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01/29/2015 - 11:36am
As DC lawmakers consider legislation to implement an inspection program for rail freight passing through the Nation's Capital, the question naturally arises: What has the local government historically done to protect communities and historic structures from a catastrophic train wreck or toxic spill? The answer, unsettling as it may sound, is: Not much. CSX Transportation, the company that owns, operates and maintains some 70 miles of track in the District, says it handles 375,000 carloads... >>more
05/04/2016 - 3:33pm
In the time since Remington’s closure, the Hill has felt the absence of karaoke night, but Mr. Henry’s, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, is ready with a remedy, welcoming India Larelle Houston, formerly of Remington’s itself, to their upstairs every Tuesday night to host karaoke from 7 to 11 p.m. Mr. Henry's Margarita specials will be available upstairs as well with the bar opening at 6 p.m. There is no cover or minimum.   For more information, contact their management at... >>more
05/04/2016 - 1:37pm
A man was shot on the 1200 block of I Street SE around 1:20 a.m. Police reported that the man sustained non-life threatening injuries. They don’t have a suspect description. In Other News There was a robbery on the 1800 block of Benning Road 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, immediately call 911. When reporting suspicious activity... >>more
05/04/2016 - 1:19pm
Well-known Capitol Hill realtor Jackie Von Schlegel died of breast cancer at 1:15 a.m. this morning at the home of her niece Lisa Trent in Blountville, TN. She was 77 years of age. Von Schlegel was surrounded by friends, family and her beloved cat, Monkey Man, at the time of her death. Von Schlegel requested cremation. Her ashes will be scattered on to the Potomac River. No service is planned in Tennessee. However, an Irish wake will be held at Tunnicliff's Tavern in the immediate future. >>more
05/04/2016 - 1:18pm
To mark the DC Preservation League’s 45th Anniversary, the organization will honor individuals, corporations, and projects that have made a catalytic contribution to the city’s civic and cultural legacy.    The Capitol Hill Restoration Society will receive an award for its advocacy, education, community outreach efforts and for its early and sustained contributions to preservation efforts in Washington, DC.    CHRS will be honored at the DC Preservation League... >>more
05/04/2016 - 12:10pm
The Hill is a great place to train for a triathlon whether it’s your first sprint-tri or an Ultraman. Looking to work out with a fun, motivated group on the Hill? Have you wanted to participate in a triathlon and train with local triathletes, but haven’t made the leap just yet? You might be thinking, “A triathlon, who has time for that?” One of many wonderful aspects of triathlons is that that you can pick the distance and time commitment that you want. In addition, when... >>more
05/04/2016 - 11:42am
The District has two professional ultimate Frisbee teams, and going to watch is fun, family-friendly, and affordable. The DC Breeze and DC Current play their home games on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons at Gallaudet University and Catholic University football stadiums respectively, each competing in a national league that features opponents from along the East Coast and beyond. While over five million people play ultimate in the US each year, the sport, which was founded in the 60s, is... >>more
05/04/2016 - 11:12am
I have become a fan of pet health insurance. More clients are asking about the benefits and limitations of policies, and we have seen a number of pets receive care that the client would otherwise have not have been to provide. It is not a panacea for healthcare, and there are limitations, but understanding the available programs may assist you in keeping your dog or cat healthy for years to come. Nearly every insurance plan works on a reimbursement basis: the client receives a bill for the... >>more
05/04/2016 - 10:42am
The month of May, jam-packed with proms and Mothers’ Day celebrations, is synonymous with roses.  Whether we grow our own, or buy stems at Eastern Market, the rose remains the most loved flower of all for many of us. Many do not know that the rose is the official flower of DC.   ‘American Beauty’ became the District’s flower in 1925, when it was the most cultivated rose in the US.  This hybrid rose originated in France, and its individual stems... >>more
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