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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Ask the Hill Historian: Eastern Market

You love shopping there on weekdays or on the weekend but the market’s history is as interesting as the building itself. Here’s how it...

Solar Power Creates Energy – and Jobs!

Most of us are aware of the energy savings that can be gained by having a solar array installed on a home, but the...

DOEE Offers Free Grant Writing Instruction

Have you ever wanted to learn how to write a compelling proposal or hone your grant-writing skills? Do you have a creative idea for...

Dear Garden Lady

Are begonias perennials or annuals? In the tropics they are perennials. Here they cannot survive our winters, unless brought indoors. My daughter says I should buy...

BioBlitzing along the Anacostia Watershed

The Washington metro area has seen more than our share of rain lately. But, when the call to BioBlitz is sounded, rain or shine,...

Providence Hospital

Many aren’t’ aware that Capitol Hill was home to a famous hospital with a history associated with President Lincoln. Providence Hospital was established in...

The Blue Castle

You may have wondered about the large blue building standing in the Navy Yard at 8th and M streets SE. What is its purpose...

Are Skylights Good for Your Home?

You may have an awesome, bright, sun-shiny day this morning. And,who does not want to wake up to blue skies and sunny days? As...

Dear Problem Lady

This year our wonderful tomato plants have not produced as usual. The plants themselves are spindly, and the tomatoes sparse. Can you pinpoint a...

Urban Forester Steve McKindley-Ward Lives His Life Dream

Henry David Thoreau, America’s nature writer, once wrote, “Live the life you’ve dreamed.” Steve McKindley-Ward, arborist and urban forester for DC, is following this...