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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The People’s Garden In Our Backyard

Fall is a great time to check out a tremendous vegetable garden right in our Capitol Hill backyard.  At the corner of Jefferson Drive...

House Expo at Eastern Market

On Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) will hold a free House Expo at the Eastern Market...

Meet “Queen Gracie”

Walk into the house at 9 Seventh St. SE and you’ll be struck by the mood inside. The house retains many of its historic...

Getting the Lead Out

Lead water pipes leach microscopic amounts of lead into water, causing health issues, especially in children, pregnant women, and pets. According to DC Water,...

What is A Home Inspection

In March, my husband and I bought a house. Though it was sparkling clean, and looked to be in great shape, it was more...

Preparing Your Roof for Winter

Harsh winter weather in DC may seem long ago, but for those living in Capitol Hill in 2010 the multiple blizzards of that winter...

The Urban Garden

Summer is quickly coming to an end. The lazy days in our gardens are gone, as we slip into our fall school mode. Recently,...

Keeping the Hill Iron-Clad

The classic Capitol Hill screetscape is a row of colorful homes along tree-lined streets. But we cannot forget: that vision really is iron-clad. Ironwork...

Five Things to Know About Maintaining A Hill Home

One of the great things about buying a home on the Hill is that most of them are more than 100 years old. Each...

Foxgloves and Tiger Lillies, Oh My!

I saved the seeds from this spring's foxgloves and now wonder whether I should have planted them the minute they were available from their...