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April 19th, 2017

Frager’s Sold to Owners of Logan Hardware

John Weintraub, the owner of Frager’s Hardware since 1975, has agreed to sell the 100-year old Capitol Hill institution to A Few Cool Hardware Stores (AFCHS). AFCHS is the owner of the famous Logan Hardware. As an AFCHS operation, Frager’s will join the Ace Hardware Cooperative.

Frager's Hardware is located at 1323 E St. SE. For more information, visit Information on A Few Cool Hardware Stores, can be found at

April 18th

Education Panel for DC Parents at the Hill Center

The Panel Will Cover the Changing DC Education Landscape

Parents and students in the Capitol Hill community can learn about the emerging high school options in the District at a panel hosted by Blyth-Templeton Academy April 26 at 7 p.m. The Academy will hold the event at its location in the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE).

Spring Cleaning? Donate to Miner Elementary

The PTO Is Hosting Its Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser

Thinking of getting rid of unused items hanging around the house? Consider donating them before May 6 to the Miner Elementary Community Yard Sale, hosted by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  

To drop items off, stop by the school at 601 15th St. NE between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors need a photo ID to check in at the front office and then can drop the donations off down the hallway, past the boys restroom and in room 146.

Police Arrest Suspect in C Street NE Murder

The Elderly Victim Was Found Stabbed to Death in His Home Sunday

Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a 79-year-old elderly man on April 16 in his home on the 600 block of C Street NE.

Malcolm Amir, 21 of Northeast DC, was arrested April 18 on charges of Second Degree Murder While Armed. At 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to reports of a stabbing and found David Norwood in his home dead due to multiple stab wounds. 

Spring’s Relentless Fury

Garden Spot

Planning and Planting Around a Finicky Season

Spring for all of its beauty and wondrous renewal can be dark, often voracious. Plants have to grow at accelerated rates to please this finicky season. All the while our rapacious creditor gives no guarantee of success for their efforts. Spring takes from the delicate and quickly devours the fragile – part selection of the fittest, part only the strong surviving, with a sprinkle of Mother Nature’s twisted sense of humor.

Derek Thomas “The Garden Guy,” principal of Thomas Landscapes, is an accomplished garden designer whose designs have appeared on HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” and the DIY Network. View his garden segments on YouTube. He has contributed garden segments to Fox Five in Washington, DC, and is a contributor to the Smithsonian’s garden programs. He can be reached at or 301-642-5182. You can find and friend us on Facebook at Facebook/Thomas Landscapes. Follow us on Twitter @ThomasGardenGuy for great garden tips.

April 17th

Cheh to Fight Blue LED Lights

DDOT Wants to Replace DC Street Lights With LEDs

The District Department of Transportation's (DDOT) plan to convert all District street lights to LED installations has many Capitol Hill residents seeing red — or in this case, blue.

LED street lights produce more light in the blue part of the light spectrum. But blue spectrum light causes more glare, which can be a visual hazard while driving, and has the potential to disrupt sleep cycles, according to a Report issued by the American Medical Association last year.

Metro Mutts Closing Retail Store

Owners to Focus on Dog Walking and Cat Sitting Services

Metro Mutts will close its retail store at 508 H St. NE on May 14 after seven years, said co-owner Kelly Hartshorn. She, her husband co-owner Lee Hartshorn and co-owner Anna Lappas-Collins plan to focus their attention on their pet services including their dog walking and cat sitting services.

“It’s been an amazing experience for all of us,” Kelly Hartshorn said. “We were part of a great community, and we’re sad to go and sad to leave H Street. Hopefully on to new adventures.”

Weekend Crime: Fatal Stabbing on C Street NE

Crime Blotter — April 15-16

Murder on C Street NE

A 79-year-old man was fatally stabbed in a home on the 600 block of C Street NE around 1:40 p.m. on April 16. Police responded to the scene and found David Norwood of Northeast with several stab wounds. Police have not released any information about a suspect other than they may have known the victim, Mr. Norwood.

Argument Turns Assault

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on April 15-16, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.