The Hill Rag

Neighborhood News

12/06/2014 - 9:42am
The first cold weather of the season has arrived, and believe it or not, that is good news for DC’s homeless families. That’s because this is when families with children have the legal right to shelter. From April until November, the... >>more
12/19/2014 - 9:33am
There were cars stolen on: the 1900 block of I St. NE; the 2100 block of H St. NE. There were burglaries on: the 200 block of I St. SW at 8:46 p.m. at a residence; the 300 block of Eighth St. NE at at a store; the 1600 block of D St. NE... >>more
12/18/2014 - 12:00am
A new interim report of preliminary data shows a decrease in new HIV cases in the District of Columbia during 2013. The report shows there were 497 new HIV cases, a decrease from the 680 cases reported in 2012. Overall, this is a 58% decrease from 1... >>more
12/18/2014 - 12:00am
The District Department of Transportation has celebrated the public opening of the 4th St. NW to SW, bicycle route with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, setting a record for bike lane installations in 2014; making it more than nine miles of bike lane... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

12/03/2014 - 5:07pm
Walking by Riverby Books on a late weekday afternoon, I would often glimpse a group sitting by the front window having tea. When I became Managing Editor of the Hill Rag, I discovered that this informal gathering, led by the bookstore's owner... >>more

Kids & Family

12/19/2014 - 12:00am
The District of Columbia has launched “My School DC,” the common application for DC Public Schools and public charter schools for the 2015-2016 school year. In its second year of operation, My School DC provides a single online... >>more
12/17/2014 - 12:00am
Friends Community School Open House Receptions  It is admissions season at Friends Community School, a kindergarten through 8th grade Quaker school that educates students of all beliefs. Open houses for prospective families are scheduled... >>more
12/16/2014 - 12:00am
Amidon-Bowen Open House, Dec. 15 On December 15th, there will be a school Open House. Parents will have the opportunity to observe classes, meet teachers, tour the school, and ask any questions that might help them make this... >>more
12/15/2014 - 12:00am
Literacy Night Cookies and milk and a bedtime story – enjoyed in pajamas at school? It must be Literacy Night. This annual celebration of books and reading featured theatrical performances including “Little Red Riding Hood” (... >>more
12/13/2014 - 12:00am
Sharing Food and Expertise  November began with 22 CHDS alumni from 12 high schools giving eight- grade families an insider’s perspective on how high schools ease the transition for 9th graders with bonding trips, peer leaders, advisors,... >>more
12/13/2014 - 12:00am
First Lego League Tournament Held at Friendship’s Collegiate Academy Friendship Collegiate Academy is the only D.C. location this year to host a FIRST Lego League (FLL) Qualifying Regional Tournament in the VA/D.C. Region.  Using a... >>more

Food & Dining

12/16/2014 - 3:21pm
This time of year, the saying goes, “Beans, beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you loot…in 2015!” The Southern New Year’s tradition that pairs Black-eyed Peas and Collard Greens (otherwise known as Hoppin... >>more
12/16/2014 - 3:15pm
If you’re looking to cross something off the holiday to-do list, think about relying on a professional for some gorgeous sweet treats. Chef Bart Vandaele’s “B @ Home” take-out at B Too is offering up beautiful Bûche de... >>more
12/16/2014 - 3:08pm
Schedule for Christmas Week (12/22 – 12/28): Monday - OPEN Blue Iris Flowers, Bower’s Dairy, Union Meat Tuesday - OPEN Wednesday, Christmas Eve - OPEN Thursday, Christmas Day - Closed Friday - Closed Saturday and Sunday -... >>more
12/12/2014 - 1:09pm
Looking for a thoughtful holiday present? Have a Top Chef groupie on your list? 2014 Top Chef contestant George Kapnos is scheduled to teach at Hill Center March 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – where you’ll get to meet this culinary talent... >>more