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Archive - Dec 10, 2014


Books for Cooks

Local Flavors

The District now has nationally recognized culinary talent, as well as a growing farm and artisanal food scene. It’s reflected in more cookbooks by local chefs and food-inspired publications. This year, Washington became the happy recipient of the re-introduction of  “Edible DC” (, free at select locations, $32 annually for mailed print edition). Part of the national Edible brand, the metro area is primed for this – and Kristen Hartke, Edible DC’s editor, lives on the Hill.

Black Nativity

A Stirring Theatrical Event reflects the Birth of American Black Consciousness

Theaters in major cities across the United States put on annual productions of Black Nativity, a musical which celebrates the story of the birth of Christ. The Tremont Temple in Boston has produced a version of Black Nativity every year since 1969. Here in DC, the Theater Alliance in collaboration with the Anacostia Playhouse and Bowie State University will stage their own production this holiday season.

Black Nativity performances take place at the Anacostia Playhouse December 11, 2014 – January 4, 2015 and at Bowie State University November 29, 2014 – December 7, 2014.  For more information and to purchase tickets go to:

Hill Holiday Traditions

All over Capitol Hill you’ll find holiday traditions – from menorah and tree lightings to cookie swaps and decorated storefronts. Unified in geography, these events take place as a way to solidify community, offering a way to reconnect with our neighbors while we slow down the pace – pausing even for a moment or two, reflecting on the past year and anticipating the new one to come.

Sweet Cookie Swaps 


School Notes - November 2014

Eliot-Hine Students Perform at Kennedy Center!