08/31/15 4:25pm

Casino Night 2015 Flyer

From an email:

“Lucky Dog’s third annual “Let’s Get Lucky” Casino Night is on September 19th from 7PM-10PM at the Hamilton Live in Downtown DC!

For three special hours, guests will test their luck at craps, roulette, blackjack, poker, and the money wheel. At the end of the night, winnings can be used to purchase raffle tickets for exciting prizes! The ticket price includes 1,000 Lucky Dog Dollars to start the fun. The attire for the event is cocktail attire. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at the event.

The event will also feature:

An open bar
Great food (Asian, Mediterranean, Anitpasto, etc)
Live band: Sunbathers Band
SIlent Auction
Raffle Prizes (Apple Watch, GoPro and much more!)

All proceeds from the event will benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, a volunteer-run 501c3 working to save dogs and cats from certain euthanasia.

Advanced Tickets (ends Sept. 12): $85 (available here.)

Volunteer Tickets: As a show of appreciation to our volunteers, we are offering a discount ticket price of $65 to the first 50 Lucky Dog volunteers who purchase tickets online. Only one ticket per volunteer. You must have either fostered, attended 4 adoption events or conducted 4 home visits in 2015 to receive the volunteer rate.

After Sept 12/At the door: $95″

crime museum closing
575 7th Street, NW

From the Crime Museum’s website:

“Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances…

Crime Museum will be closing its doors to the public on
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Tickets still available — visit while you can!

We would like to thank you for your support over the years. We will continue to post updates on this website.

After we close, several programs will still be offered to the public.

Programs that will continue AFTER September 30th:

– Assassinations in the Capital Walking Tour
– Traveling Forensic Educational Programs
– Team Building
For more information see the links below or contact events@crimemuseum.org.

The Crime Museum opened on May 23, 2008. The museum’s conception began when Mr. John Morgan, successful entrepreneur and respected attorney, was amongst the tourist crowds on a trip to Alcatraz Island, the former federal prison in San Francisco, CA that’s now a national park. After his tour of the prison, he decided that a museum that discussed the history of crime, punishment, and crime scene investigation was needed. His goal was to make it interactive and to also honor law enforcement. He partnered with his friend John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted to bring his vision to reality.

Crime Museum Mission
The mission is to provide guests of all ages with memorable insight into our nation’s history of crime and its consequences, law enforcement, forensic science, and crime scene investigation through a captivating, interactive, entertaining, and educational experience.”

Good to see they’re keeping a sense of humor about it:

08/31/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Herschel lives in Columbia Heights. He is only 8 weeks old but he loves all toys and cuddling!”

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“Petworth’s own Hermes, a.k.a Hermy-kins”

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“Lola from Pleasant Plains enjoying the sun.”

08/31/15 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From AlertDC:

“Law Enforcement Medical Evacuation Exercises Involving Helicopters at U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, the United States Capitol Police in coordination with the United States Park Police and Metropolitan Police Department will be conducting Law Enforcement Helicopter, Medical Evacuation Exercises. DC Fire & EMS will also be on site.

These exercises are scheduled to occur between 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on each day.

During each exercise period, one U.S. Park Police and one Metropolitan Police Department helicopter will land on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and at Union Square. Brief temporary street closures in the immediate area of the U.S. Capitol directly related to these exercises will be in effect during each exercise period.”

08/31/15 2:50pm

314 V Street Northeast

This rental is located at 314 V Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“TENANT OCCUPIED THRU AUGUST 31ST, 2015. Great one bedroom condo for rent; utilities included. Condo features, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, full modern bath with ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances and more. Great lighting in an open space. Call to schedule appointment or receive showing instructions.”

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,350/Mo.

08/31/15 2:25pm

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via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to give my fellow bikers a head’s up that we aren’t completely immune to being mugged. I was recently biking around 9:15 pm near 5th and N St NW when I was pushed from behind and hit over the head with a gun (I was actually biking, not sitting at a red light). One of the guys was standing on the edge of the bike lane, looking like he was about to open a car door and was waiting for me to pass. As I went around him (I could only give him so much room as there was a car driving next to me), he pushed and hit me. After falling (and nearly being run over) three men were on me. After three more hits over the head, they took my phone and took off as cars arrived on 5th St. Fortunately I was wearing a helmet so the only injuries I received were from the bike fall. I hopped on my bike and took off. The MPD have been professional and helpful through the entire process.

I don’t think I could have done anything different as I wasn’t drunk, wasn’t wearing a backpack, and didn’t have my headphones on or phone out). As a biker (and a pretty big guy) I tend to feel safer than walkers. I think we are still safer, but not immune. Keep alert.”

08/31/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Alley repaving

“Anyone have any experience living with alley repaving? Ours is supposedly being redone in the next few months. We are basement tenants with no access on the street and we’re wondering how it works since the city apparently says it will take two months. Anyone have experience with alley construction?”

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08/31/15 1:50pm

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08/31/15 1:15pm

diplomate move
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tyler Nelson

“Dear PoPville,

We live on a busy street in Dupont and had spots reserved legally through the city for our u-Haul. We paid the $55 fee and posted the signs the required 72 hours in advance. The morning of our move, a diplomat parked right in the middle of our spot (DC problems, right?). The city can’t ticket or tow them, so we are screwed trying to find new parking for a box truck in the middle of our very busy neighborhood, having to walk our heavy book cases, mattresses etc all the way down the block. Anyone ever had a similar issues?? Is there anything that can be done?”