East of the River

East of the River

07/04/2015 - 10:42am
Woodland Terrace Peace Garden, launched on May 30, is growing a wide range of seeds: chocolate mint and self-sufficiency … tomatoes, watermelons, and healing … lavender and food awareness … curiosity. “We decided to start... >>more
07/04/2015 - 10:12am
When I was a child I read about the pilgrims but I never thought I would become one. There comes a point in a person’s life when one either continues to lip-sync or composes one’s own melody. A few months ago I departed from an old world... >>more
07/04/2015 - 9:42am
Many of the people who work in the District serving us food, stocking store shelves and sweeping floors suffer from uneven weekly hours and unpredictable schedules that can change on a moment’s notice. The scheduling practices of retail stores... >>more
07/04/2015 - 9:10am
“Keep your friend close, but your enemies closer,” Marion Barry, the now deceased Ward 8 DC council member and ‘Mayor-for-Life’ advised. Barry often went out of his way to cultivate people or organizations who wouldn’t... >>more
07/01/2015 - 12:45pm
Starting July 1, all employees working at least 50 percent of the time in the District of Columbia, regardless of where they live, have a right to an hourly wage of $10.50. For tipped workers earning a base rate of $2.77 per hour, employers are... >>more
07/01/2015 - 12:00am
Showtime Tuesdays at THEARC, for ages 4-9, are July 7-Aug. 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Here's the schedule: July 7, Planes: Fire & Rescue; July 14, Dolphin Tale 2; July 21, Mr. Peabody & Sherman; July 28, Rio 2; Aug. 4, Penguins of Madagascar;... >>more
06/27/2015 - 12:00am
Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly four-out-of-ten (39%) of all U.S. traffic deaths are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers, free cab rides will be offered to would-be... >>more
06/09/2015 - 11:42am
DC Jazz Festival Sparkles East of the River The DC Jazz Festival is presenting its 11th year of jamming sounds all over the city, June 10-16, with many topnotch performances featured in the East of the River JAZZFest “festival within a... >>more
06/09/2015 - 11:12am
David Nicholson’s Flying Home features cinematic storytelling, rich in lyrical, descriptive language and filled with authentic African- American characters. This debut fiction collection by a former editor of The Washington Post Book World... >>more
06/09/2015 - 10:41am
Almost a dozen youth from the DC metro area made their harmonious debut, May 4 and 5, at the Lincoln Theater as founding members of the GenOUT Chorus. United by their interest in music, these nine young people also share the commonality of... >>more
06/09/2015 - 10:12am
The Anacostia Arts Center is fast becoming the hotspot for a number of things east of the river. Visual art. Theater. Couture. Food. Fitness. Now they are adding therapy to the list. Better Backs Athletic and Physical Therapy has just opened its... >>more
06/09/2015 - 9:12am
While my father was alive I never had a conversation of any length with him. Our love was maintained by my fetching the newspaper for him so he could check the television schedule. Watching television was my father’s major form of relaxation.... >>more
06/08/2015 - 11:12am
Ward 8 DC Councilmember LaRuby May (D), only one week into her tenure as a new legislator, jumped into discussions about the city’s $12 billion fiscal 2016 budget, raising concerns about the insufficiency of transportation spending. She pushed... >>more
06/08/2015 - 10:55am
A Second Home  About twice a week, Ed Potillo visits the Starbucks on Pennsylvania Ave. and 3rd St. SE. He’s not a Capitol Hill staffer, but it’s the closest of the coffee franchise’s locations to his office at the National... >>more
06/08/2015 - 10:42am
In an ideal world, everyone who wanted a job would find one, and it would pay enough to make ends meet – and maybe even enough for a child’s piano lessons and to take an occasional weekend trip to the beach. There was a time in the U.S... >>more