Thanks to a great company called Lorem, there's new features on Petworth News

Thanks to a great company called Lorem, there's new features on Petworth News

I build websites for a living so I’m pretty good with getting things on my blog set up the way I want them. Thing is, between work, family and the blog, I’m short on time, so I end up not doing some things that I wish I could. But... If you've been reading Petworth News for a while, you have seen some changes on the site lately. Well, I didn't get more free time, instead, I started working with a small start-up company called Lorem, who has a Petworth connection. And they're great. 

Here's some of the changes...

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Want to help clean up SW Petworth? Join the planning meeting on April 29th

Want to help clean up SW Petworth? Join the planning meeting on April 29th

New ANC 4C Commissioner Bennet Hilley sent out an email to the SW Petworth listserv, suggesting neighbors get together at the end of April to plan a neighborhood clean up and beautification day. Here's Bennett's message:

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Featured: 411 Farragut St NW, a large, beautifully renovated rowhouse

Featured: 411 Farragut St NW, a large, beautifully renovated rowhouse

This week's Featured Property is 411 Farragut Street NW, a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home featuring modern amenities, off-street parking and more in Petworth / Brightwood Park.

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Mapping Segregation in DC: Brightwood’s historic African American community

Mapping Segregation in DC: Brightwood’s historic African American community

In the third installment of their series, DC historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Shoenfeld will present their research on how real estate developers shaped the racial landscape of Ward 4. The first two presentations were fascinating, and I strongly encourage people to attend the next presentation.

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Come out to support upgrades at Petworth Rec Center

Come out to support upgrades at Petworth Rec Center

Councilmember Brandon Todd's office is looking for people to attend a Council Committee on Transportation & Environment meeting to testify in support of upgrades at the Petworth Recreation Center. You'll need to RSVP to testify. The meeting is Wednesday, April 26th at 10am. Details:

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"So many options..." a Petworth taqueria taste-test

"So many options..." a Petworth taqueria taste-test

Last month, newly minted Taqueria del Barrio on Upshur Street joined Taqueria Habanero and Mezcalero Cocina Mexicano on 14th Street to form a sort of Petworth "taqueria trifecta" of taquerias. Three trendy taco joints, all opened recently or in the last few years, at all around the same price point, within half a mile of each other. When you want a taco, what's a hungry resident to do?

Contributing writer Yuliya Panfil decided this called for a taco taste test. Here's her report...

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Short notes from ANC 4C April meeting

Short notes from ANC 4C April meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 4C held its April meeting on the 12th. Here are the highlights:

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    There's a new date for Celebrate Petworth, chance to get involved

    There's a new date for Celebrate Petworth, chance to get involved

    The Celebrate Petworth festival is usually the first week of June, but this year it has been moved to the Fall to accommodate schedules, permits, etc. This year's festival looks to be bigger, with more food, more stages and hopefully beautiful Fall weather.

    Founder Tom Pipkin sent out an email to the local listservs today:

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    Getting to know Community Forklift, from DC Green Living

    Getting to know Community Forklift, from DC Green Living

    Petworth resident Roshani Kothari, who writes the DC Green Living blog, published a really good overview of the very cool Community Forklift organization. Check it out...

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    CM Brandon Todd & ANC Commissioner Cooper look to get a meeting with DC Courts

    CM Brandon Todd & ANC Commissioner Cooper look to get a meeting with DC Courts

    There are two main concerns expressed about DC Superior Courts taking ownership of the old Petworth post office at 4211 9th Street NW, specifically its location close to the burgeoning Upshur Street retail and restaurants, and the lack of communication with the community about the facility.

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    It's a giveaway! Win Alec Baldwin's memoir, "Nevertheless" (ended!)

    It's a giveaway! Win Alec Baldwin's memoir, "Nevertheless" (ended!)

    The giveaway has ended!

    Wednesday night my wife and I went to see Alec Baldwin speak at the Lisner Auditorium at GW University. He's really a dynamic, entertaining speaker and can go on for hours with his great stories. Alas, it was a short hour and a half, but we received two copies of Baldwin's autobiography, Nevertheless.  So I'm giving away one copy of the book to readers, for free!

    Enter for free!

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    Draft agenda for April meeting of ANC 4D

    Draft agenda for April meeting of ANC 4D

    Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D meets on Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 Second Street NW) in their multipurpose room.  Draft agenda...

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