News Bits — Area Openings and NPR Notice

There are two major services that are opening to the public today. I mentioned last week that the Ward One Senior Wellness Center will be opening today with an open house. This commitment to area seniors has been a long time coming and is a great asset to the community.

The other is the opening of the newly renovated Petworth Library. The ribbon cutting ceremony is today at 10:30 a.m.

The library received a $12.4 million dollar renovation, which included:

  • exterior renovation:
  • window and door restoration:
  • masonry repointing and cleaning;
  • roof repairs;
  • new exterior lighting;
  • improved ADA access; and,
  • a new cupola and balustrade on the roof according to the original design intent.

Other improvements include new mechanical and HVAC systems, better lighting, improved use of space, restoration of original interior finishes and furniture, new furniture, elevator improvements, new floors, updated bathrooms, electrical and fire alarm upgrades, landscape enhancements, and a new outdoor area for programs and activities.

The library will also host an Open House on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at 4200 Kansas Avenue, NW.

The last new item is another follow up from last week. Readers may recall that I posted about the NPR series Metro Connections highlighting the Door to Door segment. As predicted, the Park View neighborhood was featured on Friday’s Door to Door portion of the show along with the Hillcrest neighborhood.

The Petworth Library is located at the intersections of Upshur Street and Kansas Avenue, just off of Georgia Avenue

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