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“Machee Creates (left) at 2021 Park View Holiday Market (photo: Park View Market)”

From an email:

“The Park View Market returns to Hook Hall this December for their third holiday market series. Hosted in partnership with District Bridges, the Park View Holiday Market will feature more than 50 local artisans, makers, and specialty food vendors over the two-day market series. The market will be held at a new day and time this year, from 4-7pm on Sunday, December 4 and 11. Read More

“Oden (“one” in Ukrainian) is a recent transplant from South Carolina who loves bones, things that crinkle, and absolutely everyone he has ever met.”

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.



Motherload is an autobiographical dark comedy about the wounds that accompany complicated mother-daughter relationships and the ways in which deep friendships-in all their crass glory-can heal and uplift. Together, Jenna and Justine work through their shared baggage – around dating, class, and most of all, both the lingering resentment and profound love that they have for their mothers-wild, unruly, and human in their flaws. As Nicole Hertvik remarked in DC Theater Arts, “It is the nuanced blend of comedy and vulnerability that gives Motherload its poignancy…Hall and Hipsky have created something intensely personal and yet very relatable in Motherload. The result is a moving theater experience that may be as cathartic for viewers as it is for the writers.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Wondering if we can find out any information on how the community can help, if it can be cleaned up or repainted, and if there would be a GoFundMe or the like to help with restoring it? Some places are fine to graffiti up, but over an artwork mural like this is definitely not appropriate.”

Ed. Note: The mural has been in this condition since July. At that time the Woodley Park Main Street wrote: Read More


From the Humane Rescue Alliance:

“Get in the holiday spirit by joining the Humane Rescue Alliance for holiday photos with your pet! A photographer will capture festive moments with you and furry friends alongside HRA’s mascot, Wags, at two locations in DC. There’s a $20 suggested donation, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance.” Read More


Thanks to V. for sending from the U Street Metro: “…we decided that it might be electrified or something.”

I’m pretty sure an anvil would come smashing down on your head…


Don’t miss out on this! City Ridge’s First Annual Tree Lighting Festival!

This Saturday, December 3 from 4-8 p.m.

Last chance reminder — Ring in the holidays with City Ridge’s Christmas Tree Lighting Festival! The neighborhood is celebrating its first holiday season by hosting the community with many family friendly activities:

  • Visit with Santa, take a train ride around Ridge Square, join in with carolers and holiday performers
  • Sweets, Local Food and Giveaways: Warm up with delicious bites from King Street Oyster Bar and Fly Pizza. At the Sweets Shoppe, grab a cup of hot chocolate from Tatte Bakery & Cafe or decorate cookies with Wegmans.
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony: Led by NBC4’s Shawn Yancy, the tree lighting ceremony will kick off at 7pm, featuring a performance and sing-along with a local choir.

WHEN: The event will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, with the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 7-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the Great Lawn at the entrance to City Ridge (14 Ridge Square NW), with activities scattered throughout the property. Parking is available on-site.
HOW: Register today!


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