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Archive - Nov 2012


November 1st

Focus Shifts from Hurricane to Halloween on Capitol Hill

After Capitol Hill emerged relatively unscathed by the fierce winds and torrential rain that Hurricane Sandy brought to Washington, DC, the community is looking forward to celebrating Halloween as planned. Decorations that were taken down in anticipation of the storm are being returned to front yards, and folks are keeping their plans to enjoy the holiday this evening.

Storybook Day at Maury Elementary

Maury Elementary celebrated "Storybook Character Day" on October 31. During this annual event, the students and many of the teachers dress up as their favorite literary characters. They all parade around the school; a great way to get psyched for the evening's festivities.


Pet Costume Contest at Lincoln Park

Dozens of costumed dogs and owners turned out for the Annual Pet Costume Contest in Lincoln Park last Saturday. The event was sponsored by Howl to the Chief. It was judged by: Charles Allen, Chief of Staff to Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells; Andrew Lightman, Managing Editor of the Hill Rag; and Martin Smith, Executive Director of Barracks Row Mainstreet. There were many winners, but it was the Wizard of Oz that achieved Best in Show.

Bankers Have More Fun!

National Capital Bank Celebrates Halloween

The cast of characters at the National Capital Bank celebrated the bank’s 123rd anniversary at this year’s Customer Appreciation Day. Traditionally held each Halloween, the bank treats the Capitol Hill neighborhood to a day-long party that includes gift bags for the adults and Halloween sweets for the young and young at heart.

Lead by Chairman and CEO Richard “d’Artagnan” Didden, the officers and employees of the bank offered up a storybook theme to over 300 guests.