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Announcements April 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Vespa

there is a stolen vespa in our back alley. If its yours email me.

Events April 20, 2017 at 11:22 am

Stand-up Comedy Benefit For The DC Center For The LGBT Community

GCDC May Poster

It’s been a tough year so far in the LGBTQIA community. The Trump administration is filled with horrifying appointments:

Ben Carson once compared homosexuality to bestiality;
Jeff Sessions once attempted to prevent an LGBT event from taking place in Alabama (he lost);
Mike Pence once tried to prevent gay people from having pizza in Indiana (he lost too).

At Grassroots Comedy DC, we’ve seen enough. We’re here to stand up against homophobia and bigots of all stripes with jokes, jokes and more jokes!

It’s the least we can do. Literally.

Come on out to the Bier Baron Tavern on Thursday, May 4, 2017 (doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm) for a stand-up comedy show benefiting The DC Center for the LGBT Community. Tickets are $12 and you can get them here.

See you at the show!

Neighborhood News April 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

Police Activity outside Atlantic Plumbing building on 4/20 morning

Anyone know what happened outside the Atlantic Plumbing apartment building this morning? the crime investigation unit had the street blocked off and there was a ton of police activity.

Home and Garden April 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

Recommendations for a Wireless Home Security System

I’m purchasing a new home and am in the market for a new home security system. The home is not pre-wired, so I’m gravitating towards a wireless system.

I’ve been reading a lot about some of the ‘smart’ security systems and SimpliSafe’s pricing structure seems intriguing (pay for hardware but minimal monthly cost with no long-term contract).

Does anyone have any suggestions for a quality system that won’t cost me and arm and a leg? I know I can always bundle a security system with my Comcast account, but I’m open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!

Life and Society April 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

Become A CPE Mentor!

Nationally, only 11% of low-income, first-generation to college students will earn a bachelor’s degree by their mid-20s. For over 20 years, Capital Partners for Education (CPE) has improved the futures of motivated, low-income high school students throughout the DC metro area by helping them to get to and through college. With 99% of CPE graduates transitioning into college and 70% graduating on time, CPE effectively helps students traverse the college process, transition into college, and graduate at more than 6 times the rate of their peers nationally.Mentoring is the cornerstone of CPE’s successful college preparatory program. If you are a college graduate, work in the DC metro area, and like to have fun, you already have all the skills to succeed in this program. We provide training and ongoing support throughout your mentoring relationship, so all you need to do is be yourself!A candidate must be:- At least 21 years of age or older.- Be a college graduate.- Should be willing to go through a background check with CPE.

The next orientation will be :

Thursday, April 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm

at the Bloomberg Government Building 1101 K St NW ,Washington, DC 20005 ! YOU MUST BRING A VALID PHOTO ID ! sign up- http://www.cpfe.org/mentor-orientations/ Point of Contact – Rianne Bonner email – rianne@cpfe.org cell – 510-384-5518

General Discussion April 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

Longshot – Lost Wallet

My name is Emily and I’m a regular POPville reader/Columbia Heights resident. I know this is a huge long shot, but I believe my wallet was lost this Saturday between 3:30-4:00 pm on the 53 North bus line, somewhere between 14th/T and 14th/Irving. It was a large forest green envelope style wallet. Aside from the routine hassle of a lost or stolen wallet, it also contained a few items of incredible sentimental value. I’ve done my due diligence in contacting all the necessary folks, but thought I’d try to get in touch with the community as a final effort. Maybe someone out there saw it/has it/turned it in to the authorities?

General Discussion April 14, 2017 at 10:42 am

What to do about noisy metal plates over road construction?

I live off Kansas and Missouri Ave in N. Petworth/Brightwood Park, and have a unique issue.

Last Saturday, construction workers came super early (not the issue, but annoying) and jackhammered a big hole in the street, presumably to access underground infrastructure. At the end of the day, they laid down those big thick metal plates you often see used to cover such sites. They haven’t been back since then, but I assume they’ll be back tomorrow since it seems Saturdays are the preferred work day for this site.

Over the course of the week, one of the metal plates loosened to the point that every time a car passes over it, it makes two loud bangs – one for the front wheels and one for the rear wheels. When a large vehicle (bus, trash truck) passes, it actually causes the ground/house to vibrate, and this is accompanied by a much larger “BOOM.” Missouri Ave. is a pretty major cross-city street with a lot of traffic, so the bangs can be as frequently as every second or two, depending on time of day.

My house is pretty close to the construction site, and the banging is slowly driving me crazy. My cat won’t even sit in the open window anymore (normally a given) because it’s so annoying. The window, for that matter, can’t really be open anymore until this passes.

So far, I’ve used the 311 app to send in construction repair requests, and I’ve directly emailed DC Dept. of Transportation. Neither has brought a response.

Anybody with any experience of this or any ideas for next steps? Hopefully it gets fixed soon but I want to be prepared if it’s not.

Thanks!

Events April 14, 2017 at 10:31 am

Neighborhood Community Yard Sales – Sat 4/29 & Sun 4/30 NW DC

Don’t miss a series of neighborhood yard sales throughout Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and North Portal Estates in upper NW DC.

The yard sales are Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30 from 9 am – 3 pm (if it rains on Saturday, sales will be on Sunday only).

Neighbors sell at their own homes or at the central location in front of Shepherd Elementary School at the corner of 14th Street and Kalmia Road, NW.

For a map and list of registered participants, go to: http://www.shepherdpark.org/yardsale.html

The yard sale is sponsored by the Shepherd Park Citizens Association (SPCA)

Announcements April 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

Wallet Found

If your name is Sean and you lost a Captain America wallet, I found it. Unless I see otherwise, I will deliver it to the address on the license this evening.

Announcements April 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Regulations of stair cases

I live on the second floor of my condo building, and the staircase railing has spaces wide enough that my toddler can fit through. She loves to walk up the stairs, and I have a mini heart attack every time she holds onto the railing when she goes up. Before I bring this up to our condo board, I want to see if there are any regulations that would support my position that we need upgrade the railing. Does anyone know anything about this?

Events April 13, 2017 at 9:57 am

Easter Party @ Girard Street Park this Saturday 11-1!

Join us for the 7th annual Neighborhood Easter Party THIS Saturday, April 15, from 11am-1pm at the Girard Street Playground, located on Girard St and 15th Sts. NW, next to the Columbia Heights Recreation Center. There will be Easter egg hunts, face painting, a photo booth, music, dancing, a blood drive, a book bag and school supplies drive to benefit kids with Sickle Cell, a basketball tournament, tons of food, and more! All are invited! Bring your neighbors and friends!

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Events April 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

 Insider Collective Featuring Kendra Scott

W Washington DC presents Insider Collective with Kendra Scott’s Summer Collection featuring specialty cocktails and shopping for a cause. 20% Of all proceeds will be donated to FAIR Girls to prevent the exploitation of girls worldwide through empowerment and education. RSVP at wwashingtondc.com/happenings.

Events April 12, 2017 at 2:51 pm

The 2017 New Play Festival

The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices.
Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of YPT students in a production that celebrates the
playwright’s craft.

Professional actors, dramaturgs and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater.

YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers.

Tickets are Pay What You Can/Voluntary Contribution. We know that not all our guests will be able to contribute, but if you can, please do so at the door!

***

NIGHT ONE: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 1, at 7pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St, NW
Night One Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightOne17

NIGHT TWO: MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 8, at 7pm
Theater J
1529 16th St, NW
Night Two Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightTwo17

NIGHT THREE: HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 15, at 7pm
The Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Pl, SE
Night Three Tickets: tinyurl.com/NightThree17

Events April 12, 2017 at 10:59 am

Bethesda Row Restaurant Week: April 17-23

Bethesda Row, Montgomery County’s premier shopping and dining destination, will host its 2017 Restaurant Week, Monday, April 17 through Sunday, April 23. Featuring 11 of Bethesda’s top culinary destinations, Bethesda Row Restaurant Week offers three-course lunches for $18 and three-course dinners for $34 from restaurants including Jaleo, Kapnos Kouzina, Mon Ami Gabi, Redwood, and Raku. For the full list of participating restaurants please visit BethesdaRow.com/bethesda-row-restaurant-week/.

Children April 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Kids 3-8: Join US for Fit Kids Stage Meet & Greet Mixer

We are hosting an Open-House, MEET & GREET on Monday, April 17.

Please join us at the mixer and meet our camp facilitators, get acquainted with our new location and find out about our Summer Fit Kids Hit the Stage program for children 3-8. There will also be an opportunity to register in-person.

A special discount will be offered to anyone who registers the night of our mixer. Bring the children and come enjoy light refreshments in a fun atmosphere!

We hope to see you there!!
– Sylvia & Tsion
Fit Kids Stage, Founders

WHERE:
Dance Institute of Washington
3400 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

WHEN:
Monday, April 17
(5:00PM – 6:00PM)

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Replied on April 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Vespa

there is a stolen vespa in our back alley. If its yours email me.
Replied on April 20, 2017 at 11:22 am

Stand-up Comedy Benefit For The DC Center For The LGBT Community

It’s been a tough year so far in the LGBTQIA community. The Trump administration is filled wi…
Replied on April 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

Police Activity outside Atlantic Plumbing building on 4/20 morning

Anyone know what happened outside the Atlantic Plumbing apartment building this morning? the crime …
Replied on April 20, 2017 at 2:46 am

Any experiences replacing slate?

Because slate is often called a “100-year-roof” homeowners sometimes assume that it doe…
Replied on April 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

Recommendations for a Wireless Home Security System

I’m purchasing a new home and am in the market for a new home security system. The home is no…
Replied on April 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

Become A CPE Mentor!

Nationally, only 11% of low-income, first-generation to college students will earn a bachelor’…
Replied on April 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

Longshot – Lost Wallet

My name is Emily and I’m a regular POPville reader/Columbia Heights resident. I know this is a hu…
Replied on April 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

Package Thieves in Shaw

The police department actually made two arrests in this case and has started doing sting operations…
Replied on April 14, 2017 at 10:42 am

What to do about noisy metal plates over road construction?

I live off Kansas and Missouri Ave in N. Petworth/Brightwood Park, and have a unique issue. Last S…
Replied on April 14, 2017 at 10:31 am

Neighborhood Community Yard Sales – Sat 4/29 & Sun 4/30 NW DC

Don’t miss a series of neighborhood yard sales throughout Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and Nor…
Replied on April 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

Wallet Found

If your name is Sean and you lost a Captain America wallet, I found it. Unless I see otherwise, I w…
Replied on April 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Package Thieves in Shaw

We’ve had the same problem in Dupont, a large increase in systematic package thefts since the…
Replied on April 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Liability for a camera sign

Yes, I’ve heard the same thing from our property manager. It’s definitely an issue.
Replied on April 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Locksmith Recommendations

Mike’s Locksmith out of Rockville does really thorough work, and uses those keys you can̵…