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07/02/2014 - 9:12am
Not many people manage to have a career that integrates all of their passions into one endeavor. But in the creation of Essence de Provence, Beth Vosoba has accomplished just that. Her business selling organic lavender products on Capitol Hill... >>more
07/01/2014 - 9:48am
The sun is bright and beating down on us at the tennis courts at Garfield Park. I’m whacking a perforated plastic ball with an oversized ping pong paddle over the net (or, at least attempting to). The ball bounces dully, I come up slightly... >>more
06/30/2014 - 12:45pm
Must Love Dogs (and Cats) The staff at Barks and Purrs Capitol Hill will walk your Weimaraner, soothe your Siamese, and even take out your trash, all for the love of pets. Owners Wava and Tom Caplis have cared for pets on the Hill since 2009 and are... >>more
06/30/2014 - 12:42pm
I wanted to show some love to our furry feline friends this month, so this column will be devoted to cats! In particular, I’d like to write about some common health problems that we see in older cats. Thanks to better preventative care, our... >>more
06/30/2014 - 12:11pm
In 2011, Tynika Young inherited a then-failing middle school She’s chipped away at what Eliot-Hine had become and is rebuilding it--intentionally and with determination. Tynika Young is even, steady and most of all, focused on outcomes. Since... >>more
06/30/2014 - 11:45am
Capitol Riverfront is alive with numerous activities in our parks and open spaces. Our Friday night concert series in Yards Park has been experiencing record crowds, averaging over 1,500 attendees, and the Tour de Fat festival on Saturday, June 7... >>more
06/30/2014 - 11:12am
Recently a lease was signed on 705 8th St SE (formerly Hello Cupcake) for a new business that will further add to the growing excitement of the 700 block of Barracks Row. This long block of shops and restaurants facing Marine Barracks Washington is... >>more
06/30/2014 - 10:40am
According to the calendar, we have already reached the peak of summer with the solstice on June 21st. But while things may be all downhill astronomically, there is still plenty of summer fun to be had in the greater H Street NE area. Frenchie’... >>more
06/30/2014 - 10:16am
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) and the Office of Planning are pushing for a plan to include a new Southwest Branch Library as a component of a mixed-use building on a 4th Street, SW parcel the city owns... >>more
06/30/2014 - 9:42am
Over the past decade, significant change has characterized the area south of the freeway on Capitol Hill where new buildings, parks and restuarnts seem to open up each week. Yet despite the transformation the area has at least one undeniable sign of... >>more
06/30/2014 - 9:12am
I live on a homey street in the Brightwood neighborhood. The house next door to mine is being renovated. When I take a walk around my block I see many homes being renovated. Over the last several years I’ve seen the elderly on my block... >>more
06/06/2014 - 9:36am
Three Maury students and their family were displaced as a result of this week's Isherwood Street fire. All of their belongings and their home have been destroyed. They currently are without a home and are in desperate need of neighbors'... >>more
06/03/2014 - 11:11am
I am zipping along in a cab on my way to interview Bryce Rowland, Hill resident, real estate agent, and avid beekeeper. I call to let him know I am on my way, and in a hurried voice he makes a request: Is there any chance I can turn down the alley,... >>more
06/03/2014 - 10:05am
You can hear the drums from a mile away. The pulse of the surdo, heavy beats, the heart of the samba band; the dobra, carrying the melody; the repique adding snappy sounds alongside the Snare. The beats draw people in and keep crowds entranced. That... >>more
06/03/2014 - 9:11am
You know who I am talking about. They use their influence to increase their gain. People willingly indulge their needs and facilitate their advancement. Some beg and pester until their demands are met. A few will steal. I’m talking about Mr.... >>more