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Capitol Hill Community

09/18/2014 - 8:40am
Thinking ahead about a holiday gift for that certain someone who merits something really special? Look no further. Crafty Bastards (http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/craftybastards) at Union Market (1309 5th Street NE) has you covered, whether you... >>more
09/15/2014 - 9:38am
A few weeks ago, Tony Puesan, the owner of HR-57 (http://hr57.org, 1007 H Street NE), shared with me that he was closing his establishment to pursue a larger space in NW DC.  The performances on the weekend of August 9th were the last held at... >>more
09/12/2014 - 9:31am
Residents have speculated, and circulated many a rumor about the building since the eviction of the methadone clinic at 910 Bladensburg Road NE five years ago.  For a while there were whispers that the space might become a sports bar, or... >>more
09/10/2014 - 5:24pm
September means festival season is in full swing here in DC, and it is time again for our own H Street Festival. Did you know the H Street Festival is the largest neighborhood-based festival in the District? Last year it drew over 100,000 visitors... >>more
09/04/2014 - 10:21am
VIDA Fitness is scheduled to open its sixth gym in DC this month at the Yards on 4th Street SE, south of Capitol Hill and east of Nationals Park. VIDA’s latest facility will have many of the features of the other gyms but it will also offer... >>more
09/04/2014 - 9:21am
It was a calamitous day for Mary Turner: she had fallen in her house, fracturing six bones in her spinal column. After a struggle, she got a neighbor to call 911 and made it to a hospital. Luckily for Mary, she also had Capitol Hill Village (CHV), a... >>more
09/01/2014 - 12:12pm
As we ease out of summer into the fall months it is worth celebrating the success of the parks in the Capitol Riverfront, as well as noting the ongoing changes in the neighborhood as we continue to grow. Yards Park, Diamond Teague Park & Piers,... >>more
09/01/2014 - 10:42am
After more than four years of dealing with DC government bureaucracy and fundraising, construction finally began at the end of June at the library park at 3rd and I streets, SW, which marks the start of phase one of the Southwest Playground Project... >>more
09/01/2014 - 10:12am
Dawn Clemens’ IPhone usually begins buzzing around 6 a.m., when Dawn is at the gym getting in a workout before her day at school opens. The principal of the Capitol Hill Cluster School, now entering her fourth year as leader, uses text and... >>more
09/01/2014 - 9:42am
It's hot enough to grill a burger on the sidewalk this mid-week, mid-afternoon in August.  By moonrise the sidewalk cafe at Mr. Henry's will fill with burgers and fries and nachos, beers and margaritas. Right now the patio is abandoned... >>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