Take a survey about the relationship between religious orientation and death anxiety

Take a survey about the relationship between religious orientation and death anxiety

A local Petworth neighbor, Jacqueline, is working on her clinical social work Masters degree, and is asking for neighbors to take a quick anonymous survey / questionnaire to help her get data for a paper. 

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Did you lose your daschund? Hot dog, someone found him... MPD's help was great

Did you lose your daschund? Hot dog, someone found him... MPD's help was great

A daschund was found near Grant Circle this afternoon, and he's now at Humane Rescue Alliance. If he's yours... he's waiting to come home! You can call them at (202) 726-2556.

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Daffodil thief strikes Kansas Avenue (side story, someone getting a pretty bouquet)

Daffodil thief strikes Kansas Avenue (side story, someone getting a pretty bouquet)

File this in the "Who does this?" category... someone cut down and stole the daffodils from a person's home on Kansas Avenue near EL Haynes, as reported by the homeowner on a local listserv:

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PSA 407 Lieutenant to depart, new leadership coming

PSA 407 Lieutenant to depart, new leadership coming

This afternoon, MPD Lieutenant Anthony Washington, who leads Police Service Area 407 (east of Georgia Avenue in Petworth) sent an email to the MPD 4D listserv giving his farewell. He's being transferred to MPD headquarters to the Command Information Center. The new Lieutenant is...

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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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A lesson learned during lunch

A lesson learned during lunch

Lunch is always an adventure for me as I rarely have concrete plans. On a particular rainy and wet Tuesday, things turned out a little different for me. I got up from my desk and set off on my journey to find a nearby eatery that someone told me about. At the end of this lunch-time journey, I was humbled and grateful for all the small things in life.

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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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