As you know, Zeppelin restaurant on 9th and Q has been in the process of painting an awesome monster mural on its wall over the last few months. My son, Konrad, attends Seaton and we walk by the mural everyday to and from school – I should add that he is also a huge fan of all things monster (we have a godzilla poster in our kitchen, so it might be genetic). As the mural was going up Konrad had daily conversations with the artist, and he was really happy to see King Kong and a gigantic octopus join Godzilla in the mural. But, there was a problem: Mothra had been left out.
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Boundary Stone is of course one of the best pubs in D.C. for many reasons. And this is a big one.
So much awfulness bringing out so much greatness. Thanks to all who donated from Team PoPville we represented properly! And oh my God, did so many people rally for this. And while Boundary Stone thanks many key players (see below), I’d like to take the opportunity to thank them, and especially the Croke family, for all they do for this event. It is truly stunning to witness. The passion they have in fighting this awful illness is truly inspiring. And it’s a good reminder that while all this negativity abounds these days, there is also much greatness to celebrate. So on behalf of so many, thank you to Boundary Stone for leading the charge in this fight year after year after year.
And Brandon Skall, of D.C. Brau fame, really is the greatest emcee I’ve ever witnessed.
From Boundary Stone:
“Wow. Wow. Wow! We are blown away by the awesomeness of our community! Thanks to all who donated, volunteered and came out in force to our St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave party on Sunday. Together we raised $155,000 for pediatric cancer research! ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!! INCREDIBLE!!!! (more…)
This was nice so thought I’d share. Last night Elaine Filadelfo tweeted us:
“I found someone’s tip on 14th St. What do you think that name is? (…and do you just so happen to know who they are?)”
And within an hour:
“Her name is Leigh Rieley, she’s my wife and a hair stylist at immortal Beloved!”
Huzzah – all is not awful!!
via google maps
“First District Detectives are currently investigating an Assault w/a Dangerous Weapon (ADW) which occurred Monday evening on Kings Court SE at approximately 1915 hours.
A male complainant reports he interrupted a Theft from Automobile in progress and was subsequently surrounded by three male subjects. At one point, one of the subjects struck the complainant in the head with a rock causing the complainant to drop his cellular phone to the ground. (more…)
Thanks to Katie for sharing:
“Warning: this is a POSITIVE “does anyone recognize this guy?” Doorbell camera post. Typically posted videos from Ring cameras are about package thefts, break ins, people juggling car doors on the street to see what’s open…and our neighborhood list serv is always littered with these this time of year. But this morning I saw an alert while I was as setting up my 6am class at Off Road DC – I clicked over and thought it was a little weird for a delivery that early, but figured maybe someone got my mail or whatever. Turns out: I was in a huge rush this am and didn’t zip my bag. My wallet fell out in the middle of the road. This guy was nice enough to stop his van, clearly checked the address on the ID and returned it under our mat. Anyone who lives in DC knows this is pretty much unheard of- you drop a wallet, you lose a wallet, and you usually lose everything in your accounts if you’re not quick, too. Counting my blessings today- im damn lucky. Random Dallas fan in the plaid with the white van: thank you. You’re what’s right in the world.”
I volunteer with Charlie’s Place, a tremendous DC homeless program in Dupont Circle that provides meals and counseling to the homeless in the neighborhood. I’m hoping the PoPville community can come through as usual to show this little DC charity some Thanksgiving love. We need donations of food or funds to provide their Thanksgiving meal – see the list above.
Because everybody wants to volunteer on Thanksgiving Day, (more…)
Thanks to Greg for sending:
“I don’t know why I love this so much but I do. Hope for humanity(?) in this trying world.
Taped to the bike lane at 19th and M.”
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I’d like to thank the incredibly kind lady who screeched to a halt as she was driving through the intersection of New Hampshire and Gallatin NW on Thursday evening (July 28) at 10:45pm to encourage me to get into her car as we both heard several loud pop sounds that we think were gunshots. (more…)
Foggy Bottom Station Manager Darren Washington
Yesterday, I forgot my roll-on bag on the Metro in the crush of the Caps parade crowd. It had my work-issued laptop and notebooks in it. I realized it as soon as the train left the station at Foggy Bottom, and ran to the station manager. (more…)
Thank you to everyone that wrote in with recommendations, $ donation offers, bike donations and beyond to help me find a bike for an amazing young man in need. A huge THANK YOU to Gerald Stevens on donating his bike and even doing a special delivery to me in DC during a road closure Saturday.
Here is Justin in all of his glory on his “new” bike about to make a delivery. He was speechless, beyond grateful and promised that he will make sure to pay it forward. If you see him cruising around the city, say what’s up!
Remember DC – we can make a difference… no matter how small!”
Ed. Note: And a huge thanks to Melissa for making this all happen!!