The Capitol Hill Community Foundation, a group that offers grants for education, social services and art programs and fosters volunteering in Capitol Hill neighborhoods, has set up a fund to provide support for Frager’s Hardware and those affected by the June 5 fire that destroyed the store’s Pennsylvania Avenue building.
To contribute, go to www.capitolhillcommunityfoundation.org, click on the Donate button and write “Frager’s” in the dedication line.
Logan White, a rising junior at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, was crowned Miss D.C.’s Outstanding Teen and was awarded a $1,500 scholarship at the pageant held at Arena Stage on June 9.
White will work with local agencies and nonprofit organizations to promote the ways in which teens can use digital media to enhance their education. White has her own YouTube channel, Carpe Glamour, which offers advice on teen-appropriate fashion and makeup. She will sing for her talent competition when she competes for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen at the national event in Orlando from Aug. 9-18.
The Miss D.C. Pageant is a preliminary competition to select the young women (Miss D.C. and Miss D.C.’s Outstanding Teen) who will represent the District in the upcoming Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions.
The District Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on the D.C. Streetcar project from 6:30 to 8 p.m., June 27 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE in the Great Hall. The open house will feature updated information on the H Street/Benning Road construction, the Car Barn Training Center, streetcar stations, safety and kids, the mid-line substation, streetcar happenings in Anacostia and future streetcar lines.
Small business owners along 12th Street NE in Brookland could be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching grants from the Brookland Storefront Improvement Program to pay for exterior improvements to their storefronts. Improvements include replacing business signs and entrance doors and repairing storefront windows. The service area is defined by 12th Street NE between Rhode Island Avenue and Michigan Avenue.
The application deadline is July 19.
— Compiled by Terence McArdle