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“Dear PoPville,

I started The Meal Bridge in DC to help local DC restaurants and healthcare providers. The idea is to have individuals or families sign up on the website to order a meal for the ICU staff of 12 and have it delivered.

email [email protected] for any restaurants that would like to participate. Additionally, we are in the process of adding some units at GW Hospital.”

Other options to help healthcare workers Operation Coronavirus Dry Skin Relief and Feeding Those Treating Us:

“DC local chef Erik Bruner-Yang will be teaming up with me to create meals for our DC hospitals. Thanks, Erik!

I would like to have this an ongoing thing through the pandemic, and even include other departments like the ICU of hospitals into the mix, if possible.

I will also provide receipts (for accountability), and photographs and hopefully videos of the staff’s receipt of meals so that you can see the smiles of appreciation.”

Donate here.

and Lost Sock Roasters Covid19 Response: Read More


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.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon here.

“We are thrilled to introduce the newest addition to 16th Street Heights – Molly, a 3-year-old bearded collie mix rescued from Donghae Shelter in South Korea. Last Saturday Molly caught the very last plane that Hope for Donghae Paws will be using for adoption transport until (likely) July. We are thrilled to have her complete our little family just before the quarantine!”

“Mr. Leonard Meowskowitz taking a well deserved nap! Petworth”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Rick Sause

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve moved into a new house and the lot beside me is vacant and owned by the DC government according to tax records (there is no building on it…just overgrown). Has anyone tried to buy vacant residential land from DC? If so, what was your experience?


“I inherited an old gas grill and it’s beyond repair. I’m looking into getting a new grill, but would need the old one removed first. Any recommended services for removal? Anyone had success buying one and getting the old one hauled out by the same vendor?”


If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. Please let me know where/what neighborhood you found it in too. Thanks.

Ah this is so cool, thanks to Pablo for sending:

“Found this bottle during a renovation of my home in Columbia Heights. It’s a bottle, with cork still in it, of what I think is for Pointer Maryland Rye Whiskey from Baltimore. Bottle has raised lettering on the back for a local business, Evans Tavern 18th & L STS. N. W. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

I live in Adams Morgan and wrote to my apartment management when they closed amenities in March due to COVID-19 to see if they would be willing to reduce the rent. While we certainly agree with their decision, we chose the apartment building specifically for the amenities, and pay a lot of money to use the rooftop, gym, lounge, courtyard, and other perks. With these being closed, we thought it was fair to request a bit of reduction in our rent, especially considering the financial uncertainty of these times. Management wrote back saying they were open to negotiations but first wanted to know if other apartments have done the same before making a decision on the amount. Read More


“Archbold Glover park blanketed by a carpet of flowers” from Daniel

Continue to send your gardening triumphs and/or attempts to [email protected] thanks!

And I just thought the above was a wild one from SheriC “any of your followers know: Started slicing into a “need to be used” tomato this eve … and looks like seeds started to sprouts inside! Never seen anything like this. Can I plant it??”

Some more color: Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

“Dear PoPville,

We need people to sign this petition please

DC residents, especially my service industry friends receiving unemployment, please take two minutes to sign this letter and support undocumented workers in the District.

Mayor Bowser undocumented immigrants who pay taxes to DC every year, should not be left out of the cash assistance bill. We are not expendable. Our work is not invisible.


Thanks to Bort for sending from Frager’s, Eastern Market, Saturday.

*This series will feature any pets in a backpack/bag. On metro, or not. Corgi, or not.

And while I got a photo of seeds up there – another reader would like to know:

“I’m looking for a good, appropriately socially distant way to get flowers/ plants/ seeds during this. Are there any nurseries/ farmstands/ local growers offering pre-paid delivery or pick-up?


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