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06/26/2014 - 1:02pm
The splash pools at Yards Park are open again. They are now animated with water and available for fun in the sun!  After flooding in the pump room in Yards Park in late April,  all seven pump motors that run the various water features had... >>more
07/09/2014 - 9:49am
PN Hoffman (PNH), a developer of urban mixed-use properties and communities across the Washington Metropolitan Area, plans to redevelop the St Augustine’s Church site in Southwest next to The Wharf project providing a new church facing Maine... >>more

East of the River

07/09/2014 - 12:02pm
Songbirds highlight July events This July brings us a vocalists harvest with Integriti Reeves, Emy Tseng, Alison Crockett, Akua Allrich, Sharon Clark and Lori Williams highlighting the month’s performances. Reeves, a hit during the Washington... >>more
07/09/2014 - 11:25am
On June 6, the Smithsonian Castle was transformed into a dance hall.  As visitors entered, they enjoyed music from the 3rd Generation Band, a group that played until  recently at the now-closed Channel Inn Engine Room. At 7:10 p.m.,... >>more
07/09/2014 - 10:52am
Before last summer, Courtney Davis’ backyard, adjacent to an alley just off Good Hope looked like any other. But if you know Courtney Davis, you know that there is a lot more zest in her approach to life than her backyard would have suggested... >>more
07/09/2014 - 9:24am
I arrived at the contemporary Anacostia home to cook with two sisters, April and Alexis Goggans, and Jade, April’s sixteen year old daughter. Looking at the three is like peering into three subtle shifts of a kaleidoscope. April is a steady... >>more
07/08/2014 - 9:54am
Over the last two school years, Simon Elementary School, located on Mississippi Avenue, has  celebrated both student and staff achievements. For instance, kindergarten teacher Kathy Hollowell-Makle was honored twice, as DC Public Schools (DCPS... >>more
07/07/2014 - 10:43am
“I’ve done some bad things in my lifetime. I’ve hurt some people. In between my three marriages, I was very promiscuous. But I’ve also learned a lot from those experiences. Now, by the grace of God, I know better.”... >>more
07/07/2014 - 9:52am
South Capitol Street, below 295, hasn’t seen much new construction in decades. It is lined with blocks and blocks of apartment buildings and businesses that date back to the late 1950s. So it would be hard to miss the shiny new four-story... >>more
07/05/2014 - 11:09am
On June 13, Mayor Vincent Gray spoke to the crowd gathering at the Turkey Thicket Recreational Center. His speech, “A Salute to Fatherhood,” is fitting since Father's Day was two days away. “Part of being a successful parent is... >>more

Midcity DC

07/08/2014 - 11:39am
I arrived to VIDA Fitness U Street on a beaming, but temperate Saturday morning, and went straight up to the Penthouse Pool Club. The deck is chic, and at that time of day, serene. There’s a large bar, plush Astroturf, red zebra-print cabanas... >>more
07/08/2014 - 10:12am
To me, the crush of summer brings out more than Havaianas flip flops and Paparazzi visors. I find that dressing for the notorious DC humidity means having an active Uber car service account and a knack for glamorizing cotton basics for the Hotel... >>more
07/08/2014 - 9:19am
Is Brookland the New Shaw? DC has now officially added another neighborhood to the growing roster of dining hot spots I can’t keep up with. Thanks God for friends moving to Brookland and the World Cup offering plenty of excuses to eat out on... >>more
07/06/2014 - 11:51am
In June, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington recognized Bloomingdale restaurant The Red Hen with two prestigious RAMMY Awards, giving the dining establishment the New Restaurant of the Year title and honoring chef Michael Friedman... >>more
07/06/2014 - 10:32am
Ribbon-Cutting Marathon Hits Shaw On June 2, Mayor Vincent Gray, surrounded by a TV camera crews, journalists, senior city officials, District Councilmembers and members of the Shaw community, led a ribbon-cutting marathon to formally open seven new... >>more
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