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A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Stupid Fox: A member of the TakomaDC email list offers this warning—which comes in near-haiku form: “Big old fox sunning himself in our neighbor’s yard this morning. Vicious, bold tabby cat quietly slinked away.” Another member adds, “Vicious, bold, smart tabby…” while a third writes, “Good move on the part of the cat. Where do you live? Was it a red or grey fox or a cross? (I saw a red fox running down one of the trails in Rock Creek Park about a year ago.)” Yet another member adds, “I saw a fox last Friday on Military road in Rock Creek Park. Couldn’t tell the color as it was nighttime.”
Cleveland Park, ISO: Members of the Cleveland Park email list are in search of the following: “local spin classes,” “Lunar New Year Celebration,” “Caregiver/Assistant 1-2 Hours a Day,” “Website Developer,” “Short-term Housekeeping,” “roofer for slate roof,” “Illustrator,” “solar lighting specialist,” “catsitter—short notice,” and “an aerobed” to borrow. And a “loving dog” is “ISO a new home.”
I Miss My Mom: A member of the Palisades email list posts the following tip: “Just found a present in the street at Sherier and Manning, around 8:15 or so. It was addressed ‘to Dad from Liam and Court.’ Let me know if it is yours.” A second member of the list sends a similar message that reads, “We also found a wrapped present on Manning near Sherier this morning marked ‘To Mom, From Patrick.’ Please call if yours.”
Precisely: “I am wondering if anyone has a kitchen scale that measures grams to the hundredth or at least the tenth. My daughter is in the midst of a science project and the scale we have that measures to the whole number is not accurate enough. We would only need it for the day,” writes a member of the Brookland Kids email list. Presently, no one has offered up a baking scale for use.