A birthday pavilion, a "teen lounge" and lots of swings coming to Petworth Playground

A birthday pavilion, a "teen lounge" and lots of swings coming to Petworth Playground

DPR plans to completely renovate both the little and big kids playgrounds, regrade the field and install a larger stage with a pavilion roof, upgrade the splash park, improve ADA access throughout the park, and install an outdoor teen hangout area with swings and other “passive movement” structures.

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Take a survey for Catholic University nursing students!

Take a survey for Catholic University nursing students!

Two third-year nursing students at the Catholic University of America in Brookland are taking a class in Community Health, and as part of their course requirements they are conducting a “windshield survey” of a neighborhood in DC — in this case, Petworth. They’re hoping you’ll anonymously answer some questions about the neighborhood.

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Helping local businesses and transforming Petworth's economy through microfinance Initiatives

Helping local businesses and transforming Petworth's economy through microfinance Initiatives

Following the closing of some local businesses, Petworth is at a unique crossroads concerning its economic development. Do we let commercialization take its course, overrunning the surrounding local enterprises? Or do we change the tide and take action to support our neighbors’ businesses?

A Georgetown University non-profit is ready to offer micro-transactional loans to small businesses to help them succeed.

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Make therapy sessions a walk in the park with the Kennedy Counseling Collective [sponsored]

Make therapy sessions a walk in the park with the Kennedy Counseling Collective [sponsored]

What if you could go for a walk and talk to someone, dig into what’s going on in your life and have someone there to help? That someone is the Kennedy Counseling Collective, and they’re starting a new program to help neighbors get the benefits of therapy while reducing stress.

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A new Petworth music festival looks to bring the healing power of music to DC on October 19th

A new Petworth music festival looks to bring the healing power of music to DC on October 19th

DC’s newest fall music festival is just around the corner (Saturday, October 19th, 11am - 6:30pm). Down in the Reeds is a day long fall music festival, celebrating the power of music to heal across culture and community.

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Next update meeting on playground enhancements at the Petworth Rec Center

Next update meeting on playground enhancements at the Petworth Rec Center

Learn more details about the proposed playground and splash park changes and other upgrades, and offer feedback to the architects and designers.

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9th Street BARJ: A look at the DC Courts adolescent pre-adjudication center

9th Street BARJ: A look at the DC Courts adolescent pre-adjudication center

Petworth used to have a post office on 9th Street. Even if the people who worked there weren’t always the nicest, it was convenient. When it closed in 2015, people wondered what was going to come next. Condos? A new business? In 2017, we found out it was going to be a youth pre-adjudication center run by the DC Courts. And now, it’s getting ready to open.

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Fall Fest at the Old Soldier's Home on Sunday, 9/29

Fall Fest at the Old Soldier's Home on Sunday, 9/29

Your guide courtesy of Friends of the Soldiers Home for Fall Fun Fest this Sunday, Sept. 29, 9am to 5pm, Armed Forces Retirement Home.

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A community meeting on repeat violence brings questions, but answers and solutions are slow

A community meeting on repeat violence brings questions, but answers and solutions are slow

On Monday September 16, 2019, two incidents of gun fire impacted our community near 4th and Taylor Streets. In total, 40+ rounds of bullets were shot in the direction of a house and/or individuals in our community. Bullets hit several houses and the community is scared and angry.

A guest article by Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jonah Goodman (4C10).

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Taste of Uptown winners! Come out and enjoy Wednesday night!

Taste of Uptown winners! Come out and enjoy Wednesday night!

On Wednesday, September 25 from 5-9pm, Uptown Main Street will host its second annual Taste of Uptown walking food tour. Petworth News gave away tickets to two lucky winners!

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Photos & video from Celebrate Petworth 2019

Photos & video from Celebrate Petworth 2019

This year’s Celebrate Petworth Festival was another great event — weather was good, music was great, food was awesome and the crowds numbered into the thousands. Here’s some video and photos!

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Read a book, eat some ice cream! Lulabelle's Sweet Shop and Loyalty Books reward young readers

Read a book, eat some ice cream! Lulabelle's Sweet Shop and Loyalty Books reward young readers

There can be magic when local businesses decide to work together, and this is especially true for Upshur Street’s Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop and Loyalty Bookstore, who are teaming up to encourage reading by giving a sweet reward!

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