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Real Estate August 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Terminating a lease in the District

Hi all-

First-time DC renter here, moved from another city (where I rented and owned) so I’m trying to get some clarity.

We started a lease in late December 2013. That term ended on December 31, 2014. Our landlord emailed us to tell us that the lease was now month-to-month and we needed to give 30 days’ notice.

We’ve rented another place. We want to move out on August 15. On July 1, we sent a letter to our landlord telling them we were ending the lease. Landlord responded about two weeks later saying that we couldn’t end the lease in the middle of the month, and that we had to stay until the end of the month. The lease is silent on this point.

DC Tenant Survival Guide and DC Code seem to say all we have to do is give 30 days’ notice; we gave way more than that.

Am I missing something? What remedies do we have?

Events July 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Garden Tours at the Historic Franciscan Monastery on Saturdays

Looking to contemplate creation and faith? Ponder Pope Francis and his upcoming visit? Tour the magnificent gardens of the Franciscan Monastery.

Get an insider’s tour of one of the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Learn about the monastery’s history, the gardens and friars who designed them, and the Holy Land and Lourdes shrines.

Free tours through September 12 on Saturdays, 11 a.m. and noon, are led by guides from the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild. Meet by the visitor center, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017; http://www.FMGG.org. Call 202-526-6800 to arrange a group tour.

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Food and Dining July 31, 2015 at 9:24 am

Rose's Luxury on a weeknight

I know wait times were recently discussed, but that was during April for a weekend. I’m considering going this coming Wednesday and am wondering what time I need to get there to get a table for two. I would want the second seating — I guess that’s around 8 p.m.? Do both of us need to be there in line? I’m wondering if I could get there around 5 p.m. and get in. Thanks for any suggestions!

Events July 30, 2015 at 10:58 pm

DC Tutoring & Mentoring Kickoff Event – Busboys & Poets (14th St) – Monday, 8/3 6:30

This Monday (8/3), DCTMI is hosting their Kickoff Event at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V NW, 6:30– 8:30 PM. This event will feature performances from local artists and performers, and speakers from some of DCTMI’s partners, Teens Run DC, Youth in Mind, Kid Power, and Project Northstar. The event is free although we would greatly appreciate donations. All proceeds will go to DCTMI and their partners.

The goal of the DC Tutoring and Mentoring Initiative is to get a tutor or mentor for ALL DC students who need extra academic or non-academic support, including the 40,000 students reading below grade level. We are working with 30 tutoring and mentoring organizations to help recruit volunteers for them and support them in any way we can.

More Information on the event and tickets can be found at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dctmi-kickoff-event-tickets-17752955568
and please share the event with friends.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1598340720447893/

To learn more about DCTMI or to sign up to volunteer, check out their website: http://www.dctutormentor.org/

Sports and Fitness July 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Capitol Hill/Columbia Heights Potential Outdoor Bootcamp?

I am a health and fitness professional looking to start some independent work outside of my full-time position. I wanted to ask the community if there would be any interest in an outdoor boot camp? I am thinking in Columbia Heights or Capitol Hill neighborhoods or both! If so, what days/times would people be interested in? What meeting places would participants enjoy? I am open to all input actually. Thank you!

Announcements July 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

National Chicken Wing Day

Does anybody know of good bars (and good deals) for National Chicken Wing Day on July 29?

Home and Garden July 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Apartment Storage Costs

My building is adding storage units in a dry, secure basement room. Bins are approx. 5x5x8 feet tall and 5x5x4 feet. What’s the going rate for storage in your apartment or condo building? Uhaul self storage charges about $90 for the large sized storage bin.

Sports and Fitness July 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Excellent MASSAGE therapist Found!!

As a former LMT – I have had a hard time finding a really good one in DC; but I have now.

I highly recommend Emily Brown at Freed Bodyworks – {it’s just past the burt Frager’s at about 13th/PA Ave SE.} I haven’t had a massage like this in years. I finally have mobility back in my shoulder. This isn’t a one-time fixes all massage – but a helluva lot of progress. I’m so happy.

A key for me is always someone who was NOT trained at PTMI, and this LMT was trained out West. Noticeable difference, superb technique.

Events July 27, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Group Meeting Regarding Recent Shootings

Hi,

I am heart-broken, frustrated, scared, and emotionally tired from the recent shootings that are taking place locally as well as nationally. With Thursday night’s shooting, which occurred at a Louisiana movie theatre, two women were killed by an individual who hated women, minorities, and liberals.

What can we do? What ideas and solutions can we discuss, address, and take action so that women and minorities feel safe going to a church, a movie, or our work? I have some ideas for D.C., and I would be eager to hear yours.

I will be organizing an open discussion at an U-Street location on Tuesday July 28th at 7:00pm, in efforts to discuss what DMV residents can do to address this gun and hate violence. This meeting is open to all and I encourage those who are interested in attending to please spread the word about it. I will provide the address to those who RSVP to srose1291@gmail.com: please do so by Tuesday at 1pm.

Respectfully,
Samantha Rose
srose1291@gmail.com

Events July 27, 2015 at 11:48 am

Treasures of the River Trail: A Scavenger Hunt by bike on the Anacostia River Au

Join WABA for an afternoon of Choose Your Own Adventure Scavenger Hunt on the Anacostia River seeking hidden treasure, forgotten islands, ancient ruins, and natural wonder. You and your team will compete for prizes in this family friendly treasure hunt in DC’s back yard. Come prepared for riddles, unexpected challenges, trickery and exploration. Silliness encouraged. Costumes rewarded. Bike savvy kids welcome.

You and YOU ALONE are in charge of what happens in this a. There are dangers, choices, and consequences. You must use your numerous skills and much of your intellect. Choose right and reap endless rewards.

Scoring Points & Prizes
When you check in (3:00 – 3:15 pm), your adventure begins with a choice to determine your path. From there, you’ll be off riding in search of treasure and glory guided by clues, riddles, and new decisions. At each step, your eam will collect points towards some fun prizes.

Details
Date: Saturday August 1
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Check In: RFK Stadium on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
Website: waba.org/treasuresofthetrail

What to Bring
– a bike
-a helmet (required for participation)
-at least one teammate (up to 4 per team)
-a costume fitting of a treasure hunter (optional, but encouraged)

Announcements July 27, 2015 at 11:48 am

Adoptable Kittens in Mt Pleasant!

Our two sweet foster kittens are ready to be adopted! Baker and Flexy are affectionate, playful, and adventurous – everything you’d want in kitty companions, including excellent litterbox manners. They have been spayed/neutered and microchipped and are looking for a loving home. My contact information is in the linked profiles – send me a note if you’d like to meet these little purr machines!

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Announcements July 24, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Lost Backpack

I misplaced my backpack yesterday evening in the 9th & U St. NW area. It’s a dark green backpack with red straps. The contents are my gym clothes. There is a reward for recovery.

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Announcements July 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm

RIP Dr. de la Cruz (Atlas Vet)

Just saw on twitter that he passed away. Horrible news.

I can’t find any record of what happened to him, does anyone have any insight?

Announcements July 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

Found Volkswagen Car Keys at 13th and Fairmont Yesterday

Hey popville folks,

I found a set of car keys on the sidewalk at 13th and Fairmont yesterday. The big key is to a Volkswagen of some kind.

If these are yours, please let me know! I can be reached at glowhouse3110 at g mail.

Please include a description of the other keys or some way I can verify these are yours.

Thanks,
Dave

General Discussion July 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Is NCC a scam charity?

I keep getting calls from The National Children Center asking if I have any items to donate. I was about to give a cool old roll top desk to Goodwill and said they could have it. It’s been sitting in my driveway waiting for them to come for three days but they never come. Every day I call and they apologize and reschedule, but every day the desk is still there.

Now, the desk has been sitting outside for several days and is getting ruined. Anyone else dealt with these idiots?

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Replied on August 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Terminating a lease in the District

Hi all- First-time DC renter here, moved from another city (where I rented and owned) so I’m …
Replied on July 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Garden Tours at the Historic Franciscan Monastery on Saturdays

Looking to contemplate creation and faith? Ponder Pope Francis and his upcoming visit? Tour the mag…
Replied on July 31, 2015 at 9:24 am

Rose's Luxury on a weeknight

I know wait times were recently discussed, but that was during April for a weekend. I’m consi…
Replied on July 30, 2015 at 10:58 pm

DC Tutoring & Mentoring Kickoff Event – Busboys & Poets (14th St) – Monday, 8/3 6:30

This Monday (8/3), DCTMI is hosting their Kickoff Event at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V NW, 6:30…
Replied on July 30, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Stolen Bike Found in Mt Pleasant

Did you check with the police? You may also be able to check the national bike registry.
Replied on July 29, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Fighting NIMBYism

I’m curious to know which meeting you were at?
Replied on July 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Capitol Hill/Columbia Heights Potential Outdoor Bootcamp?

I am a health and fitness professional looking to start some independent work outside of my full-ti…
Replied on July 29, 2015 at 6:40 am

Painting a rowhouse in Columbia Heights

I face similar sort of situation when i am searching for painting professional for home, about 6 mo…
Replied on July 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

National Chicken Wing Day

Does anybody know of good bars (and good deals) for National Chicken Wing Day on July 29?
Replied on July 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm

ground-level deck, building code, inspection

Did you ever get any guidance on this? I’d like to construct something similar in my yard bu…
Replied on July 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Apartment Storage Costs

My building is adding storage units in a dry, secure basement room. Bins are approx. 5x5x8 feet tal…
Replied on July 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Excellent MASSAGE therapist Found!!

As a former LMT – I have had a hard time finding a really good one in DC; but I have now. I…
Replied on July 27, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Group Meeting Regarding Recent Shootings

Hi, I am heart-broken, frustrated, scared, and emotionally tired from the recent shootings that are…
Replied on July 27, 2015 at 11:48 am

Treasures of the River Trail: A Scavenger Hunt by bike on the Anacostia River Au

Join WABA for an afternoon of Choose Your Own Adventure Scavenger Hunt on the Anacostia River seeki…
Replied on July 27, 2015 at 11:48 am

Adoptable Kittens in Mt Pleasant!

Our two sweet foster kittens are ready to be adopted! Baker and Flexy are affectionate, playful, an…