The Hill Rag

07/24/2017 - 5:26pm
There seems to be a tacit understanding between Frank Iero fans and the artist himself: loyalty and intensity know no bounds. Show goers lined up as early as late afternoon to ensure a prime concert participation spot last Friday night at U Street Music Hall, a basement venue with a capacity of 500. The stage can be seen easily even from the very back, but this crowd, which included young high schoolers as well as late day punks…..some of whom had travelled from North Carolina or Georgia... >>more
07/24/2017 - 10:52am
On Friday July 14th, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) held the ‘Top 100’ banquet and awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Music on the Hill (801 D St. NE) was honored as one of the top 100 music stores in North America, a distinction they have held for the past two years. This year, Music on the Hill was also one of three finalists in the "Top Emerging Dealer" category, which recognizes music stores who have opened in the past five years. Music... >>more
07/24/2017 - 10:23am
Friday At 9:17 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested at the First District Substation on charges of Operation of All-Terrain Vehicles and Dirt Bikes. At 9:27 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested at the First District Substation on charges of Operation of All-Terrain Vehicles and Dirt Bikes. At 6:20 p.m. Friday, a woman was arrested on the 1900 block of D Street SE on charges of Threats To Do Bodily Harm. At 6:14 a.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 1900 block of M Street NE. At 10:37 p.m. Friday,... >>more
07/21/2017 - 12:17pm
Ryan Smith, Head Coach of the Phil and Jeanne Nationals in the Capitol Hill Little League (CHLL), won the Smoothie King Coach of the Year Award for his commitment to the kids and service to CHLL. He was chosen amongst more than 92 other coaches and received 43 votes, making him the clear favorite in the CHLL community. The award was presented Saturday July 15 at a Smoothie King store in Northwest. The award is sponsored by Leagueside and Smoothie King. A Nationals dad said that “Coach... >>more
07/21/2017 - 12:07pm
At about 10:51 p.m. Thursday night, police responded to a call reporting shots in the 1000 block of 17th Street NE. Police found 26 year-old Marcus Andrews Stephens in the alley behind 1010 17th St. NE. He was unconscious and not breathing, and had been shot in the chest, upper arms, hip, buttock and head. He was transferred to hospital, where he was pronounced dead about half an hour later. No arrests have been made. Police are investigating. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers... >>more
07/20/2017 - 12:57pm
This week is Ward 6 week! Join Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) for a week's worth of events showcasing the things that make Ward 6 an incredible place. From Monday, July 24 through Sunday, July 30, residents of the ward are invited to check out a variety of great events and see all that Ward 6 has to offer. Many events are free and only require an RSVP to participate. Monday morning, at 11 a.m., Councilmember Allen will read a story during a special storytime at the Southeast Library... >>more
07/20/2017 - 12:46pm
The families and children of the Capitol Hill non-profit organization Home Do will set up a lemonade stand on Sunday July 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. in front of 717 North Carolina Ave. SE, just a block east of Eastern Market. The profits will go to support the work of Home Do founder Dong Kim, known by Capitol Hill children as Master Dong, in his work helping Syrian refugees. Dong’s and his work were the subject of a profile in the June issue of the Hill Rag. In 1996, Dong established a not-for... >>more
07/20/2017 - 11:12am
As every residential garden designer knows, a homeowner’s pets are your clients too. Pets’ well-being, habits, quirks, and age need to be taken into account to arrive at an attractive and sustainable garden solution that works for humans, pets, and plants. Dogs and cats are the most common household pets, so today let’s focus on them. While these two types of four-legged friends may seem very different, they have many garden requirements in common. They need to be kept... >>more
07/20/2017 - 10:12am
Recently, with all the talk about how our garden practices may be harming bees and pollinating insects, the discussion of beneficial insects has again become a hot topic. Products on the market address many areas of insect infestation: Beneficial nematodes that can prevent insects in the soil that are harmful to plant roots or to the plants themselves. Snails that can stop harmful garden snails. Mealybug control. Aphids and other common chewing garden pests. As we become increasingly... >>more