Your captions in the comments and winners (free PoP t-shirts, onesies or tote bags) picked Friday. If you find a caption particularly funny be sure to let me know in the comments so I can select a reader pick too.
Ed. Note: I’m pretty tardy is sending out some past winners, I promise I haven’t forgotten you!
“I am pleased to announce that I’m coordinating DC’s first Master Naturalist Program scheduled to run this summer! If you have ever been interested in learning more about the natural world around you, and have the desire to “give back”, this program may be a good fit for you!
For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Master Naturalist Program, it has two components: an intensive volunteer training that gives a comprehensive overview of DC’s natural history, followed by a year-long period in which trainees complete 40 hours of volunteer service with pre-approved projects that advance conservation, environmental stewardship, and outreach in the District.
The classes will focus on DC’s physical environment, ecology, and then move on to DC’s flora and fauna. Class examples include: geology, forest ecology, taxonomy, birds, aquatic life, etc. Each class is taught by a local expert and is approximately 3 hours long, consisting of a presentation/lecture followed by a hands-on or field activity. (more…)
“My name is Josh Saltzman and I’m one of the owners of Ivy and Coney. We are excited to present to the neighborhood our planned roof deck expansion. This will entail us adding a full kitchen (because we know everyone is tired of eating just hot dogs), an outside bar and more seating. Additionally, the roof deck will have 12 foot walls and a retractable roof that will allow the deck to be enjoyed in all seasons and provide a large measure of noise reduction. We would love to here from all of you, our neighbors (and hopefully our customers), regarding what you think of our plans. We welcome all critiques, good and bad. We will be hosting a meeting at the Kennedy Rec Center this coming Tuesday, May 26th at 7 PM to answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to pass our information along to any fellow residents that are less technologically inclined. A small slide set with more details: Expansion-Overview (PDF)“
“This building south of the New Jersey Ave/Florida Ave is popping up – way up! I thought they were going to stop at just one floor above the surrounding houses…but no. They’re going even higher. Is this another Ella in the making?”
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 6-8 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.
“Oliver, an orange American shorthair. Capitol Hill but not in the 1%er area”
“This is Pawly of Columba Heights. He crossed the rainbow bridge over Memorial Day weekend at his favorite vacation spot Lake Anna. We was truly loved and will be deeply missed.”
“Lola, of Petworth, seriously on neighborhood watch.”
“Hot weather began early this year and that means the DC Department of Public Works trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, when temperatures are predicted to be 90° or more Tuesday, May 26-Saturday, May 30. DPW will observe Memorial Day, Monday, May 25; therefore, collections will “slide” to the next day.
Residents may put their trash and recyclables out for pick-up starting at 6:30 pm the day before their collections. Trash and recycling containers should be removed from public space by 8 pm on the collection day or a sanitation citation may be issued.
Throughout the summer, when the temperature is predicted to be 90˚ or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid health or environmental issues.”