15 Aug 2020


Hill Miscellany

Happy weekend neighbors! Hope you’re enjoying the lovely cooler temps!

If you want some of the most delicious honey I’ve ever tasted, you need to text Del Voss at 202-677-0959 so that you can pick it up at his home, 235 10th Street NE. Del grew up keeping bees in the midwest, and has been keeping bees in his corner of Capitol Hill for about ten years– not an easy feat, as beekeeping in close proximity to people can be tricky. To me the honey tastes lemony and bright, and has an incredible floral aroma. If you close your eyes and taste it slowly, it’s almost like taking a bee’s flight around the Hill.
Del keeps his bees on top of the carriage house behind his home, which you can see off the alley. His care and diligence pay off every year, when he harvests and jars his honey.

Del posing with his bee frames and some of his honey. Go buy some! Photo courtesy of Del Voss.

Larry over at Capitol Hill Corner documents the restitution of the Barracks Row clock, which took place last week. The clock was partially destroyed by a car crash that happened at the end of 2019 and which also affected the façade of Bombay Street Food 2.

The H Street Festival is back and it’s happening only online, and throughout the month of September. The H Street Corridor Twitter account made the announcement earlier this week and there is a placeholder on the official festival page, but not much else has been disclosed. Guys, it’s August 15– we’re getting impatient here!

Did you read the horrifying news about the explosion in Beirut and ask yourself, “How much damage would my home sustain if the epicenter of such an explosion were to be the Washington Monument?” Just in case you wondered, WUSA-9 put together a sick little hypothetical. Spoiler alert: Our neighborhood wouldn’t fare so well.

It may be city-wide, but we all have to deal with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) sometime. They want to let the public know that as of this past Monday, they have several new features available. One of them is an upgraded Scout system, where you can find out information about housing code inspections and add vacant building survey results. Ah, the hours of fun that await you, poring through C of Os.The Office of Paid Family Leave is holding special wellness webinars on Wednesdays on the World Wide Web. Wow! Sign up here.

In case you missed it, there was a horrific shooting early on Sunday in the 3300 block of Dubois Street SE. 20 people were wounded by gunfire and 17-year old Christopher Brown died. The police are looking for information in connection to this horrible incident. Call 202-727-9099 if you have any information or text 50411. WTOP has info.

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