Capitol Hill Community

Capitol Hill Community

02/27/2015 - 9:26am
Jan’s Tutoring House (JTH) celebrated 25 years of matching students with success at its annual Red Carpet Benefit at the Hill Center on Sun., Feb. 22. Friends and supporters of Jan’s gathered to watch as former Ward 6 Council Member... >>more
02/03/2015 - 11:15am
What a difference a year makes as 2014 was a “watershed” moment in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood’s history. The opening of new restaurants, the Harris Teeter grocery store, and the VIDA health club were all game changers. The... >>more
02/03/2015 - 9:11am
Thomas Riehle and his son Peter, both died unexpectedly the weekend of Jan. 2 and 3. They lived on D Street, SE., with Thom’s wife Barbara and daughter Anna.  Thom was a well-known and highly regarded expert on public-opinion research. He... >>more
01/04/2015 - 1:10pm
Over the past year you have been reading about development, restaurant/retail openings, and community events in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, a story of public/private partnerships that has invested over $4 billion in the neighborhood to date... >>more
01/04/2015 - 10:43am
One thing Joshua Wayne typically does when parents come to him for family coaching is to suggest that they watch videos of Cesar Milan, the “dog whisperer.”  He tells them that raising teenagers is not unlike training your puppy.... >>more
01/04/2015 - 10:12am
January brings the dead of winter to Washington, but one Hill event defies the chill every year: Capitol Hill Village’s annual Gala extravaganza, intended to warm the community’s heart for at least one night. This year’s Gala will... >>more
01/04/2015 - 9:42am
Imagine if East Capitol Street was flanked by monuments and federal buildings instead of small-scale residential and commercial buildings. Image if a highway bisected Capitol Hill. Imagine if historic Hill landmarks such as the Sewall-Belmont House... >>more
12/10/2014 - 9:12am
All over Capitol Hill you’ll find holiday traditions – from menorah and tree lightings to cookie swaps and decorated storefronts. Unified in geography, these events take place as a way to solidify community, offering a way to reconnect... >>more
12/09/2014 - 10:13am
Councilmember Tommy Wells received a special award at the Eighth Annual Livable Walkable Awards at the Atlas Performing Arts Center last Wednesday night. Wells started the awards eight years ago as a way to recognize residents of the Ward 6 who are... >>more
12/09/2014 - 9:44am
Steven L. Cymrot has been buried at the Cymrot family's country home near Fredericksburg,VA. The family is not planning a public memorial. Here is the family's statement: In Appreciation We wish to thank our friends for the many kindnesses... >>more
12/08/2014 - 1:21pm
Fairy Godmother Whether baby or teen, everyone needs a fairy godmother, and it’s especially important that you have one that’s easily accessible.  For thirty years, Capitol Hill has lucked out with its very own, Roberta Blanchard.... >>more
12/06/2014 - 11:47pm
The winners and runners up of the Hilly Awards were announced tonight at the annual Hilly Awards Gala hosted by CHAMPS, Capitol Hill's Chamber of Commerce, at St. Mark’s Church. The Hilly Awards are awarded to businesses in the Capital... >>more
12/06/2014 - 12:33am
Bird was found unharmed outside the gate of Congressional Cemetery early this morning. She showed up just as her owner entered the grounds. She was unharmed despite spending the evening outside. >>more
12/04/2014 - 8:40am
The Capitol Hill Restoration Society is on the hunt for houses for the 2015 Mother’s Day House and Garden Tour. This two-day event features some of the most beautiful homes and gardens on The Hill, opened up for the public to take a peek... >>more
12/03/2014 - 5:07pm
Walking by Riverby Books on a late weekday afternoon, I would often glimpse a group sitting by the front window having tea. When I became Managing Editor of the Hill Rag, I discovered that this informal gathering, led by the bookstore's owner... >>more