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Events July 7, 2015 at 7:44 am

Kitchen remodel 101

Hi POPers,
I’m buying an apartment that needs a complete kitchen overall, including adding a washer/dryer. Never done one before and I don’t know where to begin. How do I start? I’m not planning on doing the work myself, I’m not the DIY type because things will turn out uneven. Do I measure and create a rough floor plan? Call a bunch of contractors or do I need a kitchen designer? I’m really looking for maximum and practical use of the space and options because I may or may not remove part of a wall. I also need a few things in the bathroom updated, an electrical panel replaced and maybe a new heat/ac chiller (TBD).

I do know someone that renovates apartments on Capitol Hill, so I will call him to start.

I saw the small kitchen advice so I will keep this information handy:
http://www.popville.com/forums/search/?bbp_search=kitchen+renovation

So I don’t know where to begin and can’t seem to find “how to start a kitchen renovation” or article that gives me steps on what to do.

Thanks everyone!

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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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.

Events June 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Stolen Bike Found

Found this bike dumped in an alley in Shaw behind Beau Thai. Has a sticker that reads ‘Quicksilver Productions’ Kickin american music. Also has tag that reads was purchased at fun wheels inc. mountain and road bike OXFORD ALABAMA

Events June 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

"End the Awkward: Focus on the Person, Not the Disability – Register for July 15

The “End the Awkward” project is a one-day campaign led by DC government on July 15 that empowers the public and businesses to share information about disability issues, and to take a pledge to raise awareness and better understand them. The participants are provided a pin that prompts people to ask about how to “end the awkward,” as well as talking points the participant can use to respond. The talking points are intended to instruct people on how to act respectfully toward people with disabilities without being awkward, and are varied in length so they are useful in several scenarios. The project intends to quickly engage people who do not typically think about disability issues.

DC government and 14 partner organizations and agencies are encouraging members of the public and businesses to participate! If you register (FREE!) by July 8 for the July 15 event, you will receive a participant package in the mail that includes:

• “End the Awkward” pin;
• Talking Points about how to “end the awkward”; and
• FAQ sheet of instructions and additional information.

Register
Members of the public can register here: http://endtheawkwardDC.eventbrite.com.
Businesses can register here:http://endtheawkwarddc-business.eventbrite.com.

For more information, visit http://ohr.dc.gov/page/endtheawkwardDC.

Attached is the event description in detail and the “End the Awkward” pin design.

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Events June 19, 2015 at 7:23 am

Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale – Sat. June 20

Big Yard Sale in Petworth this Saturday!

Items for sale include Antique Console and Floor Radios, Portable Phonograph, Vintage Typewriters and Dictaphone, Mid-Century writing desk. Other Collectibles, Household items, Furniture, Cordless Electric Lawn Mower, Lighting fixtures, Interior Decor items, Apple accessories.. and much more!

Saturday, June 20th from 9am to 3pm

260 Gallatin St. NW
Corner of 3rd St. and Gallatin St. NW

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Events June 18, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Cute inexpensive furniture options

I’m on the hunt for a small couch and don’t want to spend a ton. What are some options for inexpensive furniture in or near DC beyond the usual suspects (World Market, HomeGoods, PB…)? I’m looking for something kind of trendy, not another bulky beige/brown/olive “contemporary casual” piece. Bonus points if it’s metro accessible. I knew someone once who went to a place where they sold furniture that was used to stage model homes, but I have no idea where that was. And I’ve already been trolling Craigslist with no luck (I have size limitations so that doesn’t help things). Any ideas?

Events June 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Have you lost a black cat in Petworth?

There is a small medium haired all black cat that has been living near St Gabriel’s Church by Grant Circle. S/he looks to be in pretty good shape for now but has been out there for at least a couple of months. There is food – plenty of trash available from the school dumpsters, as well as the rats who feed there, but this little cat won’t do well for long. I have not noticed a collar. If s/he is yours, I usually see her sleeping under the big pine tree in the convent yard (on Varnum St) early in the morning before she heads out on her rounds. Hope someone will bring this cat home.

Events June 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

FREE Comunity Movie Night!

Hey Neighbors –

This Friday, June 12th, West Education Campus will be hosting a Movie Night on its field (Screen on the Green style), sponsored by the West Parent, Staff & Community Organization in partnership with Councilman Brandon Todd! The movie du jour is Night at the Museum 3!

The West field is located at 1338 Farragut Street NW – between 13th & 14th, the field entrance is closest to Gallatin Street, but can also be accessed from Farragut.

The event starts at 8pm, is FREE, and concessions will be sold. Please bring a blanket or chair, your friends and family and join us!

For more info or to spread the word, visit the West Website (http://www.westschool.org) or Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1443335179318126/)

Events June 10, 2015 at 11:37 am

Bring a popup beer garden and playground to Petworth!

Dear Neighbors,

I’m no entrepreneur, so I’m putting this out there in the hopes that a person with real business sense can run with it.

I live in Petworth, which is fast becoming THE PLACE for young families. The parents in these families love to day-drink because, come 7pm, the kids are fast asleep. This concept perfectly lends itself to a beer garden. Now that summer is here, what we really need is a beer garden that includes a playground. Can someone make that happen?

Thanks!

Events June 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Tree box fence

Hi

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good company/contractor for a tree box fence? We have a really young tree and despite “no bicycle parking” signs there is always some idiot who padlocks their bike to the tree. Since the tree is so little, this means that it ends up tilting – we have already had to pay a landscaping company once to come, dig it out, and straighten it.

Suggestions for preventing bicycle parking also welcome!

Events June 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

Today (Sat June 6) & Tomorrow (Sun, June 7) – Community Yards Sales in NW DC

Don’t miss 40+ yard sales throughout Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and
North Portal Estates in NW DC Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7, from 9am – 3pm

Neighbors sell at their own homes or at the central location in front of
Shepherd Elementary School at the corner of 14th Street and Kalmia Road, NW.

Visit http://www.shepherdpark.org/yardsale.html for more information and a listing of sales.

Events June 5, 2015 at 1:47 pm

FREE! Young Playwrights' Workshop Presents: The Art of Understanding

YPT’s 2014-15 season ends with The Young Playwrights’ Workshop Presents: The Art of Understanding!

This original play, written and performed by YPT’s after-school theater ensemble, addresses issues of mental health through a variety of genres and perspectives. Consisting of three vignettes woven together with poetry and monologues, The Art of Understanding explores mental illness via pieces ranging from the confessional to the theatrical and from the comic to the romantic.

Monday, June 15
7pm
Source Theater – 1835 14th St NW
FREE
*Recommended for ages 13 and up.*

Part of the 2015 Source Festival, presented by CulturalDC.

What is the Young Playwrights’ Workshop?

Young Playwrights’ Theater’s award-winning student theater ensemble! Members work together to create, develop, rehearse and perform an original play. A professional teaching artist helps the ensemble develop a foundation of theater skills that form the basis for creating new work. Students learn a diverse set of skills: improvisation, stage combat, clowning, solo performance and playwriting. The resulting performance is held at a professional theater in the DC area and attended by a public audience.

For more, visit http://www.yptdc.org/Programs/Workshop!

To RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446665298967947/

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Events June 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm

ANCs & Nadeau to Co-Host a Free Crime Prevention Summit at Cardozo

ANCs & Nadeau to Co-Host a Free Crime Prevention
Summit at Cardozo Education Campus

ANCs 1A, 1B, 2B and the office of Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau to co-host a public safety summit with a special focus on crime prevention training open to ALL residents

(Washington, D.C.) – Most crimes are preventable. Being aware of your surroundings and watching where you leave personal belongings can help you not become a victim. Please join us to learn how to protect yourself, your family and property, while also studying criminal behaviors that can help your neighborhood be safer this summer. Bring questions and concerns for MPD officials and agencies that work everyday on public safety matters in the District of Columbia.

There will be a presentation by Samantha Nolan, DC Citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer (12:15pm). Ms. Nolan is DC’s foremost crime prevention expert and a certified Neighborhood Watch Trainer. Meet other neighbors, ANC Commissioners and other government officials interested in preventing crimes in our communities. Open discussions will be encouraged before, during, and after presentations.

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 11:30am – 2:30pm

WHERE: Cardozo Education Campus – Lecture Hall (refreshments and snacks provided)

WHO: Intended for all DC residents and business (particularly in Wards 1 & 2)

SPECIAL GUESTS: (subject to change)
• Samantha Nolan, DC Citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer (12:15pm)
• Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
• Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS)
• Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)

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More information contact:
John Green, Commissioner, ANC 1B12
Chair, ANC 1B Public Safety Committee
johngreenanc@gmail.com / (202) 607-5224

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Events May 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Anybody else have a complaint about Revolt Cleaners (Soapy Joe's?)

My building recently began using Revolt Cleaners (formerly Soapy Joe’s) for residents’ dry cleaning. We had used them a couple of times in the last year and never had an issue. However, the last job they did was billed to us twice – once at the time of service, and then again a couple of weeks later. We called them, and they promised that they’d refund the charges.

Here’s the fun part: instead of issuing our bank card a refund, they charged us a third time! Same dollar amount as the previous two transactions! Fast forward through a week of phone calls in which the woman on the phone insists she can’t “fix it from my end,” but she’ll “leave a note” for god knows who and it “will get fixed tomorrow” — just curious if anybody else has had similar issues when dealing with this company?

Building management is aware of our issue with them and has also been attempting to reach out to Revolt.

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