Capitol Hill Community

10/05/2016 - 10:12am
If you have a smart phone or tablet, you know the multitude of applications or ‘apps’ to help you with every facet of your life.  Travel and tourism apps with GPS-like functionality are no exception.  Undaunted, an entrepreneurial Capital Hill couple are intent on elbowing their way into the crowded market as they introduce City Walker, DC’s first hyper-local tourism app “When you stay at a hotel you have the concierge desk in the front lobby to ask for... >>more
10/05/2016 - 9:16am
Where in Capitol Hill can disadvantaged middle and high school students go to learn sports such as rowing, tennis, and swimming, while also benefitting from tutoring and even participating in a financial literacy program? The response is: Serve Your City. The nonprofit organization was created five years ago by Maurice Cook, who recently spoke at my Rotary Club. Cook’s passion is to provide disadvantaged children with the same opportunities that are taken for granted by economically... >>more
10/04/2016 - 10:12am
Free range, pasture raised, cage free, organic, humanely raised – when did buying a dozen eggs get so confusing?  What’s the difference between these categories and what should you buy?  Julie Bolton knows all about eggs!  She and her husband Bob bought Groff’s Content Farmin Rocky Ridge, Maryland in 2001. They sell homegrown chicken and duck eggs (as well as pork, beef, lamb, turkey, meat chickens and other products) at Eastern Market on Fresh Tuesday’s... >>more
10/04/2016 - 9:10am
This October offers temptations as diverse as celebrating titans of the stage and silver screen, helping young Halloween dreams come true, and feeling the music with live jazz jams. H Street Festival Provided a Fun Release on a Transforming Corridor This year’s H Street Festival once again drew large crowds eager to sample the H Street NE Corridor’s offerings. Visitors enjoyed art booths set up in the 1300 block of H Street NE, including one where you could have your portrait carved... >>more
10/03/2016 - 10:15am
This year marks the 50th anniversary of a Capitol Hill staple. Those who travel on East Capitol Street are likely familiar with the copper-bay-windowed building between Fifth and Sixth streets SE, with the signature Quaker Peace Pole sitting in the front yard. For five decades the building has been home to the William Penn House, a center for Quaker-led advocacy and activism on the national stage and in the local community. To celebrate its anniversary the house is holding a day of special... >>more
10/03/2016 - 9:10am
Greetings, dear ones. It has been a bit since we met here in these pages. I hope your summers were lovely. While September signifies the beginning of school, the putting away of white pants and shoes, and a return to seriousness, October is really when I begin to feel fall in a sense-memory way. I grew up a few hundred miles north of here but I think we all can agree that summer holds us in its sweaty, uncomfortable embrace for far longer than it used to. The retail world has yet to catch on,... >>more
09/15/2016 - 1:34pm
The DC Lottery has announced that a $1,000,000 lottery ticket has been sold in the District of Columbia for the Powerball game held on Sept. 14. The winning ticket was purchased at the Safeway at 415 14th St. SE. The winning number was 10-11-23-28-31; and the Powerball number was 14. The holder of the winning ticket matched the five winning numbers, not the Powerball number.   Players are always advised to sign the back of their tickets to declare ownership. The holder of the winning... >>more
09/15/2016 - 11:06am
Dance teachers Rosetta Brooks, Jessica Sloane, and Dorothy Walker of the St. Mark’s Dance Studio gave Capitol Hill  a taste of grace and elegance on June 4, that showcased all their students’ hard work. The morning recital featured the youngest of the studio with their adorable costumes. The afternoon recital offered impressive performances by teens and adults. See for information on how to register for Fall 2016 classes. >>more
09/15/2016 - 10:11am
Homelessness remains pervasive on Capitol Hill despite progress to reduce it in the District. Factors leading to homelessness are multiple, and so are the required responses. Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) is a leader in the community for homelessness prevention and for services to families and individuals who are currently homeless. A charitable organization with 501c(3) status and a long history of commitment to the poor, CHGM was founded almost 50 years ago. Despite its name and the fact... >>more