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
23 Jul 2019


Hill Buzz

Happy Tuesday, dear readers! The air is moist and cool and we’re in the 70s and if the rest of the summer decides to behave like a spring day in May, I am alright with it! What’s going on around the interwebs? A restaurant worker was held up last night near Barracks Row, and other […]

23 Jul 2019


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 […]

22 Jul 2019


Raring to watch the Mueller Hearings with friends*? Watch in the neighborhood!

The asterisk means that alcohol is the friend we may just need while watching the circus that will be the Mueller hearings. Let’s not forget that this zoo pushed back our own DC Statehood hearing until September. (Insert angry emoji.) Anyway, you want to watch and you want to watch at a place where everyone […]

18 Jul 2019


Want to be part of PARKing Day? Read on

PARKing Day is a day where elfin creatures take over parking spots around town and transform them into little slices of whimsy. This year, PARKing Day will take over the streets on September 20 and you can be a part of it. Some people grumble at the aggressively charming takeover of metered parking spots but […]

17 Jul 2019

It’s Almost Time to Pick Up Your 2019-2020 Kids Ride Free Card (NO IT’S NOT)

Hey parents! How are you enjoying your summer so far? Relaxing? Good. So, about those Kids Ride Free cards you had to get last year: They will expire on October 1 of this year. But never fear: You get to stand in line and get a new one at one of several events around town […]

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