The Hill Rag

04/24/2017 - 1:00pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Director of the DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) Tommy Wells helped hand out free pollinator plant seeds on April 21 with a DC Statehood color theme. DOEE staff distributed seeds at 17 Metro stations in DC. Bowser specifically chose the red Eastern Columbine and white Calico Aster flowers to represent the design of DC’s flag—the stars and bars. Wells and the DOEE offered the packets of seeds to help the native DC plant species and habitat... >>more
04/24/2017 - 12:32pm
A girl of all the beauty that he could see, Dancing with another,                 alone and waiting— It seemed—                 just for him. Twirling and turning to turn his head…. A rare, rare thing is first love —true love— And, should it come to you, it is your duty to live it! That’s what the smile in her... >>more
04/21/2017 - 2:31pm
Ward 6 residents interested in discussing the fiscal year 2018 budget can join Councilmember Charles Allen’s Town Hall April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Middle School (801 Seventh St. SW). To RSVP, click here. The event will also broadcast live on Allen’s Facebook page. Mayor Muriel Bowser released her proposed FY18 budget to the DC City Council—$13.8 billion in total, an increase of 3.4 percent from the previous budget. Some of the key points include: $10 million for a fund... >>more
04/20/2017 - 12:51pm
Construction on the new Frager’s Hardware rebuild and expansion on the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE has started as of mid-April. Crews for the Grunley Construction team, based on of DC, are preparing for demolition and the bracing of historic exterior walls, which should last through this summer. During the project, crews will set up jersey barriers to block the construction zone and carve out a safe path for pedestrians. This includes parts of the sidewalk along the Pennsylvania... >>more
04/19/2017 - 8:12am
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 is a thriving operation with a fantastic staff and we've proven that we can adapt and innovate to meet changing circumstances and evolving customer needs here on Capitol Hill. Teaming... >>more
04/18/2017 - 4:45pm
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). With the changing school landscape in DC, the Academy wants to give parents a look at the different types of schools available to their students. Panelists will talk about their own schools, offer tips on how families and... >>more
04/18/2017 - 2:53pm
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. Miner’s PTO is... >>more
04/18/2017 - 11:55am
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.  >>more
04/18/2017 - 9:10am
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. Spring can... >>more