Yep, they’re all mine… and my partner photographed them. And the bromeliads in the top row? They’re in pots and must come inside this winter. I fell in love with bromeliads when I visited Venezuela in July 2007 with Luis. While the orchid is the country’s national flower, the bromeliad is a close second. You see them everywhere.
Yeah, it’s Monday night. Consider this Saturday dog blogging. Remember to send your pooch photos to [email protected] in JPG format.
Meeting Julie and her dog, Finn, of Borderstan. Finn is a 9-month-old Kerry Blue Terrier, very energetic and playful (I know him). His breed is originally from Ireland and Wikipedia has this to say about the Kerry Blue:
It bears repeating again and again and again… there are things you can do to reduce the likelihood of your car having its windows smashed and your valuables taken. I originally posted, “Car Talk: Are Your Hookups Showing?” on August 21. Please: Read it. I have even posted the text below so you don’t have to click on the link.
These crimes in or near Borderstan on April 16. Info from EveryBlock WDC and based on MPD crime reports.
- 1500 block of 16TH ST NW Burglary: Burglary while a building is not occupied. Crime reported during the Day (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) shift on April 16, 2009.
- 1300 block of 15TH ST NW Burglary: Burglary while a building is not occupied. Crime reported during the Day (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) shift on April 16, 2009.
- 1600 block of P ST NW Robbery: Robbery (force and violence). Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on April 16, 2009.
From Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle:
Hello, Dupont neighbors: Please join the Dupont Circle ANC for a day of community service in and around our neighborhood on Saturday, May 2. We have created a Dupont Circle Neighborhood team for the 2009 Servathon, hosted by Greater DC Cares. Through the Servathon, Greater DC Cares connects willing volunteers to much-needed community projects around the city and metro area. Please join our Servathon team by following this online link.
No surprise to me that Dupont is better than Georgetown for people watching. From Paul at Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets:
According to MPD 3rd District, there was a shooting very early Saturday morning in Adams Morgan. This is from the MPD 3rd District listserv on Yahoo! Groups:
This morning there was a shooting in the 2400 block of 18th street NW. In the early morning hours there was a physical fight between two males. During the fight both males brandished handguns. The fight then turned towards control of the handguns. One male managed to wrestle the handgun away from the other. The other male then fired two rounds at the other males who ran away from the scene. Two officers who were on the scene observed what happened gave chase and made an apprehension. Two guns were recovered were on the scene and a arrest was made. – Inspector Edward Delgado, MPD 3rd District
- 14th and You reports on their Friday-night outing to HR-57 to hear Antonio Parker. Yes, HR-57 is located right here in Borderstan at 1610 14th Street NW.
- From Greater Greater Washington: Lewis calls out the antis: Roger Lewis criticizes neighborhood opponents for their vociferous opposition to the Wisconsin Giant and to the Tenley-Janney public-private partnership. He writes, “Some residents of the District cling to a suburban mentality. This mentality, coupled with government mismanagement, can obstruct desirable redevelopment. Living in cities means accepting and even embracing change.” (Post)
Borderstanians: A reminder that the April community meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 208 is tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. This month’s meeting is at a different location, Stead Recreation Center at 1625 P Street NW. Block captains are especially encouraged to attend this month’s meeting. Details from PSA 208 personnel follows.
West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is part of PSA 208.
Nice… Gallery plan b in Borderstan (1530 14th Street NW) has an exhibition and silent auction of major works from Washington’s Robert Brown Gallery. It opened on the 8th and runs through May 11.
The opening reception is this Saturday, April 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Details follow and are online.
Following are crimes that occurred in Borderstan (parts of PSAs 208 and 307) on April 10. These are from EveryBlock WDC, which are gathered from MPD crime stats.
- 1500 block of 14TH ST NW. Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on April 10, 2009.
- 1500 block of 16TH ST NW. Theft: Burglary while a building is not occupied. Crime reported on April 10, 2009.
Following are some selected, more serious crimes (burglaries, robberies, stolen autos, assaults) that occurred April 12 in PSA 208 in the Dupont Circle area (but outside of Borderstan). These crimes are from the MPD 2nd District listserv on Yahoo! Groups; you must join to be part of the listserv.
From the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA):
As a reminder, our next happy hour is Thursday, April 16 at Veranda (11th & P NW) from 5 to 8 p.m. Vernada’s own Chef Nathan Wallin will prepare some delicious appetizers free of charge. Below are the drink specials:
We have vigorously avoided taking sides in political contests or making posts that show much in the way of approval or disapproval toward an elected office holder. (I hope we succeed most of the time.) It is not the purpose of Borderstan.com.
This story — about a former officeholder — is too good to pass up. I hadn’t heard about former DC Councilmember Harold Brazil’s problems with law enforcement until I saw this posting over at City Paper’s City Desk News blog: ” Harold Brazil Alleges Racist Epithet Preceded His Pissing on Shop Floor.”
Nothing funny about the alleged use of a racial epithet, of course. But the rest of the story is… unusual for a former councilmember. Enjoy.
From Painterly Visions… there is an opening reception this Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Irvine Contemporary for Shawne Major’s “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World.”