10/27/16 10:22pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

I can’t remember the last time everyone I know was talking about the same thing. I mean there are obvious examples like 9/11 and the 2000 election aftermath and Bill Clinton’s, uh, indiscretions and subsequent impeachment. What other past national obsessions come to you?

As for “regular”, even presidential, elections they don’t seem to come close, for me, as to how all consuming this one is. For obvious reasons. So I’m just curious what you guys think will fill the void in a couple weeks? The weather? Every restaurant the Obamas go to after they retire to Kalorama?

10/27/16 4:15pm

2829 16th St, NW courtesy Mexican Cultural Institute

From a press release:

“Opening celebration October 29 from 12:00 – 4:00pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

Don’t miss the Mexican Cultural Institute’s annual Day of the Dead celebration! This well-known community event is a quintessentially Mexican tradition and one of our most colorful displays of the year.

This year’s celebration will feature an installation piece by Mexican designer and creative director Luis Fitch. Fitch, the director of UNO Branding, will construct an altar-like installation evoking the aesthetics of papel picado, the festive punched paper often used as a symbol in Day of the Dead altars. It will be on view through November 14.

Additionally, the MCI will have a traditional altar dedicated to famed Mexican musician Juan Gabriel, who died earlier this year. (more…)

10/27/16 3:35pm


“Dear PoPville,

I’ve seen cars with these “notes (don’t block this space”) and suspect it’s likely the homeowner who expects the spot in front of their house to be reserved just for them. Interestingly enough the area generally has abundant parking so even if you were in “this space” there’s likely one just a few feet ahead or behind. Seems like someone got fed up with it! (Also there were several signs placed in the area. All have been ripped down expect this one. Apparently “this space” letter-writer doesn’t appreciate getting notes about acceptable behaviors.)”

10/27/16 3:15pm

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.


“This is Miles (@milesoffluff) from Mt. Pleasant enjoying a weekend on the Eastern Shore!”


“Ollie enjoying his new city life in Adams Morgan”

10/27/16 2:45pm

Rendering via Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority

But will there be a Wegmans?!?!

From a press release (yesterday):

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, Assistant Secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack, and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner for a ceremony recognizing the transfer of the Walter Reed Campus to the District Government.

“The wait is over and a new beginning is in sight at Walter Reed,” said Mayor Bowser. “Today marks an important milestone for Ward 4 and for residents across all eight wards. The Walter Reed Campus is one of the most important development projects in the District – it will bring jobs, affordable housing, economic opportunity and pathways to the middle class for thousands of residents.” (more…)