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Archive - Oct 10, 2012

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Eclectic Enclave

Garden Spot

The homes of Capitol Hill, in fact the overall feel of the Hill, are largely due to the varied mix of styles. From block to block, and in many cases home to home on individual blocks, there is a diverse mix of architecture that is wonderfully diverse.

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Hi, I read with interest your August column about removing dahlias from the ground over winter. I guess this the case but I haven't found it to be true of mine. I bought my house on I Street SE in the spring of 2008. That summer a small dahlia came up and I was treated to three or four flowers. Sections broke off easily in periodic storms. I have left it in the ground every year since then and to my untrained eye it has flourished. 

Early Music Festival

Recreating the Real Golden Oldies

If you’ve ever sat through a music performance in an ancient church or castle in Europe, you know the power of acoustics in recreating the sounds of a particular period in history.

It seems only logical that a festival showcasing early European music should find its home on Capitol Hill. A number of late-19th-century churches on the Hill provide a nearly perfect, pre-amp, pre-electronic acoustic for performing music from an era that began in the 1100s and continued until 1750.

Talking About Faith And The Wizards

E on DC

The DC SEU

Helping DC Go Green

Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project Shows Its Alternatives

The CSX Railroad Company held its last meeting before the release of the draft environmental impact statement that would outline the full scope of the project in late fall. The meeting presented several construction alternatives and the impact that they would have on the surrounding Southeast neighborhood. As the inevitable construction comes closer, the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) review process is slowly revealing to residents what can be expected during and after construction.

Rodger McCoy

Coach, Mentor and Inspiration

Capitol Riverfront BID Approved for 5-Year Renewal

Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have been in operation in the District since 1997 and eight BIDs are currently fully functional with a ninth BID approved for operations in the historic Anacostia commercial district.  The Capitol Riverfront BID was approved by the Executive Office of the Mayor and the DC Council in the summer of 2007, so we have just celebrated our fiveyear anniversary and the approval of our application to be renewed for another five years of operations.