DC Stoddert Soccer is expanding their reach into Petworth this fall [sponsored]

DC Stoddert Soccer is expanding their reach into Petworth this fall [sponsored]

The largest non-profit youth soccer organization in DC, DC Stoddert, has announced a new “Juniors East” program that includes Petworth. The program will be nearly identical to DC Stoddert’s already successful “Juniors” program with the one major difference: all practices will take place east of Rock Creek Park.

Learn how your kids can participate!

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Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

DDOT and District Bridges are holding a series of six meetings starting August 19th with businesses along the Georgia Avenue corridor who will be impacted by the closure of the road on October 5th for the “Open Streets” project.

If you own a business — or want to be involved — you should plan to attend one of the meetings.

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Attend the 2019 Park Police Citizen's Academy and learn about what they do

Attend the 2019 Park Police Citizen's Academy and learn about what they do

I participated in the US Park Police’s first Citizen’s Academy back in 2016 (their first in a very long time, anyway), and it was a fascinating look into one of DC’s and the nation’s oldest police forces.

The program is open again for participants, and you can apply to attend.

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Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

The DC Department of Transportation’s plan to close three miles of Georgia Avenue for an “open streets” test is set for October 5th. Since the Petworth News articles on the closure raised some concerns, DDOT has agreed to make some changes.

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DC Music Rocks Festival returns to the 9:30 Club on Aug 17th!

DC Music Rocks Festival returns to the 9:30 Club on Aug 17th!

What started as a test of the local indie music scene is now in its third successful year. The DC Music Rocks Festival is returning to the 9:30 Club on Saturday, August 17th with five local DC bands, and seven singer-songwriters and the Musicianship Drumline. It’s an awesome event of music!

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DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

The idea of closing a major road to motor vehicles, opening it up to healthy uses for bikes and pedestrians sounds like a cool idea, so DDOT is closing Georgia Avenue for three miles to test it out.

The concern is how DC is doing it.

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DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue, from Barry Place to Missouri Avenue NW, in October for an “open streets” initiative. It didn’t quite work out the last time the DC Office of Planning tried to do this in Petworth three years ago, so here’s hoping this is better planned and benefits the community.

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Local astrobiologist and 7th Street rocker David Grinspoon speaks at Loyalty Books on Wednesday the 24th

Local astrobiologist and 7th Street rocker David Grinspoon speaks at Loyalty Books on Wednesday the 24th

Petworth has many cool residents, and I’m particularly fond of Dr. David Grinspoon who lives in our neighborhood and is a world-renowned astrobiologist and writer. He’ll be reading and doing a Q&A about his latest book, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm at Loyalty Books (827 Upshur St NW).

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Fox 5 DC to broadcast from Petworth Rec Center Friday morning

Fox 5 DC to broadcast from Petworth Rec Center Friday morning

If yer down with Fox 5 DC, they're broadcasting live from the Petworth Rec Center on Friday morning, starting at 6am, focusing on Petworth. Here’s a rundown of the morning’s interviews and segments…

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Councilmember’s Corner: Lemonade stands should be legal for kids

Councilmember’s Corner: Lemonade stands should be legal for kids

I firmly believe that government should promote youth entrepreneurship. The legislation I introduced supports and encourages the entrepreneurial ambition of children across the District and will allow our future tycoons-in-the-making the opportunity to begin their enterprising path to becoming business owners.

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Loyalty Books and other DC area bookstores to donate to pro-choice charities today & Sunday

Loyalty Books and other DC area bookstores to donate to pro-choice charities today & Sunday

Six independent bookstores in the DC area are donating a percentage of their sales this weekend to pro-choice nonprofits in response to the recent legal assaults on abortion rights across the country.

Time to buy your summer reading!

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A conversation with Dara Branford, Petworth resident and the 2019 "Miss Wheelchair DC"

A conversation with Dara Branford, Petworth resident and the 2019 "Miss Wheelchair DC"

“For me, being Miss Wheelchair DC is a way to be more social and comfortable with the position that I’m in. I want to show other people that there are people like me, that are in a wheelchair, that are female, that are struggling – and not struggling – on a day-to-day basis.”

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