01 Mar 2011

5 Questions: Author Lou Bayard

Writers are nearly as numerous as lawyers in this neighborhood, but not too many of them have their movies optioned by award winning directors. Lou Bayard, who specializes in historical fiction, recently sold the rights to his novel “The Pale Blue Eye” about Edgar Allen Poe’s days at West Point, and “Crazy Heart” director Scott […]

02 Feb 2011

Goodbye, Chris Calomiris

Death has taken a stalwart of the community and one of the longest-standing (literally) vendors at Eastern Market. Chris Calomiris, 86, passed away the last Saturday in January at Sibley Memorial Hospital after having trouble breathing Wednesday, and days after he last worked at his family-owned produce and dried goods business, Thomas Calomiris & Sons. […]

14 Sep 2010

Eleanor Holmes Norton: Chatting with our Rep

Portions of this interview are cross-posted on DC Like a Local Unnoticed among the primary hubbub is Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now running for her 11th term as our Delegate to Congress. Congresswoman Norton was kind enough to share her time this Saturday with a few of DC’s bloggers. Many topics of concern to Capitol […]

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 […]

20 May 2010

Happy First Birthday, The Hill is Home!

“Is there a hyperlocal blog about Capitol Hill?” was the message I sent into the ether of the HillEast listserv just over a year ago. I thought despite being pretty plugged in, surely I had missed something, and since local news blogs had been popping up throughout the city for the last few years, Capitol […]

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