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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Local Briefing: FONA Plant Sale, Video of Suspect in 4/12 Shooting, & a Prescription Drug Take Back

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Go for the plant sale, but stay for the Arboretum's many botanical delights

A Garden Fair & Plant Sale from FONA

Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) will hold their annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale this weekend. It's a great place to snag rare and hard to find plants, as well as all the usual crowd pleasers. Learn from expert advice (they take questions). Meet garden supply vendors. Get your imagination and your garden growing with a selection of books that will guide and inspire. Enjoy fun for young and old with refreshments, entertainment, and children's activities. Admission is free.

The sale is open to the general public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. FONA members get early access on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note that the sale will be held at a new location this year. Look for it on the North Terrace, behind the Administration Building at the U.S. National Arboretum (3501 New York Avenue).

If you go between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday you can catch the Washington Revels as they perform madrigals and dance around the Maypole.


Can You Identify this Person of Interest in a 4/12 Shooting Off H Street?

The Metropolitan Police Department released the above video that shows a person of interest in a (non-fatal) shooting that occurred Wednesday, April 12 at about 8:25 p.m. in the 800 block of 9th Street. MPD is offering a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this assault. The reference number for this incident is CCN 17-060-241. If you have information related to this crime, please call 202-727-9099 or text the tipline at 50411. You can remain anonymous.

Safely Dispose of Old Prescription Drugs this Saturday

This Saturday MPD wants to help you clear out any old or unwanted prescription medications you may have lingering around your home. It's part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. Just bring the medications to any MPD District station (the Fifth District Station is located at 1805 Bladensburg Road) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday. All medications will be safely destroyed following collection. It's free, and anonymous. It helps prevent people from flushing drugs down the toilet, which can lead to water contamination.

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