07 Jul 2010

Hill Park Named in Honor of Lola Beaver

On Monday, July 5, Tommy Wells, Eleanor Holmes Norton and other city officials gathered at the small triangular park at Massachusetts Ave. and Ninth Street NE to declare the land “Lola Beaver Memorial Park” in honor of a colorful and unique member of our community.  Had she not passed away in 2006, Monday would have […]

12 Feb 2010

Make a Racquet with Tennis on the Hill

Thanks to the Sports on the Hill enterprise, aspiring youth soccer, softball and lacrosse players commandeer the Hill’s playing fields each weekend throughout the spring and fall. There’s even a wrestling league. The newest sport to hit the local kid craze is tennis, and a league for not only youth but also adults is in […]

04 Feb 2010

Update on Kingsman Field Dog Park

Full Disclosure:  I’m a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of Hill Hounds, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the official partner of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation on the Kingsman Field Dog Park project. I’m pleased to report that after many delays, DPR is in the […]

08 Jan 2010

The Best Pitcher You've Never Heard Of – Maime "Peanut" Johnson

All too often I hear about something getting named, dig into the person we’re supposed to be honoring, and find out that it’s just some middle manager who has successfully pulled the right lever for thirty five years. Not so for the field at Rosedale Recreation Center at 19th and F Streets Northeast. On Tuesday, […]

11 Nov 2009

Oh, the Ways We Stroll

I was five months pregnant when I bought my first stroller. Reviews of the Baby Jogger City Classic were favorable, and the City came in my favorite female-friendly color: purple. By the time my daughter arrived 20 weeks later, my obsession with strollers was a full-fledged addiction. I had a total of two strollers waiting […]

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