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Nationals Host Toy Drive at the Ballpark TODAY

August 20th, 2014 by Kyra Deblaker-Gebhard · Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast

Photo courtesy Tim Ebner

Photo courtesy Tim Ebner

The Washington Nationals will be hosting their 9th annual toy drive today, Wednesday, August 20 on U.S. Marine Corps Day at the ballpark.

To help support the work of the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve and the Toys for Tots Foundation, fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Center Field Gate, from 4:30 pm until the end of the third inning.

Donated toys will be given to nonprofit organizations and hospitals in the D.C area during the holidays.

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August 20th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill


Photo by jessica on Flickr

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Open House Round Up for 8/17/14

August 17th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill

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 an interesting space at 1001 East Capitol St , open Sunday from 1-4.  It’s a 3-level, 2-bedroom, 2-bath townhouse that is part of an informal 2 unit condo “development” – albeit with separate address, street entry and no association fees!  The entire unit has an airy contemporary feel ; main level is the living room with 2 exposures, high ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, built-ins and an open staircase.  Upper level is the master bedroom and bath with laundry. Lower level is a beautiful eatin kitchen (must see) plus the second bedroom and full bath. Listed at $729k and new on the market!

The rest of the Capitol Hill open houses are posted here.

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Adoptable Pets of the Week: Bagel and Bigfoot

August 15th, 2014 by Melissa Schaffer · Capitol Hill

You may have seen Bagel and Bigfoot during your last visit to Howl To The Chief. These two kittens have been living there since May, but would much prefer a home of their own – and the sooner the better!

Due to some upcoming restructuring of the grooming space, there will be no place for Bagel and Bigfoot to stay. So they are both in urgent need of a foster or forever home (they like each other but don’t have to be placed together).

Both Bagel and Bigfoot are big, friendly cats. Bigfoot is shy at first but warms up. He a beautiful tuxedo with 6 toes!


Bagel is friendly with people, other cats, and enjoys the company of dogs. In fact, she is a little too comfortable with dogs to be a store cat – she will walk right up and rub all over them whether they like it or not!

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To Do List

August 14th, 2014 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill, DC

Courtesy of the DC Dragon Boat Festival

Courtesy of the DC Dragon Boat Festival

We’re in the home stretch guys, and soon your calendars are going to be so packed with fall activities that you’ll barely have a chance to scan the neighborhood for entertainment options.

That’s why we’re here to help, and while the pickings are slim this week, there are few great options to keep you busy.

Feel like joining a team sport that’s not like all the rest? You can do so this Sunday morning. The DC Dragons regularly offer introductory practices for newbies to get a taste of the sport right here on the Anacostia River. If you’re game, you too can join a team of twenty paddlers, who row to the rhythmic beat of the boat’s drummer. The intro practice is at 10:45 a.m. at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. Find out more and register here.

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