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August 14th, 2017

CapitalBop Promotes a Jazzy Capital City

It started as an idea to promote the music they love and has become a full-time passion – with the attendant headaches of fundraising and working 24/7 for modest, if any, return.

August 12th

Research and Passion: A Wonderful Combination for the Anacostia

Our River

This summer, as the heat index begins to rise, Americans turn to water-based festivities in an attempt to escape the scorching sun. For residents of the District of Columbia, the Anacostia River is beginning to be a favored destination for aquatic pastimes like fishing and kayaking. Once called the “Forgotten River,” the Anacostia is now experiencing a revival owing to developments around the Navy Yards area, the new Anacostia River Trail, and kayak rentals from Diamond Teague Park and Bladensburg Water Park.

Gabrielle Humlicek is a biology major at Gallaudet University and an intern under Prof. Caroline Solomon. 

The Hill Center presents its Regional Juried Art Exhibition

June 28-Oct. 1, 2017

Where on can you find three floors filled wall-to-wall with art? At the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, a landmark on Capitol Hill. This 150 year old community center offers classes, outdoor concerts, films, performances, lectures, rental space for special events and cultural programs along with six art installation spaces, for five exhibits each year. Since 2011, hundreds of artists have exhibited their work at Hill Center. Now until October 1, 2017,  the annual Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition, featuring over 100 local artists is featured.

Karen Cohen is a Jersey girl now calling Capitol Hill her home and is a seasoned professional photojournalist. Her rock and roll journals were inducted into the library archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. A member of Capitol Hill Art League, Professional Women Photographers, Arlington Arts Alliance, she exhibits her photographs at galleries across the States and monthly at Gallery Underground in Arlington, VA. kcohenphoto@gmail.com

Research and Passion: A Wonderful Combination for the Anacostia

Our River

This summer, as the heat index begins to rise, Americans turn to water-based festivities in an attempt to escape the scorching sun. For residents of the District of Columbia, the Anacostia River is beginning to be a favored destination for aquatic pastimes like fishing and kayaking. Once called the “Forgotten River,” the Anacostia is now experiencing a revival owing to developments around the Navy Yards area, the new Anacostia River Trail, and kayak rentals from Diamond Teague Park and Bladensburg Water Park.

Gabrielle Humlicek is a biology major at Gallaudet University and an intern under Prof. Caroline Solomon. 

ANC 6E Report - July 2017

At the July meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E, the commissioners took another vote on a revised Cloakroom settlement agreement before the establishment met with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to discuss a liquor license change. The commissioners also updated the status of a vacant 6E seat.

Commissioners Alex Padro (6E01, chair), Anthony Brown (6E02, secretary), Frank Wiggins (6E03, vice chair), Alex Marriott (6E05, treasurer), and Kevin Rogers (6E07) made up the quorum.

Cloakroom Settlement Agreement

Keep It Moving

Exercising Over 65
Photograph By
Rindy O’Brien

The American College of Sports Medicine has ranked DC one of the fittest cities in the nation. But this year, after holding the title for three years, DC was edged out of first place by Minneapolis. The ranking takes into account rates of smoking and cardiovascular disease deaths, consumption of fruits and vegetables, per capita expenditures for parks, and reported physical activities.

Rindy O’Brien is a longtime Hill resident who enjoys tennis and yoga and is back to training for the Ever Walk challenge in the fall. Contact her at rindyobrien@gmail.com.

August 11th

Officer Brian Trainer Will Not Face Charges in 2016 Shooting of Terrence Sterling

Councilmember Allen and Mayor Bowser Issue Statements in Response to Announcement by Office of US Attorney General Finding Insufficient Evidence

On Wednesday August 9, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced that there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights or District of Columbia charges against Officer Brian Trainer of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Trainer fatally shot 31 year-old Terrence Sterling on Sept. 11, 2016 in Northwest Washington.

Hill Rag Capitol Hill Garden Contest 2017

Photograph Submissions Accepted Until August 18

Think your garden is the best on the block?

The Hill Rag would like to recognize the hard work of our neighborhood gardeners whose efforts add so much to the beauty of our streetscapes and the enjoyment of our backyards.

Send us your best photos and short descriptions including focal plantings, use of space, special features and the name of landscape designer if other than yourself. Winners and runners-up will be featured in the September 2017 Hill Rag.

Entries will be judged on design, functionality and total visual effect.