The Hill Rag

Neighborhood News

07/28/2015 - 11:37am
There was an assault with a deadly weapon at 1:42 a.m. on the 1500 block of F St. NE. There was a robbery at 1 a.m. on the 1900 block of Benning Rd. NE. There was a robbery at 8:33 a.m. on the 100 block of 19th St. SE. In Other News There were... >>more
07/27/2015 - 5:40pm
The next meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee is on Wednesday, July 29, 7 p.m., in the North hall of Eastern Market. The North Hall is located at the corner of North Carolina Ave. and 7th St. SE. Contact Donna Scheeder at... >>more
07/27/2015 - 10:48am
There was an assault with a deadly weapon at 9:50 p.m. on the 1300 block of first St. SW. There was an assault with the intent to kill at 12:50 a.m. on the 1200 block of I St. SE. There was an assault with a deadly weapon at 1:42 a.m. on the 1500... >>more
06/30/2015 - 1:11pm
Last month, I summarized the latest wave of development in the Capitol Riverfront, including the proposed DC United Soccer Stadium. I was excited by the announcement on Monday, June 8th that the soccer stadium deal between the DC Government and DC... >>more
06/30/2015 - 12:42pm
Fencing is up and raze permits have been approved for the demolition of the former Southeastern University campus at 501 I Street SW. Demolition began in late June after school recessed for the summer at neighboring Amidon-Bowen Elementary. The... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

07/28/2015 - 12:00am
The Literary Feast is a series of dinner parties held at homes across Capitol Hill all on one evening. Each dinner features food and fun related to a specific book. Proceeds support the Capitol Hill Community Foundation’s Grants to... >>more

Food & Dining

07/22/2015 - 10:50am
Chef Rob Weland, a longtime resident of Capitol Hill and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will open his first independently owned and operated restaurant today. Garrison, on Barrack’s Row, with a focus on locally sourced and... >>more
06/30/2015 - 12:11pm
It’s summer on H Street NE, and there’s plenty to do. Whether you want to seek out new places or simply lounge outdoors with a cool beer, the following are solid bets to fill your long summer days and nights.  Sally’s Middle... >>more

Arts & Entertainment

07/15/2015 - 5:00pm
How to Quit Your Day Job, a musical written, produced, and directed by Star Johnson, details the struggles of being an artist while stuck working a nine to five job. It follows the characters Izzy, Kate, TJ, and Manny, played by Janani Ramachandran... >>more

Home & Gardens

07/01/2015 - 10:42am
The art of the possible is embodied in the 3 x 5 foot wooden raised garden bed William Penn House volunteers have just built and planted for a Northeast DC woman who has spent the last 60 years in this row house. This is her first vegetable garden.... >>more
07/01/2015 - 10:11am
Many Hill residents have a love/hate relationship with streetlights. We love the safety they provide by illuminating our lushly treed streets while disliking the harsh light that penetrates our bedrooms and disturbs our sleep. More than one Hill... >>more
07/01/2015 - 9:42am
What is the difference between Siberian Iris and Japanese Iris and which should I plant?  Both have attractive tall, thin leaves. Both are easy to grow. Siberian irises tolerate part shade, are stunningly beautiful in a thousand cultivars, and... >>more

Commentary

07/01/2015 - 9:12am
The District’s enviable real estate market–and residential demand in particular–has resulted in change to nearly every corner of the city. However, the renewed vitality this has brought to long-neglected neighborhoods has not come... >>more

Health & Fitness

06/30/2015 - 1:48pm
Your dog or cat may not be a sea lion, but looking at the sea lion at the zoo may help you and your pet with the next veterinary visit. How? Repetitive training. The behavior of a sea lion at a training session is not innate, and no animal... >>more
06/30/2015 - 12:11pm
Summertime!  And time to get out and oil up that bicycle for some wonderful rides along the Anacostia River and its feeder streams.  All along the main stem of the River and nearly all its tributaries, we have been blessed by generations... >>more