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April 27th, 2017

Grab a Book and a Cupcake on Independent Bookstore Day

Fairy Godmother Bookstore, East City Bookshop Celebrate April 29

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with your Capitol Hill bookstores this Saturday, April 25.

Fairy Godmother Children’s Bookstore (319 Seventh St. SE) is celebrating with free books for children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children can get one free copy of a used, out of print or slightly worn book ranging from toddler to young adult level. Fairy Godmother has served Capitol Hill as an independent bookstore for more than 33 years.

Man Shot on 1300 H Street NE

Crime Blotter — April 26

A man was shot in the legs on the 1300 block of H Street NE around 12:45 a.m. on April 27. He did not suffer life-threatening injuries. Police are searching for the suspect.

In Other News

At 7 a.m., police arrested a man on the 100 block of M Street SW on charges of Theft First Degree of a car.

At 4:50 a.m., police arrested a man on the corner of Independence Avenue and Second Street SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 3:40 p.m., police arrested a man on the 300 block of 14th Street SE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on April 26, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

April 26th

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grants Applications Available

Guidelines and applications are now available for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) FY18 grant programs for the spring/summer application cycle.
 
Grants currently available for individuals include: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (deadline,  May 26); Projects, Events or Festivals-Cycle 1 ( deadline, June 9); Public Art Building Communities-Cycle 1 (deadline, June 16); Art Bank: The Washingtonia Collection (Deadline, June 23).
 
Grants currently available for organizations include: Arts Educat

Robin Robertson joins National Capital Bank of Washington as Retail Banking Director

The National Capital Bank of Washington has announced that Robin Robertson has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Director for its Washington metropolitan branch network. Robertson has over twenty years of banking experience in branch management and branch operations, as well as bank marketing, most recently with Cardinal Bank, where she was Director of Marketing.

National Capital Bank of Washington Reports First Quarter Earnings

The National Capital Bank of Washington (NCB) reported net income of$1,173,000, or $4.07 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $1,819,000, or $6.31 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2016. NCB continues to improve asset quality which resulted in a reversal of loan provision expense in the amount of $1,264,000 for the first quarter of 2017 compared to a $1,895,000 provision reversal for the first quarter of 2016. Non-performing loans to total loans have decreased from 2.02% to 0.13% over the last year.

Pretzel Bakery Celebrates 5 Years With $1 Pretzels

And It's National Pretzel Day

You can order a $1 pretzel April 26 at the Pretzel Bakery (257 15th St. SE) to celebrate National Pretzel Day and the shop’s fifth anniversary since opening on Capitol Hill.

Owner Sean Haney and Director of Operations Alan Chargin will also hand out 500 free pretzels in the Rayburn Office Building on Independence Avenue SE with DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen.

Bicycle Thieves Thwarted

Crime Blotter — April 25

Mountain Bike Patrol Catches Thieves

Two bicycle thieves were stopped by mountain bike riding police officers on the 900 block of 12th Street NE on April 25. One man climbed up on the balcony of the victim’s home, grabbed his bicycle and threw it over the ledge to a second man. The victim yelled at them and they fled without the bike. Officers quickly responded on their mountain bikes and arrested the two suspects.  

Man Grabs Money from Unzipped Purse

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on April 25, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grants Applications Available

Guidelines and applications are now available for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) FY18 grant programs for the spring/summer application cycle.
 
Grants currently available for individuals include: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (deadline,  May 26); Projects, Events or Festivals-Cycle 1 ( deadline, June 9); Public Art Building Communities-Cycle 1 (deadline, June 16); Art Bank: The Washingtonia Collection (Deadline, June 23).
 
Grants currently available for organizations include: Arts Educat