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President Lincoln's Cottage has its biggest fundraiser of the year next month on May 19th and 20th (2-5pm), and like every year, it's surely going to be an awesome event. Bourbon and Bluegrass brings together a family-friendly event of food, drink, games and music on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, where President Lincoln used to vacation to get away from the White House.Read More
Every spring I look out on my yard and tell myself, “Yes, this will be the year I create my garden.”
Several weeks later, I am cursing every square inch of greenery and wondering just how many weeds there could possibly be in this postage stamp of a yard, most likely because I tried to take a shortcut.Read More
The Department of Transportation has announced their decision on changes to Sherman Circle. The original plan called for one lane of the Circle to be closed; however, they have decided to keep the two lane design with some minor modifications.Read More
A few years ago, Ryan DaSilva wrote about home renovations -- the ones that will get you the best return on your investment. He said that one of the best things you can do is to renovate your kitchen. So heeding his own advice, his family took on a kitchen reno project this past summer! Here's a walk-through of the process they went through, with before and after pictures, to help you get an idea of what it might be like if you plan on doing a renovation.Read More
The Petworth Community Market has its 2018 Kick-Off Fundraiser at Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave NW) on Monday, April 23rd from 6:30 to 9:00pm. The market needs funds to help cover the cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits at the market, along with the city's exorbitant fees.Read More
The Washington City Paper has announced its 2018 “Best of DC” list, and several Petworth establishments are among those to receive superlatives. From praise for Slash Run’s greasy burgers to Timber Pizza and Ruta del Vino, never has Petworth’s growing recognition as a cultural and culinary destination been so evident.Read More
Roosevelt High School has its share of champions, from scholars who went to France and other countries to the Rough Riders football team. Add one more amazing Petworth teen to that growing list, Taahir Kelly, who's headed to Australia to run in the Down Under 18th Annual International Games. It's an amazing opportunity for this 17-year old, and he could use your help with raising funds for the trip.Read More
Now in its third year, the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmers' Market opens its 2018 season on Saturday, April 14th. Located at 5501 Colorado Avenue NW (between Longfellow and Kennedy Street), the market brings delicious pre-made foods, fresh produce, coffees, kids' activities and so more much.Read More
Kennedy Street received a Main Streets designation recently, leading to streetscape improvements like new sidewalks, benches and trash cans that make the area mare visually appealing and welcoming. The Kennedy Street Development Corporation led the effort for the designation, and continues to work for community-focused improvements and opportunities. One piece of that are more social gatherings in the area.
Here’s two upcoming events...Read More