12/02/16 10:10am

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660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Sapore:

“Sapore is moving…to the Internet! We’re evolving to e-commerce, and we want you to come along. We want to express our gratitude to all of our customers who have supported us for five wonderful years on Capitol Hill. It’s been a very rewarding experience and we appreciate your patronage.

Our storefront will be open and we’re here for your cooking needs and holiday gift giving through Saturday, December 31st.

After that, we invite you to continue to shop for all of your favorite oils and vinegars from our website.

Ed. Note: Sapore opened up near Eastern Market back in March 2012. They were the pioneers of the District’s brick and mortar Olive Oil craze.

12/02/16 9:25am

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On 12/1/2016 at approximately 8pm MPD responded to sounds of Gun Shots in the 1800 block of Capitol Ave NE. Upon arriving on scene a Male was found in the driver seat of a Green Ford Van suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his back. The male was transported to the hospital for treatment but was pronounced while at the hospital. This case is under investigation by MPD Homicide branch”

12/02/16 9:09am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric

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12/01/16 10:22pm

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I was having an interesting discussion with a friend about what our red lines are and what would compel us to take to the streets if they were crossed. So first let me ask how many folks are planning on attending the Women’s March on Washington the day after the inauguration?

On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us–women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.

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This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights are welcome.


If you are going are you concerned at all that there could be violence since it is so close to the inauguration? If you are going, anyone bringing kids? If so, what age do you think is appropriate?

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And if you do not plan on marching, have you thought about what would compel you to march at some point, if any?

12/01/16 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

Congrats to PoPville pick llinds with:

“Mom! 2016 is doing it again!”

Congrats to PoP pick M with:

“Katie wasn’t yet sure she liked the new Administration’s mandated redesign of her school.”

Ed. Note: Winners and honorable mentions will be able to pick up your t-shirts at the next happy hour, hopefully in December. Or you can pick up if that’s easier – just email [email protected] thanks.

12/01/16 4:45pm

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located upstairs above the old Mixtec space at 1794 Columbia Road, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I was going to book some classes at Bits of Thread, a sewing shop in AdMo that offers great how-to classes, as Christmas gifts but it looks like they’re going under. I’m so bummed! Wishing the best for the owner and all the staff.

“In a creative business like this where overhead is high and margins are low, going through such a slowdown pushed things underwater very quickly. I tried as much as I could to keep things afloat for the sake of our students and the creative community in DC, but unfortunately these efforts were not enough and it is time to let go. Our last day of classes will be December 17th, 2016.”

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1770 Columbia Road, second floor

But nearby… “Bristle Hairdressing, opened in August 2016”