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Friday, October 19, 2018

Real Estate Matters – February 2017

Let’s Make a Deal! When I was eight years old, my great-grandparents gave me a book entitled “Now You Are 5!” Soon after, I held...

Weeding Out: DCRA is Cracking Down on Overgrown Grass and Weeds

Summer is here, finally. The smell of freshly cut grass stimulates our senses and memories of the joys of summer, warmer weather, picnics and...

Season’s Greenings at the Botanic Garden

Season’s Greenings is open every day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Jan. 1, 2018. Remember that the best things in life are free....

20 Years of Capitol Hill Gardens

I moved from Mount Pleasant to North Carolina Avenue between Ninth and 10th streets, just west of Lincoln Park, 20 years ago. Since then...

DC’s List of Recyclable Items Expands, but Plastic Bags are Out!

Confused by what can and can’t be recycled? Does the list of “acceptable” recyclables at your workplace differ from what the DC Department of...

Common Issues in Rowhouse Flat Roofs

Here on Capitol Hill the vast majority of roofs are flat. Flat roofs are common to commercial buildings, but residential flat roofs are rare...

Are You Ready To Buy Your First House?

So you’re ready to buy your first house – congratulations! You’ve watched HGTV so you know that: 1. You only get to look at three...

New Year, New Environment, New You

Hey, 2016, don’t let the door hit you on your way out. And to you, dear 2017, we welcome you with open arms and...

Save Energy & Money with a Free Kit

When it comes to saving energy, small changes go a long way. The DC Sustainable Energy Utility wants to help lower energy bills in...

Could Punxsutawney Phil Be Right?

On Ground Hog Day 2018, Phil, from Punxsutawney, Pa., emerged from his home on Gobbler’s Knob and saw his shadow, thus predicting six more...