Dog breed specific legislation: It just doesn’t work -- a student perspective

Dog breed specific legislation: It just doesn’t work -- a student perspective

I am an owner of two pitbull: my girl’s name is Precious and my boy’s name is Max. I love them both so very dearly and can't imagine being without them. It saddens me to know that there are laws that are intended to protect people but are hurting animals and pet owners.

Ed note: We’re pleased to publish the article below from Toni Blakeney, a senior at Capital City Public Charter School.

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It’s "all-you-can-play" at Powell’s Spring Community Carnival

It’s "all-you-can-play" at Powell’s Spring Community Carnival

Powell Bilingual Elementary School is hosting its Fifth Annual Spring Carnival on June 1st from 11am - 5pm — and this year’s event promises to be a ton of fun for kids and adults in the neighborhood.  Plus, you can pick up an “all-you-can-play” wristband ahead of time and not worry about tickets on the day of the carnival!

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Petworth Jazz returns on Saturday, May 25th at 8th & Taylor Park

Petworth Jazz returns on Saturday, May 25th at 8th & Taylor Park

It’s been a long year waiting for the return of the extremely popular Petworth Jazz Project, but the wait is over! The free jazz show at Petworth Recreation Center (8th & Taylor Streets NW) kicks off its 9th year with the season opener on Saturday, May 25th with kids’ music at 6pm with Baba Ras D and then the extremely talented Joe Herrera comes on at 7pm to make your night smooth.

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Guide to the Spring Fling event at the Soldiers’ Home

Guide to the Spring Fling event at the Soldiers’ Home

Your guide courtesy of Friends of the Soldiers Home for Spring Fling tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, Noon to 5pm, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, D.C.

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Annual book sale at the Petworth Library Saturday

Annual book sale at the Petworth Library Saturday

The Friends at the Petworth Library are hosting their annual spring book sale on Saturday May 18, from 10 am to 4 pm at 4200 Kansas Avenue NW.

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Powell Elementary's 5th Annual Community Carnival is June 1st with games, food & more for the whole neighborhood

Powell Elementary's 5th Annual Community Carnival is June 1st with games, food & more for the whole neighborhood

Now in its fifth year, the Powell Elementary Spring Carnival, put on by the school’s PTA, Powell Padres, is set to return on June 1st. This year the Carnival will be at Powell Elementary, and offers a ton of things to do for families in the neighborhood — anyone can attend!

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Best Community Blog and 4,000 other reasons to say thanks!

Best Community Blog and 4,000 other reasons to say thanks!

The end of May 2019 makes Petworth News four years old! This site was started on a fluke, and quickly became something of value to the community — which I’m extremely grateful for. This month we were named Best Community Blog (2nd Place!) for the fourth year in a row, and just hit 4,00 Likes on Facebook. Time for a party!

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Featured Property: 721 Ingraham St NW

Featured Property: 721 Ingraham St NW

This week's featured property is a single-family rowhome at 721 Ingraham Street NW. This fantastic home in Petworth offers original charm and character — and it won't be available for long! It’s offered by Marc Dosik and Jung-Ah Park from Help-U-Sell Realty.

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Performance space "Art of Noize" reopens on Upshur Street

Performance space "Art of Noize" reopens on Upshur Street

Opened in 2017, Art of Noize is a multipurpose artist and performance space that showcases artwork and creativity. They had the lease on Georgia Ave terminated when the building owner sold the building with little notice. Owner Adrian Ferguson knew he wanted to stay in Petworth and began to look for a new location.

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Collision at Upshur and 5th Street flips an SUV and leaves one injured, one drive fled (updated)

Collision at Upshur and 5th Street flips an SUV and leaves one injured, one drive fled (updated)

Around 4:30pm on Tuesday afternoon, a dark sedan and a dark SUV crashed into each other at the intersection of 5th and Upshur Streets NW. The SUV flipped onto its side, slamming into a parked (and unoccupied) Subaru.

The article has been updated with new information.

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Qualia turns 10 on May 1st, celebrates with a raffle, discounts and fun swag

Qualia turns 10 on May 1st, celebrates with a raffle, discounts and fun swag

Qualia Coffee at 3917 Georgia Avenue NW opened on May 1st 2009. Now 10 years later, the boutique coffee shop has become a strong favorite for local residents.

Qualia is celebrating its anniversary with all day discounts on coffee and a raffle for gift cards and other fun swag.

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Featured property: 4622 4th Street NW

Featured property: 4622 4th Street NW

If you’ve been wanting to move to Petworth and were hoping to find “that one amazing house” to find, then here you go! Situated in sought-after Petworth and originally built in 1926, 4622 4th Street NW is a meticulously designed, fully renovated 1,795 square foot home, offering 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. This house has all that you are looking for in a home. You can see it at the open house this Sunday, April 28th, 1-3pm.

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