Thursday, May 26, 2011

Outdoor pools open this weekend

Saturday is opening day for DC public pools. And while the forecast calls for rain, Sunday and Monday look fantastic. 

The DCPR website has an easy-to-search map of all outdoor pools in the city, which will be open from 12-6 pm on weekends only until June 21. Here are some of my favorites:

Georgia & Euclid NW
Think Giant or the Wonderland are the only places you see way too many people you know? Nope, try this pool, too. 

24th & N
Morning recap central. Remove those earbuds and just eavesdrop on the conversations around you.

East Potomac 
Ohio Drive SW
Create your own mini-triathlon. Bike to Hains Point. Swim a mile in the pool. And run the Ohio Drive loop. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Farmers’ Markets Open Saturday

The first Saturday in May means one thing. No, not the Kentucky Derby. Neighborhood farmers' markets are open for business! Here is a rundown of what you can find at Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant and U Street this weekend.


Looking for what's in season? This is a good resource (PDF) from Fresh Farm Markets.


Columbia Heights Community Marketplace

9 am to 2 pm – Civic Plaza @ 14th & Kenyon & Park

runs through December 17


Bella Terra Family Farm - Comus, MD

Bonaparte Breads - Savage, MD

Briar's Farmstead - Boyce, VA

Chapel's Country Creamery - Easton, Maryland

Chesley Vegetable Farms - Smithsburg, MD

Dragonfly Farms - Mount Airy, MD

Ginger Juice - Washington, DC

Gunpowder Bison - Monkton, MD

Les Caprices de Joelle - Jessup, MD

Liberty Delight Farms - Resiterstown, MD

Licking Creek Farms - Needmore, PA

Pleasant Pops - Washington, DC

Springfield Lamb - Kent County, MD

Spriggs Delight Farm - Sharpsburg, MD

Stachowski Brand Charcuterie - Arlington, VA

Twin Post Farm, LLC - Princess Anne, MD

Upper Crust Bakery - Silver Spring, MD


Mt. Pleasant Farmers' Market

9 am to 1 pm – Lamont Park @ Mt. Pleasant & Lamont streets

runs through November 19


Atwater's Bread - Baltimore, MD

Cherry Glen Goat Cheese - Boyds, MD

Earth Spring Farm - Gardners, PA

Groff's Content Farm - Rocky Ridge, MD

Panorama Baking Company - Alexandria, VA

Pleasant Pops – Washington, DC

Quaker Valley Orchards - Biglerville, PA

Reid's Orchards - Adams County, PA

Richfield Farm - Manchester, MD

Truck Patch Farms - Frederick, MD


14th & U Farmers' Market

9 am to 1 pm – Reeve Center @ 14th & U streets

runs through November 19

Cherry Glen Goat Cheese - Boyds, MD

Copper Pot  - Washington, DC

Dolcezza - Washington, DC

Garner's Produce - Montross, VA

Kuhn's Orchards - Adams County, PA

McCleaf Orchard - Biglerville, PA

Mountain View Farm - Fairfield, VA

North Mountain Pasture - Markelsville, PA

Panorama Baking Company - Alexandria, VA

Pecan Meadow - Newburg, PA

Plant Masters - Gaithersburg, MD

Truck Patch Farms - Frederick, MD

Whisked DC - Washington, DC


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lost dog in Meridian Hill Park

A friend found a calm and friendly dog with no leash while in Meridian Hill Park Monday evening. She had no collar and no leash but was obviously well cared for. The dog had no microchip. More info:

The dog is probably about 3 years old, a female and has an excellent temperament. She appears to be trained to walk on and off the leash. She's currently at the NY Ave shelter. Her ID is A1300513 and they've named her Kelly. Unless I reclaim her or someone goes into adopt her specifically she goes through a five day evaluation process and then hopefully up for adoption. Anyway, I highly recommend someone go get this dog. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pics: Sundress Party on a Cloudy Day

Rain drops may have been falling but that didn't stop the Wonderland from having its annual Sundress Party. Now in it's seventh year, this day of bared shoulders for all is one of Columbia Heights' most unique traditions.

Here's a look at some of the competition for the best dressed.

P.S. The bride won.