Capitol Hill Community

Capitol Hill Community

04/16/2014 - 10:33am
The Annual District of Columbia CROP Hunger Walk and Food Drive to be held on May 17, 11 a.m., at Franklin Square Park, 950 13th St. NW, with the closing ceremony to follow at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. This year’s DC CROP (... >>more
04/15/2014 - 10:16am
Malissa Zimmerman will run the Boston Marathon in support of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEM). Malissa first became involved with Girl Scouts as a Brownie and continued into high school. GSEM has been selected as a charity of the Boston... >>more
04/08/2014 - 12:19pm
Cherry blossoms are on the way, tulips are sprouting, and neighbors are out with their pets in droves. The long DC winter is finally behind us and spring is here! We will be spending more time outside, and our pets will be hanging out more often in... >>more
04/08/2014 - 11:16am
On a cool night in Connemara, a region of western Ireland, I wandered away from my student group after dinner. A quiet evening, the only sounds that could be heard from the narrow street emanated from one of the handful of pubs along the road -... >>more
04/08/2014 - 9:08am
Two and a half years ago Becky Skinner had surgery for a torn labrum in her right shoulder. The surgery was “successful”, yet she plateaued in her recovery and no one could identify the reason. After several months of physical therapy... >>more
04/06/2014 - 2:26pm
As travel-weary guests enter the newly renovated Capitol Hill Hotel (formerly called the Capitol Hill Suites), they are welcomed by the sleek, modern, yet homey lobby. A gas-fueled fireplace wards off the lingering, early spring chill. Red plush... >>more
04/06/2014 - 1:40pm
Bringing Brasil to the Hill Take a Portuguese language or culture class with Brazil on the Hill, and you’ll quickly realize there’s more to Brazil than just gauchos and Fogo de Chao. With owner Valeria Buffo and her team of instructors,... >>more
04/06/2014 - 1:14pm
The streetscape on Barracks Row, installed in 2003-04, has begun to show the effects of its own popularity. Ten years ago Barracks Row Main Street (BRMS) petitioned the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for the funds that added brick... >>more
04/06/2014 - 12:42pm
It is finally time to venture out into spring and sample all that our neighborhood has to boast. The new businesses and events offer a little something for everyone. Tattoo enthusiasts, parents, toddlers, art lovers, and those who love a culinary... >>more
04/06/2014 - 12:11pm
The Wharf Finally Breaks Ground Representatives from the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team, political leaders, and neighborhood residents gathered in a large heated tent at the site of the former Kastles Stadium on March 19 for a groundbreaking... >>more
04/06/2014 - 11:42am
A new downtown is emerging on the Anacostia River. The Capitol Riverfront will contain approximately 37 million SF of new development at build-out, and 15-17 million SF of that total will be new office space. The neighborhood has already seen 7.4... >>more
04/06/2014 - 11:12am
Manny Fernandez created the Channel Inn, an institution where Washingtonians have been making memories for over 40 years. “I’ve been in this business all of my life,” says Ferenendez who arrived in Miami from Havana, Cuba in 1949... >>more
04/06/2014 - 10:52am
The art world, business community, family, friends and neighbors are mourning the loss of Capitol Hill artist Richard F. Sheehy, who died Feb. 4. He was 84. Since 1967, Sheehy had owned and operated The Frame Up store and art gallery on Seventh... >>more
04/06/2014 - 10:43am
Capitol Hill is mourning long-time Eastern Market produce vendor, Gertrude Louise Morgal, who died February 23 at age 89. For 52 years, Louise Morgal was a beloved fixture at the Market’s weekend farmers line. In cold weather, we usually saw... >>more
04/06/2014 - 10:12am
Each spring the Capitol Hill Community Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have enriched the life of our neighborhood, and this year the group is an unusually large one. Becky and Michael Skinner, Steve and Maygene Daniels and their... >>more