The gym situation in Petworth? It's not working out

The gym situation in Petworth? It's not working out

When my husband and I moved to Petworth last November, we were excited to see the neighborhood's growing offering of bars, restaurants and shops. One thing we didn't see so much of? Gyms. Particularly not affordable ones.

An op/ed by contributor Yuliya Panfil.

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Agenda for ANC 4C December 2017 meeting

Agenda for ANC 4C December 2017 meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C will host their December meeting at the Petworth Library in the Community Meeting room on the lower level. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm on Wednesday, December 13th. The names of commissioners requesting an agenda item are listed in parentheses.

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Holiday windows light up Upshur Street

Holiday windows light up Upshur Street

On Friday, December 1, Upshur Street lit up for its third annual Holiday Windows display. As night fell, shops and restaurants along the 800 block of Upshur Street gleamed with twinkly lights, holiday decorations, and wintry window dioramas. The decorations will stay up until the first week of January.

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Share your opinions on a planned renovation to Petworth Rec Center

Share your opinions on a planned renovation to Petworth Rec Center

DPR will hold a meeting to discuss changes and enhancements to the park on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30pm until 8pm at the Raymond Rec Center (3725 10th Street NW). 

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Featured property: Beautiful renovation at 929 Quincy Street NW

Featured property: Beautiful renovation at 929 Quincy Street NW

This week's Featured Property is 929 Quincy Street NW, a fully renovated rowhouse located on the edge of Columbia Heights and Petworth, right around the corner from the Metro, shopping and more. Originally built in 1912, the home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath with beautiful features, cool amenities, off-street parking and more. The home is listed by Michele Weinstein from Real Living|At Home.

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The Art & Craft Fair returns to Upshur Street for two weekends!

The Art & Craft Fair returns to Upshur Street for two weekends!

Shop local this holiday season with the 12th Annual Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair on Saturday, December 9th and again on December 16th from 11am to 4pm. Now produced by the Petworth Arts Collaborative (PAC), the event incorporates a series of new and free creative art experiences for everyone to get into the holiday spirit and connect with community.

Read more to see what this year’s Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair line-up includes...

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Where's the update from WMATA about Metro trains causing noise and vibrations?

Where's the update from WMATA about Metro trains causing noise and vibrations?

Residents met last December with representatives from WMATA, Councilmember Brandon Todd's office and others to share their concerns about rumbling noises and shaking they felt was caused by Metro trains running underground through Petworth. Answers to what's causing this seem hard to get.

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Come celebrate as Petworth Arts Collaborative turns One (plus a huge group photo opp!)

Come celebrate as Petworth Arts Collaborative turns One (plus a huge group photo opp!)

Petworth Arts Collaborative has been putting on the First Friday events filled with art, music, great shopping deals and more along Upshur Street for a year. This Friday, founders Sara Herrera and Maria Mandle are throwing a party to celebrate the Collaborative's birthday.

The First Birthday Celebration will start out at Petworth Citizen with drinks and toasting to its first year of ART & COMMUNITY ACTIVATION, then they're heading out to take a group photo at the Petworth mural. Come celebrate with this amazing group of local neighbors who volunteer their time to work hard to add exciting cultural events and experiences to Petworth.

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What do you think, will this beat package theft or is it over-engineering?

What do you think, will this beat package theft or is it over-engineering?

Package theft is a continual problem in DC, especially during the holidays when gifts start to arrive and the number of packages left on porches increases dramatically. There's constantly stories on the listservs about packages being stolen, and people are frustrated.

Is this a solution?

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Take a moment to donate to a local non-profit for Giving Tuesday!

Take a moment to donate to a local non-profit for Giving Tuesday!

Non-profits help provide youth activities, job training, educational activities and more. Today is Giving Tuesday, an opportunity for you to give to the organizations who work every day on behalf of our community and our nation.

Here's a few worthy options...

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Complaints flood in... meeting notes from ANC 4D Water Forum

Complaints flood in... meeting notes from ANC 4D Water Forum

DC Water has been in hot water this year with issues surrounding meter replacements and with extremely high IAC fees (Impervious Area Charge). Residents and area cemeteries and churches are seeing high bills, and have not been getting the best customer service from the utility. Even the DC Council is getting involved.

To help provide a path forward and communication, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D held a "Water Forum" in late October with residents and representatives from DC Water and the DC Committee on Transportation and the Environment. There were many new revelations concerning how DC Water retroactively charged residents and survey results from attendees. Take a look at the notes, they're worth reading.

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Ward 4 Brewery Crawl with Brandon Todd, 3 Stars & Hellbender

Ward 4 Brewery Crawl with Brandon Todd, 3 Stars & Hellbender

Ward 4 is home to both 3 Stars Brewery and Hellbender Brewery, and both breweries have bars located on-site for your enjoyment. CM Brandon Todd is sponsoring a happy hour at the breweries to help the Emory Beacon of Light Food Pantry. Come out to enjoy local craft beer and donate non-perishable food!

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