05 Dec 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: Mary Ann Hall, Revisited

One of the more… ahem, colorful people inhumed at Congressional Cemetery is Miss Mary Ann Hall, a noted Madam. I wrote about about her in my scandal book. Recently, I was contacted about a Mary Ann Hall who apparently ran a house of ill repute in New York in 1866, with the question as to […]

01 Dec 2016

Capitol Hill:

2016 Brickie Winners Announced: Celebrate Them Tonight at The Apollo

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Brickie Awards! We could not be more in agreement with the honoree for Best Neighbor: Nicky Cymrot is a long-time Hill resident who has made a tremendous impact on our community through her constant service. She is President of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, President Emeritus of the Hill […]

28 Nov 2016


REMINDER: Community Meeting TONIGHT, 11/28

Are you concerned about the two recent shootings in broad daylight in Hill East and the most recent one at Potomac Gardens, where a 16-year old girl lost her life? Today, Monday, November 28th, please plan on attending a meeting starting at 7:30pm at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Ave, SE. Organizer and ANC commissioner Denise Krepp is […]

28 Nov 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: Robert Fulton at the Washington Navy Yard

While researching Samuel Colt’s experiments with mines at the Washington Navy Yard, I came across the statement that “Robert Fulton conducted research and testing on his clockwork torpedo during the War of 1812.” Since numerous sources use this exact wording, it probably comes directly from the Navy. Obviously, this is exactly the sort of historical event […]

24 Nov 2016


This Year’s Holiday Train Display at USBG: WOW

Admittedly, I am the kind of person who gets excited about things: toast, commercials, and removing the plastic backing off things. So I can understand if you would not believe me when I tell you that this year’s train display at the United States Botanic Garden is so dazzling, breath-taking, inspiring, moving and just AMAZING […]

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