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Oof, thanks to Whitney for sending Sunday from: “3rd Street and Whittier Streets NW

clearly someone completely smashed into the front of this parked car and drove off. Totaled, no doubt, and also hit the two cars behind it because of the force.”

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Thanks to Stephen for sending from Takoma DC:

“took a long time to start blooming and suffered several collapses, but looks super cheery now!

It was a volunteer, as well. One of our puny little sunflowers from the alley must have thrown some seeds over the wall. I’m hoping for more next year!”

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Thanks to all who forwarded on to us this message from Alert DC around 12:20pm:

“Alert: Robbery Establishment (4th Street Market) in the 6900 blk of 4th Street NW. Lookout is for (2) two B/M’s. S1: B/M,40 years of age, dark complexion. S2: B/M, 50 years of age,wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark glasses, armed with a handgun. L/S northbound on 4th street in a green trash truck.”

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From DCPL:

“The Takoma Park Library located at 416 Cedar St. NW will close for a four-month refresh. The last day of service will be Saturday, June 22.

“The District investing more than half-a-billion dollars in creating world-class libraries over the last decade would mean little if we do not invest in the upkeep of our buildings,” said Richard Reyes-Gavilan, executive director of the DC Public Library. “As Takoma celebrates a decade of service since its renovation, this refresh ensures that the building remains a welcoming and inspiring place to visit. The work also allows us to respond to growing and changing community needs.”

The last day to place holds on items to pick up at Takoma Park Library will be Wednesday, June 12. Read More

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Photo by Alex Hogan

Whoa, thanks to Alex for sending:

“In the last two days, I’ve run into a particularly fearless deer in Takoma, while walking to the Metro.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send 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. Read More

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Photos by Grant

Check out the menus: The Girl & The Vine menu (PDF) and The Girl and The Vine bev menu (PDF)

From a press release:

The Girl & The Vine announces that it has opened for regular hours starting Wednesday, April 24th. Located at 7071 Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park MD The Girl & The Vine is quickly becoming the neighborhood spot to grab a drink and a sandwich for lunch or dinner.

The neighborhood market, cafe, and wine bar features upwards of 100 wines by the bottle that can be enjoyed in the cafe or on the patio, or to be taken home, as well as a rotation of selected wines by the glass. Read More

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