24 Sep 2018


Capper Fire Update

By now it’s been five days since a fire destroyed the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments, 900 5th Street SE. Today, the Hill Rag’s Elizabeth O’Gorek reports that a 70 74-year old man and a resident of the Capper Apartments, was found in the rubble. During a press conference at 10 p.m. on September 19, the day […]

11 Oct 2017


The Irony Burns: October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week

I’m sure most of you out there didn’t know about this, but we are in the middle of Fire Prevention Week, which is a real thing that is happening while Napa Valley burns down. FEMA and U.S. Fire would like you and your family to have some sort of fire plan in place and their […]

14 May 2015


Lt. Kevin McRae’s Memorial Service at DC Armory, Tomorrow 5/15

Lt. Kevin McRae, a 24-year veteran firefighter, died in the line of duty last Wednesday May 6. He completed a rescue during a two-alarm fire at 1330 7th Street NW in the Shaw neighborhood. He then collapsed right afterward, as reported by NBC-4. Lt. McRae was the officer in charge of Engine Company 6, also […]

05 Sep 2013

Frager's Paint Store to Re-open

Frager’s may be fragmented after the fire burned the original location, but the owners are slowly rebuilding the capacity to meet all your home improvement needs without leaving the neighborhood.  On Saturday, September 7, Frager’s Paint Store will reopen at 1129 Pennsylvania Avenue SE (the corner of Pennsylvania and 12th Streets, former home to Mi Vecindad […]

21 Jun 2013

More ways to help Frager's this weekend

My shopping list of odds and ends is growing far too quickly. On a normal week, I would get half of the things needed to fix the odds and ends around my house at Frager’s, so it makes me sad every time I add another item to my shopping list. I’m pretty sure I’m not […]

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