by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 5:05 pm 0

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by PoP Sponsor January 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm 0

The weekend is here and so is this list of featured events for Saturday and Sunday, as submitted to our event calendar.

Fire & Ice Festival at The Wharf

Saturday, January 19 from 2-5 p.m.

The Wharf, 101 District Square

Join The Wharf for the second annual Fire & Ice Festival on District Pier.

Enjoy whisky sampling stations, fire twirlers, ice shuffleboard, ice luge and an ice sculptor while a DJ turns up the heat!

Be sure to stop by the WAFF Ice House between 12-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 to support the Washington Area Fuel Fund to raise funds to keep our neighbors warm this winter. Sit in the House, get your “Bring the Heat” thermal photo and more!

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm 0

2467 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a couple readers for sending:

“Just received an email from a commercial broker saying the building on 18th where Idle Time Books is located just sold, dunno what that means for the business but thought you’d like to know.”

In December the Washington Post reported the upcoming sale of the building and business to real estate executive Scott Spector:

“In November, after years of rejecting potential buyers who preferred her real estate to her first-edition copies of Jack Kerouac novels, [Idle Time owner Val] Morgan found what she considered an appropriate suitor — “the bookstore savior,” as she refers to him, bursting into a raspy laugh.

Spector, in a telephone interview, said he’s contemplating myriad changes, including selling new books along with the used, opening a cafe in the shop, and creating space for readings, lectures and community meetings.”


by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 3:35 pm 0

via MPD

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division announced an arrest has been made in reference to a Kidnapping offense that occurred on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in the 2800 block of Dumbarton Street, Northwest.

At approximately 4:55 pm, the suspect grabbed a juvenile victim and attempted to lure them away from the listed location. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

On Friday, January 18, 2019, 37-year-old Susanne Purdy, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Kidnapping.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm 0

1515 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From Siren:

“To our great and extended Siren family:

Just a brief and bittersweet note to let you know that Siren by Robert Wiedmaier will be ending service in its present location, the Darcy Hotel, on February 19th.

This is not an end; we want you to know that we will be re-opening the restaurant at another location in the city. We look forward to making that announcement sometime in the Spring. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 3:15 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.

Chickadee is an adorable kitten, who is ready to fly the coop and find her forever home. Chickadee can be a wee bit shy when first meeting new people, but it doesn’t take her long to come around and show everyone just how sweet she can be!

While the other kitties in her foster home can often be found wrestling, Chickadee prefers to hang out with her human or just sit back and observe from the comfort of the cat tree. However if you pull out the red laser light, Chickadee becomes an expert hunter and will scurry around the house chasing after it. She is often fine keeping herself entertained and will gladly chase after her own tail if no one else is up for playing. The thing that Chickadee likes most is to receive lots of love and affection. Her purr box will start going the moment you reach down to pet her and she will nudge you gently with her nose to let you know exactly where she wants the pets. She is more than happy to cuddle up next to you for an afternoon nap or sit right by you while you work on the computer. Chickadee doesn’t need much to be happy other than a little affection. Chickadee is always a perfect house guest, and she uses the litterbox and scratching post correctly. To learn more about this little cutie, email Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation at [email protected]

“Sweet Havana will steal your heart! She would make a great family member to any type of family- active or calm. This girl loves people and is good with the dogs and cats that she has met so far. While on a Dogventure at a volunteer’s house, Havana ignored the resident cats like she couldn’t care less about them or kissed noses with them and moved on!

Although Havana isn’t house trained yet, she seems eager to please her people. She knows sit and leave it really well and occasionally does PAW. In addition, she’s good on leash. Havana had no problem sleeping in a crate all night. Playing with toys, engaging in tug-of-war, and receiving belly rubs are some of her favorite things. But she would love nothing more than to join your family! To learn more about this sweetie, email Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation at [email protected]

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been running into issues CVS, they’ve been very backlogged (~3 weeks) on my medication, and by the time they can get to it, my prescription has already “expired” due to the DC laws, even though they were aware of it and I submitted it with plenty of time. Naturally this has caused some frustration, and while I understand DC laws, I want to make a switch. Does anyone have suggestions for mom and pop pharmacies? I used to use them in my old city and want to make the switch.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user District Shots

“Dear PoPville,

My husband was laid off this morning as a result of the shut down. He is not a federal employee and does not have a federal ID as many contractors have. Unfortunately his private company relies on federal contracts (land management and tree maintenance) and is unable to continue work on those contracts due to the shutdown. As a result they laid off about 10% of their staff this morning and told the remaining staff to expect additional layoffs in the coming weeks if this shut down does not end.

In looking for resources that may be of assistance to us, I have discovered that most of the available resources (community kitchens, financial assistance etc.) require a federal ID. Do you know how others that are furloughed/laid off as a result of the shut down but don’t have a federal ID are accessing these resources?”

Another reader asks:

“I was wondering since you’ve had coverage of the furlough whether you have suggestions on what charities are providing direct aid (food banks, meals, clothing, etc.) to Federal workers and contractors. I’ve been both, and I feel sympathy for the individuals and families suffering through the shutdown.” (more…)


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