Local astrobiologist and 7th Street rocker David Grinspoon speaks at Loyalty Books on Wednesday the 24th

Local astrobiologist and 7th Street rocker David Grinspoon speaks at Loyalty Books on Wednesday the 24th

Petworth has many cool residents, and I’m particularly fond of Dr. David Grinspoon who lives in our neighborhood and is a world-renowned astrobiologist and writer. He’ll be reading and doing a Q&A about his latest book, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm at Loyalty Books (827 Upshur St NW).

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Featured Condo, Columbia Heights edition: 1305 Clifton Street NW

Featured Condo, Columbia Heights edition: 1305 Clifton Street NW

This week's featured property is a renovated condo at 1305 Clifton Street NW in Columbia Heights. Unit 3 in the 119 year old building is available, offering two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and over a thousand square feet. The building was renovated 10 years ago, and offers a ton of great amenities.

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Fox 5 DC to broadcast from Petworth Rec Center Friday morning

Fox 5 DC to broadcast from Petworth Rec Center Friday morning

If yer down with Fox 5 DC, they're broadcasting live from the Petworth Rec Center on Friday morning, starting at 6am, focusing on Petworth. Here’s a rundown of the morning’s interviews and segments…

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Local DC company remodelmate is offering Petworth residents $500 towards any renovation [sponsored]

Local DC company remodelmate is offering Petworth residents $500 towards any renovation [sponsored]

Remodeling a home can suck. It can be stressful, unpredictable and is always costly. Enter local renovation heroes remodelmate, a local DC startup that used technology to take some of the stress and cost away from home renovations, and makes the process more transparent.

Plus, they’re offering Petworth News readers a special discount!

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Councilmember’s Corner: Lemonade stands should be legal for kids

Councilmember’s Corner: Lemonade stands should be legal for kids

I firmly believe that government should promote youth entrepreneurship. The legislation I introduced supports and encourages the entrepreneurial ambition of children across the District and will allow our future tycoons-in-the-making the opportunity to begin their enterprising path to becoming business owners.

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This week's Featured Rental is a house in the middle of Petworth

This week's Featured Rental is a house in the middle of Petworth

This bright and spacious rental townhouse sits in the middle of Petworth at 814 Emerson Street NW, with easy access to the restaurants and activities on Upshur and Kennedy Streets! The house was recently renovated from top to bottom and offers 2,400 square feet of hardwood floors, tall ceilings, modern features, four bedrooms and three and a half baths.

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The Petworth Community Wall mural: Neighborhood icons, with an artistic twist

The Petworth Community Wall mural: Neighborhood icons, with an artistic twist

If you’ve walked by the Petworth Community Wall at 829 Upshur Street in the past few months, you’ve probably seen a mural featuring a few recognizable neighborhood icons like the Petworth Library, public sculptures by Uzikee Nelson and Lisa Scheer. They’re framed, collaged and layered with a cascade of red dots and energetic, abstract marks. The mural pops and catches the eye as you walk or drive down the street.

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June rains bring July flowers to Petworth

June rains bring July flowers to Petworth

If you’ve found yourself walking around our beautiful neighborhood admiring the flowers and wondering what you’re looking at, we’re here to help. Welcome to "Petworth Blooming,” our popular series by Steven Feingold featuring some of the most common plants seen around Petworth.

This month we look at onion, black-eyed susans, begonias, phlox and more!

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Draft agenda for ANC 4C July meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C meets on Wednesday July 10, 2019 in the basement of the Petworth Library from 6:30-8:45pm. Here’s their draft.

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A look at July 4th festivities at the Old Soldiers' Home (AFRH)

A look at July 4th festivities at the Old Soldiers' Home (AFRH)

It’s really not a problem to see fireworks in Petworth. Once 9pm rolls around, the neighborhood skies are filled with all sorts of legal and illegal flying explosives to delight the eye and terrify the dog. (Be sure to keep your dogs safe!)

Every year the Friends of the Soldiers Home and the Armed Forces Retirement Home team up with sponsors to put on a family-friendly event with food, beer, music, games and more. It’s a great place to spend the holiday appreciating your neighbors, and your freedom.

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Petworth Arts asks... "Are You Free in America?"

Petworth Arts asks... "Are You Free in America?"

For their July “First Friday” event on July 5th, Petworth Arts Collaborative is putting on another creative evening, this time with an exhibit titled “Are you Free in America?”

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Ugly Bathroom from the 70s? No need to spend $20K on a new one… re-color it! [sponsored]

Ugly Bathroom from the 70s? No need to spend $20K on a new one… re-color it! [sponsored]

An old bathtub can be expensive to replace — and take a lot of time and effort. Instead of replacing it, Petworth News sponsor and local real estate agent Marc Dosik recommends recoloring the tub! [sponsored]

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