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Events May 4, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Free Tickets! Game Show Dynamos Documentary

Anyone a quiz show junkie? Remember watching Match Game and Jeopardy before Trebek? Then, come with me to the Landmark Theater on E Street on Thursday, May 21st from 7:30-9:30pm to relive those game show moments. Come see my game show story, the story of how my grandparents, Claire and Bernard Boiko, got our family out of debt by winning TV game shows from the 1950s to the 1990s.

The audience will have a chance to spar with 90 year old game show dynamo, Claire Boiko. There will be prizes and after the film, a Q&A with star, Claire Boiko, the filmmaker and other special guests.

Tickets on sale through Tugg until May 6th: https://www.tugg.com/events/13341

Trailer: http://bit.ly/1te2hGL

I have four free tickets to this event. Please email me at rsschwar [at] umich.edu responding to this post to receive free tickets to this showing!

Public Safety May 4, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Takoma Package Thievery

First, by way of introduction: my fiancee and I have lived in Takoma since August, 2014, and have had an overwhelmingly pleasant experience here so far. Our street is quiet, with older houses that are all set back from the curbs, nearly all of them having porches and driveways. Our house is the exception; it’s a 1963 colonial with uncovered steps in the front — very visible from the street, and where packages are commonly delivered. Some carriers also use the side steps, off the driveway, which is marginally harder to see.

We have had three theft (and one near-theft) experiences thus far:

1) (Roughly December 2014) My GPS was taken from my car, while it was in my driveway. I largely blame myself for leaving the car unlocked; I plead having been lulled into a tenuous sense of security by the exceptional friendliness and graciousness of our new neighbors.

2) (February 2015) A package was stolen from our front steps as part of what we learned was a street- or neighborhood-wide sweep of houses by a “short Latino male”, according to the police, who had subsequently been caught with a large number of packages in his car. The police returned all of the packages to their respective owners, and the thieving Latino gentleman was arrested…and later failed to appear for his court appearance.

3) (April 2015) At about 11:00 PM one night, my fiancee saw a “kid” riding his bike up and down the street, and at one point stopping to try to open the door of our neighbor’s car. He vanished just after she called the police.

4) (May 2, 2015) Sometime between noon and about 8:00 PM, someone stole a package from our front steps; an extremely kind couple stopped by yesterday to deliver it — they told me that they had seen someone throw it out of a car window. Thankfully, the shoes my fiancee had bought had not fit the as-yet-unidentified model citizen who’d taken them.

The common thread, of course, is “front steps;” we will do what we can to request that USPS and UPS deliver things to a less-visible location.

Hope that this hasn’t been excessive detail; I hope that this information is useful to anyone in our area…

Travel and Transportation May 4, 2015 at 7:47 am

Pepco Illegally Monopolizing Parking?

For the last four or five days, the Pepco substation in Logan/Shaw has blocked off a half block of parking — using only cones — as they update their facility. They periodically do work here and usually go through the normal procedure of reserving spots and putting up signs. Is it legal for them to simply put cones on the street and restrict parking without demonstrating any permit? I’m pretty sure a normal business can’t simply do that, but perhaps they get a ‘free pass’ as a utility?

Announcements May 1, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Newark Street Park Woof and Wag Fundraiser!

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the dogs are back to wagging at the park…It’s about time!

Come celebrate spring with us, and our four legged friends, at the Newark Street Dog Park.

Sunday May 3, 2015 2p-5p
Newark St NW and 39th St NW

We’ll have burgers (veggie/beef) and dogs (hot dogs that is) from our friends at Whole Foods Market Tenley, games with prizes from local stores and restaurants like
La Piquette DC, Cactus Cantina, Unleashed by Petco, Wylie Wagg, Roofers Union, Ripple and more!

You’ll also have the opportunity to begin, or renew, your annual membership with the Newark Street Park K-9 Friends to support the operations and development of the Newark Street Dog Park (DC).

So ‘shake a leg’ and come out to play!

Announcements May 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Historic DC Alley Kitten for Adoption!

know it’s kitten season and there are plenty for adoption these days, but this little guy is pretty special. He’s been hanging out near the historic Chapman Stables soaking up DC history before embarking on his search for a forever home.

Add to that he is super cute, super playful, and super purr-ful!

If May is a good month to add a kitten to your household, I’d love to hear from you.

Details: I’d estimate he’s about 8-weeks old. He is getting a well baby visit with the vet this morning, but he is not yet neutered or microchipped. He’s very, very social and would do best with another pet in the house (he’s friendly with both older cats and my large dog). We’re still finessing the litter box thing, but he’s only had 36 hours to learn about it just yet.

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Events April 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Garrison Elementary's On-line Auction Opens 8:00AM May 1st

Please support Garrison Elementary by participating in our on-line auction. Bidding opens promptly at 8:00AM on May 1st and closes at 8:00PM on May 8th. The first 5 people to place a bid will receive five 24-hour membership passes for Capital Bikeshare valued at $35!

http://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/garrison2015.

Top 5 Reasons to Bid & Donate:

1. All proceeds go directly to the students: Money raised will help fund enhanced programming and school trips like the one we have planned for Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore.

2. Your support helps local businesses: We have been overwhelmed by the donations provided by our generous local sponsors. Let’s return the love and go to their establishments.

3. A strong neighborhood school makes a strong community: Neighborhood schools are the fabric of our community. Strengthen our neighborhood schools with enhanced programming, events, and extra-curricular activities, and a healthy, vibrant local community will surely follow.

4. Give yourself a treat: We have some really nice auction items. Why not splurge on yourself or someone you love and help Garrison at the same time?

5. Just because it feels good: Altruistic giving makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside!

Events April 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Twentythirtysomething Book Club May Selection

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a DC Public Library book group for younger adults.

In our May selection, the 2014 nonfiction title “Nothing is True and Everything is
Possible,” journalist and television producer Peter Pomerantsev describes the stranger than fiction scenarios and individuals he encountered when work brought him to Russia at the start of the 21st century.

We will be meeting on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park. Questions? E-mail erika.rydberg@dc.gov and julia.strusienski@dc.gov

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Announcements April 30, 2015 at 9:08 am

Fitbit Found on New Hampshire Avenue

I found a Fitbit on the southbound side of New Hampshire Avenue this morning, a few blocks north of the Petworth Metro. It likely belongs to a lady, as it is in what looks like a Tori Burch band. I’ve already contacted Fitbit so see if they can get it to the owner, but in the meantime thought I’d post here. If it is yours leave me a way to get a hole of you. Thanks.

General Discussion April 29, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Sales tax in DC at Sephora?

So, two family members from out of town were shopping in Georgetown today, and they asked me why the sales tax was different at Sephora (6.00%) vs the other stores they went to (Blue Mercury and Zara’s (5.75%). I checked both their receipts and said I had no idea. When I called Sephora, largely because I was curious, they said that sales tax in DC was 6% … which it is not. Can stores tack on additional taxes to the standard 5.75%? Any idea what happened here?

General Discussion April 29, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Canadian Pharmacy Recommendation Needed

Fed up with high prices (even with insurance) for some meds, I’m exploring the confusing world of online Canadian pharmacies. I know there are several “accreditation” sites, and I’ve looked at their lists, but the sheer number of these operations is kind of daunting. Has anyone had any good or bad experience with any of them?

Events April 29, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Free Performance at Busboys and Poets

Weird phobias, Bigfoot and the i-Pocalypse descend on Busboys and Poets in STAGE FRIGHT, the new original play from Young Playwrights’ Theater’s Student Advisory Council!

STAGE FRIGHT
Wednesday, May 6, at 7pm
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
FREE and open to the public!
Recommended for ages 13 and up due to strong language.

Written and performed by the nine talented young playwrights of the Council, STAGE FRIGHT explores the topic of fear through a series hilarious and poignant vignettes. The show culminates in a Choose Your Own Adventure-style piece, where the audience decides the ending!

STAGE FRIGHT is presented by the Student Advisory Council as a fundraiser for Young Playwrights’ Theater.

For more information, visit http://www.yptdc.org or check out the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/756100364503234/

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Travel and Transportation April 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Columbia Heights Escalator Issues?

Is it just me, or does it seem like the escalators at the CH metro are constantly under construction? Can anyone explain why those escalators have so many issues compared to ones elsewhere?

Public Safety April 29, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Intruder in my backyard – AGAIN, same guy!!! (4/27/15)

It has happened at again at 9:30pm tonight, so I’ve worked very hard to get the information online fast and hopefully help track down this intruder.

It has happened again, just two weeks since my last post. I actually ran outside and saw him leaving my alley; then went to the front of my home to see him going South Down the West side of 18th street. Please provide any information if you saw this man at 9:30pm tonight.

Just filed a police report for unlawful entry (11pm).

Here is my first post for reference (http://www.popville.com/2015/04/from-the-forum-intruder-in-my-backyard/)

Intruder at Garage Mon Apr 27 21 28 05 2015

Intruder Enters Backyard Mon Apr 27 21 28 41 2015

Intruder Exits Backyard Mon Apr 27 21 29 21 2015

General Discussion April 28, 2015 at 8:45 pm

History of the Park Regent Apartments in Mount Pleasant

The Park Regent is a beautiful building and I’ve been trying to do some research on its history but have found nothing so I was wondering if anyone out there knew anything about this building (when it was built, the architect etc.)? The building has one bedroom apartments and studio apartments and one of the things I’m really curious about is if the studios were always studios or are they converted two bedroom apartments or something. It seems weird to have an old building with that kind of setup – of one bedrooms and studios.

Events April 28, 2015 at 10:54 am

Day of the Dog Festival and 5k at Congressional Cemetery: May 2

Join us for our annual puppypalooza on May 2 from 10 to 3 as we celebrate everything we love about dogs! Congressional Cemetery is known on Capitol Hill as one of the best places to walk dogs, but usually that privilege is reserved for K9 Corps members. However, on Day of the Dog the cemetery will be open to all members of the public and their pups – a special opportunity for dog lovers to experience this beautiful and historic site. Many local pet vendors and services will participate, including rescue organizations with dogs available for adoption.

Admission will be FREE for all dogs and humans, with tickets for sale for special activities, including a raffle. Registration for the 5k and kids run are $40 and $10, respectively. Activities will include contests and games (for both kids and dogs), demonstrations, free yoga, and pet portraits by artist Erin Murray. Some of the most popular of DC’s food trucks will be there, and beer-tasting tables will be hosted by Port City Brewing Company and Atlas Brew Works.

http://hccemetery.wix.com/dayofthedog

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Replied on May 4, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Free Tickets! Game Show Dynamos Documentary

Anyone a quiz show junkie? Remember watching Match Game and Jeopardy before Trebek? Then, come with…
Replied on May 4, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Takoma Package Thievery

First, by way of introduction: my fiancee and I have lived in Takoma since August, 2014, and have h…
Replied on May 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Pepco Illegally Monopolizing Parking?

I think you know the answer to your questions already. Let me make a suggestion to you: Gather your…
Replied on May 4, 2015 at 7:51 am

Pepco Illegally Monopolizing Parking?

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Replied on May 4, 2015 at 7:47 am

Pepco Illegally Monopolizing Parking?

For the last four or five days, the Pepco substation in Logan/Shaw has blocked off a half block of …
Replied on May 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm

History of the Park Regent Apartments in Mount Pleasant

I manage a 1927 building with just studios and 1BR apartments with some very long-term tenants̵…
Replied on May 1, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Newark Street Park Woof and Wag Fundraiser!

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the dogs are back to wagging at the park…It’…
Replied on May 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Historic DC Alley Kitten for Adoption!

know it’s kitten season and there are plenty for adoption these days, but this little guy is pret…
Replied on April 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Garrison Elementary's On-line Auction Opens 8:00AM May 1st

Please support Garrison Elementary by participating in our on-line auction. Bidding opens promptly…
Replied on April 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Fitbit Found on New Hampshire Avenue

OMG! It’s mine! You logged into fitbit today and I saw your steps! Please send me an email …
Replied on April 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Twentythirtysomething Book Club May Selection

Are you a local reader at least 21 years old? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then …
Replied on April 30, 2015 at 9:08 am

Fitbit Found on New Hampshire Avenue

I found a Fitbit on the southbound side of New Hampshire Avenue this morning, a few blocks north of…
Replied on April 30, 2015 at 3:54 am

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

I am a public adjuster and I had already come across such situations. Definitely this was not your …
Replied on April 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Baby friendly restaurant to celebrate birthday

In Springfield there’s Thai Ghang Waan. It’s small, not overly noisy, and food is good…
Replied on April 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Sales tax in DC at Sephora?

Here’s a photo of one of the receipts. Both have 6% on them… Attachments:You must be l…