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Auto June 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Anyone been to Aim Auto Repair in Shaw?

I was just quoted $1100 for a non-essential repair to my Civic. That’s from the dealer, so I’m hoping to find another mechanic who could give me an estimate, or at least so I don’t have to drive out to Bethesda for minor repairs. There are good reviews of Aim on Yelp, but I’d love hear from anyone who’s given them a try. Thanks! 

Announcements April 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Live above the Columbia Heights Metro? Have a beagle-y dog?

Someone in the Allegro (I think?) building, right near the Columbia Heights metro, has left a beagle-ish dog on their balcony for hours straight. The dog is barking continuously, and was yesterday as well. My entire office building, a full block away, can hear and see him/her.
I hope that you, the human, are physically safe and well and this is not the dog’s attempt to tell the world that you are not. Perhaps you are at work during the day and are unaware that your dog is so unhappy. Maybe you are having work done inside and need to make sure the dog doesn’t get involved. Regardless, if you are physically well and reading this post, please tend to your dog. It looks miserable and sounds pretty miserable too.
Thanks, on behalf of your many neighbors (and potentially your dog too)

Recreation and Sports March 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Suggestions for hiking boot repair

My beloved Vasque boots need some serious TLC and I’m hesitant (perhaps wrongly) to take them to a regular cobbler/shoe repair shop. Does anyone have recommendations for where to get hiking boots resoled? Ideally it would be in DC, but I do have a car if there’s a place farther out that’s worth the drive. 

Schools and Education January 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Taking community college classes at UDC or Montgomery College (…or another local college)?

I’m thinking about going back to school for a degree in nursing, but need to complete some pre-requisite science courses before I can make any moves. I’m trying to figure out the best way to go about it; community college seems to be the best choice but UDC so far has been less than impressive. Montgomery College seems much more organized, at least from their website, but as a DC resident I’m pretty sure I’d pay 2-3x as much as UDC (unless they have a reciprocity agreement, I guess). I’d love to hear from anyone who has taken classes at either of those schools, or recommendations of other places to look. Cost is definitely an issue; as I already have a bachelor’s degree, I’d be a non-degree seeking student, which rules out the possibility of financial aid. Thank you! 

Announcements December 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

Keys Found at 9th and P!!!

Nicole, the crossing guard stationed at 9th and P, found a set of keys in the crosswalk yesterday morning. Included are a key for a Honda, a Capital Bikeshare fob, and some house keys. If these could be your keys, go see Nicole at 9th and P (right near Shiloh Baptist and the back of Seaton Elementary) between 7-9am or 2-4pm. She’ll be wearing navy and fluorescent yellow, and has gloves with tiny stop signs on the palms.

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Reply To: Live above the Columbia Heights Metro? Have a beagle-y dog?

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Reply To: Keys Found at 9th and P!!!

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