The Hill Rag

08/18/2017 - 10:12am
Healthy white teeth may look great on your dog or cat, but good dental health is also essential for overall quality of life and body health. Good oral hygiene will help to prevent periodontal disease and associated systemic illness such as infection, chronic pain, behavior changes, difficulty eating, and even long-term microscopic changes to organs such as the heart and liver. Eyes may be the window to the soul, but teeth are the portal to many organ systems.  How Dental Disease Develops... >>more
08/18/2017 - 9:12am
Dr. Natalie Boulware has a special gift. She can take a person’s birthdate and, using mathematics, discern unique and positive characteristics of her client which can help that person begin to answer the ‘why’ questions of life. Dr. Boulware practices numerology, the study of a number’s symbolism. The practice is used to determine an individual’s personality, talents, strengths, inner needs, obstacles, ways of dealing with others and emotional interactions. “... >>more
08/17/2017 - 7:45pm
At 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 100 block of I Street SE on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon. At 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of M Street SE on charges of Indecent Exposure. At 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the 1500 block of F Street NE. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary,... >>more
08/17/2017 - 10:12am
The American College of Sports Medicine has ranked DC one of the fittest cities in the nation. But this year, after holding the title for three years, DC was edged out of first place by Minneapolis. The ranking takes into account rates of smoking and cardiovascular disease deaths, consumption of fruits and vegetables, per capita expenditures for parks, and reported physical activities. Our score isn’t because of the influx of summer interns who hit the gyms, pools, and softball fields. It... >>more
08/17/2017 - 9:12am
Artist Profile: Rick Bach     Art explodes from Rick Bach like solar flares, seemingly at the speed of light. It started at birth. In Pittsburgh. His father owned an auto body shop and Rick was spray painting on metal when other kids were using Crayons. He had his own air-brushing business by sixth grade. “It’s where I really learned to draw.” Art was not only a passion, but a visual platform for ideas and observations. It was about energy. Rick’s work has... >>more
08/16/2017 - 3:28pm
At 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 500 block of H Street NE on charges of Misdemeanor Sex Abuse. At 11:48 p.m. Tuesday, a man and a woman were arrested on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE on charges of Aggravated Assault. At 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 1000 block of New Jersey Avenue SE. At 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon in the Unit block of I Street SE. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious... >>more
08/16/2017 - 10:44am
The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) held its second public hearing on the future status of Seventh Street SE. The Committee continued to seek comment on the issue of whether or not the 200 and 300 blocks of Seventh Street –the site of three outdoor markets – should remain closed to weekend traffic after the Hine School Project is complete. Sources indicated that the Project is expected to be completed as early as September 30 and as late as October 31. Many of... >>more
08/16/2017 - 10:25am
Brenda D. Hudson has been writing poetry and songs since she was nine years old, and says that writing has always been a way for her to express her creativity. Her inspirations are as diverse as her poetry. She has had work published, including a poem that appeared here in 2015, “You Don’t Get to Define Me!” She hopes someday to compile an anthology of her work, but reports that she is currently “literally fighting for my life as I have an advanced stage of breast cancer... >>more
08/16/2017 - 9:22am
Wading Into the Fray Once a land is gone, what becomes of its nationality? How can a citizenry exist without a country? And what are we going to do with the millions of people expected to flee adverse environmental conditions in the coming decades? According to John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins, authors of “Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century,” these questions are no longer theoretical. The world can’t afford to wait, they say, while environmental... >>more