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Squawk! From the New Hill East email list comes this unusual concern: “Okay- so this is very off topic, but I just came home to find an injured pigeon flapping around on my porch. It looks like he is injured in some way and has taken refuge on my front porch. He can flap his wings and slide about, but he doesn’t appear to be able to take flight. I know pigeons are not the most prized winged creatures, but are there any rescue groups that would help this bird?” No other neighbors have offered suggestions.
Sweet Tooth: The Georgetown Metropolitan muses, “According to Google, there’s not a single dentist’s office in Georgetown. This might need to change. Why? Because Georgetown is becoming one giant purveyor of sweets. GM has noted in the past that once the second IceBerry opens up on Wisconsin, the only dessert desert will be filled in. When you’re anywhere on Wisconsin or M, you’ll be no more than a block and a half away from ice cream.” And the blog reports that L.A.-based Pinkberry will be opening soon. Says one commenter, “Georgetown used to have a dentist, but he got hooked on the laughing gas. Don’t know what became of him.”
Not in My Park View: Park View D.C. reports, “Six days ago, on June 17th, the placards when up at 2917 Georgia Avenue announcing the application of a Class ‘A’ Liquor Store named Georgia Liquors. According to the placards (read here), the intent of owner Michael Ressom is to open a full service liquor store operating to the full extent that ABRA allows. Not surprisingly, the reaction in the surrounding community — including local listservs — has been swift and staunchly against adding another liquor store to the already over-saturated alcohol economy of Lower Georgia Avenue. Among the community’s many concerns are the property’s proximity to the Bruce Monroe Park.” Commenters are displeased. One says, “Yes, at the 1B ABC meeting, he said a ‘nice clean store’ that also sells lotto tickets, chips, cigarettes, and maybe beer singles. Yeah, BS,” while another says, “Great…just what Georgia Avenue needs, lets get another nail salon or strip club too.”
Cleveland Park, ISO: This week, members of the Cleveland Park email list are requesting “moving boxes,” “an American flag,” “Resume and Cover Letter Assistance,” “Summer baseball instruction,” “Italian language teacher,” “babysitter for Monday,” “Where to buy a full-sized Metro map,” and “French books.”