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Lost Capitol Hill: John Collet

September 22nd, 2014 by Robert Pohl · Capitol Hill

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Four weeks ago, I led a tour through the Navy Yard neighborhood, a tour in which I attempted to recreate what it looked like 200 years earlier, just before the British came through. One of the stops was the old brewery that had been built in an abandoned sugar refinery. I noticed at the time that the owner, one John Collet, had lived only a short while after the burning of Washington. And, as it turned out, I was not the only one to notice, and so, yesterday, a few of us gathered at Collet’s final resting place in Congressional Cemetery to pay our respects on the 200th anniversary of his death.

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Open House Round Up for 9/21/14

September 21st, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill North, Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast

Guest contributor Dare Johnson Wenzler is a Capitol Hill resident, Realtor and co-owner of First Vine Wine Imports + Sales. This post also appears on her blog Real Estate On (and off!) the Hill.

There’s a beautiful house on the Hill that fuses perfect original historic details with stunning modern top-of-the-line finishes.  447 12th St NE has soaring ceilings & huge windows that let the light pour in. Gas fireplace, original pocket doors & gleaming hardwood floors add warmth. It also boasts three bedrooms, 3.5 custom baths and a fabulous Chef’s kitchen. Bonus spaces include a finished lower level and stylish rear garden.  Open Sunday, September 21st from 1:30-4 pm, and is listed at $949,900.

In other open house news, 684 4th St NE (listed at $617k) will be open Sunday from 2-4 … a perfect jewel of a Capitol Hill home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a huge rear patio.  Walk to Union Station and the new Whole Foods (planned open 2016)

The rest of the Capitol Hill houses are posted here.

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One-person Show ‘Molly’ Stuns at The Atlas

September 19th, 2014 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill, DC, H Street

courtesy of Scena Theatre

courtesy of Scena Theatre

Capitol Hill theater comes in all shapes and sizes, and the premiere of Scena Theatre’s Molly at the Atlas Center for the Performing Arts is both a surprise and stunner as it shows the power of a single actor taking the stage.

The play runs through Sunday and if you’re in the mood for intensity, catch one of their last shows.

This one-woman drama stars Danielle Davy as the heroine of playwright George O’Brien’s haunting drama about the mistress of Irish playwright J.M. Synge. The body of work often focuses on political issues and a Dublin riot broke out after one of the plays, which dramatized the lives of Roman Catholics in rural Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Tigger

September 19th, 2014 by Melissa Schaffer · Capitol Hill

Small, dark, and handsome. Enjoys long walks in the moonlight and loves to cuddle.

Sound like your ideal man? Meet Tigger!


Tigger is a 2-3 year old, 15 lb Chihuahua mix. He loves all people and is great with kids. Tigger is cat friendly and tolerates dogs, but he’d prefer to be the only dog in his new home so he gets all of the attention. He can do a number of tricks like sit, stay, down, paw, and he even knows how to dance! Tigger is house trained and crate trained and is generally a laid back guy. He likes to be held and sit in your lap.

Tigger is available for adoption through Capitol Canines Animal Rescue. Check out their website to learn more about him and fill out an adoption application.

You can meet Tigger and some of his CCAR pals tomorrow, Saturday, September 20 from 11am-1pm at Metro Mutts, 407 8th St SE.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: 2014 H Street Festival Edition

September 18th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill, H Street

Art Cars at the 2013 H Street Festival.  Photo credit: Phil Hutinet.

Art Cars at the 2013 H Street Festival. Photo credit: Phil Hutinet.

Thursday, September 18

Pleasant Plans Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Essentially Qualified by Paull Shortt exhibits the phenomenon many new graduates go through – having the qualifications for a position but not the required experience necessary to get the job. This exhibit will have both sculpture and performance pieces related to post-graduate life. For more details, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue, NW.

Independent Pictures – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The photography exhibit by Michael O. Snyder explores the connection between human and non-human forms. Snyder uses a “double exposure technique to blend the human body with natural forms.” For more information and to RSVP, click here.

The event is at Josephine Butler Parks Center located at 2437 15th Street, NW. [Read more →]

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