5015 Connecticut Ave, NW
From an email:
“This weekend Aidan Montessori School is holding its annual Book Fair at local bookshop Politics & Prose. The Book Fair is a wonderful opportunity to support the school, while also promoting reading as a fun and enriching activity for our children. Here are the facts:
When is the Aidan Book Fair?
Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(The book fair table will be staffed by Aidan volunteers until 5 p.m. on both days.)
Where is the Aidan Book Fair?
Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW.
Why should I go to the Aidan Book Fair?
1. Because if you mention Aidan at the cash register, 20% of sales at Politics & Prose will go to support the school. You can help the school AND get a head start on your holiday shopping. It’s a win-win!
2. Because you can get a great meal: Comet Ping Pong (5037 Connecticut Ave., NW) has generously agreed to donate 15% of participating sales to Aidan. Just be sure to write “Aidan Montessori” at the top of your bill when you turn it in.
3. Because you can purchase books to donate to an Aidan classroom or Bright Beginnings, a child development center serving under-housed families in DC. There will be book wish lists from the Aidan faculty and Bright Beginnings available at the fair.
We hope that you will join us!”
Not to make light but I’d love some more backstory here…
“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three persons of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) incident which occurred in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, on Monday, September 12, 2016 at approximately 5:56 PM. The subjects were captured by nearby surveillance cameras.
DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref.: CCN #16-154-668.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”
5540 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending word that The Avenue is coming to the former Tian Tian Fang space in Chevy Chase. Since the design is by Swatchroom, I’m anticipating a beautiful buildout. Now coming this Fall but I dig the vision:
5210 Wisconsin Ave, NW
More photos after the jump. (more…)
Thanks to Jean for sending from the American City Diner on Connecticut Ave NW.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
From the Washington Post:
“The June 28 holdup was one of 649 gun robberies in the city in the first six months of this year, an increase of 23 percent over the same period last year.
However, in the past two months, the rate of increase has slowed considerably to 8 percent above the same time last year.”
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW
From a press release:
“The popular neighborhood coffeehouse at Politics and Prose will re-open officially on April 14, following a ten-week closure for renovations. Renamed The Den, the coffeehouse will be operated by Matt Carr, who founded the excellent nearby market and eatery Little Red Fox with his wife Jena. The Den will feature expanded seating, improved furnishings and lighting, and a new menu created by Carr that includes dinner items as well as wine and craft beer.
5035 Connecticut Ave, NW
The changes mark the first major renovation of the coffeehouse since its start in 1993. P&P’s owners—Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine—worked with local architect Mark McInturff to ensure that the renovated space would retain the casual atmosphere and cozy feel that many in the neighborhood have enjoyed over the years. Visitors to The Den also will find the same superb coffee they’ve come to expect from the coffeehouse, along with a new and varied selection of made-to-order menu items. Food choices will include daily fresh baked pastries, tartines, soups, and cheese and charcuterie boards, and a much-anticipated new dessert, Pie Fries. Locally sourced, farm-to-table produce will be featured whenever possible.
The Den will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (more…)
Please support the 85-year-old Murch Elementary School’s effort to get its first proper renovation! Take a look at this video and press DCPS, DGS and Mayor Bowser to #FIX MURCH RIGHT.”
hahaha thanks to a reader for sending from Chevy Chase, DC.
This house is located at 5529 Nebraska Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“OPEN HOUSE SAT JAN 23, 12-2PM AND SUN JAN 24TH, 1-3PM. Amazing Chevy Chase location and price! Detached 4 level home, much larger inside than appears from outside. Hardwood floors, separate dining room, powder room on main level, living room w/fireplace,detached 1 car garage, front porch, large attic, tremendous potential. Close to everything including shops, metro, bus, restaurants and more.”
You can see more photos here.
This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $675,000.