A daschund was found near Grant Circle this afternoon, and he's now at Humane Rescue Alliance. If he's yours... he's waiting to come home! You can call them at (202) 726-2556.Read More
This afternoon, MPD Lieutenant Anthony Washington, who leads Police Service Area 407 (east of Georgia Avenue in Petworth) sent an email to the MPD 4D listserv giving his farewell. He's being transferred to MPD headquarters to the Command Information Center. The new Lieutenant is...Read More
For more than a decade, Petworth resident Louis Henderson has helped DC youth learn about the civil rights movement, non-violent resistance, and self-expression through a program called Civil Rights Cafe. Now, Henderson has decided to expand the program to his home neighborhood in hopes of inspiring more teens to apply the non-violent teachings of the Civil Rights movement to their everyday lives.Read More
It’s Black History Month and the District of Columbia African American Legacy Foundation (DCAALF) is celebrating. Join us for a social networking event at one of Petworth’s favorite spots, Petworth Citizen, on Thursday, February 23rd from 5-7pm. It’s a chance to meet some new folks and catch up with your neighbors, and Petworth Citizen will be donating 10% of bar sales to DCAALF.Read More
Lunch is always an adventure for me as I rarely have concrete plans. On a particular rainy and wet Tuesday, things turned out a little different for me. I got up from my desk and set off on my journey to find a nearby eatery that someone told me about. At the end of this lunch-time journey, I was humbled and grateful for all the small things in life.Read More
I really wanted to find a way to help people get signs, but the logistics of printing hundreds of signs and shipping across the country seemed daunting. But a friend and I came up with a solution, a new company called Stand Up! Signs — because right now is the wrong time to sit down and be quiet.Read More
The Park View bookstore, Walls of Books, celebrates its one year anniversary on Saturday, February 18th. Amazing that a year has gone by, and awesome that the book store continues to do well.
Owner Pablo Sierra reached out to say they are throwing a party at the store to celebrate from 1pm - 4pm, with a their popular story hour at 2pm. There will be raffles held all day, some tasty cake and other food and drink. And of course, books.Read More
There's a new blog in Petworth called Green DC Living, designed to share great home renovation, energy and real estate information to help residents make smart decisions about their homes. Written by Petworth resident Roshani Kothari, Green DC Living will share tips and resources for greening homes.Read More
by Elissa Fuchs
Figuring out the DC school lottery isn't easy, and the deadline to apply is fast approaching. Parents and guardians have under two weeks to submit their lottery applications to My School DC for public school grades Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. The lottery application deadline is March 1st.
The deadline for high school grades 9 through 12 was February 1st and has now passed. (Though, according to Emerald Becker, Director of Enrollment at DCPS who spoke at the February 8th ANC 4C meeting, you can still apply; you should check with My School DC for the details.)
For anyone unfamiliar with the process, here’s how it works...Read More
As summer approaches (and it is, sooner than we think!), the next season of the Petworth Dance Project is getting organized. Founded in 2015, the Dance series is a complex and expensive program, as it involved professional dance troupes and choreographers from the top studios and companies in the DMV.Read More
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D meets on the third Tuesday of the month, but going forward, will now meet at 6:30pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 Second Street NW) in their multipurpose room.Read More
“Those hustlers you see on the street corner are really frustrated entrepreneurs.”
David Sheon heard his Petworth neighbor Gary Lockhart speak these words after a daytime shooting shook the 8th and Jefferson community last spring. David, an ANC 4D commissioner, helped to organize a community meeting at the Brightwood United Methodist Church, and it was there that he began to see the crime problem in a whole new way.
“It was like a shot through me,” David said, describing the impact of Lockhart’s words to him.Read More
One of the local TV news channels is looking to do a story about the shaking that Petworth residents have noticed from Metro trains running underground. They want to meet up with a resident or two next week for the story during rush hour (morning or night rush hour) to film. Learn more...Read More
New emergency legislation from the DC Council seeks to help protect those who can't speak for themselves.
Because of a handful of Petworth residents (and a lot of people around DC and the country), the welfare of companion animals kept outside has changed for the better.Read More