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07/20/2017 - 11:12am
As every residential garden designer knows, a homeowner’s pets are your clients too. Pets’ well-being, habits, quirks, and age need to be taken into account to arrive at an attractive and sustainable garden solution that works for humans, pets, and plants. Dogs and cats are the most common household pets, so today let’s focus on them. While these two types of four-legged friends may seem very different, they have many garden requirements in common. They need to be kept... >>more
07/20/2017 - 10:12am
Recently, with all the talk about how our garden practices may be harming bees and pollinating insects, the discussion of beneficial insects has again become a hot topic. Products on the market address many areas of insect infestation: Beneficial nematodes that can prevent insects in the soil that are harmful to plant roots or to the plants themselves. Snails that can stop harmful garden snails. Mealybug control. Aphids and other common chewing garden pests. As we become increasingly... >>more
07/20/2017 - 9:12am
Can I grow a knockout rose in a pot? As Jim Shelar, a master of gardening in pots, so succinctly puts it, “What have you got to lose by trying?” You can wheel the pot into a sunny place – and move it around to follow the sun.   I am crazy about heliotrope, but every part of it is poisonous. Also, it is only an annual. Is there any warmer hardiness zone in which it is a perennial? If yes, I’ll try to move there! You’ll be moving to Hardiness Zone 12, somewhere... >>more
07/19/2017 - 10:12am
Here on Capitol Hill the vast majority of roofs are flat. Flat roofs are common to commercial buildings, but residential flat roofs are rare except in historic urban areas such as Capitol Hill. There are several different types of flat roof systems, but across the board, a handful of issues make up the most common problems found on flat roofs. Often the shared ownership of demising parapet walls between neighbors creates a challenge in the coordination required to properly build a new roof... >>more
07/19/2017 - 10:05am
The Bi-Annual Membership Meeting of the Ward 6 Democrats will take place Saturday July 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northeast Library (330 Seventh Street NE). Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmember Charles Allen will attend the meeting, along with other elected officials. The nomination and election of all officers will take place at the meeting, including those for President, 1st 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer. Terms last for... >>more
07/19/2017 - 9:49am
At 9:07 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of Third Street SW on charges of Simple Assault. Thefts From Cars At 9:24 p.m. Tuesday, there was a theft from a car on the 600 block of Independence Avenue SW. At 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, there was a theft from a car on the 1600 block of Second Street SW. At 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, there was a theft from a car on the 1400 block of A Street NE. Preventing Thefts from Cars MPD reports that theft from cars is one of the most common types of theft,... >>more
07/19/2017 - 9:12am
This summer, coaches from Atlas Fitness on Capitol Hill are teaming up with DC Public Schools (DCPS) to help kids become more fit, motivated, and nutritionally educated. Atlas’s LEAD program – Leaders in Education and Athletic Development – receives grants from the DC Justice Grant Administration (a part of the Office of Victim Services) to work with Ballou High School, five days a week, to help prevent and/or reduce violence. Atlas is also working with Kelly Miller Middle... >>more
07/19/2017 - 8:53am
The Hill Rag recently had the opportunity to interview Frank Iero of his current solo incarnation, FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE, in anticipation of what is sure to be an unforgettable show on Friday, July 21, at The U Street Music Hall. The current tour, which has been navigating a packed North America schedule, is promoting the band’s 2016 release of their newest album, Parachutes. Raw and authentic, Iero’s emotionally charged lyrics and edgy guitar riffs, which... >>more
07/18/2017 - 1:33pm
The District Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced Tuesday that an arrest was made in a shooting that took place Monday July 10 on the 1300 block of I street NE. On July 10, police responded to reports of gunshots at the above address. They found a one-year-old boy who had been shot several times. His injuries were not life-threatening. He was transported to hospital for treatment. On Tuesday, police announced that they arrested a 39-year-old man from Northeast and charged him with... >>more
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