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VIDA Fitness Grand Opening

October 22nd, 2014 by Katherine Howard · Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast


VIDA Fitness celebrated its grand opening event Saturday night with a line wrapped around the block. While community members explored the new space, they enjoyed beverages from Blue Jacket and samples from Sweet Green, Takoreon, Nando’s, and Ice Cream Jubilee. The club, located on 4th street in Navy Yard, is a four-in-one stop for wellness and relaxation.

VIDA Fitness Club – No detail was overlooked in the planning and building of this new community resource. Even the bathroom/locker room is gorgeous, boasting over 200 lockers, a sauna and steam room, and modern fixtures and lighting. The gym itself offers many classes (yoga, cycling, conditioning, and more!) in its four studios, in addition to ample space and equipment for individual workouts. Additional amenities include babysitting for young children, free WiFi, and a Fuel Bar stocked with smoothies and snacks.

Aura Spa – Stop in here for a massage, facial, body scrub, or make a whole day of it with a customizable package! The spa at the Yards is full service, and will be a great experience to couple with a workout or to enjoy on its own.

Bang Salon – Offering haircuts, coloring, and keratin treatment, Bang has been voted “Best Hair Salon in DC” and provides services for men, women, and children. Try out Bang’s shampoo, conditioner, and hairspray in the VIDA locker room!

Penthouse Pool and Lounge – Closed currently, but accepting applications for membership, this pool and lounge is guaranteed to transport you from the DC neighborhood you know (and love) and relocate you to an exclusive club. Surrounding the pool are “floating” beds, several lounge chairs and chaises. Large communal fire pits and a cash bar only add to the opportunity for socializing and enjoying a night looking out at our city.


Whether you are looking for an exercise class, a spa day, or a night with friends lounging at the rooftop pool, this place has you covered. Be sure to check out the different membership options and figure out which is right for you.


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#Decision2014: ANC 6D07

October 22nd, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill


In our final contested race, the candidates for 6D07 are:

Josh Hart

Meredith Fascett

TD Stanger

You can see a list of all candidates on our 2014 ANC Elections page.

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#Decision2014: ANC 6C Recap

October 22nd, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill


Live in ANC 6C? Here are all of your candidates. As a reminder, you can see a list of all candidates on our 2014 ANC Elections page.

Astrix (*) indicates incumbent

– Daniele Megan Schiffman*

– Karen J. Wirt*

– Scott Price*

– Mark Eckenwiler*

– Christopher E. Miller, Candidate Statement
– Mark Kazmierczak*, Candidate Statement

– Tony T. Goodman*

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The Hill Gripe – Parking Courtesies

October 22nd, 2014 by Jon Penndorf · Capitol Hill, DC

uploaded from flickr.com, by Elvert Barnes

uploaded from flickr.com, by Elvert Barnes

Capitol Hill is a very dense neighborhood.  A quick look to online sources shows the Lincoln Park area is 70% denser than the average for all of Washington DC.  We are also a walkable neighborhood, with shops, conveniences, and eateries within easy foot-reach.  But let’s face it: there are still necessities that are lacking on the Hill, and for these many of us resort to automobiles.  Whether needed for shopping or a daily commute that’s out of reach by foot or Metro, cars are a necessity for some.  These vehicles need to be parked somewhere and few homes on the Hill have private garages, so street parking is the norm for most of us. However, that zone 6 sticker seems to mean not just parking but also certain liberties about how one parks.

I admit my patience grows thin for folks who cannot seem to figure out how to use street parking in a courteous fashion.  I would not be surprised if we have more cars on the Hill than linear feet of parking available, so that patience gets even thinner when I see perfectly viable parking area go to waste.  I’m hoping it’s simply a lack of mindfulness about the issue and cars aren’t located with contempt for a fellow neighbor, but one never knows.

Let’s review some common Capitol Hill parking foibles and see if we all can’t move toward a more efficient colocation of vehicles. [Read more →]

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THIH Guide to Halloween on the Hill

October 21st, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

This One's Arm is Better Than Campbell's

Photo by María Helena Carey

The cold air is setting in, leaves are turning colors, and pumpkins and gourds are showing up on stoops all around the neighborhood…all of the signs that the best fall celebration is upon us: Halloween! The Hill is one of the best places to celebrate this holiday. Whether or not you have little ones dressing up, there is plenty of fun to be had for ghosts and goblins of all ages. [Read more →]

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