Capitol Hill Community

Capitol Hill Community

08/29/2014 - 12:00am
On September 16, at 6 p.m. in Canal Park at Canal and L Streets, SE, the Capitol Riverfront community and nearby DC neighbors will mark the one-year anniversary of the tragic Navy Yard shooting at Canal Park. This memorial service will include... >>more
08/06/2014 - 11:00am
As a child, I was a voracious reader. One of my favorite books was “All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the book, it follows the adventures of a veterinarian in rural England in the... >>more
08/06/2014 - 10:25am
Eastern Market is overflowing  with locally grown peaches, tomatoes, green beans and squash of every imaginable shape and color.  If only we could pack away some of these goods for those dark days of January and February, I kept thinking.... >>more
08/06/2014 - 9:12am
Twenty Hill children and parents spent a week this summer learning how to prepare simple healthful meals using whole fresh foods. They created ethnic dishes, cooked with foods from different countries and learned about the countries where the foods... >>more
08/04/2014 - 11:12am
Westminster Seeks Developer Partner In mid-July, Westminster Presbyterian Church released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to find a partner to redevelop its property at 400 I Street, SW. The church property is a rectangular parcel just under two... >>more
08/04/2014 - 10:49am
A moonless night, a potholed alley, a low rustle in the air --since way before Dickens this classic brew has been a reliable set up for fictional plots. For Barracks Row Main Street some very real, after-dark action in one particular alley has held... >>more
08/04/2014 - 10:12am
There was champagne and plump strawberries dipped in chocolate, baklava coiled like escargot and topped with crumbled pistachio. The bartenders were busy at the tables set under the trees. The sun shone brilliantly on a polished crowd. Diana... >>more
08/04/2014 - 9:45am
The past month saw the opening of several new businesses along the H Street NE Corridor, with the promise of more to come. Even as the Corridor matures, it continues to be a great place to live, work, or play for our diverse community. Sticky... >>more
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