03 Dec

Give a Gift for #GivingTuesday

The Hill is awesome.  We all know that.  But if you think its just the quaint streets and great restaurants and shops that make it that way, then look a little deeper. There are so many nonprofits whose work in and contribution to the community go a long way toward making the Hill the enriching […]


30 Nov

StartUp Market on H Street TOMORROW!

Anacostia’s loss is H Street’s gain.  Due to a problem with DDOT (thanks DC gov), the first of a series of four StartUp Markets sponsored by Think Local First will be at HR-57 tomorrow, Saturday, from noon to 4pm.  HR-57 is located at 1007 H Street, NE. StartUp Market is a temporary one-day market that […]


30 Nov

Hill Holiday Shopping Guide: Pets like Presents Too

My dog gets a stocking hung by the fire just like everyone else in our family. In fact, at the home of a family member, the dogs get their own tiny Christmas tree complete with special dog themed ornaments but I recognize some might see this as a tad overboard. Point being, when you’re breaking […]


15 Mar

Hill Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

by Heather Cipu This weekend marks a monumental event, or at least a fairly exciting one for many.  St. Patrick’s Day will land on a Saturday. While not a legal holiday, the fact that this year’s Irish celebrations will take place on Saturday means we can all pretend like it is one…with day drinking!  (Not […]


22 Dec

The To Do List

You’ve checked off your gift-giving list; you’ve trimmed everything that ever needed trimming. You baked cookies; you ate your body weight in cookie dough. You’ve cooked and cleaned and fa-la-la-ed until the cows came home. Now the Chrismukkah/Festivus season has literally descended upon you as gracefully as an overweight man in a velvet tracksuit does […]