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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Snag Tickets to this Little Salon #33 on 9/26

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Tickets go on sale today at 11 am for the latest Little Salon, which will take place at 621 F Street NE at 7 pm September 26th. Little Salon is intended to be "a one-of-a-kind experience curated to give DCers a non-pretentious dose of the amazing creative talent that surrounds them."

Monday, September 18, 2017

Early Morning Stabbing in the 1300 Block of Florida Ave. Sunday

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There was a stabbing around 2:30 am Sunday morning in the 1300 block of Florida Avenue NE. I don't have any information on the status of the victim. The text of the alert appears below.

Alert: Stabbing at 0229 hrs in the 1300 block of Florida Ave NE. LOF: B/M dark skin, short hair, 5'9"-5'10" wearing a gray and black hooded sweat shirt and black pants. L/S on Florida Ave NE in a gray Infinity sedan.

DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20170557436
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD # 11205

Friday, September 15, 2017

H Street Festival Line-Up Released & an Early Morning Run

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They've released the performance line-up for the stages at the H Street Festival. There aren't any times listed, but you can download a pdf of the line-up from the Festival website.

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Those of you looking to get an early start on Saturday can join neighbors for the H Street Mile, a short race that starts at 7:30 am. Meet by 7:20 am at 3rd & G Street NE, and bring your own timing device.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Suspect Arrested in 8/23 Murder of Mauricio Fuentes

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Police have arrested a suspect in the August 23rd murder of Mauricio Fuentes, who left behind a wife and two children. Fuentes worked construction, and police have said robbery was the apparent motive. Now if you thought this story couldn't get any sadder, you were wrong. The suspect, who is being charged with First Degree Murder, is a 14 year old boy. The full press release is below.

H Street Festival Parking Restrictions

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The annual H Street Festival not only means a massive street party with lots of food, music, and drink. It also means street closings, and they start very early. Don't be caught off guard. The following streets will close at 3 am Saturday morning, and will not reopen until about 11 pm Saturday night. Please plan accordingly.
  • 400–1300 block of H Street NE (closed to east and westbound traffic)
  • F Street NE 4th–14th Street NE (closed to northbound traffic)
  • I Street NE 4th–14th Street NE (closed to southbound traffic)
As in years passed, these closing and opening times are approximate and "street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions."

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Streetcar Booth to Offer Face Painting & More During Festival

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The streetcar won't run during Saturday's H Street Festival. But the streetcar team will have a booth at 8th & H with face painting, popcorn, and giveaways.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Free Chalk Paint Class at W.S. Jenks & Son Hardware

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Looking for something fun to do before the H Street Festival Saturday? Check out this free class on using chalk paint to bring new life to furniture at W. S. Jenks & Son Hardware (910 Bladensburg Road NE). Paula Blankenship of Heirloom Traditions Paint will demonstrate techniques for transforming furniture, as will as offer ideas on how you can also use the paint to create festive decor for fall decorations. That could come in handy with Halloween and Thanksgiving fast approaching. The class will take place at Jenks 10–11 am Saturday. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot online.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Capital Fringe Off H St. Block Party Returns

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Ever find that the H Street Festival can get a bit overwhelming and you need a break? If you need a temporary escape head over to Capital Fringe headquarters (1358 Florida Avenue NE) for their Off the H St. Festival Block Party anytime after 4 pm. The courtyard and indoor bars will both be open, and djs Jahsonic and Adrian Loving will provide the music. No cover.