Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

My sister in nearby Maryland just sent me a video clip from her front door camera…2:37am!!!!

We can’t figure out what animal, beast, monster or possessed being this is???

Perhaps the OP community might be able to identify?
Is it mating? Is it an attack? Is it just playing around?

NOT a fun sound to hear during REM sleep…”


Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

“130 years ago, the Baltzley brothers built Glen Echo Park from the fortune made by an egg beater patent. It was initially conceived as a center for adult education. In 1911, it became a popular amusement park until its closure in 1968. During the summer of 1960, a group of Howard University students, among other brave individuals, successfully protested the segregated Glen Echo Amusement Park despite the threats from many angry mobs. Today, Glen Echo Park is an arts and cultural center managed by the National Parks Service. It is known for its Art Deco architecture, Spanish ballroom, and the original 100-year-old Dentzel Carousel.”


“Mom’s Meatballs at Pennyroyal Station // Photo Credit- Amanda Hoey”

Check out the menu: Pennyroyal COVID ALL DAY MENU (PDF)

From a press release:

“Newly-opened Pennyroyal Station will extend its hours, operating with an expanded all-day menu beginning today. The updated hours and menu reflect Pennyroyal’s ethos as a neighborhood restaurant- responding to the need of the surrounding Mount Rainier community and beyond for new daytime dining options during the coronavirus pandemic. The new all-day menu will be available for carry out and delivery from 11 AM to 8 PM Thursday, January 28.

When indoor dining is allowed to resume in Prince George’s County beginning Friday, January 29, the hours will change to 11AM to 9PM on Tuesday through Friday, with carry out and delivery only from 11AM to 4PM followed by on-site dining (indoor and outdoor, weather permitting) from 4 PM to 9 PM (carry out and delivery continues all night). Weekend hours will be 4PM to 9PM with indoor/outdoor dining, carry out and delivery all available. Read More


3310 Rhode Island Avenue, Maryland “The exterior and Patio of Pennyroyal Station // Photo by Amanda Hoey”

From a press release:

“Pennyroyal Station, Mount Rainier’s highly anticipated neighborhood bar and restaurant, is opening its doors for indoor and patio dining as well as carryout on December 1, 2020. In 2016, co-owner Erin Edwards was looking for her own house in Mount Rainier, she was shown a space in the historic Singer Building, originally the home of The First National Bank of Maryland in the early 1900s. Read More


Photo by abby chicken

From a press release:

MGM National Harbor – MGM Resorts International’s (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts”) luxury resort and casino located in the heart of the nation’s Capital Region – will reopen to the general public at 6:00am on Monday, June 29 following its closure earlier this year amidst the coronavirus crisis.  MGM National Harbor’s amenity offerings initially will be limited with plans to open additional venues in the coming weeks and months.

Health & Safety Read More


Kim and others reported around 5:45am: “huge police response at corner of RIA and Eastern Ave in NE DC. Easily 40 emergency vehicles w helicopter circling overhead. Any idea what this is?”

Katie reports: “Carjacking in Fort Totten that ended up on a chase through DC and into MD. 3 out of the 4 suspects were caught in Mount Rainier. Apparently Rhode Island Avenue was/is closed for continued investigation (a DC police cruiser crashed during the chase)” Read More


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