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PoPville April 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

Stolen Jamis Road Bike

Hi PoP

My bike was stolen out of my backyard Friday night. It’s a emerald-green Jamis Satellite Comp road bike. It has a silver bottle cage, caged pedals, and (at the time) front and rear headlights and small saddle bag.

We live in Petworth, just a few blocks east of the metro. Our rear gate, which is normally closed, was stuck open and the thief walked into the backyard and walked out with the bike, probably triggering our motion spotlight on the way in.

If anyone sees it, I would appreciate it! It’s a little dirty and has some scratches on it, but I wasn’t prepared to give it up yet.

Thanks!

Events April 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

DOG ADOPTION EVENT SUNDAY 4/19 – Bark at Barcroft

Homeward Trails Rescue will be participating in the 2nd annual Bark at Barcroft event, hosted by GW’s baseball team. We’ll have about 15 dogs coming that are looking for a forever home. Information is below and you can see the dogs coming here: http://www.homewardtrails.org/event/bark-at-barcroft/.

Please come out to support a great cause! And remember, adopt, don’t shop! :)
Date: April 19, 2015
Time: 11 – 1 pm
Venue: Bark at Barcroft
Address: 4200 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, Virginia

Starting at 11:00 a.m., pet owners will have the opportunity to enter the DogZone; a special area located inside the gates to Barcroft Park where we will have some of our fabulous HT dogs for adoption and local vendors will be providing services! Pet owners are welcome to bring their well behaved, social, leashed and vaccinated dogs and and purchase tickets to attend the game.

For tickets to Bark at Barcroft, stop by the Athletics ticket office, call (202) 99-GWTIX, or email tickets@gwu.edu. Tickets will be available for purchase at Barcroft Park the day of the game or during any weekend GW Baseball games prior to April 19th.

HT will be set up just outside the baseball stadium with our sweet adoptable dogs. Maybe one of these adoptable pups can find their forever home with you? Hope to see you there!

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Other April 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm

MOVING SALE – EVERYTHING MUST GO

Moving/”Yard” Sale*
Location: 48 Bates Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm**
Items for Sale: Practically everything we own. But expect group-house-esque furniture and stylings (two couches, coffee table, dresser, liquor cabinet, book shelves); dining room table; DVD’s—seriously, a lot of DVD’s, even more than one of the same movie; kitchen things and –wares; random things; outdoor furniture; and board games. We’re moving so as much as possible needs to go!

*Yard is in quotes because we don’t actually have a yard.
**Will most likely be around later, but we will be enjoying margaritas during the sale, so we may need to close up shop early or it may just be a party the later you come.***
***Margs are not for sale… Or maybe they are… But, really, no they’re not.

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Events April 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Happy Hour (TODAY) with DC Divest at Meridian Pint

Free raffle for a nifty prize
+
Epically good nachos
+
A super fun crew of climate activists
+
BOOZE (select $5 beers)
=
A damn good time

Join DC Divest for a happy hour Today from 5:30 – 8pm at Meridian Pint’s downstairs bar to mingle with local fossil fuel divestment supporters, learn more about our campaign, and maybe even enjoy some spring weather.

Our mission is simple: DC Divest is a citizen-driven campaign to ask the District of Columbia government to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

https://www.facebook.com/events/843363979068354/

http://dcdivest.org/

Public Safety April 15, 2015 at 11:46 am

Intruder in my backyard (1800 Newton NW Block) on 4/11/2015

I discovered an intruder was casing my backyard at 3:03AM Saturday morning. I was informed that my neighbor 4 houses down had an intruder in their backyard Monday morning. I have video surveillance, and below are videos from Saturday. I have other videos from Monday as well that may help with my neighbor’s case.

I contacted the police via 911, and they were quick to dismiss the case as nothing was stolen or broken in to. Never-the-less I pressed and they sent an officer that looked at the wrong yard, and never came to my door.

Please email this thread if you also had an intrusion, seen a suspicious person, or have images/video from the 1800 block Engleside/Newton alley.

Hopefully posting here can at least make the neighborhood aware of this problem, and help stop these intrusions.

– Ben

Saturday 4/11/15 3AM videos

Intruder Enters Backyard
4-11-2015 3:03.10AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68XyHuEwfY

Intruder Leaves Backyard
4-11-2015 3:03.39AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MSqG-o63II

Intruder Bikes Away
4-11-2015 3:04.13AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpYwDqaNzLo

Update:I emailed this information to the police on 4/15/2015/

Announcements April 15, 2015 at 11:46 am

Found Lost Dog in CoHi

Hi,

Did anyone lose this cute white pit puppy?? We found her tonight around 10:30pm running in the street outside our place in Columbia Heights on Girard St. We called MPD who was super helpful and they held onto her until the WHS arrived. She had a collar but no tag or micro chip. The puppy was super sweet and friendly, so we figured she must belong to someone!

Hope her owner is found!

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Home and Garden April 14, 2015 at 10:24 am

DC Water Holding Reno Permit Hostage

I am in the process of gearing up to renovate my residence (and by “process” I mean I have been awaiting a permit from DCRA for 6 months and counting). True to the experiences of many my permit has encountered the tradional ‘flags’ that others have run into; I have confirmed that my architect has been diligently responding to the numerous, sundry reviewer comments. That said, we’ve run into one stumbling block that my architect has never experienced while getting approval to renovate a residential row house. My project includes the addition of a bathroom. DC Water has flagged the permit citing that the copper water service lines servicing the house – at 5/8″ – are too small. This is a code revision that is less than 10 years old. The water meter pit for my house sits in my front yard and about 5 feet from the front of my house. It is reasonable(ish) to me that I (as the resident) might appropriately held responsible for upgrading the water service line that leads from the meter and connects directly into the house. ***My frustration is that DC Water is insisting that I (the homeowner) am also responsible for upgrading the line from the water main (in the middle of the street) all the way to the water meter pit.*** The fact that all of water lines OUTSIDE of the house reside on public property made me raise an eyebrow about any of this requirement. But, making the homeowner financially responsible for tearing up the street, sidewalk and the front yard up to the water meter pit seems criminal. I am left with either removing the bathroom/scaling back the project or paying and ASTRONOMICAL and unexpected price to tear up the street/sidewalk/yard. In the meantime DC Water is holding my permit hostage; refusing to sign-off on their portion of the permit approvals. Anyone had any experience with this type of requirement from DC Water for a residential row house in DC?

Events April 14, 2015 at 9:28 am

Accountant for Tax Help

Hey Popville world:

I find myself on April 14 trying to file my overly complicated tax return. Can anyone recommend a trustworthy, affordable accountant in DC? Thought I could finagle it on TurboTax but I’ve lived in 2 states this year and did some independent contract work so it’s become very confusing. Would really appreciate a referral! Thanks

Neighborhood News April 13, 2015 at 11:12 am

FOUND CAT

Large orange tabby with a white tip tail. Looks like she’s had a litter, front claws have been de-clawed. Super big love bug. Found on the 300 block of Allison St. Was also said to have been seen by neighbors in the alley between Allison and Webster as well.

Fairly certain she isn’t a free roaming cat based on the fact that she didn’t seem comfortable outside. She really wanted to come into my house, then jumped into a friends car and then when I picked her up she burrowed her face into my armpit and stayed that way until I brought her inside.

I have 2 cats and a kiddo at home and can’t keep her for long. Very hopeful I can find her people.

Contact Heather: 610-308-0680

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Public Safety April 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

Ducati on 14th

I’ve attached a photo of all the details I have. Just outraged someone would do such a thing.

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Public Safety April 10, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Group Homes In Residential Areas

Hi all,

Concerned resident here. Does anyone know much about the legality or permissibility of group homes in residential areas?

I live on Varnum and we have three, count them, three group homes on our street between 3rd and 4th.

The one that we live next door to is operated by Life Stride. Their residents, or consumers as they call them, are mentally ill or substance-addicted persons. The home allows five consumers at a time and their reasons for admission are one, the other, or both respectively.

A couple of the residents are actually fairly nice and do not cause many problems.

However, we have had issues with a couple. Particularly, one that has both mental health issues as well as substance-addiction issues. He harasses residents, seems very unstable, and is fond of coming out as soon as curfew is over, screaming at the top of his lungs that he has a bomb, that people must die, and that we should call 911.

We have called 911 but they always escort him back to the group home. Even when we called them because he was drinking two pints of vodka, in the open, and yelling at children as they walked to their bus stop. They still escorted him back to the home. When did open containers stop being an offense in DC?

Contacting the group home operator and informing them of these issues has not been fruitful.

Any advice? Recommendations? Personal experiences?

Announcements April 10, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Yard Sale

4500 block 9th Street,NW
between Allison + Buchanan 8a.m.-Noon
Grammy wanting to downsize +
granddaughter needing funds for Girl Scout
trip to a dude ranch = yard sale!

Housewares, books, furniture, lots of good stuff.
Come check us out.

Food and Dining April 10, 2015 at 11:57 am

Good brunch near Brookland?

I have some friends in town from NYC this weekend who love to brunch, and I’m looking for good places near Brookland (like walking distance from the metro stop). Bottomless preferable, but anything at a reasonable price with good food would be great.

Home and Garden April 10, 2015 at 8:56 am

ISO of Landscaper/Gardener

I would like to have the landscaping in the front of my house redone. I had one of the bigger companies in the area come out and come up with the design which I love, but the labor costs are very expensive.

Does anyone know a good landscaper they can recommend? I am going to buy the plants, but am looking for someone to come and plant them according to the design we received.

Thanks!

Events April 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm

FREE! YPT's 2015 New Play Festival

The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices.

April 20, 21 and 22
6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Performance
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW
FREE!

Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of DC’s elementary, middle and high school students in a production that celebrates the playwright’s craft. Professional actors, dramaturges and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater. This year the Festival will feature 15 brand-new plays over three nights, ranging from touching tales of family love to the hilarious story of a bacon strip’s revenge!

YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers.

(Plays on April 21 rated PG; plays on April 22 rated PG-13)

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Stolen Jamis Road Bike

Hi PoP My bike was stolen out of my backyard Friday night. It’s a emerald-green Jamis Satelli…
Replied on April 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

DOG ADOPTION EVENT SUNDAY 4/19 – Bark at Barcroft

Homeward Trails Rescue will be participating in the 2nd annual Bark at Barcroft event, hosted by GW…
Replied on April 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm

MOVING SALE – EVERYTHING MUST GO

Moving/”Yard” Sale* Location: 48 Bates Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 Time: 10:00am to 3:00p…
Replied on April 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Happy Hour (TODAY) with DC Divest at Meridian Pint

Free raffle for a nifty prize + Epically good nachos + A super fun crew of climate activists + BOOZ…
Replied on April 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Farm for produce

I have done that at this farm – they are awesome! http://cbf.typepad.com/clagett_farm/
Replied on April 15, 2015 at 11:46 am

Intruder in my backyard (1800 Newton NW Block) on 4/11/2015

I discovered an intruder was casing my backyard at 3:03AM Saturday morning. I was informed that my…
Replied on April 15, 2015 at 11:46 am

Found Lost Dog in CoHi

Hi, Did anyone lose this cute white pit puppy?? We found her tonight around 10:30pm running in the …
Replied on April 14, 2015 at 10:24 am

DC Water Holding Reno Permit Hostage

I am in the process of gearing up to renovate my residence (and by “process” I mean I h…
Replied on April 14, 2015 at 9:28 am

Accountant for Tax Help

Hey Popville world: I find myself on April 14 trying to file my overly complicated tax return. Can …
Replied on April 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm

ISO of Landscaper/Gardener

Hello Acuba, I have experience in landscape design. If you want I can swing by and take a look at y…
Replied on April 13, 2015 at 11:12 am

FOUND CAT

Large orange tabby with a white tip tail. Looks like she’s had a litter, front claws have be…
Replied on April 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

Ducati on 14th

I’ve attached a photo of all the details I have. Just outraged someone would do such a thing.…
Replied on April 11, 2015 at 3:14 am

Group Homes In Residential Areas

Hello, Alice Sydney is the best there is. She can be reached at alice@alicesydney.com. I’ve u…