One of the best parts of our neighborhood is the small town atmosphere that the Cleveland Park Listserv helps to create. Each Friday we will pull out some (possibly out of context) gems from the Listserv to share with our neighbors and friends. We hope these outtakes of the neighborhood news will get you ready for another great weekend in Cleveland Park!
Bearded dragons available!
We need to find a home for our 2 year old male bearded dragon. We’ve had him since he was a baby and he’s now about 18 inches long, nose to very long tail. He’s been handled frequently and likes to climb up onto shoulders and even down backs.
Coyotes too (aka. it’s amazing which emails catch fire in the blogosphere)…
I saw a coyote this weekend on the corner of 39th and Rodman by Rock Creek Park. I just thought all of you with cats or small dogs might want to know.
The updates and repair here have been a complete disaster…
The incomprehensible traffic light replacement/non-replacement at this intersection now has resulted in there being No Walk/Don’t Walk signals when you cross Ordway on the east side of Connecticut (between the Park ‘n’ Shop and Dinos)! This is going to lead to injury or death, as this is a nasty intersection even *with* signals.
What passes for “a pity” in Cleveland Park?
A huge old American elm came down in the storm. The trunk would be incredible for a woodworker. It’s already been cut into huge pieces, large enough for a sculpture. It seems a pity just to mulch it.
NY and DC both in need of some good pitching?
I’m embarrassed I’m complaining about this, but I know I’m not the only one. My daily Washington Post delivery is routinely in the ivy/bushes — not nearly half-way to our front door. But our New York Times rarely makes it past the sidewalk. It frequently fails to get past the tree space, and one day last week it was literally in the street/gutter.
Unions as panacea?
In order to address understaffing problems, Pepco has at times hired non-union temporary contractors, instead of hiring new workers. Griffin estimates that Pepco currently employs 1,150 union workers and approximately 400 non-union contractors. The understaffing has led to problems that the IBEW warned about years ago.