19 Apr 2018

Things We Take For Granted:

People Doing Nice Things

Our @dcpolicedept does it right! So happy to see these officers helping this lady cross the street and put her bags in the car! 😍😍😍 #navyyard #dcsfinest @PoPville @theHillisHome pic.twitter.com/60DbRwHFl4 — Stale Betty (@stalebetty) April 18, 2018   Do we take people doing nice things for one another for granted? I’m afraid we do. Yesterday, […]


19 Apr 2018

Volunteering & Giving:

Help Our Neighbors Across the River Get Their Meals Delivered!

In the 12 years I’ve lived in DC, one of the things I love the most about this city –and my neighborhood in particular– is the willingness neighbors have to help one another. Our East of the River neighbors need our help. Wards 7 and 8 do not get the same services that the wards […]


26 Feb 2018

Things We Take For Granted:

Feeling Nostalgic about Safeway? Yes, Safeway.

The most recent flyers at Safeway say the pharmacy store is closing tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27. The store closes March 10. It’s not until I saw the mostly bare shelves last night that I began to feel nostalgic. Last Tuesday I lucked out walking in when the wine and liquor liquidation party got started (pre-mom Pink […]


01 Feb 2018

Things We Take For Granted:

Reader Question: Who’s Behind the MLK Signs?

Around Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, we shared a photo of one of the many signs that have cropped up around the Hill since before inauguration day last year. The quote, by Dr. King, reads: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” It’s just one of the many quotes that Meg van Achterberg turned […]


11 Dec 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: “Noisy Martial Music”

As residents of Capitol Hill, we have become used to strange sounds emanating from local military installations, whether the guns of Arlington Cemetery,  aircraft flyovers, or the sounds of the National Anthem in the morning. While these are usually greeted with a simple,“What was that?” there are also historical precedents that do not accept these […]


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