Maria Helena Carey

María Helena Carey has always liked to write, tell stories and take pictures but it wasn’t until she moved to the Nation’s Capital that she began exploring all three in a serious manner. She loves poking around Capitol Hill and photographing some of her favorite things: food, her kids, quirky little dogs and cats, and Capitol Hill façades. She is also a portrait photographer and you can see her work at You can contact her at

Maria Helena Carey
05 Mar 2021

To Do:

To Do, Week(end) of March 5, 2021

Yet another weekend looms upon us, asking to be filled with activities to distract us from the relentless pace of life. How can we indulge? Do you miss the FENCED-IN United States Botanic Garden? Us, too. While it’s ridiculous that not even the Botanic Garden’s exterior is available to the public, you can bask in […]

04 Mar 2021

Arts & Entertainment:

Herb Scott: Sax and activism

You may know Herb Scott from his weekly concerts at Mr. Henry’s, whether in-person or from the comfort of your living room due to the pandemic. COVID has been especially hard on musicians, live acts and venues. By talking to local musicians such as Herb, I hope you can learn more about them and support […]

02 Mar 2021


Hill Buzz

Happy Tuesday! Over on Twitter, we’ve been reminiscing about our pre-pandemic selves and what that looked like. We’ve also been sharing the daily coronavirus data from the office of the Mayor. It’s interesting to note that the transmission rate has gone up in the past few days. The daily case rate has also gone up. […]

26 Feb 2021

Arts & Entertainment:

Teddy Beats and the Chill (dance) we need

Even though our focus here at The Hill is Home is, well, the Hill, we are passionate about all things DC. When I first listened to DC native Teddy Beats’ “Hold Me”– a song with over 5 million Spotify plays), it made me happy. Its sunny, upbeat rhythm makes you want to shouder-dance– you know, […]

25 Feb 2021


To Do, Week of February 25, 2021

Today would have been George Harrison’s 78th birthday and you should celebrate it by listening to “All Things Must Pass” (appropriate) and getting some takeout from one of our favorite local places. What else is there to do? Visiting Eastern Market is one of the best weekend plans ever and I feel like it doesn’t […]

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