Capitol Hill Community

08/12/2017 - 10:12am
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... >>more
08/12/2017 - 9:12am
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... >>more
08/11/2017 - 9:22am
Richard ‘Randy’ Anderson has been President and CEO of the National Capitol Bank (NCB) at 316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE for a little more than a year now. He’s a personable man with an easy smile, and no wonder. Business publications report that 2016 was a turnaround year for NCB, and Anderson fully intends to continue the growth in the future. Sitting behind his desk in his wood-paneled office in the District’s oldest bank, Anderson readily talks about getting to know... >>more
07/12/2017 - 10:21am
Diabetes ranks high among chronic diseases in humans and pets. While most people know that diabetes concerns the amount of sugar in the blood, they are unaware of why it occurs and how it is treated. The disease in pets closely parallels that of humans and is treated in much the same manner. What is diabetes? Here’s the technical answer: diabetes mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism caused by either an absence of insulin or an inability of the body to use... >>more
07/11/2017 - 10:15am
The lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us, and they often provide a slowdown in activity and an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and take much needed vacations … to recharge, reflect, and rejuvenate. That is not the case in the Capitol Riverfront, as we are in the midst of our busy season with movies, concerts, festivals, a farmers’ market, and outdoor fitness classes. Robin Lee on our business improvement district (BID) team described all of these neighborhood activities in last... >>more
07/11/2017 - 9:12am
Maybe you can’t take the whole summer off like you did when you were a kid, but even the busiest of us can get away for an evening. Whether your ideal night involves taking in a bit of theater, relaxing with a movie under the stars, or strolling down an historic street, you can do it without even leaving the neighborhood. Shouk to Open Near Union Market Middle Eastern eatery Shouk (https://shouk.com) recently announced plans to open a second location in the Edison building going up near... >>more
07/11/2017 - 9:12am
Maybe you can’t take the whole summer off like you did when you were a kid, but even the busiest of us can get away for an evening. Whether your ideal night involves taking in a bit of theater, relaxing with a movie under the stars, or strolling down an historic street, you can do it without even leaving the neighborhood. Shouk to Open Near Union Market Middle Eastern eatery Shouk (https://shouk.com) recently announced plans to open a second location in the Edison building going up near... >>more
07/10/2017 - 1:05pm
The Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium Quarterly Community Stakeholders Meeting takes place Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in the Events DC Administrative Offices at RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St. SE). RFK Stadium will be torn down after DC United moves to the new stadium on Buzzard Point, likely to happen in 2018 or 2019. The Stadium will be replaced by recreation and community facilities. Built in 1961, the RFK campus occupies about 80 acres, approximately 40% of which currently consists of... >>more
07/10/2017 - 10:14am
I wear a DC flag or shirt promoting statehood pretty much wherever I go. I wear the shirt so much it gets to the point of being obnoxious. It has a purpose however. Recently, I was in a store in Staunton, Va., and I could hear the manager and the cashier speaking positively about President Trump. When I got to the counter wearing a DC statehood shirt, the manager chuckled and somewhat dismissively said, “Man, I haven’t heard of anybody promoting DC statehood in a really long time.... >>more