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Hill’s Eye View: Join Her in the Pool

August 27th, 2014 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill

by Caroline Angelo on Flickr

by Caroline Angelo on Flickr

There’s a new girl in town at Eastern Market. Look what’s turned up on the exterior of Rumsey Aquatic Center: Aniekan Udofia, called one of D.C.’s best-known muralists, painted this beauty. We have MuralsDC, the DC’s Department of Public Works, the DC Commission on the Arts and the Humanities and Words Beats & Life Inc to thank for this aquatic inspiration.

Have a good vignette of life on the Hill? Share it on our Flickr pool!

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Hill Buzz

August 26th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

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Photo by J Sonderman on Flickr

  • ANC 6B Commissioner Brian Flahaven is urging residents to ask Mayor Gray to halt the reopening of the Southeast Freeway between Barney Circle and 11th Street.
  • JDLand shared the latest rendering of the Capitol Quarter Community Building.
  • Housing Complex reminded us that the comment period for the revisions to the Visitor Parking Pass Program is underway.
  • ANC 6B Commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg shared the revised plans for the proposed condos at 11th and I Streets, SE.
  • Young & Hungry shared a sneak peek of DC Harvest, a new restaurant planned for H Street, NE.

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Lost Capitol Hill: The Burning of Washington

August 25th, 2014 by Robert Pohl · Capitol Hill

bwtnYesterday marked the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington by the British during the War of 1812. Commemorations of the event occurred across the region, with Bladensburg leading the way. Closer to home, there were numerous celebrations. These celebrations included a tour of the Navy Yard neighborhood that attempted to reconstruct what this area looked like when the British showed up. As I was leading this particular event, I have no pictures of it. However, two celebrations on Sunday did not evade my camera, and the results thereof follow.

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Open House Round Up for 8/24/14

August 24th, 2014 by Guest Author · DC

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.

Interested in “Location, Location, Location,” as they say? Well then how does this address grab you: 114 5th  St SE ? This house is within walking distance to two metros, cafes, restaurants, the US Capitol, Eastern Market and all the best Capitol Hill has to offer.

Listed at $799,500, it has 2 bedrooms and one bath upstairs and an English basement in-law suite with full bath below.  The updated kitchen, separate dining room and living room are all on the main floor.  A good-sized back yard, fireplace and refinished floors throughout complete the picture.  Open Sunday, August 24th, from 1-3 pm.

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

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To Do

August 21st, 2014 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill

fleelThings really do sloooooooow down across much of the world at the end of August, and Capitol Hill is no different. But, on Capitol Hill you can still run with the dead, catch art films and see rising stars in the theater world.

The must-do activity of the weekend is definitely the Flee the British 5K on Sunday at Congressional Cemetery, starting at 8 a.m. The historic 5K commemorates the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington and will take runners amongst the graves of many key players of the War of 1812. There’s a 2k run for kids just after the 5k starts. Registration is $40 for the 5k and $10 for kids.

The Hill Center, together with DC Public Library, hosts an ongoing silent film series on Thursday night at 7 p.m. This week they’ll be showing “All Night” with Rudolph Valentino. It’s a racy plot: a married society couple persuade an unmarried pair to take their places at a party while they pretend to be the servants.

The concert at The Yards on Friday night features Cazhmiere, a variety party band. Make sure you’re early to grab a good spot on the lawn. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m..

Have the kids in your charge Saturday morning? Get $6 tickets to a cartoon that will keep your attention as well as theirs — and scores you free coffee!– at the Angelika Popup at Union Market. There’s a viewing of “My Neighbor Totoro” at 11 a.m. One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, “My Neighbor Totoro” is a deceptively simple tale of two girls who move to a new house in the countryside.

If you feel like attending a live show, you’ve got lots of choices at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The theatre has already opened two plays this month, and the third, “Molly”, opens Saturday at 3 p.m. The play, by Georgetown Professor Emeritus George O’Brien, explores the revelations of the young mistress of J.M. Synge — esteemed playwright of the Irish Literary Renaissance. See the schedule for “Molly” as well as “Shining City” and “She Kills Monsters” here.

Happy weekend, all!

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