Sunday, July 8, 2018

Still Life with Robin: Welcome Back, DCist

DCist is back!
by Peggy Robin

DCist was out of our lives for seven long months + a week -- from November 2, 2017 to June 11, 2018. How we missed it! And how good it is to have it back again, telling us everything we needed to know about goings-on in our city. Practical things, like how the filming of Wonder Women has closed off streets around MacPherson Square this weekend:

….and things that are both practical and fun, like a guide to What’s Opening at the Capital Fringe Festival and Where to Find It:

And then there are stories that are just weird – like “Rat Attack in Dupont Circle”

Here’s another animal story you might find more to your liking: 
Be sure to scroll down and play the video of the deer frolicking in the Metro.

Then there’s the feature I always loved best (and glad to see it resurrected in the new DCist):
“Overheard in DC”

While exploring what’s old and what's new in DCist, I just happened across the last issue of the old DCist before the hiatus (Nov 2, 2017), and found this recommendation of a great source for hyper-local news:

“YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION: Want to learn if you're the only one who got packages stolen off your porch? Interested in finding a new nanny? Concerned about changes taking place in your neighborhood? I am a not-so-secret sucker for community listservs, which serve all these purposes and more. Most neighborhoods have one, most famously Cleveland Park, and they work by distributing emails to a list of people who've signed up, with varying degrees of curation.“

Well, if DCist is going to plug the Cleveland Park Listserv, I am more than happy to return the favor to DCist – especially now that it’s back and better than ever!

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local, usually on Saturdays but occasionally on Sundays.

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