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by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0


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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. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


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.

by Prince Of Petworth July 9, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


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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.

by Prince Of Petworth July 3, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0


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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”

by Prince Of Petworth March 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


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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. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 13, 2019 at 10:45 am 0


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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.

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


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“Dear PoPville,

Update to “Folks parking there would have had every reason to believe that any “snow emergency” was long since over.”

I contested my $250 ticket by saying sorry. I finally got a letter back from DC this week that basically stated they still found me guilty on all counts, but they would be decreasing my fee down to $100. I’ll take it! A few minutes of effort saved me $150, totally seems worth it!”

by Prince Of Petworth February 1, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


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“Dear PoPville,

I booked my first Thumbtack handyman session for this weekend and am feeling nervous about having a stranger in my home. I won’t be alone and the handyman has great reviews, so I’m probably overthinking it. Has anyone used Thumbtack before? Anything I should know in advance?”

by Prince Of Petworth January 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


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Ed. Note: If others are interested in submitting their budget diary please send via email to [email protected] thanks.

“Dear PoPville,

Last Friday I shared an overview of my expenses for 2018 and was shocked by the amount of responses. I’m grateful for those of you that have provided insight and tips in reducing costs for 2019, especially for our utilities. I know the total is outrageous, so I’ll provide a bit of background and a better breakdown.

The $900/month is our high average. It includes:
Electric $300 we have a whole-house dehumidifier that runs continuously.
Gas $100
Water/trash/sewer $50 paid to the county.
Verizon Fios phone, cable & internet including HBO & sport networks $170
ADT $55 we’re locked into a contract until February.
Cell Phones $180 includes “leasing” our phones for 18 mos. Contract ends in March.

The home is a 2100 sq ft 3bd/2b with garage in Arlington and was purchased in 2015. (more…)

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