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
25 Mar 2020


#SocialDistancing and Worship: Where can you do it?

As promised, here is a list to several houses of worship around the Hill. As a reminder, gatherings of 10 people or more are strictly prohibited during this time, but you can still participate in your worshipful life via online services. Looking for a full list of churches on the Hill and surrounding areas? Click […]

24 Mar 2020


Hill Buzz

Hey neighbors. Are you sick of your house yet? Let’s check in, okay? Leave me comments on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Tag me in your photos. We all want to see your adorable #HillHounds and #AllHillsCreatures. This is an intensely difficult time and we can use all the love and nurture possible. Incidentally, and pardon […]

20 Mar 2020


Update from your ANC Commissioner

We periodically share updates from your ANC commissioners, edited for brevity and clarity. Although these are most pertinent to particular single member districts (SMDs), we feel the information shared can be of interest to the whole Capitol Hill community. Are you an ANC commissioner who shares regular updates? Add to your distribution list, please! –María Helena […]

18 Mar 2020


Think you’re sick? Slow down and read this

The Executive Office of the Mayor just held a community leaders’ phone call and out of all the resources they shared, the most valuable piece of advice, and one I wish I could find a direct link for all of you is this: According to one of the speakers in the panel — Dr. Nesbit?– […]

17 Mar 2020


#SocialDistancing but you gotta eat: Who’s open?

Let’s start off with the serious news: Mayor Bowser has placed strict rules for restaurants, bars and taverns in the District, and many businesses have opted to temporarily close their doors. However, many businesses have chosen to remain open as a delivery-only establishment, in order to stay afloat and keep feeding us. We have trusted […]

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