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09/24/2016 - 12:00am
National Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on the Ellipse in President’s Park on Dec. 1, 5 p.m. Free tickets for the 94th annual tree lighting ceremony presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are awarded through an online lottery, which opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 and closes at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. To enter the lottery, visit the nationaltree.org and click the TICKET LOTTERY link. Those without computer access may call 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-... >>more
09/23/2016 - 3:14pm
A co-working space business signed on as the first tenant to lease a space at the Hine Development’s 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE site on Sept. 23. The Yard, an office space provider based in New York, leased a 31,500-square-foot space on the second floor of the building. The Yard works with clients in modern professional businesses looking for a luxury office space or private office in a co-working environment. The company provides furnishings, conference rooms, WiFi, lounges and custom d... >>more
09/23/2016 - 12:00am
Experienced professionals, ages 55+, who want to give back to their communities are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. Learn about ReServe an innovative nonprofit founded in 2005 that leverages skills and talents of experienced professionals for social good. They connect individuals seeking meaningful engagement through part time volunteer work with local non-profits and government agencies. “... >>more
09/22/2016 - 8:32am
Collections of items dating back to the 1920s, 30s and 40s offer more than decorations for a home — those items tell a story, according to Marilyn Calza, the curator for the new Found on the Hill (323 Seventh St. SE) shop. Opening on Sept. 24, the store blends her creative discoveries and the vintage décor of the Mindful Restaurant Group’s (MRG) businesses for anyone looking to add a vintage touch to their home.  People can stop by the store from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.... >>more
09/21/2016 - 12:17pm
A commissioner in ANC 6B lost a zoning appeal Sept. 20 over the  Andromeda Transcultural Health clinic at 201 15th St. SE. The appeal to the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) argued that the Zoning Administration erred when it granted the substance use disorder clinic a permit to operate in the C2-A “general office” zoned building. But the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) denied the appeal, explaining that under the zoning regulation rules from 1958... >>more
09/20/2016 - 4:26pm
Community members confused or frustrated by the communication on permitting for the Watkins Elementary School (420 12th St. SE) modernization can learn more on Sept. 22 at a meeting from 6-8 p.m. in Eliot-Hine Middle School (1830 Constitution Ave. NE). Earlier in September, neighbors of the Watkins renovation project noticed that construction seemed to have slowed, and that the DC Department of General Services (DGS) — in charge of the project — had applied for another construction... >>more
09/16/2016 - 2:02pm
Help celebrate The Hill Preschool’s  Ann Parker and her more than 30 years teaching generations of Capitol Hill children this Saturday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Naval Lodge No. 4 (330 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). Friends and families who have shared in Parker’s — “Grandma” as she is known at the preschool — impact over the years welcome anyone who wants to stop by, enjoy refreshments and recognize Parker for the milestone. The school (337 North... >>more
09/16/2016 - 12:56pm
A week before Jerome Swinson, 39, was accused of stabbing two people on Sept. 13, the DC court had revoked his probation for a domestic violence charge. Swinson, of Southeast DC, was arrested for the incident around an Exxon gas station near Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE around 10 a.m. on Tuesday in which he is accused of stabbing an elderly man sitting waiting for his car at the station and also another person minutes later in the nearby Seward Park. Here's a look at Swinson... >>more
09/16/2016 - 10:15am
Safety First! Someone asked me about the safety of selling a home while it’s still occupied, and how a seller can know that the person coming in is an agent. Great questions. Real estate agents are lightly vetted – they have to sign a clean hands certificate before getting licensed, which swears to not owing the District more than $100. It doesn’t guarantee that agents are not bad people. This is a good reason why personal recommendations are so important – you need to... >>more
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