From Fort Dupont Ice Arena’s Save Our Rink:
“DC Government is now considering rescinding its commitment to Fort Dupont and thousands of users, including children from Ward 7, Ward 8, and the users that subsidize FDIA’s free and reduced-cost programming. At a time when the DC Government’s coffers are full, the city is considering “reprogramming” its commitment to Fort Dupont in favor of other interests. Therefore, we need your help.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ANY FT. DUPONT SUPPORTER CAN DO … ATTEND THE COUNCIL MEETING AT 10:00 AM ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th! AT LEAST 150 SUPPORTERS IN THE CHAMBER — AND SILENTLY STANDING UP WHEN COUNCILMEMBER VINCENT GRAY’S RESOLUTION TO SAVE THE RINK IS CALLED UP FOR A VOTE — CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING. The Council meets in the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 500. This is truly our last stand. If Gray wins, the new rink funds are preserved. If he loses, the new rink’s funds will be gone. Click here to rsvp. (more…)
T-9 days to pitchers and catchers reporting.
Speaking of Nats Park – New Backpack Policy:
From the Nats on Friday:
“Today, the Washington Nationals announced that beginning with the 2019 season backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park, except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. The policy was revised in order to enhance ballpark safety. Exceptions may be made for backpack diaper bags or backpacks used for ADA/medical reasons. All purses, briefcases, drawstring bags, diaper bags and soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 16″x16″x8” will still be permitted. On the day of purchase, backpacks bought during games or events at Nationals Park will be tagged and permitted for that day only. (more…)
via Hank’s at the Park
“Your favorite oyster bar has teamed up with your favorite baseball team. Welcome to Hank’s at the Park!”
Update: Hank’s got a little premature in their excitement, “Hank’s Oyster Bar / Jamie Leeds Restaurant Group is still in talks with Nationals Stadium to be at the ballpark.” Updates if/when it’s finalized.
T-13 days till Nats pitchers and catchers report!!
Photo via Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
Thanks to all who’ve messaged. WTOP reported:
“The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority arrested D.C. United striker Wayne Rooney in Loudoun County, Virginia, for public swearing and intoxication on Dec. 16.
Rooney was released on his own recognizance and paid a $25 fine on Jan. 4.” (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user mosley.brian
I’m sure that you have read about the deal that Dan Snyder/the NFL is trying to jam through Congress to set up a new Redskins stadium at the RFK location. Charles Allen, Ward 6 Councilman, has started a petition for those who oppose such a move and any DC taxpayer money being used to fund such a stadium. Any chance you would post a link to the petition for those who might also be interested? Just FYI, I’m not affiliated in any way with his office — just a very concerned citizen who might just give up all hope on this city if Mayor Bowser throws away millions of my tax dollars to fund a stadium for possibly the worst franchise in all of American sports.
Photos by Rey Lopez
Oh my God. I think it’s no secret that I was once the topped ranked amateur ping ponger on the south shore of Strong Island back in ’88. Anyway, maybe my brother could still beat me every time but suffice it to say I was pretty damn good. Which is one helluva a preface for this press release:
“This winter, the ultimate ping pong social experience will arrive in Washington, D.C. SPIN, the beloved ping pong social club founded in New York City with locations across North America, is set to deliver an unparalleled ping pong experience to the residents of the D.C Metro area. SPIN DC is slated to open its doors officially in January but will give D.C. a preview starting December 18th at 1332 F St. NW, bringing its eclectic mix of high-energy social play and love of the sport to our nation’s capital. Washington: welcome to your new offline social network. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
From the Nationals:
“As we gear up for another Washington Nationals Baseball season, the Racing Presidents are training to be better than ever in 2019, and they are looking for new applicants to “run for office” and join the next class of Racing Presidents!
Racing Presidents auditions will take place on Sunday, January 6 and the deadline to apply for a tryout is Saturday, December 15. (more…)
From a GoFundMe:
“These young men are chasing their dreams to qualify for the USA Boxing Team and earn a spot on the 2020 Olympic Boxing Team. These young men will be traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah. We leave December 2nd and return December 9th. Please help them with a generous donation that will help with making dreams come true. All donations are appreciated. Thank you from the Headbangers Boxing Team.”