Taqueria Del Barrio & Gina Chersevani bring fun seasonal cocktails to Upshur

Taqueria Del Barrio & Gina Chersevani bring fun seasonal cocktails to Upshur

Taqueria del Barrio has amped up its cocktail menu just in time for Fall, working with renowned beverage consultant, Gina Chersevani, to create playful & tasty new choices in tune with the season. (Sponsored)
 

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Thanks to a great company called Lorem, there's new features on Petworth News

Thanks to a great company called Lorem, there's new features on Petworth News

I build websites for a living so I’m pretty good with getting things on my blog set up the way I want them. Thing is, between work, family and the blog, I’m short on time, so I end up not doing some things that I wish I could. But... If you've been reading Petworth News for a while, you have seen some changes on the site lately. Well, I didn't get more free time, instead, I started working with a small start-up company called Lorem, who has a Petworth connection. And they're great. 

Here's some of the changes...

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What’s with the buzz around Kundalini Yoga?

What’s with the buzz around Kundalini Yoga?

You may have heard about Lighthouse Yoga Center’s Kundalini Yoga classes lately. The Washington Post featured it in an article "A lesser-known yoga style focused on internal health is gaining popularity in the U.S., some prominent Kundalini Yoga musicians have been in town lately, and the visibility of this ancient form of yoga has been growing quickly in recent years.

But what is Kundalini Yoga? And why is DC’s only Kundalini Yoga studio based in Petworth?

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Local DC residents set out to make postcards cool again

Local DC residents set out to make postcards cool again

Every day, people around the world send over 200 billion emails and 18 billion text messages. But today, Edgewood DC residents and entrepreneurs Oleg Kucheryavenko and Ramon Barthelemy want you to put down your device, and do something downright quaint: send a postcard.

And they're offering Petworth News readers a discount....

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A new option for eating in: Get fresh and local food delivered with HUNGRY

A new option for eating in: Get fresh and local food delivered with HUNGRY

For those times when you don’t feel like cooking, don’t want to leave the house and want to eat something better than takeout food.

Restaurant options in Petworth rock, from Latin-inspired to Japanese-inspired, from wood-oven pizza to a diner and so much more, going out and eating offers plenty of choice. But what if you want to stay home, don’t want to cook but still want really good food tailored to you? I found a good solution: HUNGRY, a local food delivery service that offers fresh and delicious high-quality food from local chefs.

And Petworth News readers can get a $10 discount! 

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You need this now more than ever: Small Business Saturday sale at Lighthouse Yoga

You need this now more than ever: Small Business Saturday sale at Lighthouse Yoga

There’s no question that these are stressful times. And one of the first things that goes by the wayside when we’re stressed is self-care. Lighthouse Yoga is offering some great sales for Small Business Saturday to help you find your inner peace and feel good. 

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Twisted Horn offers new menu, new prices and special “Parents Happy Hour” all day Sundays

Twisted Horn offers new menu, new prices and special “Parents Happy Hour” all day Sundays

The Twisted Horn (819 Upshur St NW) is launching new brunch and dinner menus along with all new pricing, as well as a special Petworth Parents Happy Hour all day on Sundays.

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Shopping local helps you and our Petworth businesses

Shopping local helps you and our Petworth businesses

Petworth is a unique neighborhood in many ways: we have tree-lined streets, two of DC’s most beautiful Circles, a healthy mix of single-family homes and apartment buildings, and a great sense of community. But one of our most striking characteristics is that we have a host of wonderful local businesses, many of whose owners and employees live right here in Petworth.

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Walls of Books and Pablo Sierra capture hearts, minds and imaginations

Walls of Books and Pablo Sierra capture hearts, minds and imaginations

Pablo Sierra is finding his rhythm and getting a deeper understanding of how much there is to know about community engagement and bookselling at his store Walls of Books. The Park View store opened in January at 3325 Georgia Avenue and features more than 40,000 used books, and it's the first retail business Pablo has ever owned. From the very beginning, Pablo wanted his bookstore to be a community gathering place, and he’s made that happen through free weekly events, including kid’s story time, kid’s yoga, creative writing workshops and author readings.  

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Get to know NW Saturday Academy, a cool non-profit that teaches STEM to DC students

Get to know NW Saturday Academy, a cool non-profit that teaches STEM to DC students

I met Christopher Alexander, the founder of the NW Saturday Academy, last November at the meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D, when he spoke about the program. NW Saturday Academy is a math, computer science and robotics program for DC youth (primarily third, fourth and fifth graders). Their Saturday classes introduce elementary school students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics in a fun and challenging environment that encourages them to use their creativity and explore. Students come from different schools within Ward 4 and throughout the city.

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Think yoga isn’t for you? Think again, says Lighthouse Yoga studio

Think yoga isn’t for you? Think again, says Lighthouse Yoga studio

Yoga is not just a passing fad. According to a recent study, 36.7 million people in the United States already practice yoga, up from 20.4 million in 2012. That means that over 10% of the US population now already takes yoga classes (or practices at home), and another 24% have said that they are likely to start practicing in the coming year! 

Luckily, Petworth residents have an easy way to get started. Lighthouse Yoga Center, a small, community-oriented and locally-owned yoga studio located at 4203 9th Street NW, offers a 6-week course called Yoga Fundamentals that’s a great way to introduce you to the practice in a non-competitive and unintimidating way. 

Ed note: I'm pleased to present an article by Julie Eisenberg, owner of Lighthouse Yoga on 9th Street and a long-time sponsor and supporter of Petworth News. Julie wrote this sponsored article on behalf of her studio's latest yoga class for beginners, called "Yoga Fundamentals."

Petworth News readers can save 10% off when you register with code PNews5 at checkout.

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Is there a conflict of interest for Petworth News & sponsors? (spoiler: no)

Is there a conflict of interest for Petworth News & sponsors? (spoiler: no)

A neighbor on the 16th Street Heights listserv sent me an email about my article looking for sponsors with a question about my conflict of interest policy. It's a good question she asked, so I replied to her email.

I thought I'd re-publish the exchange here in case others have the same question (I've redacted her name for privacy reasons).

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