The Hill Rag

Commentary

11/24/2014 - 6:39am
Maybe Marion was our Mugabe. As my friend Jonetta Rose Barras recently wrote, “If he was an addict, as he admitted, he was also addictive.” Maybe only Shakespeare could explain a person like Marion S. Barry, Jr. Was Barry a tragic figure... >>more

Kids & Family

11/28/2014 - 12:00am
Student Families!  The student’s first quarterly student family’s charity project was providing toiletries and other small items to the school’s sister parish in Haiti, Notre Dame D’Altagrace. The school-wide donation... >>more
11/27/2014 - 12:00am
Hispanic Heritage The students of Waterfront Academy walked to the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater on the Washington Mall, had a picnic on the Mall, and then enjoyed the show, “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres” to celebrate Hispanic... >>more
11/26/2014 - 12:00am
Basketball legend, Bill Walton, is quoted as saying: “I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.” Now, many Payne Wildcats may share that same sentiment. During the week of October 6th, Dan Hoagland of the... >>more
11/26/2014 - 12:00am
Caption: Tyler Walks for Autism Tyler Elementary School serves a large special education population. The school offers a spectrum of services that cater to the individual needs of its students, from full inclusion to self-contained classrooms. Tyler... >>more
11/26/2014 - 12:00am
Can you share one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read? By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. Reading Partners DC provides an easy to use curriculum and on... >>more
11/25/2014 - 12:00am
On October 21st and 25th, Eliot-Hine students participated in the “Get the Ball Rolling Flag Football Experience” held at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA. Students were able to participate in warm-ups and play flag football games inside the... >>more

Neighborhood News

11/26/2014 - 11:00pm
The National Park Service and the Francis Marion Memorial Project (FMMP) are conducting an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the impacts of establishing a permanent memorial honoring Revolutionary War General Francis Marion. The first phase of of... >>more
11/26/2014 - 6:52pm
Three days of events celebrating the life of former Mayor and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry will take place next week from Thursday, Dec. 4, to Saturday, Dec. 6, officials said. The details of Barry’s memorial events were released today by... >>more
11/26/2014 - 6:47pm
Roadside Development will host a community meeting about the redevelopment of the Frager’s Hardware Store site, 1101-1117 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 at The Hill Center. The purpose of the Dec. 10th meeting is for the community... >>more
11/26/2014 - 2:07pm
A female pedestrian on the 100 block of of Tennessee Ave. NE at 8:50 p.m. was approached by two men. They forcibly took her purse and cell phone. The victim suffered minor injuries that were treated at a local hospital. In Other News There was an... >>more
11/26/2014 - 1:54pm
A resident of the 1000 block of I St. NE answered a knock on the door of his home. He was shot. Multiple shoots were fired. In Other News There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1100 block of 21st St. NE at 10:42 a.m. at a residence. There... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

11/25/2014 - 11:00pm
For the last 13 years, Boy Scouts from Capitol Hill Troop 500 have collected coats at Eastern Market on weekends around Thanksgiving. Each year, the scouts collect about 500 coats, which are then distributed to the homeless by Holy Comforter-Saint... >>more
11/25/2014 - 9:44am
Frager's at the Pad at Eastern Market, 306 7th St. SE, will be doing photos with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a-m.-1 p.m.   Dog photos with Santa at Congressional Cemetery are on Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a. m. to 3 p.m. Photos are $25 and... >>more

Food & Dining

11/25/2014 - 2:38pm
Mark Bucher, the famed chef at BGR The Burger Joint in Bethesda is bringing his annual Thanksgiving tradition to his Medium Rare’s Barracks Row location (515 Eighth St. SE).  Each year, the chef opens up one of his restaurants from 11 a.m... >>more