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08/21/2017 - 12:39pm
Labyrinth Games and Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is co-sponsor of the third annual WashingCon tabletop game convention coming to the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (300 Reservoir Rd. NW) this Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th. Over 1,200 game fans of all ages are expected to attend. WashingCon offers hundreds of chances to try face-to-face gaming, from party games to complicated strategy as well as fun games and activities for kids. Labyrinth owner Kathleen... >>more
08/21/2017 - 12:30pm
Join the Southeast Branch of the DC Public Library (403 Seventh St. SE) on Monday, August 21 for a viewing party during the partial solar eclipse of the sun. On Monday at 2:42 p.m., the District will experience an 81 percent eclipse of the sun. Although it will not be a total eclipse, it is an extremely rare phenomenon. Those who attend the viewing party will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses to view the eclipse in the Southeast Library garden. The event is for the whole family--all are... >>more
08/21/2017 - 10:17am
At 3:00 a.m. Friday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Canal Street SW on charges of Threats to Kidnap or Injure a Person. At 7:35 a.m. Friday, a  man was arrested on the 1200 block of I Street SE on charges of Aggravated Assault. At 12:03 p.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 1700 block of L Street NE. At 12:35 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. At 12:44 a.m. Saturday, there was an assault... >>more
08/19/2017 - 10:12am
DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly, retail space. Niraj Ray, CEO of Cultivate the City(CtC) (, is just one DC entrepreneur who’s taking advantage of rooftops to run a green business, create jobs, and grow food. I met Ray at H Street Farms, on the roof of the W.S. Jenks & Son hardware store on Bladensburg Road, on a sunny May morning. Ray loves his... >>more
08/19/2017 - 9:12am
All my flowers are tightly planted together to crowd out weeds and weeding. That works except for always the same darned little thing that looks a bit like clover, or shamrocks, with a tiny yellow flower. I’ve been failing to get rid of it all my life! What can I do? Could this ubiquitous pest, so hard to get rid of, be Oxalis? Yes! You can easily pull Oxalis, it is shallow, but you will rarely get the entire, wide-ranging root, of which any fragment will produce a new plant. Any stem... >>more
08/18/2017 - 12:52pm
Nearing death awareness is the mind and         heart going home, revisiting people and Places and things: the experiences that have         imprinted in and on each person’s mind: A collage of life and living that accumulated         as each person lived and grew: Memories, then, that randomly became me…           but that just as well... >>more
08/18/2017 - 12:49pm
It is stark. It is cathartic. It is Shakespeare, as alive today as his work was when written, over four centuries ago. And it is “free,” this stunning, mesmerizing production of Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and jealousy, betrayal and deception, murder and atonement, “Othello,” which is staged at the Washington Shakespeare Company’s Sidney Harman Hall through Aug. 27. Since 1991, first outdoors at Carter Barron Amphitheater, and now indoors, the 27th annual... >>more
08/18/2017 - 12:43pm
Councilmember Charles Allen (Wad 6-D) and Mayor Muriel Bowser were on hand at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Watkins Elementary School (420 12 Street SE). The ceremony celebrated the completion of the $44 million modernization of the school, which was built in 1962. The modernization includes a 26,338 square foot addition that consists of new administrative spaces, an outdoor classroom, state-of-the-art media center, and a new cafeteria and gym. The school shares... >>more
08/18/2017 - 10:28am
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced Thursday that they had made an arrest in the July 26th shooting murder of a 37 year-old man on the Anacostia River Trail. At about 8:30 a.m. that day, members of the Sixth District were dispatched to the listed the trail south of the 3300 block of East Capitol Street SE after reports of a shooting. When they got there, officers found a 37 year-old Southeast man who had been shot multiple times. The victim displayed no signs of life and was... >>more
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