Join DC Reynolds for the 3rd Annual Park View UNC fundraiser

Join DC Reynolds for the 3rd Annual Park View UNC fundraiser

The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition is holding its third annual fundraiser on Thursday, August 25th at DC Reynolds (3628 Georgia Ave NW), and you're invited to the party. When you take advantage of DC Reynold's Buy One Get One offer (BOGO) and buy one drink, DC Reynolds will donate the value of the second drink to the UNC. Pretty sweet!

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Roosevelt ribbon-cutting, school's open for students

Roosevelt ribbon-cutting, school's open for students

After many years and a $140 million renovation budget, Roosevelt High School, home of the Rough Riders, opened for students on Monday, August 22nd. The new class will graduate in 2021. Read some of the statements made at the ribbon cutting and see some pictures.

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Ideas flow at "Petworth Placemaking" community meeting

Ideas flow at "Petworth Placemaking" community meeting

Last week more than a dozen Petworth residents convened at the Library to discuss how our community could successfully host one of DC’s first open streets initiatives next spring. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and the DC Office of Planning secured a grant for a creative placemaking project and are planning an open streets event in Petworth in Spring 2017.

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DDOT issues abound at ANC 4C August meeting

DDOT issues abound at ANC 4C August meeting

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C met on August 10th and had what amounted to be a typically wonky meeting. MPD talked about 14th Street, DDOT presented and answers questions from the ANC (sans Director Dormsjo), and the topic of bike lanes and safety along New Hampshire Avenue got both the commissioners and the community in a tizzy. 

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From Petworth to Malawi, using technology to deliver high-quality healthcare

From Petworth to Malawi, using technology to deliver high-quality healthcare

I moved to Petworth in 2007, long before there was a Yes! Organic Market in the neighborhood and all the restaurants and stores along Upshur Street. It has been great to see the neighborhood evolve over time and connect with neighbors who are working on inspiring initiatives locally and globally.  

I would like to share with you one of the initiatives I am working on. 

This is a guest post by Roshani Kothari.

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Found this weird book... (take a survey!)

Found this weird book... (take a survey!)

Somebody dropped this really weird book on my porch today. Apparently it's full of phone numbers! Who knew?! I think I found your number in it, too.

Did you know that phone books waste a ton of resources? According to Vox Media: "All that wasteful printing produces roughly 3.57 million tons of greenhouse gases and consumes billions of gallons of water, despite the fact that recycled paper is generally used. Furthermore, municipalities pay millions of dollars to trash or recycle stacks of books that haven't even been removed from their shrink-wrapping. There must be a better way."

Read more, and take a survey about phone books...

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ANC 4C prematurely votes against the DDOT Livability Study

ANC 4C prematurely votes against the DDOT Livability Study

In typical dysfunctional form, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C voted at their meeting on Wednesday, August 10th to oppose DDOT's Livability Study recommendations (as yet unpublished at that time) about a suggested bike lane along New Hampshire Avenue between Grant Circle and Georgia Avenue.

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DDOT releases draft Livability Study recommendations

DDOT releases draft Livability Study recommendations

The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) released draft recommendations for the Rock Creek East II Livability study, their proposal for traffic changes to the Petworth area and Ward 4. The goal of the study is to identify ways for residents and visitors in the Petworth area to commute safely, whether by car, bike or on foot. The guidelines include recommendations for road improvements, bike lanes, crosswalks and more. 

Article by Rachel Maisler, a new Petworth News writer and editor of the Community Calendar.

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Special "Photos of Petworth" exhibition at the Petworth Library

Special "Photos of Petworth" exhibition at the Petworth Library

The Petworth Library has been collecting photographs of the Petworth area for the past two months for a special “Photos of Petworth” program to create a visual time capsule of the Petworth neighborhood in the summer of 2016. The Library will be hosting a special exhibit this Wednesday, August 11th at 7pm.

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Want to write for Petworth News? I'm looking for contributors!

Want to write for Petworth News? I'm looking for contributors!

If you're already involved in the community -- or want to be more involved -- and enjoy writing, I'm looking for contributors to write for Petworth News. I'm happy to chat with anyone who lives in Petworth, Park View, Brightwood, Crestwood, Shepherd Park, etc. I'm particularly looking for people who live in North Petworth and all around Petworth.

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