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February 21st, 2017

Free Tax Preparation Services Available in Washington, DC

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) encourages individuals and families in the District of Columbia to take advantage of trusted and high-quality free tax preparation services offered for-the-benefit of low- and moderate-income DC residents in all 8 wards and online. DC residents who in 2016 earned $54,000 or less (with dependents) or $35,000 or less (without dependents) are eligible for in-person free income tax preparation services. These services are provided by IRS-certified community volunteers who will assist you with submitting your Federal and DC income taxes.

Kusama Dots Streets of Southwest DC

The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) has extended the innovative work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama from the inside of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to the streets of Southwest DC. Kusama’s signature dot pattern can be found blanketing the walls and sidewalks surrounding the L’Enfant Metro Station at Seventh and Maryland Ave. SW, the jersey barriers that line the Seventh St. SW perimeter of the Wilbur Wright Building, and outside the Hirshhorn museum itself.

Free Tax Preparation Services Available in Washington, DC

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) encourages individuals and families in the District of Columbia to take advantage of trusted and high-quality free tax preparation services offered for-the-benefit of low- and moderate-income DC residents in all 8 wards and online. DC residents who in 2016 earned $54,000 or less (with dependents) or $35,000 or less (without dependents) are eligible for in-person free income tax preparation services. These services are provided by IRS-certified community volunteers who will assist you with submitting your Federal and DC income taxes.

Payne ES Seeks Funds for Robotics Competition

The PTA is Also Asking for Funds to Buy New Books

Student engineers at Payne Elementary School (1445 C St. SE) needs help funding a trip for the school’s Robotics Club to the VEX Worlds Championship in Louisville, K.Y. The award-winning club needs at least $7,845 to fund the transportation, the registration fees, the room and board fees and a new robotics kit for the competition April 23-25.

The Payne Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has set up a Go Fund Me for the trip here. The PTA is a licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit and can take donations.

Kusama Dots Streets of Southwest DC

The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) has extended the innovative work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama from the inside of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to the streets of Southwest DC. Kusama’s signature dot pattern can be found blanketing the walls and sidewalks surrounding the L’Enfant Metro Station at Seventh and Maryland Ave. SW, the jersey barriers that line the Seventh St. SW perimeter of the Wilbur Wright Building, and outside the Hirshhorn museum itself.

Five Thefts Reported Monday

Crime Blotter — Feb. 20

At 9:45 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Shoplifting.

In Other News

There were thefts on:

  • the 700 block of H St. NE;
  • the 1600 block of Second St. SW;
  • the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE;
  • the 400 block of Eighth St. SE;
  • the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

There was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE.

There was a burglary on the 1100 block of I St. NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on Feb. 20, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

February 18th

Capitol Hill Women Launch Garden-Friendly Businesses

The Hill Gardener

Two local entrepreneurs now offer gardening help to residents of the Hill and beyond: Laurie Gillman, owner of East City Bookshop, and Amanda McClean, co-owner of Izel Native Plants. Both businesses opened fairly recently and each one integrates the best practices of analog and digital worlds in refreshing and contemporary ways. 

East City Bookshop

Cheryl Corson is a licensed landscape architect practicing on the Hill since the Clinton administration. She is author of Sustainable Landscape Maintenance for the Chesapeake Bay Watershedhttp://cblpro.org/downloads/CBLPMaintenanceManual.pdf. For more, see: www.cherylcorson.com.

Dear Problem Lady - February 2017

We forgot to prune our beautiful lacecap hydrangeas and are now wondering whether we should still do it this late. Or have we missed the boat as far as expecting any beautiful flat blue blooms in 2017? I always get lacecaps mixed up in my mind with the snowball and oak leaf varieties of hydrangea.