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From an email:

“What: ANXO, DC’s first cidery and pintxos bar opening in Truxton Circle in late 2015, is changing things up for its next event. Rather than a ticketed, seated dinner, ANXO Sighting number three will be a Basque seafood grilling experience with a demonstrative component by Chef Brad Walker and the District Fishwife herself, Fiona Lewis. The ideal scenario is for guests to enjoy grilled seafood with cider onsite, learn the proper technique from Chef Walker, and be able to replicate the meal at home.

Guests will be able to enjoy smaller portions such as grilled octopus or prawns for between $8 to $15, and whole fish such as Wild Spanish Mackerel for $20. Asturian ciders will be poured by Beverage Manager Tim Prendergast, and will be available by the glass or by large 750 mL bottles for only $10.

Basque grilling is ingredient driven– the focus is on simplicity and quality. For that reason, ANXO is proud to team up with The District Fishwife for this event, and excited to serve such pristine seafood.

ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar is the child of five founders: Managing Partners Sam Fitz and Rachel Fitz, Executive Chef Brad Walker, Beverage Manager Tim Prendergast and Cooper Sheehan. The team focuses on strong relationships with its cidermakers, both locally and internationally, yielding a highly curated selection of cider. Its also home to DC’s first recipients of the Certified Cicerone® title (Fitz and Prendergast), and the fermentation process of ANXO’s house-made cider will result in an incredibly unique Mid-Atlantic cider. Executive Chef Brad Walker (of Boundary Road) “will honor the Basque culinary traditions of honesty, simplicity, and quality by showcasing local producers’ best efforts.”

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Union Market
1309 5th Street NE”

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1832 14th Street, NW

Ed. Note: Back in the day this space was once planned for a spot called Local 14 then a planned pizza restaurant by Edan Macquaid and most recently an Art Soiree House.

From an email:

“I’m writing to let you know that I will be opening a barre3 studio at 1832 14th Street NW, just above Floors on 14th and next door to Room & Board. The space will occupy the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building, with two studio rooms, changing rooms and childcare.

I have been an instructor at barre3 Georgetown for the last two years. I’m delighted to bring barre3 to the vibrant, growing 14th Street community – and closer to home!

About barre3
barre3 combines the wisdom of yoga, the strength of Pilates and the grace of ballet barre work. Our signature 60-minute class balances strength training through isometric holds and small, one-inch movements with seamless recovery stretches. We also incorporate larger, functional movements with low-impact cardio to jumpstart the metabolism and energize the body. Unique to our brand, we offer an array of modifications for every posture allowing all fitness levels to maximize the workout while remaining injury free. As both a fitness system and a whole-body health philosophy, barre3 helps clients to realize amazing, lasting results – a strong, lean physique and a happy, balanced mindset.

barre3 is based in Portland, OR. In just seven years, it has grown from a single location in Portland’s Pearl District to more than 75 locations and streaming online.”

From 2012:

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DataLensDC was started in the summer of 2015 by Kate Rabinowitz, lover of all things data and District. She lives in a cozy Capitol Hill carriage house where she enjoys data mining, board games and wandering the city. Kate created to DataLensDC to present data-driven views of the character, trends and hacks of the ever-changing District.

My husband’s first words to me were basically “Where can I find a good local farmer’s market?” to which I responded MARRY ME. That’s how much I like farmer’s markets. I’ve been fortunate that wherever I’ve lived in the District a good farmer’s market has never been more than a short Saturday morning jaunt in warmer months. I was curious if I simply gravitated to places near markets or this was more of a universal DC experience, and how DC compared to other American cities. (more…)

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If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Lovebug from Mount Pleasant – Reading is hard work”

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“This is Finnegan, former WARL rescue pup, current Logan Circle resident.”

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11th and Clifton Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

There’s been a lot of talk lately about crime in the city, and it’s a real concern. However, I had a really good interaction with the police and I wanted to share it.

I live across the street from Cardozo High School and I generally find them to be a great neighbor; staff are friendly, the school is beautiful, and the kids are just kids. Last week, however, as school was letting out, there was a fight. I didn’t see what happened, but police were called and within just a minute there were several police cars and dozens of officers. At one point I counted 25 officers, and I couldn’t even see all of them. They controlled the situation very quickly, got the kids out of the roads, and yelled for them to go home. (I don’t know about the ones in the fight, I only saw officers talking to a small group after everyone else had dispersed.) Kids ran off in all directions. It was the picture of de-escalation.

The officers not immediately handling the fight stuck around for a little bit, talking with neighbors, making friends with the dogs playing on the lawn, and joking with the kids and staff who were left. Their command of the situation and then their relaxed demeanor put everyone at ease.

It was a job well done.”

3110 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 3110 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This condo w/ fireplace & balcony, that extends the length of the living area & bedroom, is in a prime location across from the picturesque National Cathedral. It’s also conveniently located 1.2 miles to Cleveland Park Metro & 2-3 blocks to shopping. If you want a scenic view, visit the roof-top terrace. If storage is needed, there is community storage available. Voucher accepted.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

09/03/15 2:30pm

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“Dear Popville,

I recently purchased a house with radiators that have been painted over many times and are now peeling. We like radiator heat, and we like the look of nice radiators, so were hoping to fix them up somehow. Has anyone tried to restore their radiators? Did they do it themselves or use a local company?”

Ed. Note: Here are some old recs from 2010 but if anyone has more current ones please add to the comments – thanks!

09/03/15 2:00pm

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“Dear Neighbors, Friends, and Rational Humans,

I am writing to share with you the ongoing frustration my roommates and I endure at the hands of an irrational neighbor. We have lived above her for about a year and a half, and she is constantly complaining, or suggesting things we should do differently. Almost every complaint we have received since moving in has been either trivial, irrational, or both. This neighbor is the queen of passive aggressive text messages, emails, and even the occasional hand drawn sign (see above).

She actually hung that sign on the banister next to our front door and expected us to leave it there to inform guests, and even the mail carriers, that we are all being too loud on the stairs. Aside from not “treading lightly” when entering and exiting the house, past complaints have included “we can hear you closing doors and flushing toilets” (seriously?), a bike being parked in the backyard that is a “fire hazard and an eye sore”, and she even blamed us for some illegal dumping of old furniture that occurred in HER parking spot, and instead of asking if it was us, she just assumed that it was and went ahead and contacted our management company about it behind our backs. The list goes on and on.

After many many months of trying to be neighborly and just sucking it up and conceding to her ridiculous demands, I finally lost my temper this weekend. She sent me a text on Saturday morning to let me know that a car was blocking her ability to get out of her spot, in the attached picture, her car is the grey one. the screenshot of the text messages shows the conversation that occurred between us.

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This picture was taken at the time of the incident, she clearly has plenty of space to back up a few feet and easily pull out of her spot. Before I even got the chance to read her response to my message, she was angrily knocking on our door to yell at us to move the car immediately. I lost my temper. I told her there was plenty of space and that as a matter of principle I would not move the car. I then told her I would go out there and move HER car for her. She obviously didn’t like that idea very much. After this, voices were raised, obscenities were thrown around liberally, and my roommate who is much more patient than I am said he would move the car. My roommate received a passive aggressive thank you, doors were slammed, and that was the end of it.

Please, PLEASE, for the sake of my sanity tell me that this is absurd. I could have given the keys to an 8 year old and watched them pull out of this parking spot with ease. Its not like she attempted to get out and couldn’t do it, she just looked at the cars and decided it wasn’t possible. Why create all this drama? I simply contributed to the drama myself because I’m sick of these absurd demands. What’s her excuse? I think that she, since she owns her unit and we rent ours, just gets some sick satisfaction out of telling us what to do. For me, this was just the straw that broke the camel’s back and I just couldn’t let her get away with it.

Who is being unreasonable here? Me or her? How does one deal with this type of nitpicking? I mean, pick your battles, right? At this point I’m just going to tell her to send her complaints to my more patient roommate, or directly to my landlord. Dealing with her directly is affecting my blood pressure, and my overall mental health.”