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by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 10:05 pm 0

From a press release:

Rock Creek Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, and Montgomery County Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with their annual MLK Weekend of Service, a weekend full of events at 12 sites throughout the Rock Creek watershed. This multi-day volunteer event will address local environmental problems related to litter and invasive plant species while supporting a nationwide effort to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Volunteers will participate in a variety of events designed to bring together local communities to protect and enhance the public lands that surround Rock Creek. Last year, the event mobilized 722 people who removed English ivy from 450 trees to protect Rock Creek’s tree canopy; removed invasive plants such as porcelainberry and wisteria to help native plants thrive; and cleaned up 390 bags of litter that had accumulated in and around Rock Creek and its tributaries.

This will be the fifth year that the Conservancy will host the weekend of service, which leverages the strength of local citizens to help tackle local problems and advance Dr. King’s dream of opportunity for all. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm 0

Thanks to Amy for sending from Foggy Bottom: “On a railing on Pennsylvania Ave. NW!”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From the Nationals:

“Nationals to Host 2018 Racing Presidents Audition on Sunday

Interested candidates still have time to submit their application for the upcoming season!

WHAT: Aspiring Racing Presidents will have a chance to “run for office” during the annual Racing Presidents audition on Sunday, January 14 at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

Candidates looking to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe and Teddy will be invited to the Youth Baseball Academy to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and participate in two races from center field to first base, all in-costume. In addition, each applicant will be required to answer questions from a panel of Nationals entertainment staff members.

Racing President hopefuls still have time to apply for the 2018 season! Those interested can apply online here. Don’t wait to apply! This job posting will close on Wednesday. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0

Awesome news from the NoMa Parks Foundation:

“In 2012, the NoMa Public Realm Design Plan envisioned “art parks” at the four points in the neighborhood where roads pass beneath railroad tracks. In 2014, an international design competition for the L and M street NE underpasses resulted in 248 design entries from teams in 14 different countries. The 10 finalist entries were presented to the NoMa community for input on aesthetic concepts and functionality, resulting in more than 370 public comments on the designs. In 2015, the NoMa Parks Foundation named Thurlow Small Architecture + NIO architecten’s installation Rain as the winning design for M Street, and Future Cities Lab’s installation Lightweave as the winning design for L Street.

Now, after years of planning, fabrication, and hard work, the NPF and the NoMa BID are pleased to announce that all is set to begin the installation of the L and M street NE underpass art parks. Below are some important details about construction work and disruptions to pedestrian and cyclist movement along these spaces over the next couple of months.

Thursday, January 11

  • The sidewalk on the south side of M Street will be completely blocked off with fencing. The fence will not prohibit access to the bike-repair station next to the Metropolitan Branch Trail ramp.
  • (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm 0

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.

“FeFe the Whoodle from Clarendon!”

“Moose of Adams Morgan (@mooseandcowcow) losing their minds over the flying white stuff.”

“Teddy with his Humans Frank and Gene. Living in Brookland!”

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 625 H Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1682 / 399ft2 – Spectacular Studios the last of their kind @ Anthology on H St. N.E.

Luxury Residences With the Vibe of H Street

This is a Studio, 1 Bath

Anthology. It’s a collection of things. Materials, textures, people, experiences, ideas. And here, it’s your collection. When we decided to create Anthology, we wanted to make something that was more than just a place to live. We wanted to create a community that truly reflects the culture of H Street and makes an effort to be part of the neighborhood, from arts to music to food to all the little things that may go unnoticed but make an experience what it is. That, and be a really, really nice place to live.

Features (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Photo by Mr.TinDC

“I’m ready to jump in next year,” said Emily Franc, after Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D/Waterfront Chair Andy Litsky expressed skepticism.

Emily Franc. Photo by David McAuley

Franc introduced herself to the ANC last night (January 8) as the “Anacostia Riverkeeper“, a title she holds as a leader of a non-governmental organization of the same name. She admitted elsewhere that her desire for a swimmable Anacostia next year was a “hope”, and not a solid prediction.
“We’re a year or two away from that,” she said. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm 0

1 Discovery Pl, Silver Spring, MD Photo by PoPville flickr user Brandon Kopp

From a press release:

“Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) announced today plans to relocate its global headquarters from Silver Spring, Maryland, to New York City in 2019. Contingent upon the closing of the company’s acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery also will establish a National Operations Headquarters at Scripps’ current campus in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“The media industry is rapidly evolving, increasingly global, more consumer focused and more multi-platform and Discovery must evolve with it,” said David Zaslav, Discovery’s President and CEO, in announcing the changes first to employees this morning. “The decision to move our global headquarters from its founding home is one we do not make lightly. We remain unwavering in our support of the Maryland and Greater Washington, DC area and we thank the leadership of the State of Maryland, Montgomery County and, most importantly, our employees for their cooperation and understanding as we make this important next step for the long-term success of Discovery.”

New York Global Headquarters (more…)


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