A local look: Willow Fashion offers some of the best new fashions & gifts in Petworth

A local look: Willow Fashion offers some of the best new fashions & gifts in Petworth

Upshur Street in Petworth is home to more than just a bunch of restaurants, you can also find some great retail like Bentley's Vintage Furniture & Collectibles, Fia’s Fabulous Finds and Willow Fashion. I want to share a look at some of these local businesses who have worked to improve the neighborhood and may not get the attention they deserve.

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Pepco, grants and more: notes from ANC 4C July meeting

Pepco, grants and more: notes from ANC 4C July meeting

A quicker than usual Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting, ANC 4C ran through the agenda in an hour and a half, discussing Pepco issues, ANC Omnibus Act of 2016, CitiOpen tournament, the Office of the People’s Council, Slash Run, and a few grants.

(Ed note: My thanks to Sean Wieland for writing the below notes and photos at this meeting! Sean previously helped out at the ANC meeting by taking their official minutes during the very long April 2016 meeting.)

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Work for a non-profit? Check out this local workshop at the Third Floor

Work for a non-profit? Check out this local workshop at the Third Floor

If you work at or with non-profits, then you might be interested in an event on Saturday, July 23rd at 3:30pm at the Third Floor called “Capacity Building in the Arts,” a workshop with Michael Kaiser, a well-regarded arts leader. The event is hosted by Day Eight, a Ward 4 non-profit founded by local Robert Bettmann.

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Think yoga isn’t for you? Think again, says Lighthouse Yoga studio

Think yoga isn’t for you? Think again, says Lighthouse Yoga studio

Yoga is not just a passing fad. According to a recent study, 36.7 million people in the United States already practice yoga, up from 20.4 million in 2012. That means that over 10% of the US population now already takes yoga classes (or practices at home), and another 24% have said that they are likely to start practicing in the coming year! 

Luckily, Petworth residents have an easy way to get started. Lighthouse Yoga Center, a small, community-oriented and locally-owned yoga studio located at 4203 9th Street NW, offers a 6-week course called Yoga Fundamentals that’s a great way to introduce you to the practice in a non-competitive and unintimidating way. 

Ed note: I'm pleased to present an article by Julie Eisenberg, owner of Lighthouse Yoga on 9th Street and a long-time sponsor and supporter of Petworth News. Julie wrote this sponsored article on behalf of her studio's latest yoga class for beginners, called "Yoga Fundamentals."

Petworth News readers can save 10% off when you register with code PNews5 at checkout.

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Mural completed at Twisted Horn, back patio now open

Mural completed at Twisted Horn, back patio now open

Twisted Horn cocktail bar at 819 Upshur St NW, owned by Jamie Leeds (who also owns Hank's Oyster Bar and Hank's Pasta Bar) has a beautiful new mural adorning the wall along its back patio. Created by local artist Nakisha Durrett, the mural is a lighthearted play on a "twisted fairytale theme." 

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Shooting at 5th & Allison St, one injured

Shooting at 5th & Allison St, one injured

At an intersection known for summertime fireworks and people hanging outside late at night, a loud staccato of bullet fire confused some, scared others and injured one young woman.

The shooting on Saturday night around 10:30pm at 5th and Allison St NW was witnessed by several people and heard by neighbors for blocks around. Reports tell of anywhere from 6 to 15 shots, and from witness accounts at the scene, the shooters used both a handgun and a rifle.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D July meeting (seeking someone to take notes)

Draft agenda for ANC 4D July meeting (seeking someone to take notes)

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D meets on July 19th at 7pm at Truesdell Education Campus, 800 Ingraham St NW. Come hear Pepco try to justify the new rate increase now that they're owned by Exelon. 

Want to write the notes for ANC 4D?
Due to other obligations, I can no longer cover the 4D meetings in person. If there is someone who attends the 4D meetings who would like to write the notes, I'll publish you! If not, Petworth News won't have coverage of 4D meetings (I have offered to publish their official minutes). Contact me if interested.

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Meet Jonah Goodman, ANC 4C commissioner

Meet Jonah Goodman, ANC 4C commissioner

Since Petworth News started last year, I’ve invited all sitting ANC 4C and 4D commissioners to participate in interviews in a series called “Better Know a Commissioner!” The goal is to help residents to get to know the people who volunteer their time to represent constituents needs on the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. 

Today I’m happy to introduce Jonah Goodman, who is the ANC Commissioner for ANC 4C in Single Member District 4C10. Jonah took the place of Kathleen Crowley, who resigned in early Spring of this year. 

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