Washington, DC

Thanks to Dan for sending:

“What happens upon return after leaving town for a few days over the 4th: tons of tomatoes (black cherry, midnight snack, orange tangerine, Barry’s crazy yellow), cucumbers, eggplant, more cayenne peppers than humanly consumable, and one lone sweet pepper. Plus ground cherries, Simpson Elite lettuce, and a bunch of sadly overripe produce.

Grown on the Hill-ish (if you’re 3 blocks directly East of Lincoln Park, what neighborhood are you in? Hill East? Kingman Park? Lincoln Park? Capitol Hill? Doesn’t-matter-because-it-will-have-a-new-name-anyway-after-RFK-development?)”

If you get a great garden haul this spring/summer please send a photo to [email protected] and let me know what neighborhood you are in. Thanks!  Great Garden Haul is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucy M

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904 H Street, NE

From an email:

“Saturday, July 13 from 3:30pm-5pm

One Saturday a month, Dio Wine Bar hosts Saturday happy hour for parents, guardians and their children. Families are welcome to enjoy drinks and food without the added expense of finding a sitter or getting the stink eye for bringing their little ones to the bar. On Saturday, July 13, we are opening at 3:30pm and are excited to host Lola and Pear Publishing for a children’s book reading as part of their Book, Babies, and Booze Tour. Sip on sangria while listening to The Adventures of Duke, the Therapy Dog: Duke Finds A Home. No tickets required, just bring yourselves!

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner takes place one Saturday per month from 4pm-5pm. Future dates are August 10, September 28, and October 26.”

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If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix 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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.

My HRA name is Little Bean, but my foster humans call me Kala after the Indian black salt because I’ve got little white spots in a beautiful chocolate coat! Don’t let my salty name fool you though — I love chin scratches, salmon treats, supervising your work and sticking my tongue out (blep!).

Because I’m so little, I survived the mean streets of DC by being a hide-and-seek master, and am still learning to trust scary open spaces like living rooms. My purrfect forever home would be laid-back, patient and full of cuddles. If you’re interested, please contact robert.fairbairn (at) gmail.com to set up a meet and greet through the Humane Rescue Alliance.

As an added bonus, if you’re over 50, my adoption fee is waived as part of the Boomer’s Buddies program! Standard adoption procedures apply.

Captain Falcon is a very good boy. He came to the shelter as a stray but has shown very good house manners. He is gentle to walk on the leash and is very motivated by food. Teaching this dog some new tricks should be a breeze! If you give him exercise, boundaries and lots of love he will be a wonderful companion. If you would like to meet Captain Falcon or you have a question about him, please email his Humane Rescue Alliance foster lauragabatino (at) hotmail.com.

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Not really a baby birthday photo but this picture cracks me up every time I come across it and cannot resist posting. Credit PoPville flickr user Betsy Law

“Dear PoPville,

Anyone have recommendations for venues in D.C. Maryland or Virginia for a baby’s first birthday or first birthday ideas? We’re looking for something that is mostly aimed toward adults, but is still friendly to little movers. All of the kid-friendly venues seem to cater to older toddlers.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

For the past week, when we’ve taken our dog out for his last walk of the evening (around 10 pm), we’ve noticed small, shiny/reflective bees or bugs flying around clover and grass. This is mostly next to a park near our house. They’re flying low to the ground and are too fast-moving (and it’s too dark) to see them clearly. Does anyone know what they are?”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if you could start a DClit list – literature about or set in DC (may need to differentiate between the two). I remember years ago being in a book club that read Breena Clarke’s “River, Cross My Heart,” and now I can never cross the Key Bridge without thinking about the history of Georgetown. I’d love to read more locally based books and poetry.”

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