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by Prince Of Petworth May 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I are looking to buy our first home and are interested in buying in Hyattsville (in fact we’re putting an offer on a house this week) because of the proximity to the District and the affordability. We both work downtown and have lived in the District for 10 years, and admittedly, we aren’t that familiar with Hyattsville’s culture. We’d love to hear from anyone who lives there or has anything to say about the quality of life there.”

Ed. Note: Read about a bike trip to Franklin’s in Hyattsville here and see a recent Good Deal or Not? in Hyattsville here.

Ed. Note two/too: I have very good friends who live in Hyattsville and I absolutely love it there. In fact I plan on expanding PoPville’s coverage to Hyattsville because I love the vibe there so much.

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2018 at 9:25 am 0

Photo via Pete Piringer Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service


Pete Piringer Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service reported:

“Update (~245a) 11010 Rockville Pike, Hank Dietle’s; Cause, accidental, discarded smoking materials; Area of Origin, front porch (exterior); Damage, Total $500K, incl $400K bldg, $100K contents; no injury; ~65 FFs OS; passerby called 911”

Photo via Pete Piringer Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service

Hank Dietle’s website says: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm 0

Photos by Randy Loftus Wildlife Photographer

Randy writes:

“Recent visitor just outside Annapolis. Immature Cooper’s Hawk. It had a Cardinal & Squirrel pinned down in my Trumpet Vine…was waiting for them to try to flee! No Kills!”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

I’m curious how many from PoPville have been:

Also, if you see fireworks at 10:30pm tonight – this is why.

From a press release:

“Since officially opening its doors one year ago, MGM National Harbor, the Capital Region’s first fully integrated resort experience, has engaged millions of guests from across the globe while delivering on the promise of significant contributions to Prince George’s County.

The anniversary caps off a year of remarkable accomplishments for MGM National Harbor: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 10:20 am 0

From Montgomery County Fair & Agriculture:

Oppose Bill 23-17
Defend the Montgomery County Fair & Agriculture in Montgomery County Maryland.
Bill 23-17 concerning Animal Control – Performance Animal Violations, is being proposed by the Humane Society of the United States to the Montgomery County Council. The Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair unanimously opposes this Bill for the following reasons:
This Bill will prevent certain licensed animal shows from preforming in Montgomery County Maryland.
In summary – The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair without animals is just a carnival.

What can I do? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

A friend passes on from the Montgomery County Police Department:

“Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Olney woman.

Laura Elizabeth Wallen, age 31, of Rolling Meadow Way, last contacted family members by text message on Sunday, September 3. Family members have been unable to contact her since that time.

Laura Elizabeth Wallen is described as a white female who is 5’5″ tall and weighs 200 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Investigators believe that she may be operating a black, 2011 Ford Escape with Maryland tags: M522473.

Police and family are concerned for Ms. Wallen’s emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Laura Elizabeth Wallen is asked to call the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm 15 Comments

sarah silverman
MGM National Harbor – Photo Credit: Stephen Wilkes

From a press release:

“One of the most versatile talents in entertainment, two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian SARAH SILVERMAN will take the stage at The Theater at MGM National Harbor for a comedic performance April 22 at 8 p.m.

On and off stage, Silverman continues to assert herself as a force in standup comedy. Set for release later this year, Silverman will show off her acting chops in both The Book of Henry and The Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie.

The Theater at MGM National Harbor offers an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The recently opened Theater features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and a little more than 4,000 for general admission shows. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2016 at 9:25 am 47 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

From a press release:

“Prominently situated on a hill overlooking the Potomac, MGM National Harbor will open its doors to the public at 11 p.m. tonight, introducing the first luxury gaming resort to the Capital Region. The debut marks an entirely new generation of entertainment and hospitality projects in the U.S.: a fully integrated resort in the heart of a major metropolitan area.

Built as a resort for the world but with a strong rooting in its community, MGM National Harbor is a destination distinct to its setting with monumental architecture inspired by the historical region. Stunning views of the Washington Monument, National Mall, U.S. Capitol, Potomac River, National Harbor and Old Town Alexandria are complemented by the lush woodlands and rolling riverscape of Prince George’s County, where the resort is located.

Delivering a new experience to the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic, the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor is more than simply a casino or hotel – it is an entertainment destination offering an unrivaled collection of attractions: (more…)


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