The Hill Rag

Neighborhood News

08/22/2014 - 9:51am
On August 20th, 2014 at 10:27 p.m., a Second Degree Theft occurred at the 400 block of Eighth St. SE. According to Lieutenant Nicholas Galluci, the suspect stole a bike from the location and rode away with it. Later, the suspect was caught by MPD... >>more
08/22/2014 - 12:00am
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC has extended its deadline for the “Who’s a Washingtonian?” grant program to Sept. 5. Eight $5,000 grants are available for programs that can unite different D.C. demographics on a humanities... >>more
08/12/2014 - 1:35pm
The Wharf Construction Committee met on August 6 to discuss the development of the Southwest Waterfront. Following formal introductions, the floor was opened to review items on the agenda.  Signage has increased along the streets to help guide... >>more
08/12/2014 - 9:24am
Zoning Request Denied Newton Street Development 3, LLC appeared before the ANC 6E Commission’s July meeting to request zoning relief to allow renovation to an existing building for residential use located at 1740 New Jersey Ave. NW. Due to... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

08/21/2014 - 8:04pm
With the end of the outdoor swimming season, this annual event provides dogs with a one day opportunity to partake in the pools, enjoy a swim and play fun aquatics games. DOH will be on location to monitor the health and safety of the pets and their... >>more
08/06/2014 - 11:00am
As a child, I was a voracious reader. One of my favorite books was “All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the book, it follows the adventures of a veterinarian in rural England in the... >>more
08/06/2014 - 10:25am
Eastern Market is overflowing  with locally grown peaches, tomatoes, green beans and squash of every imaginable shape and color.  If only we could pack away some of these goods for those dark days of January and February, I kept thinking.... >>more
08/06/2014 - 9:12am
Twenty Hill children and parents spent a week this summer learning how to prepare simple healthful meals using whole fresh foods. They created ethnic dishes, cooked with foods from different countries and learned about the countries where the foods... >>more

Home & Gardens

08/07/2014 - 10:53am
Every two weeks during the growing season, the sound of mowers and leaf blowers fills the air in Potomac Gardens as a uniformed landscape crew makes its way through the grounds. The men maintaining these grounds are called the Clean Green Team, and... >>more
08/07/2014 - 10:12am
The savvy gardener knows that summer is the perfect time to begin thinking about creating the perfect garden or re-thinking your outdoor spaces.  The process There are several things that you can plan now to make sure that you have to... >>more
08/07/2014 - 9:12am
Is it really true that marigold flowers in a garden provide some kind of protection against insect pests that eat leaves, flowers and veggies? Perhaps only “some kind” of protection. They might do so by actually attracting Japanese... >>more

Real Estate

08/07/2014 - 12:00am
This spring, Hill East community members met with developer Taiwo Demuren and his consultant, Toye Bello, regarding plans to demolish the house located at 1511 A Street, NE and build an 18-unit condominium. Many neighbors raised concerns about... >>more

Arts & Entertainment

08/05/2014 - 12:51pm
Thoughts Of A Jazz Lover Jazz can be enigmatic, an alchemy of mysterious sounds and moods that is spontaneous and yet deliberate in its free flowing creativity. The music can be complex, but good jazz feels as simple as first love—it goes... >>more
08/05/2014 - 12:15pm
It could be a question, a suggestion, or a statement. It’s up to you. Fatima Argun brings colors and forms together to begin the conversation. The painting is intended to be interactive, a dialog between you and the canvas.  Even the... >>more
08/05/2014 - 11:52am
Family Guide to DC If you’re wondering what to do with the kids next weekend, wonder no more—Chris Sylvester has got you covered. He has kindly packed all the wisdom he’s accrued giving family-friendly tours since 2006 into “... >>more