Photo by Miki Jourdan
For the past few months, with both the heat and our working from home, we’ve been noticing a foul, poop-like odor coming from the front yard. It’s overwhelming, and because of it we haven’t been able to enjoy the outdoors. We couldn’t quite figure out what it was; after searching a bit, we discovered that the neighbors had a bag of organic fertilizer in their yard, hidden from our sight, behind the wall we share with them. They’re never next door, and we haven’t ever spoken with them. We know that they’ve rented their basement out in the past because we’ve talked to their tenants (who, since then, have seemingly moved out).
About a month ago, we left a nice note on their porch, asking that they move the bag; they obliged, as the smell went away, but they’ve now returned (the bag and the smell). We convinced ourselves that it couldn’t just be fertilizer, and we had a plumber come out today to see if our sewage was in order. He inspected our system, and he attributed the smell to either animal poop or the fertilizer. He also said it most definitively was coming from their yard. Given that we don’t know these people and don’t know how to contact them beyond leaving notes on their door, what can we do? What should our course of action be? How do we get them to understand that what they see as an innocuous bag of fertilizer is infringing upon us — and how do we do that without escalating this into a tit-for-tat war?“
1648 North Capitol Street, NW courtesy The Pub and the People From an email: “First, last year’s Krampus Pop-Up is BACK this year in our cellar speakeasy, The Side Door….
Thanks Marge for sending this beautiful sighting from the Glen View neighborhood in Silver Spring: “He is apparently not an albino, as his eyes are black, not red or pink.”…
Photo by Olaf Zerbock Ed. Note: If this was you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. “Dear PoPville, A Classical Missed Connection. Last night…
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join metrobar and the team at DC Beer for a taste of 12 holiday brews, all made in the DMV by your favorite local breweries! Your ticket gets you access to the afternoon tasting with 3oz pours of each of