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“Dear PoPville,

I think I might have it but I don’t know for sure

I had a 102.4 fever on Friday night, and had a “telemedicine” appointment with a doctor on Saturday afternoon. She asked what other symptoms I had, and I told her “I really have none apart from aches and pains of the flu.”

She thought it would be best to schedule me for a test the next day.

I went to bed Saturday night and woke up sweating and feeling horrible. My temperature was 103.8, which scared the hell out of me. I called the Takoma Park VFD to ask if I should go to the ER. Read More


Thanks to Natalie for sending: “In the vein of creative entrepreneurial responses to COVID19 disruptions to local businesses”

From Cycled:

“We are excited to announce the CYCLED! Home Bike Rental Program! We have heard the community loud and clear, and we are thrilled to offer a weekly rental program to help you continue to enjoy the classes you know and love ♥︎ We have 45 bikes available for weekly rentals at the rate of $39 per 7 days. Checkout the details below, including the specifications of the bike, to determine if this is a good fit for you. Read More


Oof. Thanks to Beth for sending: “Carroll Ave in Takoma DC, right in front of Takoma Central and Yoga District, across the street from Starbucks. I was surprised to see a tire theft on a main street, but this area is very quiet overnight. And these thieves move fast. I spoke with the car’s driver. It’s a rental – she just moved to DC from NYC yesterday.”

It had been 7 days since our last stolen wheels report.


Florida and North Capitol Street, NE

A reader reported Tuesday night:

“This happened about 12 min ago (around 6:15pm). Saw guy unresponsive on ground at the Exxon. Cops swarmed shortly after and shut down neighborhood. Helicopter included

Neighbors said they heard 9 gunshots”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting at North Capitol and Bates Streets NW. An adult male is being transported to an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Later around 9:45pm MPD reported:

“Shooting Investigation in the 7200 block of Blair Rd NW. Lookout for a silver Dodge Charger operated by a black male.”


via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, in the intersection of Aspen Street and Blair Road, Northwest.

At approximately 1:58 pm, a blue 2003 Volvo was driving northbound on Blair Road, Northwest, at a high rate of speed. The Volvo sideswiped a white 2014 Acura and then crashed head-on into a 2008 GMC pickup truck in the intersection of Blair Road and Aspen Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after all life-saving efforts failed, the operator of the Volvo was pronounced dead on scene and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Additionally, two passengers of the Volvo and the operator of the GMC pickup truck were transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The decedent has been identified as Teresa Larnell Channelder, 35, of Northeast, DC.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

The Post reported: “a woman and a child about 4 years old were transported to a hospital in critical condition.” Read More


From an email:

“For the 8th year in a row, we are hosting our massive Holiday Extravaganza at the brewery, this year on December 15th from 1- 6 pm. [6400 Chillum Place NW]

As always, we will have a ton of rare and limited releases on draft, specialty can offerings, and a few surprises. Also joining the festivities will be food trucks, DJs, live performances, and much more.

General Admission tickets are $15 and include admission, custom glass, and your first drink ticket. Read More


Rendering via Hines

Das ist riesig, c’est énorme, esto es enorme – THIS IS HUGE!!

“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” ―Anais Nin

Boom. Back in 2016 this space was, briefly, planned for a Wegmans grocery store. North Country – get your dancing shoes! From a press release:

Whole Foods Market has signed a 40,000-square-foot lease to anchor the Hartley at the Parks at Walter Reed, a 3.1 million-square-foot master-planned community from Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Development Group. The leading natural and organic grocer is among the latest signature additions to the dynamic transformation of the former Walter Reed medical campus, the largest site under development in Northwest Washington, D.C.

Construction on The Hartley is expected to begin in early 2020 with completion of the project in early 2022. Read More


Hopefully just a little glitch, because I’m eager to try this out!

A reader reported on Saturday:

“Mayor Bowser issued a press release announcing the grand opening of the kiosk. Tried to use it today and it said it couldn’t upload our data. Tried a second time and it said the same thing, then that the machine was out of order.”


6916 4th Street, NW

From an email:

“Takoma Station Tavern was the site of a great jazz scene in the 80’s and 90’s, when jazz luminaries like Wynton Marsalis graced the stage and local jazz heroes like Paul Carr and Marshall Keys were a regular presence. In the mid-90’s, the club changed formats to R&B and go-go. But great jazz is making a return to the club, located at 6916 4th St. NW in Takoma DC near the Takoma metro stop. Read More


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