5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
From Politics and Prose:
“American Brewing History: In Your Glass and at the Smithsonian (17121-D)
In The Den @ P&P, on Wednesday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Beer and brewing have always played a central role in America’s culture and cuisine. Now, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has a new initiative to build an archive of beer in America, with a special focus on the stories of home brewing and craft beer. What can we learn about American history through beer? How is the museum constructing its brewing archive and who will use it? Join the historian of the American Brewing History Initiative to explore the history of beer and brewing in America and discuss the Smithsonian’s work. During our conversation, we will sample four beers of particular significance to America’s recent brewing past.
Beer samples are included in registration cost. (more…)
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW
From Politics and Prose:
“The history of Politics and Prose has been one of periodic expansion. Since its founding 33 years ago, the bookstore has grown from a single, narrow space on the west side of Connecticut Avenue NW to its current location consisting of three storefronts on the avenue’s east side. But even that enlarged space, totaling about 11,500 square feet, hasn’t been enough to accommodate the store’s increasing activities and staff.
Now that’s about to change. The recent closing of Regal Customs Cleaners next to P&P has opened the way for a further expansion of the bookstore. Plans call for a part of the former cleaners to be converted into new retail space for books and non-book items. The rest will be turned into offices and storage areas, enabling a number of P&P staff members currently housed in a nearby condo to relocate and work out of the store itself.
Renovation of the former cleaners has already begun and is due for completion by February. (more…)
This house is located at 3223 Military Road, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:
“Charming cape with tasteful upgrades throughout. Main level living room with gas fireplace, large formal dining room, updated kitchen with new appliances and den/office. Fully finished lower level (with sep side entrance) w recently renovated bath and den. Upper level has three ample bedrooms and updated bathroom. Large flat, fenced backyard with detached garage plus 2 additional parking places.”
You can see more photos here.
This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $849,900.
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.