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“Dear PoPville,

I was walking down Lanier Pl to grab coffee at Philz late this morning (Thursday, 10/15 around 1130) when I made eye contact with a very handsome man sitting on the patio with a friend. For a second, I thought it was a dude I’d previously dated (that ghosted me) so I turned around to confirm if it was him — it wasn’t. Basically, both of us ended up doing a double take to make eye contact again. At this point I flashed an inviting smile, alas mask got in the way and the moment was lost! If you are this handsome man and I read the situation correctly, hit me up! (If you are the handsome man and I read it wrong, please do not message me to destroy the fantasy!)”

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“Dear PoPville,

“On Wednesday evening (October 14), a very helpful woman on her bike ride out of the Navy Yard gates stopped as I was walking my own across M Street SE. She asked if she could help with a flat tire and then laughed when I showed her that my bike was fine and I was just having a cargo problem — I bought more than I could safely carry in my bike bag at Blue Jacket and had to walk it home. Always good to find a fan of quality beer, especially if she’s a bike commuter.”

Ed. Note: If this is you, please email [email protected].com so I can put you in touch with OP. PoPville is not affiliated with either party, please proceed with any potential connection at your own risk using caution as you would any online encounter. For those curious about passed missed connections, some have been made and when possibly I’ll try to update when/if more are made.


2179 18th Street, NW. Photo by Joe Flood

“Dear PoPville,

I’d like to hear thoughts on the Adams Morgan tennis courts on 18th street, home of many interpretations given the lack of guidance around the line system.

Are there 2 lines (one for each court)? And if you arrive to play tennis, do you need to pick one court to wait at and hope you picked the faster line?

Or is there one line for both courts? If there’s just one line, where is the best place for the line to form so that people realize there’s a line already. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

After being long time renters in DC we are finally buying a house! Over the years I have seen various posts about security camera rebates, green energy programs, and other helpful tips and tricks for getting the best out of the programs the city has to offer to home owners. Unfortunately a lot of this info is now out of date or scattered around the internet deep in random comment sections. My hope is to start a thread where readers can find all of these helpful tips about these programs in one place. Please share your wisdom!”

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From an email:

“Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets presents the 10th Annual 17th Street Festival, featuring a wide variety of vendors, including artists, makers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, politicians, and kids activities. The community event is free and will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. in the 1500-1600 blocks of 17th Street, NW. Read More

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113 Rhode Island Ave, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

“Dear PoPville,

Help me find someplace to celebrate David Berman’s life and works tonight!?”

From Pitchfork: “David Berman, the poet and songwriter known for his projects Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, has died. Drag City confirmed the news; his cause of death has not been confirmed. He was 52 years old.”

Ed. Note: I feel like Showtime would be a good place to morn but don’t know if they’re doing anything official. Anyone hear of a proper gathering to morn a great one.

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“Dear PoPville,

I proposed a few weeks ago and now that we’ve had a chance to revel in the initial round of excitement, my fiancée and I have started to get into the planning stage of things. Specifically, where are we going to do this thing?

Ideally, we’d like to have the ceremony and reception next August/September in either D.C., Maryland, or Virginia. So far, we’ve glanced at Rocklands Farm in Maryland, Bluemont Vineyard out in Virginia, and District Winery (emphasis on “glanced” re: this one) in Navy Yard. Figured it might not be a bad idea to see where the PoPville commentariat has had good luck (or bad, in the interest of knowing what to avoid).”

Ed. Note: Recs for “super small weddings” here.

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Ed. Note: I imagine every single restaurant/bar will have it on TV for the brunch question but for the kids – anyone know if Dupont Circle will have an outdoor screen? Any other suggestions for those with kids?

“Dear PoPville,

We’ve been following the Women’s World Cup and would love to watch the final surrounded by fans! Does anyone have some good recommendations of kid friendly watch parties happening in DC on Sunday? The kids are preschool/elementary age and we love something with a little food so we could keep them munching throughout the game.

Any thoughts? Would love an electric atmosphere to see the women bring home a championship!”

Andrew wonders if “maybe there will be an outdoor watch party?”

Mina also asks: “Can y’all tell us where we can get brunch Sunday and watch the championship game this will be vital crucial information as the game is at 11 AM THANKS”

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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve noticed something strange using Bluetooth headphones on the Mall, and was wondering if you had heard of or experienced anything similar.

On the North side of the Mall, starting infront of the Natural History Museum and lasting to the National Gallery of Art, my Bluetooth headphones experience interference and my Spotify app skips. I use my Bluetooth headphones and the Spotify app regularly and for long periods of time, and only experience this strange interference effect on that stretch of the Mall. Read More

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Thanks to a reader for sending word that “the Starbucks at 18th and I Street, NW is closing April 1st. It always seemed busier than others downtown.”

This will follow other recent closures in Dupont at 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW and 21st and P and the one on 77 H Street, NW, AND 9th and G St, NW as well as the coming closure of one in Glover Park next month.

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