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Friday, December 3, 2021

Meet Local Contractors at CHRS House Expo

On Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) will hold a free House Expo at...

Good Looks, Long Lasting, Undemanding

Walking east away from the Capitol, some very tall grass waves in the afternoon winds. The reeds really catch your eye, as they are...

UP ON THE ROOF 2*

Someone once asked me “If you could tell your customers five things they should do to maintain their roofs, what would they be?” And...

Mirrors Do Lie

There are eleven mirrors in my dining room, I didn’t realize this until a few minutes ago, when I counted. My dining room is typical...

In Praise of Crape Myrtles

Just like spring with the lovely cherry blossoms, Capitol Hill has exploded in dramatic colors throughout the Hill.  Bright pinks, fuchsia, lavender, and white...

Fall Home Improvement Tips from the Pros

Fall is the perfect time to refresh your home by tackling your home maintenance to-do list.  To help you get started, we have consulted...

The Damp Realities of Doglegs

In the DC area, homeowners likely know all about "doglegs" built into many historic two to three-story rowhouse homes, which share at least one...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Why doesn't the Capitol Hill Garden Club sell spring flowering bulbs at Eastern Market every fall, the way it used to?" Here are all the...

Celebrating 50 Years of the Washington Youth Garden

The Washington Youth Garden, a project of the Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA), turns 50 years old this summer.  The founders would be...

Take a Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery

What's better than a Sunday stroll? A walk through the cemetery --with a guide! On Sundays through Oct. 31, from 1 to 2 p.m., stroll...
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