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05/26/2017 - 10:12am
There’s a flash of beak and a flick of the wing at Hill Center where third grade students at Brent Elementary School (301 North Carolina Ave. SE) have created a delightful aviary on the walls of the Young Artists Gallery. The project, a collaboration of art teacher, Sara Gibson, and science teacher, Mike Mangiaracina, is an extension of the school’s eight-year relationship with Bridging the Americas, a program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird... >>more
05/26/2017 - 9:37am
Serve Your City (SYC), a Capitol Hill-based nonprofit organization and its George Washington University student chapter, Serve Your City-GWU, recently hosted 12 youth from Eastern High School on a tour of the campus. For many of the youth it was the first opportunity to spend time on a college campus. After a welcome by leaders from the GWU Center for Student Engagement and the Multicultural Student Services Center, the Eastern visitors met students from GWU’s First Generation College... >>more
05/25/2017 - 9:12am
Spring can be an elusive and short-lived season in the District. It is undeniably a time of fresh growth, but also a time of metamorphosis and rebirth. Along the H Street NE Corridor new restaurants sprout and bloom, a local pet business prunes the branch of its retail operations to redirect vigorous growth into providing services, and a holiday tradition with echoes of a fertility festival finds a home. Metro Mutts Closing Shop to Expand Pet Service Offerings Metro Mutts(http://metromuttsdc.... >>more
05/25/2017 - 9:12am
Three dozen organizations participated in the Capitol Hill Volunteer Fair held at the Hill Center on April 29. While some focus their work solely on Capitol Hill, others have broader coverage, often for the greater DC area, while also serving Capitol Hill’s population. One of these organizations is A Wider Circle, a nonprofit founded in 2001 by Dr. Mark Bergel that focuses on helping low-income households, especially with donated furniture. In its first year of operations A Wider Circle... >>more
05/24/2017 - 10:12am
For many retirees, the idea of setting your own schedule, chances to take longer travel vacations, and pursuing long-lost dreams is exhilarating. The Robert Browning quotation, “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be,” becomes a retiree’s rallying cry. Staying fit, smart, witty, and wise seems to be the key to aging successfully. Capitol Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods are becoming a retirement destination both for long-time residents and for retirees from the broader... >>more
05/24/2017 - 9:12am
As we prepare our land and plan our gardens, we often rip up everything we see. “Everything that grows must go!” used to be my motto until I learned about edible weeds. We can spare our backs, pharmacists, and pocketbooks by learning how to identify and use the plants that are already growing in our yard. Clover, burdock, and plantains (not the banana, but that is good too) are common edibles with medicinal qualities. Walking throughout Deanwood and the greater east of the river... >>more
05/24/2017 - 9:01am
There are several ways to be pained in health. One is the physical pain that could land you in a hospital. Another pain could be the road to recovery. Yet another is the pain of finding reputable, dependable providers that will take care of your needs without emotionally and financially draining you. When healthcare transitions from the hospital to the home, new challenges present themselves. Who will come to your home to care for your loved one? How do you select a provider? Who will pay for... >>more
05/23/2017 - 10:12am
On a slow and quiet Sunday morning in the heart of Anacostia, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. echo and ricochet up and down the avenue bearing his name. His powerful voice of protest, with its rhythmic cadence, emanates from the speakers of the independent station at 1918 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. WeAct Radio celebrated its fifth anniversary this past month. With five years of continuous operation and recent recognition from local media, Kymone Freeman’s brainchild can no... >>more
05/23/2017 - 9:12am
Scott, Ndegeocello, Chestnut Head May Jazz Jams April showers have given way to May flowers, and jazz is blooming this month with a swinging variety of artists. Saxophonist Herb Scott, founder of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, leads a group on May 12 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Vocalist and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, the multi-talented, multi-genre performer, presents the concert “Pour Ame Souveraine, A Dedication to Nina Simone” on May 13 at the Crossroads Club at the... >>more
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