Washington, DC

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“Five month-old golden doodle Murphy looking sharp after first visit to the groomer. Murphy’s hood is Congress Heights and his groomer is right across the line in PG County.”

“Waffles just celebrated his eighth birthday at his home in Petworth! He really enjoyed his special pumpkin and peanut butter cake.”

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2500 Georgia Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I would love to pose a question to the community in light of the discussion around the new ByndFit gym:

Maybe we can just crowdsource it from comments, but I will also just ask directly in case anyone has something like this just lying around: Does anyone have a spreadsheet or list of all of the pools suitable for lap swimming in the District, their hours, and the cost to use? I know that there are some DPR options, but I was hoping to unearth any hidden gems, e.g., the Fairmont Hotel pool in the West End (you can purchase a membership to swim there, but I don’t know the price). And I am talking about pools for lap swimming, specifically). Just want to see what we can put together. And yes, I sorely miss the YMCA on Rhode Island and 17th, with the huge pool open from 5AM to 11PM. Thank you all”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I’m a dog owner living in southern Shaw. My dog is a rescue and has fear aggression around other dogs, which we’ve tried to work on, but our vet has told us she likely always will be fearful and aggressive around other dogs. We have the proper harness and leash length to keep her and other dogs safe.

At times we encounter off-leash dogs. While I can’t for the life of me understand why they wouldn’t just take their dog to the Shaw dog park a few blocks away, usually owners are respectful and leash/pick up their dogs when we politely ask, with little to no fuss.

We regularly (1-2 times a month) encounter a group of adults walking a few dogs in our neighborhood who always walk one dog off-leash, while the others are leashed. Read More

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14th and Euclid St, NW looking north

From DDOT:

“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced a year-long demonstration project of bus lanes on 14th Street NW in Columbia Heights designed to improve bus performance as well as pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

“Washingtonians are riding the bus more than ever before, especially in the thriving 14th Street NW corridor,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “We expect this project to help us advance Mayor Bowser’s goal of improving bus service across all eight wards, particularly for transit-reliant residents.”

The demonstration project, set to begin this summer, will be installed on 14th NW Street between Euclid and Newton Streets NW. Read More

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