A contested election pops up in Petworth's ANC 4C

A contested election pops up in Petworth's ANC 4C

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions can be boring, and they can be dramatic. It’s all up to the various commissioners and their behavior and decisions. In the upcoming election on November, one Single Member District, 4C08, looks to have a contentious race suddenly pop up with a write-in candidate, Leah Anderson, going up against long-time incumbent Commissioner Timothy Jones.

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Interviews with candidates for ANC 4C and 4D

Interviews with candidates for ANC 4C and 4D

The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions are the first layer of political bodies in the District, with residents elected in non-partisan positions to represent approximately 2,000 other residents in a Single Member District. Some ANCs are really contentious, others work hard, and some others don’t do much. While some Commissioners who serve also fit the same description, serving is one of the best ways to be involved in the community

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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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Featured Property: 29 Sherman Circle NW

Featured Property: 29 Sherman Circle NW

This lovely brick row home, originally built in 1923, overlooks Sherman Circle from its top-floor sunroom. The homeowner recalls many winters where they all would gather on a snowy day and watch the snow fall peacefully on the Circle.

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Featured Property: 2807 11th St NW

Featured Property: 2807 11th St NW

With a full, 2-bedroom English basement apartment, you can let the rental income help pay your mortgage or defray the costs of upgrading this home to be distinctively your own.

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Bye Bye BBQ, Hello Pupuseria!

Bye Bye BBQ, Hello Pupuseria!

The pint sized pupuseria sports a fresh blue paint job and a bright sign with the picture of a garrobo — a small crocodile native to El Salvador. Inside, they’re cooking up pupusas, tacos, enchiladas, chicken sandwiches, and other Salvadorian treats.

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This Thursday, the free Battle of the Bands returns to Capitol Cider House!

This Thursday, the free Battle of the Bands returns to Capitol Cider House!

This Thursday, October 25th from 8-10pm is the next Battle of the Bands! Come out to enjoy two bands who will rock you… and then hope you’ll vote for them to send them to the finals for a chance to win $1,000!

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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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Norton, developers and more, notes from the October ANC 4C meeting

Norton, developers and more, notes from the October ANC 4C meeting

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C met on October 10th for their regular meeting. Congressional Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton was a guest at the meeting and spoke about what she has done to support the District. Developers spoke about their ability to make money and redevelop single family homes “by right,” and a new burger restaurant makes plans to open. Here are the notes…

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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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Here's the band line-up for Battle of the Bands at Capitol Cider House

Here's the band line-up for Battle of the Bands at Capitol Cider House

DC is filled with great local musicians, and a ton of them live in Petworth — and they’re about to do battle! Come out to Capitol Cider House to vote for one of the two bands that will perform each night of the 4 shows in October and November, with the finale in December with the $1,000 prize!

Here’s the line-up of musicians for the four upcoming shows:

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Here's an easy way to get rid of your bulky trash

Here's an easy way to get rid of your bulky trash

Here’s a quick way to get rid of your bulky trash, or if you have old electronics laying around, etc, as DC gov is sponsoring a bulk trash collection on Saturday, Oct 13th at 13th & Upshur Streets NW from 1 to 4 pm.

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