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Archive - Nov 2, 2012


Yes! Organic Market East of the River to Close

The Yes! Organic market located in Fairlawn will be closing sometime in December, owner Gary Cha confirmed. The anchor retailer for the Grays on Pennsylvania was the first large organic grocery store east of the Anacostia river and the seventh location for its owner, Cha.  

“We truly wanted to be the first store to provide healthy options,” says Cha, a native Washingtonian. “We tried to do this for two years, but we can’t do this for much longer.”

It’s Time to Undemocratically Select Phil's Replacement!

The District Beat

Once you walk out of a polling place on November 6, you can feel proud knowing that you’ve done your democratic duty. With a few strokes of a pen, you chose the men and women that will represent you, both locally and federally, for the coming years. And as with any representative democracy, you can sit back and know that election season is over, that all of those political TV ads and campaign yard signs will soon disappear.

Nan Raphael

Local Musician Joins the Redskins Marching Band

For a musician who is a Redskins’ fan there can be no greater dream than playing in the legendary NFL marching band. For Capitol Hill’s famed piccolo-player Nan Raphael that dream has come true.

Every Sunday that the Redskins play at home sees Nan at the ground blasting out Hail to the Redskins and a multitude of favorite game big-band pieces.

Spotted on the Hill

The House Sparrow

With a twinge of sadness, this is my last species for Spotted on the Hill. For my coda, next month I will review the bird life on Capitol Hill that I have observed since I began this column for the Hill Rag in March of 2006.

Canal Park Is Open

A New Community Gathering Place in Riverfront

Dog & Pony DC’s Very Different Approach to Playmaking

As audience members wandered into the Woolly Mammoth Rehearsal Hall this summer to watch Beertown, a production by Dog & Pony DC, there was no indication that they were expected to get involved in the show. Sure, cast members roaming around the space were treating the spectators as if they were townspeople attending a civic meeting, but there were no explicit requests—just a table full of desserts to sample before the ‘meeting’ began.

Up Pennsylvania and Through Lincoln Park, To Thanksgiving Dinner We Go...

My football-loving, grad-school roommate Adam hates Superbowl parties. He says they get in the way of watching the big game. I feel exactly the same about Thanksgiving dinner.

I love sitting down with family and friends, but as far as I’m concerned the true joy of the holiday is found in the kitchen, spending three days hand-crafting an elaborate meal, using fresh, local ingredients -- and for me, “local” means Capitol Hill.

Let’s Talk Turkey

Red Rocks Pizzeria to Open on H Street NE

H Street Life