25 Apr 2016

Shopping:

First Look: East City Bookshop

Since the demise of Trover’s and the Barnes & Noble in Union Station, Capitol Hill has been bereft of new book stores for adults. Used book lovers still have Riverby, Capitol Hill Books, and the frequent sales at the Southeast and Northeast libraries. Fairy Godmother continues to serve the younger set. However, adults looking for the […]


25 Apr 2016

DC:

Instrument Builders on the Hill

I have previously written of scientific instruments made on Capitol Hill, and how one of them helped determine the speed of light. Today, instrument makers remain on the Hill, but have to travel a bit further afield to do their work. For that, their instruments are used in ways – and in places – Kubel […]


25 Apr 2016

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: John L. Wirt

Last week, I looked at the tussle between Representatives Rathbun and White on the House floor. While the fracas itself was quickly resolved, and the combatants soon realized the error of their ways, there was a coda to the events of that day that had long-lasting repercussions. While Rathbun and White were going at it, […]


23 Apr 2016

Real Estate:

Capitol Hill Open Houses for Sunday, April 24

Contributor Dare Johnson Wenzler is a Capitol Hill resident, Realtor at Compass Real Estate and co-owner of First Vine Wine Imports + Sales. This post also appears on her blog Real Estate On (and off!) the Hill. If you like charming quirky/fun spaces, we found one for you ! 440 12th St NE, Unit 303 is a […]


22 Apr 2016

Capitol Hill:

VOLUNTEER YOUR SKILLS FOR CAPITOL HILL! ATTEND THE HILL CENTER FAIR ON APRIL 30

By Quentin Wodon Volunteering is alive and well in the United States and in the District of Columbia. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 62.6 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2014 and September 2015 nationally. That is a fourth of the population of […]


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