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
17 Jun 2022

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The To Do List: Week of June 17, 2022

It’s halfway through June: Can you believe it? It’s Juneteenth on Sunday (observed on Monday) and we wrote a special post all about it here. Make sure you check it out! It’s also time to celebrate dads, and here are a few ideas on how to do it: Frager’s is offering free knife-sharpening through July […]

16 Jun 2022


Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth Locally

Juneteenth is when we celebrate the news of freedom arriving in Texas, as General Order Number 3 was read on June 19, 1865. President Biden made the celebration a national holiday on June 17, 2021. Here are a few things to do for this very special holiday around town. But first, we wanted to ask […]

15 Jun 2022


Hill Buzz

Happy mid-June, neighbors! We’ve made it to that “inside of a mouth” time of year, where parts of your body you didn’t know had sweat glands, do. What is going on? First off, the January 6 hearings started last week. Here are a few links to go along with your watching experience: If you’re looking […]

11 Jun 2022


Pride on the Hill

We want to wish you a very happy Pride by sharing these lovely displays of rainbows all over the Hill. Did you know the rainbow flag was created in San Francisco by activist Gilbert Baker and a corps of volunteers, and unveiled at the 1978 Gay Freedom Day? Enjoy and stay safe, neighbors! All photos […]

10 Jun 2022

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The To Do List: Week of June 10, 2022

Happy Pride Weekend! By now, we’re sure you’ve gotten at least one email inviting you to participate in this year’s Capital Pride parade and celebration of love, acceptance and community. If you haven’t and you’d like to march, there are several ways you can do it. By the way, it’s just as fun to watch […]

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