Capitol Hill Community

09/27/2016 - 12:00am
On Oct. 22, thirty-seven Capitol Hill homes will open their doors for a book-themed dinner... from Hemingway to Dr. Seuss, and everything in between. This year's amazing selection of dinners includes feasts inspired by Cuba, Southern Italy, New Orleans, Cambodia, Mars, and, of course, Hamilton. At the end of the feasts, guests are invited to join an After Party at the Hill Center for desserts, drinks, and comparing dinners with friends. All proceeds go to support the Capitol Hill Community... >>more
09/15/2016 - 1:34pm
The DC Lottery has announced that a $1,000,000 lottery ticket has been sold in the District of Columbia for the Powerball game held on Sept. 14. The winning ticket was purchased at the Safeway at 415 14th St. SE. The winning number was 10-11-23-28-31; and the Powerball number was 14. The holder of the winning ticket matched the five winning numbers, not the Powerball number.   Players are always advised to sign the back of their tickets to declare ownership. The holder of the winning... >>more
09/15/2016 - 11:06am
Dance teachers Rosetta Brooks, Jessica Sloane, and Dorothy Walker of the St. Mark’s Dance Studio gave Capitol Hill  a taste of grace and elegance on June 4, that showcased all their students’ hard work. The morning recital featured the youngest of the studio with their adorable costumes. The afternoon recital offered impressive performances by teens and adults. See for information on how to register for Fall 2016 classes. >>more
09/15/2016 - 10:11am
Homelessness remains pervasive on Capitol Hill despite progress to reduce it in the District. Factors leading to homelessness are multiple, and so are the required responses. Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) is a leader in the community for homelessness prevention and for services to families and individuals who are currently homeless. A charitable organization with 501c(3) status and a long history of commitment to the poor, CHGM was founded almost 50 years ago. Despite its name and the fact... >>more
09/15/2016 - 9:10am
Gloria Junge, Secretary of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS), passed away on July 31, following a short illness. She was born in New Jersey in 1947 and went to Viet Nam with the Red Cross in the mid 1960’s. Soon after, she joined the State Department, spending most of her career abroad with postings to Iran, Brazil, Swaziland, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Botswana and Uganda. Adventure and challenge were never in short supply as she left Iran just before the hostage... >>more
09/13/2016 - 10:24am
The most common source of chronic pain in dogs is arthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. Arthritis develops with age in many dogs, but can also begin earlier in life in dogs with hip or elbow dysplasia or as the consequence of an injury. In a select few cases surgery may help, but in most dogs treatment involves attempts at preventing further joint damage, increasing mobility, and decreasing pain. The best way to treat arthritis is via a multimodal approach combining several... >>more
09/13/2016 - 9:46am
Last month I wrote about federal- and DC-government efforts to reduce food waste through standardized food labeling, coordinating with local food banks, and composting – among other initiatives. Forty percent of food produced in the US annually is wasted and represents some $165 billion. With this article I’m bringing it home, literally, by looking at things you can do to reduce food waste in your home. Here are a few ideas. 1)    Be realistic about how much food you... >>more
09/08/2016 - 12:15pm
A summer full of outdoor movies, concerts, fitness, and festivals is winding down in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Children are returning to school and the cooler fall months are upon us, yet the neighborhood continues to buzz with festivals, Nationals baseball, ongoing construction, and plenty to enjoy at local shops and restaurants. There will be two more concerts as part of the signature Friday Concert Series in Yards Park this month. Almost Journey performs on Sept. 2 and Party Like... >>more
09/08/2016 - 11:10am
September can be an odd month in the District. Kids are back at school, and Halloween is right around the corner, but summer often refuses to relinquish its grip on the region. One of my favorite annual traditions during this time of seasonal transition is attending the H Street Festival. It’s one day a year when the local businesses really strut their stuff for both locals and visitors to our little corridor. Are You Ready? It’s time again for the H Street Festival, an annual... >>more