Kate McFadden

Kate McFadden, a web professional “in transition,” got her first writing assignments “years ago” from the county weekly Powhatan Today — as hyperlocal as you get in central Virginia. After discovering the absence of a community blog on Capitol Hill, Kate decided it was time to turn her love of the ‘hood into a resume-enhancing and community-building activity, and TheHillisHome.com was born. As much time as Kate spends in the paint store at Frager’s, and at Port City Java, you’d think she was drawing a hyperlocal salary. You can contact Kate at kate.mcfadden[at]thehillishome.com.

Kate McFadden
01 Jun 2017


Timon of Athens at the Folger Theatre

Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, directed by Robert Richmond, is on stage now through June 11 at the Folger Theatre. This rarely produced satire delves recklessly into the dicy topics: wealth, false friends and the abuse of generosity. It’s a raw slap in the face of a drama — but see it tonight and you can soften it […]

08 Jul 2016

Capitol Hill:

Memorial to be Held for Ed Copenhaver, Mentor at Frager’s and in the Community

When you walk into Frager’s Hardware you can count on great service with an attitude to match. Work ethic like that doesn’t just happen. Ed Copenhaver, a former owner of Frager’s who died June 27th, was the leader up front and behind the scenes. The 73-year old long-time Hill resident modeled such helpfulness and warmth […]

28 Apr 2016

To Do:

To Do Weekend of April 28 – May 1

So, this is one of those weekends. Spring weekends are often cursed with far too much cool stuff to do. Filling out your iCal in hourly increments is just not allowed in our house, but the temptation is real. To make matters ‘worse,’ events are heavily loaded to Saturday. I know you’ll find a way […]

07 Mar 2016

Capitol Hill:

Support More Than 1,100 Students at Capitol Hill School Cluster Rocks! Gala & Auction

Travel to cities and towns anyplace but DC you’d be hard to pressed as many schools in 2 square miles as you do on Capitol Hill. Barraged with invitations to attend fundraisers to support local children, you think “How do I choose?!?” Well, the three campuses that comprise the Capitol Hill Cluster School educate more than […]

03 Mar 2016


Your Water is Okay! Maintenance Starts 3/7

Have you ever turned on your sink and the water is a bit stinky? Well, prepare yourself for some intermittent changes in taste and odors in the next two month. The Washington Aqueduct, the organization that treats and disinfects water for the District, is doing annual spring cleaning the drinking water pipes March 7 through […]

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