Petworth gets new art Saturday: a community wall with a social purpose

Petworth gets new art Saturday: a community wall with a social purpose

On Saturday, May 5th, the Petworth community will add another piece of neighborhood art, with the launch of the Petworth Community Wall, a rotating poster project on view through summer 2018.

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Know a 18-24 year old who wants to own their own business? Time's running out to get onboard with Community Carrot

Know a 18-24 year old who wants to own their own business? Time's running out to get onboard with Community Carrot

David Sheon is an entrepreneur, an activist and an ANC commissioner, and that's the least of what he does. His latest endeavor is a non-profit to work with DC youth who want to do something with their lives that's under their control. David's non-profit is called DC Community Carrot, and it is designed to help youth 18-24 learn to become entrepreneurs. Here's an update from David:

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Hundreds join the Petworth Family March to demonstrate solidarity (photo gallery)

Hundreds join the Petworth Family March to demonstrate solidarity (photo gallery)

Several neighbors decided that instead of taking their young kids and families down to the craziness of the National Mall for the Women's March, they thought they would try to gather a few local families together to create their own Petworth Family March. Well, it wasn't a few people who showed up, it was hundreds of people.

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Family March from Sherman Circle to Petworth Library on Saturday, 1/21

Family March from Sherman Circle to Petworth Library on Saturday, 1/21

Inauguration is happening on Friday, and the Women's March is set for Saturday, but it's not all happening down on the Mall. Petworth is having its own Family March on January 21st from 9:45am-11:00am for neighborhood children and families to show their support and solidarity with the Women's March on the National Mall. 

With the crowds and potential craziness that such a large, national march might entail but still wanting to participate, some Petworth parents are creating a local march that will be calmer and share with children the importance of community.

 "By marching together, we believe we are helping our children learn to use their voices and stand for what they believe in.”

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A community gathering for "peaceful reflection" at Lincoln's Cottage tonight

A community gathering for "peaceful reflection" at Lincoln's Cottage tonight

Lincoln's Cottage reached out this morning to say they're hosting a "peaceful reflection" for the community as a way of coming together.

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It's the final vote in the Curbed Cup: Best Neighborhood 2015

It's the final vote in the Curbed Cup: Best Neighborhood 2015

It may be meaningless, but that doesn't make it mean less. Let's put Petworth in the winner's cup for the Best Neighborhood in DC! Vote for Petworth! 

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Who's the best neighborhood? Vote in the Curbed Cup!

4:30pm Update: Petworth wins the semifinal round... next up, it's the final round against Brookland. We got this, Petworth!

Curbed DC, a website that follows neighborhood trends in real estate and lifestyle, is holding a fictitious competition called the Curbed Cup to determine the best neighborhood of the year. In the last round, Petworth crushed Columbia Heights to move in the semi-finals. Now, in the second to final round, Petworth is up against Bloomingdale and it's a tight competition.

Petworth needs your vote! 

So head over to Curbed DC and vote for Petworth as the best neighborhood! Vote now >

A terrible assault and a group of neighbors working for change

A terrible assault and a group of neighbors working for change

I heard from two readers that there was an assault and attempted robbery in the early evening of November 19th just above Sherman Circle at 7th and Decatur, so I spent time trying to figure out what happened since it didn't appear in MPD's email crime stats. Here’s what I’ve pieced together from multiple sources about the assault.

Read about what happened, and what happened next, after the break:

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Meet ioby, a non-profit that wants to kickstart DC community projects

Meet ioby, a non-profit that wants to kickstart DC community projects

Neighborhood change comes from active neighbors — clean ups, community gardens, block parties and socials. Some of these events are easy to do and don’t cost much, if anything. However, other projects do have a cost, and often the question is how best to organize and fund them?

Enter iobyioby is a non-profit organization that helps communities crowd-source money to fund local-based projects...

Read more about ioby, their upcoming fundraiser on October 8th and see a video:

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Take part in the AJ Cooper Day of Service

Take part in the AJ Cooper Day of Service

I met AJ Cooper last summer at an ANC 4C meeting, when Joe Martin pointed him out to me across the room. "See him? That's AJ Cooper. He's going to run for council," Joe said. "Watch, he'll probably win." I looked over at Cooper and wondered who he was.

Monday is the AJ Cooper Day of Service in remembrance of a powerful DC activist. Read more after the break:

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