“Syria Fest, Pennsylvania Ave NW between 12th and 14th Streets NW
Sunday, September 3
Food . Music . Art . Dance . Culture
Join us for the First-Ever Annual Syria Fest, an immersive outdoor cultural festival in the nation’s capital that promises a journey into Syria that you will never forget.”
courtesy Supreme Core Cider
From a press release:
“Supreme Core Craft Cider, Washington, DC’s newest cidery, announces the release of its Micawber unfiltered dry cider. Micawber, Supreme Core’s first release, is an unfiltered cider made with 100% Virginia apples and an English ale yeast to provide a clean, unique drinking experience. Carefully selected blends of regional apples – locally pressed and fermented in Washington, DC with craft beer sensibilities in mind – is the hallmark of Supreme Core’s ciders. Co-founders Will Sullivan and Kyle Crosby plan to open their facility and tasting room in the Arboretum neighborhood later this fall, but for now, Micawber will be available at Glen’s Garden Market’s Dupont Circle and Shaw locations beginning September 10. (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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.
Looking for a new furry friend AND a way to help animals affected by Tropical Storm Harvey? Consider adopting from Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation this weekend!
We are having our annual Mega Adoptorama on Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 at the PetSmart in Falls Church. There will be dozens of kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs looking for their forever homes — along with a bake sale and kitten shower! For every animal who finds a forever home this weekend, resources and space will open up for us to provide refuge for an animal displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey.
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation initially committed to taking in 20 dogs from San Antonio Pets Alive. Although we are out of space at our own shelter, we are paying to board these pups at a local facility while we set them up for adoption. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community to our Harvey Fundraiser, however, we have raised the funds needed not only to board the original 20 dogs, but also to take in even more animals as an Emergency Placement Partner of the Humane Society of the US. The more animals we adopt out this weekend, the more we can save!
Please stop by to meet some of our adoptable animals, pick up a scrumptious homemade treat from our bake sale, and make a donation to help us support animals in need!
Below are two of the great animals you can look forward to meeting this weekend!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns
“Metro today announced the completion of a major escalator replacement project at U Street Station. On Friday, the 13th Street entrance will reopen with two brand-new escalators in service.
The project, originally scheduled to take six months was completed a month ahead of schedule. (more…)
This rental is located at 3201 Adams Mill Road, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1950 / 1br – 750ft2 – Modern & Clean Basement Apartment in Historic Mt. Pleasant
Renovated one bedroom English basement apartment available NOW. Private entrance – located in a corner row home in Mt. Pleasant, steps away from the Zoo and Rock Creek Park trails. On the H4 bus line connecting between Columbia Heights Metro and Cleveland Park Metro stops. Also walking distance to Adams Morgan. Un-zoned street parking plentiful. Washer and Dryer inside unit as well as a full bathroom with tub. Open-concept kitchen with beautiful Carrera marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Built in office area & lots of closet/storage space too! (more…)
My wife and I are new to the Capitol Hill area and last night around 7:00 PM, our dog slipped out of our house near Lincoln Park. She was last seen near C-8th St, and we received a report of seeing her near Florida-8th later that evening.
She is a 10-lb mini Australian Shepherd with white and orange markings. Her name is Sasha, and she is EXTREMELY shy and will only come to my wife so if anyone sees her, please call Whitney at (434) 981-1218 ASAP with the location. If unable to reach her, please call Matt at (703) 587 5277.”
Ed. Note: We spoke about DC Taxis “eliminating outdated traditional meters” by August 31 back in May.
“I am the owner of bay cab. This story was an account of a passenger that took a cab using my system. I am not sure of the specifics that involved the passenger. I have reached out to the passenger via email and secure message from square both. I have issued a full and entire refund to the passenger. I have asked the passenger to give me a call personally so that i could understand the event that took place to ensure that this mistake will never happen again. The success of this system is very very important to me.”
The DC taxi commission seems to be in the process of allowing cab drivers to use tablet-based “taxi meter” apps instead of normal taxi meters. Naturally some cab drivers are using this opportunity to scam their customers. My cabbie today put a 25% tip on my bill without being asked and got agitated when I wanted to get my emailed receipt instead of a paper receipt. Here’s why – beyond the sneaky 25% tip, the distance of my ride from the Pret on M street to the Parker Flats condos at 2nd and Elm supposedly took 2.6 miles according to this “taxi meter.” The distance on google maps is 1.9 miles for this same trip, and looking closely at the email receipt it appears that a section was “tracked” as having looped around (between 6th and New Jersey) even though we took a straight route up Rhode Island Avenue. See the screenshot of the receipt – very clearly this is a 1.9 mile route, but just as clearly this app measured it to be 2.6 miles.
Of course there’s essentially no recourse since this is a DC cab; it’s not worth my time to try to contest a tiny overcharge, so I’ll just suck it up and go back to using Uber for everything – at least Uber is easy to get a refund from if a driver tries to scam you. Big thumbs down to letting cabbies use random apps to measure distances, and strongly recommend your readers get email receipts and check the mileages if they must use “regulated” cabs instead of ride services.”
Well, this is quite the eyesore.
Calico in Blagden Alley. I have no doubt it will end up better than expected with Edit Lab (Streetsense) behind the design, but a 20 foot wooden fence in Blagden Alley looks very out of place. They could have done better.”
While a majority of DC residents are already undergoing the mass exodus for Labor Day Weekend, those who are staying in the District get to enjoy a couple days of easy parking, less traffic and also less busy open houses. While there aren’t quite as many this weekend due to the holiday, For the entire list click here.
1702 Lamont Street NW
Agent: Jacob Wysor
Open Sunday 1-4PM
List Price: $1,295,000
This Mount Pleasant home was PoPville’s GDoN earlier this week and now we’re even more intrigued to take a look in person.
2179 Half Moon Place NE
Agent: Steve Gaich
Open Saturday 2-4PM
Open Sunday 2-4PM
List Price: $575,000
Originally listed at the beginning of the summer, this Woodridge home is now relisted and advertising a $10k closing credit.
This house is located at 5219 5th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:
“Investor Special! Estate Sale. Selling As-Is. Needs full renovation. Currently occupied. DO NOT DISTURB the occupants. Listing agent must accompany for showings. Check open house schedule for available times to view.”
You can see more photos here.
Ed. Note: I’m really at a loss for why they would include so many photos of the interior that are clearly not good. As the home is currently occupied, this whole listing is just very very sad.
This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $399,000.