Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
From the Funkiest:
“The DC Department of Funk is excited to announce the updated Funk Parade app for iOS and Android!
Check schedules, navigate the event, discover bands and more using the free downloadable app, developed and by the #funkpowered creative minds at Deloitte Digital.
Now festival goers have a simple way to figure out who is playing where and when, while also discovering new and talented up and coming local artists at the same time.
APP FEATURES INCLUDE:
• Schedule of Events–see who’s playing and when
• Map–follow the parade route and locate stages
• Explore Artists–get to know and connect with artists
• Featured Playlist–listen and discover over 60 tracks from the performing artists”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Lydia Polimeni
“It’s not always easy remembering which items are recyclable, which items require scheduling a bulk pick-up, and which items are considered household hazardous waste. To take the guesswork out of waste disposal and recycling, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has created a new web app that allows residents to type in almost any item they can think of, after which they will be provided with information on how that item should be properly disposed of, recycled, reused or composted in the District.
“Since the web app first launched on April 10, more than 3,400 items have been searched,” said DPW Director Chris Shorter. “We recognize that people lead busy lives and that remembering what goes where may not be top of mind. That’s the beauty of this app–when you’re unsure, just ask the app.”
If an item isn’t available in the app, residents may suggest new items through the online tool. At the suggestion of residents, DPW has already added several items, including wine corks, electric toothbrushes, and frozen food bags. Of the items that have been searched, here are the top 5:
- Disposable batteries
- Plastic bags
- Pizza boxes
- Paper cups
- Plastic take-out containers
In addition to the app, DPW added a new recycling game for children on the District’s Zero Waste website. The game teaches kids how to properly sort common household items, such as milk cartons, by giving them five options: recycling bin, trash bin, bulk pick-up,* Fort Totten Transfer Station, or a composting food waste drop-off. Once the item is properly placed, the player advances to the next level.
As a reminder, information about waste, recycling, composting, and much more is available on the District’s Zero Waste website. The Zero Waste website was created in 2017 as a one-stop resource for DC residents, businesses, and visitors.
*DPW collects large, bulky items by appointment from residential households that receive DPW trash collection service. To make an appointment, please call the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311 or visit www.311.dc.gov.”
From ANXO (711 Kennedy Street, NW): “CELEBRATE WOMEN’S MONTH AT BRIGHTWOOD PIZZA! For the entire month of March we are celebrating women and raising money for the DC Abortion Fund….
And thanks to Helder Gil for sending our favorite, oft featured, old taxi. Sweet City Ride is made possible by readers like you!
Thanks to Pia for sending this “Beautiful Vintage Ford truck” Sweet City Ride is made possible by readers like you!
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…
Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.
Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.
Want to get a head start on your spring cleaning? Use Well-Paid Maids, the DC area’s only certified living-wage home cleaning service. Well-Paid Maids pays all of its staff at least $24 per hour and provides a full benefits package including:
• Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
• 100% employer-paid commuting costs
The 2024 DC Environmental Film Festival begins Thursday, March 21, at 7pm with the US Premiere screening of ANTARCTICA CALLING from Academy Award-winning director Luc Jacquet.
The Festival will continue through Saturday, March 30, offering dozens of screenings at venues