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Archive - Nov 2012


November 30th

Ready! Aim! Fire!

The Nose

There is a conspiracy afoot, Dear Readers. Yes, you heard it here first.

Don’t panic!

Don’t run for the exits!

Before one of you calls the Secret Service, let The Nose be clear.

No one is trying to do a Romney redux. Rather, the plot is of a much more insidious nature.

Yes, Dear Readers, Barryites and Fentyites have found common cause in other than their penchant for green garb. A number are uniting behind the mayoral ambitions of Muriel “The Enigma” Bowser, the current councilmember for Ward 4.

Winter Nights: Gay Men's Chorus Holiday show

At the Lisner Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm

Welcome the holiday season in style, with bold backdrops, stunning costumes and lights, dancers, and a Chorus of over 200 singers. Winter Nights proves to be one of the biggest – if not the biggest – holiday shows ever presented by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC. This year there is a Saturday matinee at 3 pm. At Lisner auditorium, 730 21st St. NW.

November 21st

Eastern Market Farmers' Line Open Today

Waiting till the last minute to shope for Thanksgiving? Not to worry. The Farmers' Line at historic Eastern Market is open today.

In the South Hall, Market Poultry and Capitol Hill Poultry have fresh turkeys for sale.

Don't want to cook? Cafe Berlin, Tunnicliff's Tavern and Station 4 are all offering special Thanksgiving menus.

November 19th

Class of 2022 Kickoff Event!

Hill 3rd Graders Gather to Meet and Exchange books
Photograph By
Elizabeth Nelson

It was a perfect day for a playdate on Veteran's Day Monday, with 70 degree temperatures and lots of good books to exchange.

November 16th

CHRS Auction a Success!

 The Capitol Hill Restoration Society held its Fun Fall Auction and Members' Reception last night in the North Hall of the Eastern Market.  Event organizer, Michelle Carroll,  and the crew whoassisted her, made it a fun evening for all.

Celebrity Auctioneers included CM Tommy Wells and the Rag's own Andrew Lightman.  Members and friends sipped wine, nibbled cheese and bid on a wide range of items.  Highlights of the live auction included original art and an antique, and useful, wooden filing cabinet..

November 15th

Grim Reaper Impersonates ANC Commissioner

Some Capitol Hill houses are haunted. Some are even haunted by ANC Comssioners. The Hill Rag asks readers to identify this Grim Reaper.

Ray Bowers Longtime Eastern Market Shop Keeper Has Died

J. Raymond "Ray" Bowers, the longtime proprietor of Bowers Fancy Dairy Products at the historic Eastern Market, died in his sleep. The "Cheese Man" was a regular presence at the Market since his father Harris Rockford Bowers purchased the cheese stall in 1964.

Bowers is survived by his son Michael, who has managed the shop in rescent years. A small memorial has been established at the stand to allow friends to express their condolences.