Found! — Something to Squawk about: Look out for a lost Cockatoo from Buchanan Street!

Found! — Something to Squawk about: Look out for a lost Cockatoo from Buchanan Street!

“Baby” is a White Goffin Cockatoo that went missing on Sunday, June 16th from near Buchanan Street and Georgia Avenue NW. Baby is white with peach coloring under her feathers and beak, and yellow coloring around. She also a great dancer.

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Get Ready for the Kennedy Street Festival on June 22nd! Here’s details…

Get Ready for the Kennedy Street Festival on June 22nd! Here’s details…

The 6th Annual Kennedy Street Festival is happening on June 22nd from 12-4pm in parking lots and in front of businesses along the the 300-800 blocks of Kennedy Street NW.

Here’s all the details!

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Draft agenda for ANC 4C June 19th meeting

Draft agenda for ANC 4C June 19th meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C meets on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30pm at the Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave NW) downstairs in the large meeting room. Here’s their draft agenda.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D's June 19th meeting

Draft agenda for ANC 4D's June 19th meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D meets on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 2nd St NW). Here’s their draft agenda.

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Cats, Bikes and DGS… quick notes from ANC 4C’s April meeting

Cats, Bikes and DGS… quick notes from ANC 4C’s April meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C met on April 10th for their regular meeting. The agenda wasn’t too full. Below are the highlights, including discussion on HRA’s cat count project, the upcoming Bikeshare station on Illinois Avenue, and more.

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Take a stroll for Earth Day, and bring your decorated umbrella with you!

Take a stroll for Earth Day, and bring your decorated umbrella with you!

The 2nd Annual Umbrella Stroll along 14th Street sponsored by Uptown Main Street kicks off this Saturday, April 20th from 12-3pm.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D's April 17th meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D has its next meeting on Wednesday, April 17th. (Note they used to meet on Tuesdays but have moved to Wednesdays.) ANC 4D meets at 6:30 pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 2nd St NW).

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Wild turkeys pop up in the area again, and it's not even a holiday

Wild turkeys pop up in the area again, and it's not even a holiday

Several residents along Decatur saw a turkey wandering near Decatur and Kansas Avenue NW this weekend. This is not the first time they’ve traipsed around the neighborhood, surprising people — most people don’t realize that there are wild turkeys in the area.

Petworth News contributing writer Tamar Lechter wrote about turkeys in the area in 2018, so we’re republishing it below on this occasion.

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Cheesemonster Studio opens this weekend on Kennedy Street

Cheesemonster Studio opens this weekend on Kennedy Street

Charcuterie, beers, wine… cheese! Get ready for Cheesemonster Studio, the new bar, culinary studio and event space at 713 Kennedy Street NW. The new business is a partnership between Bergen Phillips and beverage veterans Hilarey and Brian Leonard of Lost & Found in Shaw and Free State in Dupont.

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Notes from the March ANC 4C meeting

Notes from the March ANC 4C meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C had its regular monthly meeting on March 13th. Here are the notes, covering a report by MPD Captain Sean Conboy on the detaining of youth at the Petworth Metro, some updates from the mayor’s office and more. It was a shorter than normal meeting.

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Update on city services for Kennedy & 5th Street

Update on city services for Kennedy & 5th Street

Jasmin Benab, the ever-present, hard-working member of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety team, sent an email out this afternoon on behalf of Kevin Donahue, the deputy mayor, regarding recent updates on city services and next steps for 5th and Kennedy Street.

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Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

On Friday, February 15th, surrounded by bright colorful posters and toddler-sized school chairs, a very large crowd of residents and government officials gathered at Blandi's Child Learning Center to talk about the recent shooting at 5th and Kennedy Streets, along with other crime issues in the area.

The take-away? According to MPD Chief Peter Newsham, the intersection of 5th and Kennedy is the most dangerous intersection in their Fourth District.

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