A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Food & Retail Find a Good Fit at Maketto

Maketto (1351 H Street) is an interesting animal, part clothing shop, part coffee house, part bakery, part Asian restaurant, and part bar. Coffee and baked goods go together pretty easily, and it's not hard to sneak a bar into the mix. But Asian fare, sneakers, and t-shirts? Hmmm...yet Maketto manages to pull it off in such a way that nothing looks or feels out of place.

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New Playground Now Open at Trinidad Rec

Photo courtesy of BeyondDC.com

The new playground at the Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street) opened to the public today.

Throwback: Doing it God's Way Baptist Church of Love

Doing It God's Way
I was sorting through some old photos recently and thought it might be fun to share. So don't be surprised if you suddenly see some of these pop up on the block in the near future. This particular photo was taken a little over a decade ago (March 27, 2005).

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J. O. Wilson Elementary's 3rd Annual Community Carnival & Flea Market


Spring Community Carnival and Flea Market
Saturday May 2nd
10am to 3pm
Jumbo Yard Sale, Artisan Market, Food, Games and Activities for Kids, Moon Bounces, Live Music, Community Play Date!

J.O. Wilson is located at 660 K Street.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Do You Know this Gray Striped Cat?

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A reader sent in a photo of a grey tabby cat with stripes and a white belly. She has the cat in her garage, but is looking to locate the owner ASAP. The cat has a red collar and was found in the 1300 block of Holbrook in Trinidad. The cat appears well fed and is friendly toward people. Please note that this cat appears from the photo to have its eat tipped. Contact Robin.Jones[at]gmail.com if you recognize this cat. More photos below.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lost Gray Cat: Cloudy [UPDATE: Cloudy has Been Found]

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Cloudy is the gray cat

A reader writes in regarding a missing cat:

I'm hoping your readers can help my neighbor find their missing cat. It is the gray one in the photo and goes by the name of Cloudy. He is quite small (almost kitten size) and does not have a collar. He was last seen at 11th & G Streets NE on Thursday evening and what makes the situation desperately sad is that his brother - the black cat in the photo was killed in a hit and run on 11th Street the same evening.

If anyone has seen Cloudy or knows of his whereabouts, please contact Anya at 202 258 6910.

Finding Cloudy would greatly help this family overcome the loss of their other cat. Thank You! 

Cloudy turned up at the shelter. As of 30 minutes ago his owners were on the way to pick him up.
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Friday, April 17, 2015

A Reader Seeks to Locate a Stolen Backpack


A reader writes in hoping to recover his backpack that was stolen during a mugging:

I'm a neighbor in Trinidad, and I was attacked and robbed by a group of kids on the 1100 block of Montello Ave at about 11:30 PM this past Wednesday, April 15th. Taken was my wallet, an LG lucid smartphone (black, no case), and a backpack.
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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Harmonicas Edition

See harmonicas in a completely new light at Gallery OonH this Friday. Artist Bob "Hof" Hoffman, the Harmonica Man will give a presentation at 8pm. Image credit: Amanda Hoffman. 

[Editor's note: Apologies for the late posting, but click the links following the Thursday events to learn more about how and when you can view the works.]

Thursday, April 16

Cheryl D Edwards’ Studio – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

PRISM features the works of Cheryl Edwards, Lisa Farrell, Lisa Rosenstein, and Lynn Slyvester. The artists’ works are reminiscent of a dispersive prism’s reflection and splitting of light into components. For more information, click here.
Cheryl D Edwards' Studio is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

MPD Seeks Persons of Interest in 4/12 Robbery Snatch on H

MPD released this video showing two persons on interest in a 4/12 robbery snatch in the 900 block of H Street. You can call MPD at (202)727-9099, or anonymously text them at 50411, if you have any information. CCN 15-051-597.

ANC 5D 4/14 Recap

Videos shot by Edward Milton

The video is in three sections and I've been warned there is a break between videos while the guy taping deleted files to clear up space on his phone. If you are curious or worried about the gaps you can listen to the full audio recording.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ANC 5D Meeting Tonight 7-8:30pm [UPDATED]

The MOM's is an anchor tenant at the Hecht Warehouse development on New York Ave.  
Two of three presentations on this month's agenda relate to the development.

Apologies for the late notice on the agenda, but it was not publicly distributed via email until early this morning. Although someone did share a photo with me of a rather mangled agenda posted to a resident's door. Here's stuff you need to review last month's meeting. If you missed last month's meeting there's a good change you also missed the "ANC 5D Treasurer's Report - March 10, 2015." This is a document produced by the Treasurer, but not approved by the full ANC. It's not been adopted as an official document, and that's pretty much not going to happen for various reasons. But it is important because it lays out the Treasurer's concerns with ANC 5D financials and the manner in which they have been conducted. It also seems likely that ANC 5D will vote tonight to participate in the ANC Security Fund. This will allow them to spend money from their account. You can find screen shots of it at the bottom of this post.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

All Hell Broke Loose on H Street Last Night

The scene on H Street once things cooled off a bit

You'd have been hard pressed to miss all the action on H Street last night. There were a ton of MPD cruisers out and police tape for blocks surrounding the 1100 block of H Street. We heard early reports that it was a domestic kidnapping, and then that it was related to the Census shooting. Both would turn out to be true. I'll leave the full narration to MPD's press release that appears below.

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