by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

courtesy DC Vault

From an email:

This Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, DC Vault is hosting the 2017 National Street Vault at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Ave NW.

The event will feature an Elite Exhibition Friday from 11:30am-1pm and a competition on Saturday beginning with novice athletes at 9am and wrapping up with an Elite Competition late afternoon.
Elite Competitors Include…


by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From the New York Times:

“In a decision likely to bolster the Washington Redskins’ efforts to protect their trademarks, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government may not refuse to register potentially offensive names. A law denying protection to disparaging trademarks, the court said, violated the First Amendment.

The decision was unanimous, but the justices were divided on the reasoning.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am 56 Comments

140 rock Creek Church Rd, NW

From an email:

““MEMBERS WANTED AT THE OLD SOLDIERS HOME GOLF COURSE LOCATED AT THE ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME IN PETWORTH. For many of you who may be unaware, the Old Soldier’s Home Golf Course, located on the same property as President Lincoln’s Cottage, is open for membership and current members are interested in recruiting new members to help keep the golf course running optimally. This nine-hole golf course and driving range is currently one of the best kept secrets in Washington, D.C. and current members are looking to change that. In the past, the approximately 200 active members of the course may have been inclined to keep the course a secret because it had enough money to operate, so this may be one of the reasons why so few people even know the course exists and that joining is very easy!

Due to a recent drop-off in funding, the plan for the 2017 season is for the members to volunteer a few hours each week to maintain and run the course, mainly, physically maintaining the course by cutting the grass, etc. Those members will still be paying a $700 annual membership for the privilege to play the course and participate in the maintenance, which we believe is a strong testament to how much this golf course is valued by its current members. With an increase in membership, this will not be necessary and members will be free to enjoy as much golf as their schedules can handle. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2017 at 11:00 am 33 Comments

nats pen
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

hahaha thanks to a reader for passing on the Craigslist ad which captures how many of us are feeling…

“Trade: Soul 4 Nats Closer (Nationals Park)

Will trade soul for competent pitcher for Nationals bullpen.
Must be able to throw strikes and get outs in ninth inning.
Soul being traded is slightly damaged from unsuccessful playoff attempts in 2012, 2014 & 2016.
Please contact me immediately.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm 37 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“Dear PoPville,

What are the best bars to watch Caps games in DC? I’ve tried all the advertised “favorites” (Ventnor, Penn Quarter) but am always disappointed. Last couple of times my boyfriend and I went to either, we had to ask for the game to be put on. I’d love to find a great spot to watch the playoffs. I’ve lived here long enough to know the Caps fanbase is a good one—so where is everyone? I would’ve asked earlier but I didn’t want to jinx last night’s game!”

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2017 at 11:30 am 43 Comments

new at nats park
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

New at Nats Park this year from a media fact sheet:

“The Nationals have partnered with Major League Baseball to launch a customized App to enhance the guest experience at Nationals Park. Fans will be able to access the App via “Ballpark” on the App Store and Google Play starting on Opening Day.

o Order Concessions with Express Pickup:
– Using the Ballpark App, fans will have the ability to order concessions via their phone, skip the line and enjoy express pickup at select locations*

– The App will help fans locate concessions stands, and fans will have the ability to re-order from previous orders with just one tap.

– *Will not be available on Opening Day, but a launch date will be announced in the coming weeks; express pick-up will be at select locations

Wi-Fi at Nationals Park (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm 3 Comments

pop's seabar

From Pop’s Seabar (1817 Columbia Rd, NW):

“The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is right around the corner and Pop’s is here to be your home for watching all the games. We will be open for all the 67 games to decide the national champion; ready to serve you our delicious menu of food and drink while you watch your favorite (or most hated!) team.

$5 Miller Lite Tallboys and rotating food specials will be available every day.”


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