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
16 Nov 2021


Hill Buzz

How on earth is it really mid-November and there are only 45 days left in the year? How is 2022 nearly upon us? Who else feels simultaneously very young and very old? Is this what Schrödinger’s cat feels like? This morning, Mayor Bowser held a COVID-19 situational update. I live-tweeted the event, which you can […]

12 Nov 2021

To Do:

The To Do List, Week of November 12, 2021

It’s dark so very early, but that just means you have to start putting up your holiday lights NOW! If you’re decorating for the holiday season and want to be added to the Light Up The Hill map, send an email to Speaking of lighting up, add November 20 to your calendar– The Capitol […]

11 Nov 2021


The John Lewis Mural, Part One

Yesterday, I had the privilege of watching muralists Mark Garrett and Dietrich Williams put the final touches on the first part of what’s to become a large mural dedicated to the life of Representative and Civil Rights activist John Lewis. A few young community friends were there to share in the happy moment and add […]

10 Nov 2021


Thanksgiving Ideas To-Go

You know how the best part of Thanksgiving is to be able to pull on your dressiest sweatpants and eat until the tryptophan kicks in? That’s right: The best way to give thanks is to eat at home. The following post is made possible in part by our Twitter community. You have shared favorite Thanksgiving […]

09 Nov 2021


Hill Buzz

It’s a beautiful Tuesday and it’s the Buzz. Despite nature’s best efforts, mosquitoes are not dead yet, but we keep going forward. What’s going on in the area? First up, if you have a child ages 5-11, they can get their COVID vaccine. (!!!) Need to find a location? Visit the District’s Coronavirus portal or […]

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