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“I’ve got a CoHi rowhouse with typical postage stamp-sized backyard (maybe 12′ x 10′?), which I’d like to rehabilitate with a low maintenance, eco-friendly makeover: remove existing brick and grass combo and replace it with permeable pavers. Adequate drainage is key, so I figure some topsoil and bricks have to come out, with crushed stone/sand/pavers coming in and layered properly. Here’s the rub: everything has to come in and out through the front door, as there’s no alley access. Has anyone tackled a project like this? If so, recommendation for a contractor (I definitely don’t want to tackle this DIY)? And how long would it take to complete, start to finish? Cost?”
“Has anyone had a mini-split ductless air conditioning system installed? I know this topic has been on the forum before (and featured on the front page) but I haven’t seen any recommendations from anyone that has actually had the system installed. I have a relatively small attached rowhouse (1040 sq. feet) with no ductwork. Anyone have a similar house that has had a mini-split ductless installed and can recommend a reasonably priced and reliable company?”
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photo by jwhokie From AlertDC: “The Naval Air Force Atlantic will conduct a military aircraft flyover in the NCR over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 26,…
photo by Lee M.. You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…
From Atlas (tickets here): “From 12- 5pm, enjoy all beers for $5, a variety of food trucks, live music, and a dunk tank with proceeds going to charity. Your $20…
Thanks to Terry for sending this boat I mean beaut!
District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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Independence permeates every step of the immigrant journey. It may have motivated the move or could be a result of it, but regardless, self-discovery is inextricably tied to the experience.
In this storytelling night, just days after Nigeria’s Independence Day,