The Hill Rag

Neighborhood News

08/19/2014 - 10:35am
One resident on the 300 block of A St. NE was approached on Thursday, August 14th, by an individual who claimed to have shoveled the resident’s yard (at an earlier date) and had not yet been paid.  This incident happened to the same... >>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

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

Capitol Hill Community

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

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
08/05/2014 - 11:12am
Magic in the Moonlight With “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen continues his Magical Mystery Tour of European locales begun almost ten years ago with “Match Point.” He returns to European settings because he gets financing... >>more

Food & Dining

08/05/2014 - 10:42am
Lazy August is filled with long weekends, beach days, barbeques, golf, and, generally, great excuses for day drinking. The classic go-to tends to be light beer, and lots of it, but why bore your taste buds? It’s practically an insult to all... >>more