Washington, DC

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.”

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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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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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