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Labryinth Games and Puzzles Co-Sponsors Third Annual DC Tabletop Game Convention

Neighborhood News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:39pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Labyrinth Games and Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is co-sponsor of the third annual WashingCon tabletop game convention coming to the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (300 Reservoir Rd. NW) this Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th.

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Monday at Southeast Library

Neighborhood News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:30pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Join the Southeast Branch of the DC Public Library (403 Seventh St. SE) on Monday, August 21 for a viewing party during the partial solar eclipse of the sun.

On Monday at 2:42 p.m., the District will experience an 81 percent eclipse of the sun. Although it will not be a total eclipse, it is an extremely rare phenomenon.

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Two Assaults With a Dangerous Weapon in Southwest

Neighborhood News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:17am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 3:00 a.m. Friday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Canal Street SW on charges of Threats to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

At 7:35 a.m. Friday, a  man was arrested on the 1200 block of I Street SE on charges of Aggravated Assault.

At 12:03 p.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 1700 block of L Street NE.

At 12:35 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 12:44 a.m. Saturday, there was an assault with the intent to commit robbery on the 500 block of Eighth Street NE.

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Up on the Roof – DC’s Newest Agricultural Frontier

Homes & Gardens - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:12am
By Catherine Plume

DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly, retail space. Niraj Ray, CEO of Cultivate the City(CtC) (www.cultivatethecity.com), is just one DC entrepreneur who’s taking advantage of rooftops to run a green business, create jobs, and grow food.

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Categories: Homes & Gardens

Dear Problem Lady - August 2017

Homes & Gardens - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 9:12am
By Wendy Blair

All my flowers are tightly planted together to crowd out weeds and weeding. That works except for always the same darned little thing that looks a bit like clover, or shamrocks, with a tiny yellow flower. I’ve been failing to get rid of it all my life! What can I do?

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Nearing Death Awareness

Commentary - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:52pm
By Anonymous

Nearing death awareness is the mind and

        heart going home, revisiting people and

Places and things: the experiences that have

        imprinted in and on each person’s mind:

A collage of life and living that accumulated

        as each person lived and grew:

Memories, then, that randomly became me…  

        but that just as well could be you.

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Free For All “Othello”

The Arts - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:49pm
By David Hoffman

It is stark. It is cathartic. It is Shakespeare, as alive today as his work was when written, over four centuries ago. And it is “free,” this stunning, mesmerizing production of Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and jealousy, betrayal and deception, murder and atonement, “Othello,” which is staged at the Washington Shakespeare Company’s Sidney Harman Hall through Aug. 27.

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Councilmember Allen, Mayor Bowser Attend Watkins Elementary Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Neighborhood News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:43pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Councilmember Charles Allen (Wad 6-D) and Mayor Muriel Bowser were on hand at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Watkins Elementary School (420 12 Street SE). The ceremony celebrated the completion of the $44 million modernization of the school, which was built in 1962. The modernization includes a 26,338 square foot addition that consists of new administrative spaces, an outdoor classroom, state-of-the-art media center, and a new cafeteria and gym.

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UPDATED: Arrest Made in July 26th Anacostia River Trail Murder

Neighborhood News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:28am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced Thursday that they had made an arrest in the July 26th shooting murder of a 37 year-old man on the Anacostia River Trail.

At about 8:30 a.m. that day, members of the Sixth District were dispatched to the listed the trail south of the 3300 block of East Capitol Street SE after reports of a shooting.

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Woman Arrested in Southeast for Assault With Dangerous Weapon

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:45pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 100 block of I Street SE on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.

At 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of M Street SE on charges of Indecent Exposure.

At 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the 1500 block of F Street NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

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Art and the City - August 2017

The Arts - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:12am
By Jim Magner

Artist Profile: Rick Bach    

Art explodes from Rick Bach like solar flares, seemingly at the speed of light.

It started at birth. In Pittsburgh. His father owned an auto body shop and Rick was spray painting on metal when other kids were using Crayons. He had his own air-brushing business by sixth grade. “It’s where I really learned to draw.” Art was not only a passion, but a visual platform for ideas and observations. It was about energy.

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Two Arrested on Charges of Aggravated Assault

Neighborhood News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:28pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 500 block of H Street NE on charges of Misdemeanor Sex Abuse.

At 11:48 p.m. Tuesday, a man and a woman were arrested on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE on charges of Aggravated Assault.

At 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 1000 block of New Jersey Avenue SE.

At 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon in the Unit block of I Street SE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

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Opinions Offered at Second Meeting on Future Status of Seventh Street SE

Neighborhood News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:44am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) held its second public hearing on the future status of Seventh Street SE. The Committee continued to seek comment on the issue of whether or not the 200 and 300 blocks of Seventh Street –the site of three outdoor markets – should remain closed to weekend traffic after the Hine School Project is complete. Sources indicated that the Project is expected to be completed as early as September 30 and as late as October 31.

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The Poetic Hill - August 2017

The Arts - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:25am
By Karen Lyon

Brenda D. Hudson has been writing poetry and songs since she was nine years old, and says that writing has always been a way for her to express her creativity. Her inspirations are as diverse as her poetry. She has had work published, including a poem that appeared here in 2015, “You Don’t Get to Define Me!” She hopes someday to compile an anthology of her work, but reports that she is currently “literally fighting for my life as I have an advanced stage of breast cancer.”

But you can’t put sugar on it!

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The Literary Hill - August 2017

The Arts - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:22am
By Karen Lyon

Wading Into the Fray

Once a land is gone, what becomes of its nationality? How can a citizenry exist without a country? And what are we going to do with the millions of people expected to flee adverse environmental conditions in the coming decades?

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RFK Campus Block Party Takes Place Sunday August 20

Neighborhood News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 1:48pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Change keeps coming to the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium Campus. For the past six weeks, the Skate Park at RFK has been closed for a transformation by local artist Naturel.

Co-designed by a pro skater, this 15,000-square-foot attraction has been called the top skate park in the DC area. Skaters of all ages and skill levels use it, and families enjoy watching the action.

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Bright and Lively Spanish Whites

Dining - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:12am
By Elyse Genderson

This August, discover the bright white wines from Spain offering diversity, lively freshness, and best of all, value.  Every day my customers ask me, “what are the best value white wines?”  I recommend looking to lesser-known regions and varietals rather than the established high-status regions, which always fetch a higher price tag.

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Shots Fired Monday Night on Southeast I-695

Neighborhood News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:28am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday night, a car was going Eastbound on I-695 near the 11th Street SE exit when people travelling in another car shot at them multiple times. Nobody was hit by the gunfire.

This incident is being investigated by members of the First District Detective’s office. Anyone who may have information or witnessed the shooting should call MPD at 202-727-9099 . You can also text information to MPD at 50411.

In Other News

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Dining Notes - August 2017

Dining - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:12am
By Celeste McCall

It’s August, and according to popular wisdom, Capitol Hill is supposed to be dormant. Not so this year; lots of things are happening, especially on Barracks Row. Porron, a pop-up outpost of Anxo Cidery & Pintos Bar, has arrived at 525 Eighth St. SE. (For 47 years, the space housed Phase 1, the venerable lesbian watering hole, reportedly the city’s oldest gay bar.) Anxo owner Sam Fitz has signed a five-month lease for his cidery, which opened July 7. If things go well, he might stay longer. For now, Porron is only open Thursdays through Saturdays.

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UPDATED: Authorities Remove Man With Swastika Tattoo From Rumsey Pool

Neighborhood News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:47pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

A man with a swastika tattoo on his abdomen was asked to leave by staff at William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center (635 North Carolina Ave SE) at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon. DPR Director Keith Anderson said in a statement issued Monday afternoon that the individual had visible drawings on his body of swastikas, upside-down crosses, and "666". 

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