Del Barrio invites you to celebrate the holidays and donate to a great cause: kids!

Del Barrio invites you to celebrate the holidays and donate to a great cause: kids!

Taqueria del Barrio is sponsoring several holiday events this weekend, from cookie-making to cocktail enjoying, with donations to children’s groups being at the forefront. You’re invited to come celebrate! Check ‘em out…

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Get funky and funny for a fundraiser for the homeless at Howard Theatre

Get funky and funny for a fundraiser for the homeless at Howard Theatre

The Home for Homeless [H4H] initiative will be hosting its third fundraiser at Howard Theatre on Sunday, December 16 at 5:30pm. All proceeds go to the Miriam's Kitchen. Doors open at 5:00pm. It’s music, comedy, food and more all for a great cause!

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Powell Elementary opens online auction with wide array of amazing items

Powell Elementary opens online auction with wide array of amazing items

Want to have Diane Rehm at your book club? How about suite-level tickets to see the Wizards and Capitals? With Powell Elementary’s third annual online auction, you can bid on amazing items while supporting a wonderful Title 1 bilingual elementary school in the heart of Petworth. 

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Fish in the Neighborhood is close to opening, just needs a “push over the finish line”

Fish in the Neighborhood is close to opening, just needs a “push over the finish line”

It was a busy Friday on April 14, 2017 when restaurant owner Bill White turned on the third fryer at Fish in the Neighborhood. The day started out great, cool with sunny weather and customers lining up outside on a Good Friday afternoon to order Bill’s seafood. That fryer, and a moment’s forgetfulness, changed Bill’s life and the fabric of the neighborhood.

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Highlands' owners raise awareness and funds for an issue near to their heart

Highlands' owners raise awareness and funds for an issue near to their heart

The owners of the Highlands, Moe and Berty Garay, lost their daughter Gabriela to a brain aneurysm last September. Out of the pain of that loss, they've decided to honor Gaby's memory through supporting a non-profit that was important to her. On June 2nd they are hold a fundraising event to benefit building a home for disabled adults in Moneague, Jamaica called Gaby's House. 

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Homestead kicks off a cancer awareness fundraiser & Kentucky Derby drink specials on Saturday, May 5th

Homestead kicks off a cancer awareness fundraiser & Kentucky Derby drink specials on Saturday, May 5th

TWO RACES, ONE GREAT CAUSE: Homestead Supports Brain Cancer Awareness with Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

Homestead restaurant and bar (and friend of Petworth News) is launching a special Race for Hope fundraising event on Saturday, May 5th from 3pm-7pm.

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The popular Bourbon & Bluegrass festival returns to Lincoln's Cottage in May for 2 fun days

The popular Bourbon & Bluegrass festival returns to Lincoln's Cottage in May for 2 fun days

President Lincoln's Cottage has its biggest fundraiser of the year next month on May 19th and 20th (2-5pm), and like every year, it's surely going to be an awesome event. Bourbon and Bluegrass brings together a family-friendly event of food, drink, games and music on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, where President Lincoln used to vacation to get away from the White House.

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Petworth Farmers Market fundraiser Monday, 4/23 at Ten Tigers Parlour

Petworth Farmers Market fundraiser Monday, 4/23 at Ten Tigers Parlour

The Petworth Community Market has its 2018 Kick-Off Fundraiser at Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave NW) on Monday, April 23rd from 6:30 to 9:00pm. The market needs funds to help cover the cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits at the market, along with the city's exorbitant fees.

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Roosevelt student heads to Australia to run down under

Roosevelt student heads to Australia to run down under

Roosevelt High School has its share of champions, from scholars who went to France and other countries to the Rough Riders football team. Add one more amazing Petworth teen to that growing list, Taahir Kelly, who's headed to Australia to run in the Down Under 18th Annual International Games. It's an amazing opportunity for this 17-year old, and he could use your help with raising funds for the trip.

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Petworth Bandstand returns on Sunday, April 8th with 4 bands, 4 hours, 4 free!

Petworth Bandstand returns on Sunday, April 8th with 4 bands, 4 hours, 4 free!

The Petworth Bandstand free music show returns this Sunday, April 8th from 1-5pm at Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St NW). The show kicks off at 1pm and goes until 5ish... with four local bands performing! The past two shows have been great, and this one will be awesome.

Thanks to Petworth Citizen, 10% of food & drink proceeds go to the Friends of the Soldiers Home, so come hungry and thirsty!

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Yu Ying heads to China: "We can win wars with our words"

Yu Ying heads to China: "We can win wars with our words"

I had the opportunity to meet with a group of students from the Yu Ying Public Charter School and their parents as they plan their upcoming July trip to China. These energetic students eagerly responded to my questions about their immersion program and upcoming travels. It wasn’t the trip that most excited me about this group of playful 10 and 11 year olds -- who have been friends for many years -- what impressed me was the enthusiasm they shared about their education and experiences over the last seven years.

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Crossing guard hit by car at Farragut & Georgia, driver flees scene

Crossing guard hit by car at Farragut & Georgia, driver flees scene

A crossing guard, Jawan Thompson, was the victim of a hit and run collision on Wednesday, December 20th, and was left with a fractured neck and broken pelvis. There is a GoFundMe campaign to assist Ms. Thompson with her medical bills and recuperation if you are able to help.

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