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Neighborhood News

09/02/2014 - 2:21pm
Stanton-EastBanc could begin demolition of the former Hine School site in Eastern Market as soon as this fall, assuming the remaining project opponents do not take another run at the appeals process. In the wake of the Hine School decision by a... >>more
09/01/2014 - 5:04pm
As part of the 11th Street Bridge Project, the District Department of Transportation will extend the closure of L Street SE, between 10th Street and 11th Street. The closure, which began at the end of July 2014, is needed for crews to complete... >>more

Home & Gardens

09/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Our beloved gardens of Capitol Hill are often gardens in miniature. We fi nd smaller varieties of favorite plants due largely to the space limitations our properties present. Many Hill gardeners can be seen pruning unruly plants in an attempt to... >>more
09/02/2014 - 12:09pm
I have two beautiful grandiflora rose plants that seem to bloom less and less each year. They get good morning sun. Each is about 10 years old. How can I encourage more blooms? Your roses are signaling their constitutional need for full sun. At... >>more
09/02/2014 - 11:41am
The Editor said to write about the value of historic preservation -- quality of life, walkability, etc. A reasonable assignment although my eyes did start to glaze over just a bit. Afterwards, as I noodled the question, I began to think about dates... >>more
09/02/2014 - 11:14am
If you live on Capitol Hill your home probably has the original windows. You know it, because as winter approaches each year you put up sheets of plastic, frame the sash edges with clay insulation, or do whatever else it takes to keep the cold air... >>more
09/02/2014 - 10:47am
A stone’s throw from Lincoln Park, Eastern Market near Mott’s, one of Capitol Hill’s oldest operating corner stores, and Walker Street, which is arguably the best place to spend Halloween on the Hill, the area around 12th and C... >>more
09/02/2014 - 10:24am
No summer in recent memory has been so mild. By mid-August, Washington was running 40 percent below normal in 90-degree days. This means we gardeners have energy, so let’s put it to good use and get a jump on fall planning and planting. ... >>more
09/02/2014 - 9:42am
The wooden windows in our 110-year-old Capitol Hill home were a mess: air leakage, improper closing, broken and frayed sash cords, poor or non-existent weather stripping, loose paint and glazing, damaged glass and sashes, rotting sills and jambs,... >>more
09/02/2014 - 9:12am
Several years ago I designed and built a new rear porch for the 1923 house in Washington, DC that I own with my wife, Eryl. The new porch has become a favorite space at the house and our outdoor living room in good weather. But it was quite a... >>more
09/01/2014 - 1:00pm
Mobile technology has become a staple of American life. According to the Pew Research Internet Project, as of January 2014, 90 percent of American adults had a cell phone, 58 percent a smartphone, and 42 percent a tablet computer. Unfortunately... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

09/01/2014 - 5:07pm
The District Department of Transportation is looking for volunteers for a DC Circulator photo shoot on Saturday, September 6.   If you're interested in participating in a photo shoot for the DC Circulator's newest ad campaign, please... >>more
09/01/2014 - 12:12pm
As we ease out of summer into the fall months it is worth celebrating the success of the parks in the Capitol Riverfront, as well as noting the ongoing changes in the neighborhood as we continue to grow. Yards Park, Diamond Teague Park & Piers,... >>more

Food & Dining

09/01/2014 - 11:49am
During the magically cool August of 2014, one of our Row’s newest businesses, Rose’s Luxury, 717 8th St. SE, was declared the Top New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetite Magazine >>more
09/01/2014 - 11:12am
September means festival season is in full swing here in DC, and it is time again for our own H Street Festival. Did you know the H Street Festival is the largest neighborhood-based festival in the District? Last year it drew over 100,000 visitors... >>more
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