Guide to the Spring Fling event at the Soldiers’ Home

Guide to the Spring Fling event at the Soldiers’ Home

Your guide courtesy of Friends of the Soldiers Home for Spring Fling tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, Noon to 5pm, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, D.C.

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Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

The DC Council has passed two votes so far on approving additional funding for the construction and other changes needed to open the pool at Roosevelt High School for local residential use. Another vote and Mayoral approval still need to be done.

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Best Community Blog and 4,000 other reasons to say thanks!

Best Community Blog and 4,000 other reasons to say thanks!

The end of May 2019 makes Petworth News four years old! This site was started on a fluke, and quickly became something of value to the community — which I’m extremely grateful for. This month we were named Best Community Blog (2nd Place!) for the fourth year in a row, and just hit 4,00 Likes on Facebook. Time for a party!

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Making composting easy for a better future

Making composting easy for a better future

Kathleen Brophy wants you to know how easy composting is in DC – and important.

It’s easy, Kathleen says, because the DC Government makes it easy! Under the city’s Zero Waste DC program, there are compost drop-offs at farmer’s markets in all eight Wards. Materials accepted there include fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and tea, grains, beans, cereals, eggshells, and cut and dried flowers. Just drop off your food waste every Saturday from 9am to 1pm and be on your way.

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Get 20% off and an amazing literary experience for Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th

Get 20% off and an amazing literary experience for Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th

Saturday April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day. The DC Indie stores will be decked out and celebrating all day with special deals and events (story times, author events, parties, etc.). And this year, there will be extra awesomeness: DC bookstores are hosting the first-ever Bookstore Crawl!

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How to take advantage of the Security Camera Rebate Program (updated)

How to take advantage of the Security Camera Rebate Program (updated)

When DC's Private Security Camera System Incentive Program officially launched in February, most of Petworth was left off the eligibility list (only PSA 403 was eligible). Thanks to the persistence of neighbors, ANC 4C and 4D Commissioners and Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, now all of Petworth is eligible to participate (PSAs 403, 404, 406 and 407). Here's what you need to know...

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President Lincoln's Cottage to convert to an AirBnB, offers historic amenities

President Lincoln's Cottage to convert to an AirBnB, offers historic amenities

In what’s surely a first for a Registered National Historic place and museum, President Lincoln’s Cottage, on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Petworth, will be converting the historic mansion into a rentable housing unit with AirBnB.

Now you can really sleep in the Lincoln bedroom!

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About those metal posts you see around Petworth and DC [videos]

About those metal posts you see around Petworth and DC [videos]

You’ve seen these odd-shaped metal posts on the streets in Petworth and around DC, even if you didn’t know what they were. Almost all are painted and some, like the ones in Mt. Pleasant, have been converted to miniature art installations. (There’s one on 16th Street that has tennis balls stuffed inside.)

So what are they?

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The Wammies music awards return invigorated and reinvested in the local DC music scene

The Wammies music awards return invigorated and reinvested in the local DC music scene

The MusicianShip, a charitable non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities, announces The Wammie Awards’ new two-day experience. Wammie Weekend will start with a Day Conference on Saturday, March 30th and culminate with The Wammie Awards show on March 31st. The DC-focused award show has celebrated DC-area artists and musicians for their artistic works over three decades.

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DC should invest in middle-class housing affordability [WaPo]

DC should invest in middle-class housing affordability [WaPo]

No one is arguing that this legislation is a panacea for affordable housing or rising tax costs. Yes, renters are feeling the same financial pressure as homeowners. We can and should do more for renters. And we can and should look at increasing benefits through programs such as Schedule H. However, we ignore the plight of homeowners who cannot qualify for these programs at our own peril.

The District must decide if we are to have a government that responds to the needs of all our residents or one that shuns the concerns of our middle class.

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Follow-up: CM Todd receives fine for alleged violations during State Board of Ed campaign

Follow-up: CM Todd receives fine for alleged violations during State Board of Ed campaign

The DC Office of Campaign Finance recently issued an order and fine regarding a complaint against Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd for allegedly using Council office resources on behalf of a political campaign.

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Photos and thanks from the #WomenOfUpshur event

Photos and thanks from the #WomenOfUpshur event

An amazing evening with a phenomenal bunch of entrepreneurs and a crowd of great people — that’s a long but accurate description of the event on March 8th celebrating the woman business owners along the Upshur Street corridor. See a large photo gallery!

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