Washington, DC

courtesy U.S. Botanic Garden

From an email:

“To kick off celebration of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Botanic Garden’s (USBG) original 1820 charter, the Garden is collaborating with renowned stickwork artist Patrick Dougherty to create a custom sculpture to stand throughout the 2020 celebratory year.

Dougherty, who hails from North Carolina, is known around the world for his installations woven from plant materials, which celebrate nature through both materials and visually flowing lines. Over 30 years, he has built more than 250 stickwork sculptures, from Scotland to Japan to all over the United States. D.C.-area residents might remember his gallery-filling installation in the popular “Wonder” exhibit at the reopening of Renwick Gallery. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

The motorcyclist that died in this crash was Romain Picou. Romain died Wednesday morning driving to work on Kansas Avenue NW, when a car turning left from Madison entered the one lane road and Romain’s lane. Romain hit the passenger door and was thrown off of his motorcycle. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Romain died from his.

Romain was my friend and a brother. I simply don’t have the words to convey the character, class, and charisma he carried with him everywhere he went. His light was snuffed too soon and while it breaks my heart, I am honored to have known him. Read More


undated photo of 11th and E Street, NW via Whitlow’s

“Dear PoPville,

I’m looking for tips on researching the history of our 20-unit building in Woodley Park. I’m pretty sure (but not 100% sure) that the building turns 100 years old next year, and it would be nice to do something to commemorate the occasion. It would also be cool to learn about the building’s history and if there have been any interesting occupants. Where should I start?”

Ed. Note: I’d say head to DCPL’s Washingtoniana location in Van Ness.


Remembering Margery Magill

Tuesday at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Please join us in remembering our beautiful Margery Magill. There will be a vigil held at Meridian Hill Park at 6:30pm followed with a gathering at 8:00pm hosted at the Outrage, a female-founded activist meeting space, to celebrate her wonderful life.

Meridian Hill Park: 16th St NW &, W St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Outrage: 1722 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009″


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