Update meeting about Hebrew Home development ("Spring Flats")

Update meeting about Hebrew Home development ("Spring Flats")

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Chair Bennett Hilley wrote to the local listservs about an upcoming meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Hebrew Home (now known as the Spring Flats development).

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Dani Moreira accidentally starts a business and becomes Petworth's 'Carb Queen'

Dani Moreira accidentally starts a business and becomes Petworth's 'Carb Queen'

Now that she’s broken through, Dani Moreira gets a sense of satisfaction working alongside other immigrants and showing them that there is a way up the ladder.

“I enjoy seeing all these women next to me and showing them there is a future,” Moreira says. “As an immigrant, showing other immigrants that they don’t have to be stuck washing dishes.”

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Ouley Beye came to America and found her place on Upshur Street

Ouley Beye came to America and found her place on Upshur Street

What appears to drive Ouley Beye as a business owner is greater than just being profitable. She loves to empower others to fulfill their dreams. “It’s still going to be a dream until you make it happen,” she said.

Ouley proudly states, “If I can make it, anyone can.”

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According to Help-U-Sell, mortgage rates hit 12-month low [sponsored]

According to Help-U-Sell, mortgage rates hit 12-month low [sponsored]

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018!

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Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

Rats and Trash... a meeting in Park View on how to manage both

The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a community meeting with DC Department of Health and Department of Public Works staff to discuss how to manage overflowing trash bins and the rat population on Wednesday, March 6th, 7-8pm at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place NW)

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‘Thrifty Fia’ Thomas sounds off on having it all

‘Thrifty Fia’ Thomas sounds off on having it all

Fia Thomas runs her successful vintage and used clothing shop, Fia’s Fabulous Finds, while working a full-time government job and raising two daughters. But she says the hard work is worth it.

“I’m really a business owner who has it all,” she says. “I’m married with kids, and I have a passion that I’m pursuing.”

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Carlie Steiner: The cocktail maven of Petworth's Himitsu

Carlie Steiner: The cocktail maven of Petworth's Himitsu

Of the women I interviewed for these series, Steiner is the most outspoken and unapologetic feminist. Her wines are female, her staff is free to kick sleazy men out of the restaurant at will, and she doesn’t care if you don’t like it.

“You can be hospitable and still stand up for yourself,” she says.

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Anne Stom: Petworth’s 'Miss Fix-It' makes it happen

Anne Stom: Petworth’s 'Miss Fix-It' makes it happen

 The story of Annie’s Ace Hardware is the classic tale of “build it and they will come.” Stom noticed that more and more people are moving to the neighborhood, most of the houses need renovation, and there’s no hardware store nearby.

So, Stom decided to open one.

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DPW releases Street Sweeping app so you know when it's time to move your car

DPW releases Street Sweeping app so you know when it's time to move your car

This looks pretty handy. The Department of Public Works, which is responsible for street cleaning (and parking tickets!), has released an app for iOS and Android that will send out notifications when it’s time to move your car. Their press release is below… you can find the app on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Street sweeping starts March 4th… they usually give people a pass on tickets the first week, but after that you’ll find a pink slip on your window (or in the mail) once the sweepers start their work.

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Sadness is a lost baby's toy... happiness is you helping to find it

Sadness is a lost baby's toy... happiness is you helping to find it

A reader wrote to say her daughter lost a beloved doll (and her shoe!) on a long walk from Mt Pleasant to Petworth, and she’s hoping one of you have seen it!

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Join local children's author Nina Halper as she reads her latest book at Loyalty Books

Join local children's author Nina Halper as she reads her latest book at Loyalty Books

 Petworth children’s book author Nina Halper will be holding a reading of her book, “Sabra the Long-legged Goofy (mixed) Salukiat the newly opened Loyalty Books on Upshur Street, on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00am. All ages welcome to enjoy a reading and book signing!

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Warm up with the Whisky Brothers tasting event at the Reading Room, Feb 28th

Warm up with the Whisky Brothers tasting event at the Reading Room, Feb 28th

The Reading Room at Petworth Citizen is home to so many cool cocktail and drink events, and as a fan of whiskey and bourbons, the one coming next week sounds great to me.

Petworth’s own whisky expert Dan Searing is hosting “Barrel Proof Bourbon,” a class on barrel proof bourbon on February 28th.

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