The Hill Rag

05/26/2017 - 3:58pm
Help commemorate Memorial Day and remember veterans this weekend with crepe paper poppy flowers from the Capitol Hill American Legion Auxiliary. The women of the auxiliary will offer the poppies in exchange for a donation on May 27 at Eastern Market along Seventh Street SE. Stores and other supporters of the Poppy Drive will put out donation collecting cans, some at Radici Market (303 Seventh St. SE), at the American Legion Post 8 on the corner of Third and D Streets SE and others. The funds... >>more
05/26/2017 - 10:12am
There’s a flash of beak and a flick of the wing at Hill Center where third grade students at Brent Elementary School (301 North Carolina Ave. SE) have created a delightful aviary on the walls of the Young Artists Gallery. The project, a collaboration of art teacher, Sara Gibson, and science teacher, Mike Mangiaracina, is an extension of the school’s eight-year relationship with Bridging the Americas, a program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird... >>more
05/26/2017 - 9:37am
Serve Your City (SYC), a Capitol Hill-based nonprofit organization and its George Washington University student chapter, Serve Your City-GWU, recently hosted 12 youth from Eastern High School on a tour of the campus. For many of the youth it was the first opportunity to spend time on a college campus. After a welcome by leaders from the GWU Center for Student Engagement and the Multicultural Student Services Center, the Eastern visitors met students from GWU’s First Generation College... >>more
05/25/2017 - 1:12pm
The 56-year-old man arrested for assaulting a man, who later died, outside of Union Station in October 2016 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on May 24, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office in DC. Victor Purdie of Southeast DC was arrested and charged originally for second-degree murder after he repeatedly kicked and punched Richard Lewis, 57, on Oct. 2 around 2:30 a.m. Lewis didn’t regain consciousness and eventually died of his injuries on Jan. 6. Lewis was living in an... >>more
05/25/2017 - 9:12am
Spring can be an elusive and short-lived season in the District. It is undeniably a time of fresh growth, but also a time of metamorphosis and rebirth. Along the H Street NE Corridor new restaurants sprout and bloom, a local pet business prunes the branch of its retail operations to redirect vigorous growth into providing services, and a holiday tradition with echoes of a fertility festival finds a home. Metro Mutts Closing Shop to Expand Pet Service Offerings Metro Mutts(http://metromuttsdc.... >>more
05/25/2017 - 9:12am
Three dozen organizations participated in the Capitol Hill Volunteer Fair held at the Hill Center on April 29. While some focus their work solely on Capitol Hill, others have broader coverage, often for the greater DC area, while also serving Capitol Hill’s population. One of these organizations is A Wider Circle, a nonprofit founded in 2001 by Dr. Mark Bergel that focuses on helping low-income households, especially with donated furniture. In its first year of operations A Wider Circle... >>more
05/24/2017 - 4:26pm
Eastern Market Metro Park could get $4.5 million in funds to start planning in the fiscal year 2018 budget, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) announced May 24. The City Council will vote on the final FY18 budget on May 30. The Committee on Transportation and the Environment, chaired by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh (D), voted to support the funds. “Right now, the Eastern Market Metro Park is a place people walk through – but I want it to be a place that people walk to,”... >>more
05/24/2017 - 10:12am
For many retirees, the idea of setting your own schedule, chances to take longer travel vacations, and pursuing long-lost dreams is exhilarating. The Robert Browning quotation, “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be,” becomes a retiree’s rallying cry. Staying fit, smart, witty, and wise seems to be the key to aging successfully. Capitol Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods are becoming a retirement destination both for long-time residents and for retirees from the broader... >>more
05/24/2017 - 9:01am
There are several ways to be pained in health. One is the physical pain that could land you in a hospital. Another pain could be the road to recovery. Yet another is the pain of finding reputable, dependable providers that will take care of your needs without emotionally and financially draining you. When healthcare transitions from the hospital to the home, new challenges present themselves. Who will come to your home to care for your loved one? How do you select a provider? Who will pay for... >>more