New PBS show spotlights Ruta del Vino in upcoming episode

New PBS show spotlights Ruta del Vino in upcoming episode

Local PBS station WETA (channel 26) has a new food/restaurant-focused show starting tonight, October 18th at 8pm called Check Please! Local Latin restaurant Ruta del Vino will get reviewed on the second episode on October 25th at 8pm.

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Howard University's 150th Homecoming Parade is Saturday, Oct 21st

Howard University's 150th Homecoming Parade is Saturday, Oct 21st

The legendary Howard Homecoming Parade is back! A community staple showcasing bands, celebrity appearances, and the University’s student organizations. Come celebrate with students and alumni and wear your festive Howard University colors as you come together for the prelude of the Howard Homecoming game.

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Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos in a three-day event here in Petworth

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos in a three-day event here in Petworth

Petworth Arts Collaborative is preparing for their biggest event since their founding almost a year ago and are seeking participants to share the three day event celebrating Dia de los Muertos. They are looking for people to participate in creating altars and artwork. The deadline to apply in their Call for Altars and Student Themed First Friday is fast approaching on Saturday October 28th. 

Here's a look at the three day event...

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SHARE Fair at Roosevelt HS gives you a chance to teach or learn from your neighbors

SHARE Fair at Roosevelt HS gives you a chance to teach or learn from your neighbors

The new Brightwood-Petworth Citizens Association is hosting their launch party and SHARE Fair  on Saturday, October 21st in the atrium at Roosevelt High School from 1:30-4:30pm.  

The SHARE Fair is a great opportunity for neighbors to learn from other neighbors and celebrate the diversity and skills present in our community.  

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Answers from Glen: bricks, roofs and sewer lines

Answers from Glen: bricks, roofs and sewer lines

Here's the next article in the Ask Glen! column, where readers can submit questions to local Petworth contractor Glen Sperling of Harmony Remodeling and get answers.

Today we look at a unmotared bricks, a roof and a sewer issue.

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Roosevelt HS is looking for families to host visiting French students for a week

Roosevelt HS is looking for families to host visiting French students for a week

The school is looking for parents of Roosevelt junior and students students willing to host the students at their homes for the week. It's a great opportunity for the students from both countries and the host families.

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Get your lederhosen, you're invited to "Blocktoberfest" on Randolph Street

Get your lederhosen, you're invited to "Blocktoberfest" on Randolph Street

There is no better time than the present to enjoy some gemutlichkeit while meeting members of the community over a good beer. Come join the Randolph Block Club this Saturday, October 14th from 4 pm to 10 pm for their Second Annual Blocktoberfest on the 500-600 block of Randolph Street NW. There will be beer, music, food and a lot of neighbors out having fun.

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Short Eats gets showcased at the Smithsonian's IlluminAsia festival this weekend

Short Eats gets showcased at the Smithsonian's IlluminAsia  festival this weekend

Set up inside Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave NW) as an ongoing pop-up restaurant, Short Eats serves delicious Sri Lankan rotis and curry bowls to Petworth residents in the know, and is one of my favorite new go-to places. And now a larger audience is getting the chance to experience this tasty pop-up as Short Eats has been selected to showcase their food at the Smithsonian's IlluminAsia Festival on October 14th and 15th.

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October meeting agenda for ANC 4D

October meeting agenda for ANC 4D

The following agenda is for the next Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D public meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 starting on 6:30pm. ANC 4D hosts their meetings at the Washington Latin Public Charter School in the Multipurpose Room. 

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Special election to select new commissioner for ANC 4D04

Special election to select new commissioner for ANC 4D04

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D is supposed to have six commissioners, but the extremely talented Commissioner David Sheon resigned from the Commission earlier this year to give more time to his non-profit that helps young adults, Community Carrot. In his absence, a special election to fill the empty seat is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17 starting at 6:30pm at the regular ANC 4D monthly meeting at Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 2nd St NW) . You can only vote if you live in Single Member District 4D04, and you have to vote in person, at the meeting.

To help residents get to know the candidates, here are quick interviews with both Jamie Barden and Chrysanthe "CC" Courniotes, offered in no particular order (I flipped a coin).

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Updates to MPD leadership in PSAs 401 - 409

Updates to MPD leadership in PSAs 401 - 409

Leadership of the Metropolitan Police Force in the Fourth District has seen some minor changes, including a new lieutenant in PSA 407, Lieutenant Todd Perkins. Here is a current list of leadership for the Police Service Areas 401 - 409.  You can see the full list on the Fourth District Roster on MPD's website.

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Agenda for ANC 4C October meeting

Agenda for ANC 4C October meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C will host their October meeting at the Petworth Library in the Community Meeting room on the lower level. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm. The names of commissioners requesting an agenda item are listed in parentheses.

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