04 Feb 2014

Ice Cream Jubilee Latest to Locate in The Yards

Remember last weekend?  Here’s a quick refresher:  there were glimpses of sun and temperatures soared (soared!) into the 50’s, allowing Washingtonians to shed multiple layers of winter garb and luring runners out to clog sidewalks and trails.  That may be over now but, despite what some groundhog may predict, spring will be here before we […]


18 Jan 2013

Local Businesses Turn to YOU for Funding

I think we’ve all heard stories about a startup video and online fundraising campaign that launches a small business or creative artist’s latest project.  They’re just the type of populist, bootstrapping stories we all love.  A personal favorite is one my husband ran across a year ago:  Dollar Shave Club.  (Yeah, its Friday, so go […]


03 Dec 2012

Hill's Eye View: Gift Options Galore

Shopping for gifts at the Hill’s small business and vendors’ stalls around Eastern Market is a great way to support our community. And adding photos here to show what you’ve found isn’t a bad thing either.


15 Nov 2012

Five Questions: Priscilla Carver, the Baker Behind Breadbox

Priscilla Carver saw that Washingtonians are constantly short on time, and also that they want fresh ingredients. So, this at-home baker, turned entrepreneur, started a home delivery business, called Breadbox. Just like milk, newspapers, and dry cleaning, she delivers bread, a necessity that can be dropped off at your doorstep.  A four-week subscriptions give buyers […]