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September 24th, 2012

The Wiener 500

Dachshunds Race to the Finish Line in Southwest

The first annual Wiener 500 dachshund race was held this past Saturday. Organized by OnTap Magazine as a benefit for PAWS of Southwest, the community group fighting for a neighborhood dog park, the competition pitted dachshunds of all varieties in a mad dash from one end of Southwest Landing to another. A crowd numbering more than 200 hundred enjoyed the sunshine, sipped beer and cheered the racers on. The event, which raised more than $1,000 for PAWS, is a follow up to last spring’s Chihuahua race.

September 19th

Whither The Flea Market - Updated

As the Hine Development Moves Forward, Future of the Private Arts & Crafts Markets Unresolved

Most visitors hardly give a thought to the complex arrangements that undergird the wonderful weekend arts and crafts market at Eastern Market. However, the development of the Hine School property is fast approaching. Once the fences go up, a significant portion of the space now occupied by weekend vendors will disappear. What is the best strategy to preserve this unique Capitol Hill institution in the interim and long term, many ask.

The Three Flea Markets

September 14th

Volunteer Job Caps Them All

Kathryn’s Work with American Legion Earns Her More Stripes

In her varied path through life, Kathryn Stillman has worn many hats – metaphorically and for real. First as a nursing aid, then in the Air Force, followed by the US Capitol Police, and currently with the US Senate Sergeant at Arms. For the last year she’s sported yet another cap. Her volunteer job gives her the right to a very impressive piece of head-wear. But she doesn’t wear it. Not for any reason other than she still has to order it. She’s so busy carrying out her duties she’s never got round to it.

September 13th

Time Traveling to the Channel Inn

An anniversary in Southwest

Our 24th wedding anniversary promised to be uneventful. Tommy and I are a year shy of a mammoth quarter-century (yikes) celebration, and we have too many years of marriage under our belts to risk the discomfort of camping in the Shenandoah mountains or to splurge on a wildly expensive 18-course dinner featuring microplates of rabbit liver and pheasant eggs. So I asked him for a suggestion. True to form he had one I could not have imagined.

“Let’s spend a night at the Channel Inn.”

September 11th

Zoning Commission Says Yes to Hine

The Commission Votes Preliminary Approval

At its Sept. 10th hearing, The DC Zoning Commission voted (4-0) to give preliminary approval to the Hine School Project’s Planned Unit Development (PUD). Developer Stanton-EastBanch needs approval of the PUD, which would significantly up-zone the site, in order to proceed with its project.

At the hearing, Commission requested additional materials from both Stanton-EastBanc and the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT related to:

September 10th

H Street Playhouse Renamed!

According to a tweet today from Julia Robey Christian, its Managing Director, the H Street Playhouse will be renamed the "Anacostia Playhouse" after its move across the river.

"We wanted to pay homage to the rich history and culture of the neighborhood," said Robey Christian. whose father grew up in Anacostia in Forties.

The Union Market Opens Its Doors