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06/19/2017 - 9:17am
Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts as many Hill homes are their entries. Some have grand, long walkways like the homes on East Capitol St. and Massachusetts Avenue. Some are secret enclaves, little pockets, all are enchanting. 12th St NE. #1 The alliums that were planted here are a demonstration of restraint. In the large bed in the front of the home the only plants are allium’s--... >>more
06/17/2017 - 10:12am
Capitol Hill is a neighborhood built with brick.  Almost every street is lined with colorful row homes built about 100 years ago.  Though most brick row homes look similar, these buildings were designed and constructed by various builders and architects and there are unique differences between the buildings. Almost all the bricks you see in Capitol Hill row homes were actually created locally.  Because masonry is composed of simple material-- sand and clay--bricks can be produced... >>more
06/17/2017 - 10:12am
From its headquarters at the corner of Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, in the heart of Anacostia’s historic downtown, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) emanates public policy decisions that will unquestionably have a transformative impact on the neighborhood’s near and long-term future. Now into its eighth calendar year of ownership of the “Big K” lot on the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, DHCD has weathered changes... >>more
06/16/2017 - 10:03am
There’s no lack of choice when it comes to exercising on the Hill. Big box gyms offer variety, but can be intimidating. Small boutique studios offer comfort and intimacy, but your exercise routine may be limited by the lack of class choices. Two new fitness studios have created very different ways to work out, yet have designed programs similar in concept – work hard at your own unique pace, be safe and have fun. They focus on variety, intensity and individual coaching within a... >>more
06/16/2017 - 9:16am
Mount Vernon Triangle CID Hosts Annual Meeting The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (CID) hosted its annual meeting over breakfast at Ottoman Taverna, the traditional Turkish restaurant that opened last year at Fourth and I streets NW. The event brings together neighbors, business owners, and official figures of the neighborhood to discuss the progress made and the upcoming plans for the Triangle. In his opening remarks, CID President and CEO Kenyattah Robinson invoked a... >>more
06/15/2017 - 9:11am
I've been pretty overwhelmed with grief, the past month, over the two-year memorial of the passing of our sister-in-arms Charnice Milton. She was not my blood, but she was my kinfolk. She was my fellow journalist. At times overcome with emotion, I've called Rev. Oliver “OJ” Johnson, my dear and longtime friend. His comforting words for me and all those grieving are to remember that Milton served God and was able to live and follow her dream in becoming a journalist. By the... >>more
06/14/2017 - 10:23am
Be careful. Don’t look at it for too long or you’ll be a captive of its seemingly innocent charm. Resist its enchantment or you’ll be its prisoner, interwoven in a mystery of implications.  Suzanne Vigil’s pure artistry, her mastery of drawing and color, is by itself enough to pull you into the vortex with all its sly suggestions…but the endless possibilities of meaning will keep you there, even after you turn away. Suzanne achieves color brilliance and... >>more
06/14/2017 - 10:14am
Carter G. Woodson Home Tours Start The National Park Service has finally opened the Carter G. Woodson Home, the residence and office of the father of African-American History at 1538 Ninth St. NW, for regular tours. Starting May 27, interpretive tours will be given every Saturday and Sunday, six times a day. Each tour, which covers the first, second, and third floors of the house, lasts about 30 minutes and is limited to 10 people. Reservations, although not required, can be made a day in... >>more
06/14/2017 - 9:12am
Churchill As one of the singular personages of the 20th Century, Winston Churchill—especially after his death in 1965—has been appropriately featured in popular entertainment.  As master politician and statesman, as noted orator and author, as wartime hero and worldly sage—as a generally outsized figure--Winnie was a natural to be depicted in film and television shows on British history. A number of the greats of English acting have recently portrayed Churchill, such as... >>more
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