The diary of a desperate allergy patient

The diary of a desperate allergy patient

I was like an alarm clock for my condo neighbors, violently sneezing every morning. Everyone knew when I was in the office because they could hear me sneezing, coughing and blowing my nose. My daughters claimed it was extremely embarrassing out in public. The last straw came with all the mouth breathing, people calling me “sir” at work on the phone, and sneezing through the prayer and sermon at church.

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The 2nd "People of Petworth" social is Friday, April 28th

The 2nd "People of Petworth" social is Friday, April 28th

Last month saw the kick-off of a new social gathering called the "People of Petworth." The new social is the idea of three residents who want to create a more "social" social by meeting up at a bar. It's a good way to try out new restaurants/bars and hang out with your neighbors. Everyone is invited to attend.

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A silent auction fundraiser for the Petworth Community Market's 2017 season

A silent auction fundraiser for the Petworth Community Market's 2017 season

The Petworth Community Market will kick off its eighth season on Saturday, May 6.

This year’s market will feature 20 vendors offering produce, meat, cheese, prepared foods and everything in between. The market takes place on 9th Street between Taylor and Upshur Streets. (Remember, there is no parking on this street from 7am – 1:30pm on Saturdays throughout the season).

They have a Kick-Off Fundraiser and Silent Auction on Monday, May 1, 6:30-9:30pm, at Ten Tigers Parlour. If you’d like you attend and support the market, you can get tickets online via EventBrite.

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SW Petworth Lemonade Social kicks off the season on Wednesday, April 26th

SW Petworth Lemonade Social kicks off the season on Wednesday, April 26th

The Southwest Petworth Lemonade Social will take place this Wednesday, April 26th from 6:30pm to dark at the grassy triangle located at the intersection of Kansas Ave & Quincy St/13th St.  

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Sherman Circle clean up on Sunday, April 30th

Sherman Circle clean up on Sunday, April 30th

ANC 4D Commissioner Amy Hemingway posted about an upcoming clean up effort for Sherman Circle. This is a great opportunity to help keep the popular local park looking ship-shape -- and then you can enjoy the Sherman Circle Social later that day.

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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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