30 Jan

Five Questions: Adam Ruben, Chair of the School Within a School Expansion Committee

There is some anxiety these days among the parental set on Capitol Hill, reference by Tim in his recent post.  The DCPS school lottery is now open (through 11:59pm on Feb. 25, 2013!) and fears of being #321 on a pre-school wait list looms large. I can tell you among the parents of kids 3-5 the […]


18 Dec

Five Questions: Corner Garden Lady, Sharon Ivy West

Nearly every day, my children and I walk down Kentucky Avenue towards Lincoln Park. And, nearly every day we spend a few moments immersed in a charming fairyland created by Hill resident, Sharon Ivy West. The garden, at the corner of Independence and Kentucky Avenue, is the canvas of Sharon’s creativity, and her medium is […]


04 Dec

Five Questions with Keira Havner and Lia Salza Goldstein of Little Loft

Back in late September, we announced the great news about Little Loft, a new art studio for children right across the street from Frager’s. We asked Keira Havner and Lia Salza Goldstein a few questions, so you can get a better idea of who are the people behind the business. Enjoy!


06 Jul

Five Questions: Congressional Cemetery Manager Alan Davis

One of my favorite parts of having been a dog owner on Capitol Hill was spending a considerable amount of time in Congressional Cemetery.  It felt very Victorian –hanging out, poop bag in hand, J. Edgar underfoot.  People would gasp when you explained exactly how the cemetery embraced the Canine Corps in the early 90s. […]


13 Jun

Five Questions: Lylla Childress, Owner of the Pakistani Bug of 11th Street

As I was walking down the 200 block of 11th Street last week I nearly stumbled as I got an eyeful of a VW Beetle parked on the street. It brought to mind to a visit to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival a few years back when they had an amazing caravan truck on display for […]