…
Replied on March 31, 2015 at 10:30 am

HELP! Pepco is out of control

Exact same problem here! I live in a small 2BR 1Bath rowhouse and my bill through the winter months…
Replied on March 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Piano lessons

Anyone got a piano teacher to recommend? Ideally, we’d find someone who is willing to come to…
Replied on March 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Ward 4 City Counsel Race

Signs knocking Brandon Todd, Muriel Bowser’s handpicked successor for City Counsel, as a ’No Sh…
Replied on March 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Can owner live in basement?

Is it possible in DC for an owner to live in basement that is less than 7 ft in height and rent out…
Replied on March 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Nail Art in DC

Anyone know of a salon that does real nail art in the city? Every place I try is super rude about a…
Replied on March 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Keys and small zip bag FOUND

3-20-15: KEYS FOUND 2000 BLOCK WATERSIDE DRIVE NW DC https://goo.gl/maps/9VJL6 WITH SMALL ZIP BAG O…