28 Dec 2020


Lost Capitol Hill: Inaugurations Past

As we count down the days to the next Presidential inauguration, I wanted to go back and look at tales of Hill inaugurations past. We start, as one so often does, with Thomas Jefferson. When he won the election in 1800, he was Vice President and lived on Capitol Hill in Conrad and McMunn’s boarding […]

26 Dec 2020


Welcome to Duck and the Peach, plus a peek at The Wells and La Collina

Happy Boxing Day, everyone! This morning, I stopped by the Duck and the Peach and was also shown how the spaces at gin joint The Wells and Italian restaurant La Collina are coming along. Here are a few photos to get you excited about the lovely spaces and the three different offerings: The Duck and […]

23 Dec 2020


Animals on the Hill

It’s sometimes tough to imagine, but there have been some good things that have happened in this otherwise pretty gray year. One of them was the return of CHAAAP – the Capitol Hill Alphabet Animal Art Project. Sponsored by CHAW and paid for by a DDOT grant, the first ten of these animal-based artworks attached […]

22 Dec 2020


Hill Buzz

It’s Tuesday, December 22, and I hope you’ve gotten most of the things you need to get done, done. If you’re still on the hunt for presents, check out my Instagram gift guide here (or go to THIH on Instagram and click on “Gift List Ideas”). You can also check out this list put together […]

21 Dec 2020


Lost Capitol Hill: Egging the President

My quest to find the most ridiculous occurrence in the Capitol has been ongoing for over ten years now, but I may have found a new pinnacle: The day a President was egged. The year was 1854, the day August 5, the final day of the first session of the 33rd Congress. Accordingly, President Franklin […]

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