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Kids & Family

07/31/2015 - 7:18pm
In addition to an enviable array of school choice options, DC parents enjoy perhaps the largest selection of educational consultants available anywhere. Parents looking for help, ideas, or a professional opinion on educating and raising children... >>more
07/31/2015 - 6:00pm
Back in the Dark Ages, aka Before Common Lottery, the school application process was confusing and probably unfair. It favored families with better resources and allowed children to gain simultaneous admittance to multiple schools. Then, in the fall... >>more
07/31/2015 - 5:06pm
The DC Council Committee on Education and Libraries held a roundtable earlier this summer on the independent evaluation of the city’s eight-year-old school reform. During that session DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson looked around... >>more
07/31/2015 - 11:00am
Ballet lessons aren’t just for little girls. Beyond the fact that boys can and do study ballet, there is also the fact that adults, male and female, can and do study ballet. And not just ballet but jazz dance as well. There are professional... >>more


07/31/2015 - 4:00pm
The doldrums of August are nearly upon us, Dear Readers. In the evenings, the thwack of bats sound across the Mall as millennial interns engage in gladiatorial contests. A humid haze obscures that patriotic testament to George's manhood. On... >>more

Home & Gardens

07/31/2015 - 3:00pm
My neighbor uses mirrors in her garden. They reflect her charming rose arbor. But when I plan where to put a mirror, I realize that it is going to reflect our dogleg with garbage cans or the back of the house which needs painting. Any ideas? The... >>more
07/31/2015 - 2:00pm
Staying cool is a top priority during these humid dog days of summer. If the heat is getting to you, and you’re contemplating replacing or retrofitting your home with a cooling and/or heating system or considering it as a part of your home... >>more
07/31/2015 - 1:00pm
First-time gardener (and Hill Rag managing editor) Andrew Lightman spends about half an hour a day tending potted herbs and vegetables on his eighth-floor balcony. “I cook constantly and love the idea of making something,” he says.... >>more

Neighborhood News

07/31/2015 - 11:55am
There was a burglary at 5 p.m. on the 1400 block of Independence Ave. SE. There was a burglary at 12 p.m. on the 1700 block of A St. SE. There was a robbery at 11:50 a.m. on the 100 block of 19th St. NE. In Other News There was a car stolen on:... >>more
07/31/2015 - 12:00am
There was a burglary at 7 a.m. on the 100 block of 15th St. NE. In Other News There was a car stolen on: ·         the There were thefts on: ·         the... >>more

Health & Fitness

07/31/2015 - 10:42am
So your pet has worms. You receive a call from your vet’s office about a positive fecal test result. Or, worse yet, see worms in your pet’s stool. Understandably clients often have lots of questions and concerns about intestinal... >>more

Food & Dining

07/31/2015 - 9:38am
Saturday morning is a busy work day for Kip Kelley. While most of us are leisurely awakening and sipping coffee, Kelley has been up before dawn to pack his truck for the hour or so drive down to the H Street farmers’ market where he sells his... >>more

Arts & Entertainment

07/31/2015 - 8:00am
The Joy of Shakespeare If you’ve been to the Bard’s birthday party at the Folger Shakespeare Library, you may have seen a guy dressed in full motley, juggling and making Renaissance patter, the bells on his hat jingling. That would be... >>more
07/31/2015 - 12:00am
On Monday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.,  Taffety Punk presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare’s spirited comedy about how sucky men are. Proteus loves Julia. His best friend friend, Valentine, moves to Milan and falls in love with... >>more
07/30/2015 - 9:25pm
Artist Profile: Hiu Lai Chong  Hiu Lai Chong paints the best that man and nature dangle before us. It’s always a beautiful image of what life can propose, but the scene is not what it seems to be. It’s more. It’s a... >>more
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