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Archive - 2014

December 8th

St. Peter School

School Notes - November 2014

Winter Open House, Jan 16

The St. Peter School Winter Open House will be held on January 16 from 9-11:00 a.m. Prospective families are invited to tour the school and meet with faculty and parents. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the school:, 202-544-1618 or visit Sally Aman, St. Peter School, 422 Third Street, SE,

Great Balloon Debate 

Three Capitol Hill Businesses Turn 30

Fairy Godmother, Newman's Frame and Two Lions

Fairy Godmother

Whether baby or teen, everyone needs a fairy godmother, and it’s especially important that you have one that’s easily accessible.  For thirty years, Capitol Hill has lucked out with its very own, Roberta Blanchard.  

Call Boxes

A Call For Remembrance

Albert (Al) E. Mitchler, Jr., a longtime resident of Capitol Hill, was only four years old when his father, Albert E. Mitchler, Sr., died in the line of duty as a firefighter in Sept. of 1947. In 2007, after years of trying to persuade the city to dedicate one of the several hundred vacant fireboxes that dot DC street corners to his father, Al got his wish.

Riverfront Development – A 2014 Recap

The Capitol Riverfront

And as we enter the holiday season and the close to 2014, I want to revisit the past year’s accomplishments in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Many notable projects, events and retail openings have occurred, and there is certainly more to come.

Michael Stevens is president of the Capitol Riverfront BID.

Transformation Begins on Lower 8th Street

Barracks Row

The lower two blocks of Barracks Row below the freeway have languished over recent years while the upper three blocks have prospered dramatically. Finally, in November, a slate of new projects was announced that will animate the southern end of the Row.

Over the years, the building at 1100 8th St, SE, (southeast corner 8th and L St, SE)

Nomad Yard Collectiv Moves in North of Union Market

H Street Life
Photograph By
Elise Bernard

Frigid temperatures might tempt you to hibernate at home, but those who do so will miss out on exploring new local businesses and taking part in cool seasonal celebrations. Krampusnacht and Capital City Symphony’s Annual Holiday Concert and Sing-Along are two events that are fun for folks of all ages.

Nomad Yard Collectiv Moves in North of Union Market

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Riverside Baptist to be Redeveloped

South by West

Over the past seven years, Riverside Baptist Church and Wharf developer PN Hoffman have been in discussions about redeveloping Riverside, located along 7th Street SW from Eye Street to Maine Avenue SW. Riverside has been in Southwest since 1857 and in its current building since 1968. Its current congregation has about 125 members with about a third of them being Southwesters. The current building has about 12,000 square feet of space on two levels, including the basement, with a large setback from Maine Avenue SW and its main entrance faces a parking lot.

Pollution Legacies On The Anacostia

Our River: The Anacostia

Picnicking on the lawn enjoying live music at Yards Park, biking the Anacostia Riverfront Trail or kayaking past the Arboretum, we think less and less these days about the industries that once consumed much of the river’s edges. While their remnants are being cleared away (the last of the Benning Road PEPCO Powerplant gets taken down this month), we will be dealing with the pollutants left behind on their sites and in the river for many more years.