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Archive - 2013

December 11th

Holiday Shopping

Capitol Hill Food and Drink Edition

Mae West famously said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” And one of the most wonderful parts of the holiday season is indulging in delicious meals and sipping delicious drinks. Whether you have family in town and need to stock up on grandma’s favorite whiskey, are hosting a holiday party and need an appetizer option that isn’t chips and salsa from 7-11, or need a fail-proof gift for the culinary inclined, Capitol Hill is home to an abundance of shops that will provide all of the above and more.

The Jazz Project Annual Music Guide 2013

Concert In Athens •••••

December 10th

Exxon Station Robbed

The Crime Blotter

The Exxon at the corner of 12th St. SE and Pennsylvania Ave. SE was robbed this morning. Two men held the clerk up at gunpoint. They fled in the direction of the 1200 block of G St. SE.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call 202-727-9099.

Three Thefts

The Crime Blotter - December 9

There were thefts on:

  • the 900 block of Fourth St. SW;

  • the 300 block of G St. SE;

  • the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at a convenience store.

There were thefts from automobiles on:

  • the 800 block of Fifth St. NE;

  • the 900 block of Eighth St. NE;

  • the 300 block of G St. SE;

  • the 1100 block of Constitution Ave. NE;

  • the 300 block of Eighth St. SE;

  • the 600 block of Massachusetts Ave. NE;

  • the 1800 block of A St. SE;

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on December 9, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

Suspect Sought in December Second East Capitol Assault

The Crime Blotter

Police are seeking a suspect in an assault that occurred on the 1500 block of East Capitol at 6:33 p.m. on Dec. 2. A man was walking to the Cupboard when he passed a group of teens. After he passed the group, one of them came up from behind and struck him with a metal pole. Luckily, the victim did not lose consciousness, although the wound did require stitches. There was no attempt to steal the victim's phone or wallet.

The suspect is described as a black male 16 to 18 years of age, with a thin build wearing a long black coat, a baseball cap and black pants.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be texted to 50411.

Police Catch Package Thieves

The Crime Blotter

There has been an increase in package thefts in the First District over the last few years during the holidays. In the last two weeks, Police have made six arrests:

  • on Nov. 29 at about 6:45 p.m., a 19-year old male was arrested on the 200 block of 11 St. SE;

  • on Nov. 30 at about 9:30 a.m., a 50-year-old male was arrested on the 600 block of A St. SE;

  • on Dec. 5 at about 7:30 p.m., a 25-year-old male was arrested on the 1200 block of Independence Ave. SE;

The Blotter is based on the reports posted by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

Seasons Greenings From the US Botanic Garden

We’re all aware that DC boasts some of the top museums in the nation, but we might not remember that it is also home to a rich plant resource, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG). Located adjacent to the Capitol at the corner of Independence Avenue and First Street SW, the USBG is part of George Washington’s vision put forth over 200 years ago, a place designed to demonstrate the value of plants to our fledgling nation.

Holiday Garden Book Special

The Garden Spot

December is a time for reflecting on our gardens which, with the exception of a stray fall blooming camellia or emerging Lenten rose, have gone to sleep. The holidays are in full swing and for many gardeners like myself the visions of sugarplums come connected to dreams of wave after wave of springtime plants each so eagerly anticipated. During this season of acorn squash and overflowing bowls of chili, holiday menorahs and stars atop trees, a great book can stoke creative ideas for your garden, or just give you the pleasure of enjoying some of the world’s garden masterpieces.