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July Fourth National Parade

July 4 Barracks Row Parade — Blogger Larry Janezich braved the rain Saturday to capture scenes from this year’s Independence Day parade on 8th Street SE. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Remembering Roberta Weiner — A memorial service for longtime community news reporter Roberta Weiner will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). [Hill Rag]

The Bard Barters — Shakespeare Theater Co. and development partner Erkiletian announced modifications to plans for the group’s new space in Southwest. Residents around the site at 6th and I streets SW said they felt the building is “out of place” in the neighborhood. [SWTLQTC]

The Washington . . . Rebels?  — While owners of Washington’s football team are fighting a battle in federal court to trademark their name, business students at Virginia Commonwealth University are brainstorming non-offensive mascots. They’ve suggested “The Rebels,” which the students’ professor said was inspired by the rebellion that spawned the United States.  [WAMU]

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Morning Rundown

Anacostia River (Photo via Facebook/11th Street Bridge Park)

Semper Fi — Local chef Rob Weland will open a new restaurant, Garrison, on Barracks Row. The eatery will be seasonal American cuisine with a focus on vegetables. [Washington Post]

Homeward Bound — The story of a lost dog who, thanks to Capitol Hill residents, found its owner. [The Hill is Home]

Local Writer Passes Away — Roberta Weiner, a long-time contributor to Capital Community News publications, died at the George Washington University Hospital shortly after midnight last night. [Capital Community News]

Brick House — The renewed Capper Community Center near the Waterfront Metro has gotten a facelift via a new brick exterior. [JD Land]

Photo via Facebook/11th Street Bridge Park

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