Capitol Hill Community

06/04/2015 - 1:49pm
“We used to go to Port City Java to sit and talk,” recalled mother Francine Milton. “I happened to be going past one day, and I noticed the Capital Community News (CCN) office nearby. I told Charnice about it and she decided to visit,” she continued. “The next day I was surprised when she told me that she was going to be a reporter for CCN.” I remember that day in early August of 2012. A well-dressed young woman knocked on the door of my office, resume in... >>more
05/03/2016 - 1:11pm
On April 13, 2016 a dozen seniors proudly received college scholarships for their outstanding work as part of a writing program run by One World Education in local schools, including Eastern High in Capitol Hill. Some of the students who received scholarships were the best in their class. Others simply worked hard and greatly improved their writing. A total of 2,300 seniors participated in the program last fall and two dozen were selected by their teachers to present their work to a panel of... >>more
05/03/2016 - 12:43pm
It was an amazing session. On April 16 the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum hosted one of a series of forums that are part of the Urban Waterways Project, a long-term effort to examine how local communities relate to the Anacostia River, and how other cities have sought solutions for blighted neighborhoods and rivers. This has resulted in archives of oral histories, photographs, and surveys of residents, with the emphasis on women.  The forum included the showing of a new... >>more
05/03/2016 - 12:12pm
A Grand Vision: Water Is Magic Perhaps Loren Eiselysaid it best: “If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water.” Water is magic, and people want to be connected to our riverfronts and have opportunities to engage the Anacostia River as a recreational asset. The 2003 Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) plan envisioned a clean Anacostia River with adjacent healthy communities and connections to a constellation of destinations along the river. I have often commented that... >>more
05/03/2016 - 11:42am
Spring has sprung and H Street NE is blooming. Stroll down the corridor to see the changes. Here are a couple of great options for those looking for the inspiration to get gardening. Street Food at BAB Korean Fusion As one of H Street NE’s newest additions, BAB Korean Fusion (1387 H Street NE Suite A, http://www.babdc.com) has been generating quite the buzz. The new fast casual restaurant, from the team behind the popular Tony’s Breakfast (1387 H Street NE, http://tonysbreakfast.com... >>more
05/03/2016 - 11:15am
Even if you never met Ruth Mitchell, this past fall you might have noticed a red streak piloting its way up 8th St. to the Eastern Market metro station. That was Ruth--never one to stand still, never one to let anything stand in her way. Ruth had an insatiable appetite for life, experience, and knowledge. Her adventures began at age 16, when she left home to teach English in Cortina, Italy. By her eighth decade, she had been to every continent except Australia; to many, if not most, of the... >>more
05/03/2016 - 10:45am
The question of where to send your child to school animates many discussions of Hill parents. The wide choice available makes for a complicated – but ultimately rewarding – topic of conversation. It is also one that is far older than most people realize. Private schools have been part of the Capitol Hill landscape for over 200 years. Most survived for a brief time and then shut, unlamented. One of these old schools stands out among all the others, however. While it has been almost... >>more
05/03/2016 - 10:12am
I was chatting with my friend Liz the other day, when I noticed she was wearing a pair of T-Rex earrings. For all I knew she might just be a “Jurassic World” fan, but as it turns out Liz is a legit dinosaur aficionado. We swapped stories. She’s excited that the Mace Brown Museum in her hometown of Charleston just acquired the cast of a 41-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton (named Bucky). I told her about a semester spent volunteering in a fossil lab at the University of... >>more
05/03/2016 - 9:42am
Farewell Old Friends I have been thinking about attachment a lot lately. Attachment means many things of course. We can be talking about literal nuts and bolts which physically attach one thing to another thing. Attachment also refers to an intensive contemporary parenting style named by the revered Dr. Sears which has been known to set the parenting corner of the Internet aflame in judgy, sanctimommy controversies over co-sleeping and sleep training. But for most of us attachment is a feeling... >>more