Capitol Hill Community

07/26/2016 - 5:31pm
Do More 24 grand prize winner, Little Lights Urban Ministries, has been recognized by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2016 winner of the Board Leadership Award. Little Lights will receive a $10,000 grant; communication exposure through print, radio, television and social media; and training and development opportunities for the board and CEO from BoardSource and through the Center’s Learning & Leadership Institute.   For over 20 years Little Lights Urban Ministries... >>more
07/06/2016 - 10:12am
Heartworm prevention is only for dogs that go outside. Mosquitoes transmit heartworm disease. It has been shown that being indoors in mosquito areas offers little protection against being bitten. Therefore it is imperative that all dogs be on a preventive. Treating heartworm is much more difficult and expensive than simply giving a preventive once per month. This is a discussion we are always happy to have with you.   Dogs in a car will be OK if you crack the windows.  Temperatures in... >>more
07/06/2016 - 9:10am
It’s 8 a.m. and I am standing at a stoplight on Ninth and Massachusetts. Cars are backed up on both sides of the street, and I think, “Glad I’m not driving.” I stop and smell all the roses as I stroll avenues and notice that every door on East Capitol Street is a different color. How lovely. Flowers of every kind and hue are spilling over the black wrought-iron fences. Keys in hand, I unlock the door to a house whose owners I don’t know personally. Their four-... >>more
07/05/2016 - 10:12am
Bert is a yellow-nape Amazon parrot. He is chirpy and happy in his gilded cage in Jim Loots’ dining room on G Street SE. The spirited bird flew into Jim’s life in 1985. No kidding. Loots, a young lawyer enjoying the bachelor life, was living in a house near Stanton Park. Cleaning up from a Friday night party, he was moving around the kitchen and opened the door to move out some trash. “I thought maybe I had partied a little too much,” he says, “when I saw this... >>more
07/05/2016 - 9:10am
Lincoln Park neighbor Beverly Krieger witnessed the brutal attack that eventually ended her elderly dog’s life. She can’t forget it. On April 23, 2015, her 11-and-a-half-year-old dog Dottie engaged in a brief scuffle with another dog at the park. It wasn’t until after the dogs separated that the other dog’s owner, Ryan Bixenmann, also a neighbor near Lincoln Park, ran up, seized Dottie, lifted her above his head, and slammed her body down on the sidewalk, according to... >>more
06/28/2016 - 9:11am
Maury Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students have created a series of provocative protest art pieces advocating for social changes that are important to them. Topics include homelessness, inequality in the justice system, animal rights, adoption, health and environmental issues, vegetarianism, and gun control. The students were given free rein in identifying causes that resonate with them and choosing communication media that would best express their opinions, grievances, or... >>more
06/27/2016 - 10:11am
It’s hot outside, so it’s a good thing there are plenty of fun indoor activities all along the H Street NE Corridor. Whether you enjoy watching funky theater or prefer getting funky at a karaoke throwdown, I’ve got you covered. And when you need to refuel, just stop by Fare Well for comfort food (or Mediterranean cuisine) sans animal products. Langston Golf Course Celebrates 77 Years The historic Langston Golf Course (www.golfdc.com/#!langston-gc/a8rrt, 2600 Benning Road NE)... >>more
06/27/2016 - 9:10am
Richard B. “Randy” Anderson Jr. is a fit and imposing man, with a heart of gold and big plans for the National Capital Bank (NCB). Anderson was announced as president and chief executive officer of NCB in May, along with Thomas A. Barnes as the bank’s chairman of the board. The new appointments come after several years of management transition following the sudden death of Chairman and CEO Richard A. Didden in 2013. Surviving brother James M. Didden, former president and... >>more
06/01/2016 - 10:15am
On May 27, 2015, Charnice Milton, a reporter for Capital Community News (CCN), texted her mother at 9:42 p.m. that she was “on her way home.” These were her last known words. Charnice had spent most of that late spring evening covering an Eastern Market public meeting for the Hill Rag. Heading to her home in Ward 7, she was waiting at a bus stop at the corner of Alabama Avenue and Good Hope Road. Shortly after sending the text she was caught in the crossfire when a bunch of dirt... >>more