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March 14th, 2017

DC’s Latest Plans to Rehab Historic Anacostia Homes

Dispersed throughout the Anacostia Historic District are idle and orphaned homes whose custody is being fought over between two branches of the city’s government.

Two Serious New Features on Race Relations, Plus a Cartoon Figure for Leavening

At the Movies

‘A United Kingdom’

A surprise hit of the movie season has been “Hidden Figures,” a modestly budgeted but uplifting picture that tells a 1960s true story of a victory over racial repression whose actual background few knew about. Now, on its heels, comes a modestly budgeted yet uplifting movie that tells a 1940s true story of a victory over racism which almost nobody knows about. The new release is the moving “A United Kingdom” (Rated PG-13 and running 111 minutes, the film is now in DC area theaters.)

Hill resident Mike Canning has written on movies for the Hill Rag since 1993 and is a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association. He is the author of “Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, DC.” His reviews and writings on film can be found online at www.mikesflix.com.

Neighbors Fight Latest Parkside Plans

ANC 7D, Civic Association Worry About Traffic, Grocery

Neighbors of the Parkside development in Ward 7 remain frustrated at the lack of attention developer CityInterests has paid to retail, parking and the current residents of the community. With an already difficult transportation situation and limited access to transportation resources, the influx of potentially 400 new residential units with residents by 2020 (factoring in Parkside’s other developments) has many longtime neighbors worried.

Joselito Casa de Comidas: A New Neighborhood Spot Doesn’t Disappoint

At the new tapas restaurant, nods to tradition, winks to modernity
Photograph By
Andrew Lightman

I need to confess something up front: I love tapas. I love Spanish food. I am biased toward the cuisine. I took a trip to Madrid last summer and fell in love with the Mercado de San Miguel, a bustling food market replete with all the best things you’d expect – huge glass carafes of sangria, a hundred different kinds of olives, some stuffed with roasted red peppers or cheeses, a calamarescounter, varieties of steaming paella, a sherry bar, hefty legs of jamon Iberico affixed across an entire wall. Basically it’s a little piece of what my personal heaven would look like.

March 13th

How to Prepare for the Forecasted DC Winter Storm

If You See Someone in Need Outside, Call 3-1-1 or Shelter Hotline

DC could see between two and 13 inches of snow Monday into Tuesday. Though an unusually warm February seemed to indicate a light snow year for the District, weather forecasters have predicted a storm will hit the city starting around 5 p.m. with rain. It will later transition to snow as the temperatures drop to the low 30s overnight.

Depeche Art - March 2017

East City Art’s Mid-City Gallery Exhibitions and News

EMULSION 2017 Winners Announced

EMULSION 2017 is an annual open call to artists who live in the Washington-Baltimore region, culminating in a juried competition and exhibition. On March 3, opening night, the following first-, second-, and third-place winners of EMULSION 2017, selected by Juror Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, were announced:

Michael West of Potomac, Md., received first place and a $2,000 prize.

Erin Graham of Washington, DC, received second place and a $1,000 prize.

Ellyn Weiss of Washington, DC, received third place and a $500 prize.

Phil Hutinet is the publisher of East City Art, dedicated to DC’s visual arts.  For more information visit www.eastcityart.com.

Real Estate Matters

Cash or No, It’s Time to Buy

When it comes to purchasing a home, you’ve got a number of things to consider – your cash on hand, access to credit, current interest rates (lock in before they go up), your five-year plan, and access to assistance programs if you need them.

Heather Schoell is a Capitol Hill REALTOR with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty and can be reached at heathersdc@gmail.com, at the office at 202-608-1880, or by cell at 202-321-0874.

Cheering Public Servants

“That’s me!” yelped Officer David Naples. The occasion was the 18th Annual Police Valentine Tribute. They and other police officers at the First District Sub-station in SE were hooting and laughing at hearing their names in a song in their honor. The tribute is a favorite tradition of 1D1 officers. Each February, members of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church and Ebenezer United Methodist Church join with other community leaders to thank their neighborhood police for dedicated service to the community.