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 […]


04 Oct 2017

Things We Take For Granted:

The Old and Improved Kenny’s

For several decades, Kenny’s BBQ has stood at the corner of 8th Street and Maryland Avenue NE, wafting really good smells all around one of the Hill’s busiest intersections. Kenny’s has always had good food and large portions for the price– although in our personal experience, sometimes the meats were a bit on the dry […]


12 Sep 2017

Local Politics:

But Seriously, DC Parks and Recreation Could Fix This

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Major General Nathanael Greene’s broken stirrup – still broken as of this morning– and the dead tree at Stanton Park. Alert reader Steve left a comment saying that inaugurations signs were DDOT’s responsibility even though they were littering a National Park. Guess what got fixed as soon […]


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