“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
But on Wednesday, Winberg got an update on Facebook: Someone had spotted the water heater yet again. This time it was behind a dumpster in Midtown.A water heater that business owner Chad Winberg found dumped on his property later appeared at a different dumpster in Anchorage. Winberg picked it up and, once again, took it to the driveway of the man who dumped it. (Chad Winberg photo) In a brief interview Monday, the owner of the water heater, whom the Anchorage Daily News has not identified because he has not been charged with a crime, admitted he left the huge metal shell at Winberg's business. He then said he took it to the dump. But when Winberg drove to the dumpster off Latouche Street, he found the water heater leaning against a fence. The water heater had easily identifiable spray paint markings made by Winberg the week before. It wasn't clear how long the water heater had been there. Winberg picked it up, spray-painted it some more and wrote: "Return to sender. Address not deliverable. Thanks, Anchorage." On Wednesday afternoon, Winberg drove back to the man's South Anchorage house and, once again, dropped it off in the man's driveway. He later recorded a Facebook Live video of the man rolling the water heater up the driveway. In a second video, a grinning Winberg drives past the house, and sees the man with the water heater at the top of the driveway. "Looks heavy! Take it to the dump this time!" he yelled. "Whatever," the man can be heard saying. Winberg, in a phone interview Wednesday, said he was both amused and disappointed t...
Locals Go is hosting the Half Baked Cannabis Bar Crawl, a new version of its tried-and-true bar crawl that's just a little, um, higher. Happy Times, Midtown Smoke Shop, and Vape N Smoke, along with the Marijuana Doctor, will be at Shots to disseminate information about their products and how to obtain your own medical card, all while classic stoner films such as Friday and Pineapple Express play in the background. If you’re planning to pregame with something other than alcohol, just be sure to pace yourself through those five free drinks. 6 p.m. Saturday at 311 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-571-0439; wherelocalsgo.net. Tickets cost $15 to $20 via eventbrite.com.Courtesy of Soul TavernDinner and a Flow at Soul Tavern. This Sunday, Soul Tavern, along with representatives from Green Monkey, will host a 75-minute yoga class, followed by a prix fixe inside the restaurant. A portion of Soul Tavern’s dinner proceeds will benefit the Kristi House Child Advocacy Center. 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 1801 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-925-0799; soultavern.com. Tickets cost $30 for yoga and $45 for dinner. RVSP by phone or emailing email@example.com.Claws for a Cause at Oceans 234. Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach has teamed up with B the Difference to host Claws for a Cause, a fundraiser for neurofibromatosis. Expect a beachside lobster bake, live entertainment, and a selection of cocktails. A portion of ticket proceeds will go toward assisting individuals with neurofibromatosis. 6 p.m. Sunday at 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach; 954-428-2539; a href="http://oceans234.co... (Miami New Times)
Image 6 of 9FILE - Calvin Walter, who came to Houston a year and a half ago for treatment of a blood disorder, lives under the U.S. 59 overpass in Midtown. FILE - Calvin Walter, who came to Houston a year and a half ago for treatment of a blood disorder, lives under the U.S. 59 overpass in Midtown. Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 7 of 9... (Chron.com)
Photo by Meagan FlynnAfter Houston Health Department inspectors toured the U.S. 59 underpass near Wheeler Station in Midtown, the City of Houston is temporarily kicking out the homeless people who live there to conduct a thorough cleanup of the area.Dr. David Persse, director of the city's Public Health Authority, ordered the city to "abate the public health nuisance" under the freeway after he found human waste, makeshift toilets, large amounts of pigeon and crow droppings near or on people's tents, some dead birds and overflowing trash bins in the vicinity, according to a memo Persse sent to Mayor Sylvester Turner. "I don't want to sugarcoat this and try to make it pretty," said Marc Eichenbaum, the mayor's special assistant for homelessness initiatives. "There's a lot of filth that is jeopardizing their health, and that's why we've taken action. We want to mitigate the impact as much as possible, but we should not be okay with the homeless living in the dirt and filth that they are right now."But as the homeless prepare for the cleanup — which will commence at 8 a.m. Thursday — some are wondering how they will manage to keep larger belongings, like mattres... (Houston Press)