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March 8th, 2017

Splash Carwash Still Open!

Business Has Slowed Since Construction Started Next Door to the Southeast Wash

The owner of the Southeast Splash Car Wash (10 I St. SE) has a message for his neighbors — “We’re still open!”

Tim Temple, the car wash’s owner, has noticed that since construction started on the old McDonald’s site next door to his business March 4, people have stopped coming to get their cars washed. The limo, government and cab clients still come, but residents in Southeast and Southwest think he has closed, he said.

Five Thefts Reported Tuesday

Crime Blotter — March 7

At 7:17 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

In Other News

There was a theft from a car on the 800 block of Massachusetts Ave. NE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 400 block of M St. SE;
  • the 1000 block of E St. NE;
  • the 500 block of 12th St. SE.

There was a car stolen on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on March 7, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

Love Your House?

Of course you do! But true love requires a commitment. Under your roof is your home, most people’s most valuable asset. You can easily see when the paint or drywall inside your home needs to be redone, when you need new carpets or flooring, or when you need to replace your front stairs. But you probably can’t see the roof and have no idea what the condition is from year to year. You need to make sure the roof is properly maintained to protect that most valuable asset!

Tom Daniel is owner and general manager of R. Thomas Daniel Roofing LLC and is the third generation of the family to provide roofing services to Capitol Hill families. Tom was born on Capitol Hill and supports numerous community organizations. For help with your roofing needs he can be reached at 202-569-1080, 202-544-4430, or

Galley Kitchen Gets an Update

Kitchen & Family Room Remodeled in a Bungalow-Style Home

Kitchen & Family Room Remodeled in a Bungalow-Style Home

Many older homes found on Capitol Hill, and in the Washington metropolitan area, have outdated galley kitchens that don’t suit modern lifestyles. Today’s homeowners desire open floor plans with up-to-date cabinets, finishes, and appliances, where they can easily cook and entertain or just enjoy a more informal lifestyle.

Bruce Wentworth, AIA, is a licensed architect and contractor. Learn more about Wentworth Inc.’s design-build home remodeling services by visiting www.wentworthstudio.comor call 240-396-0705 ext. 200.

March 7th

Reception for 'Art & The City' Gallery Show

Walk Through Hill Rag Columnist Jim Magner's Art Explorations at the Hill Center

Jim Magner has explored the work of the city’s artists for 14 years in his Hill Rag column “Art and the City.” Now, Magner is revisiting those works in a gallery show and sale sponsored by the Hill Rag at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) from March 2 through April 30.

On March 8 from 6-8 p.m., the gallery “REvisit” show will open officially during a reception at the Hill Center.

Magner’s look at more than 14 years and 156 artists he has profiled shows lives full of seeing, searching and living visually.

H Street Life - March 2017

Spring is nearly upon us, trees are budding, shoots are poking their heads up, and local gardeners are already hearing the siren song of soil and seeds. Whether your thumb is green or decidedly brown, the warmer weather’s a great excuse to get out and explore the neighborhood.

Whole Foods Sets Up Shop

For more on what’s abuzz on and around H Street NE you can visit my blog at You can send me tips or questions at

Separate and Unequal Education in 19th Century DC Schools

The road to the integrated school system that exists today in the District of Columbia has its roots at the beginning of the 19th century when, in 1804, an Act of Congress established a permanent institution for the education of the youth of the city of Washington.  The Act did not include African American children, but its passage served as the impetus for the establishment African American “schools” starting around 1807, many of which were located in African American churches. It was from these beginnings that the current educational system evolved.

March 6th

Road Closures for Marathon, St. Patrick's Day Parade

Expect Shut Downs March 11, 12

Thinking about going out next weekend? Think again! Or plan ahead.

The 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon will shut down several roadways in and around the District on March 11, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will close streets around the National Mall on March 12.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

Follow the attached map to see which streets will close as the runners go through. Around Capitol Hill, this includes: