13 May 2015


Maria Calomiris, Greengrocer, Matriarch, Friend

Update: A memorial service for Maria Calomiris will take place Monday, May 18 2015 at Saint Sophia Cathedral, 2815 36th St NW, starting at 10:30 am. If you never had the pleasure of being helped by Maria Calomiris, the cheerful matriarch of Eastern Market produce stand Calomiris and Sons, I’m sorry. For those of us […]

30 Nov 2014


The Hill Mourns the Passing of Steve Cymrot, Devoted Neighbor and Proprietor of Riverby Books

The Capitol Hill neighborhood is mourning the loss of a devoted and loved member of the community, Steve Cymrot. Steve passed away yesterday afternoon. He had been hospitalized following a traffic accident the week before Thanksgiving. Steve and his wife, Nicky are long time Hill-residents who have been heavily involved in community organizations such as the […]

16 Jul 2014

Rudi Appl, Capitol Hill Institution, Died Today

One of the great stories of Capitol Hill came to its inevitable conclusion this morning. Rudi Appl, longtime bartender at Mr. Henry’s Capitol Hill, passed today at about 10:15 am. He was with a good friend at his side, and had just finished a pleasant phone chat with another. I came to know Rudi from […]

30 Sep 2011

Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Capitol Hill's Neighborhood Bar, Closes Sunday

The Hawk ‘n’ Dove, home of Super Bowl XLV champions, after-hour politicos, 18+ dance parties, and most importantly, thirsty throngs of Capitol Hill residents, will close Sunday.  The soon-to-be defunct bar is 44-years old. Let’s be real. The Hawk was a downright dive, and for that, we loved it. Brunch was served the Wisconsin way: […]

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