Thanks to a reader for sending a shot of the exterior – bye bye ugly awning:
More photos, of the curious design choices ie the Western Wall/Kotel?!?!?!!, after the jump thanks to Josh: (more…)
Thanks to James for sending:
“No idea what this is, but I think it’s lost. Sitting on a fence in Eckington of all places, between 2nd St. NE and Seaton Pl. NE.”
Update: “it’s an American Bittern”
“Look for American Bitterns in shallow freshwater marshes, typically toward the margins and among reeds and other vegetation; they are rarely out in the open.”
If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
Thanks to Ridley for sending one of my favorites from Cleveland Park near Cathedral Heights.
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There used to be a widely accepted formula for career success: earn a college degree, land a job and work your way up.
That’s still good advice, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. And that’s because today’s professionals, college-educated or not, are encountering a new age of job disruption that is perhaps more radical than anything before.
So what does this mean for today’s professionals?
In a world where competencies are becoming obsolete, adaptability helps you stay competitive. That means being able to regularly respond to and anticipate change by building upon existing knowledge, as well as expanding it to new areas.
“Education isn’t something that stops,” said Dr. Annie Green, a faculty member for the Artificial Intelligence Management Certificate at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. “It continues. Just like the continuous improvement of an organization, it’s the continuous improvement of a person’s knowledge, skills, and abilities.”
More and more professionals today are adopting this “continuous learning” mentality. A smaller commitment, certificate programs offer an accelerated way for professionals to stay relevant. And the higher education world is responding to these shifting demands by making certificates more accessible. Today’s certificates are as varied as the needs of the professionals who earn them.
Take Moe Tun, an engineer who earned a Certificate in Cybersecurity Strategy. Cybersecurity impacts many aspects of Tun’s job, so he assembled the information he learned into a framework, similar to those his team members use to process complex technical information outside their areas of expertise. Earning a certificate in a new subject helped him adapt to evolving technologies.
No matter the industry, motivation, or career level, one thing is clear: maintaining the status quo doesn’t cut it anymore. Today’s professionals must adapt, embrace uncharted territory, and create new ways forward — wherever they may lead.
“We are having a community event in Unity Park (Euclid and Columbia Rd NW) on Saturday. Members of the community can work out with MPD Officers. VIDA is partnering with MPD on this and will be providing a Boot-Camp style class and James Fraser will be providing a Yoga session.
The event is September 22, 2018 from 12pm – 2pm.”
900 5th Street, SE
Thanks to Nick and Eric for sending. It appears to be the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments.
“This new senior community in Capitol Hill was completed in 2007 and features 162 units with Capital skyline views. Arthur Capper Senior provides all the features and amenities that an independent senior will need with an emphasis on quick and easy public transportation, shopping, schools, and restaurants.”
Photo by Susan, 4:27pm
Alert DC reports:
“DC FEMS report Fire Activity at 900 5th Street SE. Updates to follow as information becomes available. Please avoid the area.”
“MPD reports the following streets are closed due to fire activity: 5th St form Virginia Ave to K St SE, 4th and K St’s SE, 5th and K St’s SE, and 5th and L St’s SE. Please use alternate routes.” (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Kate Conradt
This week the trash truck came down our street today in Park View and clearly emptied both the trash and recycling bins into the same trash truck. When they went around the corner I got a video of it – as I didn’t want to ask/confront them about it in front of my house for obvious reasons.
My neigbor and I were/are both bummed about it, as we are avid recyclers. Some people do not recycle because they think that it all ends up getting mixed up and thrown away anyhow. I know that happened years ago and the city caught heat for it, but I figured they had it all sorted (pun intended) by now. (more…)
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“Daisy, Hill East. Adopted at 12 years old thanks to the generosity and kindness of Max Scherzer and Erica May-Scherzer.”
“Gus, Columbia Heights”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
My coworker’s retirement party is coming up next week and my office hoped to get several trays of middle eastern appetizers catered (hummus and pita, grape leaves, fettoosh, falafel, etc. — nothing too fancy). We estimate we’ll have between 100-150 guests and about $300 (possibly a little more) to spend on food.
Unfortunately, the place we hoped to get these trays from claims it’ll be $10-$15 per person. Which is ridiculous — we aren’t looking for a full meal, just some afternoon bites.
Does anyone have suggestions for middle eastern catering at a reasonable price?”
This rental is located on Hobart Street, NW in Mount Pleasant. The Craigslist ad says:
“1br – 600ft2 – Cute basement apt in Mount Pleasant! ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED!
Cute basement unit in Mount Pleasant! The unit is located on a quiet treelined street with amazing walkability. Just a 7 minute walk to Columbia Heights Metro, the 16th St Bus line and easy access to Rock Creek Park. SO many stores within walking distance, Target, Best Buy, Marshalls, Bed Bath and Beyond and so many more! Elle’s restaurant, Purple Batch, Beau Thai and Pear Plum Cafe are just a few of the MANY restaurants near by! Adams Morgan is only 10 minutes away with amazing nightlife and restaurants galore!
Property highlights: (more…)