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by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

From an email:

“In a tradition that spans 8 mayors, 8 presidents, and over 46 feet of snowfall, LCCA will host its 39th Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 3, from 1:00 to 5:00pm. This self-guided tour will take participants through 10 exciting interiors, feature in-house musicians and street carolers, as well as the always-warming Wassail Reception hosted at Studio Theatre. Advance tickets may be purchased here or at logancircle.org for $30; day-of tickets will be available at Studio Theatre for $35. Please join in what has become a District favorite!”

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville,

This post yesterday brought out some very compassionate commenters: I am curious if any of your readers have an suggestions on a recent development in my neighborhood.

About two weeks ago two different cars with out-of-DC plates showed up and have not left. It appears people are living in both vehicles, but I have no reason to believe the two vehicles or people in them are related.

I’m not ok with people living in their cars on my residential street for myriad reasons stemming from both selfishness and concern for other humans. I assume that all goes without saying.

This is in the immediate neighborhood of SOME’s meals facility. I have reached out to both SOME and the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (referenced and linked on the DHS webpage about temporary shelter), but I have not received any response from either. My next step is to contact the Ward 5 councilmember’s office.

Understanding two caveats — I am not comfortable approaching any of these individuals personally and can we please not talk about Republic Cantina — what would PoPville suggest?”

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD at 3:14pm:

“Reports of an #ActiveShooter in the 1400 blk of I St, NW. Shelter in place. MPD is responding.”

Stay tuned for updates:


“Update: this is an unconfirmed report of an #activeshooter. #MPD is on scene working to clear the building. No victims located as this time.

“Police Activity: 1400 I St NW [One Way] Expect Street Closures Follow MPD Direction”

FINAL UPDATE: reports of an active shooter in the 1400 block of I St, NW are unfounded. The scene is safe and in the process of being cleared.

Reader reports:

“Turned out to be a nerf gun! Source: my office is in 1400 I St”

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 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.

“Hi, everybody! I’m Lucky Luna, and I’m excited to find a wonderful fur-ever home in time for the holidays! I’m a petite, soft 8-month-old girl, with beautiful green eyes and cool markings! Sadly, I was given up by my family as I wasn’t fitting in, but since I’m so young, I’m ready to adjust to my new queendom! We torties are known for our unique and pronounced personalities. There’s even a term for this: TORTITUDE! I have it, don’t you worry. I am a curious, chatty and determined little girl who wants a special relationship with my person. I’d be happy as your “one and only” or with another accepting pet who won’t be threatened by my presence and won’t resent me. Find out more about me and apply to adopt me here, or send an email to [email protected]

Hello there! This is Ruth, a 3-year-old Labrador Retriever mix on her way to DC to find her new family, thanks to Lucky Dog Rescue! Ruth is past the puppy shenanigans stage, but will still need regular exercise to stay happy and healthy! Ruth is looking forward to hiking through fall leaves, checking out the dog park, and maybe even becoming your running partner. She’s probably great at fetch, too, and she’s definitely good at snuggles! Ruth is heartworm positive. Please consider adding this goofy and wonderful pup to your family! More information about Ruth can be found at Lucky Dog’s website, where you can also apply to adopt her!

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division seeks the public’s assistance in reference to a Cold Case Kidnapping offense that occurred on December 2, 1983, at the bus station, in the 1200 block of New York Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Friday, December 2, 1983, an infant, who was three months old at the time of the offense, was kidnapped from her mother who was in transit at the bus station in the 1200 block of New York Avenue, Northwest.

The suspect in this case identified herself as Latoya, but could also go by Rene or Rene Latoya.

Additionally, the following is a possible description of the suspect: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

Adam writes:

“Bruegger’s employee told me this morning that all DC stores are closing on December 10. Guessing it has to do with Caribou acquiring Bruegger’s back in August? But they’re shutting down completely, according to the cashier.

Caught me by surprise. Now I have to petition Bethesda Bagels to open a location there.”

Bruegger’s D.C. locations were at 2334 Wisconsin Ave, NW; 2101 L Street, NW and 505 9th Street, NW. Stay tuned.

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 1811 S Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:


Our apartment homes at 1811 S Street, NW are conveniently located within easy walking distance to the Dupont Metro station and the Shops, Restaurants, and Night life of Adams Morgan. This is a great urban location offering a generously sized studio apartment.

Rent includes heat and hot water.

* Wonderful studio, very spacious
* Recently renovated kitchen
* Convenient on-site laundry facilities”

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

770 Kenyon Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending just before 1pm. Back in May the Washington Post reported:

“About 80 percent of the 35 teachers, librarians and social workers at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School at Chavez Prep Middle School in Northwest signed a petition to ask the school’s administration to recognize their union, the D.C. Alliance for Charter School Teachers and Staff at Chavez Prep.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Thanks for your previous coverage of the One Medical/Blue Cross Blue Shield debacle. I’m a government employee who has been using One Medical for years now and I don’t plan to switch providers, which means I need to find new insurance. I’m wondering if any of your other readers are experiencing the same problem and have recommendations for alternative coverage that is accepted by One Medical. I’ve been looking at plan brochures for the last couple of hours and I’m starting to drive myself crazy trying to compare all the available plans. Any advice or insight from other readers would be appreciated. Thanks!”

Thanks to Liz for sending me the above message she received this morning from Medical One.

Emily notes: “half of my office is scrambling to get a new provider”


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