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“The public will be able to experience “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” July 19 and 20 from viewing areas on the National Mall in front of the Smithsonian Castle between Ninth and 12th streets. The viewing area will be outfitted with full sound, projection screens and a 40-foot-wide recreation of the famous Kennedy Space Center countdown clock. The free show will run three times on both nights-9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. More information about the viewing area and show times can be found here, or text Apollo50GO to 888777 for live updates the day of the show.”

Thanks also to JJ for sharing some shots from last night: Read More


via google maps

From MPD around 3:30am:

“The Third District is a investing a shooting in the 1100 block of U Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the body. Officers and detectives continue to investigate on scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

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From the Nationals:

“Today, the Washington Nationals launched the Kids Eat Free program, a brand-new initiative that will offer complimentary meals for children ages 12 and under beginning with the July 22nd game against the Colorado Rockies and running through the Labor Day game vs. the New York Mets. The Nationals are the first Major League team to offer free meals to all young fans at every home game. Read More


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.

Say hello to beautiful Poppy! At 12 years young, this fluffy sweetheart was surrendered to a shelter following the death of her person. She has been treated for her medical concerns including dental cleaning and heart disease, for which she is on medication to help her continue to have a great life. With treatment, Poppy has flourished! She shows no signs of slowing down now. If you are looking for a gentle dog that loves to be carried around, is loyal and small, this 6.5-pound sweetheart is ready to furnish you with all the love and devotion she can muster! How can you resist this easy going girl who gets along great with other dogs, cats, and older kids? You can’t! Find out more and apply to adopt Poppy today!

Meet Sabrina! This adorable Grey Tabby will be 4 years old in August, and the birthday gift she wants most is a home of her own where she can flop over for a good petting or brushing. Sabrina would love to lay in front of the window and watch the birds, or just enjoy a cat nap in the sun! She is such a great indoor girl who is quiet and loves her home life. Sabrina gets along with other cats, dogs and older kids. Won’t you give this birthday girl the best present of all? A home!! Find out more about this sweet girl and apply for Sabrina today!


Volunteer PSA – Our extreme heat presents danger to our pets as well as people. Find out more about how to keep your pet safe here. If you see an animal in distress due to heat, please contact your local animal control immediately. DC Animal Control / HLE is available 24 hours at (202) 576-6664. In Montgomery County, call 911 for animal-related emergencies, including heat emergencies. In Arlington, contact 703-931-9241.


Jelani White reflects on his time spent in Rock Creek Park growing up in Washington, DC. Photo credit: Rock Creek Conservancy | Katy Cain

“Sometimes, I say to myself that I must have been born in the wrong geographical setting. My circumstances would tell anyone that I’m a city boy, but my mental focus says that I am, in essence, a kid of the wilderness and high mountain tops. Growing up, Rock Creek provided the wilderness I needed.”

For the fifth summer in a row, Rock Creek Conservancy is cultivating the next generation of environmental stewards through Rock Creek Conservation Corps (RC3)! This program employs DC high school students from communities underrepresented in conservation to work. These students work with Rock Creek Conservancy to complete critical conservation projects in nearby nature throughout the Rock Creek watershed. This is RC3’s first summer in partnership with  DC’s Mayor Marion S. Berry Summer Youth Employment Program.

Over the past four summers, 120 crew members have graduated from RC3, leaving our favorite park better than they found it. From installing green infrastructure to removing invasive plants, these hard-working young people do it all, and they do it for Rock Creek.

For some RC3 crew members, the program provides a quick foray into conservation and a productive and fun way to spend the summer. For others, it sparks a passion for taking care of the environment. RC3 crew member Jelani White is an excellent example of the latter.

Jelani first attended RC3 in 2016 as a high school junior at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School and is now pursuing a four-year degree in Environmental Science from Tuskegee University. Even though he’s getting his education in Alabama, he keeps coming home to Rock Creek Park. This summer is his fourth year as an RC3 crew member.

We wanted to learn what encourages him to come back year after year, so we visited his RC3 crew in the field and asked him some questions! Read our interview below to learn more.  Read More


A reader reports around 1:45pm: “Shooting between 8 and 7nw on t street

Update: “They also tapped off the entrance to the Shaw metro all the way down to T street blocking off the 7th flats entrance”

From WMATA: “UPDATED: Yellow/Green Line Alert: Shaw-Howard’s 7th St entrance is closed due to a police investigation. The 8th St entrance remains open.”

Update from Metro Transit Police:

“Shaw-Howard (1/3): Approx 1:08 p.m., MTPD & MPD responded for report of gunshots at the station. Confirmed shooting occurred on platform following argument btwn individuals believed to be known to each other. One victim transported w/ non-life-threatening injury.

Shaw-Howard (2/3): [continued] Two suspects exited station at 8/R sts NW heading southbound. Lookout: (1) B/M, late teens/early 20s, black shirt w/vertical stripe down left front, jeans, white sneakers… (2) B/M, white t-shirt, blue jeans, gray shoes. CALL 911 if seen.

Shaw-Howard (3/3): [continued] The station remains open and trains are running normally; however, the 7th & S Street entrance is closed due to police investigation. Use 8/R entrance instead, or U Street Station at 10/U.”


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