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01/17/2017 - 10:02am
Kristie Edwards of Randle Highlands Elementary School (1650 30th St. SE) Serving the whole student means more than teaching language, math, and science; it means helping students who might need help outside of the classroom or with problems stopping them from succeeding at the highest level. Kristie Edwards, the new interim principal at Randle Highlands Elementary School (1650 30th St. SE), believes that helping students succeed happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Using her... >>more
01/17/2017 - 9:24am
Back in the late 1970s we were warned to eliminate fat intake from milk, eggs, cheese, and butter. Excessive calories and arterial damage were linked with dairy foods. I followed along like most health-conscious folks and cut back on whole-milk products. Substituting grey-blue skim milk on my morning cereal, I also replaced our table butter with margarine. It tastes like butter! Not really, but we did it anyway. In 2014 investigative journalist Nina Teicholz wrote a book, “The Big Fat... >>more
01/17/2017 - 9:10am
A DC housing agency clashed with the DC Council again in December over how to handle a number of blighted properties in Ward 8’s Historic Anacostia. The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) put out a call on Nov. 29 for bids on six District-owned properties in dire condition in Anacostia. This goes against the Council’s legislation that allows for four of those properties to transfer ownership to the L’Enfant Trust for rehabilitation. The law passed, 13-0... >>more
01/16/2017 - 9:15am
“If you want a friend in Washington, DC,” Harry Truman once famously said, “get a dog.” So exactly this has happened. DC has gone to the dogs! And the cats.  But it's one thing to get a dog or a cat. Then what to do? With a cat, it's easy. Nothing. The introverts of the pet world, supremely self-confident, self-satisfied, and self-absorbed, cats tolerate us. Give them Meow-Mix, a plump cushion, and a litterbox, and the deed is done. Not so with dogs. They... >>more
01/16/2017 - 9:12am
Shaw Main Streets Holds Holiday Party Shaw Main Streets held its ninth annual Holiday Party at the Howard Theatre on the night of Dec. 7. The free event, open to the neighborhood, was supported by Douglas Development, the Howard Theatre, and U Street Parking, while 23 neighborhood restaurants provided food for the hundreds of partygoers. Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander Padro welcomed the crowd and thanked them for their continuing support of the organization. Board Chair Gretchen... >>more
01/14/2017 - 11:24am
Mold. If you’re a homeowner or landlord, it’s not a word you want to hear.  Yet in older homes mold can be quite common. Dan Davis, owner/operator of AdvantaCleanhere in the District, notes, “In DC, and specifically the Hill, most mold issues that I see are in basements. Older homes tend to have leaky foundations. Over time, structures settle, materials degrade, and tree roots push through cracks and enlarge them. Moisture finds its way inside, and wood, drywall, and... >>more
01/14/2017 - 11:24am
Mold. If you’re a homeowner or landlord, it’s not a word you want to hear.  Yet in older homes mold can be quite common. Dan Davis, owner/operator of AdvantaCleanhere in the District, notes, “In DC, and specifically the Hill, most mold issues that I see are in basements. Older homes tend to have leaky foundations. Over time, structures settle, materials degrade, and tree roots push through cracks and enlarge them. Moisture finds its way inside, and wood, drywall, and... >>more
01/14/2017 - 10:41am
Helping at a 2016 summer camp for disabled children, Eastern High School student Kaheri Gyenyame, a senior and Ward 4 resident, realized doctors and nurses make up only part of the career options in the medical field. Gyenyame traveled with hospital staff and worked with children as a part of her six-week internship through MedStar Health’s Prescription for Success partnership program with Georgetown University Hospital and Eastern High School’s Health and Medical Science’s... >>more
01/14/2017 - 10:21am
Hey, 2016, don’t let the door hit you on your way out. And to you, dear 2017, we welcome you with open arms and a hopeful look upon our faces, that you bring a fresh start to what has got to be a better year!. The start of the year brings all sorts of suggestions to better ourselves – lose weight, quit the bad habits, wipe the slate clean and start anew. While you’re working out and eating your carrots this week, maybe give some thought to your home environment. Does it... >>more
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