13 Mar 2015

Kids:

School Auctions: Help St. Coletta’s Garden Grow

Here at The Hill is Home, sometimes we wish we were made out of money. Frankly, I think everyone’s wished that sometimes. We’ve been telling you all about the school auctions going on, and even if the sentiment may sound maudlin, we would love to help out all the schools (and, really, hit up all […]


04 Mar 2015

Kids:

School Auctions: Jazz and Great Stuff at the National Press Club

Up next in the Capitol Hill school auctions is School Within School. Initially an early education program that was contained within the Capitol Hill Cluster School, SWS –now housed within the old Goding school at 9th and F Streets NE– has added PreK-3 and has been adding a grade since the 2012-2013 school year (they’re […]


25 Feb 2015

Kids:

School Auctions: Who is Ready for a Sock Hop?

School auctions are as much a philanthropic endeavor as they are a reflection of their community. This weekend, get ready to don your coolest leather jacket and/or tie a pink ribbon on that high ponytail, Capitol Hill: River Park Nursery’s Sock Hop and Silent Auction is here! Details below: WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015 from […]


11 Feb 2015

Local Politics:

Mayor Bowser Answers Community Questions at ANC 6B Meeting

While not on the agenda for last night’s ANC 6B meeting, Mayor Muriel Bowser stopped by to update the ANC and community on her administration’s activities on her first several weeks in office. She also took the opportunity to answer questions from the ANC commissioners and community about Ward 6 issues such as the Hine […]


09 Feb 2015

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Little Ebenezer Church School

I have written multiple times about schools on Capitol Hill, but there’s an important one that I have thus far missed. It’s an important piece of a tour I will be giving in April, as part of their Emancipation Day celebration. The first public school in the District of Columbia opened in 1806, next to the […]