Is it appropriate to continually post to the community listservs?

Is it appropriate to continually post to the community listservs?

Over the past several weeks, a local private school has begun heavily posting their marketing messages on the area’s community listservs. The Kingsbury Center, (5000 14th St NW), has sent multiple posts to the Brightwood, Greater Grant Circle, Petworth, Crestwood and many other listservs promoting the school, its website and encouraging residents to learn more and enroll at the private school. The emails started on or about May 8th, and have been posted every day since then by their marketing coordinator, Jennifer Henderson.

How much is too much? Is it spam or a community benefit?

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An unscientific survey about the Grant Circle one-lane test

An unscientific survey about the Grant Circle one-lane test

You probably noticed the traffic barrels around Grant Circle this week and the new traffic pattern. The bright orange barrels aren't a new landscaping trend, rather part of a test being run by DDOT to see how cutting the circle down to one lane affects surrounding traffic, and whether that change enhances pedestrian safety. 

Petworth News is conducting an unscientific survey about the experiment through Monday, May 29th. We'll share the results here later next week and will make sure that DDOT sees your comments.

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Update on the new youth probation & pre-adjudication center coming to 9th Street

Update on the new youth probation & pre-adjudication center coming to 9th Street

DC Superior Court is taking occupancy of the old Post Office (4211 9th Street NW) for a new youth probation and pre-adjudication center, called the Northwest Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) Drop-In Center. While there has not yet been any community outreach by the Courts about the NW BARJ, Petworth News was able to get more information on what to expect from the center, and how the community can support it.

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Get a view from "Behind the Handlebars" with Rachel Maisler

Get a view from "Behind the Handlebars" with Rachel Maisler

Really excited to announce that Petworth News contributor and Community Calendar editor Rachel Maisler launched "Behind the Handlebars," a new column today about all things bicycling in DC on the Greater Greater Washington blog. 

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Wreath-laying & cemetery tour at Old Soldier's Home (AFRH) on Memorial Day

Wreath-laying & cemetery tour at Old Soldier's Home (AFRH) on Memorial Day

The Armed Forces Retirement Home is marking Memorial Day with a free wreath laying service and tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery on Monday, May 29th. 

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Petworth Jazz Project kicks off new season this Saturday, May 27th

Petworth Jazz Project kicks off new season this Saturday, May 27th

As if a birthday present to yours truly, the Petworth Jazz Project kicks off its 2017 summer season on Saturday, May 27 at 6pm.

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Grant Circle goes to one lane on Sunday, 5/21

Grant Circle goes to one lane on Sunday, 5/21

The DC Department of Transportation is planning to test the single-lane concept in Grant Circle starting Sunday, May 21st at 6pm until noon, Saturday, May 27th. Learn more about it.

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Give a little to a group that gives a lot to the local community

Give a little to a group that gives a lot to the local community

Every day, struggling families get help from Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative. Our diverse staff works with each family to identify their strengths and needs and connect them to community resources. This includes addressing the wellbeing of parents and children, providing for basic needs and helping the family navigate the complex social services system. Thousands of families have been given a fresh start at life through our programs and services since 1998. Now, we need YOUR HELP to continue doing this life-changing work.  

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Winner winner Himistu dinner!

Winner winner Himistu dinner!

It's been almost two years of weekly email newsletters -- 100 so far. As a way of saying thanks to the 1,300+ people who subscribe, Petworth News gave away a $100 gift certificate for the local Japanese-inspired cuisine restaurant, Himitsu. And now we have a winner!...

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Meeting about the old Hebrew Home at 1125 Spring Road set for May 25th

Meeting about the old Hebrew Home at 1125 Spring Road set for May 25th

ANC 4C06 Commissioner Bennett Hilley sent out an email about an upcoming community meeting with the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)  to discuss the renovations at the Hebrew Home located at 1125 Spring Road NW.

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Round up your purchase at Annie's Hardware to support Powell

Round up your purchase at Annie's Hardware to support Powell

Annie’s Ace Hardware (1240 Upshur Street NW) is offering a fundraiser to support Powell Elementary School on Saturday, May 20th, the same day as the Powell Spring Carnival. For every purchase you make at Annie's, you'll have the option of "rounding up" your sale and giving the additional change to support the elementary school.

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Featured property: Great condo close to everything at 804 Taylor Street NW

Featured property: Great condo close to everything at 804 Taylor Street NW

If you're looking for a great one-bedroom condo in Petworth, then unit 407 at 804 Taylor Street NW is a phenomenal option. Located across the street from Petworth Recreation Center, a block from Upshur Street restaurants and retail and a few blocks from metro and bikeshare, it's a fully renovated condo originally built in 1957. It's being offered by Ryan DaSilva from Compass Realty.

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