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The 5pm Post

Based on yesterday’s comments – welcome a new PoP feature, The 5pm Post. It’ll change every week and per your suggestions will be a mix of philanthropic or simply fun things to do as well as random unique DC features. It’ll be a bit of a hodgepodge but if you have any suggestions or photos capturing DC pride please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com

Unfortunately, I’m gonna kick this off with a bit of sad news: A reader sends in word that there was an armed robbery at French’s Dry Cleaner, 3706 14th St NW, August 9.

“Dear PoP,

Are you interested in doing a little blurb on this business and encouraging people to use French’s for their dry cleaning and tailoring this week? I’d like to launch a one week campaign to show community support.”

So if you need some drycleaning/tailoring and live in the area, it would be a nice gesture to stop by French’s (right near Red Derby).

For those looking for fun philanthropic fundraiser happy hour – this is a good one in Adams Morgan:

City at Peace DC uses the performing arts to develop the skills, talents, and confidence of young people to promote cross-cultural understanding, conflict resolution, and violence prevention. For the last 15 years, this award-winning program has worked with more than 1,000 young people to build trusting relationships, achieve artistic excellence, and create lasting change in the lives of participants, their families, their schools, and their communities.

City at Peace’s programming is thriving despite the fiscal challenges facing our country. (Just this week we are teaming up with with Metro Teen AIDS and Mayor Fenty’s 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program for a city-wide street theatre tour.) Our books, however, are hurting. To keep City at Peace thriving, we must raise $25,000 by September 1. JOIN US for a special fundraising event featuring City at Peace cast, staff, and board members.

When: August 10, 2010 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Angles Bar and Billiards (2339 18th Street, NW)

What: City at Peace celebration

Why: Because City at Peace needs you and YOU need a City at Peace

Snacks will be provided. All drinks are 1$ off all night Adams Morgan’s
best hamburgers and pulled pork sandwiches are 2 for 1.

DC needs City at Peace. In 2008, nearly 4,500 DC youths were arrested for criminal activity and 92% of deaths of residents aged 10-24 were caused by homicide. DC’s high-school graduation rate is less than 50%. City at Peace participants are less likely to be caught up in violent crime, are more likely to graduate high school and to attend college. They also consistently report choosing career paths that, but for the program, they would not have considered within reach.

Nationals Fans after the jump (I can’t believe it but I’m going to my first game of the season tonight! And if you lost your pet bunny check a photo and location after the jump.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tyrannous

“Dear PoP,

This cute black bunny with a white front paw has been hanging around 509 Webster St, NW for about a week. It doesn’t seem to be afraid of humans or dogs, so we figured it might be an escaped pet.

Can you post to see if anyone is missing a bunny?”

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