Helping local businesses and transforming Petworth's economy through microfinance Initiatives

Helping local businesses and transforming Petworth's economy through microfinance Initiatives

Following the closing of some local businesses, Petworth is at a unique crossroads concerning its economic development. Do we let commercialization take its course, overrunning the surrounding local enterprises? Or do we change the tide and take action to support our neighbors’ businesses?

A Georgetown University non-profit is ready to offer micro-transactional loans to small businesses to help them succeed.

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Make therapy sessions a walk in the park with the Kennedy Counseling Collective [sponsored]

Make therapy sessions a walk in the park with the Kennedy Counseling Collective [sponsored]

What if you could go for a walk and talk to someone, dig into what’s going on in your life and have someone there to help? That someone is the Kennedy Counseling Collective, and they’re starting a new program to help neighbors get the benefits of therapy while reducing stress.

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A new Petworth music festival looks to bring the healing power of music to DC on October 19th

A new Petworth music festival looks to bring the healing power of music to DC on October 19th

DC’s newest fall music festival is just around the corner (Saturday, October 19th, 11am - 6:30pm). Down in the Reeds is a day long fall music festival, celebrating the power of music to heal across culture and community.

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Next update meeting on playground enhancements at the Petworth Rec Center

Next update meeting on playground enhancements at the Petworth Rec Center

Learn more details about the proposed playground and splash park changes and other upgrades, and offer feedback to the architects and designers.

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Detours, bus routes, street closures, and towing details for October 5th "Open Streets" event

Detours, bus routes, street closures, and towing details for October 5th "Open Streets" event

DDOT will close three miles of Georgia Avenue on Saturday, October 5th from 8am until 6pm for their “Open Streets” event, being held from 10am until 2pm.

Bus routes, no parking and towing enforcement will all be affected.

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9th Street BARJ: A look at the DC Courts adolescent pre-adjudication center

9th Street BARJ: A look at the DC Courts adolescent pre-adjudication center

Petworth used to have a post office on 9th Street. Even if the people who worked there weren’t always the nicest, it was convenient. When it closed in 2015, people wondered what was going to come next. Condos? A new business? In 2017, we found out it was going to be a youth pre-adjudication center run by the DC Courts. And now, it’s getting ready to open.

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Fall Fest at the Old Soldier's Home on Sunday, 9/29

Fall Fest at the Old Soldier's Home on Sunday, 9/29

Your guide courtesy of Friends of the Soldiers Home for Fall Fun Fest this Sunday, Sept. 29, 9am to 5pm, Armed Forces Retirement Home.

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A community meeting on repeat violence brings questions, but answers and solutions are slow

A community meeting on repeat violence brings questions, but answers and solutions are slow

On Monday September 16, 2019, two incidents of gun fire impacted our community near 4th and Taylor Streets. In total, 40+ rounds of bullets were shot in the direction of a house and/or individuals in our community. Bullets hit several houses and the community is scared and angry.

A guest article by Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jonah Goodman (4C10).

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Barricade situation brings Georgia Avenue closure, helicopters and swat team

Barricade situation brings Georgia Avenue closure, helicopters and swat team

This morning started nice, then police, helicopters and ERT (DC’s version of SWAT) closed down Georgia Avenue between Hamilton and Kennedy Streets (5200 to 5300 Georgia Ave) due to a man with a gun, allegedly barricaded inside 5320 Georgia Ave.

DC Police report no injuries and that no one is in danger.

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Own a business? Learn about Main Street Grants this Wednesday

Own a business? Learn about Main Street Grants this Wednesday

Own a business and want some financial help in getting a new storefront or interior upgrades to help improve business and connect with residents? There’s a special program called Great Streets that can provides tens of thousands of dollars. Learn more at a session this Wednesday.

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Help make "Open Streets" great for your community -- volunteer!

Help make "Open Streets" great for your community -- volunteer!

Volunteer for the Open Streets project put together by the Mayor’s office and DDOT on October 5th and help make it a great event for your neighbors. You’ll get swag, a warm feeling of being involved, and will have time to enjoy the event, too!

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Taste of Uptown winners! Come out and enjoy Wednesday night!

Taste of Uptown winners! Come out and enjoy Wednesday night!

On Wednesday, September 25 from 5-9pm, Uptown Main Street will host its second annual Taste of Uptown walking food tour. Petworth News gave away tickets to two lucky winners!

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