Capitol Hill Community

11/24/2015 - 4:49pm
Police arrested Daniel Scott, 35, on murder charges related to the fatal stabbing of James Neal, 54, on the unit block of M Street SE Nov. 21 at 7:50 p.m. Scott of Southeast DC attacked Neal of Southwest DC two blocks from the Navy Yard Metro, according to the police report. Neal was transported to Howard University Hospital where he died of his injury the next morning. Police reported that the two men were panhandling outside a nearby 7-Eleven and argued over $10 a store patron offered Neal,... >>more
11/20/2015 - 1:33pm
Client numbers at HIPS Center for Health and Achievement tripled since the nonprofit moved to the 900 block of H Street NE in August, said HIPS executive director Cyndee Clay. HIPS invited neighbors and clients to take a tour of their enhanced services at a grand opening Thursday. With 6,000 square feet and two floors, HIPS made the larger space a place for anyone to stop in for condoms, to type up a resume on community computers, get clean syringes, use the laundry machines, or sit and visit.... >>more
11/18/2015 - 5:13pm
S & J Liquor and 15th Street Dry Cleaners on the 1500 blocks of Massachusetts Avenue SE and Independence Avenue SE will permanently close on Nov. 30. The owner of the building, Remy Esquenet, signed a new 10-year lease with 7-Eleven starting in January 2016. Neighbors of S & J and the dry cleaners are concerned about the trash, traffic, loitering, and rats a 7-Eleven could bring. Denise Krepp, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for 6B, said she reached out to Esquenet and the 7-... >>more
11/18/2015 - 2:55pm
Update on Nov. 22: The zine fest will include DC illustrator Elizabeth Graeber on Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Also, the visit with author Stephen Grant is now set for Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in Riverby. Riverby Books has reopened with a new look. While explorers can still hunt through rows of books in the search of literary treasures, the redesigned space at 417 East Capitol St. SE will also allow the shop to host local authors and artists starting in December, according to Riverby owner Paul Cymrot... >>more
11/16/2015 - 5:09pm
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Farm to Family Community Supported Agriculture’s (CSA) local market fills the sidewalk in front of the former Morton’s Pharmacy at the corner of 8th St. and East Capitol St. NE. Owner and distributor Mark Lilly started the weekly full service CSA and outdoor farmer’s market on Capitol Hill about five years ago and now wants to rent the Morton’s Pharmacy building. Morton's closed in June after the owners posted a sign on the door... >>more
11/13/2015 - 3:54pm
Maury Elementary’s fifth grade space camp, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Friends of Garfield Park and 77 more Capitol Hill organizations have been awarded $155,000 by the The Capitol Hill Community Foundation in the fall phase of their bi-annual grants.  (Find the full list of awardees below.) Nicky Cymrot, president of the foundation’s board, said the non-profit was started in 1988 to provide a means for Capitol Hill residents to give directly to the community in which they... >>more
11/11/2015 - 4:53pm
At the end of the Vietnam War, Calvin Tildon and Vincent Covert, two Army and Navy veterans, came back to a country filled with war protestors and a nation that finally ended an unfavorable conflict. They felt unwelcome despite unblemished records of service. On Wednesday, Tildon and Covert wore their uniforms with pride. The Kenneth H. Nash American Legion Post Eight honored veterans like Tildon and Covert as well as current military servicemen during a morning Veterans Day ceremony... >>more
11/09/2015 - 5:00pm
White lights lit a warm glow in the tall-arched nave of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church as local businesses celebrated the Sixth Hilly Awards Gala on this past Saturday. Hosted by the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals (CHAMPS), the evening recognized 22 neighborhood businesses for their excellence. The 2015 Winners Best Restaurant: Rose’s Luxury Best Bar/Tavern: Tunnicliff’s Tavern Best Coffee Shop: Peregrine Espresso Best Bakery: Bayou Bakery Best Pet... >>more
11/02/2015 - 3:08pm
“Star Wars” and Hogwarts characters collided on Capitol Hill sidewalks this weekend. Little Darth Vaders, Princess Leias and Chubakas scurried around Harrys and Rons in droves to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Thousands came out on Friday and Saturday nights for both Hilloween at Eastern Market and the candy hunt along East Capitol Street. Realtor Heather Schoell and Eastern Market Manager Barry Margeson invited everyone to Hilloween on Friday night. Margeson closed the 200 and 300... >>more