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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Update meeting about Hebrew Home development ("Spring Flats")

Update meeting about Hebrew Home development ("Spring Flats")

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Chair Bennett Hilley wrote to the local listservs about an upcoming meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Hebrew Home (now known as the Spring Flats development).

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Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a community meeting with DC Department of Health and Department of Public Works staff to discuss how to manage overflowing trash bins and the rat population on Wednesday, March 6th, 7-8pm at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place NW)

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Fish in the Hood re-opens a year and a half after the fire

Fish in the Hood re-opens a year and a half after the fire

Got an email from Sarah Sorscher, a neighbor in Park View who has been diligently working to help the Fish in the Hood raise funds after their April 2017 fire. According to Sarah, the restaurant has officially opened — soft opening for the moment. Looking forward to an official grand re-opening celebration!

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Get your spook on with this year's Halloween roundup

Get your spook on with this year's Halloween roundup

We can't believe Halloween is just around the corner! With all the kids in this neighborhood, you better believe Petworth will bring its A game next Wednesday. But don’t worry, local bars and restaurants are making sure adults have some solid options too. Here’s a roundup of our favorite spooky events, kids first, then adult events below.

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Petworth and Park View

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Petworth and Park View

The Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth will return for a second year, and now includes events in Park View. 

The Petworth Arts Collaborative is sponsoring a two-day event featuring a live mariachi band street procession, altar-making workshops, calavera face painting, a student art show, a traditional ballet folklorico performance and more!

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New burger joint "Burgerim" to open in Petworth

New burger joint "Burgerim" to open in Petworth

File under “Finally,” as it seems the Park Place building on Georgia Avenue is finally getting another tenant in the first floor empty retail spots: a burger joint!

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Fish in the Neighborhood is close to opening, just needs a “push over the finish line”

Fish in the Neighborhood is close to opening, just needs a “push over the finish line”

It was a busy Friday on April 14, 2017 when restaurant owner Bill White turned on the third fryer at Fish in the Neighborhood. The day started out great, cool with sunny weather and customers lining up outside on a Good Friday afternoon to order Bill’s seafood. That fryer, and a moment’s forgetfulness, changed Bill’s life and the fabric of the neighborhood.

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These Petworth businesses made the Washington City Paper “Best of DC” list

These Petworth businesses made the Washington City Paper “Best of DC” list

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.

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A Petworth reading list with Walls of Books and Upshur Street Books

A Petworth reading list with Walls of Books and Upshur Street Books

With DC home to many avid readers, myself included, I wondered what wider trends my neighbors were reading. Katie Presley, buyer for Upshur Street Books in Petworth and Pablo Sierra, owner of Walls of Books in Park View, provided a look at what tops our neighborhood bestseller lists and what 2017 trends might shape reading lists for 2018.

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Calm in the Urban Jungle... or "We dig plants"

Calm in the Urban Jungle... or "We dig plants"

Cody Alexander, co-owner of Urban Jungle, shared his love of orchids, succulents and all things tropical during my visit to his store at 2603 Sherman Avenue NW. The former nurse explained his natural tendency to nurture made it easy to transition to opening the business in 2015.

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A Park View holiday flea market & fundraiser goes punk rock

A Park View holiday flea market & fundraiser goes punk rock

On Saturday, November 18th, St. Stephen’s Church on Newton Street will transform into the Punk Rock Flea Market and Fundraiser. with more than 30 vendors selling everything from records to clothes to vegan snacks, all while supporting local non-profit We Are Family. 

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