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another reader sends from Connecticut Ave and Q St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

PSA: The person who presents as a trans woman and takes pride in (and makes social media fodder) scamming people out of money is back and currently up (as of last week) in Cleveland Park. She approached me in the service lane on her scooter and when I said, “Oh I’ve met you before–keep moving.” Read More

“National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 2021. NPS / Nathan King”

Update from another reader:

“I asked NPS directly about the rest of the timing, and here’s what they sent back to me:

“We anticipate pre-show activities beginning around 5pm, and the main show itself about a half an hour later. The main show is anticipated to run approximately one hour or so.”

Update from NPS:

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will help celebrate the 2022 holiday season by lighting the National Christmas Tree at the 100th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will also attend the lighting. The ceremony takes place on the Ellipse in President’s Park on Nov. 30.

The lighting ceremony will also include remarks from Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland.”

“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if anyone knows what the order of events is at the National Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday – their website is quite vague.

I got tickets in the lottery and it says to arrive between 2:30 and 4:30; Read More


photo by CTB in DC

“Dear PoPville,

Everyone knows that DC can be a very expensive place to live, I myself am trying to cut back on spending too much and too frequently on fun things to do. I asked my friends if they could come up with at least 2 fun activities, not including a museum, to do without spending more than $20. Read More


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