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
13 Jan 2022

To Do:

The To Do List: Week of January 13, 2022

It’s another weekend or weekend-feeling pair of days. What shall we do? On Monday, January 17, we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. day and the District government has organized an array of events to mark this yearly day of service. From a peace walk to several volunteer opportunities this weekend, you can observe the Civil […]

12 Jan 2022

Slightly Off-Hill:

The Wharf nears completion. What’s coming next?

The Wharf recently announced that the project will be wrapped up on October 12 of this year. Which businesses can you expect there? First, the bad news: If you were expecting Cantina Marina to return, that’s a no. @eat_dc tweeted: So what is coming? The full list below, courtesy of The Wharf: Philippe Chow (7,373 […]

11 Jan 2022


Hill Buzz

It’s a frigid but bright Tuesday. Many of you have breathlessly followed the news that a snowy owl has been spotted around Union Station. Looks like our plumed friend honored its name and was a harbinger for the snow last week. From your collective observations around the Ward 6 and 7 area, we got an […]

07 Jan 2022

To Do:

The To Do List: Week of January 7, 2022

Holy moly. Are we really feeling 22? It’s the first weekend of the year (yay!) but we’re still sloughing through the Omicron surge (boo). Sure, Omicron is milder than its Delta doppelgänger, but the whole thing is still a public health emergency no matter how you slice it. Getting vaccinated should be your first stop […]

05 Jan 2022

Hill Buzz

Happy 2022! In case you missed it, it snowed! On Monday, we woke up to a beautiful, heavy snowfall– perfect for making snowmen and snow angels. It was, however, not such a great snowfall for sledding down Capitol Hill. While many families got a couple of runs in, people were turned away because tree limbs […]

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