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Ask the Hill Historian

On August 6, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Washington, DC police department. While DC had a police force at the time,...

Dear Problem Lady

What’s in the powder that florists supply to make cut flowers last longer? Sugar, acid, and bleach. Sugar gives nutrients to the flowers, acid maintains...

Ask the Hill Historian: Naval Lodge Number 4

The Masonic Naval Lodge at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE is an important institution established in the early years of the creation of the city....

Dear Problem Lady

I want to plant spring-blooming bulbs this fall so that there is something blooming from beginning to end of spring. What sequence would you...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

From Termites to Tremendous

For years, people wondered whether the old clapboard building at 232 9th Street, SE, was haunted. The 118-year-old house had certainly seen better days....
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