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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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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Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

The DC Council has passed two votes so far on approving additional funding for the construction and other changes needed to open the pool at Roosevelt High School for local residential use. Another vote and Mayoral approval still need to be done.

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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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Petworth blooming as Spring returns

Petworth blooming as Spring returns

Do you ever find yourself walking around our beautiful neighborhood admiring the flowers, but with no clue what it is you’re looking at? Let me try to help. Welcome to the second year of "Petworth Blooming"... every month we’ll feature some of the most common plants seen around Petworth, and give a little info about each one.

This month we look at the azalea, lilac, the candytuft and more.

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Get 20% off and an amazing literary experience for Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th

Get 20% off and an amazing literary experience for Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th

Saturday April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day. The DC Indie stores will be decked out and celebrating all day with special deals and events (story times, author events, parties, etc.). And this year, there will be extra awesomeness: DC bookstores are hosting the first-ever Bookstore Crawl!

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Now you can get ice cream delivered, making life a little bit sweeter

Now you can get ice cream delivered, making life a little bit sweeter

Turns out that Town & Country Market at 823 Upshur Street NW isn’t just selling convenience inside their store, now they’re delivering it to your house. Delivering ice cream, that is.

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So many winners! Here's the results of the 200th newsletter giveaway!

So many winners! Here's the results of the 200th newsletter giveaway!

We had hundreds of people enter the giveaway celebrating the 200th Weekly Update newsletter — and we randomly selected 12 to win a gift certificate from a local Petworth restaurant or business.

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Petworth Arts Collaborative brings First Fridays back on May 3rd, looking for volunteers

Petworth Arts Collaborative brings First Fridays back on May 3rd, looking for volunteers

The Petworth Arts Collaborative is gearing up for the 2019 season of Arts and Community and we are excited to share the line-up! This year First Fridays are seasonal (May through October) and have curated an exhilarating program for all to enjoy. Plus, the Dia de los Muertos celebration will return for it’s 3rd year in Petworth.

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It's a pun-filled egg hunt in Petworth for the next Random Acts of Neighborliness!

It's a pun-filled egg hunt in Petworth for the next Random Acts of Neighborliness!

Random Acts of Neighborliness returns this weekend with a fun-filled egg hunt of puns sure to crack you up at their punny yolks.

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Cheesemonster Studio opens this weekend on Kennedy Street

Cheesemonster Studio opens this weekend on Kennedy Street

Charcuterie, beers, wine… cheese! Get ready for Cheesemonster Studio, the new bar, culinary studio and event space at 713 Kennedy Street NW. The new business is a partnership between Bergen Phillips and beverage veterans Hilarey and Brian Leonard of Lost & Found in Shaw and Free State in Dupont.

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