The Hill Rag

06/20/2017 - 1:13pm
Celebrate the start of summer with Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At Large) this Wednesday evening! Councilmember Bonds will have her Ward 6 Community Chat on Wednesday June 21, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lavagna (539 8th St. SE). Lite fare will be provided. The event is hosted by Near Community Partners and the Ward 6 Democrats. >>more
06/20/2017 - 10:51am
Police are asking for help to identify and find two people of interest after an armed robbery with a gun in the 1200 block of I ("Eye") Street NE on Tuesday May 30, 2017. On Tuesday night at about 10:40 p.m., two suspects approached the victim. One of the two suspects showed a gun and demanded the victim's property. The victim gave it to them, and the suspects fled the scene. The persons of interest can be seen in this video. Robbery on H Street NE Police have issued an alert... >>more
06/19/2017 - 12:34pm
Students from Eastern High School made a presentation June 1 in the board room of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with senior IMF staff, including Managing Director Christine Lagarde, acting as the Executive Board. The students were part of “The Future Economists Academy,” a joint initiative by IMF staff volunteers and the non-profit organization Serve Your City, which provides opportunity and experiences for at-risk D.C. students. The goal of the Academy is to teach basic... >>more
06/19/2017 - 11:37am
On Friday at 6:09 p.m., a person was robbed of a cellphone after pulling over to check their tires in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The suspects are described as two black men in their early twenties. One man is 5’8-5’10, thin with a dark complexion. He was wearing a white tank top and black shorts. The other man is 5’8-5’10, thin, and was wearing a black tank top and black shorts. Anyone with information about this crime or any others should please call... >>more
06/19/2017 - 10:21am
I heard that a garden in a pot should contain just three things – “a Thriller, a Filler, and a Spiller.” Meaning what? Fine Gardening magazine popularized this wise mantra. The Thriller can be a brilliant spike of bloom or leaf. Filler – any bushy thing. The Spiller – something drooping down over the edge of the pot. Find three that go together, and go for it.   My springtime Japonica camellias were sensational this year. But I can never figure out how to... >>more
06/19/2017 - 9:17am
Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts as many Hill homes are their entries. Some have grand, long walkways like the homes on East Capitol St. and Massachusetts Avenue. Some are secret enclaves, little pockets, all are enchanting. 12th St NE. #1 The alliums that were planted here are a demonstration of restraint. In the large bed in the front of the home the only plants are allium’s--... >>more
06/17/2017 - 10:12am
Capitol Hill is a neighborhood built with brick.  Almost every street is lined with colorful row homes built about 100 years ago.  Though most brick row homes look similar, these buildings were designed and constructed by various builders and architects and there are unique differences between the buildings. Almost all the bricks you see in Capitol Hill row homes were actually created locally.  Because masonry is composed of simple material-- sand and clay--bricks can be produced... >>more
06/17/2017 - 9:10am
Nearly 100 years ago, a man named Fritz “Frank” Frager got laid off from work at the Navy Yard in DC. It was the end of World War One. But instead of trying to find another job, he decided to put what money he had toward opening a local hardware store on Capitol Hill—Frager’s Hardware. Frager’s has prospered through the decades with community support and the leadership of first the Frager family and later co-owners Ed Copenhaver and John Weintraub. Now as it nears... >>more
06/16/2017 - 2:51pm
Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. (I-At Large) appeared before the June meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C to discuss the work he has done on the District Budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Councilmember White said that he pushed for four things to be included in the budget, and that he was successful on three of those items. The first was free transportation for adult learners, allowing them to ride Metro without charge as do other DC students. White said adult students... >>more