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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Koa the Explorer

July 25th, 2014 by Melissa Schaffer · Capitol Hill

Koa doesn’t understand why he’s been waiting such a long time for a home of his own.
Koa is a 63-pound, three-year-old chocolate lab mix looking for a home through City Dogs Rescue.

Koa is a 63-pound, 3 year old chocolate lab mix looking for a home through City Dogs Rescue.

Luckily, he’s had a loving foster mom to take care of him in the meantime. Hill resident Rebecca Mondics saw a photo of Koa on Facebook and immediately knew she had to help save him.

Rebecca says, “I’ve loved helping Koa transition from his old life to his new one. He was very skinny at first. He had parasites and showed high anxiety around other dogs. Now his health issues are resolved, and he shows much less anxiety. He loves to explore, and he loves cats, although not in a way that is fun for cats.”
Koa with his best friend, Miles

Koa with his best friend, Miles

Koa continues to make friends with other members of the animal kingdom. Rebecca takes him along to the barn where she rides horses. She says, “It was pretty clear when Koa first met a horse that he had no idea what it was or how to act. At first he would bark and run in big excited circles around the horses. Eventually he calms down and even gives them kisses on their noses when he gets close enough.”


“Koa is a very loving and affectionate dog, Rebecca says. “He is amazingly smart and adorable. He is willing to try anything if he trusts you.” Does Koa sound like the perfect companion for you? Meet him and other adoptable dogs from City Dogs Rescue this Sunday, July 27 from 12pm to 3pm at Metro Mutts, 407 8th Street SE.

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To Do

July 24th, 2014 by Jen DeMayo · Capitol Hill

Learn about wide world of beer tasting at the Hill center Saturday.

Learn about wide world of beer tasting at the Hill center Saturday.

Need plans for the weekend? I’ve got you covered. And when in doubt, there is FRINGE. Final weekend folks!

Tonight Cool chick Mary Timony’s band EX HEX plays at the Rock and Roll Hotel tonight with Hospitality. Tickets are $13 and the doors open at 7pm.

Friday and Saturday you can catch Hamlet performed by the company from England’s Globe Theatre at our very own Folger Theatre.. Two days only so get your tickets asap.

Saturday H Street Main Street is celebrating the eventual launch of the streetcar with free pedi cab rides along the route. I guess that makes sense?  Several new businesses along the corridor will be celebrating with offical grand openings so it is a good time to check out one of the new spaces  Art By The Glazz, 407 H Street;  Halftime Sports Bar, 1427 H Street;  H Street Organic Market, 806 H Street; Island Dyes, 331 H Street; Micho’s Lebanese Grill , 500 H Street; Po Boy Jim, 709 H Street; The Pursuit – Wine Bar & Grill , 1421 H Street.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Art of Sound, Handwriting and Conversation Edition

July 24th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill

Thursday, July 24

Washington Project for the Arts – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This Thursday, WPA presents the sixth installment of the Lobby Project with the work of artist Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. The exhibition features 280 prints created solely on an iPad examining the role technology and social media play in the arts. For more information about the artist and the exhibit, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE.

Transformer and Artisphere – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Transformer and Artisphere present the culmination of sounds created during the three months of the Exercises For Emerging Artists program, which focused on artists working with sound art. E11: Coda is the final movement in this process and will be on display for three weeks at Artisphere’s Terrace Gallery. To read more about this exhibition, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. [Read more →]

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Free Pedicab Rides on H Street this Saturday

July 22nd, 2014 by Tim Ebner · Capitol Hill, H Street


Photo courtesy Twitter user @capitolhilldc

Progress may be inching along on the H Street streetcar project (the latest report from WAMU says the train line could be ready by November) but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a leisurely ride down H Street.

This Saturday H Street Main Street along with a group of H Street businesses are teaming up to offer free pedicab rides down the block.  They’re calling it the “Streetcar Stroll and Roll.” The free bike rides start at Union Station (on the H Street, NE side) and run down the corridor, all the way to Maryland Ave, NE. [Read more →]

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Hill Buzz

July 22nd, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

The President's Own

Photo by Mark Andre on Flickr

  • ANC 6B Commissioner Phil Peisch posted that organizers are seeking volunteers for a Ward 6 safety festival.
  • JDLand reported that the next CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel meeting is on July 31, and shared a new video from DDOT on how the project will impact the neighborhood.
  • District Source looked at how Ditto Residential is using fundrise for financing a project on H Street NE.
  • PoPville shared the news that District Doughnut got their C of O and will be able to open as soon as they get their health inspection. In related news, my diet is doomed.
  • Eater DC reported that a new oyster and wine bar is coming to Yards Park.
  • The Washington Post reported on the history and future of a pre-Civil War shotgun house on Capitol Hill.
  • Frozen Tropics shared that the Rock and Roll Hotel will be hosting its first burlesque show: Sizzlin’ Hot Burlesque.
  • ANC 6B Commissioner Brian Flahaven posted a recap of the July ANC meeting.
  • JDLand and Washington Business Journal reported on the new apartments coming to New Jersey Avenue and I Streets SE.

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