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03/18/2017 - 11:26am
Creeping, crawling, feeding under the covers of night. They move in swiftly, only to retreat soon after to the safety of cracks and crevices. They’re called bed bugs. At least two DC Public Schools (DCPS) buildings have reported incidents of bed bugs in the last two months: Savoy Elementary School (2400 Shannon Place SE) and Miner Elementary School (601 15th St. NE). Savoy closed in early February because of the problem. Miner remains open. These two infestations are part of a much larger... >>more
03/18/2017 - 11:21am
Are you looking for some stress relief? Maybe you would like to incorporate more physical activity into your regimen? At Samurai Training Academy you can reap the benefits of both stress relief and physical activity, getting two birds with one stone. Learning and improving your martial arts skills in karate, jujitsu, and sword can help enhance your physical strength and your mental focus and calmness too. The Samurai Training Academy’s dojo is located in the heart of Capitol Hill on the... >>more
03/17/2017 - 11:12am
Health and Fitness “We were looking for an opportunity to have a health focus in the neighborhood. There are some resources out there, but they’re not together in one place. This is a great opportunity for people with health-focused goals to come together.” Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) President Teri Janine Quinn offered those words to a dozen locals who gathered at Bloomingdale’s Big Bear Cafe at the Feb. 13 inaugural meeting of the Bloomingdale Health and... >>more
03/17/2017 - 10:11am
Honoring Masters Like Melba Liston; Enjoying Women in Jazz “Melba [Liston] had the incredible ability of making musicians sound better through what she wrote for them. That’s the mark of a great arranger,” writes jazz master pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston in his autobiography, “African Rhythms,” written with our own DC Jazz Festival guru Willard Jenkins. “She wrote for Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Gloria Lynne, the Supremes, Bob... >>more
03/16/2017 - 11:24am
What’s for dinner? Sounds like a simple question but it can have some very complicated responses. Cooking meals at home has been proven to lead to healthier eating and calorie control. But what do you do when nutritionally adequate ingredients are scarce and unaffordable? Call your neighborhood dietitian. Hello! My Name Is Charmaine Meet Charmaine Jones, registered dietitian nutritionist. Jones is a native Washingtonian who grew up in the Trinidad section of Northeast. As an undergraduate... >>more
03/16/2017 - 11:15am
Demystifying Artist Open Studios and the Artistic Process Introduced in August 2016, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Resident Gallery Artist program connects the Capitol Hill community with working artists and their process. CHAW is now in its 45th year as an organization with a track record of “building community through the arts.” CHAW’s Resident Gallery Artist program provides a space for experimentation while functioning as an artist incubator that interacts with... >>more
03/16/2017 - 10:39am
In his 32 years of life, Trayon White says he has buried more than 93 people. He’s lived his entire life in DC’s Ward 8, except for the time he spent away at college, and now leads the community as its city councilmember. One of his first initiatives is to start curbing the violence that takes away so many of his residents’ friends and families. “I want to use my position on the Council to empower more people like me on this issue,” he said. On Feb. 7 White... >>more
03/16/2017 - 10:12am
They chase the ambiguities of existence in a boundless zone of suggestion – all possibilities and no answers. Each drawing is his personal exploration, with no attempt to translate it for you. You’re on your own as you search for doubts and dreams in the dangerously seductive intricacies of Ben Tolman drawings. I wrote that seven years ago. Maybe you, like countless others, have found yourself seduced by Ben’s ever evolving, ever-searching exploration of the mysteries of the... >>more
03/15/2017 - 11:12am
Two bluegrass currents cross Capitol Hill this month, and while they might be heading in different directions, both flow from a wellspring of fancy picking and strong songs. The band FY5, which plays the Hill Center on March 9, is billed as “new school Americana.” The five players in the group are firmly grounded in bluegrass ways, but most of their songs are new and are as likely to be mid-tempo as pedal-to-the-metal fast. “We definitely cut our teeth on traditional bluegrass... >>more
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