The Hill Rag

02/05/2016 - 3:29pm
Shakespeare’s magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Folger Theatre will now be on stage through March 13. This magical comedy of tangled lovers, mischievous fairies—and a band of players to boot—is given a fresh, new staging by Aaron Posner, with DC favorites Holly Twyford as Bottom and Erin Weaver as Puck. Folger Theater, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. >>more
02/05/2016 - 2:57pm
Green thumbs and gardeners may soon gain new ground on Dila Construction’s new plot at 1200 Potomac Avenue SE. The owners of the renovation company want to offer their neighbors a chance to cultivate on the land outside their new showroom. The vacant building they bought to accommodate their expanding renovation business includes enough front yard space to host 20-30 plots. On Feb. 6 at 11 a.m., the Aslanturk brothers will invite anyone interested in gardening to scope out their site.... >>more
02/05/2016 - 11:02am
Man Arrested for Sex Abuse on Downing Street Police arrested a man for sexually abusing a girl on Jan. 14 on the 1400 block of Downing Street NE. Sean Foster, 47, of NE DC was charged with First Degree Child Sexual Abuse. Juvenile Arrested for Fake Phone Threats Police arrested a juvenile male for making seven erroneous threatening phone calls to DC schools between Jan. 19 and Feb. 1. The charges included seven counts of False Report of a Weapon of Mass Destruction at these schools: Kingsman... >>more
02/04/2016 - 5:16pm
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) will co-host a Commuter Benefits Information Session on Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Department of Employment Services Community Room, 4058 Minnesota Ave. NE. Attendees will learn about the Commuter Benefits Law that recently went into effect requiring organizations with 20 or more employees to offer pre-tax or subsidized commuter benefits.   The agencies will present... >>more
02/04/2016 - 3:58pm
The DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (HBX) has released preliminary individual marketplace data for the third open enrollment period for, the District’s online health insurance marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses. The enrollment period for individuals and families ended Jan. 31, 2016. District residents had two extra days to enroll due to the snow storm that hit then region. Data includes people enrolling from Nov. 1, 2015 to Feb. 2, 2016.... >>more
02/04/2016 - 2:55pm
DC General, affordable housing and paid family leave dominated the comments during Wednesday night’s Ward 6 Town Hall at Friendship Chamberlain Elementary on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE.  District representatives including Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange took questions from the community about progress on several areas of concern. Allen highlighted the recent legislation discussed at the DC City Council meeting... >>more
02/04/2016 - 10:43am
We received a blue poinsettia for Christmas, with little sparkles all over the blue leaves. How did they get to be blue? They were commercially spray painted en masse and the sparkles dusted on after a misting of glue.   Squirrels have again eaten all my camellia buds. So -- another year with no blooms. I know squirrels can’t get through bird netting -- but that netting is hard as the dickens to manage. Can’t squirrels stick to acorns, of which there were billions this year?... >>more
02/04/2016 - 10:25am
Police arrested a man for a shooting that occurred on the 5300 block of Clay Terrace NE on Jan. 3 around 10:23 p.m. Dejuan George, 22, of NE DC was arrested on charges of assault with intent to kill while armed with a gun. Police reported that George shot a man multiple times, which sent the victim to the hospital. He survived. In Other News At 8 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1000 block of H St. NE on charges of Theft First Degree. There was a theft on the unit block of L St. SE. There... >>more
02/04/2016 - 9:51am
Michael “Max” Grove is the proud owner of Max Insulation, a Capitol Hill-based business that specializes in making old homes comfortable and energy efficient. Grove knows and understands old houses. In addition to being a licensed general contractor he is certified in building science principles by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). This certification requires a thorough “whole house” understanding of the factors that make an old home comfortable, from evaluating... >>more