The Hill Rag

07/26/2016 - 5:31pm
Do More 24 grand prize winner, Little Lights Urban Ministries, has been recognized by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2016 winner of the Board Leadership Award. Little Lights will receive a $10,000 grant; communication exposure through print, radio, television and social media; and training and development opportunities for the board and CEO from BoardSource and through the Center’s Learning & Leadership Institute.   For over 20 years Little Lights Urban Ministries... >>more
07/26/2016 - 10:57am
Shooting on Simms Place NE A man was shot on the 1200 block of Simms Place NE around 3 p.m. Police reported that they found shell casings at the scene and tracked the victim down at the hospital. They are still investigating. In Other News At 3:19 p.m., police arrested a man on the 200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence. At 3:50 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 3:15 p.m., police... >>more
07/26/2016 - 9:25am
Shooting on Simms Place NE A man was shot on the 1200 block of Simms Place NE around 3 p.m. Police reported that they found shell casings at the scene and tracked the victim down at the hospital. They are still investigating. In Other News At 3:19 p.m., police arrested a man on the 200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence. At 3:50 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 3:15 p.m., police... >>more
07/25/2016 - 12:09pm
Rallycross racers will take over RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St. SE) on July 29 and 30 for the third-annual Red Bull Global Rallycross competition. This race is round eight of a 12-race series across the nation. Gates open on Friday at 12 p.m. for practice laps, with a driver autograph opportunity at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. with warm ups, and then the day moves through rounds in both the Supercar and Lite race categories. The Lites final is at 1:50 p.m. and the Supercar... >>more
07/24/2016 - 12:00am
Tickets are on sale now for Sugarfoots Broadway on the Hill closing dinner theatre performance on Thursday, July 28, 6:30 pm., at School Within School Auditorium, 920 F St. NE. This year’s production is adapted from Sugarfoots Tattle-Tales Children’s Book Series; Sugarfootn’ in Ghana, a delightful West African folktale – Why People Have to Work? Call 202-316-2258 or book on line at sugarfoots.com. $15 ticket includes dinner.  >>more
07/20/2016 - 3:04pm
H Street Main Street will start hosting a new farmer’s market in Starburst Plaza at 1501 Maryland Ave. NE on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. It will run from July 20 until Oct. 26. Each week the market organizers plan to bring in eight to ten vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables to ice cream to skin products. The community hopes the new activity will draw positive attention to Starburst, a site known for its crime and dilapidated appearance in the last few years, said Anwar... >>more
07/19/2016 - 4:36pm
*Note: The time of the meeting changed to 7 to 8:30 p.m. on July 26.  Businesses in and around the Eastern Market community may gain access to city funds for a Main Street organization in the DC fiscal year 2017 budget. The proposed Eastern Market Main Street would include the area along Seventh Street SE from North Carolina SE to the Southeast Library (402 7th St. SE) and 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE to the 600 and 700 blocks of C Street SE.  The new non-profit organization... >>more
07/19/2016 - 2:07pm
Six young black men lounge in front of a long row of cars parked under the lights on Half Street, SE, close enough to hear the pounding pop grooves that fuel drag-queen performers at Ziegfeld's. It is an unseasonably warm Friday night in January. In fact, the intersection at Half and O streets smacks of summer; large crowds attracted by the cluster of gay-oriented venues mill out-of-doors in the otherwise industrial turf. But “Half and O,” also called near southeast, is unlikely... >>more
07/15/2016 - 2:46pm
Anyone interested in running for a position on their Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) must pick up and return a nomination petition to the DC Board of Elections (441 Fourth St. NW, Room 250N) by 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. Candidates need to pick up the petition themselves. They must get at least 25 registered voters within the petitioner’s Single Member District (SMD) to sign in support. In order to guarantee a name on the Nov. 8 election ballot, candidates must also file a “... >>more