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Life and Society July 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Porch Contractor

Can anyone recommend a construction contractor to rebuild my Petworth row house porch? It is a typical Petworth row house with the original porch that needs of a total gut and rebuild. roof, brick columns, stairs, railing and porch floor. Thank you for your feedback.

Events July 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Tonight: Rhum Clemant Dinner at Roofers Union!

Join us TONIGHT at 7PM, Roofers Union!

The weather is hot! So we are bringing a bit of the island experience to you on the rooftop at Roofers Union. Enjoy a casual, family style dinner from Executive Chef, Marjorie Meek-Bradley, exquisitely paired to Clément Agricole Rhum.

Tickets $65, includes tax/grat

Here’s the menu:

Upon Arrival
make-your-own ti punch
choice of clément white or select barrel

Passed to Start
ACCRAS DE MORUE: salt cod fritter
CREVETTE: shrimp/ mango/ cabbage
CROQUETTE: crab/ andouille
w/ PASSIONATE PUNCH
clément canne bleue/ maraschino/ velvet falernum/ chamomile/ passion fruit juice/ lime/ chocolate bitters

Shared Supper
COURT BOUILLON: cripsy whole snapper/ spicy tomato sauce
POULET BOUCANE: smoked chicken/ lime-chili marinade
CARRIBEAN CALLALOO: swiss chard/ cherry tomato/ coconut
assorted island sauces: chien, salsa verde
w/ FROZEN CLASSIC MAI TAI
clément vsop/ jamaican rum/ cointreau/ orgeat syrup/ lime

Dessert to Finish
BLANC MANGER AU COCO: coconut/ passion fruit/ papaya/ kiwi
w/ CLEMENT 10 YEAR, served neat

Public Safety July 27, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Assault on 2nd and Todd Pl NE

Hello all,
I’m writing to let the Popville community know of an assault that happened to me at approximately 6:45am this morning as I was getting into my car to head to work. A man was sitting on the sidewalk near my car mumbling incoherently. While unlocking my car door he approached me from behind and threw a rock at me, striking my elbow. He ran away quickly while I jumped into my car. Luckily the rock missed my head and I only have a swollen arm to deal with. He did not try to snatch my purse.

I filed a police report and they are on the hunt for him during their normal patrol of the neighborhood. He is a black male, approx 5’6″, 140 lbs, age 30-35. He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants. He ran down 2nd St NE towards McKinley Tech High School. I believe he probably ducked into the alley parallel to T St. or T St.

Stay safe!

General Discussion July 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Zika and mosquito control around monuments?

Does anyone know what the Park Service (and maybe DC govt) are doing re: Zika control in and around the Federal monuments?

The number of bugs around the still-water reflecting book between Washington/Lincoln, for example, is gross. Similar still water at the monument on Roosevelt Island, at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, and I’m sure in others.

I know there’s no active transmission in DC yet, but it’s just a matter of time. Haven’t been able to find any information on NPS, DOI, DC govt websites or via google search (lots of articles about a single birdbath on Capitol Hill, though…).

General Discussion July 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Clean Energy Option

Hi Neighbors,

Has anyone else received the Clean Energy Option mailer? I am curious if others have switched and if so what your thoughts are? Any issues to date? Is it a huge price increase? I’d really like to do this to support Clean Energy but don’t feel like I know enough about the program.

Thanks,

Anna

Public Safety July 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Stolen bike – Jamis Commuter 2

Hi PoPville – Please be on the lookout for my bike, stolen from outside the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro station on Tuesday, July 19. It’s a light blue and silver Jamis Commuter 2 with a rear rack and a bell. I filed a report with Metro PD, but if anyone sees the bike tossed in an alley, etc., please give me a shout. Thanks!

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Events July 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Movie at the Washington DC Jewish Film Festival: THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER

THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER
Tuesday, August 16, 7:30pm
Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16TH Street NW, 20036

Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile.
However, with no success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Because of his distrust in the German justice system, Fritz Bauer contacts the Israeli secret service Mossad, and, by doing so, commits treason. Bauer is not seeking revenge for the Holocaust – he is concerned with the German future.
Winner of 6 German Oscars (including Best Film and Best Director).
Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut

Ticket Price: $13.80
Event and Ticket Link: https://www.wjff.org/films/fritzbauer/
Ticket Contact: 202.777.3247

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General Discussion July 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Contractor recommendation for water service line replacement

Hello PoPville,

Can anyone recommend a contractor to replace the private portion of our water service line? We have a leak somewhere in the service line and DC Water has already come out to confirm it isn’t on the public side (they also went ahead and replaced the public portion of the lead line).

Now we need someone to come out to identify the location of the leak or better still just replace the rest of the line. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

We had one company come out but haven’t received the quote yet, they also claimed the permit was “optional” and up to me to decide if we wanted one. This sounds suspicious to me, never heard of permits being optional before but they said the job would be an extra $1000 if we permitted it as they would have to dig on the outside of the foundation wall instead of just pushing the pipe through from the inside.

Announcements July 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Rebuilding/Repair a Deck?

Anyone have any good recommendations for contractors to build/rebuild/repair a deck (the ground level, not roof kind). Would appreciate it!

Our deck is about 16×8 with a set of stairs and so far we’ve heard estimates from $1800 to repair to $7500 to replace.

Sports and Fitness July 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Public running tracks/sports fields

Good afternoon,

Have any of you seen a school track/football field in the DC area that has a tractor tire on the field? Random request, I know, but hoping to find a public track/field where there may be some heavier duty tires to pair some strength workouts with intervals so that I can get outdoors a bit more while the weather is nice. Any suggestions in the Washington DC area would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
DCrez

Announcements July 19, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Found at Lincoln Park on Tuesday around noon

Hi Folks,

During my walk today around Lincoln Park, I found this commercial handheld computer/PDA, similar to those used by delivery companies, etc. It was on the north sidewalk propped into a street sign. The battery is dead, I cannot charge it to find any indication of an owner. Nor are there any stickers or assets numbers etched into it. It seem in pretty good shape so I hope to find it back to it’s owner.

https:[email protected],-76.9905849,18z

smrtcar(at)yahoo.ca

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Events July 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Comedy Bash!

Free comedy show on AUG 1st at Recessions on L Street. It is the one-year anniversary of Pretty Funny Entertainment. There will be celeb guests and lots of awesome door prizes. It’s going to be SOOOOO fun.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funny-monday-anniversary-bash-tickets-26572338580

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Events July 16, 2016 at 9:13 am

Meditate the Vote – From Anger and Blame to Hope & Solutions (Busboys & Poets)

What leads your vision for our future? In our national arena it seems the political choices have become less about what we are for and more about what we are against. Although many of us have become weary of this negativity, we still find ourselves caught up in it. Is there a way for each of us to play a part in shifting this paradigm from politics of anger and blame to politics of hope and solutions?

Join Sister Jenna, Director of the Meditation Museums (MD & VA) and host of the globally broadcast America Meditating Radio Show, as she leads us in a diverse conversation that explores the power and vision in all of us to move forward towards real solutions for our nation and the world. Don’t miss this very special event. RSVP at http://www.meditationmuseum.org/meditation-events.

Info: Meditate the Vote http://www.meditatethevote.com. #MeditatetheVote.

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Events July 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

The Anti Watch Party

On the final night of the Republican National Convention, join Alliance for Justice Action Campaign (AFJAC) for the Anti-Watch party, featuring conservative code word bingo, drinks to ease the pain, surprise guests, music, and a healthy dose of criticism.

$10 suggested donation at the door. AFJAC will provide two free drink tickets and happy hour specials will run all night. Reserve your spot today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-anti-watch-party-tickets-26432698914

Thursday, July 21st
6:30 PM
Sudhouse (1340 U Street NW)

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General Discussion July 14, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Rental/Utility Bill – is this legal?

My trainer was telling me that she just received an $800 utility bill from her landlord. She lives in the basement apartment rental and a separate couple rents the house above her. The people upstairs control the heat/AC for both units.

The LL presents them with a utility bill for elect/water/gas every few months – split 3 ways (each actual occupant.) These bills are never itemized nor do they ever see the actual verifiable utility bill.

This most recent bill is for the last four months and each portion is $800!! Even if the total was $800 – that seems insanely high for four months.

They are fighting with their LL to see the actual bill. Is any of this legal? Im beginning to wonder if the LL keeps utilities. in his/her name for tax purposes.

Anyone been in a similar situation? Thanks in advance for your input.

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Replied on July 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Porch Contractor

Can anyone recommend a construction contractor to rebuild my Petworth row house porch? It is a typi…
Replied on July 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Tonight: Rhum Clemant Dinner at Roofers Union!

Join us TONIGHT at 7PM, Roofers Union! The weather is hot! So we are bringing a bit of the island …
Replied on July 27, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Assault on 2nd and Todd Pl NE

Hello all, I’m writing to let the Popville community know of an assault that happened to me a…
Replied on July 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Zika and mosquito control around monuments?

Does anyone know what the Park Service (and maybe DC govt) are doing re: Zika control in and around…
Replied on July 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Clean Energy Option

Hi Neighbors, Has anyone else received the Clean Energy Option mailer? I am curious if others hav…
Replied on July 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Rebuilding/Repair a Deck?

To great recommendations. Both did my deck and other work in my condo in columbia heights: Doug Si…
Replied on July 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Public running tracks/sports fields

Also at Roosevelt High School in Petworth–there’s definitely a tractor tire that I̵…
Replied on July 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Stolen bike – Jamis Commuter 2

Hi PoPville – Please be on the lookout for my bike, stolen from outside the Georgia Ave-Petwo…
Replied on July 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Movie at the Washington DC Jewish Film Festival: THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER

THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER Tuesday, August 16, 7:30pm Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16TH Street NW, 20036 Ge…
Replied on July 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Public running tracks/sports fields

There are usually tires at the football field/track at Coolidge High School.
Replied on July 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Contractor recommendation for water service line replacement

Hello PoPville, Can anyone recommend a contractor to replace the private portion of our water servi…
Replied on July 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Rebuilding/Repair a Deck?

Anyone have any good recommendations for contractors to build/rebuild/repair a deck (the ground lev…