Petworth teachers turn to crowd-funding to support their class projects

Petworth teachers turn to crowd-funding to support their class projects

When school social worker Keri Sartin moved to her new office at West Education Campus, the room only had a couple of round tables and a few chairs. When I visited her a few weeks into the school year, she showed me the repurposed preschool cubbies she had scavenged and turned on their side to make shelves for the toys, games, and other supplies she uses to help anxious students feel more at ease.

The is the first article by new contributing writer Adrienne Chu.

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Petworth Jazz Project this Saturday at 8th & Taylor

Petworth Jazz Project this Saturday at 8th & Taylor

The best recurring outdoor jazz series in DC is on again this Saturday, September 24th at Petworth Park (8th & Taylor Streets NW). This Petworth Jazz Project once again features the amazing music of Mark Meadows, the dance of Petworth Dance Project, kids' music by Baba Ras D, food by Chik's Chik'n Food Truck and pre-show, in-between and post-show music by DJ Unknown (Richard Patterson).

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The "fashion scene" in Petworth: interviews with a wink to Fashion Fest and NY's Fashion Week

The "fashion scene" in Petworth: interviews with a wink to Fashion Fest and NY's Fashion Week

On Saturday, August 27th, during the awesome Petworth Jazz Project, on what was a hot and humid 93 degree day, I walked around talking to neighbors about fashion, capturing it on video. What I found is a crowd of neighbors who love to consider fashion, and a bunch that don't give it a second thought. And while the New York Fashion Week may not be the number one thing on their minds, it was obvious that enjoying a sense of community (and great music) was high on the list. And Saturday is the Petworth Fashion Fest on Upshur Street.

Watch the video!

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The first Petworth Fashion Fest is this Saturday

The first Petworth Fashion Fest is this Saturday

This Saturday, the inaugural Petworth Fashion Fest will transform the 800 block of Upshur Street into the fashion center of the nation’s capital for an afternoon. Organized by the owners of Willow Fashion and Fia’s Fabulous Finds, the Petworth Fashion Fest will feature nearly three dozen clothing and accessory vendors, along with live performances from local DJs.

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