Petworth resident teaches non-violent approaches to neighborhood teens through the Civil Rights Cafe 

Petworth resident teaches non-violent approaches to neighborhood teens through the Civil Rights Cafe 

For more than a decade, Petworth resident Louis Henderson has helped DC youth learn about the civil rights movement, non-violent resistance, and self-expression through a program called Civil Rights Cafe. Now, Henderson has decided to expand the program to his home neighborhood in hopes of inspiring more teens to apply the non-violent teachings of the Civil Rights movement to their everyday lives. 

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Celebrate Black History with DCAALF at Petworth Citizen

Celebrate Black History with DCAALF at Petworth Citizen

It’s Black History Month and the District of Columbia African American Legacy Foundation (DCAALF) is celebrating. Join us for a social networking event at one of Petworth’s favorite spots, Petworth Citizen, on Thursday, February 23rd from 5-7pm. It’s a chance to meet some new folks and catch up with your neighbors, and Petworth Citizen will be donating 10% of bar sales to DCAALF. 

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Announcing Stand Up! Signs — a great way to share your voice through yard signs

Announcing Stand Up! Signs — a great way to share your voice through yard signs

I really wanted to find a way to help people get signs, but the logistics of printing hundreds of signs and shipping across the country seemed daunting. But a friend and I came up with a solution, a new company called Stand Up! Signs — because right now is the wrong time to sit down and be quiet.

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Walls of Books celebrates its one year anniversary on Saturday (a year already??)

Walls of Books celebrates its one year anniversary on Saturday (a year already??)

The Park View bookstore, Walls of Books, celebrates its one year anniversary on Saturday, February 18th. Amazing that a year has gone by, and awesome that the book store continues to do well. 

Owner Pablo Sierra reached out to say they are throwing a party at the store to celebrate from 1pm - 4pm, with a their popular story hour at 2pm. There will be raffles held all day, some tasty cake and other food and drink. And of course, books.

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Guest Post: Tips for getting solar panels for your home

Guest Post: Tips for getting solar panels for your home

There's a new blog in Petworth called Green DC Living, designed to share great home renovation, energy and real estate information to help residents make smart decisions about their homes. Written by Petworth resident Roshani Kothari, Green DC Living will share tips and resources for greening homes.

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"My School DC" wants to help parents as school lottery deadline looms

"My School DC" wants to help parents as school lottery deadline looms

by Elissa Fuchs

Figuring out the DC school lottery isn't easy, and the deadline to apply is fast approaching. Parents and guardians have under two weeks to submit their lottery applications to My School DC for public school grades Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. The lottery application deadline is March 1st.

The deadline for high school grades 9 through 12 was February 1st and has now passed. (Though, according to Emerald Becker, Director of Enrollment at DCPS who spoke at the February 8th ANC 4C meeting, you can still apply; you should check with My School DC for the details.)

For anyone unfamiliar with the process, here’s how it works...

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Petworth Dance Project looks to neighbors to get ready for 2017 season

Petworth Dance Project looks to neighbors to get ready for 2017 season

As summer approaches (and it is, sooner than we think!), the next season of the Petworth Dance Project is getting organized. Founded in 2015, the Dance series is a complex and expensive program, as it involved professional dance troupes and choreographers from the top studios and companies in the DMV. 

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DC Community Carrot seeks to find and support young adults looking to be entrepreneurs

DC Community Carrot seeks to find and support young adults looking to be entrepreneurs

“Those hustlers you see on the street corner are really frustrated entrepreneurs.”

David Sheon heard his Petworth neighbor Gary Lockhart speak these words after a daytime shooting shook the 8th and Jefferson community last spring. David, an ANC 4D commissioner, helped to organize a community meeting at the Brightwood United Methodist Church, and it was there that he began to see the crime problem in a whole new way.

“It was like a shot through me,” David said, describing the impact of Lockhart’s words to him.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hank's Cocktail Bar with a special "(No) Limit To Your Love" menu

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hank's Cocktail Bar with a special "(No) Limit To Your Love" menu

Do you have plans for Valentine's Day? Flowers, candy and a nice card? Dinner plans?

This February 14th, Hank’s Cocktail Bar invites you to order as many drinks as you and your special someone would like from the "(No) Limit To Your Love" menu...

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Is your house shaking from Metro trains? A TV reporter wants to meet you

Is your house shaking from Metro trains? A TV reporter wants to meet you

One of the local TV news channels is looking to do a story about the shaking that Petworth residents have noticed from Metro trains running underground. They want to meet up with a resident or two next week for the story during rush hour (morning or night rush hour) to film. Learn more...

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Hard work and caring help make animal welfare stronger in DC

Hard work and caring help make animal welfare stronger in DC

New emergency legislation from the DC Council seeks to help protect those who can't speak for themselves.

Because of a handful of Petworth residents (and a lot of people around DC and the country), the welfare of companion animals kept outside has changed for the better. 

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