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08/21/2017 - 12:39pm
Labyrinth Games and Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is co-sponsor of the third annual WashingCon tabletop game convention coming to the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (300 Reservoir Rd. NW) this Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th. Over 1,200 game fans of all ages are expected to attend. WashingCon offers hundreds of chances to try face-to-face gaming, from party games to complicated strategy as well as fun games and activities for kids. Labyrinth owner Kathleen... >>more
08/21/2017 - 12:30pm
Join the Southeast Branch of the DC Public Library (403 Seventh St. SE) on Monday, August 21 for a viewing party during the partial solar eclipse of the sun. On Monday at 2:42 p.m., the District will experience an 81 percent eclipse of the sun. Although it will not be a total eclipse, it is an extremely rare phenomenon. Those who attend the viewing party will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses to view the eclipse in the Southeast Library garden. The event is for the whole family--all are... >>more
08/21/2017 - 10:17am
At 3:00 a.m. Friday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Canal Street SW on charges of Threats to Kidnap or Injure a Person. At 7:35 a.m. Friday, a  man was arrested on the 1200 block of I Street SE on charges of Aggravated Assault. At 12:03 p.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 1700 block of L Street NE. At 12:35 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. At 12:44 a.m. Saturday, there was an assault... >>more
08/21/2017 - 10:12am
August Delivers Many Jazzy Delights Jazz offerings this month include a Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC, B.J. Jansen & Common Ground at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Cyrus Chestnut at Blues Alley, and a Jessica Boykin-Settles show at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Anacostia Diaspora Group presents Tamara Wellons and her band in the 2017 Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center) from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, with refreshments served... >>more
08/21/2017 - 10:12am
August Delivers Many Jazzy Delights Jazz offerings this month include a Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC, B.J. Jansen & Common Ground at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Cyrus Chestnut at Blues Alley, and a Jessica Boykin-Settles show at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Anacostia Diaspora Group presents Tamara Wellons and her band in the 2017 Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center) from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, with refreshments served... >>more
08/21/2017 - 9:12am
Medical marijuana is about to celebrate its fourth year in the District. However, lack of patient enrollment has the medical cannabis industry wondering if residents know cannabis can treat a variety of mental and physical conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety-related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The city supports the program, recently adding an opportunity for a dispensary license. Once awarded, it will bring the medical pot shop count up to six.... >>more
08/19/2017 - 10:12am
DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly, retail space. Niraj Ray, CEO of Cultivate the City(CtC) (www.cultivatethecity.com), is just one DC entrepreneur who’s taking advantage of rooftops to run a green business, create jobs, and grow food. I met Ray at H Street Farms, on the roof of the W.S. Jenks & Son hardware store on Bladensburg Road, on a sunny May morning. Ray loves his... >>more
08/19/2017 - 9:12am
In order to get to the heart of America’s substance abuse problem it’s important to know that drug addiction and mental health struggles are not always mutually exclusive. As we search for more holistic ways to address drug addiction, we must include assessment of a person’s mental health to determine what can be done. Peeling back the layers to find the root causes of addiction can be an arduous task because it could mean unearthing mental health challenges as well.... >>more
08/19/2017 - 9:12am
All my flowers are tightly planted together to crowd out weeds and weeding. That works except for always the same darned little thing that looks a bit like clover, or shamrocks, with a tiny yellow flower. I’ve been failing to get rid of it all my life! What can I do? Could this ubiquitous pest, so hard to get rid of, be Oxalis? Yes! You can easily pull Oxalis, it is shallow, but you will rarely get the entire, wide-ranging root, of which any fragment will produce a new plant. Any stem... >>more
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