Help paint some benches at Grant Circle

Help paint some benches at Grant Circle

Join Friends of Grant Circle this Sunday, April 2nd at 10 am to help keep Grant Circle looking great! Last year, we painted all the benches inside the Circle. This week we'll tackle the benches around the playground on the north side (5th and Webster).  We'll deadhead the daffodils that have finished blooming and pickup trash as well. 

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Don't argue with your neighbors, talk...

Don't argue with your neighbors, talk...

Petworth resident Caroline Cragin has started Community Mediation DC, a neighborhood mediation program modeled after successful mediation centers in Maryland. The program is still in its infancy, but already has a website and a core team of volunteer staff who are ready to take cases.

Mediation comes to DC with a kickoff meeting on April 5th at Petworth Library...

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"District Soup," community projects, music and a winning idea for Kennedy Street

"District Soup," community projects, music and a winning idea for Kennedy Street

Watch presentations, eat soup, listen to music, VOTE and help improve the 14th & Kennedy Street area!

Join the Kennedy Street Development Corporation (KSDC) and the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street (CAUFS) at their next "District SOUP" event at the Back Alley Theater. Four neighbors will present community projects to help support the neighborhood, while all money generated will go to help one of those projects become a reality. And you get a vote.

There will be food, drink and music, courtesy of Petworth-area musician David Curtin on his guitar...

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You're invited to the ribbon cutting and celebration for Community Carrot

You're invited to the ribbon cutting and celebration for Community Carrot

Community Carrot, the new non-profit from David Sheon is having a ribbon cutting ceremony and will open its doors at 508 Kennedy St NW for their first class of "entrepreneurs in training" on Saturday, March 25th at 2pm. They'd love to have the community come out to support them.

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Give a toast to kids at the DC SCORES fundraiser at Petworth Citizen

Give a toast to kids at the DC SCORES fundraiser at Petworth Citizen

Petworth Citizen is hosting a fundraiser for the really worthy kids' non-profit on Tuesday, March 28, between 5-7pm for a happy hour benefiting DC SCORES. 10% of alcohol sales during the two hours will directly benefit their poet-athletes.

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"People of Petworth" Social is a fun excuse to meet neighbors and grab drinks

"People of Petworth" Social is a fun excuse to meet neighbors and grab drinks

Petworth is getting known for its Socials... from Grant Circle to Southwest Petworth to Sherman Circle. Add to this list one more, a new Friday evening social to be held at local bars in the neighborhood. It doesn't really have a name yet, but the idea is simple: meet your neighbors, grab a drink and be social.

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Could broken rail clips on Metro line be the cause of shaking houses in Petworth?

Could broken rail clips on Metro line be the cause of shaking houses in Petworth?

WTOP published a really interesting overview of the recent Federal Transportation Agency report on the status of the ongoing Metro repairs. FTA investigators have been closely monitoring WMATA and its employees as the SafeTrack process continues to work on existing defects in the metro system. One of the conclusions from the recent FTA report concerns the issue, first reported by Petworth News on December 13th, about the shaking and noise Petworth residents are experiencing since this summer.

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Come to a literary happy hour, raffle & fundraiser for the Petworth Library — with me reading Updike!

Come to a literary happy hour, raffle & fundraiser for the Petworth Library — with me reading Updike!

The Friends of Petworth Library is joining up with Petworth Citizen for a special happy hour to raise funds for the Library on Tuesday, March 21st from 5-7pm. There will be a raffle for some excellent books, and five locals will be reading their choice selections from authors who have March birthdays. Petworth Citizen will donate 10% of the alcohol sales during Happy Hour (5 -7pm) to the Friends group.

So come out and drink and listen to excerpts of the celebrated authors as read by local peeps -- including me reading from Rabbit, Run by John Updike.

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Know a 18-24 year old who wants to own their own business? Time's running out to get onboard with Community Carrot

Know a 18-24 year old who wants to own their own business? Time's running out to get onboard with Community Carrot

David Sheon is an entrepreneur, an activist and an ANC commissioner, and that's the least of what he does. His latest endeavor is a non-profit to work with DC youth who want to do something with their lives that's under their control. David's non-profit is called DC Community Carrot, and it is designed to help youth 18-24 learn to become entrepreneurs. Here's an update from David:

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Help make Momma's Law permanent - take 5 minutes to send an email or choose to testify

Help make Momma's Law permanent - take 5 minutes to send an email or choose to testify

The recent legislation passed by the DC Council to strengthen the animal cruelty laws in DC is only good for 90 days. It's up to the Council to make it permanent, and it's up to you to help make it happen.

Send a Councilmember an email, testify in front of the Council and keep pushing DC government.

Want to take five minutes and help make Momma's Law permanent? Here's how...

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ANC 4D draft agenda for March 21st meeting

ANC 4D draft agenda for March 21st meeting

Here is the draft agenda is for Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D public meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm. ANC 4D hosts their meetings at the Washington Latin Public Charter School in the Multipurpose Room.  

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Green DC Living looks at solar panels

Green DC Living looks at solar panels

Petworth neighbor Roshani Kothari has a new blog called Green DC Living where she looks at ways to make homes "greener" in affordable ways. She has a recent blog post about Solar Solutions and adding solar panels to your home. Here's a preview of the article...

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A look at some questions about basement apartment conversions and zoning

A look at some questions about basement apartment conversions and zoning

The topic had clearly struck a nerve.

When Roshani Kothari, neighbor and real estate agent with DCRE Residential, invited fellow residents to come to learn more about “Understanding Zoning and Legal Basement Conversions” back in November 2016, the community meeting room of the Petworth Library pretty much filled up.

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Featured Property: Charming rowhouse at 5520 4th Street NW

Featured Property: Charming rowhouse at 5520 4th Street NW

This week's Featured Property is a charming rowhouse located at 5520 4th Street NW, offered by Marc Dosik and Help-U-Sell Federal City Realty. The house is located near the Kennedy Street corridor, recently selected for Great Streets and in the running for a Main Streets designation from DC.

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WMATA looking for volunteers for new vibration study - Will new tests clear up the issue of shaking houses?

WMATA looking for volunteers for new vibration study - Will new tests clear up the issue of shaking houses?

If you think you’re affected by metro trains and want to participate in a study, send your name, address and phone number via email to WMATA representative Ann Chisholm. You will most likely need to allow the engineers to access your home to measure. Read the article for details...

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What's new alley cat?

What's new alley cat?

The Humane Rescue Alliance has launched a creative initiative to help combat the city’s growing rat problem while providing a second (or maybe third) life for cats in their shelter who might not otherwise be adoptable.

The Blue Collar Cats program places healthy cats with businesses and homeowners in alleys and alcoves around the city. The cats’ only job: patrol their domain for rodents. The program is similar to a barn cat program that might be found in rural areas. And they're looking for businesses or homeowners who want to support one of the Blue Collar Cats...

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