5532 Connecticut Avenue, NW
From and indiegogo campaign:
“Local couple looking to purchase neighborhood restaurant. With the recent passing of beloved owner, Jeffrey Gildenhorn, American City Diner faces severe challenges to remain open and could soon close it’s doors forever. We hope to raise enough money to purchase American City Diner and bring this landmark back to life!”
Does anyone know why the Exxon station at the corner of Connecticut and Nebraska charges more than $1 more per gallon than the BP and Shell stations a block away on Connecticut Ave (on the other side of Politics and Prose)? I’ve wondered for ages.”
This has also driven me crazy. Anyone out there have any ideas?
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
From an email:
“Sunrise Senior Living is looking for a few dedicated adult volunteers that are available to volunteer at our assisted living community in Upper N.W. D.C.:
We need volunteers
Wednesday Mornings (10:30-2) to assist us with our weekly outings to local restaurants , museums and other outings.
Dedicated volunteers to read to residents the newspapers and mail
Friday and Sundays at 2 pm to assist with Bingo, discussion groups or Scrabble
If they are interested they can call (202) 966-8020 and ask for the activity department.”
Martha reports Sunday just after 2pm:
“Insane crash on western ave just off the circle – the telephone pole is cracked in two spots and being held up by a small crane. Tons of pepco trucks.”
At 9:19 this morning Alert DC reports:
“DDOT reports Western Ave at Chevy Chase Circle, NW is clear. All lanes are open.”
“Anyone know what happened? Taxi flipped at 14th and L NW around 11:30pm on Sunday. I was driving by and police hadn’t shown up yet. Seems the driver was still in the car. Hoping everyone is okay!! People were surrounding it trying to help.”
Via American City Diner’s Facebook
Thanks to all who messaged us yesterday. One reader writes:
“This is big news for us in chevy chase- longtime businessman, mayoral candidate, and restaurateur choked to death at the palm last night. A controversial figure in upper northwest and across the city for decades.”
NBC Washington reported:
“A well-known Washington, D.C., restaurateur died after he choked while having dinner at The Palm Wednesday night.
Jeffrey Gildenhorn, the owner of American City Diner in Northwest Washington, was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Gildenhorn was 74.”
— Tom Sherwood (@tomsherwood) June 29, 2017
schrader writes: “NBD, just a casual snake warning at Chevy Chase Local Park aka “Shepherd Park”
From the National Zoo:
“The copperhead is a carnivore, as an adult eating mostly mice but also small birds, lizards, small snakes, amphibians and insects‐especially cicadas. Copperheads have fangs that inject its prey with venom that causes red blood cells to break down. Thus subdued, the prey is easy for the snake to swallow whole.
The copperhead is the cause of many snakebites yearly but they are rarely fatal. Bites occur by accidentally stepping on or touching the snake, which tends to be well camouflaged with its surroundings. When touched, the copperhead quickly strikes or remains quiet and tries to crawl away. Sometimes when touched, they emit a musk that smells like cucumbers.”
Does anyone know if hawks eat snakes?
Thanks to Geri for sending from the American City Diner in Chevy Chase.
5037 Connecticut Ave, NW
Did you see the article in the Washington Post about the anarchists (“activists”) planning to disrupt the inauguration that were “infiltrated by a conservative group”? According to the Washington Post, the conservative group secretly recorded a meeting of the activists AT COMET Ping Pong, where they met to allegedly planned an acid attack on Trump supporters who attended the Deplorables Ball at the National Press Club.
Comet cannot catch a break!”
The video in which the alleged planned acid attack was discussed was recorded at Comet Ping Pong on Connecticut Avenue, the same pizza shop a gunman had entered weeks earlier to investigate fake news claims of an underground child-porn ring involving Democratic officials.