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Travel and Transportation July 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Possible stolen red Vespa seen on Cap Hill

I was having lunch at Pret on Cap Hill (3rd & Penn SE) this afternoon around 1:20ish and heard this sickly sounding scoot buzzing around the neighborhood being joyridden by a couple of guys. I snapped a pic when it circled the block a second time. As the riders had no helmets, didn’t seem to know how to ride, had no plates, weaved onto the side walk a couple of times, and the engine sounded really bad for a usually quiet modern Vespa (it sounded like a really loud weed whacker), I assumed it might be stolen. One of the guys pulled over right next to where I was eating when the engine stalled and struggled to get it up on the stand while his friend fiddled with some wires trying to restart it (neither had keys). Then they just walked off, leaving it there. I called the cops. While I was waiting for the PD to show up, I started to walk over to get the VIN off the bike when the two guys came back. They noticed me noticing their scoot, quickly hotwired it, and took off North on 3rd. A friend pointed out to me that the exhaust has been ripped off the bike (cause of noise)…it’s likely the bike was chained up around the exhaust, which was just yanked off in order to steal the thing. The police did show up, but it was an hour and a half later and I was already back at work.

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Home and Garden July 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Cheap Outdoor Furniture Better Quality Than Target?

We are looking for some cheap outdoor furniture that is in the Target price range (or under!), but is better quality. Any suggestions for where to go? Maybe a local/ chain outdoor or sports store that we don’t know about?

Sports and Fitness July 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Marine Corps Marathon Bib

I’m interested in acquiring a bib for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon in October. I was unsuccessful in winning a bib during the lottery earlier this spring and am hoping to acquire one through the transfer process. If you have a bib that you are looking to transfer, let me know!

Announcements July 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

STOLEN – Blue Surly Long Haul Trucker

Someone stole my Blue 54cm Surly Long Haul Trucker

    from in front of my house on Todd Place in Eckington late last week. Popped the locks and made off with it.

    Please be on the lookout! I bought the bike for a long distance bike camping trip at the end of the summer and those plans are obviously now in jeopardy.

    Bike is royal blue with a NASA sticker on the frame. Please message me if you see it around!

    Thanks,

    Brian

Sports and Fitness July 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

NordicTrack repair/refurbishment

Hi, all.

I’m looking for someone in the DC area who can refurbish my 1992 classic NordicTrack.

Any ideas?

Announcements July 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Stolen Scott road bike

My road bike was stolen out of my storage unit yesterday near Mass Ave NW and 11th St NW. Please be on the lookout for it. Scott CR1, 49 or 50 cm, black and blue with white lettering, white tape around the handlebars. Unless they’re already taken off, there is also a rear rack, pannier bag, water bottle holder, and clip-in pedals. A photo is attached.

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General Discussion July 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Pot Smoking Neighbor in a Non-Smoking Building

I moved into an amazing apartment in November that I love nearly everything about besides my next door neighbor. When I first moved in I occasionally woke up to a smoke smell in my apartment but tried to be tolerant. I’m new to DC and while my building (seemed to) have a very strict non smoking policy when I moved in, I knew that pot was legal and tried to ignore it.

It’s gotten significantly worse in the past few months, near constant, lingering smells of smoke that cause me to have headaches and wake up feeling sick. I started lodging complaints with my building manager in person and via email every time I smell the smoke and she actually knocked on his door a few times when she was here late and caught him in the act of smoking. It’s been a few months now, apparently he’s been to court once for this issue already and requested another trial so he’s still here, still smoking and I have no idea what else to do.

I’ve tried talking to him but I get nervous every time I touch on the topic (I’m a 22 year old women and he’s and older guy who I’ve often heard him yelling). My building manager keeps insisting that DC is very tenant friendly and it’s hard to evict people but what are my rights as a tenant? She told me to keep letting her know when it’s happening so she can continue to build evidence but is there anything else I can do? I understand it’s legal, I read DC law a bunch of times already but I moved to a non-smoking building intentionally and it’s already been months to get to this point so I worry about how long the next step of this process will take. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of issue? Thank you!

Events July 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm

come catch a ***FREE*** show and Port City in Alexandria!!! Thursday, 7/16 @ 7pm

Have the workplace doldrums got you down? Does the day-in, day-out shuffling of life’s banal routine make you want want to put a fist through your cubicle wall and into the face of that one person in your office whose every breath makes you want to set yourself on fire and run screaming down the street?

Fear not! We of The Power of Positive Drinking feel your pain and we’re bringing the best comedians in the DC area to Port City Brewing Co. (3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304) to help you release some of that pressure, on Thursday, July 16th (doors at 6, jokes at 7pm).

Come let loose and laugh a little, with some of the area’s finest craft beers and crafty jokes on tap to give your Thursday eve that extra little kick it needs!!

Check out our Eventbrite page for more info: https://eventbrite.com/event/17637084996/

Thanks!
Mike

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Travel and Transportation July 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Car2Go Registration/Inspection Stickers

In the last month I have used a number of Car2Go vehicles which did not have a valid registration and/or inspection sticker. Some of them were ticketed for these offenses when I started the rental and some were not.

Are individual drivers legally liable for driving unregistered / uninspected vehicles or are the owners of these cars liable?

I had not given much thought to this issue before but should I be refusing to drive a Car2Go that does not have these valid stickers?

Events July 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

Looking to buy curing salt

I’m trying to make my own corned beef and one of the key ingredients is pink curing salt. Does anyone know where i can find this stuff.

Announcements July 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

Stolen Vespa

I am hoping someone out there will recognize this stolen item and hopefully help my brother recover it. His only mode of transportation was stolen Tuesday, June 30th on the GW campus. It is a maroon colored Vespa model LX 50, year 2006. He, stupidly, parked his Vespa out front of the building he works in and ran in to work because he was late. For the first time ever, he forgot to lock it up. Between 1pm and 5pm, someone ripped the front panel of the Vespa off with what looked like a garden tool, hotwired it, and stole it.

He already filed a police report, but there are some pretty distinctive features that may help folks recognize it. Again, the front panel under the headlight was removed, so that is missing. There are large scratches on the right side. The right-hand rear view mirror is also missing (another casualty while parked and locked up at a local bar in our neighborhood). It is maroon in color and there is white sticker with red lettering that says a “DChillin’” located near the dash. Any help would be much appreciated! For anyone who has seen this Vespa, please contact Mike via email m.sutton1066@gmail.com, call 571-239-1723, or call and report the sighting to the police.

Thank you!

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Travel and Transportation July 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

Any streets without street sweeping? Zone 2

My boyfriend and I are going out of the country for a week and were wondering if anyone has suggestions about where to park during that time as to avoid a street sweeping ticket. Are there any streets that do not have street sweeping? We have a Zone 2 parking sticker. If not, is there anywhere we can park for cheap for a week? Thank you!

Local News July 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

Found Black Pup at 6th and K NE

Found this lost pup this morning around 6th and K NE. About 20 pounds. We called animal control and he is hanging out in our under porch until they come. Let us know if he is yours or if you know who he belongs to.

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Computers and Internet July 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Local slide scanning service?

Has anyone had any experiences – good or bad – with having slides scanned locally? My dad has hundreds of old slides of random family events and trips spanning about 20 years. I’d like to get at least some of them digitized in time for a family gathering later this month, so I don’t have time to send them out to a web-based service. I have a car so getting to non-Metro-friendly locations is not an issue. Thanks!

General Discussion June 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Kegerator Repair Service

I realize that this may be a super specific request, but multiple Google searches didn’t help, so in my darkest hour of need I turn to the good people of Popville! I recently finished building my DIY kegerator and it looks beautiful and runs lovely, just having some issues with foaming. I’ve called a few refrigeration companies, but the fridge itself works great. I will be asking some of my local drinking establishments tonight, but thought that if anyone knew of a company or guy that could help me with my issues (as I’ve attempting to fix it all from the standard “what’s wrong with it” from troubleshooting. Would love to have this good to go for my 4th of July BBQ, but clearly that may be pushing it at this point. Thanks so much for any insight you may have!

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Replied on July 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Possible stolen red Vespa seen on Cap Hill

I was having lunch at Pret on Cap Hill (3rd & Penn SE) this afternoon around 1:20ish and heard …
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Cheap Outdoor Furniture Better Quality Than Target?

We are looking for some cheap outdoor furniture that is in the Target price range (or under!), but …
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Marine Corps Marathon Bib

I’m interested in acquiring a bib for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon in October. I was unsucc…
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

STOLEN – Blue Surly Long Haul Trucker

Someone stole my Blue 54cm Surly Long Haul Trucker from in front of my house on Todd Place in Eck…
Replied on July 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

NordicTrack repair/refurbishment

Hi, all. I’m looking for someone in the DC area who can refurbish my 1992 classic NordicTrack…
Replied on July 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Stolen Scott road bike

My road bike was stolen out of my storage unit yesterday near Mass Ave NW and 11th St NW. Please be…
Replied on July 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Pot Smoking Neighbor in a Non-Smoking Building

I moved into an amazing apartment in November that I love nearly everything about besides my next d…
Replied on July 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm

come catch a ***FREE*** show and Port City in Alexandria!!! Thursday, 7/16 @ 7pm

Have the workplace doldrums got you down? Does the day-in, day-out shuffling of life’s banal rout…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Car2Go Registration/Inspection Stickers

In the last month I have used a number of Car2Go vehicles which did not have a valid registration a…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

Looking to buy curing salt

I’m trying to make my own corned beef and one of the key ingredients is pink curing salt. Do…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

Stolen Vespa

I am hoping someone out there will recognize this stolen item and hopefully help my brother recover…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

Any streets without street sweeping? Zone 2

My boyfriend and I are going out of the country for a week and were wondering if anyone has suggest…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 10:25 am

Found Black Pup at 6th and K NE

UPDATE: Animal Control just came and took him. He’ll be at the shelter at 1201 New York Ave N…
Replied on July 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

Found Black Pup at 6th and K NE

Found this lost pup this morning around 6th and K NE. About 20 pounds. We called animal control and…
Replied on July 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Local slide scanning service?

Has anyone had any experiences – good or bad – with having slides scanned locally? My d…