by Prince Of Petworth December 17, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

14th and W St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

It’s with great sadness that I write to you that my beloved CVS pharmacist at the 2129 14th St NW location, Annie, recently passed away.

Last week when my prescriptions got messed up I angrily asked where Annie was because she’s the only one at this pharmacy that could get my medicines right. Admittedly, I have some annoying medicines that require extra work, special orders, and atypical amounts that trip up most pharmacists. But not Annie. Over some of these weird quirks and issues, I grew closer to her and really appreciated how hardworking she was and able to solve almost any issue with ease and a smile.

When I asked where she was, I received a strange answer from one of the technicians–“she’s not here anymore.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Thanks to Susan for sending a sad update on the legendary Evelyn Y. Davis, who’s tombstone is in Rock Creek Church cemetery in Petworth. “Queen of the Corporate Jungle. 1929 – Forever”

The New York Times reported yesterday:

“Evelyn Y. Davis, who spent more than 50 years haranguing American executives at shareholder meetings as she pushed companies to be more frugal and transparent, died on Sunday in Washington. She was 89.”

Unfortunately I can’t find my other old photos but Atlas Obscura has some good shots and writes:

“The notorious gadfly decided to erect her own postmortem monument in 1981 to celebrate her successes. She used the tombstone to list her resume, divorces (there are four, two of which were etched in at later dates), and the fact that she never had children. One of the accompanying stones contains a quote that clearly sums up her philosophy on life: “Power is greater than love, and I did not get where I am by standing in line nor by being shy.”

Ed. Note: Gore Vidal, Tim Russert, a Prime Minister and a Princess are buried in this cemetery among other notables.

by Prince Of Petworth October 29, 2018 at 9:25 am 0

DC Minyan and Vigil In Memory of Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims last night in Dupont Circle. Photo by PoPville Flickr user Ethan Miller

From The Jewish Community Relations Council:

“Join us for an interfaith service and solidarity gathering (Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec St. NW
) as we come together to mourn the 11 innocent lives lost, express our outrage and concern, and join in prayer as a community for the speedy recovery of those injured. Hear from community leaders including Washington, DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser, Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam, and Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan.

We are horrified and heartbroken by the despicable murderous attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood that took place during Shabbat services. Words are insufficient to convey our community’s profound pain at the slaughter of innocent people who were worshiping with their community on the holy day of Shabbat, a time that is a weekly reminder to celebrate joy and peace.”

From a press release:

“In light of the despicable murderous attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) are planning a community-wide interfaith service and solidarity gathering with the ADL Washington, AJC Washington, Israeli Embassy, and various other interfaith organizations on Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm at Adas Israel Congregation. More details below. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

Art by Eric Gordon

From an email:

“There will be a candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle, Thursday evening October 25th from 7pm to 745pm, in advance of Friday’s interment of Matthew Shepard’s ashes in the National Cathedral. For twenty years, his ashes have not been laid to rest, as his parents worried that if they chose a final resting place, it would be at risk of desecration. But, on Friday, this tragic odyssey will come to an end, as there will be a final home for Matthew in a place his parents say he would love.

And so we will gather Thursday evening at 7pm at the fountain in Dupont Circle as a community to mark this occasion and stand against intolerance, hatred, and the violence that claimed Matthew’s life and continues today. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

Update from MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Monday, September 24, 2018, in the 1200 block of Constitution Avenue, Northwest.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 7:31 am, an adult male riding a bicycle was traveling eastbound in the 1200 block of Constitution Avenue, Northwest, crossing over 12th Street. The operator of a dark colored sedan entered the crosswalk and proceeded through the intersection on a red traffic signal, striking the bicyclist at a high rate of speed. After the collision, the driver of the sedan continued northbound on 12th Street, Northwest without stopping.

The decedent has been identified as 64-year-old Thomas Hendricks Hollowell, of Arlington, VA.

On Friday, October 12, 2018, pursuant to a DC Superior Court warrant, 20-year-old Phillip Peoples, of Suitland, MD, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder.”

Thanks to Tim and Joel for sending photos from the Memorial Ride for Tom Hollowell. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Thomas Hollowell courtesy Handlebars DC

From a press release:

“Memorial Bike Ride for Thomas Hollowell
Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:15 p.m.
Farragut Square, DC

More than 300 bicyclists from across the DC region are expected gather on Thursday, October 4 at 5:15 p.m. to hold a memorial bike ride in memory of Thomas Hollowell. Dr. Hollowell was riding his bike to work on Mon., Sept. 24 when he was hit and killed by a driver running a red light at 12th & Constitution NW. Tom had been a bike commuter for more than 20 years. The ride will begin at Farragut Square and will end with a moment of silence at the crash site. Following the moment of silence, Dr. Hollowell’s family will dedicate a ghost bike in his memory. (more…)


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