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“The National Park Service will drain the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool starting Sunday, June 11 for cleaning and treatment of a water-borne parasite that has affected the local duck population. The pool should be refilled and operational again on Monday, June 19.
Beginning May 20 and 21, approximately 80 ducklings have been found deceased in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Necropsy performed on the ducks by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center suggests the cause of death was high levels of parasites that develop and grow in snails that live in the pool. Chemical treatments alone are not sufficient to fully reduce the parasite and snail population, so the pool must be drained and cleaned. (more…)
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Check out the new menu here: Sotto Dinner Menu (PDF)
From a press release:
“Sotto (1610 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009; www.sottodc.com; (202) 545-3459; @SottoDC) Mindful Restaurant Group’s soulful subterranean restaurant and live music venue situated on Washington DC’s bustling 14th Street is thrilled to announce the debut of its new menus and revamped dining room connecting music with creative cuisine.
Photo by Rey Lopez
Discreetly tucked under Mindful Restaurant Group’s sister restaurant Ghibellina, hidden gem Sotto originally opened in March 2015, and over the last 2 years has become a popular stop on the busy 14th street strip thanks to its sleek and stylish setting, creative cocktail program, and diverse line-up of local musicians. With the launch of the new menu and dining room refresh, Sotto looks forward becoming one of the most sought after spaces to enjoy a vibrant dining experience while listening to live music. (more…)
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. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.
Oye, ¿como va? Santana is a “Black Magic Woman” looking to put a smooth spell of love and affection on her future humans! This fabulous feline is 8 years young and full of personality! She likes to watch the world go by outside the window, then come over for chin scratches and to make a cushion out of your laptop.
She has a very cute little meow and will reward your attention with a quiet, soothing purr and a loving gaze with her striking emerald green eyes. To meet Santana, please contact Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation: email@example.com.”
Cana is a beautiful pibble looking for a patient family to help her feel safe. This sensitive sweetie is very shy in new situations, but you can tell from her soft eyes that she is all love. She warms up with a gentle approach and some loving patience so for the right person she is ready to be your everything. Cana is looking for a home without cats or other small animals and with another dog her size or larger. She would prefer a home with adults where someone is home a lot. Once she trusts you, Cana will be a fabulous companion who loves to snuggle and play. She just needs someone to give her a chance and she’s hoping it will be you!
To meet Cana, please contact Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org”
What’s the correct way to abbreviate District of Columbia? Is it D.C. Or DC?
A friend of mine says that she was told at her office to drop the periods between the letters in official documentation and correspondence. Is that correct? Are there certain incidents where you would use D.C. vs DC and vice versa?”
This rental is located at 15th and Girard St, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$3350 / 2br – 1017ft2 – 2 Bedroom Columbia Heights Condo, Furnished Option (15th and Girard NW)
Newly renovated spacious 2 bedroom and one bathroom condo in beautiful Columbia Heights with open floorplan $3350/month.
In 8 unit boutique condo building with new appliances, washer/dryer, and balcony. Great natural light and designer finishes. 3 blocks from Columbia Heights Metro. 1017 square feet, not including outside space. Pets allowed case by case. (more…)
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I’m hosting a group of my friends in DC for 4th of July weekend and am wondering what I should include on the itinerary. It will be about 10 of us total, most of whom have never spent time in DC before. They’ll be here from Friday until Tuesday so I’m trying to figure out what to plan for such a large group other than a lot of eating and drinking along with some of the Smithsonians. Any and all recommendations would be appreciated!!”
Thanks to Hadas for sending:
“Brick is being laid down instead of the old grass – I wonder when there will be more actual pups there!”
previously 2100 Vermont Ave, NW at V Street
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“Detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department announce that two arrests have been made in connection with an Assault with Intent to Kill (Car) Offense that occurred on June 8, 2017, at approximately 8:58 pm in the 2400 block of 18th Street Northwest.
At the listed time and location, the suspect’s vehicle was observed driving at a high rate of speed, striking two MPD officers assigned to bicycle patrol. The suspect continued driving, striking a DDOT Traffic Control Officer. The suspect’s vehicle came to rest after striking an unoccupied vehicle.
The two injured officers were transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The DDOT employee was also transported to an area hospital, treated and released.
Arrested at the scene were 22-year old Brandon Lord Figures-Mormon of Disputanta, VA, who is charged with Assault With Intent to Kill and Possession of Unregistered Firearm, and 23-year old Dwayne Nicholas Taylor of Prince George, VA, who is charged with Possession of Unregistered Firearm.“
Thanks to Matt for sending: “Yikes! Closure at Thai Xing. Hopefully they open again soon.” Can anyone find the health report? I saw some disturbing video on a Facebook post and I think, if you saw it, you’d agree this was a good thing while the restaurant is treated. These are great people and so many restaurants have these issues – also hoping they are able to reopen again soon!