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by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 5:05 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Katie Yaeger Rotramel

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by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

From an email:

“The 5th annual Mount Pleasant House and Garden Tour is April 21st. Tour from 2-5, cocktail reception from 5-7.

This year, the tour will also incorporate a wine tasting at Irving Liquors, one of our sponsors. Visit between 2-5, and they will donate 10% of all tasting sales.

Please join us, and please SPREAD THE WORD! It’s a great way to meet neighbors, find home inspiration, and enjoy a spring day…. all while supporting the local school.

All proceeds benefit Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood school, Bancroft. Bancroft Elementary is a Title 1, dual-language Spanish/English model DCPS school. The Bancroft PTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit, organized to provide and support programming and services to the students, families, and teachers at Bancroft ES.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


via Zillow

“Dear PoPville,

My friend found this somehow, and in the wake of the amazing Detroit post, I thought you may enjoy.

So many questions.”

So many questions indeed. Check out the full listing here:

“5306 Nagami Dr, Windermere, FL

Spectacular Magical Fireworks view nightly, Almost every room has a Magical Theme, Lake front, Expansive corner lot, 7 Bedrooms with 2 Master suites, Extra large Game room, Extended 3 1/2 Car Garage plus workshop”

You can see all the photos here. It’s yours for $888,000.

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone have any recommendations of condo property managers for a building under 20 units? We have minimal common spaces, and are most interested in finding a company that can help us navigate the turnover from the developer.”

And another reader writes:

“I am looking for a good contractor / handyman to install a built-in microwave. I hope to avoid having to do a blind search on yelp or other listings.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix 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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.

“Hello friends! Say hello to Moochie, an approximately 2-to-3-year-old kitty found outside wandering around by herself, in heat. She’s been to the vet to be spayed and is now ready for her forever, indoor, comfy home. Moochie has a sweet purrsonality and a gentle disposition. She’s affectionate and LOVES people, but does not enjoy the company of other cats (can you say diva, Moochie?) so her ideal home won’t have other kitties in it. Moochie has a pretty, light-colored coat in what you could call spice colors, with short, silky fur, green eyes, and the “M” for Moochie on her forehead! She is very loving with volunteers and will do well in a calm home. She’s old enough to be past the kitten stage, but young enough to be a lot of fun! Please go here to find out more about adopting Moochie, or email [email protected]

Meet Murphy. This handsome boy was taken in by his foster dad when he lost his home. He is a gentle, sweet soul, who is great with kids, and has lived with kids his whole life. He’s a little shy and more submissive by nature, loves to snuggle, and is very laid back inside the home. Murphy loves other dogs and really needs a pup buddy in his home to keep him company. He likes to play, but he’s not a rough and tumble player. He lived with 2 small dogs in his prior home, and is very respectful interacting with friends who aren’t his size. Murphy is the perfect age at 3.5 to 4 years old. He has great house manners, he’s potty trained and calm inside the home, but is always up for a walk or playtime. He is not a fan of the crate, an issue that can probably be worked through, but he’s so good inside the home that his foster dad trusts him to have free roam when he leaves. He’s not destructive and gets along well with the other 3 dogs in his foster home, but is not good with cats. Find out more about and apply to adopt Murphy here.

“Hello, everyone! Meet Paolo (on the left) and Matteo (on the right)! They are a devastatingly handsome pair of 6 month old kittens who were rescued from the cold outdoors at just 5 weeks old, and currently in foster care through the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA). These gorgeous boys are ready to find their forever home now, and would be the happiest kittens in the world if adopted together (HRA will adopt them out for just one adoption fee!) Paolo and Matteo are brothers and best friends, but with very different personalities. Paolo is an energetic and playful one-eyed kitten. He can make anything and everything into a toy, and he is not afraid to wake Matteo up from a nap for a good old-fashioned wrestling match. Paolo is also an incredibly social kitty and enjoys the attention of felines and humans alike. He’ll follow you around, greet you when you come home, and at the end of the day he’ll be ready to snuggle in your lap or curl up with you in bed. Having only one eye doesn’t slow him down a bit, and what he lacks in eyes, he makes up for in heart. Matteo is the baby of this duo. He loves being held and adored, and his favorite place to be is in your lap. Matteo is the reigning champ of purring in his age group, and he’ll gladly show off his skills. He purrs when he eats, when he sleeps, when he plays, when he cuddles on laps…whenever! He is a truly carefree kitten who shows his appreciation of life through purring. While his favorite activities are definitely snuggling and purring, he is also a typical kitten who likes to play and wrestle when the mood strikes him. If you are interested in adopting these adorable guys, please contact their foster mom Casey, at [email protected], check them out on HRA’s website, here and here, AND follow our adventures on Instagram, @capcitycats!”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Marissa Dimino

“Dear PoPville,

We are a married couple looking to rent a place for the summer while we renovate our house, but every building seems to have a breed restriction. Our dog is sweet and docile, but he is a pitbull mix. If you or anyone in the Popville community can connect us with a 4-month rental/sublet that is pitbull-friendly, we would be very grateful.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1754 S Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1545 / 450ft2 – Large Studio | Great Closet Space | Fireplace | Great Natural Light

The Pickwick Building
1754 S St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Conveniently located at the corner of 18th and S Street NW, the Pickwick Apartments consists of 11 apartments in an attractive 3-story building. Stepping outside your door will take you to the numerous shops, restaurants, nightlife of DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan.

A spacious studio apartment is available May 8th and features: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

Thanks to Ellen for sending:

“This is Ms. Keesha, the lovely crossing guard at Garrison Elementary on 13th St NW. She goes above and beyond every day to make sure the kids and families at the school feel welcome and safe. But even more than that, she’s a community builder. Her enthusiasm is contagious! She engages with everyone, dog walkers, bikers, and neighbors, even those of us without any ties to the school. Commuters will toot a hello as they drive by. Even my dog, who mostly keeps his distance from people, will bound across the crosswalk to get to her. We miss her on the days we don’t see her! She deserves a big shout-out to show how much the community appreciates her!”

Your turn! If you have a fantastic crossing guard please take a photo include a few sentences of why S/He is so great. And include what neighborhood you are in. Thanks! [email protected]

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0


via google maps

A reader reports:

“I witnessed a hit and run accident at around 9:25 this morning at the corner of North Capital and Channing (not sure of the cross street, but it was around there). I was a few lanes away from the crash, in no position to stop, but I saw a car speed away from the scene (I’m not clear he was even at fault in the accident) and saw it was a black sporty Chevrolet with a license plate ending in 8085. I tried to follow the car to get the full plate, but he was going faster than I wanted and traffic didn’t allow me to catch up. I called MPD but they didn’t seem especially interested. No pedestrians or bikers were involved, just cars.

Hope no one was badly hurt but perhaps this information is useful to some one.”

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