Petworth ANC election results offers few surprises

Petworth ANC election results offers few surprises

The mid-term elections are over, and while there are some victory parties happening around the city, there are some “better luck next time” parties as well. Here’s a look at the results for ANC 4C and 4D.

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This Thursday, Battle of the Bands with the Fuss and Tommi!

This Thursday, Battle of the Bands with the Fuss and Tommi!

Thursday, November 8th brings another great Battle of the Bands show to Capitol Cider House (3930 Georgia Ave NW). This show features two different yet exceptional bands! Show starts at 8pm — come out for the free show and vote for the band you enjoyed the most. Winner heads to the finals in December for a chance to win $1,000!

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Powell Elementary opens online auction with wide array of amazing items

Powell Elementary opens online auction with wide array of amazing items

Want to have Diane Rehm at your book club? How about suite-level tickets to see the Wizards and Capitals? With Powell Elementary’s third annual online auction, you can bid on amazing items while supporting a wonderful Title 1 bilingual elementary school in the heart of Petworth. 

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Councilmember’s Corner: Let kids play – save parent play groups!

Councilmember’s Corner: Let kids play – save parent play groups!

On Thursday, October 31st, the Council’s Committee on Education held a public hearing on the Parent-led Play Cooperative Amendment Act of 2018. This legislation, temporarily enacted in emergency form last month, would fully exempt parent-led play co-ops from the regulatory requirements imposed on formal child care facilities. I voiced my full and enthusiastic support for the legislation. We cannot allow this critical service for families to be regulated out of existence.

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New things are opening off the Upshur drag, and it's not condos!

New things are opening off the Upshur drag, and it's not condos!

The stretch of buildings that occupy most of the 9th Street block between Upshur and Varnum Streets has a new owner, and some big plans for the future. In December 2017, the buildings that comprise 4231 through 4239 9th Street were purchased by Cathedral Property Partners, a DC developer that is bullish on Petworth and interested in bringing retail and restaurants, rather than residential properties. 

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ANC 4C04 gets a write-in candidate, Nora Simon

ANC 4C04 gets a write-in candidate, Nora Simon

While a few of the seats up for election in ANC 4C and 4D only have one candidate, and a couple have two, 4C04 had no one step up to the plate to take over for retiring commissioner Michael Halpern.

Seems that’s changed.

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Featured Property: 4400 Illinois Avenue NW

Featured Property: 4400 Illinois Avenue NW

Right up a short block from Grant Circle, the home at 4400 Illinois Avenue is up for sale. A 1920s bungalow home, it’s near a small playground, across from a church and charter school, and only a few blocks restaurants and retail on Upshur Street.

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Fall has arrived, bringing Halloween decorations, yard signs, and… wild turkeys?

Fall has arrived, bringing Halloween decorations, yard signs, and… wild turkeys?

Last week, several residents of Crestwood got a visit from an unusual seasonal friend.

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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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