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CAPITOL HILL GUIDE

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CONTENTS AN INTRODUCTION TO CAPITOL HILL 10 Important Phone Numbers and Websites 12 Community Blogs and List Servs 14 Calendar 2011 16 A Brief History of Capitol Hill 28 2010 Yearbook 88 Capitol Hill Historic District Do’s and Don’t’s MAPS 22 20 20 24 26 173 229

Capitol Hill Map Capitol Hill Historic District Capitol Hill BID Boundaries DC Zip Codes ANC Map Capitol Hill DC Public School Boundaries PSA Map

THE DIRECTORIES 37 Real Estate Directory and 2011 Forecast 51 Home Services 52 Community Gardens 54 What’s Your Architectural Style 91 Shopping Guide 99 Beauty, Health and Fitness 115 Arts and Dining 120 The H Street Corridor Art District 123 Highballs on the Hill 145 Services 159 Kids on the Hill 185 Our Pets COMMUNITY RESOURCES 195 Community Organizations 197 Getting and Giving Help 207 Spiritual Communities CITY LIVING 212 Things to Know 222 Sightseeing 228 Public Safety INDEXES 230 Category Index 234 Advertising Index COVER: Saint Peter School students at Marion Park after school. Photo by Jean-Keith Fagon

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Real Estate – Page 37

Window Washers

Brokers/Sales

Services Directory – Page 145

Resources for Parents

Accounting

Pediatric Evaluations & Therapy

Developers

Shopping Guide - Page 90

Advertising

Destinations for the Family

Mortgages

Apparel

Attorneys at Law

Sports for Kids

Property Management

Books

Automobile – Repair

Day Care and Preschools

Real Estate Attorneys

Electronics

Automobile - Sharing

School Support Groups & PTAs

Rental Services

Gifts

Automobile Supplies

Schools – On the Hill

Title Companies

Health Stores

Banks

Schools – Other Neighborhoods

Home and Garden

Bed & Breakfasts

A Few Summer Camps

Home Services – Page 56

For Kids

Bicycle Equipment & Repairs

Address Numbers

Liquor Stores

Car Washing & Polishing

Pets – Page 185

Air Conditioning & Heating

Pet Care

Cellular Phone Services

Pet Grooming

Appliance Purchase/Repair

Specialty

Computers – Rental

Pet Sitting, Walking & Boarding

Architects

Wines & Spirits

Computers – Service & Repair

Pet Stores

Copying

Obedience Training

Architectural Artifacts Bathroom Tubs & Tiles

Beauty, Health,

Dry Cleaners

Veterinarians

Bath Remodeling

Fitness – Page 104

Electronics

If Your Pet Is Lost

Building Restoration

Active Activities

Errands

Adopting a Pet

Carpentry/Cabinets

Barbers

Florists

Legal Requirements for Pets

Carpet Cleaning

Beauty Salons

Framing

Chimney Cleaning & Repair

Nails

Graphic Design

Community Resources

Cleaning – House

Acupuncture/Alternative

Historical Research

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Closet Construction

Healing

Insurance

Abuse Assistance

Contractors – Home

Assisted Living

Investments

Beautification: Waterfront

Design/Build

Chiropractor

Lodging - Hotels

Business & Merchant Groups

Electrical

Counselors

Mailing Services

Children & Youth

Floors

Dentists & Orthodontists

Marketing

Clothing Resources

Granite & Marble

Fitness Centers & Instruction

Media Production

Community Foundation

Handyman Services

Massage

Notaries

Food Resources

Hardware

Medical Equipment

Photo Finishing

Health Care

Home Goods

Occupational Therapy

Photographers

Housing Assistance

Home Inspections

Opticians/Optometrists

Publishers – Newspapers

Legal & Tax Services

Interior Decorators

Pharmacy

Rentals, Equipment

Libraries

Ironwork

Physical Therapy

Research Services

Literacy

Jacks

Physicians – Allergists

Service Stations

Neighborhood Groups

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

Physicians – Dermatology

Shipping

Preservation, Restoration

Kitchenware

Physicians – Family

Shoe Repair

Senior Citizens

Landscaping

Physicians – OB/GYN

Storage

Social Services

Locksmiths

Physicians – Pediatrics

Tailors

Veteran’s Issues

Masonry, Stonework

Physicians – Podiatry

Tax Management

Spiritual Communities

Moving, Hauling

Physicians – Urology

Nurseries (Plants)

Psychiatrists

Travel Services

City Living – Page 211

Organization

Speech Therapy

Tuxedo Rental

Things to Know

Paint Stores

Swim Centers

Video Rentals, Sales

- Structure of the DC Government

Painting Contractors

Weight Loss

Web Site Development

- ANC’s

Pest Control Services

Yoga Instruction

Picture Framing

& Preparation

- All About Your Car Kids on the Hill

- Block Parties

Plumbing

Arts, Dining, Entertainment

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- Capitol Hill Historic District

Roofing

– Page 115

Child Care

- Eastern market

Security Alarms & Services

Arts on the Hill

Au Pair Agencies

-Libraries

Solar Power

Neighborhood Markets

Nanny Resources

- Parks

Storage

H Streeet Galleries

Children’s Organizations

- Trash & Recycling

Tile & Tub Repair

Highballs on the Hill

Classes & Learning

Sightseeing

Tree Service

Dining by Cuisine

Children’s Consignment

Public Safety

Windows

Other Food and Liquor Outlets

Clothing, Books, Décor and Toys

PSA Map

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS

Dear Hill Residents,

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apitol Hill is an exciting place to live. Our neighborhood is one of the most politically significant areas in the world, home to Congress, the Library of Congress, and the United States Supreme Court. Many representatives and senators are our neighbors. And every day, when we watch the news, we’re looking at happenings going on just a few blocks away. The essence of Capitol Hill remains that of a neighborhood where history co-exists comfortably with the changing times. Capitol Hill continues to be one of the most desirable areas in the city, and our healthy real estate market attests to this. Inventory is down, and a well-priced house does not stay on the market long. During the past year, the Hine School development has entered the design phase, Arena Stage reopened in Southwest, and the renovated Hill Center at 9th and Pennsylvania Ave. SE will be opening this summer. South of the freeway, construction of a whole new city continues – thousands of square feet of apartments, businesses, parks and offices. The construction of a streetcar system and streetscape renovations continue on H Street NE, the site of new galleries, restaurants, and businesses that are transforming this neighborhood into a vibrant arts district. For the past 35 years we have had the pleasure of documenting Capitol Hill’s history and its changes as publishers of the Hill Rag and the Fagon Community Guide to Capitol Hill. We hope that the information in this Guide will serve you well until our next edition.

Best Regards, Melissa Ashabranner Executive Editor Capital Community News, Inc.

Thank you Many people contributed to the content of this Guide, but we would like to extend special acknowledgments to Alice Ollstein for fact-checking and research; to Andrew Lightman for the majority of the many excellent photographs that make the Guide a true reflection of our community; to writers Anna Cranage Conathan, Karen Lyons, Celeste McCall, Rindy O’Brien, Robert Pohl, Heather Schoell and Bruce Wentworth; to our production team – Jason Nickens and Jason Yen; and to Deb Bandzerewicz, Kira Means and Carolina Lopez. Finally we thank Bartash Printing of Philadelphia for the excellent quality of their work and superb customer service.

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS AND WEB ADDRESSES Call 311 – Any request for government service can be made by calling 311 (e.g., sidewalk repair, trash removal, rodent control). Abandoned Vehicles Alley Cleaning ANC 6A ANC 6B ANC 6C ANC 6D Animal Shelter – NY Avenue Automobile Inspection Automobile Registration Booted Vehicles Bulk Trash Collection Capital Community News Capitol Hill Comm. Found. Capitol Hill Restoration Soc. CHAMPS Congress: DC Delegate Congress: General Congressional Cemetery Crime Solvers DC Council: General DC Council: Tommy Wells Dumping, Illegal Environmental Crimes H Street Main Street Historic Preservation Board Impounded Vehicles Landlord/Tenant Complaint Leaf Collection Library - DC, Northeast Library-DC, Southeast Library-DC, Southwest Library of Congress Mayor’s Office Mental Health Hotline Metro Information Motor Vehicles Department Parking Permits Parks and Recreation PEPCO (Service, Billing) Police First District Police First District Sub. Post Office, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE Post Office, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Post Office, 45 L St. SW Pothole Repair Property Taxes Public School System Public Works Department Rats and Rodent Control Real Property Assessments Recycling Senior Citizens Services Sidewalk Repair Snow Removal Sports on the Hill Street Cleaning & Repairs Street Name Signs Tax Assistance (DC) Towed Vehicles Traffic Problems Traffic Signal Repair Transportation Department Trash Collection Vacant Properties Vital Records Voter Information Water & Sewer Emergency (24 Hour) Zoning Inspection 10 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

311 311 202-744-0379 202-543-3344 202-547-7168 202-554-1795 202-723-5730 202-737-4404 202-737-4404 202-737-4404 311 202-543-8300 202-544-1845 202-543-0425 202-547-7788 202-225-8050 202-224-3121 202-543-0539 800-673-2777 202-724-8000 202-724-8072 311 311 202-543-0161 202-442-8800 202-727-5000 202-442-8359 311 202-698-3320 202-698-3377 202-724-4752 202-707-5000 311 888-793-4357 202-962-1234 202-737-4404 202-737-4404 202-673-7647 202-833-7500 202-698-0555 202-698-0068 202-523-2368 202-523-2174 202-523-2590 311 202-727-4829 202-442-5885 311 311 202-442-6740 311 202-724-5622 311 311 202-543-4582 311 311 202-727-4829 202-737-4404 311 311 202-673-6813 311 202-442-4332 202-671-5000 202-727-2525 202-612-3400 202-442-4576

dpw.dc.gov dpw.dc.gov www.anc6a.org www.anc6b.org www.anc6c.org www.anc6d.org www.washhumane.org dmv.dc.gov dmv.dc.gov dmv.dc.gov dpw.dc.gov www.capitalcommunitynews.com www.capitolhillcommunityfoundation.org www.chrs.org www.champsdc.org www.norton.house.gov www.house.gov • www.senate.gov www.congressionalcemetery.org mpdc.dc.gov www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us www.tommywells.org dpw.dc.gov mpdc.dc.gov www.hstreet.org planning.dc.gov dmv.dc.gov ota.dc.gov dpw.dc.gov www.dclibrary.org www.dclibrary.org www.dclibrary.org www.loc.gov dc.gov/mayor/index.shtm dmh.dc.gov www.wmata.com dmv.dc.gov dmv.dc.gov dpr.dc.gov www.pepco.com mpdc.dc.gov mpdc.dc.gov

dpw.dc.gov cfo.dc.gov www.k12.dc.us dpw.dc.gov dpw.dc.gov cfo.dc.gov/otr dpw.dc.gov dcoa.dc.gov dpw.dc.gov hsema.dc.gov www.sportsonthehill.com dpw.dc.gov ddot.dc.gov cfo.dc.gov/otr dmv.dc.gov ddot.dc.gov ddot.dc.gov ddot.dc.gov dpw.dc.gov dcra.dc.gov doh.dc.gov www.dcboee.org www.dcwasa.com dcra.dc.gov


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COMMUNITY BLOGS AND LIST SERVS

COMMUNITY BLOGS

LISTSERVS

Capitol Hill BID – www.capitolhillbid.blogspot.com A blog run by the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID).

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions groups.yahoo.com/group/anc-6a groups.yahoo.com/group/anc6b groups.yahoo.com/group/anc6c

C Street NE Project – www.cstreetne.blogspot.com The C Street NE Project has a mission statement to “transform, redesign, redirect and reclassify” the corridor bound by C Street, North Carolina Avenue, 14th Street and 21st Street NE. Frozen Tropics – www.frozentropics.blogspot.com A look at what’s going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill. H Street Great Street – hstreetgreatstreet.blogspot.com News about H Street – businesses opening on and around the corridor. Hill Hounds – www.hillhounds.com For Hill dogs and their owners who are working to open dog parks on Capitol Hill. Near Southeast Washington Redevelopment www.jdland.com News, photos and history from DC’s near Southeast/Ballpark District/Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Norman Metzger - ANC Commisioner 6B03 www.ancnorm.com An up-to-date and comprehensive blog about issues concerning ANC6B and beyond. Rosedale Citizens Alliance www.rosedalecitizen.blogspot.com Includes updates from the RCA, a grass-roots organization comprised of volunteers from the Rosedale neighborhood and adjacent communities in Northeast Washington. Southwest DC Blog – www.southwest-dc.blogspot.com Features developing stories in DC’s Southwest quadrant. Southwest … The Little Quadrant that Could www.southwestquadrant.blogspot.com Dedicated to the good, the bad and the ugly in Southwest, the smallest quadrant in DC. The Hill is Home – www.thehillishome.com This site is run by a volunteer corps of Capitol Hill residents who contribute breaking news stories, features, profiles of residents, reviews and opinion pieces. Tommy Wells Blog – www.tommywells.org/date/blog Keep up with Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and read about the latest community updates in the blog section of his website, www.tommywells.org. What The Hill.org - www.what the Hill.org is CHAMPS community resource websie with a calendar of events, business directory and more.

Capitol Hill DC – groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolhilldc Capitol Hill residents can share event information, ask for referrals, post lost pet notices, yard sales, etc. on this listserv open to residents of 20002 and 20003. Capitol Hill Energy Cooperative groups.yahoo.com/group/capitolhillenergy The Capitol Hill Energy Cooperative was formed in 2008 to address renewable energy and environmental issues that are of concern to neighbors in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association groups.google.com/group/chnna This group focusses on the area bounded by G Street NE to the south, the railroad tracks to the west, Florida Avenue to the north and Eighth Street NE to the east. H Street DC – groups.yahoo.com/group/hstreetdc This list seeks to create a partnership between community members, city planners, government officials, developers and other interested people to begin to address the problem of revitalizing this commercial street. Hill East Waterfront – groups.yahoo.com/group/hilleastwaterfront This listserv is for members of the Hill East Waterfront Action Network, which supports redevelopment of the Hill East Waterfront property to provide the greatest possible benefit to the immediate community and to DC as a whole. Hill Hounds – pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/hillhounds Hill Hounds is an all-volunteer organization of dog-owners and dog-lovers in the greater Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. The group’s main focus now is on Kingsman Dog Park in Northeast DC. Moms on the Hill – MOTH groups.yahoo.com/group/momsonthehill MOTH is a listserv for Capitol Hill moms and dads. It’s a great place to make new friends, find nannies, preschools and pediatricians, and plan playgroups, picnics and Mom’s Nights Out. New Hill East groups.yahoo.com/group/newhilleast A place for Hill East residents to meet the neighbors, keep up to date on local happenings, post community information, and chat about Hill East life in general. Northside DC Listesrv groups.yahoo.com/group/northside_dc A discussion group for the neighborhood north of the US Capitol, east of Union Station and west of the Anacostia River, but primarily the neighborhood centered by H Street NE. Southwest Neighborhood Assembly www.swdc.org This neighborhood organization focuses on issues of concern to the SW Waterfront. ★

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CALENDAR 2011 January

July

Capitol Hill Village Stardust Gala CHAW Winter Open House Restaurant Week MLK Day of Service Second Saturdays (monthly)

4th of July Parade – Barracks Row 4th of July Concert – US Capitol Hip Hop Theater Festival Hill Rag Pet Photo Contest Marion Park Dog Contest

February

August

Black History Month Intersections Festival at the Atlas Valentine’s Dance Party with the Fabulettes at the Corner Store

Artomatic National Night Out Restaurant Week TGI Marvelous! Music on Fridays DCPS Beautification Project

March

September

Boy Scout Annual Pancake Breakfast Food & Friends dining out for life St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Silent Auction at Christ Church Folger’s Acquisitions Night

Eastern Market Music Barracks Row Annual Oktoberfest Festival on H Street National Book Festival LOC Arts on Foot Festival in Penn Quarter End of Summer Fair at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

May Cap Hill Community Achievement Awards Dinner CHRS Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour Capitol Hill Classic 10K Congressional Cemetery Anniversary Eastern Market Music Front Stage: Capitol Riverfront Concerts US Marine Parades on Friday Evenings

June MOTH Annual Picnic National Learn to Row Day with Capital Rowing Club NOMA Summer Screen Capitol Riverfront BID’s Outdoor Movies Soap Box Derby Smithsonian Folklife Festival 11th Annual Festa Italiana

October Opening of Hill Center CHAW Arts Ball & Silent Auction Literary Feast Blessing of the Animals – Area Churches Brent Elementary Fall Festival Renovators House Tour Hilloween Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

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CHAW Annual Art & Go Seek Scavenger Hunt Easter Eggstravaganza at Lincoln Park Stanton Park Neighborhood Assoc Dinner Hill Havurah Passover Seder Shakespeare’s Birthday Party at Folger Library

Andrew Lightman

April

November HILLYS Awards Gala John Philip Sousa Birthday Bash CHGM Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Trees for Capitol Hill Annual Fall Planting 5K Fun Run Benefit for Youth Garden at the National Arboretum

December Tommy Wells’ Livable Walkable Awards Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting at Eastern Market Metro Community Sing-Along with Capital City Symphony and Congressional Chorus Capitol Hill Chorale Celebrates the Season Note: Dates subject to change

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CAPITOL HILL History Capitol Hill Our Home is Living History by Robert Pohl

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he neighborhood of Capitol Hill has become an important destination for visitors across the city and the country. Whether you come for an evening to eat at one of the many restaurants, or are here for a month to take advantage of the local libraries and archives, or you have chosen to live here, Capitol Hill has something for you. And why not? It’s a vibrant area with a wide range of restaurants, shops, and above all, people – an eclectic mixture of residents ranging from aspiring artists to members of Congress. The Capitol Hill community spreads east from the Capitol to the Anacostia River, north to Florida Avenue, and south to the Navy Yard/Riverfront community. At its heart, it is an urban village, both tight-knit and welcoming.

Early History It was not always thus. When, on November 17, 1800, members of the House and Senate met in the new Capitol building, little of what we recognize as Capitol Hill existed. Huddled around the nascent Capitol were a number of

boarding houses that had sprung up to house congressmen and even presidents. The rest of the Hill was a mixture of open fields and trees, with a few houses scattered around. A fair bit had happened since Peter L’Enfant sent President George Washington a letter describing his survey of the land that Washington had declared the future home of the federal government. In this letter, L’Enfant described what is today Capitol Hill as “a pedestal waiting for a monument.” Over the course of the next nine years, the monument – in the shape of one wing of the Capitol – had slowly come into being, but it was still far from complete, though at least the houses of Congress could meet there, in contrast to the White House, which was not yet ready for the President to move in, forcing John Adams to make do with a couple of rooms in a boarding-house near the Capitol. The only other sign of progress was to be seen a little over a mile southeast of the Capitol, where the Navy Yard ws beginning to take shape under Commander Thomas Tingey. Maps from the late 1850s tell the fur-

ther story: More buildings had cropped up around the Capitol, which had been repeatedly expanded over the years. Another cluster of buildings surrounded the Navy Yard, including the Marine Barracks, which had been placed just north of the Yard in 1801. Eastern Branch Market had been built close to the river to allow for easy transport of food into the city. Otherwise, a few lonely houses were dotted around the Hill, with many of the squares still left empty. This would change rapidly after the Civil War, which had seen an enormous rise in the number of people living all across DC. An example of this boom came in 1873, when the city had Eastern Market built in its present location of 7th and C Streets SE. With this, life on the Hill became much easier, and over the next 50 years, developers filled in almost all the empty lots that stretched to the Anacostia River.

Urban Development It is this singular boom time that today dominates the streetscape of Capitol Hill, and why it has been protected as

1909 Panorama of Capitol Hill

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an Historic District since 1976. A few architectural styles dominate: Italianate, Queen Anne, bayfront victorian, as well as the classic Wardman-style flat-front houses with porches. A few older, generally Federal-style buildings, as well as the occasional modern structure add a certain variety amongst these. Almost all houses are rowhouses, built to maximize the space allotted for houses by the L’Enfant plans. The boom buildingsyears petered out in the 1920s, mainly because most spaces had been filled by then. After the enormous influx during the Second World War, and the rapid expansion of suburbs ringing the city, the nature of the Hill changed dramatically, with many people who had lived on the Hill for years moving out. Even more dire, the city fathers considered plans to run freeways through the neighborhood, an attack on the fabric of the community that prompted the creation of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, whose members have worked tirelessly since then to keep the Hill intact. The nadir came in 1968, when large sections of the Hill, particularly businesses on H Street NE, were burned during the riots following the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination.

Destinations A few years after the riots, the housing market began to improve, and for-

merly empty houses were inhabited and renovated. The new residents were attracted by the quality of the housing stock, the low prices and the proximity to the Capitol. Over the intervening 40 years, houses have been restored to their former glory, and the historical district has been expanded several times to take into account the large number of restored and renovated houses that have been added in the interim. Today, there are three vibrant shopping districts – Pennsylvania Avenue to 7th Street and Barracks Row, Massachusetts Avenue from Union Station to Stanton Park, and H Street Northeast – threading their way through the exciting, thriving, and evolving neighborhood that is Capitol Hill. Finding a good wood-fired pizza or a fine French meal is no longer a problem. Residents from all across the city crowd the streets on weekend nights, eager to enjoy what this neighborhood in the shadow of the Capitol Dome has to offer. There are a number of obvious destinations on the Hill, whether the food and merchants at Eastern Market, the Capitol tour, which attracts three million visitors a year, the Library of Congress with its main reading room, exhibits and concerts, the Supreme Court, or Union Station, the Burnham-designed building where all trains in DC converge. However, the Hill has much else to offer in

the way of museums, outdoor sculpture, and parks. Navy Yard Museum Originally used for the building of ships, and later for ordnance design and preoduction, the Navy Yard continues to be used as a military installation. Today, however, such entities as the NCIS are housed there. It also contains the National Museum of the US Navy, which as the name implies, is all about naval history, from the earliest men of war to today’s modern warships. A large part of the museum is given over to the scientific endeavors the Navy has engaged in, from Arctic exploration to deep-sea diving vessels. Outside, the display ship Barry beckons, allowing visitors a peek at life on an ocean-going vessel. Walk-ins (on foot) are always welcome, though to drive onto the Navy Yard requires previous authorization. Congressional Cemetery Although L’Enfant had proscribed the establishment of any cemeteries within the boundaries of the city he laid out, Christ Church began interring people in the southeast corner of the L’Enfant city as early as 1807. It soon became the preferred burial ground for all those members of congress who died while in DC, and thus gained the name Congressional Cemetery. Even ex-president John Quincy Adams was briefly laid to rest there, though by the middle of the 19th century, rail connections and embalming techniques had improved to the point that most deceased congressmen were returned to their home for burial. In spite of this, a cenotaph was placed for each public servant who died in office, a custom that was continued until well after the Civil War. Today, over 55,000 people have been buried there, including such luminaries as Mathew Brady, John Philip Sousa, J. Edgar Hoover, as well as thousands of Capitol Hill residents both great and small. It is a wonderful place to capitalcommunitynews.com • 17


visit, especially for dog owners, who can pay a yearly fee to give their charges a large, unfettered place to roam.

Old Naval Hospital Work on the Naval Hospital at Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th St. SE was begun during the Civil War, when Frederick Douglass House the need for hospital beds to Frederick Douglass, Abcare for injured sailors and olitionist, educator, and oramarines was at its peak. In tor, lived on Capitol Hill for contrast to other hospitals, about five years, in between which were built as quickly his move from Rochester and as possible, this was to be a buying The Cedars in Anapermanent addition to the costia, the home he would neighborhood, and was thus Marine Commandants House at 8th and G Streets, SE. remain in for the rest of his not completed until 1866, 18 life. While on Capitol Hill, in a pinch. Barracks were soon thrown months after Lee’s surrender. he ran his newspaper “The New Era,” up, and in 1807 the Commandant of It was only used for its original purpose and was in charge of the Freedman’s the Marines first made his home there. for 40 years, thereafter as a training Bank. Douglass’s house is a museum Since then, all Commandants have fol- school and a temporary home for vettoday and contains a Caring Hall of lowed suit, and the Barracks – which erans of the Civil War. In the 1960s, it Fame, as well. were rebuilt around the turn of the was passed on the District of Colum19th to 20th Century – also house the bia, who used it for various purposes. Lincoln Park Marine Band and the silent drill team. In June, 2010, a complete restoration Originally slated by L’Enfant to Friday night performances of both are was begun to remake this old buildhouse a mile marker from which all highlights of the summer on the Hill. ing into the Hill Center, a community distances to DC would be measured, If you are more interested in history, center for the 21st century. it remained empty until the Civil try to catch their Wednesday morning War, at which point it was turned into tours. The Yards a hospital that was named after the Much has been made of the return President. After the war, although the Folger Shakespeare Library of major league baseball to Washinghospital was torn down, the site reAs unlikely as it might be, the Hill ton DC, but the area around the new tained the former name, and was thus also houses one of the finest collections stadium also offers many places to an obvious location to place a statue of the works by and about the Bard of visit. Chief among them is the projto Abraham Lincoln. On April 15, Avon. Henry Clay Folger, an amateur ect known as The Yards, which has 1876, in front of a huge crowd that Shakespeareolgist, gave his money to been built on land formerly used by included President Grant, Frederick build a world-class library which is vis- the Navy Yard. Located directly on Douglass gave a memorable oration ited by scholars from around the world. the Anacostia river, it features open as part of the unveiling ceremonies. Even if you are not generally attracted green spaces, a canal, a boardwalk and Almost one hundred years later, a to libraries, the exhibits and readings a dog walking area, all amenities that second statue was installed, this time put on by the Folger staff make it a are highly appreciated during hot DC to Mary McLeod Bethune, educator worthwhile destination. summers. Close by is the DOT buildand advisor to both President ing, a destination in its own and Mrs. Roosevelt. Under right, ringed as it is with the watchful gaze of these sculptures. two statues, today dogs and In all, Capitol Hill offers children play. an enormous variety of destinations, and even old-timers Marine Barracks will always find something The Marine Barracks were new to see and help them situated at 8th and I Streets connect with the past of SE in 1801 by none other their neighborhood. Change than Thomas Jefferson, who will continue to happen on rode out past his old stomping the Hill, making it an ever grounds at the Capitol to find more liveable village within a suitable site for a detachment this great city. ★ of Marines who could guard The Maples, built in 1795-1797 at 619 D Street, SE, is the Capitol and White House the oldest house on Capitol Hill. 18 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL


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MAP BOUNDRIES OF BID & HISTORIC DISTRICT

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MAP DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ZIP CODES

DID YOU KNOW? Under pressure from former DC Mayor Marion Barry, the USPS realigned the postal boundary between the District of Columbia and Maryland to match the actual boundary. Previously, suburbs such as Bethesda and Takoma Park had been in the District’s postal area. As a result of the change, ZIP codes in Maryland beginning with 200 were changed to new ZIP codes beginning with 207, 208, or 209, depending on their location, and ZIP codes straddling the DC-Maryland line were split. For example, 20014 (Bethesda) became 20814, while the Maryland portion of 20012 (Takoma Park) became 20912. (http://en.wikipedia.org)

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MAP WARD 6 ANC BOUNDRIES & METRO MAP

The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District’s annual budget. In each of these areas, the intent of the ANC legislation is to ensure input from an advisory board that is made up of the residents of the neighborhoods that are directly affected by government action. The ANCs are the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. The ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch and the Council. They also present testimony to independent agencies, boards and commissions, usually under rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANCs may also present their positions to Federal agencies. (http://anc.dc.gov/anc/site/default.asp)

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Fragers 90th Anniversary Photos: Andrew Lightman

In September 2010, Frager’s Hardware celebrated its 90th Anniversary. The name Frager came from Frank “Fritz” Frager, a Russian immigrant who arrived in Washington around the turn of the last century. Thanks to his linguistic ability, Frager snagged a job as a cabinet maker at the Navy Yard. With only $5,000 of borrowed money in his pocket, Frager opened a hardware store at 1105 Pennsylvania Ave. SE in 1920.

Nick Kaplanis, Manager of Frager’s, stands in front of the store’s anniversary cake.

Southwest Cherry Festival

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton presents John Weintraub, co-owner of Frager’s with Ed Copenhaver, with a plaque commemorating her congressional speech in recognition of his store’s 90th Anniversary.


Andrew Lightman

Capitol Hill Community Foundation Awards Dinner

Andrew Lightman

From left: Stephanie Deutsch, Vice President of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, Adele Robey and Paul Douglas Michnewicz of theTheater Alliance which was the recipient, along with the Atlas Performing Arts Center, of the $10,000 Arnold F. Keller, Jr. Award; Sig Cohen, Chuck Burger and Margaret Missiaen, Community Achievement Award recipients; and CHCF President Nicky Cymrot.

Richard Sundburg

Chris Calomiris

Kathleen Franzen

John Harrod

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

The Hill Center Groundbreaking

Andrew Lightman

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells

Hill Center Board Members Steve Cymrot and Guy Martin

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Diana Ingraham, Hill Center’s first Executive Director


Hill Center Construction (Photos 1-5 by Karl. K. Kindel) 1. Removal of cement from bottom of fence on Pennsylvania Avenue (10/10) 2. Geothermal drilling for HVAC systems (8/10) 3. Ground floor – Installation of new stairs (12/10) 4. Hospital sheathed – Viewed from Pennsylvania Avenue (3/11) 5. Newly primed and installed windows – (3/11) 6. Newly painted and restored east facade with scaffolding removed - (4/11)

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The Brickies

Each year Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells awards people and businesses who contribute to making Ward 6 a liveable, walkable community with small plaques known as Brickies. From left to right: Business Award to the owners of the Argonaut Tavern; Public Service Award to former ANC 6B Commissioner Will Hill; Neighbor Award to Southwest Activist Barbara Ehrlich; and (not pictured) the Organization Award to the Anacostia Community Boathouse Association. Photos: Andrew Lightman

Kingman Dog Park Opens

After several years of community effort, Kingsman Dog Park opened to the public on March 25, 2011. Photos: Andrew Lightman

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July 4th 2010 Photos: Andrew Lightman & Melissa Ashabranner

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Barracks Row Festival Photos: Andrew Lightman

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Hilloween Photos: Andrew Lightman

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REAL ESTATE A row of Hill townhouses Photo: Melissa Ashabranner

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Beautiful wisteria are a spring highlight on A Street SE.

The Capitol Hill Residential Market 2010 by Don Denton

2010

turned out to be a very good year for residential real estate in Washington DC in general and on Capitol Hill specifically. While many metropolitan areas in our great country continue to reel from the devastating decline in real estate values and the subsequent waves of foreclosures and very short sales, our neighborhood, our City, so far, has been spared from the worse. Very unlike the last two real estate disasters, 1979-1984 and 1989-1996 when we tanked deeper than most markets, we have weathered this storm pretty well. In 1981, with interest rates on 30 year mortgages in excess of 16% and in 1990 when we were swimming in inventory (Capitol Hill had 400 – 450 properties on the market at any point in time as compared to 75 as we started 2011). The significant trends in 2010 were, once again, the lack of inventory, the strength in the number of sales, how well property values have held, how positive commercial growth has con-

tinued on the Hill and it’s peripheral neighborhoods.

The Lack Of Inventory In the past two real estate recessions, the first thing that happened was that the buyers left the market and inventory started to back up. When that happens, you enter that seller death spiral. Someone has to sell (an estate or a business related relocation) and no one has to buy. This situation is always exacerbated by the prospective seller who is living in last year’s market which was 10-20 perceent higher. And then there are always those sellers whose house was never worth a million but they had convinced themselves that it was and that’s what they want. You can get away with that mentality sometimes in an escalating market, but only rarely in a declining market. Consequently, buyers see the same properties on the market week in and week out (month in and month out) and there is just no urgency. Usually someone blinks (usually a seller) and overall values drop a little more. This time around, none

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of that has happened in Washington DC and particularly not here on Capitol Hill. We have so little inventory and such demand, that things priced competitively come on the market on Friday and are often gone by Monday with multiple offers. Another factor at play in our “inventory crunch” is the number of rental properties that were converted to owner-occupied properties between 2000 and 2006(in the thousands). If I owned a single family rental property right now and thought I wanted to sell it in the next decade, I think that the real threat of higher capital gains rates would push me to act now. If it were 1999-2000, we would have a significant number of this type of property coming on the market. It is not happening today because that rental stock is gone and gone forever. Lack of inventory will remain a problem in 2011 and beyond.

The Strength In Number of Sales 2010 turned out to be a very good year for Capitol Hill sales in all price ranges. The $1.0M and over market, which had been relatively weak for the preceding couple of years, bounced back nicely, 31 last year as opposed to 21 in each of the two preceding years. This is the second highest number of $1.0M sales in any year – and this from a community that did not have its first million dollar sale until 2000. In the $500,000 to $1.0M range, sales jumped from 303 in 2008 to 384 in 2010. Overall, last year we had 731 settlements on the Hill vs. 582 in 2008.

Property Values Holding Over the past three decades, I have written often about our market and I have always relied heavily on average and median prices as a barometer of what was happening in our marketplace. Always seemed logical to me! With the strength of the market under $900k, by definition, the average and median prices had to decline. That does not necessarily mean


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REAL ESTATE that values have declined. On Capitol Hill, as an example, we have seen very little erosion in price. Buyers are continually baffled, after reading all of the doom and gloom of the past several years, when they make an offer on an $800,000 property only to find themselves in competition with several other buyers. Properties under a million have hardly lost any value…and in some cases there have been gains. If you have a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, renovated well in the last decade and located on contiguous Capitol Hill and it was worth $750,000 three years ago, it is still worth $750,000 and maybe a little more. If your house was truly worth more than a million three years ago, it is still worth a million, maybe a little more depending on property and location. The inventory is so tight right now, it is not unusual to have multiple offers on a newly listed property.

Continued Commercial Development During the last two recessions, and during the current recession in most of this country, everybody was holding on to what they had and very little new investment was happening. Not here on Capitol Hill this time around. Just take a few minutes and do a “virtual” walk around the Hill. Barracks Row, which only a few short years ago was deserted after 9 p.m. most evenings, has become a true destination dining venue for not just us Capitol Hill denizens but for families all over the city. Back then, you could have parked any place you wanted. Today, you need to valet park or prepare for a long walk or a ticket. The street is packed most evenings and four more restaurants are scheduled to open in the near future. A significant difference in this generation of Hill restaurateurs is the amount of money they are investing in their properties. Gone are the days in close in Capitol Hill where you dress your space up a little and open your doors. These people are spending hundreds

of thousands of dollars on presentation and expansion..and it is paying off for them and for us. This level of investment speaks volumes about our neighborhood and it’s draw as a restaurant venue. Market Row welcomed Acqua al 2 and anticipates at least one new restaurant opening in 2011. Everyone is awaiting the demolition on the Hine site and the subsequent development by Stanton Development. Development around the Navy Yard has slowed a little but what has been built is slowly, but surely, being occupied. The Canal Park will be started this year, the townhouses on the old Capper Carrollsburg site will be finished and occupied and Forrest City, with The Yards, has opened the Anacostia to our community. H Street looks like a construction pit but that is only temporary. Again, a few short years ago, Barracks Row looked the same. First comes the pain and then the gain. The press is now regularly referring to H Street as an “entertainment district.” With dozens of thriving businesses already there, once the trolley tracks are finished and the street improvements done, that strip will explode. Our younger buyers are thrilled when they can find a home for less than a million near H. North of H we have had significant development in NOMA. There are many new residential condos, a new Harris Teeter and the new headquarters for the ATF.

Improved Public Schools Several years ago, when he was on the School Board, Councilmember Wells spearheaded an effort to introduce early childhood programs in several of our public elementary schools. That effort is bearing significant fruit today. Middle class Capitol Hill families have responded and many young families are asking to buy in certain school districts. That was not the case in many of these districts a few short years ago. If we get our arms around public education on the Hill, there will be no stopping us.

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The Future! While urban living has become more desirable across the country, Capitol Hill, in terms of draw and desirability, is far outpacing most neighborhoods. Our tight inventory speaks to that. Lots of people coming and no one ready to leave! While efforts are being made to reduce our government, I do not believe that effort will have a significant impact on our neighborhood. What will have an impact on us is the cost of fuel and continued “growth” of traffic congestion. With all of the uncertainty in many of the oil producing parts of the world and with little on the horizon for alternative fuel sources, there has to be little doubt that the price of gas will double over the next decade and the cost to heat and cool our homes will do the same. That sweet little 8,000 square foot mini-mansion in Haymarket will become less and less attractive. Our more convenient and more efficient living spaces will become more sought after. Witness the spiraling prices north of H and the number of homes on the Hill where the occupants have taken over the basement rental unit or have dug out the full basement or in some other way tried to add that extra room to their existing home rather than to move. The catch phrases for the next couple of decades will be that “space is overrated” and “convenience and quality of life rule.” More and more will opt to trade recreation rooms and big back yards for parks and walkable communities. All in all, our neighborhood is doing extremely well. All of the efforts and all of the monies that hundreds of us have invested here over the decades are really paying off. As we move through this decade, the Hill will only become an even better place to live and to work. Don Denton Branch Vice President Capitol Hill Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 202-741-1683 ddenton@cbmove.com ★


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Tim Barley, Jesse R. Hagopian and Tom Faison of RE/MAX Capital Allegiance’s Capitol Hill Office. Photo: Andrew Lightman

BROKERS/SALES

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS AT A GLANCE BROKERS/SALES DEVELOPERS MORTGAGES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS

427 Fourth St. NE 202-543-2272 See ad on page 43

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-741-1674 www.cbmove.com/evelyn.branic See ad on page 45

Rob Bergman

Chuck Burger

Atlas Properties

RE/MAX Allegiance 220 Seventh St. SE 202-262-3848 www.robbergman.com See ad on page 19

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-741-1676 www.chuckburger.com See ad on page 45

Todd & Stan Bissey

Thom Burns

John C. Formant Real Estate 225 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-841-SOLD johncformant.com

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-3525 www.cbthehill.com

Dee Dee Branand

Mario Camero

RENTAL SERVICES TITLE COMPANIES

Evelyn Branic

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-369-7902 www.deedeebranand.com See ad on page 47

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Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-234-2402 www.mariodc.com


Managing Capitol Hill’s best properties… Is yours on our list?

Setting a NEW and HIGHER Standard in Property Management! 202-543-2272 • Leslee Behar, President www.atlasprop.us

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George Giamas Long & Foster 202-276-6708 202-363-9700

Andrew Glasow Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-741-1654 www.cbmove.com/grant.ryall.andrew See ad on page 41

Grant Griffith Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-741-1685 www.cbmove.com/grant.ryall.andrew See ad on page 41

800 Block of A Street SE

Ethan Carson

Jane Fairweather

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-302-0438 ecarson@cbmove.com

Coldwell Banker Bethesda/Downtown 4709 Maple Ave. Bethesda, Md. 301-530-HOME www.janefairweather.com

Deborah Charlton Long & Foster 1680 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202-415-2117 or 202-944-8400 www.yourneighboronthehill.com See ad on page 45

Tom Faison RE/MAX Allegiance 220 Seventh St. SE 202-255-5554 www.realestateindc.com

Larry Chartienitz Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-255-3731 www.larshe.com See ad on page 47

Kenneth Faunteroy

City Dwellers

Andi Fleming

29 Florida Ave. NW 202-350-9034 www.citydwellers.us

Long & Foster 3500 12th St. NE 202-997-2614 andiflemingrealestate.com

Brian Logan Real Estate 2162 California St. NW 202-387-7551 www.brianloganrealestate.com

Coldwell Banker Capitol Hill South 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-3525 cbthehill.com See ad on page 13

Peter Frias

Crystal Crittenden

Joy Fulgham

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-246-0931 cbthehill.com

Fairfax Realty – Silver Spring White Oak Office Silver Spring, Md. 202-276-1497 www.fairfaxrealty.com

John C. Formant Real Estate 225 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-744-8973 www.peterfrias.com

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Peter Grimm The Smith Team Prudential Carruthers 216 Seventh St. SE 202-270-6368

Wes Grooms Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-549-1779 www.pennqtr.com See ad on page 47

Steve Gross Welcome Home Realty 640 N St. SW, Suite 603-S 202-488-1984 welcomehomerealtydc.com See ad on page 47

Steve Hagedorn Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-741-1707 www.larryandsteve.com

Damon Hall RE/MAX Rewards 6404 Ivy Lane Ste. 110 Greenbelt, Md. 202-409-7467 www.damonhall.com

Ivan Brown Realty 3211 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-399-9000


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Deborah Charlton Realtor Long & Foster

Residential Sales Seller & Buyer Representation Home Financing Acquisition & Construction Investment Property First Time Buyers Citywide Coverage

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Spring blossoms on North Carolina Ave. SE. Photo: Melissa Ashabranner

Gary Jankowski

Kitty & Tati Kaupp

Long & Foster -

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-439-6009 www.hughkelly.com See ad on page 41

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-741-1699, 202-741-1760 www.kittykaupp.com See ad on page 45

Capitol Hill 721 D St. SE 202-547-9200 www.sellcapitolhill.com

John C. Formant Real Estate

Keller Williams – Capitol Hill

225 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-3900 www.johncformant.com

801 D St. NE 202-243-7740 kellerwilliamsdc.com

Angela Jones

Morgan Knull

Long & Foster 3500 12th St. NE 202-494-6797 angelajonesrealestate.com

RE/MAX Gateway 202-431-9867 www.morganknull.com

Jason Martin Group Keller Williams 202-641-0299 www.jasonmartingroup.com

Chase Moore

Lee Murphy Pam Kristof

Kristine Jones

Senate Realty 202-365-5100 chase@squarerootsales.com

The Smith Team Prudential Carruthers 216 Seventh St. SE 202-415-4716

RE/MAX 1720 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202-588-2021 www.kristofgroup.com See ad on back cover

Merrill Kahn

Lisowski Realty Group

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6283 www.merrilljoan.com

James Lisowski RE/MAX 220 Seventh St. SE 202-550-7278 www.lisowskirealty.com

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Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-277-7477 www.leemurphy.net

Joel Nelson Keller Williams 801 D St. NE 202-243-7707 www.joelnelsongroup.com See ad on page 9


*RULE #1 in Real Estate* Work with agents who know your neighborhood.

Your Neighborhood Realtors

Megan Shapiro

George Olson

(Cell) 202-329-4068

(Cell) 202-203-0339

meg@megandgeorge.com

george@megandgeorge.com

www.megandgeorge.com Allegiance

The Norris Group

The Larry Chartienitz Realty Team Licensed in MD,DC & VA

Larry Chartienitz 202-255-3731 Sheila Power 202-285-3030 Over 30 years specializing in Residential Sales and Commercial Sales & Commercial Leasing

From Capitol Hill to Montgomery County and the Virginia Hills, We can service your Real Estate needs whether you are buying or selling. Capitol Hill Office: 202-547-3525 • www.larshe.com

Bob Williams Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage “Former Owner of Burns & Williams Real Estate, Serving Capitol Hill since 1977”

Phone: 202-543-5959 E-mail: BobWilliams@mris.com Web: BobWilliamsRealEstate.com

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Aaron Smith The Smith Team Prudential Carruthers 216 Seventh St. SE 202-498-6794 See ad on page 11

John Smith The Smith Team Prudential Carruthers 216 Seventh St. SE 202-262-6037 john.smith.pcragent.com See ad on page 11

Ryall Smith

Don Denton, , Branch Vice President, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row. Photo: Andrew Lightman

George Olson

Frank Ray

RE/MAX Allegiance 220 Seventh St. SE 202-203-0339 www.megandgeorge.com See ad on page 47

Coldwell Realtors 605 Pennsylvania Ave., SE 202-243-7925

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-741-1781 www.cbmove.com/grant.ryall.andrew See ad on page 45

Joel Truitt, Broker

RE/MAX Allegiance – Capitol Hill

Joel Truitt Management Inc. 734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 See ad on page 41

220 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5600, www.sell4.com

Michael Tubbs

Bryce Rowland Coldwell Banker 202-741-1773, brycerowland.com

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-3525 www.pettietubbs.com

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-741-1770 www.pettietubbs.com

Gerald C. Seegers

Tutt, Taylor, Rankin

Urbane Realty 301-649-6029 www.urbanerealty.com

1206 30th St. NW 202-333-1212 www.ttrsir.com

JT Powell

Judi Seiden

Karen Voellm

Fern Pannill John C. Formant Real Estate 225 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 240-508-4856

Linda Pettie

Coldwell Banker 202-465-2357 www.JTPowell.com See ad on page 43

Peter Principe The Von Schlegal Team RE/MAX Allegiance 220 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5088 www.jackiev.com See ad on page 5

Prudential Carruthers Realtors Capitol Hill 216 Seventh St. SE 202-393-1111 prudentialcarruthers.com

Prudential Carruthers 216 Seventh St. SE 202-547-4419 judi.seiden.pcragent.com

Megan Shapiro RE/MAX Allegiance 220 Seventh St. SE 202-329-4068 www.megandgeorge.com See ad on page 47

P.L. Skip Singleton Jr. DC Living 4933 MacArthur Blvd. NW 202-271-8965, www.dcliving.com

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Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-262-5242 www.kvrealtyteam.com See ad on page 47

Jackie Von Schlegal The Von Schlegal Team RE/MAX Allegiance 220 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5088 www.jackiev.com See ad on page 5

Ressie Wallace Wilson RE/MAX Allegiance 220 Seventh St. SE 202-359-9641


Welcome Home Realty 640 N St. SW, Suite 603-S 202-488-1984 welcomehomerealtydc.com See ad on page 47

Stanton Development Corp. 202-544-6666 See ad on page 39

Tenacity Group Bob Williams Realty Group

1-800-496-0235 www.tenacitygroup.com

Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-5959 bobwilliamsrealestate.com See ad on page 47

MORTGAGES

Willoughby Realty

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 202-216-5707

809 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-3600 willoughbyrealty.com

Phyllis Jane Young Coldwell Banker 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-4236 www.phyllisjaneyoung.com See ads on page 43 &163

DEVELOPERS Capital Development Group 717 King St. Ste. 300 Alexandria, Va. 703-548-5900 www.capdevgroup.com

Chapman Development LLC 800 Kenilworth Ave. NE 202-742-6500 chapmandevelopmentllc. com

Cornerstone Group 202-588-0858 www.cstonegroup.net

EYA 4400 Hampden Lane Ste. 300 Bethesda, Md. 301-634-8600 www.EYA.com

Preston Cherouny

Chris Cox Acacia Federal Savings 202-543-6830

Frank Donnelly SunTrust Mortgage 1445 New York Ave. NW, Fourth floor 202-624-1245

Powell Jones Wells Fargo 4926 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202-895-5160 www.wfhm.com/wfhm/ powell-jones

Mark R. Lippman Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas 725 15th St. NW 202-626-9100 fnfd.com

Manna Mortgage Frank Demarais 828 Evarts St. NE 202-832-1845 mannamortgage.org

Metropolitan Mortgage Services 202-965-9814 www.metropolitanmortgagedc.com

“We are part of Capitol Hill, We don’t just work here... We live here, too. Let our neighborhood experience work for you...”

National Capital Bank IDS Inc. 202-540-9120 www.idshomes.com

316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-8000 www.nationalcapitalbank. com

Sealander Brokerage Commercial Development 200 G St. NE 202-544-2800

PCR Mortgage Services 1-866-782-5267 www.realtyhome.com

202.546.3100 210 7th Street, SE. #100. WDC 20003 www.monarchtitle.net

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John C. Formant Real Estate

Pascal & Weiss

225 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-3900 www.johncformant.com

Kathleen I. Andrews 1008 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-2200 www.pascalweiss.com

Long & Foster - Capitol Hill 721 D St. SE 202-547-9200 www.longandfoster.com

Prudential Carruthers Realtors

RENTAL SERVICES Evolve Property Management, LLC

216 Seventh St. SE 202-393-1111 www.prudentialcarruthers.com

1375 Maryland Ave. NE Pierce School Loft: J 202-359-RENT www.evolvellc.com

Yarmouth Management

John C. Formant Real Estate

309 Seventh St. SE 202-547-3511 www.yarmouthm.com See ad on page 49

225 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-3900 www.johncformant.com

Prudential Carruthers Realtors Margot Kelly, a prominent developer of Barracks Row. Photo: Andrew Lightman

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Atlas Properties 201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Suite C8 202-543-2272 See ad on page 43

Dunphy Properties 1 E St. SE 202-546-2859

E&G Group 1350 Beverly Road Ste. 200 McLean, Va. 703-893-0303 www.eandggroup.com

Evolve Property Management, LLC 1375 Maryland Ave. NE Pierce School Loft: J 202-359-RENT www.evolvellc.com

Joel Truitt Management Inc. Joel Truitt, Broker 734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 See ad on page 41

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MULTIPLE UNITS

216 Seventh St. SE 202-393-1111 www.prudentialcarruthers.com

Atlas Properties

RE/MAX Capitol Realtors

201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Suite C8 202-543-2272 See ad on page 43

Joel Truitt Management Inc. Joel Truitt, Broker 734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 See ad on page 41

220 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5600 www.remax.com

Yarmouth Management 309 Seventh St. SE 202-547-3511 www.yarmouthm.com See ad on page 49

TITLE COMPANIES REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS Battino, Morris, Esq. 1200 Perry St. NE Ste. 100 202-269-3333

Richard Halberstein 705 D Street, SE 202-546-1111

Mudd & Mudd Richard J. Mudd 2319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-584-4382

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Congressional Title & Escrow Inc. 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 170 202-544-0800 See ad on page 49

Monarch Title 210 Seventh St. SE Ste. 100 202-546-3100 www.monarchtitle.net See ad on page 49


HOME SERVICES Spring tulips. Photo: Andrew Lightman

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Green East Garden is bounded by 17th, 18th, D, and E Streets SE. Photo: Rindy O’Brien

Capitol Hill Community Gardening Getting a plot is worth the wait by Rindy O’Brien

T

he biggest trend in gardening is all about vegetables. Community gardening has taken off across the country and, on Capitol Hill, a community garden plot is one of the most sought after possessions. The wait can be long. But, don’t despair. The wait is well worth it, and more urban garden plots are springing up each season. Thanks to the ingenuity of Hill gardeners like Pat Taylor and others of the Capitol Hill Community Garden Land Trust, community gardens in our neighborhood are here to stay. The Land Trust was started over 10 years ago. The Trust is a non-profit entity that identifies neglected blocks of land and transforms them into green community gardens. It doesn’t happen overnight, but when the right neighbors come together, like at the

recent Green East Community Garden, an eyesore can turn into a family gathering spot. Sometimes the land has been on the city books for years due to unpaid taxes, or it may be land that has been deeded to a church or business. Often the property cannot be developed because it doesn’t meet current zoning laws, but that can mean it’s perfect for another use. So, for a few dollars, the Trust is able to purchase the land and offer it to Hill neighbors as a community garden. The nine gardens on the Hill are: Green East Community Garden, Hill East Community Garden, Hilton Community Garden, King’s Court Community Garden, Lovejoy Community Garden, Pomegranate Alley Community Garden, Garden, Waterside, and Wylie Street Community Garden. An interactive map with each

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location and information on applying for a plot is posted at the DC Field to Fork network website http://fieldtoforknetwork.org. In most cases, the gardens are fenced and locked to protect the investments made by the gardeners. But go by any of the garden sites after work or on a Saturday and you will find plenty of people to show you around and answer questions. Sharing garden plots is also becoming quite popular and may be a good way to work your way into a community garden space and make new friends. How does a community garden work? Each of the nine gardens on Capitol Hill operate independent from one another, but have the same basic structure. There is a board or steering committee that has the authority to set the rules of the garden,


collect dues, and manage the membership list. For each of the gardens in 2011, there is a waiting list, but with a little patience one can usually find a plot within the season you apply or certainly in the second year. There are some gardens, like the Hilton Garden at about 210 6th St. NE, where the waiting list is nine years or more. There are fees collected to help pay for common soil, fertilizers, fencing, and water. Some of the gardens have strict rules as to which pesticides, composting, and other general biological processes can or cannot be conducted. Others are less fussy, but almost all require some shared volunteer time during the growing season. Once accepted as a gardener, you’ll be given a raised

bed and from there it is up to you to design, plant, and weed. Before long, you’ll be enjoying homegrown vegetables. Hill gardeners range from those looking to explore exotic kinds of onions and lettuce, to those nurturing the predictable basil, tomato, and carrots. Vegetable gardening is a great way to stretch the family food budget, and for many, the gardens become their social circle where families meet up, kids play and learn, and life-long friendships are made. There are other ways to get your hands dirty while waiting for your spot. The best overall resource for finding a volunteer garden spot is an organization called Rooting DC. It is part of the bigger network that you will want to get to know, Field to Fork DC Network. The

Community gardening is a family affair where youngsters can play and learn about the value of freshly grown foods. Photo: Rindy O’Brien

www.localharvest.org matches local farmers to residents for freshgrown food drop-offs http://fieldtoforknetwork.org DC’s Field to Fork Network refers to the dozens of organizations working in DC to foster regional change in how we approach our food. The Network works to strengthen links between community gardening, food distribution, nutritional education and seasonal cooking. Has interactive map of Capitol Hill Community Gardens. www.rootingdc.org Rooting DC is a FREE Urban Gardening Forum held annually in February http://capitolhillgardenclub.blogspot.com The Capitol Hill Garden Club brings together people interested in gardening, landscaping and the environment.

Network tries to strengthen links between community gardening, food distribution, nutritional education and seasonal cooking. The site can offer ways to connect to other gardeners, find volunteer opportunities and workshop offerings, or learn about bringing a wider diversity of specialty crops to your community. Finally, if you aren’t the type to get your hands dirty at all, but want to eat healthy, locally-grown food, Eastern Market vendors are bringing more local and organically grown produce from their fields to your door. There are also organizations like Local Harvest that matches local farmers with area consumers. Each week, the farmers drop off what is in harvest in a box to the local drop off spot and consumers then pick up their box. The consumer pays a set amount for the season. The fun or downside (depending on your sense of adventure) is that there is a little uncertainty as to what you will be receiving each week, since it depends on the farmers’ crop output. Those savvy Hill folks who have participated in the coop in past years, all smile and say it is definitely worth it. For more information contact www.localharvest.org. ★

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What’s Your Style? Six Prominent Architectural Styles on Capitol Hill by Bruce Wentworth, AIA, PHOTOS ANDREW LIGHTMAN

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here are over 8,000 homes in the Capitol Hill Historic District, built from the 16th century to the early 1900s. While most people who live here treasure these bits of history that are in their care, a more comprehensive knowledge about building’s history, style, and age can help develop a deeper appreciation for the importance of properly designed restorations, renovations, and additions. Over the past few decades, many of these older homes have been lovingly restored to their former beauty. Below we will list the features of the dominant types of Hill architecture and some tips on basic care. Remember, if your home is in the historic district, even new windows and doors must be reviewed by the historic Preservation Office. Italianate Style (1840-85) This style is delicate and subject to deterioration. Its prominent characteristics are: • Tall, narrow windows arched or curved above frequently with elaborated crows, usually of inverted U shape.

Italianate Style at the corner of 10th and D Sts. SE.

Queen Anne at the corner of 10th and South Carolina Ave, SE.

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Square cupola or tower. Window and door hoods. Window sashes were typically two lite over two lite, or one over one, depending upon their location in the building. Typically doors were four panel and without glazing. Moldings tended to be heavy, and there was usually a transom panel of glass. Often a decorative hood was located over the doorway to symbolically reinforce the entry. Queen Anne Style (1880-1910) This style is ubiquitous to Capitol Hill. Its prominent characteristics are: • Steeply pitched and irregularly shaped roof, usually with a large front-facing gable. • Cutaway bay windows or other illusory devices to avoid a smoothwalled appearance. • Asymmetrical façade with partial or full-width porch and extended along one or both side walls.

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The Queen Anne style tends to have more unusual and varied windows than other styles. Typically they are double hung with one lite over one lite. Queen Anne windows occasionally have small panes surrounding a large single pane, curved patterned mullions or diamond panes. Colored glass was used occasionally. Four panel doors tend to be the norm for Capitol Hill Queen Anne homes. There are exceptions involving doors with glass lites or double doors with two panels. Always try to repair and restore the original door if you are fortunate enough to have it. Many companies manufacture replicas and you can also have a door custom made for your home in the appropriate style. Second Empire Style (1855-1885) A good example of a Second Empire home is located at 6th and G Streets, SE. A rare style on the Hill, its characteristics are: • Mansard roof with dormer windows on steep lower slope. • Molded cornices normally bound the lower roof slope both above

Rare example of Second Empire at the corner of 6th and G Streets, SE.


scale. The buildings have little ornamentation and minimal detail. There are about as many frame as there are brick Federal style buildings on Capitol Hill. At the time of their construction, the technology available to produce glass was limited. Thus, Federal style homes had multi-lite windows each comprised of two sashes having six lite over six, nine over nine, or twelve over twelve. Replacing or repairing your windows to match the original is critical. Mullions should be glazed into the glass and frames and always be of wood. Because of the simplicity of this style, the windows are unusually critical to the appearance of these buildings.

Federal flat front in the 400 block of 6th Street, SE.

and below. • Decorative brackets beneath eaves. The mansard roof, typical to the Second Empire style, is its most important feature, and the most critical component to protect. Additionally, many of these homes once had decorative metal grilles running across the roof line. It is possible to recreate the original cresting, or repair the existing one. Federal Style (1780-1840) The plainest of the styles, Federal buildings are characterized by: • Semicircular or elliptical fanlight over front door often incorporated into more elaborate door surround including a decorative crown or small entry porch. • Decorative moldings highlight cornice, usually with tooth-like dentils. • Windows with double-hung sashes; three part Palladian windows are typical. The Federal style, sometimes called Adams or Colonial, tends to be of a humble nature and executed on a small

The Stick Style (1860-1890) A reflection of Victorian exuberance, there are few buildings faithful to this style on Capitol Hill, although a few have been altered at the time it was in vogue. The Stick style was meant to be rendered in wood. Characteristics: • Overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends (shown as brackets in town houses). • Wooden wall cladding interrupted by patterns of horizontal, vertical or diagonal boards (stickwork) raised from wall surface. • Porches have diagonal or curved braces.

Richarsonian Romanesque in the 400 block of A Street, SE.

Richardsonian Romanesque Style (1880-1900) An American style developed by Henry Hobson Richardson, this style is more prevalent in Dupont Circle than Capitol Hill. Its characteristics are: • Round topped arches over windows, porch supports or entrance. • Masonry walls with rough faced squared stonework. • Most have towers which are normally round with conical roofs. The Richardsonian Romanesque style is robust and hearty, and was always constructed of stone. Our houses are, of course homes most importantly, but with imagination and professional help, they can be modernized while still maintaining their historical integrity and beauty. Bruce Wentworth, AIA, is an architect and home improvement contractor. He is president of Wentworth, Inc. Visit www. wentworthstudio.com, or call 240-3950705 to learn more about Wentworth’s remodeling services. ★

Stick Embellishments on Constitution Ave. NE.

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Frager’s staff mug at the front counter.

ADDRESS NUMBERS

PCK HVAC

The Kitchen Company

Monumental Graphics

240-252-8287 pckhvac@aol.com See ad on page 65

424 Eighth St. SE, 202-546-0400 the-kitchen-co.com See ad on page 73

Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating

Skip’s Appliance Service

202-251-7980 www.monumentalgraphics.net

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING Argent Heating and Cooling 703-281-6300 www.argent-llc.com

Aspen Air/Heating 301-439-5340 See ad on page 57

Barry Plumbing & Heating 202-842-2424 202-546-2675 www.jebarryplbg.com See ad inside back cover

202-333-1310 www.polar-bear-hvac.com See ads on page 57 & 3

Real Plumbers 301-567-2001 www.realplumbers.net See ad on page 57

Zeyno Kitchen & Bath Gallery 1242 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-546-3452 www.zeynokbg.com See ad on page 73

Trans-Potomac HVAC

ARCHITECTS

John Fulcher 202-258-6158 See ad on page 57

Bell Architects

APPLIANCE PURCHASE/ REPAIR

Complete Air Bill Cruz 1-888-721-1218 240-876-8235 See ad on page 59

301-864-7493 See ad on page 57

Appliances Pro 703-652-6076 www.prorepairappliance.com See ad on page 59

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1228 Ninth St. NW, 202-548-7570 www.bellarc.com

Bright Design Group 202-314-5185 www.brightdesigndc.com

Fowler Architects 1819 D St. SE, 202-546-0896 www.fowler-architects.com


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Lawlor Architects 120 Fourth St. SE 202-543-4446 www.lawlorarchitects.com See ad on page 63

Paul Wilson Architect PLLC 1833 Fifth St. NW – Rear 202-986-1850 www.paulwilsonarchitect.com

Wentworth Studio 8555 Connecticut Ave. NW Ste. 200 240-395-0705 www.wentworthstudio.com See ad on page 61

Workshop 156 11th St. NE 202-546-0428 www.workshoparch.com

ARCHITECTURAL ARTIFACTS Brass Knob Architectural Antiques

Andrew Lightman

2311 18th St. NW 202-332-3370 www.thebrassknob.com

Community Forklift (301) 985-5180 www.communityforklift.com See ad on page 60

Forsythia on Christ Church grounds in the 600 block of G Street, SE

BATH REMODELING SEE KITCHEN & BATH

Renaissance Development LLC

Hayama Cabinetmakers

BUILDING RESTORATION

202-547-2345 www.rendevdc.com See ad on page 19

919 12th St. SE 202-621-7626 www.hayama-cabinetmakers.com

Architraves 703-220-2701 architravedc@gmail.com

Capitol Hill Restoration Society 420 10th St. SE 202-543-0425 www.chrs.org See ad on page 199

The Craftsmen Group (202)332-3700 www.thecraftsmengroup.com

Lloyd’s Custom Cabinetry

CARPENTRY/CABINETS

301-599-1616 www.lloydpitts.com

Capitol Carpentry 202-441-7071 www.capitolcarpentry.com

CARPET CLEANING

Carl’s Custom Woodworking

Domesticall

301-449-5964 www.carlscustomwoodworking.com

703-486-1234 www.domesticall.com

Galway Bay Woodworks

Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning

202-544-2362 www.galwaybaywoodworks.com

202-882-1888

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Servicemaster Clean

Maid Pro Capitol Hill

301-333-0400

202-350-9761 www.maidprocapitolhill.com

Woven History 311-315 Seventh St. SE 202-543-1705 www.wovenhistory.com See ad on page 95

Paloma’s Cleaning Service 703-864-7634 palomascleaningservice.com

Saving Grace Services

CHIMNEY CLEANING & REPAIR ACD Chimney Service 202-332-8331 www.acdchimneyservice.com

Servicemaster Clean

High’s Chimney Service

Standard Cleaning Service Inc.

202-289-2750 www.highschimney.com

CLEANING - HOUSE A Cleaning Service, Inc. 703-892-8648 www.acleaningserviceinc.com See ad on page 61

• One-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly • Move in – Move out • Residential and Offices • Work Guaranteed • Supplies & Equipment Provided

Maid for a Day Cleaning Services Bonded & Insured For Free Estimates

202-543-0087

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301-333-0400

703-719-9850 www.standardcleaning.com

CONTRACTORS – HOME IMPROVEMENT 16th St Restoration 202-368-1319 See ad on page 63

Do-It-All Cleaning Services

Bradco Supply

240-582-6439 doitallcleaningservices.com

301-779-4440 www.bradcosupply.com

DomestiCall

Buffalo Company, LLC

703-486-1234 www.domesticall.com

703-786-3863 www.buffalocompanyusa.com

Maid Brigade

BGV Construction

800-515-MAID www.maidbrigade.com

202-525-3513 www.bgvconstruction.com

Maid Cleaning Service, Inc.

Capitol Carpentry

1-877-573-8300 www.maidcleaningservice.com See ad on page 61

Maid for a Day 202-543-0087 vsh402@aol.com See ad on page 60

10 min from the Hill

www.CommunityForklift.com

Home Therapy 202-360-6988 savinggraceservices.com

202-441-7071 www.capitolcarpentry.com

Capitol Hill Residential Improvement Services (CHRIS) 202-607-9194 www.chrisforney.com

David DoItAll Maid to Clean 703-299-0101 www.maidtoclean.com See ad on page 60

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Deborah J. Braun Contracting

Foley Homes

JHI Contracting

202-744-4684 www.dbrauncontracting.com

703-248-0808 202-281-6767

202-544-1813 www.jhicontractinginc.com

Dila Construction

Gil Painting Company

Joel Truitt Builders

202-460-4003 www.dilaconstruction.com

301-445-4385 301-370-9940 www.gilpainting.com See ad on page 81

734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 See ad on page 65

DST Construction

Levine Group

202-747-2831

Home 360 202-247-0104

703-675-5996 www.Home360.biz

F&C Home Improvement, LLC

J.F. Meyer Construction Co.

202-492-9513 See ad on page 69

202-965-1600 www.jfmeyer.com See ad on page 63

Eddie Home Improvement

301-585-4848 www.thelevinegroup.com

National Capital Kitchens

Andrew Lightman

202-544-3316 www.nationalcapitalkitchens.com See ad on page 2

Richardsonian Romanesque mansion on the 600 block of G Street, SE

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Neighbors gossip across from the Marine Barracks. Photo: Andrew Lightman

NWM Company

Renderos Remodeling

Traditional Builders Inc.

301-277-9292 nwmcompany.com

240-281-0900 301-942-1548

410-991-1834 tradbuild.com

P&P Construction

Sestak Remodeling Solutions

Traditions General Contracting

202-548-0404 www.pandpbuilders.com

202-528-9606 www.sestakremodeling.com

202-536-4769 www.traditionscontracting.com

P. Mullins Concrete

Something Different Contracting

Venus Builders Group LLC

202-270-8973 See ad on page 75

202-321-6416

202-575-2499 www.venusbuildersgroup.com

Sundance Contracting LLC Phix It 202-491-4473 www.phixit.net

202-547-4483 www.sundancecontracting.com See ad on page 65

R.W. Enterprize

Surdus Remodeling, LLC

202-674-0300

866-520-8628 surdusremodeling.com

202-828-0713 301-674-1991 www.wood-whitacre.com See ad on page 87

DESIGN/BUILD

Renaissance Development LLC 202-547-2345 www.rendevdc.com See ad on page 19

Wood & Whitacre Contractors

TDR Group LLC 202-725-4050 tdrgdesign.com

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Classic Design and Build 1-888-807-6363 www.classicdesignandbuild.com


Restorations/ Remodeling Our craftsmen carry out a variety of projects from repairs to additions, kitchens, baths, restoration, stairs, to doors and windows, solar installations, handyman services and more. As a design & build firm, we start by carefully planning the project and budgeting, securing permits, then contracting the project. Our woodworking shop can make almost anything from cabinets, built-ins, windows & doors to counter tops, libraries, moldings, etc. Our painters carefully finish the project – all to our strict quality standards. 10% Discount to members of Capitol Hill Village.

Honest Dependable On Call 24 hours 10% off maintenance and checkups Contact PCK HVAC for all of your heating and cooling needs

(240) 252-8287 www.pckhvac.com

Joel Truitt Builders, Inc. 734 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 www.joeltruittbuildersinc.net

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Porches provide a wonderful place to enjoy spring flowers. PHOTO: Andrew Lightman.

Foley Homes

Empower Electric

Heritage Wood Floors

703-248-0808 202-281-6767

301-203-3000

301-855-3006

Taylor & Taylor Electrical Services

Residential Floors

Hodgson Design/Build 202-236-5800

202-595-6212 taylorandtaylorelectricalservices.com

Traditions General Contracting 202-536-4769 www.traditionscontracting.com

Wentworth Studio 8555 Connecticut Ave. NW Ste. 200 240-395-0705 www.wentworthstudio.com See ad on page 61

301-990-7775 www.residentialfloors.co

FRAMING – PICTURE Wilcox Electric 202-546-1010 www.wilcox-electric.com See ad on page 67

Frame of Mine 522 Eighth St. SE 202-543-3030 www.frame-of-mine.com See ad on page 67

FLOORS Frame Up All American Floors

ELECTRICAL

202-269-3543 www.allamericanfloors.biz

Electricworks

Capitol Hill Floor

301-254-0153 Electricworks1@aol.com See ad on page 67

202-397-3860 www.capitolhillfloor.com

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317 Seventh St. SE 202-546-1504 See ad on page 67

Newman’s Gallery & Custom Frames 513 11th St. SE 202-544-7577 newmangallery.com See ad on page 67


THE HILL’S ELECTRICIAN Since 1990

www.wilcox-electric.com

202-546-1010

Residential & Commercial New Work • Rewiring • Repairs • Interior/Exterior Lighting

Awarded the Super Service Award from Angie's List in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Stephen D. Wilcox Master Electrician References Available Licensed - Insured - Bonded

NEWMAN GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMES Serving Capitol Hill since 1984 • Custom designed mats • Wide selection • Work done on premises

ELECTRICWORKS Rapid Response & Expertise New Work • Rewiring Lighting Design • Repairs

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513 11th St., SE (Eastern Market Metro) Tue.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 202.544.7577

Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured

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301-254-0153

“High quality design and preservation framing are our top priorities”

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FUMIGATION/PEST CONTROL SERVICES

GUTTERS – SEE ROOFERS

Dixon’s Pest Control

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joel Truitt Builders 734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 See ad on page 65

202-882-6565

NWM Company

David DoItAll FLK Pest & Rodent Control

301-277-9292

202-635-0649 www.david-doitall.com

301-273-5740

HARDWARE

Eddie Home Improvement Pest Services Co.

202-247-0104

301-779-5800 PestServicesCompany.com See ad on page 69

EVG Contractors LLC

ACE Hardware

301-237-1748 EVGContractorsLLC@msn.com

1055 Fifth St. NW, 202-682-4570 www.acehardwaredc.com See ad on page 67

F&C Home Improvement, LLC

Frager’s Hardware

GRANITE & MARBLE The Kitchen Company 424 Eighth St. SE 202-546-0400 the-kitchen-co.com See ad on page 73

1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6157 www.fragersdc.com See ad on page 69 and 95

202-492-9513 See ad on page 69

Handyman Express 703-615-7122

Zeyno Kitchen & Bath Gallery

HandyMan Masters, LLC

1242 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-546-3452 www.zeynokbg.com See ad on page 73

202-528-0621 www.HandymanMastersLLC.com

Park’s Hardware 920 H St. NE 202-546-8878

HAULING – SEE MOVING

Jim’s Handyman Service, LLC 202-370-7902 www.jimzinn.com

HOME INSPECTIONS Discovery Home Inspection Services 202-413-9012 jbdiscoveryinspections.com

Homeauthority LLC 703-675-5452

HOME GOODS ACE Hardware 1055 Fifth St. NW 202-682-4570 www.acehardwaredc.com

Andrew Lightman

Community Forklift

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4671 Tanglewood Drive Edmonston, Md. 20781 301-985-5180 www.communityforklift.com See ad on page 60


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Frager’s Hardware

Bright Design Group

Thornton Designs

1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6157 www.fragersdc.com See ad on page 69 & 95

202-314-5185 www.brightdesigndc.com

202-544-2521 www.ThorntonDesigns.com

C. Dudley Brown & Associates

IRONWORK

Homebody

710 E St. SE 202-546-7176

Ace Welding

715 8th Street, SE 202-544-8445 www.homebodydc.com See ad on page 97

Cherry Antiques & Design 202-271-2464 www.cherryantiques.com

Hill’s Kitchen 713 D St. SE 202-543-1997 www.hillskitchen.com See ad on page 97

The Brass Knob 202-332-3370 www.thebrassknob.com

Gary Shaffer 202-889-6440 See ad on page 71

Federal City Iron Ltd. Design Redefined 202-468-5617 www.design-redefined.com

202-547-1945 See ad on page 71

Iron Fundi Design For Change 202-543-7040 www.designforchange.net See ad on page 71

202-222-5928 www.ironfundi.com See ad on page 71

Suburban Welding

INTERIOR DECORATORS & DESIGNERS

Eric Lieberknecht Design 149 11th St. NE 202 544-4420 LieberknechtDesign.com

JACKS

Aesthetic Answers 724 F St. NE 202-683-7132 www.aesthetic-answers.com See ad on page 71

703-765-9344 www.suburbanweldingcompany.com See ad on page 71

Fine Art Finishes 202-544-3142 www.fine-art-finishes.com

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Just Jacks Co. 202-462-2759


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Federal City Iron, Ltd. All Ornamental Ironwork Expert Cast Iron Stair Repairs Window Bars & Security Gates Fencing & Tree Boxes Specializing in Capitol Hill Styles

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ACE WELDING CO. 46 Years Experience • Family Owned and Operated

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KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

KITCHENWARE Frager’s Hardware

Bradco Supply 301-779-4440 www.bradcosupply.com

1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6157 www.fragersdc.com See ad on page 69 & 95

Capital Housecraft 202-664-7888 www.capitalhousecraft. com

Classic Design and Build 1-888-807-6363

Hill’s Kitchen 713 D St. SE 202-543-1997 www.hillskitchen.com See ad on page 97

www.classicdesignandbuild.com

LANDSCAPING

Joel Truitt Builders

Art Garden Design

734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 See ad on page 65

202-396-3396 www.artgardendesign. com See ad on page 73

Eric Lieberknecht Design

Bowman Landscaping

149 11th St. NE 202 544-4420 LieberknechtDesign.com

202-234-6282 See ad on page 72

Branches Tree Experts 301-585-4848 www.thelevinegroup.com

301-589-6181 www.branchestreeexperts.com See ad on page 87

National Capital Kitchens

Capitol Tree Care

Levine Group

LANDSCAPES AND GARDEN DESIGN A complete outdoor living space design service

202-213-5002

202-544-3316 www.nationalcapitalkitchens.com See ad on page 2

gary@hallewell.com

Porcelite Enterprises

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST Yard Clean Up • Sodding • Mulching Trimming Shrubs • Aeration Dethatching • Planting • Leaf Removal Mowing • Seeding & Fertilizing • Hauling

301-595-9131 www.porceliteliner.com

The Kitchen Company 424 Eighth St. SE 202-546-0400 the-kitchen-co.com See ad on page 73

Zeyno Kitchen & Bath Gallery

W.LFA.NDS BOWMAN C A PI NG

202.234.6282

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1242 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-546-3452 www.zeynokbg.com See ad on page 73

202-234-0577 www.capitol-tree-care. com

Cheryl Corson Design 202-494-5054 www.cherylcorson.com See ad on page 73

David DoItAll 202-635-0649 www.david-doitall.com

Garden Arts 202-213-5002 www.hallewell.com See ad on page 72

Garden Wise 202-543-3422 703-243-5982 www.gardenwiseinc.com See ad on page 72


The Kitchen Co Inc

SINCE 1984

FEATURING EXECUTIVE “ECO-FRIENDLY” CABINETRY

Alan Tassler 202-246-4206 424 8th Street SE Washington DC 20003 202-546-0400 202-544-0023 fax kitchenco@yahoo.com www.the-kitchen-co.com

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LOCKSMITHS Budget Lock & Key Services 1006 Florida Ave. NE 202-399-0864

Door Detail 301-270-0826 www.doordetail.com

District Lock 202-547-8236 districtlock@aol.com See ad on page 71

Frager’s Hardware 1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6157 www.fragersdc.com See ad on page 69

MASONRY, STONEWORK 16th St Restoration 202-368-1319 See ad on page 63

Bricklands Ltd. 202-544-9301 www.Bricklandsandsons.com

JHI Contracting 202-528-2877 202-544-1813 www.jhicontractinginc.com

Michaliga Masonry

Ginkgo Gardens

Reginald’s Landscaping

911 11th St. SE 202-543-5172 www.ginkgogardens.com See ad on page 95

301-420-7027, 301-908-8331

P. Mullins Concrete Sudden Gardens 202-492-4279 Lotsofdave@hotmail.com

Surroundings 1023 East Capitol St. SE 202-546-2125 www.surroundings.bz

202-812-6468 www.pointingplus.com See ad on page 77

Renaissance Development LLC

Moody Landscape Architecture Ryan Moody 202-543-1286 ryan@moodyarchitecture.com www.moodyarchitecture.com

202-270-8973 See ad on page 75

Pointing Plus

LRS Landscaping 202-543-2004 202-345-7523 See ad on page 73

202-544-4484 www.michaligamasonry.com See ad on page 77

Thomas Landscapes & Maintenance 301-642-5182 www.thomaslandscapes.com See ad on page 75

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611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-2345 www.rendevdc.com See ad on page 19


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CONTINENTAL MOVERS

HOME SERVICES

FOR A STRESS FREE MOVE Owner Operated since 1982

T.R. Sellheim Construc.

ORGANIZATION

202-362-1700

Ducks in a Row 202-543-0517

MOVING & HAULING 1-800-468-5865 www.1800gotjunk.com

202-544-JILL www.jillofalltradesdc.com See ad on page 77

Boyd F. Gray

Solutions by Scott

1-800-GOT-JUNK

202-561-0498 202-210-7439

• Local Moving • Long Distance

Continental Movers

All East Coast cities from Florida to Maine

• Packing Services • Pianos and Big Objects

202-438-1489 • 301-340-0602 www.continentalmovers.net Cmora53607@msn.com

Peach Moving Services

Jill of All Trades

202-249-8330 www.solutionsbyscott.com

202-438-1489 www.continentalmovers.net See ad on page 76

PAINT STORES

Great Scott Moving 301-699-2066 www.greatscottmoving.com

533 Eighth St. SE 202-544-6003 www.duron.com

Majestic Moving & Storage

Farrow & Ball

202-270-4608 www.majesticmoving.com

300 D St. NW Ste. 622 202-479-6780 www.farrow-ball.com

Duron Paints & Wallcoverings

Peach Trucking & Moving

When Trust Matters Most

202-368-7492 mike@peachmoving.com See ad on page 76

Residential, Office & Commercial

You Call I Haul

Frager’s Hardware 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6157 www.fragersdc.com See ad on page 69 & 95

202-396-0105 See ad on page 69

NURSERIES (PLANTS)

Little Peach in Training

Short Term Notice Moves Local & Up to 300 mile Radius Expert Packing & Unpacking Temporary Storage by the Day Hourly Rates

Michael Pietsch (aka Peach) Capitol Hill Resident

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PAINTING CONTRACTORS

Frager’s Hardware

David Mahoney Painting Company

1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6157 www.fragersdc.com See ad on page 69 & 95

866-967-6711 www.mahoneypainting.com See ad on page 79

Ginkgo Gardens 911 11th St. SE 202-543-5172 www.ginkgogardens.com See ad on page 95

Thomas Landscapes & Maintenance 301-642-5182 thomaslandscapes.com See ad on page 75

Fine Art Finishes 202-544-3142 www.fine-art-finishes.com

Gil Painting Company 301-445-4385 301-370-9940 www.gilpainting.com See ad on page 81


Historic Renovation & Artisan Stonework Award-Winning Mason with over 30 years of experience

SPECIALIZING IN: Custom Masonry • Stone • Brick Work Point Up • Restoration • Patio & Water Gardens Call Tom for a Free Estimate

202-544-4484 www.michaligamasonry.com FORMER HEAD MASON OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL FROM 1989 - 1996. Reasonable Prices : Hill Resident | Licensed • Bonded • Insured

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Melissa Ashabranner

HOME SERVICES

A beautiful and unusual doorway at East Capitol and 8th St. NE

Image Painting & Drywall

R.W. Enterprize General Contracting

202-543-1914 www.imagepainting.com See ad on page 78

202-674-0300

J.F. Meyer Painting & Decorating 202-965-1600 www.jfmeyer.com See ad on page 78

Joel Truitt Builders 734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 See ad on page 65

Ricardo Ramos Painting & Repair 301-661-3515 301-680-2065

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Tech Painting Co. 202-544-2135 www.techpainting.com See ad on page 79

PEST CONTROL SERVICES Dixon’s Pest Control 202-882-6565

FLK Pest & Rodent Control 301-273-5740


If you're looking for uncompromised quality, artisans in preparing and painting any surface, accountability, timeliness and value, then The David Mahoney Painting Company is the company for you! Contact us to receive a free consultation.

1-866-967-6711 5 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL WORK

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WAIT NO MORE

HOME SERVICES

P L U M B I N G 24 Hour Plumbing Service. Master Plumber

No Job too Small

Pest Services Co.

Haynes Plumbing

301-779-5800 PestServicesCompany.com See ad on page 69

(301) 577-9571 www.haynesplumbing.net See ad on page 80

Joseph C. Bauer Inc.

DC license #1164

PLUMBING

202-547-3477

Barry Plumbing & Heating

Real Plumbers

Darell White

202-575-1885 or 202-812-7115

202-842-2424 202-546-2675 www.jebarryplbg.com See ad inside back cover

301-567-2001 www.realplumbers.net See ad on page 80

Wait No More Plumbing

202-251-1479

202-575-1885 202-812-7115 See ad on page 80

Grayton Plumbing Inc.

WHS Plumbing & Heating

Dial A Plumber LLC

202-255-9231 whsplumbingandheating.com See ad on page 81

Andrew Lightman

202-544-2088 www.graytonplumbing.com See ad on page 81

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WHS PLUMBING & HEATING Superior Service and Quick Response We are Repiping & Drain Cleaning Specialists

• • • •

Professional Painting Makes the Difference!

Residential & Commercial Competitive On The Spot Pricing Same Day, Nights, Weekends & Emergency Service Licensed Plumbers and Gasfitters

To End All Doubt! We can CAMERA & HYDRO JET your sewer lines and recommend the BEST course of ACTION.

20 years of experience

Call William at

202.255.9231 info@whsplumbingandheating www.whsplumbingandheating.com

LDBE & MBE Certified Licensed, Bonded and Insured Hill Family Owned & Operated

Accept all Major Credit Cards

Gil Painting Company, Inc. Interior & Exterior Painting · Plaster & Drywall · Powerwashing · Carpentry · Flat Roofing Specialist · Remodeling

301.445.4385

301.370.9940(c)

www.gilpainting.com

gilpainting@comcast.net

LICENSED, BONDED & INSURED | DC LIC 8005

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HOME SERVICES

RENTAL (EQUIPMENT)

Johnston & Johnston Roofing

Frager’s Just Ask Rental

202-607-4038

1107 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0100, fragersdc.com See ad on page 82

Halliday Roofing 202-637-8808 See ad on page 85

ROOFING A.A. Roofing Co.

Our Prices Won’t be Beat!

DANIEL PARKS Roofing & Gutters Stopping Leaks is Our Specialty

Licensed Bonded Insured

WE DO IT ALL • Rubber & Flat Roofs • Water Proofing • Slate Roofs • Leak Repairs • Metal Roofs

• Gutter Repairs • Shingle Roofing • Chimney Repairs • Facial/Soffits • Aluminum Roof Coating

Free Estimates Senior and Government Discount 10%

NO JOB TOO SMALL!!!

202-489-1728 EMERGENCY REPAIRS SPECIALIZING IN SEAMLESS GUTTERS

301-736-8987 aaroofingco@aol.com

Isaac Holden Roofing, Gutters & Painting 202-486-7184

Keith Roofing Alex Williams Seamless Gutters

202-486-7359 See ad on page 84

202-256-6981, 301-858-6990

L&M Contracting Boyd Construction

202-829-2580

202-223-ROOF (7663)

Maggio Roofing Company Christian Brothers Construction 202-421-7217 202-413-9341

Daniel Parks Roofing & Gutters 202-489-1728 See ad on page 82

DC Greenworks (Green Roofs) 202-518-6195 www.dcgreenworks.org See ad on page 82

Horn & Co. Roofing and Gutters

National Roofing 202-271-4377 See ad on page 84

R. Thomas Daniel Roofing 443-968-0311 www.rthomasdanielroofing.com See ad on page 83

R.W. Roofing 202-674-0300 301-929-0664

Star Roofing Company 202-543-6383

Melissa Ashabranner

202-696-3560 See ad on page 84

866-604-1236 www.maggioroofing.com See ad on page 21

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443.968.0311 We are a family-owned and operated business with three generations of expertise in Capitol Hill. Our customers have trusted us for more than 90 years with their roofing needs. You can too!

TIME FOR A NEW ROOF?

OUR SERVICES:

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New tin, copper & built-up roof systems Inspections Repairs Roof coating Gutters and spouts Skylights Chimney & wall cap repair

Roof is over 10 years old Interior water stains Visible leaks or cracks Loose attic insulation Stains or algae growth Punctures on roof from branches Open joints and seams on roof Drains/gutters filled with debris

Recommended Roofer of Capitol Hill Village Licensed • Insured • Bonded

Tom Daniel, owner of R. Thomas Daniel Roofing, outside the original location of the family roofing business at 306 Independence Ave., S.E.

A Worry-Free Roof Is Peace of Mind

Call now for your FREE ROOF INSPECTION

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24–HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE ★ New Roofs ★ Preventive Maintenance ★ Repairs ★ Re-roofing ★ Fascia/Soffits ★ Roof Coating ★ Chimney Repairs ★ Skylights ★ Gutters/Downspouts ★ Rubber ★ Metal ★ Copper ★ Shingles ★ Slates ★ Shakes

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL F R E E E S T I M AT E S “40 YEARS EXPERIENCE” F A M I L Y O W N E D & O P E R AT E D

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◆ Shingle ◆ Roof repairs ◆ Roof coatings ◆ Gutters ◆ Skylights

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202.696.3560

Call now mention this ad and save 20% Licensed, Bonded & Insured

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THE BEST VALUE FOR NEW ROOFS AND ROOF REPAIR IN DC • Flat • Rubber • Slate • Metal • Tiles & Shingles • Vinyl and Aluminum Siding • Skylights • Gutters & Downspouts • Chimneys • Waterproofing

HALLIDAY

ROOFING Stopping Leaks is our Specialty!

202.637.8808

Seamless Gutters Experts

New Roofs, Maintenance & Repairs

We Do it All!! Our Guarantees • Our work comes with warranties covering workmanship and material. • Straight Forward pricing - No surprises. • 24-hour emergency response. • 100% satisfaction - We do not stop until you are happy!

Licensed, bonded & Insured, D.C.

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HOME SERVICES

You can put your trust in Capitol Tree Care, Inc. We provide personal service and work of exceptional quality.

Wood & Whitacre Contractors 202-828-0713 301-674-1991 www.wood-whitacre.com See ad on page 87

Capitol Tree Care 202-234-0577 www.capitol-tree-care.com See ad on page 86

Casey Trees

SECURITY ALARMS/ SERVICES

William William Shelton Shelton Tree Tree Arborist Arborist

202-833-4010 www.caseytrees.org

District Lock

WELDING SEE IRON WORK

202-547-8236 districtlock@aol.com See ad on page 71

WINDOWS Bradco Supply

STORAGE

301-779-4440 www.bradcosupply.com

H Street Self Storage 624 H St. NE 202-543-9080 www.selfstorageservicesinc.com

U-Haul Center Capitol Hill 26 K St. NE, 202-289-5480

TILE & TUB REPAIR American Tub & Tile 301-702-1969 www.teamrenovate.com

Joel Truitt Builders 734 Seventh St. SE 202-547-2707 See ad on page 65

Marvin Window & Door Showplace 6832 Old Dominion Drive Mc Lean, Va. 22101 703-506-3650 windowanddoorshowplace. com

Ottercreek Millwork 540-837-9351 www.OtterCreekMillwork.com

JEM Silkrylic LLC 301-495-5990

The Craftsmen Group Inc.

Porcelite Enterprises

202-332-3700 TheCraftsmenGroup.com

301-595-9131 www.porceliteliner.com

VA (703) 359-6608 24-hr cell (703) 930-9293 Fax: (703) 273-1270 Please visit us at: www.capitol-tree-care.com Licensed & Insured Visa and MC Accepted FREE ESTIMATES

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Renew-It USA 301-358-1262 www.renewitusa.com

TREE SERVICE Branches Tree Experts 301-589-6181 branchestreeexperts.com See ad on page 87

Windows Craft Inc. 202-288-6660 www.windowscraft.com See ad on page 87

WINDOW WASHERS Window Washers Etc. 202-337-0351 windowwashersetc.com See ad on page 87


1880 ON THE OUTSIDE. 2011 ON THE INSIDE.

WINDOWS CRAFT, INC. Replacement Window & Door Installation Group

Specializing in historic buildings THE BEST INSTALLATION CREW

alex@windowscraft.com Wood, Fiberglass Framed & Vinyl Windows, Replacement & Full Tear Out Installation, Wide Range of Custom Moldings

202-288-6660 www.windowscraft.com

WOOD & WHITACRE ROOFING

20 years on the Hill Slate - Tile - Copper Specializing in all Flat Roof Systems and Leaks Free Estimates • Work Guaranteed

Licensed Bonded Insured

JEFFREY WOOD

cell

301-674-1991 202-828-0713

We are Philanthropists We give to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation because… we believe this is an investment in our neighborhood’s future: our children.

100% of all donations go directly back into neighborhood initiatives. Be a Philanthropist. Give to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

donatecapitolhill.org

Jason Gray, Capitol Hill Day School & Rachel Skerritt, Eastern High School

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Michele McDonagh , Marvelous Market

Kathleen Donahue, Labyrinth Games

Mehmet Yalcin, Woven History

SHOPPING GUIDE

Noor ul Islem, Eastern Market

Photos by Andrew Lightman Josh Genderson, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill

Ellie Heath, Dawn Price Baby

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Photos by Andrew Lightman

SHOPPING GUIDE

Dennis P. Bourgault, Chateau-Animaux

Kelly Hartshorn, Metro Mutts

Browsing, Eastern Market

THINK GLOBALLY. SHOP LOCALLY! You can find almost everything you need on the Hill, and with stores opening all the time, there is rarely a need to hie yourself to the suburban shopping malls. Yes, you can log on to Amazon,

but then you miss one of the best parts of living here – being able to walk to everything you need and missing out on the face-to-face encounters that make this a real community.

article by Heather Schoell | photos by Andrew Lightman

T

he Hill has so much to offer, one may never need to venture beyond its borders to find sought after home items, gift ideas or classic space-saving staples. The key is knowing where to look. You’ll be pleased with what you find in this friendly and exceptional neighborhood.

EASTERN MARKET FLEA MARKET 7th and North Carolina Ave., SE

If you live on the Hill, you already know that the Eastern Market Flea Market is a destination for just about anything that is legal to buy or sell. Clothing, jewelry, original photography and art, books, CDs, lithographs, fragrance, food, and furniture (new to used to antique). There’s old stuff and new stuff, imports and things locally-

made. Recycled, recovered, renovated, re-purposed. Need some ideas on what to get while you’re there? Teenagers who abhor everything will reluctantly admit you scored on the leather cuffs. (Conversely, the ones who love everything might be into a Nepalese bag.) Your sister-in-law...is she a new Polish pottery or an antique Tibetan vase kind of person? Get your nephew a guitar, your baby a Peruvian sweater, and your parents...How about a hand-forged copper wall adornment? Encourage your other half to do the cutting and chopping on an artisan cutting board? Eastern Market has been featured on national television as one of the coolest outdoor markets in the US. It’s the oldest continuously operating fresh-food market in the District – open since 1873. 225 7th St. SE, www. easternmarket.net.

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UNION STATION 50 Mass Ave. NE 202-289-5154 unionstationdc.com

Tucked between the franchises, Union Station has some interesting shops for your purchases. Just past the sparkle of White House/Black Market is Cupid’s Craft, a new store that carries visually striking lamps that look like illuminated vases, made from glass or shells. $95 and up. Also on the upper level is Life on Capitol Hill, with which they are not familiar, but they do have a huge selection of the popular Ugly Dolls and Watchover VooDoo Dolls. How about a henna tattoo gift certificate for your friends? You can get a whole hand done for just $30 from Unique Eyebrows, located near the currency exchange booth. At the Zen


Please Order Early! (We deliver)

BLUE IRIS FLOWERS Inside Eastern Market

202-547-3588 202-547-3587 FAX FLOWER WIRE SERVICE ALSO AVAILABLE (We deliver to Congress)

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kiosk, pick up a sweet qipao for your little China girl in pink, purple, or blue in sizes 3 mo. to 12 years. $20. And you know about Godiva and Neuhaus Chocolatier...50 Mass Ave. NE. 202-2895154, www.unionstationdc.com.

APPAREL ART & SOUL Tucked beneath the awning, to the left of the door, Marjorie Tuttle is coyly waiting for you to walk into her gallery of wearable art. Over 30 clothing designers, with sizes 4 to 18, and 60 jewelers from areas local, US, and abroad are represented here. The unique pieces here are not what you will find in a department store. Jewelry by Alexis Bittar, clothes that are quality and wearable, and all the accessories to set you apart. 225 Penn Ave. SE, 202-548-0105. C.A.T.WALK The C.A.T.Walk Boutique is your H St. source for clothing for the fashion-forward femme. Owner Carolyn A. Thomas can help you find a style that suits. If you want to look different (better!) than the rest, shop here for new and consignment fabulous finds. Open weekends only. 1404 H St. NE, 202398-1818, www.thecat-a-t-walk.com. CLOTHES ENCOUNTERS OF A SECOND KIND Clothes Encounters is like raiding your super-cool, rich and stylish grandmother’s closet. Owner Linda McMullen has taken in and escorted out great clothing for years, darling! Find fur jackets (even a pink one), unique and interesting jewelry, designer clothing (Uh, hello – St. John!), and one-of-a-kind accessories. With many items in the $10 range, you and your friends can afford to be standout! Shop often as the merchandise changes. 202 7th St. SE, 202-546-4004. FORECAST Debbie Danielson’s Forecast (downstairs) is a mecca of home furnishings for

discerning customers. Everywhere you turn there is something beautiful, from earrings to bottle stoppers to table dressings, and the staff is just as lovely. Upstairs you will find just about everything a lady needs to look smashing – jewelry, cashmere, and fabulous shoes. The clothing line features classic and sassy suits, luxurious knits, and dazzling party dresses. Debbie also has an array of belts, bags and shoes for any look—professional or fun. Their motto? “Not too haute. Not too cool.” 218 7th St. SE, 202-5477337, www.forecaststore.com GEORGE’S PLACE LTD. George Butler is the George of George’s Place. They’re kickin’ it old school on the outside, but inside they’re sporting some very cool stuff for your main man. They’ve got work shirts, cool hats and belts, and neatly organized racks of jeans. And then there are the shoes - royal blue, fire engine red, and these urban cowboy boots...Black. Alligator. Statement. $500. 1001 H St NE, 202397-4113.

BOOKS CAPITOL HILL BOOKS There must be a million books on the shelves (and above the shelves, in stacks from floor to ceiling, on the desk). If owner Jim Toole isn’t around, Jennifer Ellingston, who has soaked up knowledge of these books for 15 years, can show you where everything is, including books specific to Capitol Hill for your favorite District historian. 657 C St. SE, 202-544-1621, capitolhillbooks-dc.com. RIVERBY BOOKS Don’t you just love to go into Riverby Books? It’s comfortable, yet austere, and it just feels like it’s the right thing to do. The space is homey with rugs and rich wood floors. Stop in, buy a child a book from the downstairs kids’ area, then check out their section on local authors. Support your local business and writers in one swoop.And don’t miss Nicky’s

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wonderful hand-made jewelry. 417 E. Capitol St. SE, 202-543-4342, www. riverbybooks.com.

FOOD EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS The perfect hostess gift? A delicious graduation present? A decoration you can eat? Stop into Edible Arrangements for a colorful and flavorful bouquet of fruit. Featuring special arrangement for any holiday or occasion, the baskets include fresh fruit cut into fun shapes, and dipped in chocolate if you desire. Make the gift even more festive by adding balloons or teddy bears. 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202-544-7273, www.ediblearrangements.com See ad on page 93

MARVELOUS MARKET CAPITOL HILL Meg and Seth Shapiro make it possible for work-a-day people to eat well. (And people who can’t cook!) When you are running home late, you can find all the fixings for tonight’s dinner. And they make holidays manageable (as in you make the turkey and they do the rest). Stop in to Marvelous Market for artisan breads (the challah is delicious), sumptuous soups and sides, and have yourself a proper meal. 303 7th St. SE, 202-5447127, www.marvelousmarket.com. See ad on page 91

P & C MARKET Pablo and Chase spice up the neighborhood. In addition to their sinful sandwiches and uncommon drinks and snacks, P&C Market is the only store in the US to directly import Albert Ménès, offering fine honeys, mustards, jams, and spices of the exotic and familiar. Right here in the little market at Lincoln Park! Menes is a premier source for spices in Europe, and P&C has an entire display for your own kitchen, or to give to your own top chef. Starting at $6.99. 1023 East Capitol St. SE, 202-391-3509, pandcmarket.blogspot.com.


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SIDAMO COFFEE AND TEA Stop in at Sidamo and let owners Kenfe and Yalemzwed pour you a cup of shade-grown, fair-trade coffee, or a cup of freshly brewed tea. Stop in at 2pm on Sundays to experience the traditional Ethiopian Coffee ritual A rough-hewn coffee sack, made into a Sidamo gift bag with their name on the side, filled with freshly roasted coffee, tea, crystals of sugar, and a Sidamo mug for your hot beverage on the go is a perfect gift for your favorite coffee lover. $39.99. 417 H. St. NE, 202-548-0081, www.sidamocoffeeandtea.com. See ad on page 135

GIFTS BZB INTERNATIONAL BZB Black Gift & Art Show is the brainchild of Juanita Carol Britton, the “Busy Bee” herself. She hosts shows featuring unique African gift items for everyone on your list. You can find collectible dolls, fine art and crafts, Black memorabilia and beautiful jewelry and clothes. Juanita also operates the Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique at 2806 Bruce Place SE, which sells a wide selection of African art, clothing, jewelry and crafts. She enjoys working with aspiring entrepreneurs; women in micro-economic development projects and artists and merchants throughout Africa and the African Diaspora. 202-610-4188, www.bzbinternational.com See ad on page 91

FOLGER LIBRARY It is a treat just to visit the Folger Shakespeare Library’s gift shop. The building is old and grand with its gothic woodwork, the music haunting and pretty, and the staff friendly. The gift shop is at the corner of 2nd, at the far end of the building. There are a variety of items to choose from, but what could be better for a mature soul than a copy of “Fools and Fricassees” in an official Folger tote bag? The book provides a glimpse into the Shakespearean kitchen on 1610, with recipes, manuscripts, laws for baking

bread, and a host of other riches of the time and age. By Mary Anne Canton, guest curator of the Folger. $26.95. 201 E. Capitol St. SE, 202-675-0312, www. folger.edu. GROOVY DC Manuel and Dennis bring beauty with an edge to your gift choices and home accoutrements. Channel your inner Don Draper by offering guests a drink from your Mad Men-esque shaker set –- Wild Eye Designs shakers, martini glasses, and a mixology book. In the words of Roger Sterling, “Have a drink. It’ll make me look younger.” Retro? Absolutely. Fabulous? Always, dear. They are in the process of moving, so call for thier new address. 202-544-6633, www. groovydc.com. See ad on page 97

picture books for kids, coffee table books of gorgeous photography, scholarly texts on Native American history and culture, and cookbooks with recipes from native peoples across the Americas. Fourth Street & Independence Ave. SW, 202633-1000, www.nmai.si.edu. See ad on page 97

THE CORNER STORE The Corner Store is a gathering place for people who enjoy the arts. Roy Mustelier and Kris Swanson offer a gallery of fine art, sculpture, hand-blown glass, a Corner Store cook book, and CDs from the 2010 roster of Corner Store musical performances. Acoustic bands rock it out, poets have a proper place to provoke your thoughts, and little-known artists take center stage. Support the arts! 900 S. Carolina Ave. SE, www.cornerstorearts.org. See ad on page 117

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SHOP One of the perks of living where people dream of visiting is that we can send them a piece of our grand city. The Library of Congress’ gift shop offers national treasures in framed iconic photographs (there’s a striking picture of Malcolm X), drawn images of the places we’re lucky enough to see every day (the Capitol, the White House), and a host of fun toys and games for kids. The patriots in your family will be pleased as punch when they open their LOC publication of In Lincoln’s Hand, a reflection on one of our country’s greatest presidents, including images of his letters, and insight to his thought processes. Hardcover. $35. 101 Independence Ave, SE, 202707-3895, www.loc.gov/shop. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN CRAFT SHOP The National Museum of the American Indian not only has incredible events and exhibits and a delicious café, the craft shop is worth the visit alone! You can find CDs of spiritual and traditional music, beautiful note cards, silver and turquoise jewelry, and one-of-a-kind woven blankets. The bookshop also has something for everyone. There are illustrated

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THE VILLAGE Claire Southerlin and Alan Braley of the Village offer an eclectic mix of art and jewelry. Alan creates what inspires him, including nature, his dog, or a bottle of wine. Claire is moved by tribal beads, and seeks them for her hand-made wearable art. For a one-of-a-kind item, such as a Tuareg protection box from Mali, The Village will surely fit the bill. $395. 705 N. Carolina Ave. SE, 202-546-3040, thevillageoncapitolhill.com.

HOME AND GARDEN BLUE IRIS FLOWERS Issiah and Angie Brunson, owners of Blue Iris Flowers, and contenders for the Favorite Couple award, are located in Eastern Market, ready to create beautiful arrangements for your home – a festive essential if you’re hosting! And where would your manners be if you attended a party empty-handed? Flowers are always appreciated. 225 7th St. SE, 202-547-3588. See ad on page 91

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called Frager’s? Okay, we all know that Frager’s is a neighborhood institution, but did you know they carry Woolly Pocket? It is a cool vertical garden [read: takes up zero floor space]. Use it indoor or out to create lushness and life on an otherwise lifeless wall. Oooo, look at you with your herbs growing in your kitchen! Attaches with two hooks or nails. Made of 100% post-consumer plastic bottles! Comes in black, blue, or natural. Don’t forget to pick up some plants while you’re there. $49.99. 1115 Penn. Ave. SE, 202543-6157, www.fragersdc.com. See ad on page 95

FRAME OF MINE The year 1982 brought us Disney’s EPCOT, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and Cissy Webb’s Frame of Mine. Let the experts turn a picture into wall art, using the magic of proper matting, framing, and glass. What better gift for grandma than framed artwork created by her own grandchild, along with a picture of the little one creating it? 522 8th St. SE, 202-543-3030, www. frame-of-mine.com. See ad on page 67

GINKGO GARDENS You may have thought that Ginkgo Gardens offers just plants, but boy, were you wrong! Mark Holler’s Ginkgo Gardens also has lovely candles, delicious soaps from Provence, and an airy upstairs offering outdoor accoutrements. There are terrariums, orchids, and water features for indoors and out. They’re the Wild Bird Center people now, too, offering an array of feeders, seed, and information for your backyard bird sanctuary. 911 11th St. SE, 202-543-5172, www.ginkgogardens.com. See ad on page 95

HILL’S KITCHEN Leah Daniels of Hill’s Kitchen offers up on a big, beautiful platter her iconic DC cookie cutters, tea service, turkey laces, and all the kitchen gadgets your Capitol Hill home can hold. Even the foodiest foodies will find just what they

need for the oven, the range, the grill, and food prep areas in between. Stay home and make something delicious! 713 D St. SE, 202-543-1997, www.hillskitchen.com. See ad on page 97

HOMEBODY Furniture, home accessories, gifts, and wall décor boast sleek lines, minimalist vibes, and punches of color; this is what you will find at Homebody, owned by Henriette Fourcade and Erin Mara (themselves sleek and minimalist). Case in point: Design House Stockholm carafe. The amethyst ball sits atop the 50 oz. carafe, or it tucks under for use as a vase. Elegant and clever. $64.99. 715 8th St. SE, 202-544-8445, www.homebodydc.com.

WOVEN HISTORY/SILK ROAD Dr. Mehmet Yelcin’s love of history and old-world artistry is woven into each of his beautiful rugs and smoothed into the brushstrokes on his hand-painted furniture. Traveling all over Asia and the Middle East, he uses his discerning eye to find extraordinary artifacts for his shop, and the result is more ancient bazaar than carpet store. While the tiles, pottery, dishware and collectibles are worth the visit, it’s the handcrafted weavings that stand out. They also offer repair and cleaning services for antique rugs, and even design custom rugs if given the design, size, color combination and quality desired. 311-315 7th St. SE, 202.543.1705, www.wovenhistory.com See ad on page 95

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NEWMAN GALLERY Michelle Newman will set her eye on your framing needs, and offers so many styles to perfectly convey your work of art. She has frames in rainbow colors, special finishes such as motherof-pearl inlay, solid hardwood, gold leaf, metal-wrapped, and some that look like ceramic. There are frames for pet lovers, and frames for children’s rooms. There is no way in Hades that you cannot find a frame to perfectly compliment your decor. 513 11th St. SE, 202-544-7577, www.gallerynewman.com.

DAWN PRICE BABY The children in your life deserve the best, right? Dawn Price of Dawn Price Baby will outfit them out in the finest for your parties and pictures, and your little one will look like a print ad. A fun item for your busy bee is one of their Skip Hop little kid backpacks. They’re BPA-free, Phthalate-free, PVC-free, with an insulated pouch for snacks and a mesh bottle pocket. Choose from an owl, monkey, dog, or other brightly colored animals. $21. Matching lunch box is $14. 325 7th St. SE, 202-543-2920, www.dawnpricebaby.com.

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TWO LIONS ANTIQUES & INTERIORS Interior designer Janet Crowder, with an eye for what works elegantly in a room, can help turn your house into the type of home that other people have. You know, those who can invite people over and not be embarrassed by their décor? Enough of the ill-placed furniture and the uncomfortably blank walls – get some home pride! Two Lions, with the lighting and accessories and swatches, will elegantly fill your space. 507 11th St. SE, 202-546-5466.

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FAIRY GODMOTHER BOOKS & TOYS In addition to an array of quality children’s books, games, construction toys, puzzles, dress-up, and animal and fantasy figurines, Roberta Blanchard of Fairy Godmother now carries Les Jolis Pas Beaux, a folksy, French and plush line of patchwork critters. There really is something for every child, from books to dress up to toys to keep busy little hands from the dreaded idleness. 319 7th St. SE, 202-547-5474. See ad on page 169


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MONKEY’S UNCLE Monkey’s Uncles Jay Keegan and Michael McFadyen have an ever-evolving inventory of clothing and accessories for babies and children, baby gear for the parents, and baby gear for the nursery. Buy your favorite mom (or mom-to-be) a lot for a little. Especially nice is seasonal gear that you know won’t be used daily, like a snow suit or a fleece-lined winter wonderland snuggle sack for baby. Check in often, or you’ll miss out! 323 7th St. SE, 202-543-6471, www.monkeysuncleonthehill.com.

Sojos USA-made dog treats in gift packaging. There’s a grain-free option, an organic option – even a fortune cookie option. $6.99 and up. They also offer a wide range of pet foods for all ages and types, and give free samples so you and your pet can choose the best one. They even have frozen yogurt designed specifically for dogs! Metro Mutts also offers dog walking and pet sitting services. Choose from an array of options and you can know that your pet is getting lots of attention and care. 508 H Street NE, 202-4505661, www.metromuttsdc.com

LABYRINTH Games and puzzles abound at Labyrinth, one of the Hill’s newest and coolest stores! Come in, look about, and see what strikes your fancy – chess, handmade wooden puzzles, games for adults, and games for children. Owner Kathleen Donahue has created a face-to-face community around games by offering a venue for gathering, such as her 3rd Thurs. game nights for adults, children’s parties, and Singles-Only Valentine’s Day Game Night. 645 Pennsylvania Av SE, 202-544-1059, www.labyrinthgameshop.com.

PAWTICULARS Pawticulars owner Jen Zatkowski offers minor grooming services, dog walking, pet sitting, and all the things you would expect to find in a pet boutique (and some things you wouldn’t) for your kitty, your fish, and your little poochy-pooch. Check out the Orb – a fish tank that looks cool and hardly needs any cleaning! 407 8th St. SE, 202-546PETS, www.pawticulars.com.

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PETS CHATEAU-ANIMAUX Chateau-Animaux’s proprietors, Dennis Bourgault and Michael Suddath, are there to serve your pet’s needs, now at a new location – with parking! You might like to stop in for some boutique dog cookies and check out the new digs. What’s not new is that they’re as wellstocked as ever with food, accessories, grooming products, and toys. ChateauAnimaux has about a million and one items – see for yourself if you don’t believe it! 733 8th St. SE, 202-544-4660, www.chateau-animaux.com. METRO MUTTS Awww, good dogs deserve good treats, don’t they? Yes they do! Anna, Kelly and Lee of Metro Mutts offers

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WAGTIME Just around the corner from the Mt. Vernon Sq. Metro is Lisa Schreiber and Ofer Khal’s Wagtime, which offers, in their words, “boarding, daycare, grooming, and cool stuff”. Falling in the latter category, especially for city dogs freaked out by traffic noise and commotion, is the Thundershirt, essentially an antianxiety swaddling for nervous dogs. It comes XXS-XXL in pink, blue, or gray. $40.99, and pairs nicely with a $100 Auburn Leather Crafters collar. (They’re Swarovski crystals, you see.) 1232 9th St. NW, 202-789-0870, www.wagtimedc. com See ad on page 51

SPORTING GOODS CAPITOL HILL BIKES Wow, a new bike! Are you kidding – it’s the best present ever! If you’re already hooked up with wheels, Capitol Hill Bikes has got you covered with bike

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bells, helmets, blinky lights – everything you need to roll. Denise D’Amour and Laurie Morin’s bike gurus also offer bike fixing classes! 719 8th St. SE, 202-5444234, www.capitolhillbikes.com. See ad on page 101

CAPITOL HILL SPORTING GOODS If the Redskins are your team, Capitol Hill Sporting Goods is your kind of place. Owner Rodney Smith will hook you up with the threads you want to wear to the game. For the serious sports enthusiast, we have for you today a Jergensen Redskins jersey. He was a hall of fame quarterback, don’t you know! $285. 727 8th St. SE, 202-546-8078.

WINE & SPIRITS CHAT’S LIQUORS Bernie Williams will unite you with the bottle you’ve been looking for. Chat’s, a respectable Barrack’s Row staple for all your libations needs, offers a special gift in a 21-year-old High West whiskey. $125. If a party in a bottle of Foss Marai Vino Spumanti is more your style, pop in for a big, black bottle of the bubbly. $40. 503 8th St. SE, 202-544-4660, www. chatsliquors.com. SCHNEIDER’S OF CAPITOL HILL Vintners have such wonderful names! Entre Deux Mers, Picpoul de Pinet, Monbazillac. And the wines themselves -- the names roll off the tongue. La Graviere Tirecul Vendage Tardive Cuvee Madame -- say it with me, people! Rick and Jon Genderson, grandsons of the original owner, Max Schneider, know wines and spirits, and they (or their knowledgeable staff) will help you find the perfect match to your host, your guest, your palate. One suggestion that will curry favor with the company you keep is the 1999 Anciano Tinto Gran Reserva, a well-dressed bottle of Spanish wine at a most affordable $10. 300 Mass Ave. NE, 202-543-9300, www. cellar.com. See ad on page 143


BEAUTY HEALTH FITNESS A senior class at the Capitol Hill Natatorium. Photo: Andrew Lightman

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Andrew Lightman

545 7th St. SE 202-547-6839 www.chaw.org

Nakomis Gilbert and Ashley LaRue of Randolph Cree Hair Salon.

Though they are well known for their painting, ceramics, pottery and drawing classes, our very own Capitol Hill Arts Workshop also offers tap, ballroom dance and taiko (Japanese drumming) to get your blood pumping. See ad on page 165

Capitol Hill MAFA (Martial Arts and Fitness Academy) 1443 D St. SE 202-455-4662 capitolhillmartialarts.com

ACTIVE ACTIVITIES Washingtonians take their fitness seriously. There is a burgeoning interest in yoga, pilates, dancing and buffing it up with personal training. Then here are the venues for outdoor enthusiasts: parks, rivers, and hiking and biking trails abound, and there is a club for every activity from bocce to rowing. Here are some ideas to spark that new, fit you.

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n a city of foodies and workaholics, it’s hard to make time to burn off the calories and stress. But from indoor spinning and yoga classes, to outdoor boot camps and recreational trails, there is an activity to suit everyone. And if you are looking for a new endeavor for the New Year, there may be a skeeball or triathlon with your name on it. Belin Sport and Fitness Camps

(meets at) Stuart Hobson Middle School 410 E St NE www.bsandf.net

This a fun and challenging fitness camp that meets for 1 hour Monday through Friday for four weeks and measures your “before and after.” Includes indoor and outdoor workouts, with morning and evening options. All types of people are welcome and work at their own fitness level.

Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill 410 H St. NE 202-547-1208 www.bikramyogacapitolhill.com

Bikram is a style of yoga performed in a heated room. The 90-minute class is designed to prevent illness, heal injuries, and promote weight loss and detoxification while reducing the effects of aging. See ad on page 114

Capital Hiking Club www.capitalhikingclub.org

Join them for a nature hike every Saturday throughout the year or a once a month urban hike through an interesting local neighborhood. The event fee varies depending on location and each hike includes a long walk and a medium walk to accommodate people of different fitness levels. As a bonus, there is a post-hike social with refreshments. Become a member for just $12 a year.

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MAFA is dedicated to empowering women and children to reach their fullest potential through martial arts, in a safe and fun environment. Classes include Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Tai Chi and more, and there are options for young children, teens and adults. See ad on page 101

Capitol Hill Yoga 641 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-448-9680 www.capitolhillyoga.com

Capitol Hill Yoga (CHY) is a community yoga studio that strives to promote health and well-being. CHY encourages a diverse approach to yoga and offers classes by trained teachers in a variety of styles and ability levels to meet the needs of individuals. A new “Yoga for Runners” class was just added this Spring. Capital Rowing Club Anacostia Community Boathouse 1900 M St. SE www.capitalrowing.org

CRC offers novice, intermediate and competitive programs in sweep row-


ing and sculling for all ages, including an outreach program for seniors, underprivileged students and special community events. Pattie Cinelli B.S.

The current sport offerings are co-ed softball, co-ed basketball, volleyball, football and the ever popular wiffleball league. E-mail contact@dccityball.com for more information.

202-329-5514 www.pattiecinelli.com

DC Kickball

Pattie Cinelli is a personal fitness trainer who specializes in helping clients live their lives to the fullest through postural alignment, balance, strength and flexibility. She trains clients with a variety of equipment (free weights, stability balls, tubing, etc.) and includes Pilates, yoga, core conditioning and balance techniques. She is available for one-onone sessions in the home or office, or a variety of group classes.

www.dckickball.org

Since starting up in Spring 2005, the DC kickball league has received mammoth support from folks who haven’t played it since elementary school to those who use it to meet people. The games happen right on the National Mall, at 17th and Constitution, and the post-game happy hours will be at McFadden’s, at 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church 201 4th St., SE M, T, W, TH 6-7:00 pm

Call Rebecca for more info:

202-299-9146

DC Tri Club www.dctriclub.org

DC Bocce League www.dcbocceleague.com

The DC Bocce League hosts their Capitol Hill division games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights during the outdoor season in Garfield Park, located at 2nd and F Streets SE. And their indoor winter season takes place at the American Legion (224 D St SE) and the Pour House (319 Pennsylania Ave. SE).

This is an active, well-established group promoting all things triathlon. Whether a novice or veteran, they welcome you to a variety of training opportunities throughout the year. Join them for their early morning swims at the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center by Eastern Market, and their Saturday morning bike rides, which run between 40 and 100 miles.

DC City Ball Recreational

East Potomac Tennis

Sports League www.dccityball.com

1090 Ohio Dr. SW 202-554-5962

Started in 2004 by David Sack, the League Commissioner, this organization provides a fun yet competitive opportunity to get your game on at various parks and fields surrounding Capitol Hill.

www.eastpotomactennis. com With their 9 hard outdoor courts, 10 clay courts, and 5 hard indoor courts, you should have plenty of places to take lessons, join a league or rent your own

We are Philanthropists We give to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation because . . . this is one way to support the education and well being of ALL our neighborhood children.

100% of all donations go directly back into neighborhood initiatives. Be a Philanthropist. Give to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

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Gold’s Gym 409 3rd St. SW, Suite 120 202-554-4653

www.goldsgym.com/capitolhilldc The Capitol Hill branch of the popular chain of gyms has cardio machines, classes, personal training, a sauna, a spinning room, tanning and more. Opens at 5 a.m. on weekdays for all the Hill workaholics. Jazzercise (meets at) Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church 201 4th St. SE 202-299-9146 www.jazzercise.com

The jazzercise workout program, which offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing movements, has positively affected millions of people worldwide. Benefits include increased Staff of Grubbs Care Pharmacy. Photo: Andrew Lightman cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall “feel good” factor. partner (a ball machine). Opportunities Classes are Monday through Thursdays for kids and adults. from 6 to 7 p.m. E-mail rwestcott1002@ gmail.com for more information. Fitness Together 408 H Street NE 202-558-6486 Fitnesstogether.com/capitolhill

Fitness Together is a gym with the unique philosophy of “1 Client, 1 Trainer, 1 Goal.” Each client has their own personal trainer, who helps to establish an eating plan, exercise goals, and motivation. And they are provided with their own private training studios, which means no wait time for equipment. See ad on page 109

Garfield Park 2nd and F St SE

This large recreational area near the Results Gym is a playground for kids and adults. Choose from volleyball, basketball, bocce ball or tennis courts or just a good hike around the park.

Joy of Motion Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE 202-399-6763 www.joyofmotion.org

next to the Navy Yard. There are teams for women, men, co-ed groups, and survivors of breast cancer. The Nation’s Triathlon www.thenationstriathlon.com

The annual triathlon through our nation’s capitol is not to be missed! Swim the Potomac, bike the Mall, and run the Tidal Basin on September 11th while your neighbors cheer you on. If the whole race is too intimidating, you can register as a relay team. Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Results: the Gym (Capitol Hill) 315 G St. SE 202-234-5678 www.resultsthegym.com

Results is a full-service gym, offering personal training, nutrition services, athletic leagues, organized clubs, indoor basketball courts, a competitive squash program, group fitness, pro shop, café, rock climbing, tanning, massage, babysitting and free parking (at the Capitol Hill location.) Capitol Hill membership gives members full access to all other Results gyms. See ad on page 15

Sherwood Recreation Center 640 10th St. NE 202-698-3075 www.dpr.dc.gov

With the belief that “dance is for everyone,” this comprehensive studio offers traditional ballet and jazz classes as well as hip hop, belly dance, and Brazilian Samba. All ages, abilities and levels are encouraged.

This full-scale recreation center in NE Capitol Hill offers weekday evening co-ed soccer, volleyball and basketball meet-ups. It also has one outdoor tennis court and a weight room featuring free weights, elliptical, treadmill and stationary bikes.

National Capital Area Women’s Paddling Association

St. Mark’s Yoga Center & Dance Studio

1900 M St. SE www.ncawpa.org

This organizations purpose is to introduce both women and men to the many different types of paddlesports, including kayaks, dragon boats and outrigger canoes. The docks are located under the bridge

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301 A St. SE 202-543-0054 stmarksdancestudio.org

Since 1978, St. Mark’s has offered affordable yoga instruction that focuses on effective breathing, mastery of asanas, relaxation, positive thinking, and medi-


tation as elements of healthy, spiritual living. Classes are open to all, and the first class is free. The Dance Studio was founded almost 40 years ago and offers a daily variety of affordable classes for children and adults. See ad on page 109163

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Waterside Fitness & Swim Club has indoor and outdoor pools, a full line of circuit and free weights, saunas, steam rooms, personal training and massage services. Members can join now on a month-to-month or annual basis and even try out a 7 day trial membership.

Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Watkins Recreation Center

2599 Ontario Rd. NW 202-518-0524 www.waba.org

420 12th St. SE 202-724-4468 www.dpr.dc.gov

One of the missions of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association is to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation. Join them on “Bike to Work Day” on May 20th, and head to the website for a plethora of information including area clubs, classes, bike safety tips, and a map of the DC metro area bike trails. Become a member for lots of discounts and benefits at local bike stores.

Capitol Hill southeast’s neighborhood recreation center boasts 2 lighted basketball courts, 1 volleyball court, a lighted athletic field with a baseball/softball diamond, and a roller hockey rink.

Washington Sports Clubs 214 D St. SE 202-547-2255 www.mysportsclubs.com/ regions/WSC.htm

Washington Sports Clubs operate 10 fitness clubs in DC that offer a variety of classes and services including massage, sauna, personal training, group fitness, racquetball, swimming, yoga, pilates, spinning, dance, Silver Sneakers and a sports club for kids. View the different types of memberships and purchase one directly online. Waterside Fitness & Swim Club 901 6th St. SW 202-488-3701 www.enterit.com/Watersid-

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

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635 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-724-4495 www.dpr.dc.gov

This indoor aquatic center is located adjacent to Eastern Market and is open year round. It offers learn-toswim classes for any age— babies through adults—a variety of aqua aerobics classes, and competitive swim training for Senior Olympics. There is also a children’s pool and lap swim times throughout the week. Admission is free for all DC residents. WillPower Health & Fitness Studio 1005 H St. NE 202-397-FITT (3488) www.willpowerwellness.com

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Brice’s Barber Shop

Dawning Tranquility

532 Eighth St. SE 202-543-9740

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Colors Progressive Salon

709 D St. SE 202-421-4346 www.dawningtranquility.com

Capitol Barber & Stylist

Acupuncture/Alternative Healing

Counselors

201 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-544-8380 Cutz On the Hill 114 15th St. SE 202-543-1547

Dentists & Orthodontists

Michael Craig Men’s Salon

Fitness Centers & Instruction

1221 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-0725 www.michaelcraigdc.com

Assisted Living Chiropractor

Massage Medical Equipment

Smokey’s Barber Shop & Oldies

Occupational Therapy

1338 H St. NE 202-396-2377

Opticians/Optometrists Pharmacy

Sneed’s 8th & I Barber Shop

Physical Therapists

749 Eighth St. SE 202-544-2541

Physicians – Allergists Physicians – Dermatology

Exquisite on the Hill 635 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. B 202-543-0079 www.exquisiteonthehill.com

Florence Hair Design 323 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-1771 www.florencehairdesign.com

Hair Rage 1017 H St. NE 202-396-1983

Headlines Salon 326 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-5151 www.headlines-salon.com See ad on page 105

BEAUTY SALONS

Physicians – Family & General

Michael Anthony Salon 617 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-8268

661 C St. SE, Second Floor 202-506-3609 www.michaelanthonysalondc.com

AVA Salon & Spa

Patou Salon & Spa

225 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-5111 www.avasalondc.com See ad on page 103

709 D St. SE 202-543-7643 www.patousalonandspa.com

Anu Day Spa

Practice Physicians – Ob/Gyn Physicians – Pediatrics Physicians – Podiatry Physicians – Urology Psychiatrists

Randolph Cree

Speech Therapy Bouvier International

Swim Centers

711 D St. SE 202-547-7401

Weight Loss Yoga Instruction

325 Seventh St. SE 202-547-1014 www.randolphcree.com See ad on page 105

Bravado Hair Design 655 C St. SE 202-543-6118 www.bravadohairdesign.com See ad on page 105

NAILS Angelo’s/Bebe Nails 615 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0260

Andrew Lightman

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Eastern Market Nails

Marjorie G. Shovlin

COUNSELORS

218 Seventh St. SE 202-548-0022 See ad on page 105

620 C St. SE 202-547-4234 www.marjorieshovlin.com

Sharon L. Bernier Ph.D. CNS

Headlines Salon

Joseph Tarantolo MD

326 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-5151 www.headlines-salon.com See ad on page 105

Herbalist, Nutrition Counselor 902 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-5290 www.josephtarantolomd.com See ad on page 111

Michael Anthony Salon 661 C St. SE, Second Floor 202-506-3609 www.michaelanthonysalondc.com

Transformation through Energy Anne Marie Chapman 202-544-6729

Tammy’s Nails 309 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-2015 See ad on page 105

HEALTH & FITNESS

ASSISTED LIVING

236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-5311 See ad on page 107

Ronda Bresnick Hauss MSW Psychotherapy for Adults 1308 Constitution Ave. NE 202-544-5050 quietwaterscenter.com See ad on page 107

Capitol Hill Center for Individual and Family Therapy 50 E. Street SE, 202-543-4645 www.capitolhillcenterfortherapy.com

ASAP Services Corporation 201 15th St. SE 202-293-2931 www.asapservicedc.com

Family Assistance in Coping with Trauma and Stress 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 440 202-544-5440

Capitol Hill Village

ACUPUNCTURE AND ALTERNATIVE HEALING Capitol Hill Acupuncture 9-B Eighth St. SE 202-543-1911 www.capitolhillacupuncture.com See ad on page 111

Capitol Hill Chiropractic Center David Walls-Kaufman 411 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-6035 www.capitolhillchiropractic.com See ad on page 107

Healing Arts of Capitol Hill 320 G St. NE 202-544-9389 www.healingartscapitolhill.com See ad on page 107

PO Box 15126 Washington, DC 20003-0126 202-543-1778 www.capitolhillvillage.org See ad on page 203

Individual, Couples, Family Counseling Healing Arts of Capitol Hill 320 G St. NE 202-544-9389 www.healingartscapitolhill.com

The Georgetown 2512 Q St. NW 202-338-6111 www.thegeorgetown.com See ad on page 107

CHIROPRACTOR Capitol Hill Chiropractic Center David Walls-Kaufman 411 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-6035 www.capitolhillchiropractic.com See ad on page 107

DC Pain & Rehabilitative Center New Life Wellness Center

Josh Greene LICSW

Martina Washington 426 Eighth St. SE, Second Floor 202-544-9595 www.newlifewellnesscenter.com

Dr Nesley Clerge 202-610-0260 2041 MLK Ave SE, Ste 106 http://www.drneslyclerge.com/ See ad on page 107

Vera Oye’Yaa-Anna

New Life Wellness Center

Food Coach 202-547-4899 www.AlkalineWaterCoach.com

NewVelvet Washington 426 Eighth St. SE, 202-544-9595 www.newlifewellnesscenter.com

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Amy Hunter LICSW Parents, Families, Individual Healing Arts of Capitol Hill 320 G St. NE 202-544-9389 amyhuntercounseling.com

Nancy L. Lithgow RN, MSW Individuals, Couples & Families 101 Sixth St. NE 202-543-7700 See ad on page 107

Judy B. Okawa Ph.D. The Center for Traumatic Stress Studies, PLLC 1308 Constitution Ave. NE 202-544-6060, jokawa@gmail.com


Dr. David Walls-Kaufman

Chiropractor 411 East Capitol St., SE

202-544-6035 Living on & serving the Hill since 1986 Because Optimal Health is Impossible Without Optimal Posture.

Pain & Rehab Center Dr Nesly Clerge Auto Accidents and other injuries We accept Workers Comp and Medicare 2041 MLK Ave SE Ste 106 Washington DC 20020 202-610-0260

Ronda Bresnick Hauss Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Supporting you in having a healthy & productive life.

Psychotherapy for adults using an integrative & holistic approach: traditional talk therapy, meditation, & creative, non-verbal techniques.

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Hill Sharon L. Bernier PhD, CNS, BC

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DENTISTS & ORTHODONTISTS

Carlos H. Powers

Arnett A. Anderson

1334 G St. SE 202-675-4544

635 G St. SW 202-554-5800

Ray Orthodontics

Gary D. Begin

227 Massachusetts Ave. NE #3 202-543-3330 www.4braces.com/drray

200 Fifth St. SE 202-543-0700

South Capitol Smile Center Larry Bowers 711 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-0086 www.larrybowersdds.com See ad on page 109

Sheila Samaddar 1313 South Capitol St. SW 202-488-1313 www.southcapitolsmilecenter.com

Khoi Q. Tran Capitol Hill Dental Associates Moorean Baker Bennye Malone Langley Thomas Malone 1341 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-6453 www.capitolhilldental.com

700 Seventh St. SW 202-554-4000 www.ktrandmd.com

Washington Dental Health Care 729 Eighth St. SE 202-546-2202

Gold’s Gym 409 Third St. SW 202-554-4653 www.goldsgym.com

Homedo Chi Master Dong 1356 E St. SE 202-397-4862

Jazzercise 201 Fourth St. SE 202-299-9146 www.jazzercise.com See ad on page 101

Joy of Motion Dance Center Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE 202-399-6763 www.joyofmotion.org

Nippon Kenpo Karate Do Mark Myers, 202-248-2780

Capitol Hill Dental Group Alexandra E.S. Thomson 412 First St. SE 202-863-1600 www.chdg.net

Claire P. Cargill 1009 E St. SE 202-547-2491 See ad on page 109

Tawann P. Jackson 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 460 202-547-7772

FITNESS CENTERS & INSTRUCTION AHA! A Holistic Approach 629 Lexington Place NE 202-957-6761 www.aholisticapproach.com See ad on page 105

Capitol Hill Martial Arts & Fitness Academy 1443 D St. SE 202-455-4662 www.capitolhillmartialarts.com See ad on page 101

Patricia Cinelli Personal Trainer 202-544-0177

Elite Private Fitness

Andrew Lightman

Over-40 Strength Training 202-638-1708 ElitePrivateFitness.com

Rosetta “Rosie” Brooks, Director of St. Mark’s Dance Studio.

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Fitness Together: Capitol Hill 408 H St. NE 202-558-6486 www.ftcapitolhill.com See ad on page 109

Results: the Gym Capitol Hill 315 G St. SE 202-234-5678 all locations www.resultsthegym.com See ad on page 15

St. Mark’s Dance Studio 301 A St. SE 202-543-0054 www.stmarks.net See ad on page 163

Washington Sports Clubs 214 D St. SE 202-547-2255 .mysportsclubs.com/regions/WSC.htm

YMCA – National Capital 1711 Rhode Island Ave. NW 202-862-9622 www.ymcadc.org

HOSPITALS Children’s National Medical Center 111 Michigan Ave. NW 202-476-5000 www.childrensnational.org


Claire P. Cargill, DDS Capitol Hill Family Dentist

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APRIL RUBIN, MD Obstetrics • Gynecology Adolescent Gynecology • Infertility Menopause Counseling 636 A Street, NE • 202-547-4604 Blue Cross • Blue Shield Provider

“My Beautiful New Teeth Have Given Me the Confidence to Smile and Laugh Freely for the First Time in Many Years.” Adrianne Threatt

Larry Bowers, DDS top-rated dentist Washington Checkbook + Angie’s List

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George Washington Hospital

MASSAGE

900 23rd Street Northwest 202-715-4000 www.gwhospital.com

Capitol Hill Massage

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Healing Arts of Capitol Hill

Simplicity Urgent Care 3263 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA 703-746-0111

320 G St. NE 202-544-9389 www.healingartscapitolhill.com See ad on page 107

Headlines Salon 326 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-5151 www.headlines-salon.com See ad on page 105

Washington Hospital Center 110 Irving St. NW 202-877-DOCS www.whcenter.org

HOSPICE Washington Home & Community Hospice 3720 Upton St NW 202-966-3720 thewashingtonhome.org See ad on page 113

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

702 K St. NE 202-246-4738 202-276-0517 www.healthymotions.com

Capitol Hill Physical Therapy Center

House of Hands Patrick McClintock Massage Therapist 202-546-0226

Spa on the Hill

MARTIAL ARTS Capitol Hill Aikikai

Results: the Gym

Capitol Hill Martial Arts and Fitness Academy 1443 D St SE Washington, DC 20003 202-455-4662 www.capitolhillmartialarts.com See ad on page 101

Capitol Hill 315 G St. SE 202-234-5678 www.resultsthegym.com See ad on page 15

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Skills on the Hill LLC Pediatric Occupational Therapy 201 Eighth St. NE Ste. 301 202-544-5439 www.skillsonthehill.com See ad on page 171

Eye Center on Capitol Hill 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 270 202-544-1900

Eye Central Drs. Reed & Fissel 635 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-2838, www.eyecentral.net See ad on page 111

Grubbs CARE Pharmacy

Homedo Chi Master Dong 1356 E St. SE 202-397-4862, www.homedochi.com

Super Pharmacy & Medical Equipment

Mark Myers 202-248-2780

620 C St. SE 202-543-8020

OPTICIANS/OPTOMETRISTS

326 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-4400 www.grubbscare.com See ad on page 113

Nippon Kenpo Karate Do

The Capitol Hill Natatorium

Healthy Motions Massage Therapy

1013 E St. SE 202-543-5950 www.spaonthehill.com

222 8th St NE Washington, DC 20002 202-509-1632 www.capitolhillaikikai.org/

Andrew Lightman

202-370-6565 5255 Loughboro Rd NW sibley.org/weight_loss See ad on page 113

202-543-3265

1019 H St. NE 202-388-0050 www.superpharmacyllc.com

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PHARMACY CVS 401 M St. SW 202-554-2144 500 12th St. SE 202-543-1555 661 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3305 845 Bladensburg Rd. NE 202-397-2600, www.cvs.com


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Allergy Elimination Gestalt Psychology

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capitolhillacupunture@verizon.net www.capitolhillacupunture.com “The Capitol Hill Psychiatrist”

Joseph Tarantolo, MD You are not Broken BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIST CERTIFIED GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPIST NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE Specializing in: • Individual, Couples, and Group Psychotherapy • Patients with cancer and with neurodegenerative disease • Self Exploration without being drugged and help weaning off of psychiatric drugs

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of CAPITOL HILL Sarah Amesbury, DPT, COMT, Clinic Director Alyssa Wolf, DPT Erin Fleming, DPT Krysta Cutting, DPT Specializing In: General Adult Orthopedic Rehabilitation Spine Care Sports Medicine Adult Neurological Rehabilitation Orthopedic Pediatric Care Vestibular Rehabilitation Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation Posture/Ergonomic Assessment for Work-Related Conditions

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Grubbs CARE Pharmacy 326 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-4400 www.grubbscare.com See ad on page 113

Harris Teeter 1350 Potomac Ave. SE 202-543-1040 www.harristeeter.com

Safeway 415 14th St. SE 202-547-4333 1601 Maryland Ave. NE 202-398-6903 www.safeway.com

Super Pharmacy & Medical Equipment 1019 H St. NE 202-388-0050 superpharmacyllc.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY Joseph HÐ. Rose 900 2nd St. NE 202-408-9555

Physiotherapy Associates of Capitol Hill 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 202 202.543.940 www.physiocorp.com See ad on page 111

Play-Based Physical Therapy Melissa Parmley Smith PT 201 Eighth St. NE Ste. 300 202-546-7529 www.playbasedpt.com See ad on page 169

PHYSICIANS – ALLERGY Denise Chevalier-Hamilton

PHYSICIANS – DERMATOLOGY

PHYSICIANS – PEDIATRICS

Allen A. Flood

Elke L. Harris

650 Pennsylvania Ave. Ste. 420 202-547-9090 See ad on page 111

Lionel Laquinte 201 Eighth St. NE 202-546-7696

House Calls on the Hill

PHYSICIANS – FAMILY & GENERAL

Heidi Johnson, CPNP 202-306-5862 heidijohnsoncpnp.com See ad on page 114

Avery Healthcare Associates

Michelle Barnes Marshall

650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 320 202-546-6522

Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington 2141 K St. NW Ste. 3 202-293-5182 breastfeedingcenter.org

Capitol Breast Care Center

Dennis R. Wirt 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 330 202-547-3100

Simplicity Urgent Care 3263 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA 703-746-0111

PHYSICIANS – PODIATRY

650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-784-2700 capitalbreastcare.org

District Podiatry

Capitol Hill Medical Clinic

Southwest Podiatry

1647 Benning Road NE Ste. 200 202-388-5303

201 Eighth St. NE, Ste. 3 202-546-7696

650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE # 480 202-544-7740 Ð

Washington Primary Care Physicians

Trybuch Eliezer

660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 100 202-546-4504 www.mppdocs.org

PHYSICIANS – OB/GYN

620 C St. SE 202-543-0035, myfeetdoc.com

Vesta McDowell 300 M St. SW 202-488-7740

Washington Foot Health Center 412 First St. SE 202-488-3668

April Rubin 636 A St. NE 202-547-4604 See ad on page 111

650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 370 202-546-0062

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PHYSICIANS – UROLOGY Melograna & Willis 650 Penn. Ave. SE Ste. 450 202-546-1107


Our Team Comes to You

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Grubb’s Pharmacy Specializing in Customer Service since 1867

• Prescriptions • Specialty Drugs • Delivery Service • Hospital Beds • Wheelchairs • Vitamins and Herbal Products

• Ostomy Products • Wound Supplies • Diabetic Needs • Incontinence Supplies • CPAPs

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Burn Over 700 Calories in one class

H IS FOR HOT YOGA ON H STREET! We offer 40 classes a week!

PSYCHIATRISTS

Fitness Together: Capitol Hill

Michael Barnett

408 H St. NE 202-558-6486 www.ftcapitolhill.com See ad on page 109

801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 310, 202-994-2956

Philip A. Seibel 801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Ste. 201 202-608-4756

Joseph Tarantolo MD

Introduction Offer $29

for 7 days of unlimited yoga! ALL LEVELS WELCOME! No reservations required! • Reduce stress • Increase Strength + Flexibility

Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill 410 H ST. NE

202-547-1208 www.BikramYogaCapitolHill.com Look better, feel better and change your body!

Individuals, Couples, Group 908 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-5290 josephtarantolomd.com See ad on page 111

202-370-6565 5255 Loughboro Rd NW sibley.org/weight_loss See ad on page 113

Weight Watchers Meetings at Christ Church 620 G St. SE Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. www.weightwatchers.com

SPEECH THERAPY YOGA INSTRUCTION Capitol Kids Therapy 201 Eighth St. NE Ste. 301 202-544-5469 www.capitolkidstherapy.com See ad on page 171

Potomac Speech Language Group

Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill 410 H St. NE 202-547-1208 bikramyogacapitolhill.com See ad on page 114

Capitol Hill Yoga

418 10th St. SE 202-246-1565 www.potomacspeech.com

641 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-448-9680 www.capitolhillyoga.com See ad on page 114

SWIM CENTERS

Results The Gym

Waterside Fitness & Swim Club

315 G St. SE 202-543-0999 www.resultsthegym.com See ad on page 15

901 Sixth St. SW 202-488-3701 www.enterit.com/WatersideFitnessSwimClub3701

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center 635 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-724-4495 www.dpr.dc.gov

WEIGHT LOSS Change for Life Wellness & Aesthetics 650 Penn. Ave. SE Ste. 250 202-575-4660 www.cflwellness.com 114 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

Sibley Memorial Hospital

St. Mark’s Yoga Center 118 Third St. SE 202-546-4964 stmarks.net/arts/yoga.html

Washington Sports Club 214 D St. SE 202-547-2255 www.mysportsclubs.com ★


ARTS AND DINING Mussels at Bistro Cacao. Photo: Andrew Lightman

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The Folger Shakespeare Library at 201 East Capitol Street

Experience the Arts on Capitol Hill by Karen Lyon

I

f you thought that the best Capitol Hill had to offer was the art of the political deal, think again! Look beyond the artful maneuvering under the big white dome and you’ll discover a neighborhood rich in arts of a very different stripe. Theater, dance, music, and the graphic arts have all found a receptive home—as well as appreciative audiences—here on the Hill. Whether you want to see a Shakespeare play or avant garde performance art piece, take a class in pottery or jazz dance, listen to a symphony or a folksinger, view contemporary art or ancient maps, you can do it all right here in our livable, walkable community. So what are you waiting for? Come out and experience the arts on Capitol Hill! Arena Stage

1101 6th St. SW 202-488-3300 www.arenastage.org

A leading venue for world-class productions since 1950, Arena Stage now

holds the distinction of being the largest theater in the country dedicated to American plays and playwrights. After a record-setting inaugural season last year, the Mead Center for American Theater is planning a 2011-2012 season full of world premieres, modern works and American classics. Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE 202-399-7993 www.atlasarts.org

Known as “the people’s Kennedy Center,” the Atlas Performing Center serves as a bustling hub for what some now call the Atlas Arts District. The 60,000 square-foot complex is home base for the H Street Playhouse, the Capital City Symphony, Joy of Motion and other arts groups, and also helps foster aspiring performing artists through community-based programs of training and education in the performing arts and stagecraft. From Mozart to tap dancing, and from cabaret to family theater, Atlas has it all. See ad on page 119

Capital City Symphony Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St., NE 202-399-7993 www.capitalcitysymphony.org

Founded in 1967 as the George-

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town Symphony Orchestra, the Capital City Symphony got a new name and a new home in 2006. Now part of the Atlas Performing Center, the Symphony remains committed to presenting creative but approachable music in a relaxed and affordable concert venue. The 55 volunteer musicians and guest artists, led by director Victoria Gau, enthusiastically explore both symphonic classics and the best of 20th-century music, and offer special Family Concerts and free admission to children 16 and under. If you’re a musician yourself, call to schedule an audition. Capitol Hill Chorale 202-547-1444 www.capitolhillchorale.org

Maestro Frederick Binkholder leads this 90-voice ensemble, which was launched on Capitol Hill in 1993 and continues to maintain strong roots in the community. The Chorale performs a series of three concerts each season at area churches, presenting both a cappella and accompanied works in classical, folk, jazz, and popular music genres. Winner of a Washington Area Music Association award (Wammie) for Best Choral Group of 2007, the Capitol Hill Chorale is a supporter of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Capitol Hill Art League 545 Seventh St. SE 202-547-6839 www.caphillartleague.org

An affiliate of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, this league of about 150 local artists helps showcase and support the work of area artists through exhibitions, gallery talks, master classes, lectures, workshops and other activities. For the past 12 years, the Capitol Hill Art League has sponsored a series of 8 juried exhibitions per year that display the work of local artists. The League also promotes public appreciation of art through exhibitions in banks, restaurants, offices, and law firms.


Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 545 Seventh St. SE 202-547-6839 www.chaw.org

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is the grande dame of local arts organizations on the Hill. Founded in 1972, CHAW offers a full array of performances and events, exhibitions, and classes and workshops for children and adults. The renovated school building on Seventh Street houses a dance studio, a black box theater, painting and pottery studios, an art gallery, a photographic darkroom, and rooms for private instruction. Whether you want to see a play, make jewelry, learn how to use your new digital camera, or tone up with a pilates class, CHAW is the place. See ad on page 165

The Corner Store 900 South Carolina Ave. SE 202-544-5807 www.cornerstorearts.org

The brainchild of artist Kris Swanson, the Corner Store presents an exuberant and colorful smorgas-

bord of art, food, music, film, theater, readings, and receptions, as well as classes in glass-art and fitness, children’s art sessions, and dance parties. In addition to changing art exhibits throughout the coming year, expect to see African drummers, dancers and storytellers; a visual and performance art group; a ‘60s do-wop girl group; and an entertaining menu of evenings with local authors, filmmakers, and musicians. See ad on page 117

Dance Place 3225 Eighth St. NE 202-269-1600 www.danceplace.org

Since 1980, Dance Place has been committed to providing affordable and free programs to the community, offering classes for adults and young people as well as a rich and diverse schedule of performances. The 2011 calendar includes Modern, West African and Step dance, among many other styles. Dance Place also offers a variety of classes for youth and adults.

Artist Thomas Bucci talks with a customer at Eastern Market

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The Fridge Rear Alley 516 Eighth St SE 202-664-4151 www.thefridgedc.com

A new kid on the block (or in the alley), the Fridge opened on Barracks Row in fall of 2009 as an art school for underprivileged local kids by day and a gallery and performance space by night. Named for the fact that the one-time photography studio resembles an abandoned kitchen appliance, the Fridge promises to live up to its moniker. As owner Alex Goldstein told The Washington Post, “There’s lots of good stuff inside and it’s all fresh.” Look for edgy exhibitions and performance art that challenge the status quo. Artist Alan Braley and jewelry designer Claire Sotherlin in The Village Gallery at 705 North Carolina Avenue, SE.

Eastern Market Pottery 225 Seventh St. SE 202-544-6669 easternmarketpottery.com

Displaced by the 2007 fire that devastated the market, Eastern Market Pottery is now back and settled into its spacious new studio in the south end of the market basement. With two kilns and ten electric potter’s wheels, the studio has once again resumed the classes that have been offered on Capitol Hill since 1968. Walk down the C Street stairwell and you’ll also find a display of pottery for sale. Ebenezers Coffeehouse 201 F St. NE, 202-558-6900 www.ebenezerscoffeehouse.com

A relative newcomer to the Hill, Ebenezers Coffeehouse opened in 2006 in a beautifully renovated former diner that served “butter and eggs” to travelers departing from Union Station. Owned and operated by the National Community Church, Ebenezers not only offers free-trade “coffee with a cause,” but has also become a lively venue for local indie, folk rock,

and acoustic singers and songwriters. In addition, the coffeehouse hosts ballroom dance lessons and open mic nights for musicians and poets on the third Friday of the month. Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St SE 202-544-4623; 202-544-7077 (box-office) www.folger.edu

A national treasure in our own backyard, Folger Shakespeare Library houses the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare-related materials. Its Elizabethan theater provides an intimate setting for world class productions, Folger Poetry readings, early music concerts by the Folger Consort, and contemporary fiction from the PEN/Faulkner organization. The Great Hall is home to thoughtful exhibitions of materials from its unparalleled collection. And every April, the Library hosts the best party in the neighborhood: Shakespeare’s Birthday! The Birthday Open House features Renaissance musicians, jugglers, sword swallowers, and free cake divvied up Queen Elizabeth I.

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H Street Playhouse 1365 H St. NE 202-396-2125 hstreetplayhouse.com

The H Street Playhouse opened in 2002 as part of the vanguard of arts groups dedicated to revitalizing the H Street corridor. The 100-seat black-box theater is home to a primary residence company, the Theater Alliance, as well as Forum Theatre. The Playhouse also makes its stage available to a number of other local companies such as the African Continuum Theatre Company, the Capital Renaissance Theatre, and the Madcap Players, offers a gallery for local artists to display their work, and provides space for community organizations. See ad on page 117

Hill’s Kitchen 713 D St. SE 202-543-1997

For an introduction to the art of cooking, reserve a spot in one of Hill’s Kitchen’s popular cooking classes and demonstrations. Held in the back of the kitchen supply store, the classes range from Basic Knife Skills to Handmade Pasta to Puff Pastry. These classes fill up quick so call a few weeks in advance.


The Library of Congress

St. Mark’s Players

1 First St. SE 202-707-5000 www.loc.gov

118 Third St SE 202-546-9670 www.stmarksplayers.org

The largest library in the world, the Library of Congress houses millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts. Its mission is to make those resources available to the American people – and it does so free of charge. Enjoy movies, concerts, exhibitions, book talks, and poetry readings, or visit the website to explore old maps, enjoy political cartoons, watch animated films, or read historical documents. Every fall, the Library sponsors the popular National Book Festival on the Mall, featuring scores of well-known known authors reading from their latest works.

St. Mark’s Players are currently celebrating their 27th season as the resident company at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. From their roots performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, this non-profit participatory company has evolved to become an established and respected member of the DC theater community. The Players perform three plays each season, selected to both entertain and challenge their growing audiences. The 2011 season kicks off with the musical “Chicago.”

St. Mark’s Dance Studio 301 A St. SE, 202-543-0054 stmarksdancestudio.org

Recognized throughout the Washington metropolitan area as “the school on Capitol Hill for serious, motivated students,” St. Mark’s Dance Studio has been training budding ballerinas and aspiring jazz dancers for 40 years. Classes are available for preschoolers, children, teens, and adults, and are open to beginners and advanced students alike. Founded by the late Mary Craighill, the studio is now led by Artistic Director Rosetta Brooks, winner of a 2009 Capitol Hill Community Achievement Award for her work in teaching generations of dancers.

The Village Gallery 705 North Carolina Ave SE 202-547-2653 www.braleyart.com www.thevillageoncapitolhill.com

Mount the stairs of the Village Gallery clothing and jewelry store and you’ll find yourself awash in light and color, an effect due not so much to the secondfloor gallery space as to the vibrant art of Alan Braley. Part of the Capitol Hill arts community for a decade, the national awardwinning artist and designer, who cites Van Gogh as an early influence, works in watercolor, pastels, and collage to create masterful – but affordable – still lifes, landscapes, seascapes, and figure studies. ★

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The H Street Corridor Art District by Jim Magner

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he H Street Corridor Art District in NE is becoming one of the most prominent and promising centers for art in DC. The tremendous range of art objectives and exhibitions makes it a distinct and mutually supportive district. H St. and the immediate area continues to be a neighborhood in transition, in the best sense of the term. The galleries, mostly new to the neighborhood, are on the leading edge of the revitalization. Studio H Maybe the first to open on H Street, at 408, it is a small, intimate space that pulls you in for a very personal conversation with the work. The gallery varies its shows from “High Art to Street Art and everything in between.” It drew very intense interest in its first year, 2010, with its focus on local emerging talent. There will be four exhibitions in 2011: Two international artists in the Spring and several DC artists in the Fall. www.studiohdc.com. City Gallery At 804 H St NE, “City” is primarily an artist membership gallery, with both Full and Associate members. Full members, who have had considerable gallery exposure, are provided a solo show during the year. The Associates exhibit in an all-member show and a special Associate exhibit, which allows them the opportunity to develop a body of work and prepare for “full” status. There is also an all-media juried show with cash prizes that is open

to everyone, including non-members. The gallery’s main goal is to present accessible and affordable art by local artists, but don’t let “affordable” mislead you, this is very high quality work. www.citygallerydc.com. Evolve The Evolve Urban Arts Project scouts the local open, non-juried group shows looking for overlooked artists who may have some art education but don’t have a lengthy exhibition history. The selected artists all have “something to say and push aesthetic and emotional buttons.” This is a great opportunity for real exposure, which is rare for

most artists. Of course, at Evolve, the opening reception helps sell the art. It’s much more a party than a traditional wine and cheese reception, with a free appetizer menu and signature cocktails based on the art in that particular exhibit. All of this is free to the artist and as well as the public. It is not to be missed. It has been showcasing local artists for over six years at 1375 Maryland Ave NE (14th and Maryland), in the remodeled Pierce School building. www.evolvedc.com. Conner Conner Contemporary Art is on the forward-looking edge of the con-

Artist Camille Schefter and Studio H Gallery Director Phil Hutinet posing with imaginary sling shots to mimic the scene in Camille’s painting “Bet Between Friends,” 2010, oil on canvas in the gallery’s current show. Photo: Courtesy of Studio H, copyright Tom Pullin Photography

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Industry Gallery’s show “Nature/Data” is the first solo exhibition for New York-based Italian designer and architect Antonio Pio Saracino. Included are two large scale models of triumphal arches representing Italian emigrationto North and South America.

temporary movement but also highlights “exceptional figure art.” In their large new space at 1358 Florida Ave NE, they have two major indoor galleries, a dedicated media room and open courtyard space. The gallery is well known for hosting the celebrated “Washington Color School” and other Washington-based legends. You will also find younger, provocative artists who travel in their own direction while carrying on a “meaningful dialog with the art of the established international artists.” www. Connercontemporary.com. G Fine Art At 1350 Florida Ave. The gallery was founded in 2001 “to exhibit and promote international art from the 60’s to the present.” The emphasis is on exploring cultural and artistic questions by “pushing the boundaries of what is considered traditional media.” The gallery is always looking for artists with new ways of using old methods in painting and sculpture. It also promotes the expansive use of “Installation Art” to let ideas loose in large settings without restric-

tions. The gallery pursues younger artists who are expanding on the work of the established pioneers of previous decades and who are celebrated for “depth and contemporary relevance.” www. gfineartdc.com.

tanious intersection of culture and fun – an accidental cultural experience that become part of the serindipitous fabric of the street.” They are now posting the events on the website so keep an eye on www.galleryOonH.com.

Gallery OonH Going east on H St. to 1354, you will find a 17’ rocket assemblage. You have come upon Gallery Oon H. It’s in the building next to the courtyard. Inside is a private collection of folk art collected over 20 years by Dolly Vehlow that they share one of two weekends a month as “pop-up” experiences. These events are coupled with free live local music groups in the courtyard. They have been collecting “self-taught” artists for 20 years. Some are well known. Some obscure. The collection is just there to be seen and loved. At this point, none of it is for sale – Oon H is not a commercial gallery. Eventually it will be a non-profit corporation that will offer gallery space for local artists and some of the collection will be sold to benefit artists. But for now, the gallery is “ a spon-

Industry Gallery 1358 Florida Ave. NE, Suite 200. Shows at Industry Gallery could be narrated by Sam Elliot, the deep voice guy who does pickup truck commercials, using words like downright rough, tough, durable and gettingthejobdoneright. This is a big space, over 4000 sq. ft., filled by a single artist with site-specific works of art using modern, industrial resources. Some are low tech, like cement, recycled paper and glass. Others are cutting-edge aerospace materials like carbon fiber. Each artist works within the framework of an installation telling a personal story designed to transform your perception of the space. The results can be downright rough, tough and powerful. www. industrygallerydc.com. ★ capitalcommunitynews.com • 121


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BARS

Highballs on the Hill The Comprehensive Capitol Hill Bar Guide by Alice Ollstein

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unning a country is stressful, so it’s no wonder Capitol Hill boasts one of the highest concentration of happy hour hot spots and late night rendezvous that the city has to offer. With more than more than 30 bars just a short stroll away from the corridors of power, there’s a seemingly endless array of after-work haunts capable of pleasing both hardened Hill power brokers and their undergraduate interns alike. Leave to us then to navigate the bestof Hill clubs, pubs and dives -- all the way from the Atlas District to Barracks Row. The 18th Amendment

613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3622 www.18thdc.com

Sports fan flock to the Amendment for their wide variety of brews on tap, while the cozy Keyhole speakeasy below includes a Prohibition-era-style game room. Stained glass, bar rails, and furniture made from old whiskey boxes, beer barrels, and pews completes the scene. See ad on page 133

above and beyond typical hotel bar options. You’ll know you’re on Capitol Hill when you’re sipping a “Roll Call” on their patio. The Bachelor’s Mill 1104 8th St. SE 202-546-5979 www.thebachelorsmill.com

This jumbo-sized “entertainment complex” for the LGBT set not only offers three full-service bars, but video games, pool tables, poker tournaments and pair of rooftop patios for 7 nights a week of fun. Banana Café 500 8th St. SE 202-543-5906 www.bananacafedc.com

This eclectic and hard-to-miss spot offers Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican fare, along with an extensive list of mojitos, margaritas and martinis. Make sure to check out their nightly live music at the in-house piano bar.

The Argonaut

See ad on page 139

1430 Maryland Ave. NE 202-397-1416 www.argonaut.typepad.com

Billy Goat Tavern

One of H Street’s most popular bars and restaurants, The Argonaut is also one of the greenest. They offer an exclusively American menu of microbrews and use local produce and sustainable seafood in their menu. ArtBar at the Liaison Hotel 415 New Jersey Ave. NW 202-638-1616 www.artandsouldc.com

Attached to Liaison’s Art and Soul restaurant -- named for celebrity chef Art Smith – the ArtBar specializes in high-end, original cocktails that that go

A blue martini at Lounge 201. Photo: Andrew Lightman

500 New Jersey Ave. NW 202-783-2123 www.billygoattavern.com

It all started when a goat wandered into a little bar in Chicago. Now DC has its own branch of the infamous Billy Goat Tavern — a diner by day and a dive bar after the lunch rush. Get the “Doublecheezborger” of Saturday Night Live legend. Bullfeathers 410 1st St. SE 202-488-2701, www.bullfeathersdc.com

Named after Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite expletive, Bullfeathers’ 40 foot long

bar has been a favorite happy hour gathering place for Hill staffers of all stripes since 1980. Even though it changed ownership recently, they promise to still help stressed out staffers forget about the “bullfeathers” in their lives. Capitol Lounge 231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-2098 www.capitolloungedc.com

Drink beers and nosh on cheap chicken wings amidst several decades’ worth of political memorabilia at this popular barroom. Don’t forget to check if your name is one of the names of the day. If so, free drinks are yours. Church and State 1236 H Street NE

Just upstairs from the Fruit Bat, this little bar sets a somber mood with wooden pews, stained glass windows and a large confessional. But the drinks—made from all-American liquors and mixers— liven things up. Choose a cocktail from the “Bill of Rights” or the “Seven Deadly Sins” and enjoy the funky, mismatched glass it comes in. capitalcommunitynews.com • 123


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have to see the torn Redskins Superbowl tickets to believe them. Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar 1104 H St. NE www.littlemisswhiskeys.com

This Prohibition-meets-Punk speakeasy is tucked away on H Street, with no signage or telephone, but it’s a favorite with those in the know. The Golden Dollar boasts more than 50 bottled beers, wacky neon Fleur-de-lis décor, and a happening back patio. Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill 711 8th St. SE 202-547-5652 www.lolasbarracksbarandgrill.com H Street Country Club Co-Owner, Ricardo Vergara.

The Dubliner Irish Pub 520 North Capitol St. NW 202-737-3773 www.dublinerdc.com

Just steps from Union Station, this lively Irish pub is always packed with a mix of weary train travelers and overworked Hill wonk regulars. Named for James Joyce’s famous collection of short stories, the Dubliner boasts live music every night of the week. Fruit Bat 1236 H St NE 202-399-2323 www.dcfruitbat.com

This new hole-in-the-wall bar brings the Latin American tropics to the Districts, with live plants growing out of the walls, wicker baskets of fruit hanging from the ceiling, and exotic, creative cocktails for every palate. Choose a libation from their everchanging seasonal menu or design your own with the help of the friendly bartenders. H Street Country Club 1335 H St. NE 202-399-4722 www.thehstreetcountryclub.com

This H St. hot spot draws crowds

in with nearly thirty kinds of tequila, an array of tasty Mexican dishes, skeeball, shuffleboard, and an addictive indoor mini-golf course. Channel your inner frat boy for a night!

What’s classier than sipping scotch in a leather armchair while dining on paté and brie? This Barracks Row staple offers wine, beer, spirits and a full menu—all in a tasteful, club-like atmosphere. See ad on page 129

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Lounge 201

Hawk ‘n’ Dove

201 Mass Ave. NE 202-544-5201, www.lounge201.com

329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3300 www.hawkanddoveonline.com

Democrats and Republicans can’t seem to agree on anything these days, except for the quality of this taproom. After 44 years in business, it’s still the reigning champ of Hill bars. Some big political moments have been celebrated here, including the 1996 reopening of the government.

Just a hop from Union Station, this cocktail bar is a well-to-do, yet affordable, afterhours spot for martinis, mojitos and craft beers. Relax on plush chairs and couches and enjoy the daily specials.

Kelly’s Irish Times 14 F St. NW, 202-543-5433 kellysirishtimesdc.com

This thoroughly Irish pub bears the inscription, “Give me your thirsty, your famished, your befuddled masses” over its doors—a cheeky homage to the poem on the Statue of Liberty. And like our ancestors came to these shores, DC denizens come to Kelly’s for the beer, the food, and the wall of over 100 years of historical memorabilia. You

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Molly Malone’s 713 8th St. SE 202-547-1222 mollymalonescapitolhillsaloon.com

This Barrack’s Row two-story pub is Nats central during baseball season, and even offers patrons free golf cart rides to and from the nearby stadium. They also have daily food and drink specials, plus game-day specials for either Nats or Caps games. See ad on page 129

Mr. Henry’s 601 Penn SE, 202-546-8412 www.mrhenrysrestaurant.com

Since 1966, Mr. Henry’s lowlight atmosphere and simple selection of bar food and draughts has made it a longtime favorite Hill hangout. Politico Donna Brazile is a fan of the “cold beer and hot wings,” as well as the classic jukebox. See ad on page 143

Phase 1 525 8th St. SE, 202-544-6831 www.phase1dc.com

It claims to be the oldest lesbian bar in the country, but Phase 1’s hasn’t aged a day. With packed live music and dance nights featuring queer musicians, drag shows and jello wrestling, it’s

still the best bar around for ladies who love ladies. Pour House 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-7782 www.pourhouse-dc.com

Three bars in one: the Scheisse Haus downstairs, Top the Hill up top and the Pour House in between. This trifecta of food and drink offers something for everyone—from rowdy sports tavern to upscale martini lounge. But Skins fans beware, as this is a Steelers Nation outpost come Sunday. See ad on page 133

The Pug 1234 H St. NE, 202-388-8554 thepugdc.com

Who says that no leprechauns drink at Molly Malone’s? Photo: Andrew Lightman

This no frills tavern has just a few rules: “No idiots. No bombs. No shooters. No specials. No politics. Relax. Drink. Be cool. Behave.” The walls of The Pug are covered in photos of boxing legends of yore, and the cocktail menu starts and stops with a boilermaker. They are also open for weekend brunch.

Remingtons

The Queen Vic

Rock N Roll Hotel

1206 H Street NE, 202-396-2001 www.thequeenvicdc.com

Set to open any day now, the Queen Vic will bring a taste of jolly ol’ England to the H Street scene. The menu, already published by local blogs, will feature British classics like beef heart, deviled kidneys, braised tongue and sweetbreads—plus over 20 UK brews on tap. The Red Palace 1212 H St. NE, 202-398-7469 www.redpalacedc.com

When The Red & the Black tavern joined forces (and buildings) with the Palace of Wonders burlesque bar, things only got more titillating. With live indie music, variety shows, and of course, burlesque, there’s never a dull night. Patrons can also sip drinks from one of three bars while exploring the attached Oddities Museum. Jason has fun tending the bar at Tunnicliff’s. Photo: Andrew Lightman

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639 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-543-3113 www.remingtonswdc.com

Washington’s only country western gay bar, Remingtons is probably the only place to catch a square dancing tutorial and a drag revue under the same roof.

1353 H St. NE 202-388-7625 www.rockandrollhoteldc.com

Even when this music venue isn’t hosting a live show, the upstairs “hotel” bar is always open for business. They have a jukebox, billiards, weekly DJ dance parties and a “Rock and Roll Ping Pong” night. See ad on page 127

SOVA Espresso and Wine 1359 H St. NE 202-397-3080, www.sovadc.com

A coffeehouse by day and wine bar by night, the casual SOVA offers moderately priced, by the glass service. The funky, living room-style lounge upstairs hosts everything from photo exhibits to bluegrass bands. The Star and the Shamrock 1341 H St. NE 202-388-3833, starandshamrock.com

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Jewish deli with an Irish pub? An H Street landmark that’s no joke! Whether you’re jonesing for shepherd’s pie with a side of matzo balls, or a pint of Guinness right after a bottle of He’brew Ale, this hybrid venue has it all. Sláinte and L’Chaim! See ad on page 125

Tortilla Coast 400 1st St. SE, 202-546-6768 www.tortillacoast.com

Voted Best of Capitol Hill by Washingtonian Food / Drinks / Indoor Mini Golf & More Host Your Next Work or Family Gathering At H Street Country Club

202-399-4722 hstcountryclub.com/events

Located just steps from the Capitol, this Tex-Mex joint is a favorite destination of locals, politicians, and young Hill staffers and in search of cheap margaritas and chips come happy hour. The fun atmosphere is worth a visit. Toyland 421 H St NE, 202-450-4075 www.toylanddc.com

This retro bar channels the neighborhood toy store that used to be in the building, and serves up food and mixed drinks with a 50s and 60s era twist. Trusty’s 1420 Pennsylvania Aven.SE 202-547-1010 A friendly and comfortable tavern in the Hill East neighborhood, a block from the Potomac Ave Metro. Known for its old filling station décor the bar’s many flat screen televisions are the perfect place to relax and catch a game. There are board games. Head upstairs to their new Bus Bar and open air patio! Lunch box lights, thermos chandeliers, and of course our yellow bus bar of fun. See ad on page 125

Tune Inn 331 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-2725

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A DC dive bar landmark, the Tune Inn has been doing it simple and cheap since

1955. It opens at 7 a.m. daily, and keeps it real with greasy, delicious burgers, happy hour specials and patio seating during the warmer months. Tunnicliff’s Tavern 222 7th St. SE 202-544-5680

Located directly across from Eastern Market, Tunicliff’s is a favorite of both locals and weekend tourist traffic, and known for its honest pub fare and extensive brunch menu. Great for people watching on a warm weekend. The Ugly Mug 723 8th St. SE 202-547-8459 www.uglymugdc.com

The Ugly Mug stands out from other Barracks Row bars with 24 beers on tap and a full menu of diner grub. Order beer by the pint, pitcher, or tower, and pop in for $3 Pabst cans every “Trailer Park Saturday.” See ad on page 128

Union Pub 201 Mass Ave NE 202-546-7200, unionpubdc.com

A scrappier sister bar of the fancy Lounge 201, the Union Pub is a happy hour favorite for beer and burgers. They also boast one of the Hill’s largest outdoor patios and 50 vintage microbrews. See ad on page 128

Wisdom 1432 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-543-2323 www.dcwisdom.com

Tucked away in Hill East, this dimly lit cocktail “parlor” serves up some of the tastiest and most creative drinks in the area. Tuck yourself and your friends into one of the little curtained booths and choose from their extensive selection of imported beers, hard-to-find wines, and array of Absinthe. ★


Lola’s Executive Chef Brendan Tharp Executive Chef Brendan Tharp, formerly of the Blue Hill Tavern, has authored a menu of exciting seasonal offerings that include Charcuterie, local salads and a variety of daily specials. Checkout Lola’s intimate upstairs bar and gaming room.

Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill 711 8th Street, SE (202) 547-5652 www.lolasdc.com

Watch, Listen, Drink, Dine & Play! Watch Your Favorite Team on Molly’s Many Large Screen TVs! Live Local Music every Thursday at 8pm Drink from The Largest Selection of Beer on The Hill! Dine on Chef Brendan Tharp’s Delicious Dishes! Play Trivia every Wednesday @7:30pm at our Upstairs Bar!

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DINING

Chef Gianni Ravera, Owner Ralph Lee and Chef/Owner Ari Gejdenson of Acqua Al 2.

Matchbox

Tunnicliff’s Tavern

AMERICAN

521 Eighth St. SE 202-548-0369 www.matchboxdc.com

222 Seventh St. SE 202-544-5680

America

Monocle

Dining by Cuisine

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-682-9555 www.arkrestaurants.com

Atlas Room 1015 H St. NE 202-388-4020, theatlasroom.com

B. Smith’s

Twelve Restaurant & Lounge 107 D St. NE 202-546-4488 www.themonocle.com

1123 H St. NE 202-398-2655 www.twelvedc.com

Zest Bistro Park Café 106 13th St. SE 202-543-0184 www.parkcafedc.com

735 8th Street SE 202-544-7171, www.zestbistro.com See ad on page 143

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-289-6188 www.bsmith.com

Senart’s Oyster & chop House

BAKERIES/COFFEE SHOPS

520 8th St. SE See ad on page 131

Bagels & Baguettes

Bullfeathers

Sonoma

410 First St. SE 202-484-0228 bullfeatherscdc.com

Cantina Marina 600 Water St. SW 202-554-8396 www.cantinamarina.com

Chesapeake Room 501 Eighth St. SE 202-543 1445 www.thechesapeakeroom.com See ad on page 131

223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-8088 www.sonomadc.com

236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-544-1141 bagelsandbaguettes.net See ad on page 135

Dunkin Donuts Sou’Wester at Mandarin Oriental 1330 Maryland Ave. SW 202-787-6121 www.mandarinoriental.com

801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3923 www.dunkindonuts.com

Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse Ted’s Bulletin 505 Eighth St. SE 202-544-8337 tedsbulletin.com

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201 F St. NE 202-558-6900 ebenezerscoffeehouse.com See ad on page 135


The Finest Selection of Oysters & Chops on The Hill A Fifty-Foot Long Marble Oyster Bar Twenty-Four Wines by the Glass Sixteen Fine Ales on Draft

Senart’s • 520 8th St. SE (202) 544-1168 • www.SenartsDC.com

Seasonal Sustainable Responsible Chef Robert Wood is inspired by seasonal offerings from the waters of the Mid-Atlantic and farms and vineyards of the Virginia and Maryland hinterlands. Visit his restaurant to truly taste the bounties of spring. Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily 11 AM to 10 PM Weekend Brunch 10 AM to 3 PM Late Night Dining Available Until 1 AM Daily Patio Open Daily – Available for Private events!

THE CHESAPEAKE ROOM 501 8th Street SE On Barracks Row (202) 543-1445 www.thechesapeakeroom.com

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Sidamo

Burrito Brothers

417 H St. NE 202-548-0081 sidamocoffeeandtea.com See ad on page 135

205 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6835 burritobrotherscapitolhill.com

Capital City Diner SOVA Wine and Espresso Bar 1359 H St. NE 202-397-3080 sovadc.com

1050 Bladensburg Rd. NE 202-683-7446 www.capitalcitydiner.com

Cosi Andrew Lightman

Starbucks 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-9783 401 Eighth St. SE 202-544-7913 www.starbucks.com

Jorge Zamorano, owner of Banana Cafe.

301 Penn. Ave. SE, 546-3345 www.getcosi.com

DC3 423 Eighth St. SE, 202-546-1935 eatdc3.com

Five Guys

BELGIAN Firehook Bakery

Belga Café

215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-7003 www.firehook.com

514 Eighth St. SE 202-544-0100, www.belgacafe.com See ad on page 137

Hello Cupcake

Granville Moore’s

1100 New Jersey Ave. SE 202-863-0570 1300 Second St. NE 202-408-1635 www.fiveguys.com

Good Stuff Eatery 705 8th Street, SE 202-861-2253, hellocupcakeonline.com See ad on page 135

Jacob’s Coffeehouse 401 Eighth St. NE 202-543-6161

Le Pain Quotidien

1238 H St. NE 202-399-2546 www.granvillemoores.com See ad on page 139

Smith Commons 1245 H St. NE 202-396-0038 www.smithcommonsdc.com

303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-8222 goodstuffeatery.com

Horace & Dickies 809 12th St. NE 202-397-6040 www.horaceanddickies.com

Kenny’s Smokehouse 732 Maryland Ave. NE 202-547-4553

660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-459-9148 www.lepainquotidien.com

CARIBBEAN

Peregrine Espresso

Taste of Jamaica

660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-629-4381 peregrineespresso.com See ad on page 135

528 H St. NE 202-546-2999

501 East Capitol St. SE 202-546-3646 www.jimmytsplace.com

Caribbean Best

Le Bon Café

Jimmy T’s

Port City Java

1370 H St. NE 202-396-0892

701 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-544-7770 www.portcityjava.com

210 Second St. SE 202-547-7200 www.leboncafedc.com

CASUAL DINING/CARRYOUTS

Levi’s Port Café

Pound Coffee

Bagels & Baguettes

621 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 2020-621-6765 www.poundcoffee.com

236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-544-1141 bagelsandbaguettes.net See ad on page 135

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1102 Eighth St. SE 202-547-6500

Market Lunch 225 Seventh St. SE 202-547-8444


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Marvelous Market

Wellness Café

303 Seventh St. SE 202-544-7127 www.marvelousmarket.com See ad on page 93

325 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-2266 www.wellnesscafedc.com

New York Pizza

CHINESE/ASIAN

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-3838 www.mynypizzaco.com

China Wall Carryout 415 Eighth St. SE 202-543-8100

Pete’s Diner and Carryout Fusion Grill 515 Eighth St. SE 202-546-5303, fusiongrilldc.com

Andrew Lightman

212 Second St. SE 202-544-7335

Prego Deli 210 Seventh St. SE 202-547-8686

Quizno’s Subs 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 810 Potomac Ave. SE 202-547-1822 www.quiznos.com

Hunan Dynasty 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-6161 www.hunandynastydc.com

Jenny’s Asian Fusion 1000 Water St. SW 202-554-2202 www.jennysdc.com

Seventh Hill 327 Seventh St. SE 202-544-1911 www.montmartredc.com/seventhhill

Khan’s Bar and Grill

Sizzling Express

Sticky Rice

600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-548-0900 www.sizzlingexpress.com

1224 H St. NE 202-397-7655 www.stickyricedc.com

Subway

Toki Underground

236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 815 H St. NE 430 Eighth St. SE www.subway.com

1234 H St. NE 202-388-3086 tokiunderground.com

1125 H St. NE 202-399-6010 , www.khansdc.com

Young Chow Taylor Gourmet Deli 1116 H St. NE 202-684-7001 www.taylorgourmet.com

Tortilla Cafe 210 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5700 tortillacafe.com

We The Pizza 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-544-4008 www.wethepizza.com

Chef Daniele Catalani of Toscana samples his homemade gelato.

312 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-3030

Bistro Cacao 320 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-4737 www.bistrocacao.com See ad on page 139

Central Michel Richard 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 202-626-0015 www.centralmichelrichard.com

CityZen at Mandarin Oriental 1330 Maryland Ave. SW 202-787-6006 mandarinoriental.com/washington/dining

Montmartre 327 Seventh St. SE 202-544-1244 www.montmartredc.com

ETHIOPIAN

GERMAN

Ethiopic Restaurant

Biergarten Haus

401 H St NE, ethiopicrestaurant.com

FRENCH Bistro Bis 15 E St. NW 202-661-2700 hotelgeorge.com/restaurant.cfm

134 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

1355 H St. NE 202-388-4085 biergartenhaus.com

Cafe Berlin 322 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-7656 www.cafeberlindc.com See ad on page 137


Sidamo Coffee and Tea

Organic & Specialty Coffees 25 Types of Loose Teas

We Are Much More Than Just Breakfast LUNCH specials MON-FRI Stop in to try our delicious Baguette Sandwhiches! Fresh Housemade Bagels, Daily!

• Breakfast & Lunch: Bagels, Salads, Sandwiches & Desserts • Daily Grind • Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans hours: Mon–Fri 7-7 Sat 8-6, Sun 8-5

Ethiopian Coffee Ritual Sundays @ 2pm

417 H Street, NE FREE

202-548-0081 www.sidamocoffeeandtea.com

www.bnbcafe.net • 202.544.1141 236 MASS. AVE. NE

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ARTS AND DINING

Outdoor dining at Cava.

GREEK Cava 527 Eighth St. SE 202-543-9090 www.cavamezze.com

INDIAN/PAKISTANI Aatish on the Hill 609 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-0931 www.aatishonhill.com

Capitol Hill Tandoor 419 Eighth St. SE 202-547-3233 www.capitolhillgrill.com

White Tiger 301 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-5900 whitetigerdc.com

ITALIAN Acqua al 2 212 Seventh St. SE 202-525-4375 www.acquaal2dc.com

Bistro Italiano

Tortilla Coast

320 D St. NE 202-546-4522

Toscana DC

400 First St. SE 202-546-6768 www.tortillacoast.com See ad on page 141

601 Second St. NE 202-525-2693 toscanacateringdc.com

MIDDLE EASTERN

Trattoria Alberto

Café 8

506 Eighth St. SE 202-544-2007 www.trattoriaalbertodc.com

424-A Eighth St. SE 202-546-8308 www.cafe8dc.com

Souk

LATIN & TEX-MEX Banana Cafe 500 Eighth St. SE 202-543-5906 www.bananacafedc.com See ad on page 139

1208 H St. NE 202-658-4224 www.souk-dc.com

PIZZA Al’s Gourmet Pizza

Chicken Tortilla 1100 Eighth St. SE 202-543-6660 www.chickentortilla.com

1382 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-1113 www.alsgourmetpizza.com

Bistro Italiano La Loma 316 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-548-2550

320 D St. NE 202-546-4522

Dominos La Lomita 1330 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-3109

1500 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-3030 www.dominos.com

La Lomita Dos

Liberty Tree

308 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-0616

1016 H St. NE 202-396-8733 www.libertytreedc.com

Las Placitas 517 Eighth St. SE 202-543-3700 www.lasplacitas.com See ad on page 139

Matchbox

La Plaza

New York Pizza

629 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-9512 See ad on page 139

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-3838 www.mynypizzaco.com

Mi Vecindad

Papa John’s Pizza

1129 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-4760 See ad on page 139

914 11th St. SE 202-544-7272 www.papajohns.com

136 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

521 Eighth St. SE 202-548-0369 www.matchboxdc.com


Seventh Hill 327 Seventh St. SE 202-544-1911 www.montmartredc.com/ seventhhill

We The Pizza 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-544-4008 www.wethepizza.com

PUBS / BAR RESTAURANTS 18th Amendment 613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3622 www.18thdc.com See ad on page 133

Argonaut Tavern 1433 H St. NE 202-397-1416 argonaut.typepad.com

Capitol Lounge

Lola’s Barracks Bar and Grill 711 Eighth St. SE 202-547-5652 www.lolasbarracksbarandgrill.com www.lounge201.com See ad on page 129

Lounge 201 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-544-5201 www.lounge201.com

Molly Malone’s 713 Eighth St. SE 202-547-1222 mollymalonescapitolhillsaloon.com www.lounge201.com See ad on page 129

Mr. Henry’s 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-8412 mrhenrysrestaurant.com See ad on page 143

231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-2098 www.capitolloungedc.com

Pour House / Top of the Hill

Fruit Bat

319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-7782 www.pourhouse-dc.com See ad on page 133

1236 H St. NE 202-399-2323 www.dcfruitbat.com

H Street Country Club 1335 H St. NE 202-399-4722 thehstreetcountryclub.com www.lounge201.com See ad on page 128

Hawk’n’Dove 329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3300 hawkanddoveonline.com

Kelly’s Irish Times 14 F St. NW 202-543-5433 kellysirishtimesdc.com

L’il Pub 655 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-5526

Little Miss Whiskey 1104 H St. NE littlemisswhiskeys.com

The Pug 1234 H St. NE 202-388-8554, thepugdc.com

The Queen Vic 1206 H St. NE 202-396-2001 www.thequeenvicdc.com

Remingtons 639 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3113 www.remingtonswdc.com

Rock and Roll Hotel 1353 H St. NE 202-338-7625 rockandrollhoteldc.com www.lounge201.com See ad on page 127

CAFE BERLIN Fine German Cuisine

German & American Specialties Homemade Pastries Seasonal Patio Seating

322-B Massachusetts Ave., NE

SOVA Wine and Espresso Bar

Washington, DC 20002

1359 H St. NE 202-397-3080, www.sovadc.com

www.cafeberlindc.com

202-543-7656

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ARTS AND DINING

Sizzling Express Wisdom 1432 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-2323, dcwisdom.com

600 Pennsylvania Ave SE 202-548-0900 www.sizzlingexpress.com

Sticky Rice

SEAFOOD

Samuel Ergetee, owner of Ethiopic, located at 4th and H Street, NE with a bottle of Ethiopian wine. Photo: Andrew Lightman

Chesapeake Room

1224 H Street NE 202-397-7655 www.stickyricedc.com

501 Eighth St. SE 202-543 1445 thechesapeakeroom.com

THAI

Liberty Tree

Sanphan

1016 H St. NE 202-396-8733 www.libertytreedc.com

653 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-9368 sanphanrestaurant.com See ad on page 140

Johnny’s Half Shell 400 North Capitol St. NW 202-737-0400 www.johnnyshalfshell.net www.lounge201.com

Talay Thai 406 First St. SE 202-546-5100 www.talaythaidc.com

Star and Shamrock 1341 H St. NE 202-388-3833 starandshamrock.com See ad on page 125

The Old Siam Pier Seven 650 Water St. SW 202-554-2500 www.pier7restaurant.com

406 Eighth St. SE 202-544-SIAM theoldsiamrestaurant.com See ad on page 140

Toyland 421 H St. NE 202-450-4075 www.toylanddc.com

Trusty’s Full-Serve Bar 1420 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-1010 www.trustys-dc.com See ad on page 125

Tune Inn 331 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-2725

Tunnicliff’s Tavern 222 Seventh St. SE 202-544-5680

Ugly Mug 723 Eighth St. SE 202-547-8459, www.uglymugdc.com

Union Pub 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-546-7200, www.unionpubdc.com See ad on page 128

Sou’Wester at Mandarin Oriental

TURKISH

1330 Maryland Ave. SW 202-787-6121 www.mandarinoriental.com

Café 8 424-A Eighth St. SE 202-546-8308 cafe8dc.com

Starfish Café 539 Eighth St. SE 202-546-5006, www.starfishcafedc.com

VIETNAMESE Ba Bay - Vietnamese

SUSHI

633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-1787 www.babaydc.com

Hunan Dynasty 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-6161 www.hunandynastydc.com

Other Food and Liquor Outlets

Fusion Grill 515 Eighth St. SE 202-546-5303 www.fusiongrilldc.com

138 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

BAKERIES Bagels & Baguettes 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-544-1141, bagelsandbaguettes.net See ad on page 135


a taste of

Old Havana!

Banana Cafe & Piano Bar The Hill’s Best Weekend Brunch Where Every Customer is Family! Serving the Finest Cuban, Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine. 202-543-5906 500 8th Street, SE www.bananacafedc.com

“A Gastropub with a healthy Belgian fetish.”

Granville Moore’s 1238 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002 LAS PLACITAS RESTAURANT HOME-STYLE SALVADOREAN/MEXICAN CUISINE MONDAY: Kids Eat Free with drink and dessert! HALF PRICE: Drinks Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3p - 6:30p!

Mi Vecindad Cuban Mexicana & Salvadorian Fine Cuisine

1129 Penn Ave, SE • 202.546.4760

House Specialty: Ropa Vieja a Caballo

La Plaza Restaurant Mexican and Salvadorian Food 629 Penn. Ave. SE • 202.546.9512

Daily Specials Available 7 Days a Week 517 8th St. SE Open 7 days a week - 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

Carry Out & Catering Available 202.543.3700 • www.lasplacitas.com

Henry Mendoza Welcomes You OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK LUNCH: 11:30a - 3:00p • DINNER: 5p - 11p BRUNCH: Sat. & Sun. 11:00a - 3:00p capitalcommunitynews.com • 139


ARTS AND DINING

Grilled calamari at Cava. Photo Andrew Lightman

THE OLD SIAM Thai Cuisine

Dangerously Delicious Pies

CATERING

1339 H St. NE 202-398-PIES dangerouspiesdc.com

Chef Valerie

Dunkin Donuts

Classic Affairs Catering

801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3923 www.dunkindonuts.com

504 Constitution Ave. NE 202-321-5478 classicaffairscatering.com

The Fine Sweet Shoppe

Marvelous Market

225 Seventh St. SE 202-543-9729

303 Seventh St. SE 202-544-7127 www.marvelousmarket.com See ad on page 91

Firehook Bakery 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-7003, firehook.com

Hello Cupcake

Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials Free Delivery (minimum $20) Banquet & Party Rooms Catering Upon Request Outdoor Patio Open! Happy Hour from 5-7 pm Everyday

202-544-SIAM (7426) 406 8th St, SE Washington, DC 20003 www.theoldsiamrestaurant.com

140 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

705 8th Street, SE 202-861-2253 hellocupcakeonline.com See ad on page 135

Le Pain Quotidien 660 Penn. Ave. SE 459-9148 lepainquotidien.com

Marvelous Market 303 Seventh St. SE 202-544-7127 www.marvelousmarket.com See ad on page 91

202-636-4300 www.chefvalerie.com

Occasions Caterers 5458 Third St. NE 202-546-7400 www.occasionscaterers.com

Tortilla Coast 400 First St. SE 202-546-6768 www.tortillacoast.com See ad on page 141

Well Dunn Catering 510 11th St. SE 202-543-7878 www.welldunn.com

COFFEE & TEA Cosi 301 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-3345, getcosi.com


Co m e Tr y O u r

WEEKEND BRUNCH! Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm ABSOLUT BLOODY MARY

MIMOSA

COAST BREAKFAST Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes & Sourdough Toast. BUTTERMILK PANCAKES Short Stack w. Eggs & Bacon HOUSTON SKILLET Potato, Onion, Peppers, Chorizo Sausage, Fried Eggs & Cheddar Cheese. STEAK & EGGS Fajita Steak, Fried Eggs & Breakfast Potatoes. Served w. Flour Tortillas. CAPTAIN CRUNCH FRENCH TOAST Battered Brioche Texas Toast Coated in Captain Crunch Cereal w. Mixed Berries. HUEVOS RANCHEROS Two Fried Eggs Topped w. Melted Cheese & Ranchera Sauce Layered Over Crispy Corn Tortillas, Rice & Black Beans. Served w. Breakfast Potatoes. TORTA DELUXE Toasted Croissant, Scrambled Eggs w. Peppers, Onions, Cheddar, & Bacon. Served w. Breakfast Potatoes. BREAKFAST BURRITO Scrambled Eggs, Chorizo Sausage, Rice, Black Beans & Cheddar Cheese. Served w. Breakfast Potatoes, Pico, Guacamole & Sour Cream. SPINACH, JACK & MUSHROOM OMELETTE Served w. Breakfast Potatoes & Sourdough Toast. BACON & CHEDDAR OMELETTE Served w. Breakfast Potatoes & Sourdough Toast. OUR FULL LUNCH MENU IS ALSO AVAILABLE All egg dishes may be made with egg whites SIDES SOURDOUGH TOAST & JELLY BREAKFAST POTATOES BACON

BEVERAGES ORANGE JUICE CRANBERRY JUICE COFFEE

400 First Street SE Corner of First & D Streets, SE

Washington, DC 20003 Part of the Capitol Hill Community Since 1988 capitalcommunitynews.com • 141


ARTS AND DINING

Sidamo Coffee & Tea

Canales Quality Meats

417 H St. NE 202-548-0081 www.sidamocoffeeandtea.com See ad on page 135

225 Seventh St. SE (Eastern Market) 202-547-0542

SOVA Wine & Espresso Bar 1359 H St. NE 202-397-3080 www.sovadc.com

Courtesy Hello Cupcake

Starbucks

Penny Karas, owner and Executive Pastry Chef at Hello Cupcake.

Dunkin Donuts 801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3923, dunkindonuts.com

Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse 201 F St. NE 202-558-6900 www.ebenezerscoffeehouse.com See ad on page 135

Firehook 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 544-7003, www.firehook.com

237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-9783 401 Eighth St. SE 202-544-7913 www.starbucks.com

Capitol Hill Poultry 225 Seventh St. SE (Eastern Market) 202-544-4435

Capitol Hill Supermarket 241 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-7428 capitolhillsupermarket.com

Capitol Supreme Market 501 Fourth St. SE 202-547-1336

Congress Market

DELICATESSENS

421 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-7805

A. Litteri’s 517 Morse St. NE 202-544-0183 www.litteris.com

Eastern Market 225 Seventh St. SE www.easternmarket-dc.org

Canales Deli

Harris Teeter

225 Seventh St. SE (Eastern Market) 202-547-4471

Jenkins Row 1350 Potomac Ave SE 202-543-1040, www.harristeeter.com

Mangialardo & Sons 1317 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-6212

Market Poultry

Prego Deli

225 Seventh St. SE (Eastern Market) 202-543-7470 See ad on page 144

210 Seventh St. SE 202-547-8686

Marvelous Market

Subway

303 Seventh St. SE 202-544-7127 www.marvelousmarket.com See ad on page 91

401 Eighth St. NE 202-652-0902

236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-544-2522 430 Eighth St. SE 202-547-8200, www.subway.com

Peregrine Espresso

Taylor Gourmet Deli

233 12th St. SE 202-546-6847

1116 H St. NE 202-684-7001, taylorgourmet.com

Safeway

Jacob’s Coffeehouse

660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-629-4381, peregrineespresso.com See ad on page 135

Port City Java 701 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-544-7770, www.portcityjava.com

Pound Coffee 621 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 2020-621-6765 www.poundcoffee.com

Motts Market

Bowers Fancy Dairy Products

415 14th St. SE 202-547-4333 1601 Maryland Ave. NE 202-547-4333 www.safeway.com

225 Seventh St. SE (Eastern Market) 202-544-7877 bowerscheese.com

Southern Maryland Seafood

GROCERIES

142 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

225 Seventh St. SE (Eastern Market) 202-546-9135


“Washington could use more places like Zest” – Washingtonian magazine

Capitol Hill

Join us for brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 11a-3p and on Tuesday night for 1/2 off all bottled wine

735 8th Street, SE Washington, DC 202.544.7171 www.zestbistro.com

&DSLWRO)LQH:LQH 6SLULWV Best selection of wines under $20 in Capitol Hill

Full selection of spirits and more than 100 different types of beer. Authentic fine wines of exceptional quality and outstanding value from all over the world. Fine Cigars • Friendly and knowledgeable staff

 +6WUHHW1(

- Right next to Sidamo Coffee

www.capitolfinewineandspirits.com

FOR 45 YEARS JUST GREAT PUB FARE AND HEAVY POURS MRHENRYSRESTAURANT.COM 601 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, SE

202-546-8412

SELECTION The country’s most complete range of spirits, beer & wine. Our old and rare wine list is the most extensive anywhere, and it’s in your neighborhood.

PRICING

RATED BEST LIQUOR STORE AND BEST WINE SELECTION TWO YEARS IN A ROW by the City Paper

RATED ONE OF THE BEST WINE SHOPS by Washingtonian Magazine July “Best & Worst” Issue

We will not be undersold. Come see for yourself.

SERVICE Second to none, with seven full time wine specialists to assist you. Come in and be treated like family!

Listed in the Wall Street journal as one of the most enjoyable places to shop for wines nationwide.

300 Massachusetts Ave., NE • www.cellar.com 1.800.377.1461 • 202.543.9300 • fax: 202.546.6289 capitalcommunitynews.com • 143


ARTS AND DINING

H Street Rita’s 1014 H Street, NE

202.388.3169

Italian Ice • Cream Ice Misto ® • Blendini ® Frozen Custard Gelati • Sugar Free Slenderita ®

Mon-Thur 12-9 • Fri-Sat 12-10 • Sun 12-9

www.ritasice.com

Market Poultry Specializing in Fancy Poultry and Gamebirds

EASTERN MARKET 225 7TH ST., S.E. • WASH., D.C. 20003 (202) 543-7470

Tommy Glasgow of The Market Lunch and Juan Jose Canales of Canales Deli.

Thomas Calomiris

LIQUOR/WINES

& Sons Produce 225 Seventh St. SE (Eastern Market) 202-544-5442

Capitol Fine Wine & Spirits

Union Meat Company

415 H St. NE, 202-544-4401 capitolfinewineandspirits. com See ad on page 143

225 Seventh St. SE (Eastern Market) 202-547-2626

Capitol Hill Wine and Spirits

Yes! Organic Market 658 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-9850 www.yesorganicmarket.com See ad on page 144

323 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-7070 capitolhillwine.net

Chat’s Liquors 503 Eighth St. SE 202-544-4660 www.chatsliquors.com

HEALTH & DIET FOOD Congressional Liquors Dynamic Wellness 402 H St. NE 202-547-0163

404 First St. SE 202-547-1600

Gandel’s Liquors Yes! Organic Market 658 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-9850 www.yesorganicmarket.com

211 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-1000 www.gandelsliquors.com

Hayden’s Liquors

Store Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. 7 days Free Parking EBT Accepted Anacostia • 2323 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

202.582.1480 www.yesorganicmarket.com 144 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

ICES & ICE CREAM Dunkin Donuts 801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-3923 www.dunkindonuts.com

700 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-544-1000

J. J. Mutts Liquor Store 643 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-2800

Rita’s Ices 1014 H St. NE 202-388-3169 www.ritasfranchises.com See ad on page 144

Schneider’s of Capitol Hill 300 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-9300 www.cellar.com See ad on page 143


SERVICE DIRECTORY Photographer Elizabeth Dranitzke. Photo: Andrew Lightman

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Andrew Lightman

SERVICE DIRECTORY

Frank Grayton, 2nd from left, and the Staff of Grayton Plumbing

Services Accounting Advertising Attorneys Auto Repair Auto Sharing Auto Supplies Banks Bed & Breakfasts Bicycle Repair Car Wash Cell Phone Services Computers – Rental Computers – Repair

ACCOUNTING Capitol Hill Business and Tax Services 1324 G St. SE 202-548-0351

Daniel Black & Associates CPA 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-544-3346 www.danblackassociatescpa.com

Copying Dry Cleaners Electronics Errands Florists Framing - Picture Graphic Design Historical Research Insurance Investments Lodging - Hotels Mailing Services Marketing Media Production

Notaries Photo Finishing Photography Public Relations Publishers Rentals Service Stations Shipping Shoe Repair Storage Tailors Tax Preparation Tuxedo Rental Video Rental

First Choice Tax & Accounting

Marina Martin MBA

644 H St. NE 202-547-5390

La Strega/QuickBooks Pro Advisor 202-251-3907 marina.martin@verizon.net See ad on page 147

Jackson-Hewitt Tax Services 820 H St. NE 202-544-6360 1629 Benning Road NE 202-399-1852 jacksonhewitt.com

146 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

Marsha J. Nickens Over 25 Years of Experience 202-215-3502, 202-882-9528 mjnaccounting@yahoo.com


THOMAS JENKINS & CO. Certified Public Accountants

Sid’s Income Tax Service 1323 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-2028

Noel W. Kane 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-547-1777

James Loots Thomas Jenkins & Company 217 Ninth St. SE 202-547-9004 See ad on page 147

36 Massachusetts Ave NE #2 202-536-5650 See ad on page 149

Corporation, Partnership, Trust, Individual Income Tax & Financial Planning

202-547-9004 Washington, DC

Andrellos Mitchell PLLC Judy L. Wood CPA 13 Ninth St. NE 202-548-4848

Warren Strother Tax 511 11th St. SE 202-544-1442

717 D St. NW Ste. 300 202-737-4999

Charles C. Parsons and Assoc. 128 C St. NW 202-638-3375 See ad on page 147

Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor

La Strega - Accounting - Bookkeeping - Tax Services - Small and Medium Business Expert

Marina Martin, MBA

ADVERTISING Capital Community News Inc. 224 Seventh St. SE 202-543-8300 ext. 19 www.capitalcommunitynews.com

Details International 1441 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-2545

Edge Advertising 1451 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-8076 www.edgeadv.com

Hill Rag 224 Seventh St. SE 202-543-8300 ext. 19 www.capitalcommunitynews.com

Phoenix Graphics 202-544-0703 www.phoenixgraphics.net

Pascal & Weiss Kathleen I. Andrews 1008 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-2200 www.pascalweiss.com

Renee L. Stasio, Attorney at Law

Set Up/Training/Support

202.251.3907 202.547.9536 (telefax) www.lastregaaccounting.com marina.martin@verizon.net

202-487-7171

Cheryl D. Stein 706 12th St. NE 202-388-4682

Richard B. Treanor 613 Fourth Place SW 202-554-3467

AUTOMOBILE – REPAIR 10th Street Auto Repair 518 10th St. NE 202-544-1110

Capitol Hill Auto Service Center

ATTORNEYS

615 Independence Ave. SE 202-543-5155

Bradford P. Johnson

Pat’s Capitol Hill Garage

1321 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-1515 www.bpj-law.com See ad on page 147

645 Maryland Ave. NE 202-547-4200

JOHNSON LAW GROUP A LAW FIRM ON CAPITOL HILL Estate Planning • Business Transactions Government Contracting • Civil Litigation

www.johnsonlawgroupintl.com 202-544-1515 law@johnsonlawgroupintl.com 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

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SERVICE DIRECTORY

CitiBank 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-857-4182 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-408-6200 www.citibank.com

Congressional Federal Credit Union Ford, Longworth & Rayburn HOB, Capitol 703-934-8300 www.congressionalfcu.org

Andrew Lightman

Credit Union House 403 C St. NE 202-548-3131 cuhouse.com

HEW Federal Credit Union 200 Independence Ave. SW 202-488-5400 www.hewfcu.com

Congressional Exxon

AUTOMOBILE SUPPLIES

200 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-9456

Hospitality Community Federal Credit Union

AutoZone

Distad’s Amoco American Service Inc.

1207 H St. NE 202-388-1203 www.autozone.com

1114 H St. NE 202-397-4131

823 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0200 See ad on page 149

Exxon Capitol Hill 339 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-4054

Hill Auto Repair 712 E St. SE 202-543-4000 www.hillauto.com

Jerry’s Custom Automotive Center 1311 E St. SE 202-543-3000

National Capital Bank of Washington

BANKS

316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-8000 www.nationalcapitalbank.com

Adams National Bank

PNC Bank

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-772-3630 www.adamsbank.com

Andrews Federal Credit Union 1556 Alabama Ave. SE 800-487-5500 www.andrewsfcu.org

650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-835-5441 800 H St. NE 202-835-7137 1348 Fourth St. NE 202-835-5686 www.pnc.com

Signal Financial Credit Union Bank of America

AUTOMOBILE – SHARING

201 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-624-4600 722 H St. NE 202-624-4565 www.bankofamerica.com

Zipcar

BB&T

1-866-494-7227 www.zipcar.com

317 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-0197 www.bbt.com

148 • FAGON COMMUNITY GUIDE CAPITOL HILL

1391 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E 301-933-9100 www.sfonline.org See ad on page 49

SunTrust Bank 300 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-548-3128 415 14th St. SE (inside Safeway) 202-544-4268 2 Massachusetts Ave. NW 202-737-8797


1601 Maryland Ave. NE (inside Safeway) 202-396-5548 www.suntrust.com

CAR WASHING & POLISHING

Wachovia

10 I St. SE 202-54-SPLASH (77527) www.splashcarwash.com

BED & BREAKFASTS See Lodging on page 154

BICYCLE EQUIPMENT & REPAIRS Capitol Hill Bikes 719 Eighth St. SE 202-544-4234 www.capitolhillbikes.com See Lodging on page 101

City Bikes 709 8th Street SE Washington, DC 20003 202-688-2099 www.citybikes.com

JAMES M LOOTS, PC Serving the Capitol Hill Community Since 1984 General Litigation and Arbitration

CELLULAR PHONE SERVICES

Franchising and Business Organizations

Radio Shack

Commercial Leasing and Development

717 D St. SE 202-544-9660 www.radioshack.com

Labor and Employment Issues Contract and Licensing Matters

Sprint Store by Mobile Now

TOP “AV” RATED BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL

660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-290-1561 www.sprint.com

634 G Street SE, Suite 200 Washington DC 20003 (202) 536-5650 • Fax: (202) 315-3515 www.lootslaw.com

T-Mobile 804 H St. NE 202-544-4818 www.t-mobile.com

Wireless Zone 427 Eighth St. SE 202-364-1911 www.wirelesszone.com

Andrew Lightman

215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-628-3365 444 North Capitol St. NW 202-637-2510 www.wachovia.com

LAW OFFICES OF

Splash! Car Wash

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SERVICE DIRECTORY

COMPUTERS – RENTAL

The UPS Store

Madison Cleaners

FedEx/Kinko’s

611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0850 www.theupsstore.com

1100 H St. NE 202-396-5137

715 D St. SE 202-547-0421 www.fedexkinkos.com

Metro Cleaners

DRY CLEANERS

307 Fifth St. NE 202-543-9033

Bergmann’s Cleaners

Navy Yard Valet

Rent-A-Center 807 H St. NE 202-543-1280 www.rentacenter.com

COMPUTERS – SERVICE & REPAIR Ask1Expert

415 14th St. SE (Inside Safeway) 202-547-4333 Longworth HOB 202-226-8698 Hart Sundry Shop (Senate Building) 202-224-4586 www.bergmanns.com

755 Eighth St. SE 202-543-1738

Neighbors Cleaners 300 11th St. SE 202-544-2955

OXXO Care Cleaners

Capitol Cleaners

405 Eighth St. SE 202-675-2031 www.oxxousa.com

1308 H St. NE 202-396-5127

Park Hill Cleaners

Capitol Hill Cleaners & Laundry

601 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-547-6755

661 C St. SE 202-544-7934

Penn Cleaners

202-546-5898 www.dcaccess.net See ad on page 151

Capitol Hill Cleaning Emporium

650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-7366

1101 East Capitol St. SE 202-543-9020

Rosa’s Capitol Hill Valet

LOGOS Computer Service

Congressional Cleaners

409 East Capitol St. SE 202-547-5356

619 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-9499

Society Cleaners

Congressional Cleaners 2

439 14th St. SE 202-547-3421

1001 New Jersey Ave. SE 202-863-0294

Swift Cleaners

571-283-2095 Ask1expert.com

Computer Weenies 202-543-7055 www.computerweenies.com See ad on page 151

DC Access

Set-Up – Repair – Security gbfagon@gmail.com 202-250-1215 See ad on page 151

Mac Only Software – Troubleshooting - Repair 202-250-1217 fagon@hillrag.com See ad on page 157

Small Business Data Solutions 202-841-9928 sbds.biz

COPYING FedEx Kinko’s Ship Centers 208 Second St. SE 202-543-2710 715 D St. SE 202-547-0421 www.fedex.com

Georgetown Market & Dry Cleaners 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-4222

138 Seventh St. NE 202-543-1922

Superior Cleaners

Georgetown Valet

600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE #3 202-543-4300

301 Eighth St. NE 202-675-6948

X-Press Dry Cleaner

Hill Cleaners & Alterations

732 Maryland Ave. NE 202-547-2085

332 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-4338

ELECTRONICS Lustre Cleaners 311 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-1311 See ad on page 151

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Electroworld 1009 H St. NE 202-398-7490


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Capitol Hill Studio Kevin Palmer 704 Eighth St. NE 202-548-2735 www.capitolhillstudio.com

Dropcap Design 202-680-2020 www.dropcapdesign.com

Edge Advertising 1451 Pennsylvania Ave. NE 202-543-8076 www.edgeadv.com

Hunt Smith Design Phoebe Smith 706 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-546-0336 www.huntsmithdesign.com

Jason Nickens

Andrew Lightman

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Phoenix Graphics 311 13th St. NE 202-544-0703 www.phoenixgraphics.net

Jackie Walker, Nationwide Insurance.

Radio Shack

English Garden

717 D St. SE 202-544-9660 www.radioshack.com

804 E St. SE 202-546-8277

Nouveau Fleur

HISTORICAL RESEARCH Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project 202-543-4544 www.capitolhillhistory.org

ERRANDS

500 H St. NE 202-543-8616

Personal Solutions

Surroundings

INSURANCE

1023 East Capitol St. SE 202-546-2125 www.surroundings.bz

Mike Jones

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Request It www.requestitdc.com

FLORISTS

Volanni

State Farm Insurance 522B Eighth St. SE 202-546-3200

218 Ninth St. SE, Rear 202-547-1603, www.volanni.com

Tim LaCasse, Agent

Blue Iris Flowers

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Eastern Market South Hall 202-251-0378 See ad on page 91

Aesthetic Answers 724 F St. NE 202-683-7132 www.aesthetic-answers.com See ad on page 71

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State Farm Insurance 617 Pennsylvania Avenue SE 202-548-4229 tim.lacasse.r75h@statefarm.com See ad on page 151


CAPITOL SKYLINE HOTEL

Pool Memberships Available

Friends & Family rates available for our Neighbors!

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For events email sales@capitolskyline.com Capitol Skyline Hotel • 10 I Street, S.W. • Washington, DC 20024 202.488.7500 • www.capitolskyline.com

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LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

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Jimmy Podoley State Farm Insurance 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE Ste. 100 202-546-2244

Marilyn Riehl State Farm Insurance 301-951-0355 See ad on page 155

Mike Jones State Farm 528 8th St SE mikejonesinsurance.net See ad on page 153

Angela Rosser State Farm Insurance 528 H St. NE #2 202-547-0008 www.angelarosser.com

Rick Stallings State Farm Insurance 1000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-548-4229

Jackie Walker Nationwide Insurance 420 Eighth St. SE 202-548-5240

INTERNET SERVICES DC Access 202-546-5898 www.dcaccess.net See ad on page 151

INVESTMENTS Illumine Financial Planning 110 17th St. SE 202-536-4768

Marc R. Lippman Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas 725 15th St. NW 202-626-9100 fnfd.com

LAUNDRIES – SELF SERVICE Capitol Hill Laundromat 1101 C St. NE 202-544-7094

Neighbors Cleaners & Laundromat 300 11th St. SE 202-544-2955

LODGING – HOTELS, B&BS A Capitol Place – B & B 134 12th Street, SE 202-543-1020 www.acapitolplace.com See ad on page 155

Capitol Hill Suites 200 C St. SE 202-543-6000 www.capitolhillsuites.com

Capitol Skyline Hotel 10 I St. SW 202-488-7500 capitolskyline.com See ad on page 153

Frank Grayton of Grayton Plumbing. Photo by Andrew Lightman

Holiday Inn on the Hill 550 C St. SW 202-479-4000 www.holidayinn.com

Hotel George 15 E St. NW 202-347-4200 www.hotelgeorge.com

Carriage House on Capitol Hill Third and South Carolina Ave. SE 877-893-3233 carriagehousedc.com See ad on page 155

Hyatt Regency-Washington

Casa degli Angeli” B&B”

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel

1026 3rd Street Southeast 202-460-8583 www.casadegliangeli.com See ad on page 153

480 L’Enfant Plaza SW 800-635-5065 www.barcelo.com

Courtyard by Marriott Capitol Hill/Navy Yard

400 New Jersey Ave. NW 202-737-1234 washingtonregency.hyatt.com

Liaison Capitol Hill 415 New Jersey Ave. NW 202-638-1616

140 L St. SE 202-479-0027 www.marriott.com See ad on page 153

Maison Orleans

Courtyard by Marriott US Capitol

Mandarin Oriental

1325 Second St. NE 202-898-4000 www.marriott.com

1330 Maryland Ave. SW 202-554-8588 .mandarinoriental.com/washington

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414 Fifth St. SE 202-544-3694 www.bbonline.com/dc/maisonorleans


Out of town visitors coming?

We'll take good care of them! Phoenix Park Hotel 520 North Capitol St. NW 202-638-6900 www.barcelo.com

Washington Court Hotel 525 New Jersey Ave. NW 202-628-2100 washingtoncourthotel.com

MAILING SERVICES FedEx Kinko’s Ship Centers 208 Second St. SE 202-543-2710 715 D St. SE 202-547-0421 www.fedex.com

The UPS Store 611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0850 www.theupsstore.com

MARKETING Aesthetic Answers 724 F St. NE 202-683-7132 aesthetic-answers.com See ad on page 71

Capital Community News Inc. Hill Rag, East of the River, DC North 224 Seventh St. SE 202-543-8300 capitalcommunitynews.com

MEDIA PRODUCTION

Queen-sized beds with private bath Continental style breakfast each morning 10 min. walk to South Capitol and Eastern Market metro

Capitol Idea Media – Production Services

The Carriage House 1-877-893-3233

202-360-8709 capitolidea.net

“Ask to Stay at the Carriage House on the Hill”

Franzen & Company

612 3rd Street, SE

908 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-4430 www.franzenco.com

http://www.bedandbreakfastdc.com/index.php?id=33

Yellow Cat Productions

Marilyn M. Riehl, CLU, ChFC

505 11th St. SE 202-543-2221 www.yellowcat.com

301-951-0355 marilyn@marilynriehl.com www.marilynriehl.com

NOTARIES Aarons Business Service

LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

STATE FARM IS THERE.®

325 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-1111

FedEx Kinko’s Ship Centers 208 Second St. SE 202-543-2710 715 D St. SE 202-547-0421 www.fedex.com

A Capitol Place

Lovely Five-Room Guest Quarters on Capitol Hill www.acapitolplace.com

The UPS Store 611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0850 www.theupsstore.com

Traveling Notary 1322 Maryland Ave. NE 202-398-4200 samedayprocess.com

Darsell Marketing Yavoka Young 202-610-9800

Edge Advertising 1451 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-8076 www.edgeadv.com

PHOTO FINISHING MotoPhoto 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-2100 www.motophoto.com See ad on page 157

Ideal for your visiting family, friends and business associates. Short term and long term rentals.

Jim & Mary Pellettieri 134 12th Street, SE • Washington, DC 20003 202-543-1020 • acapitolplace@hotmail.com capitalcommunitynews.com • 155


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City Paper 202-332-2100 www.washingtoncitypaper.com

Hill Rag 224 Seventh St. SE 202-543-8300 www.capitalcommunitynews.com See ad on page 49

Washington Post Home Delivery 202-334-6100 Classified - 202-334-6200

RENTALS, EQUIPMENT Just Ask Rental Center- Frager’s 1107 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0100, www.fragersdc.com See ad on page 49

SERVICE STATIONS A contractor on Capitol Hill takes a break. Photo by Andrew Lightman

Congressional Exxon

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Reflections Photography

200 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-9456

Eikon Photogrpahy

631 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 800-835-8201 www.reflections-photo.com

Distad’s Amoco American Service Inc.

Lightman Photography

823 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0200 See ad on page 49

Karen Sayre 202-898-1777 eikonphotographer.com www.eikonphoto.com

202-550-5591 www.lightmanphotos.com

Exxon Capitol Hill Service Center

Jay Premack Photography 202-321-7670, www.jaypremack.com

PROMOTIONS MotoPhoto 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-2100, www.motophoto.com See ad on page 157

Events by Ann Carrie Simon LLC

Photopia

L Johnson Promotions

Elizabeth Dranitzke 202-550-2520, www.photopiadc.com

301-649-1915 www.johnsonshows.com

202-686-9700 www.eventsbyacsimon.com

339 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-4054

P & A Exxon 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-6146

SHIPPING FedEx Kinko’s Ship Centers

Polkadot Portraits Bonnie Kerns 703-340-4999, polkadotportraits.com

PUBLISHERS – NEWSPAPERS Capital Community News Inc. 224 Seventh St. SE 202-543-8300 www.capitalcommunitynews.com

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208 Second St. SE 202-543-2710 715 D St. SE 202-547-0421 www.fedex.com


SIDS INCOME TAX SERVICE Self-Employed, Family, Individual & Business Returns Prepared Federal, DC, VA, & MD Family Owned Business Serving the Metro Area for over 40 years. No Appointment Necessary

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The UPS Store 611 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-0850 www.theupsstore.com

SHOE REPAIR Cobbler’s Bench Shoe RepairUnion Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-898-9009

Eastern Market Shoe Repair 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-5632

Metro Cleaners 307 Fifth St. NE 202-543-9033

Navy Yard Valet 755 Eighth St. SE 202-543-1738

Park Hill Cleaners 601 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-547-6755

S&S Rapid Shoe Rebuilders 1126 H St. NE 202-397-2676

TAX MANAGEMENT & PREPARATION

TAXIS

Capitol Hill Business and Tax Services

202-387-6200

1324 G St. SE 202-548-0351 See ad on page 157

Daniel Black & Associates Cpa 236 Massachusetts Ave NE 202-544-3346 www.danblackassociatescpa.com

VIDEO RENTALS, SALES

Jackson-Hewitt Tax Services

Blockbuster Video

820 H St. NE 202-544-6360 1629 Benning Road NE 202-399-1852 www.jacksonhewitt.com See ad on page 157

410 Eighth St. SE 202-546-4044, www.blockbuster.com

711 H St. NE 202-547-5230

La Strega/QuickBooks Pro Advisor 202-251-3907, lastrega@hotmail.com See ad on page 147

Marsha J. Nickens

2 Eighth St. SE 202-544-3640

Sid’s Income Tax Service

Metro Cleaners 307 Fifth St. NE 202-543-9033

1323 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-2028 See ad on page 157

Thomas Jenkins & Company 217 Ninth St. SE 202-547-9004 See ad on page 147

Richard Treanor Esq. Neighbors Cleaners 300 11th St. SE 202-544-2955

Capitol Video Sales 514 Eighth St. SE 202-544-2808

Liberty Tax Service

Capitol Tailors

311 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-1311 See ad on page 151

Lustre Formal Wear 311 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-0002 www.lustreformalwear.com See ad on page 151

617 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-5139, www.hrblock.com

202-215-3502 202-882-9528 mjnaccounting@yahoo.com

Lustre Cleaners

202-544-1212, Dcyellowcab.com

H&R Block

Capitol Hill Tailor Shop 615 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-544-6722

Yellow Cab

TUXEDO RENTAL

Marina Martin MBA

TAILORS

Diamond Cab

Tax Law 613 Fourth Place SW 202-554-3467

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WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT Blue on Blue Web Design 265 Kentucky Ave. SE 202-547-4606, www.blueonblue.com

Computer Weenies 202-543-7055 www.computerweenies.com See ad on page 151

Edge Advertising 1451 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-8076, www.edgeadv.com

Giesecke Design Studio 633 E St. SE Rear 202-321-4476, www.giso.net

Hunt Smith Design Phoebe Smith 706 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-546-0336, huntsmithdesign.com

MSW Interactive Designs 1-877-211-5492 www.MSWinteractiveDesigns.com ★


KIDS ON THE HILL You’re never too young for bubbles. Photo: Andrew Lightman

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Afterschool play at the Marion Park Playground, 4tha nd E Streets, SE.

Capitol Hill Connections A Kid-Friendly Neighborhood BY ANNA CRANAGE CONATHAN

“I

s it challenging to raise your child in the city? Do you ever feel like he’s missing the small town lifestyle you grew up with?” This is a question that was posed to me by an old grammar school friend who was passing through town. We had met for lunch near the White House, and I could understand why her perception of DC was slightly different than my own. After all, she had just gotten stuck in sudden motorcade traffic. At the next table a couple argued in French. Lobbyists and politicos lunched all around us. The portions on our plates were artfully displayed and miniscule. Indeed, it must’ve felt very cosmopolitan to a girl who had grown up in

the backwoods of New Hampshire. “Not at all,” I told her with a smile. “I live in a small village, just on the other side of the Capitol building.” Later, when I was picking my son up from Brent Elementary, the amazing public school with a pre-K3 program, just two blocks from our house, I got to thinking about what our neighborhood was once like. I was not here then, but I’ve heard the “before” tales from those who came before us and did the heavy lifting, the incessant lobbying and the necessary collaborative work that turns an economically distraught area into a community that inspires pride. And for that, we must remember to thank the brave pioneers who made the early community commitment to

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bring about a metamorphosis Today, the population of under 5s almost exceeds the number of politicians, making them a powerful lobby here on the Hill. (Now, if only we could get them to organize!) Our enclave was not always the interactive and welcoming village it is today, which is sometimes hard for me to imagine since we’ve been benefiting from our citizenship here since before our son was born. Not unlike my own experience growing up in the tiny town of Freedom, NH (population 750), my son knows his neighbors and their dogs. When I run out of sugar or peanut butter, or have to dash out during his nap, I know I can knock on my neighbor’s door and they will help me out of my


Modern Dance

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Christmas Time Dec. 17 A Workshop to Engage the Children & Give Mom & Dad some Time

Morning Sessions Small Group Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me

Performing Arts Music & Movement Classes

202-544-3106

Dance Yoga Piano Voice Theatre Therapeutic Arts & More All Ages—Group or Private

All Saints Celebration

CHINESE OPERA FOR CHILDREN

Kids‛ Band Weekly Class By Audition Only

Ages 8 to 12 13 to 16

The Arts

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A Class for Parents Thursdays 8:15-9:00 pm

Musical Theater Weekly Class By Audition Only

October 30th

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Acting • Music Voice Chinese History Movement Visual Arts Ages 8 - 12

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Choosing apples at the H Street Farmer’s Market

fix. When we run errands, making the greatest of efforts to not leave the comfort and ease of the Hill, my son know all the vendors and store owners who have set up shop on Barrack’s Row or near Eastern Market. He eagerly rushes into Monkey’s Uncle for animal crackers and playtime. He loves to pop into Dawn Price to flirt with Ellie. At the market he is showered with free fruit and cheese samples. You don’t have to ask him twice if he wants to come along on a trip to Frager’s, our local hardware Mecca, or Ginko Gardens where he loves to follow the cats around (I can’t say the cats share his enjoyment). We are connected to the people in our neighborhood through the many parks (three of them, a block and a half in each direction from our house), the family friendly restaurants (Las Placitas, Ted’s Bulletin, Matchbox, La Plaza, Tortilla Coast, the Argonaut, Sova…), the libraries we are blessed to have which regularly offer children’s activities and magical story times, the firehouse on 8th street, where we are always welcome to come in and climb the engines, kick the tires, or Results

where we sneak off to on rainy days, which allows me to show him my rudimentary basketball skills in the gymnasium, or drop him off for playtime in the childcare center. (Me, exercise? No, no. I “tri-bathalon” – steam, sauna and spa.) It happens, from time to time, that a parent needs a break from their offspring, adorable raisons d’etre though they are, and while most of us may not have grandparents who will drop everything to provide us with personal time and a moment of peace, we have the Family Room, nanny-shares, babysitting co-ops, Sports on the Hill, the classes at the Capitol Arts Workshop, and once again, kind “auntie and uncle” neighbors who delight in entertaining our children, or letting the children entertain them! As a parent on the Hill, the most magical, most significant, most helpful attribute is the existence of MoTH – Moms and Dads on the Hill. MoTH members know, “if you can’t find it on MoTH, you don’t need it.” Never a truer statement was said. From child services to health queries, concert tickets to plumber recommendations, from matters of minutia to crushing challenges, one’s issue will be addressed by a pool of brilliant, kind, compassionate parents. Quickly, if not immediately. The MoTH listserve is pure magic and I would never be able to be the parent I am today without it. Beyond the enchanting community bubble we call home, what sets us apart from the “city villages” of Brooklyn, Los Angeles or any other major metropolis where families have settled in lieu of heading to suburbia, is our proximity to the history, the culture, and yes, the power center of the entire nation. Washington, DC is the historical playground of the USA, boasting the National Mall, with the Smithsonian Museums, the monuments, the Botanic Gardens, and, of course, the ever popular carousel.

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Recently, while we were running an errand in the Pentagon City mall, my son threw down and had an apoplectic fit. A tantrum for the ages. Once I was able to steer him out of line at the Nordstrom Customer Service counter, I calmed him enough to extrapolate his major malfunction. He thought we were going to The Mall, not… the mall. Suddenly I understood his dismay. He imagined himself riding his favorite horse on the carousel or running up and down ramps at the Air and Space Museum, not standing behind an older woman returning enormous brassieres. And then there is The Dome itself, perhaps more iconic in our children’s lives than Elmo or Dora or the President of the United States. My son is in love with this rounded symbol of his community. We cannot pass this gorgeous symbol of democracy without him yelling, “The dome! The dome! The dome is close to my home!” And the funny thing is, he’s not saying it to me, or himself. No. He’s actually yelling to The Dome. As if calling across the street to a friend, “Hey, I can’t talk now ‘cause I’m in a rush. I’ll talk to you later, okay?” I know it’s completely soft and sentimental - an occupational hazard of mothering - but I always get a little choked up when he “Dome calls.” He even flips out when he sees the image of The Dome in a commercial or embossed on a touristy item. It’s as if he’s seen his Dad on TV, or his lovey’s picture on a billboard. It’s hilarious and beautiful and it fills me with pride that he can identify this international symbol of Democracy like it’s his closest playdate pal. Does he understand the significance? Of course not. But I find his enthusiasm significant. For the rest of his life, my son will always feel something special – inspiration, a feeling of community, love - when he sees the Capitol Dome. And that, my Hill family, is very significant. ★


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DIRECTORY

SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE • Day Care Centers, Preschools & Nursery Schools • School Support Groups and PTAs • Schools - On the Hill • Schools – Other Neighborhoods • A Few Summer Camps

FAMILY RESOURCES CHILD CARE

I

f you are looking for child care in your own home, consult the classified advertising pages of the Hill Rag, or place your own ad. Many reliable, loving babysitters have worked in this area for years, moving from one family to another as the children grow. Other parents are often your best resource, but of course, check references thoroughly. Listservs like Moms on the Hill, Craigslist, and local parenting message groups listed below are valuable resources as well.

Andrew Lightman

FAMILY RESOURCES • Child care • Children’s Clubs & Organizations • Classes & Learning Opportunities • Consignment Outlets • Clothing, Books, Furniture, Toys • Resources for Parents • Pediatric Evaluations and Therapy • Destinations for the Whole Family • Sports On The Hill and Nearby

Take me out for Hilloween, please.

The following agencies are some of those officially designated by the State Department to administer Au Pair programs: American Institute for Foreign Study 9 W. Broad St. Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: 203-399-5025, Fax: 203-399-5592 www.aifs.com

Cultural Care Au Pair 1 Education St. Cambridge, MA 02141 Phone: 617-619-1444 Phone: 1-800-333-6056, Fax: 617-619-1101 www.culturalcare.com

Cultural Homestay International

AU PAIR AGENCIES Au pairs provide live-in child care as part of a one-year cultural exchange program. The US State Department oversees the program; more information can be found at the State Department website along with frequently asked questions: exchanges.state.gov/education/

106 Butterfield Road San Anselmo, CA 94960 Phone: 415-459-5397 ext. 122 Phone: 800-432-4643, Fax: 415-459-2182 www.chinet.org

CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Aware 800-424-2246, www.childcareaware.org

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ents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. Parents are connected with the local agencies best equipped to serve their needs. GSA Child Care Centers www.gsa.gov/childcare

GSA manages over 110 childcare centers across the country. Find a complete listing of these centers as well as helpful links for government and nongovernment child care resources at the GSA website. National Association for the Education of Young Children 1313 L St. NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 202-232-8777, www.naeyc.org

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through ages eight. Many consider NAEYC accreditation to be the gold standard in the industry. The website has a list of NAEYC-accredited centers.


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3779 Ely Place, SE Washington, DC 20019

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the guide. Remember to check the references for any caregiver, and visit the facility to ensure that it is an acceptable setting.

CHILDREN’S CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts National Capitol Area Council (NCAC) 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-9360, boyscouts-ncac.org

Sports on the Hill Fourth of July Parade.

NANNY RESOURCES 4Nannies.com, Inc. 800-810-2611, www.4nannies.com

A nanny agency alternative that has successfully placed hundreds of nannies in the Washington area. Nanny background checks and nanny tax compliance services are offered through the website. A Choice Nanny 703-685-2229, www.achoicenanny.com

Recruits and trains nannies for families in the greater DC area. Parents can call for a free Personal Needs Assessment and to review profiles of candidates. White House Nannies 7200 Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 409 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-1242, www.whitehousenannies.com

White House Nannies has been matching live-in and live-out nannies with families since 1985 and has earned accolades from national associations. Also check the Day Care Directory that follows in this section of

The NCAC is one of the largest Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils, with 16 metro area counties and DC. Several units meet on the Hill. Call for info on troop meeting places and times. Volunteer opportunities available for adults. Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington 301-562-2000, www.bgcgw.org Hopkins Branch 1000 12th St. SE 202-724-8510

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington are open to boys and girls of all backgrounds, with an emphasis on at-risk youth. The club mission is to help young people build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civicminded, responsible adults. Activities include: art & crafts, career exploration, job training, individual and family counseling, tutoring, community service projects, field trips, and college preparation and selection. Facilities include a computer lab, games room, dance studio and gym. Volunteer opportunities available for adults.

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Girl Scouts Girl Scout Council of the Nations Capital 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW Ste. M-2 202-237-1670, www.gscnc.org

Girl Scouting is dedicated to helping girls develop their full potential. Open to all girls ages 5-17. Volunteer opportunities available for adults. Higher Achievement Program 317 Eighth St. NE 202-544-3633, www.higherachievement.org

The program offers middle school students year-round educational enrichment opportunities through after-school and summer academies. The Ward 6 center is located at Ludlow Taylor elementary school. Young Life 1248 H St. NE, 2nd Fl 202-399-7017, www.younglife.org

Young Life is a nonprofit, Christian organization for young adults. Weekly club meetings, day outings and summer camps are just some of the activities offered by Young Life.

CLASSES & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Capitol Hill and the Washington area abound with weekend activities and workshops for children. The following are just a few options available. Adventure Theater Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE 202-399-7993 www.atlasarts.org/classes.php

Washington’s oldest children’s theater company offers drama classes for kids aged 2-12. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) 545 Seventh St. SE See ad on page165

CHAW’s after-school youth arts program has an extensive range of classes in art, music, dance and drama for children 5 12 years old. Van pickup


from area schools is available. Summer day-camp programs provide an arts intensive experience. Private music instruction is also available. Capitol Hill Youth Chorus 202-547-6839, www.chaw.org/youth_chorus.php3

The Capitol Hill Youth Chorus offers professional voice instruction to all children ages 6 and up. Children are not required to audition; the only qualification is a desire to learn, rehearse, and perform. Scholarships are available. Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 17th St. NW 202-639-1700, www.corcoran.org

The Corcoran Gallery of Art sponsors family days that are either free for all or free for members with a small fee for non-members. Family days in the past have included art-making workshops, storytelling, live music, theatrical performances, and tours of the Corcoran’s current exhibition. Family workshops on select Saturdays include a tour and an artist-led activity for kids ages 8-12. Art and sculpture classes offered year-round for children ages 4 and up. The Family Room The Family Room offers Kindermusik classes for infants and children up to age 5, including a Sign and Sing course. They also have French and Spanish language classes and story times. Some classes are part of a session, but others are drop-in on a first-come, first-served basis, and some are free with admission. Healthy Motions Massage Therapy 702 K St. NE - Lower Level 202-246-4738, www.healthymotions.com/Infant_Massage.html

Healthy Motions offers infant massage classes for babies from 4 weeks to pre-crawling with instructor Granetta Coleman. The Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-549-4172 www.hilllcenterdc.org See ad on page 169

The new Hill Center will offer a wide range of learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds – classes in computer literacy, languages, GED, ESL, drawing and painting, music, parenting, creative writing, cooking and more. Classroom space will be available for meetings, workshops, lectures, recitals, after-school tutoring, art exhibits, receptions and other neighborhood events. The building will also feature displays and a docent program to commemorate the Old Naval Hospital’s proud history. The Hill Center will open in the summer of 2011, with a ceremony in early October. capitalcommunitynews.com • 167


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hip-hop (for older children), flamenco/Spanish dance, belly dancing, break dancing, street jazz, ballroom and salsa dance. Mary Leonino Capitol Hill 202-544-3106 See ad on page 161

Performing arts: music and movement, visual art, kids’ band, Chinese opera, dance, yoga, piano, voice, therapeutic arts and more. All ages welcome. National Children’s Museum 112 Waterfront St. National Harbor, Md. 20745 301-686-0225 nationalchildrensmuseum.org Meeting in the park. Photo: Andrew Lightman

Itsy Bitsy Yoga St. Mark’s Yoga Center Third and A streets SE 202-546-4964, www.stmarks.net/arts/ yoga.html

Rebecca Gitter teaches two classes, one for babies aged 4 weeks to almost crawling and the other for crawlers to age 3. Classes are $14 each or $60 for five classes. Joy of Motion Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE 202-399-6763, www.joyofmotion.org

Joy of Motion offers an early childhood dance program called Kidmotion, summer youth dance camps, a youth dance ensemble program for young children who are interested in making dance a primary focus, and youth dance companies for young dancers. Youth classes are available for children ages 3 to 18. Toddler classes begin at 13 months of age. Joy of Motion offers classes in: creative movement, dance basics, ballet, kid-hop, tap, jazz, modern dance,

The National Children’s Museum is now permanently located at the National Harbor. Visit their website for their monthly calendar of family events. St. Mark’s Dance Studio Third & A streets SE 202-543-0054 stmarks.net/arts/dance.html See ad on page 163

For over 40 years the St. Mark’s Dance Studio has trained dancers in ballet and jazz, primarily. Classes are for pre-schoolers, children, teens, and adults; from beginner to advanced level. Pilates and Parent/Me Classes are also available. Shakespeare Theatre Company 516 Eighth St. SE 202-547-5688, shakespearetheatre.org/education

The Shakespeare Theatre Company has a few different programs through the Company’s school programs that target young people. Students ages 10-18 can enroll in Camp Shakespeare, high school students can participate in workshops in-school, and teachers can work with the Company to learn the best approach

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to integrating the arts and theatre into the curriculum. Master acting classes are also available for young adults. Washington DC JCC 1529 16th St. NW 202-518-9400, http://washingtondcjcc. org/kids-and-parents/

The Washington DC Jewish Community Center (DCJCC) offers programs for infants, pre-school for toddlers, and summer camp and after-school classes for school-aged children.

CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT OUTLETS Merry-Go-Round Kids Clothing 1244 H St. NE 202-236-3948,

Opened in 2008, they sell gently used children’s clothing. Hand-selected and in impeccable condition, owner Charlene Anderson provides a wide selection of designer children’s clothing at a reasonable price. Monkey’s Uncle 323 Seventh St. SE 202-543-6471 monkeysuncleonthehill.com

A new consignment store on Capitol Hill, and a great resource for parents looking for gently used or sometimes new clothes at very reasonable prices. Buy or sell. Consignments will only be accepted during the week. Hours: Tues - Wed 10:30am - 6 pm; Thurs 11am - 7 pm; Fri 10:30am - 6 pm; Sat 9am - 6 pm; Sun11am - 5pm. Check website to confirm hours and consignment guidelines.

CLOTHING, BOOKS, FURNITURE AND TOYS Dawn Price Baby 325 Seventh St. SE 202-543-2920, www.dawnpricebaby.com See ad on page 163

Dawn Price Baby sells unique, high-


FAIRY GODMOTHER Children’s Books & Toys From Babies to Teens Dolls • Playmobil • Lego Puzzles • Games • Crafts & Science Kits • Wooden Toys French & Spanish Available

319 7th Street, SE 202-547-5474

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quality children’s products – clothing, furniture, baby care items, and toys. Baby registry available.

kids to play and parents and caregivers to be adults...kids will be close enough for you to monitor, yet far enough for you to get away.

Fairy Godmother 319 Seventh St. SE 202-547-5474 See ad on page 169

International Moms Club www.momsclub.org

Local chapters organize playgroups and provide support to stay-at-home mothers. The club’s goals are: to provide a support group for mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children; to provide a forum for topics of interest to mothers; to help children in the community; and to perform at least one service project yearly helping needy children. For more information on local meetings, please visit the website.

This children’s store has thousands of children’s books and classic toys. Groovy dc 425 Eighth St. SE 202-544-7474, www.groovydc.com See ad on page 97

Whether you need to find a gift for your nephew or reconnect with your inner-child, visit this playland of plush stuffed animals, art supplies, a good selection of puzzles, and much more. Also a broad selection of cards and gifts for adults. Spoiled and Rotten Kids Boutique and Spa 1204 H St. NE, 2nd Floor 202-277-1772, www.spoiledrottenboutiqueandspa.com

Kids (and parents) can shop for organic children’s clothing and regular apparel, and get a manicure in the same visit at this boutique on H Street. Ask about parties at the Spa.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS Amigas Vecinas http://amigasvecinas.org

Amigas Vecinas was formed as an online group for parents in the DC area, who are interested in raising their children bilingually in Spanish. Monthly meetings, playgroups, adult enrichment lectures, local bilingual family events, educational resources, and online discussions are available to members. Car Seat Installation and Inspection DC Fire/EMS 1923 Vermont Ave. NW (off of U Street) 202-904-6887, www.fems.dc.gov

DC Fire/EMS offers residents the

MoTH (Moms on the Hill) President Obama chats will fellow volunteers at Stuart-Hobson on a day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

opportunity to have certified child safety seat technicians install and inspect child seats in their vehicles Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm at 1923 Vermont Ave. NW. Call Terrie Matthews at 202-904-6887 to make an appointment. They also offer the service on the second Saturday of each month at two rotating locations: Engine Company 24 at 5101 Georgia Ave. NW or Engine Company 33 at 101 Atlantic St. SE. Check the Calendar on the FEMS website to find out where the monthly session will be held. DC Metro Dads www.dcmetrodads.com

DC Metro Dads is a local support network for stay-at-home-dads offering organized events like playgroups, Dads Nights Out, lunches, and camping trips. The Family Room 411 Eighth St. SE, 2nd floor 202-640-1865 www.thefamilyroomdc.com

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groups.yahoo.com/group/momsonthehill momsonthehillowner@yahoogroups.com

MoTH is open to moms, dads, and guardians on Capitol Hill. This support group has over 2,400 members who discuss parenting issues on the listserv and meet up for many activities around the Hill, like playgroups, Meals on Wheels for families with new arrivals, education fairs and community activities. If you are interested in joining or finding out more about MoTH, please e-mail momsonthehill-owner@yahoogroups.com. Mocha Moms www.mochamoms.org www.southerndcmochamoms.com northerndcmochamoms.tripod.com

Mocha Moms is a support group for stay at home moms of color with chapters across the country. Members organize outings, meet & greet teas, moms only events, book clubs, scrapbook clubs, and community service projects. Rainbow Families DC www.rainbowfamiliesdc.org

A social and support group for DCarea lesbian and gay parents. The listserv includes information about upcoming events, area resources and more.


ShalomBaby www.shalomdc.org

ShalomBaby is a program to welcome any Jewish baby born or adopted within the past 12 months to the Washington Jewish community. If you would like to receive a “ShalomBaby Welcome to our World” baby bag, call 301770-4848. ShalomBaby Welcome Ambassadors are also needed. For more information on becoming a Welcome Ambassador, call 1-888-246-1818.

PEDIATRIC EVALUATIONS AND THERAPY Capitol Kids TherapyLLC 202-544-5469, 201 8th St. SE., capitolkidstherapy.com

Capitol Kids Therapy is a small, family friendly practice on Capitol Hill since 2000. They are a pediatric practice committed to meeting the speech and language needs of children ages 0 months to 10 years in a fun, play-based and child centered environment. Capitol Kids Therapy provides a full range of services for children with speech, language and oral-motor disorders. These include initial screenings, parent consultations, comprehensive evaluations, scheduled individual and group therapy sessions, and collaboration with schools, physicians and other paraprofessionals. Their clinic is located in the Capitol Hill Medical Clinic building where they share an office with Skills on the Hill, LLC.

Play-Based Physical Therapy, Inc. 202-546-7529 201 8th St, NE Suite 300 www.playbasedpt.com

Play-Based Physical Therapy, Inc. provides outpatient physical therapy services to children in clinic and ischool settings. Using instructive, proven evaluation tools and evidence-based treatment techniques, their physical therapists work with children of all ages to help them develop and improve both functional and qualitative motor skills. They educate families and caregivers about at-home support and exercise programs. They design their treatment plans around their belief that the most successful approach to helping children is to disguise their work with them in what they do best - play! See ad on page 169

Skills on the Hill, LLC 201 8th St. NE , Suite 301 202-544-5439 www.skillsonthehill.com

Skills on the Hill, LLC provides private and schoolbased occupational therapy to children from birth to the teen age years. It has experience working with children who have motor skill delays (visual, fine, and gross motor), hypotonia, dyspraxia, sensory processing disorders, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and trouble with social and play skills. They work closely with families using a team approach so that skills and progress can be generalized across environments.

Capitol Kids Therapy, LLC Skills on the Hill, LLC Pediatric Evaluations and Therapy

201 8th St. NE Suite 301 Washington, DC Capitol Kids Therapy, LLC Speech & Language Therapy 202-544-5469 www.capitolkidstherapy.com

Skills on the Hill, LLC Occupational Therapy 202-544-5439 www.skillsonthehill.com

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SPORTS Within a few miles of Capitol Hill, you and your family can enjoy individual and team sports year-round. Sports on the Hill is a volunteer youth sports organizations in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. It offers youth sports programs for soccer, baseball, softball, football, basketball, wrestling, track & field, lacrosse, and paddling. http://sportsonthehill.com, Larry Kaufer, 202-543-4582 Sports on the Hill Includes: Capitol Hill Baseball & Softball League Contact: Tamara Boyd at 202-905-4496 or tboyd18@yahoo.com

The Capitol Hill Baseball and Softball League starts its 19th season in June. Developmental baseball is offered for tee-ball (coed age 6 and under) and coed baseball for 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 year-olds. Competitive baseball is offered to children ages 9-15; girls’ fastpitch softball is offered to children ages 10-14. A girls’ softball development program begins at age 7. Fall clinics are also offered. Registration fee, but scholarships are available. Sports on the Hill: Basketball Contact: Larry Kaufer (co-ed and boys) 202-543-3929 Contact: Cathy Townsend (girls) 202-744-2926

All children ages 4-13 are welcome to join Capitol Hill basketball. The objective is to teach the game of basketball through fundamental skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. The pee-wee league is for 4- to 5-year-olds; developmental league is for boys, ages 6-7, and girls, ages 6-8. Single-sex teams form for the older children, and games are played with the Palisades Basketball League on Saturdays in January and February, ending with a tournament in March. The fees are: $30/pee-wee; $55/developmental; $75/boys league; $100/girls league. There’s a $15 discount for the

second child in the same family; there are no additional fees after the second child. Scholarship aid is available to those in need. Sports on the Hill: Lacrosse

panded and offers a tennis program for adults in addition to small kids. The small kids program is at Payne School, corner of 15th x C St. SE. Facilities are a tennis court and a hitting practice wall. See the website for dates and fees.

Contact: Malcolm Lester 202-537-5703

Capitol Hill Lacrosse began in 2006 and has clinics in the spring and fall for boys and girls ages 5 to 10. Malcolm Lester is always looking for volunteers who would like to help with the program.The fee is $75 and siblings $60. Sticks are provided to those in need. Sports on the Hill: Paddling Contact: Susan Chapin 202-365-0803, susanchapin@usa.net

Recreational paddling is the newest sport to come to the Hill. This program is non-competitive and is open to anyone - adult or youth - who would like to paddle on the Anacostia River. Annual membership fee is $70 for each primary member and $10 for each secondary member. Sports on the Hill: Soccer Contact: Larry Kaufer 202-543-4582, www.sportsonthehill.org

Soccer on the Hill sponsors games on Saturdays in the spring and fall for boys and girls ages 3-18. This is a wonderful way for kids from all over the Hill to get to know each other. The league is always looking for coaches and other volunteers; training is available. Check the website for contacts by age and season. Sports on the Hill: Roller Hockey Contact: Daryl Sink 202-413-1042

Pick-up games are scheduled one day a week at the Mary O’Neill Rush Memorial Rink at Watkins Elementary School. The hockey program is not an official part of Sports on the Hill, but information about the program is available at the SOTH website. Sports on the Hill: Tennis Contact: Eric Legg, EricLegg@gmail. com, www.tennisonthehill.org

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Track & Field: DC Speed Contact: Ben Bonham 202-396-3294 http://dpr.dc.gov/DC/DPR/ Programs+and+Services/ Athletic+Programs/Youth+Sports/ DC+Speed

DC Speed is the youth Track and Field Club of the Department of Parks and Recreation. The program is open to children of any skill level, ages 7-18. There are many events and distances to fit the interests and capabilities of any kid. The program also gives youth the chance to travel outside of the District and meet and compete with youth from across the country. See website for practice dates and locations and to register. Capitol Hill Wrestling Contact: Sean Mason 202-262-9469

The wrestling season runs from December to mid-March. Wrestling is coed and open to children ages 4-14. Practices are held two evenings a week at Kendall Elementary School on the Gallaudet University campus. Matches are made between kids of similar age and weight groups. Free for Kendall students, $75 for other children. William H. Rumsey, Sr. Aquatic Center (Capitol East Natatorium) Seventh Street & North Carolina Avenue, SE 202-724-4495, dpr.dc.gov

The aquatic center’s indoor pool (heated in winter) offers many classes for children and adults of all skill levels. Most classes are free for DC residents, and admission is free for DC residents. The Rumsey pool in Eastern Market is open M-F 6:30-10am, 12-5pm, 6:30-9 pm; Sat 1-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm. Part of the pool is reserved for lap swimming.


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Bright Beginnings 128 M St. NW 202-842-9090, www.brightbeginningsinc.org

Full day child development program for homeless children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, health and development screening, pre-school education. Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School Watkins School, 12th and C Streets SE www.chcns.us

Maury Elementary students visit the White House.

Fort Dupont Ice Arena

AppleTree Early Learning PCS

3779 Ely Place, SE 202-584-5007, www.fdia.org See ad on page 165

www.appletreeinstitute.org Riverside Campus, 680 Eye St. SW 202-646-0500 Amidon Campus, 401 Eye St. SW 202-646-0094

FDIA is committed to offering a wide variety of skating programs to DC kids ages 5-18. Through FDIA’s Kids on Ice program, kids can enroll in group skating lessons, ice hockey, speed skating, and summer camp activities. And DC public schools have partnered with FDIA to provide ice skating to students during the school day. The arena also has a room for children’s birthday parties. Rosedale Recreation Center 17th & Gales Streets NE 202-724-5405, http://dpr.dc.gov

Facilities at the Rosedale Recreation Center include a recreation center, lighted multipurpose field, lighted basketball courts, tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool.

SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE Daycare, Nursery and Preschools Amidon Before and After-School Center 401 Eye St. SW, 202-727-3958

This licensed early childcare facility opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. Approximately 60 children are enrolled.

The mission of AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School (PCS) is to provide young children with the social, emotional & cognitive foundations that will enable them to succeed in school. The school’s emphasis is on early language & literacy. Azeeze-Bates (CDI Head Start Program) 444 16th St. NE, 202-397-3698

Accepts children between the ages of 3 and 5. Payment based on a sliding scale. The Center is free for Head Start parents who use it between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Board of Child Care Day Care & Early Education Center 308 15th St. SE 202-291-3330, www.boardofchildcare.org

Provides day care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years, using the Creative Curriculum. There is a rooftop playground, and parents can watch their child over the Internet. The hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Affectionately known as Miss Frances’, the Cooperative accepts children who turn three by Dec. 31. Two schedules are available: Mon, Wed, Fri or Mon, Tue, Thurs. Monthly themes are pursued through art, music and activities and the class size of 10 (20 on Mondays) creates an intimate atmosphere. Parents are required to assist in the classroom about once a month. Parent involvement keeps the fee low. Contact Laurie Chenoweth, Membership Coordinator at membership@ chcns.us with questions. Capitol Hill Cooperative Playschool 212 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-7355, www.chcps.org

CHCP is a cooperative, wholly parent staffed playschool for Capitol Hill two-year-olds. The program accepts children who turn 2 by Dec. 31. The program runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on three separate schedules: Mon/Wed, Tue/Thu, or Fri only. Parents serve as teachers 2-3 times per month depending on their child’s schedule. Class size is never more than 12-15 children. A nominal fee is charged. Capitol Hill Learning Group (CHLG) 433 9th Street, NE

www.capitolhilllearninggroup.com CHLG is a teacher led, parent assisted preschool and Kindergarten cooperative serving children from 14 mos - 7 years. Teacher led classes are available for children 2.5 – 7 and parent/child playgroups are offered for children 14 mos – 2.5 years. CHLG is faith-based


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in the Christian tradition and is licensed by the District of Columbia. Classes meet once, twice or three times weekly from 9am-12:45pm and class sizes vary from 8-12 children. CHLG is run by a full time director and utilizes parents as assistants in the classroom (and in various volunteer capacities) to keep costs down. Catholic Charities Model Cities Center 1125 Neal St. NE 202-396-8100, www.ccs-dc.org

Catholic Charities Day Care provides quality childcare for children from six weeks to 4 years old. The center’s curriculum encourages cognitive development, language and fine and gross motor skills and provides music and art programs as well. Open weekdays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Part-time programs negotiable. The Fishing School (after-care only) 1240 Wylie St. NE 202-399-3618, www.fishingschool.org

A faith-based, after-school family and child support center that provides a safe environment for vulnerable children and youth. Various programs and

services teach children how to be independent, productive and contributing members of society. G Street Cooperative Playgroup 620 G St. SE, www.gstreetcoop.org

A wholly parent-run cooperative located in Christ Church, the program accepts children who turn two by Dec. 31. Program runs from approximately 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on three separate schedules: Mon/Wed, Tue/Thu, or Fri only. Parents serve as teachers about twice a month depending on their child’s schedule. Classes are no larger than eight children, and a nominal fee is charged. Contat Jeni Przytula Freed (VP for Membership) at jeniprzytula@ hotmail.com. Gallaudet University Child Development Center 800 Florida Ave. NE 202-651-5130 www.gallaudet.edu/af/cdc.xml

The Gallaudet CDC provides children with a bilingual program in American Sign Language and English. Full and part-time hours available, with a special eight-week summer camp for children up to age 9. Regular program accepts children 19 months to 9 years.

The Hill Preschool 337 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-543-5372, www.hillpreschool.org See ad on page 179

The Hill Preschool operates as a nonprofit parent-teacher cooperative and is housed at the Church of the Brethren. Parents earn co-op points by volunteering to help with activities, fundraising efforts, or building maintenance. Children are accepted from ages 24 months (by end of October) to 38 months (at start of school year) and do not have to be potty trained. Full- and part-time schedules are available yearround. Family consultations are offered on an ongoing basis. Juanita Thornton Early Childhood Development Center 625 H St. NE 202-547-0280

The Juanita Thornton Center operates as a DC government subsidized preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Meals and snacks are provided as part of the city’s Child and Adult Food Care Program. Hours of operation: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. For enrollment call United Planning Organization at 202238-4600. Jenkins Hill Child Development Center 1527 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-4664, www.jenkinshillcdc.org jenkinshillcdc@yahoo.com

Jenkins Hill provides developmentally appropriate programs to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years. Class sizes are small with teacher to student ratios set at 1:3 for infants and 1:4 for toddlers. Parents are asked to volunteer 25 hours during the school year. Full-time program available, Mon. through Fri, year-round, with hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Little Scholars Child Development Center 601 East Capitol St. SE 202-547-5222, www.littlescholars.org Soccer practice at the new field at Watkins School. Photo by Melissa Ashabranner

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Library of Congress, accepts children from three months to 5 years old. The curriculum celebrates diversity, encourages exploration, and creates a love of learning. Open Mon-Fri, 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., with a maximum of 47 1/2 hours per week. Library of Congress employees have priority. Payne Daycare, Head Start, Before-and-After Care 305 15th St. SE 202-673-8091 –Before-and-After Care 202-724-2118 – Day Care

Located inside Payne Recreation Center, the Day Care program serves children between the ages of 2 and 5, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided. Parents are asked to participate in planning, activities and policy committee meetings. Before-and-After Care serves children from ages 4-12 beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. Polite Piggy’s Aftercare and Camp 1250 Constitution Ave. NE 240-396-8957, www.politepiggys.com politepiggysdaycamp@yahoo.com

Encouraging empowerment and imagination in a safe and caring environment for children ages 3-7. Aftercare as well as summer, winter, and holiday camps. VanNessa Duckett-Thomas, owner and caregiver of Polite Piggy’s, has been a classroom teacher for over 10 years. Hours of operation: Before Care 7:15-8:30 a.m., Aftercare 3-6:30 p.m., and All Day Camp (including summer and winter breaks), 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

co-ops in the room once a week with the director and her assistant. Hours: 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Mon-Fri with 3, 4 and 5 days/week schedules available. Rates vary. Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center One Columbus Circle, NE, Room M200 (in the Federal Judiciary Building) 202-502-2475 or 202-502-2472, www.tmcdconline.org

Accredited by the NAEYC, Thurgood Marshall accepts children from 3 months to 5 years old. Thurgood Marshall encourages learning through play in a nurturing environment. The center offers the Creative Curriculum program. Rates vary depending on the child’s age. Watkins Day Care 420 12th St. SE, 202-727-5488

Operated by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and located just outside the Watkins Elementary School, this center serves children ages 2 through 4. Ester Peterson Department of Labor Child Development Center 200 Constitution Ave. NW (inside US Department of Labor building) 202-693-7979

Accredited by the NAEYC, Ester Peterson CDC accepts children from 6 weeks to 5 years old, plus there is summer camp for school age children. Rates vary depending on the child’s age. They are open from 7:30am to 6pm.

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SCHOOLS

212 East Capitol St. NE 202-546-RPNS www.riverparknurseryschool.org

School Support Groups and PTAs

River Park Nursery School is a parent-run co-op offering families a traditional nursery school program for children ages 3-5. Each year’s class is small and structured to provide both individual growth and pro-social experiences through developmentally appropriate play and learning activities. A parent

Brent (Elementary School) Neighbors

and its PTA to support the school. The group communicates mainly through an online users group. Friends of Maury groups.yahoo.com/group/maury_elementary/

Friends of Maury is a group of parents, educators, and community members who have a vested interest in the children at Maury ES and who are interested in working with Maury and its PTA to support the school. The group communicates through an online users group. To join the listserv, please visit the web address listed above. Friends of Tyler School (FOTS) 1529 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Tutoring Program: 202-547-0006 Computer Center: 202-547-1345 Donations: 202-547-8855 www.friendsoftylerschool.org

The award-winning FOTS program serves more than 50 disadvantaged children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18 by offering a one-on-one tutoring program, after-school classes, preteen and teen discussion groups, and a computer center. Ludlow-Taylor Friends (LTF) groups.yahoo.com/group/ludlow-taylor_friends/ Ludlow-TaylorFriends@hotmail.com

Ludlow-Taylor Friends largely consists of neighboring families, most of whom have children who attend the school or are reaching school age in the coming several years. We are committed to working with LudlowTaylor Elementary School, its PTA and other dedicated partners to support the school. We communicate primarily through an on-line users group, at the web address above.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brentneighbors/

SCHOOLS - ON THE HILL

Brent Neighbors is a group of local parents (most with small children) and other interested community members working with Brent Elementary School

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Open House First Thursday of every month 10 am - 11 am The Hill Preschool is a non-profit corporation that provides high quality education and nurturing care for young children. The Hill Preschool also provides parent support to facilitate the growth of healthy families.

Where Kids Learn To Love School. Cooperative preschool for 2 to 4 year olds Full and part-time schedules Convenient Location Dynamic staff Play-based curriculum

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pears in this guide. Information on local schools can be found at www. dcps.dc.gov

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy 709 12th St. SE 202-547-3424, www.cesarchavezhs.org

Brent Elementary

CCPCS for public policy enrolls 400 students in grades 9-12 and operates under the mission to “develop young people who will make the country a better place by influencing the public policies that affect their communities.” Students are provided with opportunities to analyze policy, act socially, and learn necessary skills to become influential citizens. All students are expected to graduate with at least one college acceptance.

301 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-698-3363 www.brentelementary.org

Brent Elementary is a DCPS Museum Magnet School in partnership with the Smithsonian. Readers and Writers Workshops, Chinese, Lab Science, Museum Studies and Art and Music are part of quarterly publishing parties, exhibit nights, international night, concerts, drama, and art celebrations. The state of the art hi tech, hi touch classrooms and outdoor science classroom, rain garden, and interactive play area combine to challenge the whole child. The PTA supports enrichment, additional staff, co-curricular explorations, and monthly family nights. Capitol Hill Cluster School The Capitol Hill Cluster School has three locations, with grades from preschool to kindergarten at Peabody first to fourth grade at Watkins and 5th to eighth at Stuart Hobson. For more information see individual entries in this section. Capitol Hill Day School 210 South Carolina Ave. SE 202-547-2244, www.chds.org See ad on page 165

Capitol Hill Day serves approximately 230 students, pre-K- eighth grade. The school offers a strong academic program in a creative environment. Faculty regularly uses field trips to augment the curriculum and expand the campus into the city and beyond. The art program is integrated into other subjects including math, literature, science, and social studies. French and Spanish are introduced at the early childhood level, followed by a choice of French or Spanish in first grade, continuing through eighth. After-school program and summer camp available. Need-based financial aid is available.

Eagle Academy PCS Washington Yu Ying PCS students perform in a play

Center City Public Charter School Capitol Hill Campus 1503 East Capitol St. SE 202-547-7556

Formerly the private Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian’s Roman Catholic school, the school was converted to a secular charter school in the 20082009 academic year as one of seven campuses in the Center City Public Charter School group. With class sizes no larger than 25, the traditional liberal arts curriculum is paired with a strong emphasis on character development. Center City Public Charter School Trinidad Campus 1217 West Virginia Ave. NE 202-397-1614 www.centercitypcs.org

Formerly Holy Name School, this is now a charter school for grades pre-K-8. They offer a traditional academic curriculum and a computer lab that provides all students with Internet access.

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770 M St. SE 202-544-2646, www.eagleacademypcs.org See ad on page 175

Eagle Academy PCS enrolls 3-, 4, and 5-year-old children and develops in them a strong, academic foundation for pre-reading and pre-math skills. Students move on from Eagle Academy with social, emotional, personal and academic skills that prepare them to succeed in elementary, middle, and high school. Small class sizes allow for individualized instruction. Eastern High School 1700 East Capitol St. NE 202-698-4500, www.dcps.dc.gov

Eastern High School, built in 1923, includes a 9th Grade Academy and a Health Science Academy. Rachel Skerrit is Eastern High’s incoming principal. She recently moved to Capitol Hill from Boston, where she was Chief of Staff for Boston Public Schools. The school has begun the process of obtaining International Baccalaureate certification, and will soon offer IB classes. The school aims to provide a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum to all who attend, and also includes a focus on the arts. The DC Youth Orchestra recently relocated to Eastern, and offers free lessons every


Saturday for all Eastern students. Eliot-Hine Middle School 1830 Constitution Ave. NE 202-939-5380 See ad on page 49

Eliot-Hine Middle School is named after Charles W. Eliot, an educator and former president of Harvard University. The school, part of the DCPS system, enrolls students in grades 6-8. Giant and Safeway supermarkets continue to offer financial support so that the school can offer its students the latest technology. Friendship PCS Chamberlain Campus 1345 Potomac Ave. SE 202-547-5800, friendshipschools.org

Friendship PCS Chamberlain campus enrolls more than 700 in grades pre-K3 through 8th. The curriculum includes reading, science, Spanish, writing and language arts, math, history and social science, fine arts, physical fitness and health. Extended learning programs, both before and after school, include tutoring, music and dance, arts and crafts, drama, competitive team sports, golf, and life skill development. Gonzaga College High School 19 “Eye” St. NW 202-336-7100 www.gonzaga.org

Gonzaga is a Roman Catholic, all-boys high school (Grades 9-12) founded by the Jesuits in 1821, making it the oldest educational institution

in the old Federal City of Washington. Gonzaga offers a rigorous academic curriculum, and students also participate in a wide variety of activities like drama, rugby, school newspaper, squash, water polo, and many more. Gonzaga enrolls 930 students. Need-based financial aid available. J.O. Wilson Elementary School 660 K St. NE 202-698-4733 See ad on page 177

J.O. Wilson ES, part of the DCPS, serves the H Street corridor, enrolling approximately 345 children in grades pre-K-5. Public/private partnerships recently renovated both the school library and added a new playground. Extended day programs are available. KIPP DC/KEY Academy 4801 Benning Road, SE 202-582-KIPP (5477) www.kippdc.org

The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) DC/Key Academy enrolls 320 students in grades 5–8. The academically rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum sets a foundation for success in high school. Optional activities include art, music, drum line, publishing, strategy games, orchestra, test preparation, flag football, African dance and drama. After-school programs are available. Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School 659 G St. NE 202-698-3244, www.ludlowtaylor.org

Ludlow-Taylor, part of the DCPS system, en-

Dear Neighbors: I am delighted to have this opportunity to salute this year’s Fagon Guide. Since taking office as the Ward 6 representative for the DC State Board of Education, I’ve been working on state education policies that are focused on achieving optimal outcomes for our children. I have addressed key issues like professional development for our teachers, health education standards, and ensuring the integrity of the DC standardized testing processes all of which are important components of a high quality educational system. I am honored to represent this great ward of our world class city and I appreciate the tremendous support I have received from so many of you who are committed to improving our neighborhood schools. I look forward to serving you and please, do not hesitate to reach out to me. Sincerely, Monica Warren-Jones, State Board of Education Member, Ward 6 capitalcommunitynews.com • 181


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rolls about 185 students in grades pre-K through fifth. The school has undergone many cosmetic improvements over the past few years, including the addition of a courtyard garden created by students, called the Ludlow-Taylor Rainbow Garden, and a renovated library/media center. Maury Elementary School 1250 Constitution Ave. NE 202-698-3838 www.mauryelementary.com

Maury, part of the DCPS system, enrolls approximately 260 students in grades preschool (3 years old) through 5th. The family-oriented school offers rigorous programs such as Writers Workshop, Everyday Math, art and music, and the benefits of community partnerships, such as those with the National Gallery of Art, Joy of Motion, and US Chess. Preschool and pre-k ratio of 8:1. A strong PTA presence enhances the school. Before- and after-school programs available, including Polite Piggy’s for younger children. Miner Elementary School 601 15th St. NE, 202-397-3960 www.minerelementary.org

Miner, part of the DCPS system, is housed in a new building, which includes a library and computer lab. Miner serves almost 500 neighborhood children and offers Head Start, Special Education, and ESL, in addition to a general education program for pre-K through fifth grade. If parents have any questions, contact the Parent Community Coordinator, Donnita Holt, at the school. Northeast Stars Montessori Learning Center 1325 Maryland Ave. NE 202-399-2208, www.nestars.net

Northeast Stars adheres to rigorous Montessori standards taught by highly qualified Montessori-certified teachers. Montessori program embraces the concept of a multi-age, three-year age span classroom community as optimum for academic, social and emotional learning. Accepts children ages 2.5 to 5.

Options PCS

St. Coletta of Greater Washington

1375 E St. NE 202-547-1028, www.optionsschool.org

1901 Independence Ave. SE 202-350-8680, www.stcoletta.org

Options Public Charter School was DC’s first charter school and operates with the support of the Capitol Children’s Museum. The school targets the city’s “most-at-risk” students in grades 5-10, and strives to improve their standardized test scores while motivating them to learn. Teachers focus on improving critical thinking skills as they relate to reading, math, science, English, geography and history. Computer lab is available. Extended day programs are available.

This private, nonprofit organization operates a school and adult day program for children and adults, ages 3-22. The mission of St. Coletta is to serve children and adults with cognitive disabilities and to support their families.

Payne Elementary School

Founded 141 years ago by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, St. Peter’s offers a quality education to students in grades pre-K-8. With a focus on differentiated instruction, the curriculum adapts to student needs. Spanish, art, music, PE, and computer instruction are an integral part of school life. The average class size is 25 students, and most come from the Hill. The admission cycle begins in late January with an open house. Tuition assistance is available.

305 15th St. SE 202-698-3262

Payne enrolls about 230 students in grades pre-K3 through 5th. Payne, part of the DCPS system, is one of the eight schools targeted by the “School Libraries Project,” which renovated the school’s library in summer 2007. Before- and after-school programs are available through the DCPS and Before and After-Care programs are also run by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Peabody Early Childhood Campus and School Within a School (SWS) at Peabody 425 C St. NE 202-698-3277 – Peabody Campus 202-698-3283 – School Within a School www.capitolhillclusterschool.org

Peabody Early Childhood Center is an age-appropriate, literacy-centered instructional program for 3 to 5-year-olds. Children can spend three years at Peabody before going to Watkins campus for grades 1-4. Peabody houses a “traditional” program on the first and second floors and a “School-Within-School” Reggio Emilia program on the third floor. Each class has a teacher and an assistant teacher, and dedicated art studios where children in both programs work on individual and group projects. The school also offers an excellent library, music, and language and movement classes.

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St. Peter’s School 422 Third St. SE 202-544-1618, www.stpetersinterparish.org See ad on page 179

Stuart-Hobson Middle School 410 E St. NE 202-698-4700 www.capitolhillclusterschool.org

Stuart-Hobson, part of the Capitol Hill Cluster School, enrolls students in grades 5-8. Through a partnership with the Smithsonian, Stuart-Hobson uses Washington’s Smithsonian museums as additional classrooms. Classes are scheduled in two-hour blocks to maximize time for field trips or lessons from museum curators and outside speakers. Stuart-Hobson is home to an award-winning Odyssey of the Mind team as well as sports teams, a school choir, and a builders club. Two Rivers Public Charter School 1227 Fourth St. NE 202-546-4477, www.tworiverspcs.org See ad on page 179

Two Rivers uses the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound instructional model. This is a projectbased, hands-on, interactive teaching


method in which most subjects are taught in conjunction with real world “expeditions”. Language arts, math, science, social studies, music, performing and visual arts, Spanish, and physical education are offered with a special emphasis on literacy, the arts, and Spanish language instruction. The school enrolls students from preschool through eighth grade.

Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School 3500 Woodley Rd. NW 202-537-6485, www.beauvoirschool.org

Beauvoir has been educating children for 75 years. The school accepts children between pre-K and third grade with current enrollment around 380. The school also offers an extended day program until 6 p.m. Financial aid is available.

Tyler Elementary School British School of Washington

1001 G St. SE 202-698-3577, www.tylerelementary.net

Tyler, part of the DCPS system, serves students in grades pre-K-5. The traditional academic curriculum focuses on reading, writing and math. Students also have “specials” which are weekly classes in science, Spanish, PE and music. The school offers a Spanish immersion option for its youngest students. After-school programs are available for all grade levels through DC for All. Washington Math, Science, and Technology PCS 1920 Bladensburg Road, NE 202-636-8011, www.wmstdc.org

WMST is a public charter high school, grades 9-12, that integrates science, math and technology instruction into its curriculum. WMST was recently ranked in Newsweek as one of the top 3% of high schools nationwide, and has been cited as one of the District’s most demanding high schools. AP courses, National Honor Society, Air Force ROTC, Model UN, and SAT prep courses are some of the options offered at WMST. Before- and after-school, as well as summer programs are available. Watkins Elementary School 12th and E Streets SE 202-698-3355, www.capitolhillclusterschool.org

Watkins serves as the first- through fourth-grade campus of the DCPS Capitol Hill Cluster School. The traditional academic curriculum focuses particularly on science and technol-

2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202-829-3700 www.britishschool.org/Washington

Students from Two Rivers Public Charter School kayak.

ogy. The students also have “specials” which are weekly classes in art, garden science, science lab, P.E, library and computer all in state-of-the art dedicated labs and studios. A Montessori option is available for students ages 37. Class sizes average about 24; aides assist in the Montessori and in first grade classes.

SCHOOLS – OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS Academy for Ideal Education 1501 Gallatin St. NW 399-0707 202-726-0313 2600 12th ST NE 202-723-6008 http://idealschool.tripod.com

In the fall of 1979, former DC public school teacher Rev. Paulette Bell-Imani opened the Academy for Ideal Education, a holistic tutorial and enrichment center. In 1991, it was expanded to include a full-time, spiritual based educational program for Head Start to 12th grade students. The Ideal Alternative School, opened in 1993, offers a level IV special education program for boys between 12 & 18 years of age.

The British School of Washington provides British primary and secondary education to a diverse student population of approximately 400 students (preschool-grade 12). Approximately 50% of the students are American, 25% British, and the rest of the students come from other countries. The majority of teachers are UK-educated.. After-school programs are available. Burgundy Farm Country Day School 3700 Burgundy Rd. Alexandria, VA 22303 703-960-3431, www.burgundyfarm.org

Burgundy Farm Country Day School enrolls students in grades pre-K to 8th with a philosophy rooted in the concepts of progressive education, allowing growth to unfold at each child’s own pace. Financial aid is available. Summer programs offered. Duke Ellington School of the Arts 3500 R St. NW 202-282-0123 www.ellingtonschool.org

Ellington School, part of DCPS, combines arts education with the academic high school curriculum. Programs in dance, literature, museum studies, music, theater and the visual arts offered. Current enrollment is nearly 500.

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and love of learning. The education model is based on a “progressive, childcentered instructional philosophy.” Spanish is taught beginning in Kindergarten, with an emphasis on communication. All classes are taught to read, write and play music. Financial aid is offered to help with tuition costs. As part of their commitment to the value of non-violence, they train students, staff and parents in creative conflict resolution. They are a Quaker school, but welcome students of all beliefs. Georgetown Day School

Screech at the opening day of the Capitol Hill Little League.

Edmund Burke School 4101 Connecticut Ave. NW 202-362-8882, www.eburke.org See ad on page 177

Edmund Burke admits students in grades 6-12 with current enrollment near 300. Since its founding, Edmund Burke School remains committed to education through the careful development of the imagination, reason, and knowledge with special emphasis on the abilities and needs of the individual student. The faculty to student ratio is 1:7. Financial aid is available. Friends Community School 5901 Westchester Park Drive, College Park, MD 301-441-2100 friendscommunityschool.org

This alternative elementary school emphasizes environmental stewardship, independent thinking, teamwork

Lower and Middle School 4530 MacArthur Blvd., NW 202-295-6200 High School 4200 Davenport St. NW 202-274-3200, www.gds.org

Maret School 3000 Cathedral Ave. NW 202-939-8800, www.maret.org

Founded in 1911, Maret School is an independent, coeducational, K–12, college preparatory day school located on a single campus. The current enrollment is approximately 600 students. Academic scholarship and financial aid is available. Oyster-Adams Bilingual Elementary School 2801 Calvert St. NW 202-671-3111 www.oysterbilingualschool.com

Oyster Bilingual is a public, pre-K8th grade, dual-language school where every class is taught in English and Spanish. The school features a computer lab, library, gym and classrooms designed to accommodate the school’s bilingual education program. School Without Walls 2130 G St. NW 202-698-3793, www.swwhs.org

Georgetown Day School admits approximately 1020 students in grades pre-K through 12. GDS offers rigorous academics, in-depth exposure to the arts, physical education and athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service. Financial aid is available.

School Without Walls is a non-traditional DC public high school, with 410 students. The school’s teaching approach uses the “city as a classroom” to encourage self-directed learners to develop methods of learning outside the classroom. Admission requirements include an application, recommendation letters, test scores, an interview and transcripts.

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital

St. Anselm’s Abbey School

Kay and Robert Schattner Center 6045 16th St. NW 202-291-JPDS (5737) www.jpds.org

Jewish Primary Day School offers a dual curriculum of general and Judaic studies to students in grades pre-K-6. Class sizes are small, and current enrollment is about 225. DC and Montgomery County bus. After-school programs are available.

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4501 South Dakota Ave. NE 202-269-2350, www.saintanselms.org See ad on page 181

St. Anselm’s was established in 1942 by the St. Anselm monks to provide a classically-oriented, college preparatory education for boys. St. Anselm’s provides individualized instruction in language, literature, religion, mathematics, the sciences and the fine arts. Enrollment is approximately 250 in grades 6-12. ★


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A mother and daughter attend the annual Blessing of the Animals in Lincoln Park.

Of Political Pooches & Canine Candidates by Anna Cranage Conathan

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here are several dogs in my neighborhood I would vote for over some of the bipeds currently in office. Fiona, for instance, is fair and slow in her assessments. She makes no snap decisions, but when she feels there is a threat to her master or home turf, her hackles are up and she’s ready to declare war. Milo? Vigilant. Diligent. He secures the perimeter with collie precision, barking out orders to an unseen army, no time to flit about like some carefree poodle or spaced out schnauzer. Milo makes alert alphas look lazy. For now, even here on Capitol Hill, dogs do not have a place in gov-

ernment, and they must trust in humans to do the right thing. For dogs, this isn’t so difficult. Not unlike our offspring, our quadruped kiddies seem to seek out and focus on what is best about each one of us. Frankly, the dogs of Capitol Hill have little to complain about. Whether they’re into “walkies” and civilized jaunts, or spastic sprints and flyball fetching, they have at their disposal a fabulous network of neighborhood parks and dog runs. So, where are these neighborhood hound hotspots? Read on. Just remember, unless there is a fencedin area specifically marked for dog

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play, most of the following locations require your dog to be on leash. You risk a ticket (or a traffic accident) by letting your dog run free. And while we’re covering rules and responsible owner behavior, we’d be remiss to not remind you to make sure you Rover’s shots are up-to-date and his DC dog tags current. (For more information contact the DC Department of Health’s Animal Disease Prevention Division for further information: http://hrla.doh.dc.gov/hrla) Now, back to the “411” on where there’s canine fun and room to run: • Kingman Dog Park, DC’s first of-


is the park for you, as many trees here bring squirrels aplenty, and the positioning of the park leaves few quick street exits. There are stairs down from New Jersey Avenue SE, and slower traffic along South Carolina Ave.. The Yards Park, can be found where 3rd Street, SE meets Water Street, SE. Tucked into the southwest corner of this brand new, beautiful riverfront park you will find a quiet little fenced-in dog run for off-leash play. This gem is perfect for dogs that just want to hang and be chill while you read a book. The Historic Congressional Cemetery may be a place of rest for humans who’ve gone on to the after life, but for dogs it’s pure heaven. HCC offers 34 fenced acres of open space for dogs to frolic offleash or “heel” adoringly at their owner’s side. Not unlike the plots themselves, membership here is exclusive and comes with a price. No, not death. A membership fee!

Dog owners who wish to join are required to make an annual donation of $250 or more each year, as well as a special per dog fee ($50). Member volunteers regularly staff the gates during high traffic hours, be it weekday or weekend, checking visiting dogs for their special numbered HCC member tags. (So, if you’re thinking of flying under the membership radar, good luck to ya.) Something worth noting: the cemetery is closed to dogs during special events, burials and regular tours, which take place each Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Enrollment in the HCC dog walking program begins each winter. Contact the HCC staff at 202543-0539 or visiting http://www. cemeterydogs.org for more information on making your pooch a member.

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ficial off-leash dog park, is located on D. Street, SE between 13th Street SE and Tennessee Avenue NE. Dogs will not be allowed in the park unless they have a DC dog park tag and, if they live in the District, a current dog license from the DC Department of Health. Lincoln Park, where Massachusetts, East Capitol, and North Carolina meet with 11th and 13th Streets SE, offers a cozy dog area secluded in the center of the park, though furry friends are welcome to chase squirrels throughout. Stanton Park, inside Stanton Square where Maryland and Massachusetts meet with 4th and 6th Streets NE, is a charming and mostly flat space that allows for a good Frisbee toss when you really need one. Marion Park, where E Street runs with 4th and 6th Streets SE, has an open park space with partial fences where dogs can play. No dogs are allowed in the children’s play area, which is completely fenced. However, shady benches and a water bowl make this a fun place for canine companions. Folger and Providence Parks, two contiguous parks between E and North Carolina between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Folger to the north, is one of the Hill’s many “pocket parks.” Providence (also known as “X” Park because of the two sidewalks that crisscross the prk) is a large expanse of green grass with trees slong the edges. It is shared by Sports on the Hill practices, adult pickup soccer games and sunbathers in good weather. But human and beast are always welcome. Garfield Park, best accessed by G or 3rd Streets SE, lies against the highway and the train tracks. If your dog has a prey drive, this

Robbie Wood talks to his dog.

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Nekoe in the Congressional Cemetery.

ty, but still really cute? He deserves a cookie. A home-baked designer cookie? Sure! To properly praise your pooch, or to pick up any and all supplies, visit one of the three chic pet boutiques on Capitol Hill, each offering a variety of products and services for pampered and much loved pets. Near the Eastern Market metro, across from the fire house, you’ll find Pawticulars (407 8th Street, SE p a w t i c u l a r s . c o m ), offering dog treats, supplies, custom-made dog beds and – hot on to your halter! – training classes! Check out the website for a class schedule. Don’t panic when you notice that Chateau Animaux (chateau-animaux. com) isn’t in their old building anymore. They’ve moved down the street. (Deep breaths…). The “Chateau” is now located at 524 8th Street, SE, across from the Marine Barrack’s.

Even though they’ve settled in a new location, they still offer the same excellent customer service, as well as top of the line products, dog grooming and the (often hilarious, but always moist!) “you wash doggie” service. If Barrack’s Row isn’t your dog’s scene, try H. Street Corridor’s eyecatching Metro Mutts, (508 H. Street, NE – metromuttsdc.com). This barkworthy new shop specializes in quality pet products for the “passionate pet owner” as well as dog-walking and pet-sitting service! Check out their “Show Off Your Pet” brag-blog.

A Dog Walked into a Bar… Okay, maybe not into the bar, but he was definitely on the patio. (And not just for the purposes of this joke.) Many local Hill restaurant and bars welcome dogs to their outdoor spaces in pleasant weather, often providing Fido or Fifi a bowl of water and

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a sweet pat on the head. And then, there are a few Hill watering holes that go the extra mile: Union Pub (201 Massachusetts Avenue, SE) hosts a Yappy Hour on its outdoor patio every Saturday during spring and summer from 12 to 4 p.m., which features snacks and good drinks for dogs and humans. (You have to pay for yours, even if you buy the dog-themed specials, though the pups’ are free.) For a better view with your dog biscuits, head to Cantina Marina (600 Water Street, SW) for their Monday evening Yappy Hour, which includes a buffet of dog treats, large and small bowls for water, and island music. Dogs are always welcome, however, in their outdoor seating – which is almost all of their seating. The restaurant is open seasonally and weather permitting, so check before you make the trip.


Hound Heros of Capitol Hill: Hill Hounds (hillhounds.com) is a small, volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of many of the dog-owning residents of Capitol Hill. First organized in 2004, the early members of Hill Hounds set their sites on changing DC laws to allow for the creation of official dog parks within the city, hoping to create the first of such parks here on Capitol Hill. Manned with pens and petitions, they rallied for community support. Once petitions were in, they tenaciously fought the tedious bureaucratic battle required of anyone trying to change legislation, and they won! (No party yet.) The Hill Hounds had more paperwork to fill out, funds to raise for the park’s maintenance and amenities, and negotiations with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation on the park’s would-be design. After almost seven years of meticulous organization, Herculean effort, epic tenacity, and what can only be explained as an incredible passion for unleashing canines who yearn to run free, their goal became reality. On March 25th, 2011, the Hill Hounds became local heroes when Kingman Dog Park opened to the public. If you happen upon one of these doggie do-gooders sit, shake and thank them for the mighty achievement that is Kingman Dog Park.

Social Net-Woofing: Now the pet-owner answer to MoTH (the list serve for parents on the Hill) Hill Hounds is a site for our four-legged friends and their parents to connect and socialize. Go to hillhounds.com for Capitol Hill insider dog intel and owner get-togethers. Any smart Capitol Hill dog owner runs with this pack.

One Nation, Under Dog: It is said that a tired dog is a good dog. If that’s indeed true, then Hill Dogs - politically connected, “pack proud” and exercising their rights daily – are the very best of dogs. ★

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DIRECTORY Valarie’s Animal Den 737 Eighth St. SE 202-547-7877 www.valariesanimalden.com See ad on page 191

Wagtime 1232 Ninth St. NW 202-789-0870 www.wagtimedc.com See ad on page 193

PET SITTING & BOARDING SERVICES Animal Clinic of Anacostia 2210 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE 202-889-8900 www.doctorashleydvm.com See ad on page 193

Capital Critter Sitters 141 12th St. NE #9 202-548-0112 www.capitalcrittersitters.com

Dog dot Cat 202-388-8111 www.dogdotcat.com See ad on page 191

Dog-ma: Daycare & Boarding for Dogs

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821 Virginia Ave. SE 202-543-7805 www.dog-ma.com

“I love my new puppy.”

Happy Paws 4904 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202-363-PAWS (7297) www.happypawsdc.net

Philip Dubasky 202-889-0996

Fur-Get Me Not

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Chateau-Animaux

PET GROOMING

733 Eighth St. SE 202-544-8710 www.chateau-animaux.com

Bonnie’s Dog and Cat Grooming 1364 E St. SE 202-548-0044 www.healthydogstore.com

Doggie Café 423 13 St. NE 202-717-2651 See ad on page 194

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4140 S. Four Mile Run Dr. 202-319-PETS www.FurGetMeNot.com

Pawticulars 407 Eighth St. SE 202-546-7387 www.pawticulars.com See ad on page 189


Pets on the Hill

Metro Mutts

202-546-6785 See ad on page 191

508 H St. NE 202-450-5661 www.metromuttsdc.com

RSVPet LLC 1403 Morse St NE 202-271-4724 www.rsvpet.com

Saving Grace 224 Ninth St. NE 202-640-5702 www.savinggracepets.com See ad on page 193

Sit-A-Pet

Pawticulars 407 Eighth St. SE 202-546-7387 www.pawticulars.com See ad on page 185

Wagtime 1232 Ninth St. NW 202-789-0870 www.wagtimedc.com See ad on page 193

202-362-8900 www.sitapet.com See ad on page 191

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Valarie’s Animal Den

Pawticulars

737 Eighth St. SE 202-547-7877 www.valariesanimalden.com See ad on page 191

407 Eighth St. SE 202-546-7387 www.pawticulars.com See ad on page 185

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VETERINARIANS

Wagtime

Animal Clinic of Anacostia

1232 Ninth St. NW 202-789-0870 www.wagtimedc.com See ad on page 193

Pet Grooming & Boarding

2210 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE 202-889-8900 www.doctorashleydvm.com See ad on page 193

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Zoolatry Inc. 202-547-9255 www.zoolatry.com

Capital Cat Clinic

PET STORES

923 N. Kenmore St. Arlington, VA 703-522-1995 www.capitalcat.com

Big Bad Woof

Capitol Hill Animal Clinic

117 Carroll St. NW 202-291-2404 www.thebigbadwoof.com See ad on page 189

1240 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-1972 See ad on page 187

Chateau-Animaux 524 Eighth St. SE 202-544-8710 www.chateau-animaux.com

Capitol Hill Veterinary Clinic 1240 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-546-1972 www.capitolhillvetclinic.com See ad on page 193

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737 8th Street SE Washington, DC

202.547.PUPS www.valariesanimalden.com

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking • Mid-day dog walks • AM/PM/ Weekend Walks • House visits for kitties

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202-388-8111

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Takoma Park Animal Clinic 7330 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD 301-270-4700 www.tpacvets.com See ad on page 194

Union Veterinary Clinic 609 Second St. NE 202-544-2500 www.unionvetclinic.com See ad on page 193

Washington Animal Rescue League and Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe St. NW 202-726-2556 www.warl.org

IF YOUR PET IS LOST Contact the Animal Control Shelter (202-576-6664) and provide a description of the pet. Post flyers in local parks and alert your neighbors through local online listservs. Include a description of the pet and where and when it was last seen. The DC Animal Control Shelter is located at 1201 New York Ave. NE. (hrla.doh.dc.gov). The Animal Control Shelter accepts calls from the public and provides services 24 hours a day. Office hours are Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri from noon-8 p.m., and Sat and Sun from noon to 5 p.m. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year for emergencies. Services include animal disease control, rabies suspect control, stray animal control, dangerous dog control, licensing, enforcement, sterilization and adoption. The shelter accepts injured and stray animals 24 hours a day. If a pet wearing a DC tag is picked up, the shelter will notify the pet’s owner. The shelter is operated by the Washington Humane Society (washhumane.org).

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Meeting at the Market.

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Chateau-Animaux has regular dog and cat adoption days at 524 Eighth St. SE on Barracks Row. For adoption days see their website at www.chateau-animaux.com/Companion-Animal-Adoptions.html. Dogs, cats and other pets are also available for adoption at the DC Animal Control Shelter and at the Washington Humane Society (7319 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-BE-HUMANE). The shelter is open for pet adoption visits on Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri from noon to 7 p.m. and Sat and Sun, from noon to 7 p.m. Check for adoption events at www.washhumane.org.


Capitol Hill's largest and most trusted dog walking and pet sitting service. Celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year! Mid-Day Dogs Walks | Dog & Cat Sitting | Dog & Cat Boarding Give your pets the royal treatment: they deserve it. 202-365-4803 • petcare@savinggraceservices.com

Capitol Hill Animal Clinic

Give your home a day at the spa: you deserve it! Environmentally friendly house cleaning service on the Hill. Available on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Deep Clean Therapy | Healthy Home Therapy | Home Spa Therapy Call today to see, smell and live the difference. 202-360-6988 • hometherapy@savinggraceservices.com

1240 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Healthy Houses: Repairs and Maintenance. Handyman Services | Small Home Improvement Projects | Repairs When you have projects, but don't have the time. HomeRemedy@SavingGraceServices.com

Monday - Wednesday 8AM to 6 PM Thursday, Friday 8 AM to 7 PM Saturday 8 AM to Noon

202-546-1972

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UNION VETERINARY CLINIC

High Quality General Practice

• Complete Veterinary Services • Science Diet & Prescription Diet Foods • Cat Boarding • Totally New Facility

• International Health Certificates • Microchip Identification • Sprays and Neuters • Dental cleaning and tooth extractions

www.unionvetclinic.com

202-544-2500 ALLISON GROSS, DVM • LARISSA KATS, DVM • BRITTANY CARTLIDGE, DVM

609 2nd St., NE near UNION STATION

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7330 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 • Veterinary Housecalls Dogs & Cats • Hospice • In-Home Euthanasia • Vaccinations • Wellness Care • and more Call Clinic for Appointments

301-270-4700

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Serving DC & MD since 1985

A dog shares his beer with his best friend.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PETS

We are Philanthropists We give to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation because... they support the organizations that provide a safety net for neighbors in need. 100% of all donations go directly back into neighborhood initiatives. Be a Philanthropist. Give to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

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Leash Laws: Dogs must be leashed whenever in public space, properly licensed and visibly tagged, and owners must clean up after their dogs. Licensing: Dogs must be properly licensed and visibly tagged. The license year for dog tags runs from July 1 to June 30. No fee is charged for dogs trained to aid the audio-handicapped or blind and actually used for that purpose. Fees are: $15 for neutered/spayed dogs and $50 for all other dogs. Cats do not require licensing. Animals can be licensed at the Animal License Division: 51 N St. NE, Suite 6002. 202-535-2323, http://hrla.doh.dc.gov/hrla/ cwp/view,A,1384,Q,573989.asp Vaccinations: All pets over 4 months old must be vaccinated for rabies. Shots for rabies are available at the shelter at 1201 New York Ave. NE and cost $10. After the first shot, dogs should receive yearly follow-up vaccinations at a veterinarian’s office. The DC government’s Animal Disease Prevention Division offers annual free vaccination clinics. Call 202-535-2323 for information about dates and locations. ★


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A member of the Capitol Hill BID Fourth of July Parade. Photo: Andrew Lightman

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A rendering of the Hill Center which will be opening in he summer of 2011 with the opening celebration set for early October. Courtesy of The Hill Center

ABUSE ASSISTANCE Community Action Group (CAG) of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church 335 Eighth St. SE 202-543-4558

CAG is a nonprofit communitybased organization with programs in substance abuse prevention, homeless rehabilitation, youth programs and more. They run the largest residential substance abuse treatment facility in the District, and have inpatient and out-patient services for women and men.

BEAUTIFICATION Capitol Hill Garden Club http://capitolhillgardenclub.blogspot. com/

The Capitol Hill Garden Club brings together Washington area people interested in gardening, landscaping and the environment. Members enjoy lectures, demonstrations, workshops and tours. A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, it undertakes community projects and contributes

to garden and beautification projects in the Hill neighborhood. The club donates spring flowering bulbs to groups and individuals for planting in public areas on Capitol Hill. The club meets at The Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Avenue SE, at 7 p.m. Trees For Capitol Hill www.treesforcapitolhill.org Contact: Margaret Missiaen, missiaen@verizon.net

Trees for Capitol Hill (TFCH) is a non-profit community group dedicated to restoring the tree canopy of the Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill neighborhood. As volunteers we work to help renew, restore, and refresh the diversity of trees that make Capitol Hill so pleasantly green. TFCH organizes a day of tree planting each year, typically the second Saturday of November. We work closely with the DC Department of Urban Forestry for permitting and with neighbors for proper site selection. TFCH has a long standing relationship with Merrifield Nursery for tree purchase with Merrifield providing a certified Arborist to give guidance on correct planting.

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BEAUTIFICATION: WATERFRONT Anacostia Community Boathouse Association (ACBA) 1900 M St SE 1-866-HLP-CLUB www.anacostiaboathouse.org

The ACBA promotes safe and environmentally responsible recreation on the Anacostia River through by maintaining a community boathouse. Through many years of hard work and dedication, ACBA’s volunteer members have transformed an underutilized facility into a thriving rowing and paddlesport center at no cost to the city. ACBA works in partnership with the National Park Service and other riverfront projects, as well as with interested community members. Anacostia River Initiative 725 Eighth St. SE 202-544-2232 www.cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Anacostia River Initiative works to secure the political commitment needed to clean up the Anacostia. CBF cares about the Anacostia


GETTING/GIVING HELP Abuse Assistance Community Action Group

Housing Assistance 202-543-4558

Beautification Capitol Hill Garden Club Trees for Capitol Hill

Manna Inc.

202-832-1845

Legal & Tax Services 202-543-7539 202-345-3238

CHGM Tax Clinic

202-544-5605

Libraries Waterfront Beautification Anacostia Community Boathouse Association 202-HLP-CLUB Anacostia River Initiative of CBF 202-544-2232 Anacostia Watershed Society 301-699-6204

Friends of the NE Branch, DCPL Friends of the SE Branch, DCPL Friends of the SW Branch, DCPL

202-698-3320 202-698-3377 202-724-4752

Literacy PUSH Literacy Action Now

202-547-8903

Business & Merchants Groups Barracks Row Main Street 202-544-3188 CHAMPS 202-547-7788 Capitol Hill BID 202-842-3333 Eastern Market Community Adv. Comm. 202-698-5253 H Street Main Street 202-543-0161 Kiwanis Club of CH: janmb2@yahoo.com

Neighborhood Groups

Children & Youth

Near NE Citizens Against Crime & Drugs 202-547-9235 North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association 202-543-3512 Potomac Gardens Residents Association 202-724-8619 Southwest Neighborhood Assembly 202-554-8560 Stanton Park Neighborhood Association 202-547-7132 North Capitol Main Street Inc. - 202-670-1703

Boys & Girls Clubs Hopkins Branch Higher Achievement Program Hill Center Little Lights Urban Ministries Sasha Bruce Youthwork SMYAL South Washington Collaborative Southeast Whitehouse Urban Fam. Dev. Neighborhood Center

202-724-8510 202-544-3633 202-549-4172 202-544-4899 202-675-9340 202-546-5940 202-488-7997 202-575-3337 202-543-7030

Clothing Resources Capitol Hill Group Ministry Strive DC

202-544-0631 202-587-0807

Barney Circle Park Neighborhood Association 202-543-9027 Friends of Garfield Park 202-543-1646 Friends of the National Arboretum 202-544-8733 Kingman Park Civic Association 202-584-7572

Preservation, Restoration, Development Capitol Hill Restoration Society 202-543-0425 Congressional Cemetery Association 202-543-0539 Friends of the Old Naval Hospital oldnavalhospital@verizon.net Old Naval Hospital Foundation 202-549-4172 Ruth Ann Overbeck CH History Project 202-543-4544

Community Foundation Capitol Hill Community Foundation

202-544-1845

Senior Citizens Capitol Hill Village

202-543-1778

Food Resources Calvary Episcopal Church Christ Episcopal Church Outreach Church of the Brethren Soup Kitchen Food Pantry, Lutheran Church Lincoln Park United Methodist Church Salvation Army Grate Patrol

202-546-8011 202-547-9300 202-547-5924 202-543-4200 202-543-1318 202-678-9770

Social Services Capitol Hill Group Ministry Christ Episcopal Church Outreach Church of the Brethren Soup Kitchen

202-548-4012 202-547-9300 202-546-8706

Veterans Issues Nash American Legion, Post #8

202-543-9163

Health Care Capitol Breast Care Center Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center Metro TeenAIDS

202-784-2700 202-546-1018 202-543-8246

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Tonya Woods, Jan’s Tutoring House

both for its potential value to residents and visitors, and because of the impact the river has on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. CBF believes that the techniques used to clean up the Anacostia can be replicated in other urban areas of the bay’s watershed, significantly improving the health of the bay’s ecosystem.

Street is to revitalize Eighth Street using historic preservation and the arts, and reconnect Capitol Hill to the Anacostia River. BRMS holds a number of committee meeting throughout the month, mostly in their offices. Call for more information.

Anacostia Watershed Society

222 Seventh St. SE 202-547-7788 www.champsdc.org

4302 Baltimore Ave. Bladensburg, MD, 20710 301-699-6204 www.anacostiaws.org

The Anacostia Watershed Society’s works to make the Anacostia and its tributaries swimmable and fishable, to restore and protect the local environment for the health and enjoyment of everyone in our community, and to bring together people across all walks of life to achieve this vision. The organization mobilizes volunteers for tree plantings and cleanups, persuades local governments to change their priorities to save the environment, and pressures polluters to clean up their acts.

BUSINESS & MERCHANT GROUPS Barracks Row Main Street 731 Eighth St. SE 202-544-3188 www.barracksrow.org

The mission of Barracks Row Main

CHAMPS (Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals)

CHAMPS is an organization of business and community leaders dedicated to building a strong economic environment on Capitol Hill for business development within the larger DC community. The organization represents over 250 businesses, organizations, associations and Capitol Hill residents. CHAMPS membership includes a vast array of business people and professionals who either are located in, or serve, the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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Paul Penniman, Resources for Inner City Children

safer place to live, work and conduct the business of our nation’s capital, while remaining a national and cultural tourist destination. The BID offers services to augment DC government services, including: security, street cleaning, maintenance and graffiti removal, streetscape improvements, marketing and promotional services and community outreach. See ad on page 27

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) 202-698-5253 www.easternmarket-dc.com

The EMCAC was formed several years ago to advise the city on the operation and maintenance of Eastern Market. The membership includes representatives from Eastern Market’s vendors, community organizations such as CHAMPS, Stanton Park Neighborhood Association, the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, EMPDC and the ANCs.

See ad on page 25

H Street Main Street Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID)

961 H St. NE, 202-543-0161 www.hstreet.org

30 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-842-3333 www.capitolhillbid.org

HSMS is a non-profit dedicated to revitalizing the H Street NE corridor. The group organizes promotions, and focuses on economics, organizational capacity and design. HSMS hosts member events throughout the year.

The Capitol Hill BID is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit organization funded through an assessment on commercial property owners. BID members are dedicated to fortifying Capitol Hill as a cleaner and

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See ad on page 31


Monthly newsletter...Home renovation guidelines...How-to seminars...Community meetings... House and Garden tour...Active committees...Advocacy on community issues

Celebrating 56 Years of Volunteer Service to Our Community

Mission: To improve and preserve Capitol Hill as a model urban residential area. Contact CHRS at 202-543-0425; info@chrs.org; www.chrs.org CFC # 50747

Dear Neighbors: It is my pleasure to once again bring greetings and well wishes to the 2011 Fagon Guide. It is my pleasure to once again bring greetings and well wishes to the 2011 Fagon Guide. Last year was another big year for the Ward 6 community, and there’s much in store in 2011. I’ve been working across the ward – in Southwest, Hill East, H Street, NE and Capitol Hill – to improve our schools and quality of life, continue neighborhood-based economic growth, and work to make our Ward 6 a “livable, walkable” community for all. I’m very grateful for your enthusiastic support and for partnering with me to meet these challenges. I look forward to the year ahead, and please don’t hesitate to call on me. Sincerely,

Tommy Wells Councilmember, Ward 6

Important Contact Information Office of Councilmember Tommy Wells Address: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 408 Washington DC 20004 (p) 202-724-8072 (f) 202-724-8054 www.tommywells.org (e) twells@dccouncil.us

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Areesah Mobley, KidPower DC

Martha Holley-Miers, Higher Achievement

CH Baseball Commissioner John Parker

North Capitol Main Street Inc.

Thursday mornings, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church, at the corner of 17th and E. Capitol streets NE. Interclubs, visitors and Kiwanis guests are welcome to attend these meetings.

Washington D.C., DC 20003-2739 202-548-4021

202-670-1703 www.ncmsinc.org

Committed to creating a vibrant and relevant business community for the neighborhoods of Eckington, Truxton Circle and Bloomingdale. NCMS, Inc. is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2003 with the primary purpose of serving as a catalyst for neighborhood commercial revitalization. NCMS, Inc. is a designated DC Main Streets program. This volunteer-driven organization was established to revitalize the North Capitol Street area’s historically and culturally. The NCMS, Inc. service area includes the North Capitol Street business corridor between New York and Rhode Island Aves., and the Bloomingdale Business District at Rhode Island Ave. and First Street, NW. See ad on page 201

CHILDREN & YOUTH Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Hopkins Branch

The Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill has been performing community service in Northeast and Southeast for over 40 years. The club’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of children, the elderly and the community by donating time and talents, contributing financial and moral support, and providing leadership and guidance. The Club meets the second and fourth

Sasha Bruce Youthwork

1000 12th St. SE 202-724-8510 www.bgcgw.org/club/hopkins_branch

741 Eighth St. SE 202-675-9340 Emergency Hotline: 202-547-7777 www.sashabruce.org

The Hopkins Branch operates out of the Hopkins public housing community and serves a large community of youth (ages 5-18) on the property, as well as youth from three surrounding school districts. The branch offers members a newly renovated facility which includes a learning center, game room and teen center.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in DC. SBY helps young people find safe homes, achieve and maintain good health and mental health, create and strengthen supportive and stable families, explore opportunities in education and careers, and become tomorrow’s leaders.

Higher Achievement Program

The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)

Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill 1636 E. Capitol St NE capitolhillkiwanisclub.org

Little Lights Urban Ministries empowers underserved youth and families on Capitol Hill. They seek to develop underserved children’s potential spiritually, socially, and intellectually through academics, life skills, the arts, and discipleship.

317 Eighth St. NE, 202-544-3633 www.higherachievement.org

The program offers middle school students year-round educational enrichment opportunities through afterschool and summer academies. The Ward 6 achievement center is located at the Capitol Hill Campus of the Center City Public Charter School. Little Lights Urban Ministries 760 7th Street Southeast

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410 Seventh St. SE 202-546-5940, www.smyal.org

SMYAL is the only DC, metro area service organization solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. SMYAL’s mission is to promote self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTQ youth ages 13-21. They focus their efforts on Life Skills & Leadership Develop-


EMMCA Eastern Market Metro Community Association For residents of the Eastern Market neighborhood. To learn more, visit http://emmcablog.org.

www.ncmsinc.org Visit and Explore The New and Exciting North Capitol Business District Bloomingdale • Eckington • Truxton Circle Your neighborhood brick oven pizza place and more. Stop by and try the amazing Chorizo Pizza, or their unique brunch Supplying the Nation’s Capitol with fresh baked Italian Breads and Biscotti

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Kenneth Ward, College Bound

Ann Keep, Visitors’ Services Center

Barfonce Baldwin, CHGM

ment, Counseling & Support, Health & Wellness Education, Safe Social Activities, and Community Outreach and Education.

Strive DC

FOOD RESOURCES

715 I St. NE 202-587-0807, www.strivedc.org

Calvary Episcopal Church

South Washington/West River Family Strengthening Collaborative 1501 Half St. SW, Suite 31 202-488-7997, www.swwrfsc.org

The collaborative works to reduce child abuse and neglect in targeted areas and to eradicate social ills that beset families and the community. The group coordinates the participation of residents, government, community and private sector resources to build healthy families and thriving communities. They partner with community-based family-centered local organizations, and agencies that support the social, emotional, physical, and economic growth of children, youth and families.

CLOTHING RESOURCES Capitol Hill Group Ministry Shirley’s Place 202-544-0631 www.capitolhillgroupministry.org

Shirley’s Place provides daytime shelter, clothing and personal items to families in need - 365 days a year. For more information about Capitol Hill Group Ministry, see Social Services below.

STRIVE DC helps chronically unemployed people in the Washington, DC area transform their lives through employment. Besides jobreadiness training, their program “Career Gear” provides professional clothing to men seeking work.

820 Sixth St. NE 202-546-8011, www.calvarydc.net

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Part of the Capitol Hill Group Ministries, the Calvary Episcopal Church serves a full breakfast to needy visitors on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month beginning at 7 a.m. They also run a clothing/non-perishable food room, open on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Capitol Hill Community Foundation

Christ Episcopal Church Outreach

419 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-1845 capitolhillcommunityfoundation.org

620 G St. SE 202-547-9300, washingtonparish.org

The Capitol Hill Community Foundation is an all-volunteer organization that provides financial grants and other support to the nonprofit organizations and neighborhood groups that work to strengthen the Capitol Hill community. One hundred percent of every contribution is returned to the community. Foundation programs are funded entirely by contributions from businesses, residents and other friends of the Capitol Hill community. Foundation initiatives include: the School Libraries Project, the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project (www.capitolhillhistory.org), the annual Capitol Hill Community Achievement Awards, and the annual Robert L. Herrema Awards. See ad on page 201

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Christ Church offers a variety of outreach programs to help families and individuals of Capitol Hill, like providing brown bag lunches for those in need at Seward Square and assisting with the Church of the Brethren Nutrition Program to provide more than 100 hot lunches a day. The church also works with other churches to support food bank programs for needy families in the Capitol Hill area. Christ Church supplies offices for the Capitol Hill Group Ministry social workers. Church of the Brethren Soup Kitchen 337 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-547-5924 mysite.verizon.net/washcity1

The Brethren nutrition program, commonly called the Soup Kitchen,


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serves free hot meals for about 150 people on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers also provide legal services every other Monday, from 12:15 to 1:20 p.m. on a drop-in basis, and pastoral counseling upon request. Volunteers can refer clients to social services such as emergency shelters and substance abuse programs, and the church can serve as the mailing address for the homeless.

HEALTH CARE

Food Pantry, Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center

212 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-4200, reformationdc.org

The Food Pantry distributes groceries to Capitol Hill families in need. A voucher from the DC government or other social service agency attesting to need must be presented. Donations of food, hours, or money are appreciated. Lincoln Park United Methodist Church 1301 North Carolina Ave. NE 202-543-1318, www.lpumcdc.org

The church serves free sandwiches to needy individuals every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and operates a food bank year round. They also run a veteran’s resource center—where homeless veterans can get free career clothes, computer training, and resume writing assistance. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 118 Third St. SE 202-543-0053. www.stmarks.net

Every second Sunday at 5 p.m., St. Mark’s helps the Church of the Brethren prepare meals. Contact program liaison Jack Richards at 703751-1456 for more information.

Capitol Breast Care Center 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 230 202-784-2700 www.capitalbreastcare.org

The CBCC provides comprehensive culturally-appropriate breast cancer screening services to women of the DC metropolitan area, regardless of the ability to pay, through clinical services, education and research. 713 Maryland Ave. NE 202-546-1018 www.capitolhillpregnancycenter.org

The center provides free pregnancy tests and information on parenting, adoption, abortion and birth control with medical needs referrals. The center also offers prenatal and parenting classes, holds parenting support meetings, and provides maternity clothes, baby clothes and equipment to those who need them. Donations of new or gently used infant and child items are always appreciated.

LEGAL & TAX SERVICES Capitol Hill Group Ministry 1500 D SE 202-544-5605 www.capitolhillgroupministry.org

Michael Ambrose and the Capitol Hill Group Ministries offer a free tax clinic for low-income DC residents during tax season. The clinic is open on Thursday nights through April 15th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers there can help residents who make under $58,000 a year with their federal and DC returns.

LIBRARIES Friends of the Northeast Branch of the DC Public Library 330 Seventh St. NE 202-698-3320

Metro TeenAIDS 651 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-543-8246, metroteenaids.org

Friends of the Southeast Branch of the DC Library

Metro TeenAIDS runs a diverse set of outreach, education, advocacy and community-level programs aimed at helping young people at risk of HIV infection and supporting those who are already affected by HIV/AIDS. The group focuses on the prevention, education, and treatment needs of young people.

403 Seventh St. SE 202-698-3377

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Salvation Army Grate Patrol Solomon Brown Corps Community Center

Manna Inc.

2300 Martin Luther King Ave. SE 202-678-9770

Manna Inc. helps low- and moderate-income families realize the dream of homeownership. Manna’s strategy focuses on: renovating or building affordable homes; educating first-time homebuyers for the process of home

The center operates a lunch program open to anyone, Mon-Fri (not during July or Aug.) between noon and 1 p.m.

purchase and for success as homeowners; and training first-time homeowners and their neighbors throughout the city to become community leaders.

828 Evarts St. NE 202-832-1845, www.mannadc.org

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Friends of the Southwest Branch of the DC Library 900 Wesley Place SW 202-724-4752, www.dclibrary.org

The volunteer friends groups organize fundraising efforts, such as book sales, to help the library raise money for computers, carpeting, books etc. Book donations may be brought to the library. Call in advance.

LITERACY Push Literacy Action Now Inc. 1528 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 202-547-8903

PLAN offers small-group adult literacy classes (reading, writing, com-


puters, math), one-on-one tutoring and several family literacy projects. PLAN also provides job readiness training seminars. Volunteers needed for newsletter and office help.

NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS Barney Circle Park Neighborhood Association 527 Kentucky Ave. SE 202-543-9027

The organization’s focus is combating crime in the area surrounding Barney Circle. Barney Circle was the spot where the Pennsylvania Avenue trolleys turned around, until the service ended in the 1960s. Today it is a thriving neighborhood, bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue SE on the south side, Potomac Avenue on the north, 17th Street SE on the east, and 15th Street on the west. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Liberty Baptist Church. Friends of Garfield Park 148 F St. SE 202-543-1646 www.garfieldparkwashingtondc.org

The group’s mission is to foster improvement and maintenance of Garfield Park (between First, Third and F streets, South Carolina Avenue, and the Southeast Freeway). Friends of the National Arboretum 3501 New York Ave. NE 202-544-8733, www.fona.org

FONA is an independent, nonprofit organization established to enhance – through public and private resources – support for the US National Arboretum. Programs include the youth garden, annual garden fair, clambakes and other socials, and an annual 5K race to benefit the youth garden program. Kingman Park Civic Association Frazer Walton Jr. 1913 D St. NE, 202-584-7572

ket Metro Community Association (EMMCA) is to promote the civic interests and enhance the quality of life of residents of the District of Columbia, especially within the neighborhood surrounding the Eastern Market Metro. This includes preserving the historic, architectural and aesthetic value of property and objects within the Eastern Market Metro neighborhood and presenting to government, public, private, and other organizations, the views of EMMCA’s Membership. See ad on page 201

Near Northeast Citizens Against Crime & Drugs

Stanton Park Neighborhood Association PO Box 75085 Washington, DC 20013, stantonpark.org

SPNA is a nonprofit association that represents a 50-block area of Capitol Hill adjacent to Stanton Park. The boundaries are from Second to 10th streets NE, and from East Capitol to H streets NE. SPNA has been in existence for over 25 years.

Meet at JO Wilson Elementary School 660 K St. NE

This group meets regularly to discuss public safety and illegal drug activities in the Near Northeast neighborhoods of Capitol Hill. North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (NLPNA) 14th and C St. NE 202-543-3512, Chair: Elizabeth Nelson elizabeth_knits@yahoo.com (NLPNA in subject line)

The NLPNA sponsors many services involving the area to the east and north of Lincoln Park, such as youth activities, neighborhood beautification projects and community-building activities. NLPNA meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (except Jan, Jul) at Lane Memorial Church. Sign up for the monthly newsletter, The Buzz — a publication that informs residents of important happenings in the neighborhood. The Buzz is also available on the publications page of the ANC 6A website, www.anc6a.org. Potomac Gardens Public Housing Residents Association 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 6:30-7:30pm 1229 G St. SE, (202) 724-8619

The association meets monthly to share information and discuss items of mutual interest, related to the Potomac Gardens Public Housing facility.

Call for meeting dates and locations. Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Eastern Market Metro Community Association

401 M Street SW 202-554-8560, www.swdc.org

www.emmcablog.org

The assembly meets monthly to discuss issues for residents, businesses and

The purpose of the Eastern Mar-

government agencies. Check the website for meeting location and more information about the neighborhoods in Southwest DC.

PRESERVATION, RESTORATION & DEVELOPMENT Capitol Hill Restoration Society 420 10th St. SE Mailing Address PO Box 15264 Washington, DC 20003 202-543-0425 , www.chrs.org

The Society’s supports the improvement and preservation of Capitol Hill as a model urban residential area. CHRS encourages and provides guidance on the preservation of historic sites and buildings on the Hill and conveys the views of its nearly 1,000 members to governments and other organizations on issues affecting the Capitol Hill community. CHRS sponsors the annual Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour on Mother’s Day; convenes several forums annually on key community issues such as education, crime, transportation, development, zoning and the environment; and conducts “Preservation Café” workshops that provide practical advice on timely topics in home restoration and repair. CHRS also publishes a monthly newsletter for members, and technical bulletins covering key aspects of home restoration in the Capitol Hill Historic District, such as getting permits, repointing brick, painting, restoring and replacing windows and doors, and working with cast iron. See ad on page 199

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Congressional Cemetery Association

Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project

1801 E St. SE 202-543-0539, congressionalcemetery.org

Contact: Jim & Bernadette McMahon 19 Seventh St. NE 202-543-4544, capitolhillhistory.org

This is the association for the preservation, operation and enhancement of the oldest national cemetery in the United States. Established in 1807, the cemetery was the preeminent final resting place for Washington high society. The 185 cenotaphs memorialize senators and congressmen who died in office, many of whom were Revolutionary War veterans. Congressional Cemetery is also the home of the Ward 6 September 11th Memorial Grove, an alley of over 160 trees. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk every day. The grounds are used by many Hill residents to walk their dogs – all dog walkers are required to be dues-paying members of the association. Every Nov. 6, the Marine Corps Band plays a medley of John Philip Sousa marches in tribute to the band’s most famous leader. Friends of the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE oldnavalhospital@verizon.net www.oldnavalhospital.org

An organized group of volunteers committed to preserving and renovating the Old Naval Hospital, a unique architectural and historic treasure that is a major element of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Old Naval Hospital Foundation 419 East Capitol St. SE 202-549-4172 www.oldnavalhospitalfoundation.org

The Old Naval Hospital Foundation is a broad coalition of Capitol Hill neighbors committed to seeing this landmark property fully restored and kept in community use as the new Hill Center. The Hill Center will be an exciting new facility for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and community life, a vibrant campus and gathering place. See ad on page 203

This oral history project, dedicated to the memory of longtime Capitol Hill resident Ruth Ann Overbeck, seeks to capture the collective memory of Capitol Hill residents about their neighborhood. Recommend a neighbor or yourself as a subject of the project. They have volunteer opportunities for recording oral histories, transcribing histories, and other activities.

SENIOR CITIZENS Capitol Hill Village 422 7th St. SE Mailing Address: Box 15126 Washington, DC, 20003 202-543-1778 www.capitolhillvillage.org

Capitol Hill Village is a nonprofit created to provide support for residents of the Capitol Hill community who wish to stay in their homes as they grow older. It was founded by a group of Capitol Hill residents who would like to stay on the Hill as long as possible as they age. Members can arrange assistance or participate in a variety of activities. A listing of monthly activities is published in the Hill Rag calendar. Individuals and households of all ages are encouraged to join. Members must reside on Capitol Hill (West: North and South Capitol Streets; East: 19th Street; South: M Street; North: H Street). See ad on page 203

SOCIAL SERVICES Capitol Hill Group Ministry 1210 I Street, SE #11 202-548-4012 www.capitolhillgroupministry.org

Supported by a coalition of Capitol Hill faith communities, the Cap-

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itol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) has provided essential services for those in need in the community for nearly 40 years. Tax deductible contributions as well as in-kind donations of school supplies, toiletries, Safeway food cards and gently used furniture and linens requested. The following programs are administered by CHGM: Social Service Office Emergency Assistance Program; Family Shelter Program/ Day Hospitality Center at 1338 G St. SE; Family Resource Center at 1210 I Street, SE #12; and Mission Possible, an after-school program for children ages 4 - 12 living in Potomac Gardens offering educational and cultural enrichment and family support. Christ Episcopal Church Outreach 620 G St. SE 202-547-9300 www.washingtonparish.org

Christ Church offers a variety of outreach programs to help families and individuals of Capitol Hill, like providing brown bag lunches for those in need at Seward Square and chopping veggies to help the Church of the Brethren Nutrition Program provide more than 100 hot lunches a day. The church also works with other churches to support food bank programs for needy families in the Capitol Hill area. Christ Church supplies offices for the Capitol Hill Group Ministry social workers.

VETERAN’S ISSUES American Legion, Nash Post 8 224 D St. SE 202-543-9163 www.legiondc8.org

This local post of the American Legion supports veterans and organizes community service projects. Meeting times vary, so please call for information. ★


SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY Christ Church in spring. Photo: Andrew Lightman

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Christ United Methodist

Separation Church 1301 K St. NW 202-466-3234, www.au.org

900 Fourth St. SW 202-554-9117, www.cumcdc.org

Church of God of Prophecy Archdiocese of Washington PO Box 29260 Washington, DC 20017 301-853-4500, www.adw.org

Brown Memorial AME Church 130 14th St. NE 202-543-0473 www.brownmemorialame.org

1400 E St. NE 202-396-1068, www.cogop.org

522 Seventh St. SE 202-547-8793

909 11th St. SE 202-544-1009

Dignity Washington

Capital City Church Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE 202-234-3716, capcitychurch.com

Capitol Hill Baptist Church 525 A St. NE 202-543-6111, capitolhillbaptist.org

Capitol Hill Presbyterian 201 Fourth St., SE 202-547-8676 www.capitolhillpreschurch.org See ad on page 209

Capitol Hill Seventh Day

721 Eighth St. SE 202-546-2235 www.dignitywashington.org

Douglas Memorial United Methodist 800 11th St. NE 202-397-1562

801 North Carolina Ave. SE 202-544-9599 christourshepherd.org

609 Maryland Ave. NE 202-388-8155, imanitempleaacc.com

Islamic Center 2551 Massachusetts Ave. NW 202-332-8343, theislamiccenter.com

Kingdom of Zion Baptist Church

Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church

Lane Memorial CME Church

300 A St. NE 202-547-1616 churches.net/userpages/FaithTabernacle.html

Galatians Baptist Church

Christ Our Shepherd

Imani Temple on Capitol Hill

400 D St. SE 202-544-1415 www.gbgm-umc.org/ebzumc

Capitol Hill United Methodist

620 G St. SE 202-547-9300 www.washingtonparish.org See ad on page 209

1244 Florida Ave. NE 202-396-2121

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Friendly Memorial Baptist Church

Christ Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill

439 12th St. SE 202-547-8365, htconline.org

Holy Trinity Missionary Church

Adventist 914 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-543-1344, www.chcsda.org

421 Seward Square SE 202-546-1000, www.chumc.net

920 11th St. NE 202-397-2525 www.parishes.org/holyname.html

Holy Temple Church of Christ Churches for Middle East Peace

Calvary Christian Church

820 Sixth St. NE 202-546-8011

1357 East Capitol St. SE 202-546-1885 www.holycomforterstcypriandc.parishesonline.com

Holy Name Catholic Church Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

110 Maryland Ave. NE #311 202-543-1222, www.cmep.org

Calvary Episcopal Church

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Catholic Church

404 13th St. NE 202-546-7769

806 F St. NE 202-546-5514

Greater People Union Baptist Church 1111 South Carolina Ave. SE 202-547-1300

Hill Havurah www.hillhavurah.org See ad on page 209

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1313 Maryland Ave. NE 202-397-1311

1423 C St. NE 202-547-0407

Liberty Baptist Church 527 Kentucky Ave. SE 202-543-7894, libertybaptistofdc.org

Lincoln Park United Methodist 1301 North Carolina Ave. NE 202-543-1318 www.gbgm-umc.org/lincolnparkumc/

Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-4200, reformationdc.org

Mennonite Church Washington Community Fellowship 907 Maryland Ave. NE 202-543-1926, www.wcfchurch.org

Mt. Joy Baptist Church 514 Fourth St. SE 202-547-1800


Christ Church + Washington Parish Join Us for Worship, Fellowship, Outreach and Education

620 G Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 202-547-9300 Visit our website: www.washingtonparish.org and Facebook @ Christ Church on Capitol Hill Holy Eucharist: Sunday: 8:15 and 11:00 am Wednesday: 7:30 am Adult Education 9:45 am on Sundays Childcare and Sunday School offered at both Sunday services

Come as you are and join a welcoming community of faith and spiritual growth

Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. (10:00am Memorial Day Sunday through Labor Day) Free Child Care, Elevator to Sanctuary

Church School: 9:45 a.m. Classes for ages 3-18 and Programs for “20s and 30s” (check website for more details) No Church School Memorial Day Sunday through Labor Day

Hill Havurah An independent Jewish Community

201 4th Street, SE (at Fourth and Independence Ave SE) Washington, DC 20003 • 202-547-8676

www.capitolhillpreschurch.org Infant-Friendly Family Room Overlooking Sanctuary

Holding services, celebrating holidays, and providing Jewish education throughout the year on Capitol Hill. www.hillhavurah.org PO Box 15822 Washington, DC 20003

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Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

Purity Baptist Church

St. Vincent de Paul (Catholic)

1636 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-5588 www.mountmoriahchurch.org

1325 Maryland Ave. NE 202-397-4333

14 M St. SE 202-488-1354 www.parishes.org/vincentdepaul.html

Riverside Baptist Church Mt. Olive Baptist Church

680 I St. SW 202-554-4330 www.riverside-dc.org

Spirit of the Lord Baptist Church

1140 Sixth St. NE 202-544-6677, mtobc1140.org

Mt. Zion Commandment Ministry

Sixth and I Street

Temple Micah

1222 Maryland Ave. NE 202-399-8110

Historic Synagogue 600 I St., NW 202-408-3100, www.sixthandi.org

2829 Wisconsin Ave. NW 202-342-9175 www.templemicah.org

St. Augustine Episcopal Church

Temple Rock of Ages Assembly

600 M St. SW 202-554-3222, staugustinesdc.org

1300 Eye St. NE 202-397-1300

St. Benedict the Moor Church

Tried Stone Church of Christ

320 21st St. NE 202-397-3895 stbenedictofdc.org

417 Ninth St. SE 202-544-3471

2385 Rhode Island Avenue NE 202-544-1927

National Community Church 205 F St. NE 202-544-0414, theaterchurch.com

New Hope Freewill Baptist Church 754 11th St. SE 202-547-2661

New Morning Star Baptist Church 5016 Sheriff Road NE 202-396-6672 www.newmorningstarbaptist.org

United House of Prayer St. Dominic Catholic Church 630 E St. SW 202-554-7863, st-dominic-church.org

New Samaritan Baptist Church 1105 Florida Ave. NE 202-397-1870, newsamaritan.org

1314 H St. NE 202-398-8319

Unity of Washington DC St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 313 Second St. NE 202-547-1223, www.st-josephs.org

1225 R Street NW 202-543-1414 www.unitywdc.org

Newborn Pentecostal Church 1222 H St. NE 202-397-7797

Northeast Holy Trinity Church 709 Fourth St. NE 202-547-8252 www.neholytrinitychurch.org

The People’s Church 535 Eighth St. SE 202-547-7207, thepeopleschurchdc.org

People’s Community Church 653 11th St. NE 202-543-2236

Pilgrim AME Outreach Church 612 17th St. NE 202-396-1987

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 118 Third St. SE 202-543-0053, www.stmarks.net See ad on page 209

St. Matthew’s Baptist Church 1105 New Jersey Ave. SE 202-488-7298 www.stmatthewsbaptist.com

St. Monica and St. James’ Episcopal Church 222 Eighth St. NE 202-546-1746 www.sjec.org

St. Paul’s Christian Community Church 414 Tennessee Ave. NE 202-544-6559

Pilgrim Baptist Church 700 “Eye” St. NE 202-547-8850, pilgrimbaptistdc.org

Pleasant Lane Baptist Church 501 E St. SE 202-547-8969

St. Peter’s Catholic Church 313 Second St. SE 202-547-1430 www.saintpetersdc.org See ad on page 209

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Washington Community Fellowship 907 Maryland Ave. NE 202-543-1926, www.wcfchurch.org

The Washington DC Buddhist Vihara 5017 16th St. NW 202-723-0773, buddhistvihara.com

Way of the Cross Church of Christ 819 D St. NE 202-543-0500, wotccministries.com

Westminster United Presbyterian Church 400 I St. SW 202-484-7700, westminsterdc.org

William Penn House Friends Worship Group 515 East Capitol St. NE 202-543-5560 williampennhouse.org


CITY LIVING The Market Lunch and Blue Iris Florist at Eastern Market. Photo: Melissa Ashabranner

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The Yards Park. Photo by Melisaa Ashabranner

Living on Capitol Hill Tips on accessing government services, living in the Capitol Hill Historic District and participating in the community. 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

ANCs and the DC Government: What, Who, How, and Why? What to know about your car: Registration, inspection, towing, abandoned vehicles, and parking permits (residential and visitor) Block parties Capitol Hill Historic District: Map, Historic Preservation Eastern Market Landlords and Tenants Libraries Parks – Friends groups and park responsibility Trash and Recycling

Accessing government Services and Information

T

he DC Government now provides a centralized starting point for all questions relating to government processes and services. The Mayor’s Call Center has trained operators to direct your request to the appropriate city agency or staff member. The service also includes a computerized service request referral system that allows operators to record your problem and track its progress, meaning fewer calls for you.

INTERNET ACCESS TO INFORMATION & FORMS You can access many government forms and services online, such as obtaining a dog license and reregistering your vehicle. You can even issue a service request through the mayor’s help center. Take a minute and check out www.dc.gov for more information.

1. ANC’S AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE DC GOVERNMENT The District of Columbia is technically neither a city nor a state, but a Federal District, created by the Congress. The District is not a protectorate, such as Puerto Rico or Guam, but an

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ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 6A Chair, David Holmes, 251-7079 area of land donated to the Federal Government by Virginia and Maryland as an area to house the national government without control by any state in the union. This arrangement creates unusual governmental challenges for the people who live in DC. Frequently, the government must provide services at a city, county and state level for the population within its borders. And the debate continues about the most efficient and the most just way to govern that population. The 23rd Amendment to the US Constitution gave DC residents the right to vote in presidential elections. The November 1964 election was the first time DC residents sent representatives to the Electoral College to vote for president and vice president. Then, in 1970, Congress granted the District a non-voting delegate to the US House of Representatives. In the late 1980s, the Democrat-controlled Congress granted the Representative the right to vote in the Committee of the Whole, but this was rescinded by the Republican-controlled Congress in 1994. In 1973, Congress granted the District limited home rule. The US Congress retained control of DC’s budget and some other responsibilities, while granting much local control to an elected mayor and city council. In addition, the city government includes 37 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs), providing advice on specific neighborhood concerns, and a school board that, for now, oversees the operation of the public schools. The government bureaucracy includes

a number of divisions, such as the Department of Public Works, the Department of Human Services, Department of Parks and Recreation, etc. These agencies work directly with citizens to provide the services outlined in this directory.

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONS (ANCS) An ANC is a non-partisan, community organization funded by the DC government as a public forum — to keep citizens informed of government plans and programs and to give them a chance to respond and comment on those plans. ANCs were created in 1976 when home rule was granted by Congress. The ANCs, along with community organizations, work to solve neighborhood problems, advise the mayor and DC government on community issues, and monitor residential complaints about DC government services. At ANC meetings, reports are made and government and ANC proposals are debated. Final recommendations and resolutions are voted on by the commissioners. Each meeting includes a “Community Forum” session where residents discuss problems and frustrations in coping with the city government and make recommendations and requests for ANC action. ANCs are advisory and have no direct authority over government operations. However, the government is required to give each ANC a 30-day notice on any proposed action

Serving the Kingman Park, Linden, Near Northeast, North Lincoln Park, Rosedale, and Stanton Park communities

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ANC 6A meets the second Thursday of each month, 7 pm, at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th Street, NE.

www.anc6a.org Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee

Economic Development & Zoning Committee

Third Tuesday, 7 pm Sherwood Recreation Center Corner of 10th & G Streets, NE Chair, Adam Healy, 556-0215

Third Wednesday, 7 pm Sherwood Recreation Center Corner of 10th & G Streets, NE Chair, Drew Ronneberg, 431-4305

Transportation & Public Space Committee

Community Outreach Committee

Third Monday, 7 pm Capitol Hill Towers 900 G Street, NE Chair, Omar Mahmud, 546-1520

Third Monday, 7:30 pm Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Annex 1235 C Street, NE Chair, Elizabeth Nelson, 543-3512

6A-01 Adam Healy, 556-0215

6A-05 Sharee Lawler, 714-8422

6A-02 Drew Ronneberg, 431-4305

6A-06 Andrew Hysell, 812-3054

6A-03 David Holmes, 251-7079

6A-07 Gladys Mack, 240-432-3494

6A-04 Nicholas Alberti, 543-3512

6A-08 Lia Veenendaal-Selck, 917-859-7969

Check website for current contact information and meeting dates

Attend a meeting! Volunteer for a committee! It’s your ANC!

Monthly Meeting: 2nd Tuesday Planning and Zoning Meeting: First Tuesday ABC Committee Meeting: The Following Thursday All meetings held at 7pm: No meeting in August www.ANC6B.org or 202-543-3344 To volunteer please contact your Commissioner or email Office@anc6b.org

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6C P.O. Box 77876 • Washington, D.C. 20013-7787 www.anc6c.org Call (202) 547-7168 for meeting time and location. ANC 6C generally meets the second Wednesday of each month.

ANC 6C Commissioners: ANC 6C01 Keith Silver 6C-01@anc.dc.org ANC 6C02 Mark Dixon (202) 438-2228 mdixon402@hotmail.com ANC 6C03 VACANT

ANC 6C04 Anne Phelps (202) 607-7826 anne.phelps@gmail.com ANC 6C05 M. Tony Richardson (202) 997-6662 tonyrichardson08@gmail.com ANC 6C06 Tom Hamilton (202) 544-4475 tom_hamilton@verizon.net

ANC 6C07 Bill Crews anc6c07@aol.com ANC 6C08 Karen Wirt (202) 547-7168 6c08@anc.dc.gov ANC 6C09 Kevin Wilsey (202) 669-5184 kwilsey@thelansburgh.com

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The weekend Farmer’s Market at Eastern Market. Photo: Andrew Lightman

that affects the neighborhood; and the government gives great weight to ANC recommendations.

6A02 Drew Ronneberg 646 11th St. NE, 202-431-4305 ronneberg6a02@gmail.com

Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (OANC)

6A03 David Holmes 919 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-251-7079 P.O. Box 15053 (mailing) holmes6a3@gmail.com

1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Room 8 202-727-9945 anc.dc.gov

The OANC provides technical support to the 37 ANCs.

ANC 6A PO Box 75115 Washington, DC 20013 ANC6A@gallaudet.edu www.anc6a.org

ANC 6A meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St. NE. 202-397-3960

Commissioners: 6A01 Adam Healy 812 11th St. NE, 202-556-0215 healyanc6a01@gmail.com

6A04 Nicholas Alberti 1330 North Carolina Ave. NE 202-543-3512 alberti6a04@yahoo.com 6A05 Sharee Lawler 1240 C St. NE, 202-714-8422 lawlerANC6a05@gmail.com 6A06 Andrew Hysell 1364 Emerald St. NE, 203-570-7560 ahysellANC6a06@hotmail.com 6A07 Gladys Mack 703 18th St. NE, 202-398-3329 gmack01@juno.com 6A08 Lia Veenendaaal-Selck 222 17th Place NE, 917-859-7969 lia.veenendaal@gmail.com

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ANC 6B 703 D St. SE 202-543-3344 www.anc6b.org

ANC 6B meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Commissioners: 6B01 David Garrison 8 Fourth St. SE, 202-543-3591 David6b01@anc6b.org 6B02 Ivan Frishberg 620 D St. SE, 202-543-9725 Ivan6b02@anc6b.org 6B03 Norman Metzger 638 G St. SE, 202-544-9460 Norman6B03@anc6b.org 6B04 Kirsten Oldenburg 423 12th St. SE, 202-546-8542 Kirsten6b04@anc6b.org 6B05 Brian Pate 111 13th St. SE, 202-546-1792 BrianP6b05@anc6b.org 6B06 Jared Critchfield 1505 K St. SE, 202-525-9350


Jared6b06@anc6b.org

6C07@anc.dc.gov

6B07 Carol J. Green 1343 Ives Place SE, 202-546-2051 Carol6b07@anc6b.org

6C08 Karen Wirt 234 E St. NE 202-547-7168

6B08 Neil Glick 1515 Massachusetts Ave. SE 202-547-1551, Neil6B08@anc6b.org

6C09 Kevin Wilsey 202-669-5184 6C09@anc.dc.gov

6B09 Brian Flahaven 1628 Potomac Ave. SE, 202-6589447 BrianF6b09@anc6b.org 6B10 Francis Campbell 1805 Burke St. SE, 202-543-2528 Francis6b10@anc6b.org 6B11 vacant

ANC 6C PO Box 77876 Washington, DC 20013 202-547-7168, www.anc6c.org groups.yahoo.com/group/anc6c

ANC 6C meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE. Commissioners: 6C01 Keith Silver 901 New Jersey Ave. NW 202-239-5034 6C01@anc.dc.gov 6C02 Mark Dixon 80 New York Ave. NW #402, 202-438-2228 6C02@anc.dc.gov 6C03 Vacant 6C04 Anne Phelps 1150 Fifth St. NE, 202-607-7826 6C04@anc.dc.gov http://groups.google.com/group/anc6c04 6C05 Tony Richardson 921 Second St. NE 6C05@anc.dc.gov 6C06 Tom Hamilton 415 Sixth St. NE 202-544-4475 6C06@anc.dc.gov 6C07 Bill Crews

ANC 6D Mailing address: PO Box 71156 Washington, DC 20024 Office: 1101 4th St. SW 202-554-1795, www.anc6d.org office@anc6d.org

ANC 6D meets on the second Monday of each month (except August and on the third Monday in October) at 7 p.m. Check the website for meeting locations. Commissioners: 6D01 Bob Craycraft 607 6th Place, SW 202-488-3866, bob6d01@anc6d.org 6D02 Cara Shockley 201 Eye St. SW 202-525-9114, cara6d02@anc6d.org 6D03 Ron McBee 827 Third St. SW 202-215-0070, ron6d03@anc6d.org 6D04 Andy Litsky 423 N St. SW, 202-554-8070 andy6d04@anc6d.org 6D05 Roger Moffatt 1301 Delaware Ave. SW, #717 202-488-0288, roger6d05@anc6d.org 6D06 Rhonda Hamilton 44 O St. SW, 202-479-9190 rhonda6d05@anc6d.org 6D07 David Garber 1101 1st St. SE, #716 202-704-0471, david6d07@anc6d.org

2. WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR: Registration, inspection, towed cars, parking permits (residential, visitor) Automobile Inspection Department of Motor Vehicles 1001 Half St. SW Tue.-Sat., 7 a.m.–3 p.m. 202-737-4404 www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/ inspections.shtm

Before first time registration or re-registration, DC automobiles must pass a safety and emissions inspection. Private, not-for-hire vehicles require inspection every two years; commercial vehicles, every year; and vehicles for hire, every six months. The inspection fee — $35 for two years — is paid at time of registration, not at time of inspection. Vehicles smoking excessively will not be inspected. Appointments are not required, but can be made online. The best times to visit the station are Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Automobile Registration Department of Motor Vehicles Southwest Service Center 95 M St. SW 202-737-4404, www.dmv.dc.gov www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/registration/ registration.shtm

After a car passes inspection, the owner must apply in person for vehicle registration and title. To apply, visit one of the DMV service centers: www. dmv.dc.gov/info/dropbox.shtm. Present the following original documents (the DMV cannot accept photocopies or scanned documents): completed application for automobile title; DC drivers license; proof of ownership; proof of insurance; odometer statement; proof of value (bill of sale or title transfer document); DC inspection report (used cars) or manufacturer’s certificate of origin; leasing agreement (if vehicle is leased); and lien agreement (if there is a loan against the value of the vehicle). If the auto has two names capitalcommunitynews.com • 215


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on the title, both drivers’ licenses must be presented. If you have any questions or uncertainty about the process, call DMV or go online for answers. All fees are payable by credit card (VISA, MC, Discover), check, cash or money order (payable to the DC Treasurer). The fees vary depending on the weight and class of the vehicle. Automobile Registration Renewal www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/registration/renew.shtm

Sixty days before the current vehicle registration expires, the DMV will mail the owner a reminder card, stating the registration is eligible for renewal. Renewals can be made at a DMV service center, through the mail or over the Internet. New registration stickers will be mailed to the owner’s address. Booted Vehicles 311 or 202-737-4404, www.dmv.dc.gov/ serv/booted.shtm

A vehicle with two or more 30-day old, unpaid parking tickets can be booted in the District of Columbia. A boot can be attached at any time if it is parked on public space – even when the vehicle is legally parked. The vehicle may be towed if fees remain unpaid. The boot is released within two hours after the $75 boot fee and all outstanding tickets are paid. Payments can be made online or at the 301 C St. NW Service Center, Mon. through Fri. from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. The DMV accepts cash, money order or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover only). Personal checks are not accepted when paying for booted vehicles. Towed Vehicles 311 or 202-737-4404, www.dmv.dc.gov/ serv/booted.shtm

A vehicle parked in an area that creates a traffic or safety hazard, or booted because of two or more outstanding parking tickets (older than 60 days from the date of issuance), will be towed. Tow fees and outstanding parking tickets must be paid before a towed vehicle can be returned to its owner. The tow fee is $100,

with a storage fee of $20 per day for vehicles not retrieved within 24 hours. To pay fines, visit DC DMV/Adjudication Services at the C Street center, Mon. through Fri., 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also pay ticket and boot fees online. Payments will not be accepted at the impoundment lots. Go to the service window to obtain a tow receipt and a printout of parking tickets, then proceed to the cashier window to pay the tow fees and all outstanding parking tickets. Driver’s Licenses 202-737-4404, dlicense.shtm

www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/

DC residents who are at least 16 years of age can register for a driver’s license. Licensed drivers who move to the District from other jurisdictions have up to 30 days to convert an out-of-state license to a DC license. Residents under the age of 21 are required to participate in the Graduated Licensing Program. For information about this program, call the DMV, or visit the website. Resident Parking Permits (Capitol Hill specific) 311, www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/parking.shtm

The residential parking permit program is designed to free-up parking for city residents by stopping all-day commuter parking on residential streets. Residents of participating blocks and their visitors are eligible for permits that exempt them from the two-hour parking limitation effective Mon. through Fri. No vehicle may park longer than two hours without a permit. To get an RPP sticker, request an application by mail, or visit the DMV office. Permits are $15 for one year. Applicants without DC vehicle registration must also provide a valid reciprocity permit, proof of residency such as a notarized lease or utility bill. If the vehicle is not owned by the applicant — such as a leased vehicle or company car — then additional documentation, including a letter from the owner granting permission of use, will be required. Commercial vehicles

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are not eligible for a permit. The hours of enforcement for Residential Parking Permits are generally Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Residents of individual blocks can request different enforcement hours by petitioning the Department of Transportation. The process involves getting 51 percent of residents on a block to sign a petition (one adult’s signature per household), and the ANC must approve. Residents who live on metered streets are exempt from meter fees except along commercial corridors such as Barracks Row. In the neighborhoods south of Pennsylvania Avenue between Ninth Street SE and Ninth Street SW and north of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, metered parking is more expensive when the demand is higher, i.e., the four hours surrounding a stadium event. In this same zone, some areas have red and white signs along one side of the street where only residents and their visitors can park, while the opposite side of the street allows the standard two-hour parking for non-residents as indicated by the green and white signs. Parking Permits, Visitors Local Police Substation 500 E St. SE 202-698-0068 www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/parking.shtm

Residents should obtain a temporary parking permit for visitors from the First District police substation. These free permits are good for up to 15 days and are renewable once. Residents can also obtain a temporary permit for repair or contract workers, so that they may park during the day. A doctor’s notice is required to obtain a permit for visiting nurses. Babysitters and other household employees are considered commuters and are not eligible for temporary permits. Residents who live around the stadium (South of Pennsylvania Avenue, between Ninth Street SE and Ninth Street SW) receive a visitor’s pass in the mail which allows their guests to


park on the street during the residential parking permit enforcement hours, including during stadium events. Parking Tickets Adjudication Services 301 C St. NW 202-737-4404 www.dmv.dc.gov/serv/ticket.shtm

Parking tickets must be addressed within 30 calendar days (including weekends) of the date on the ticket. The day after the date on the ticket counts as day one. DMV provides four payment options: online, by mail, in person, or by phone at 202-289-2230. To pay in person, visit the C Street center any weekday, between 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets can be contested by mail or at a walk-in hearing within 60 calendar days of the ticket’s issuance. Hearings for parking tickets are available on a walk-in basis only, at the C Street center, Mon. through Fri.,

8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fines that are not paid or contested within 30 days will be doubled, the ticket will be considered delinquent and your license will be suspended until you contest or pay the ticket.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

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If you and your neighbors want to have a block party, you must obtain a Neighborhood Block Party Temporary Street Closing Permit by contacting the EMA street closing coordinator. Fifty-one percent of the residents and business owners on the block must sign the application. Fifteen working days are required to process the application. A number of requirements must be satisfied before the EMA will issue a permit. Visit the website for more information and applications.

Street Closing Coordinator 2720 Marin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Second Floor 202-727-6161, www.dcema.dc.gov

Capitol Hill is a legally designated historic district and is protected by laws and regulations designed to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood. The cornerstone of the historic preservation process in the District is the Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act of 1978, usually referred to as DC Law 2-144. This law establishes a procedure for official designation of buildings, structures, districts and sites as historic properties and provides for their protection. It de-

Jewelery at Eastern Market. Photo by Melissa Ahabranner

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Cars buried in the snow after last year’s blizzard. Photo by Melissa Ashabranner

clares that the mayor or mayoral agent will review any permit application for new construction, exterior alteration, demolition or subdivision involving any historic property to ensure the proposed work is compatible. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (www.chrs.org, 202-543-0425) has guidelines on building style, windows and doors. The Historical Society of Washington, DC, located at 801 K St. NW, 202383-1850, opens its reference library Tue. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

and historic districts. The HPRB has created a variety of downloadable brochures with excellent information. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (www. chrs.org) is also a great source of information about the Capitol Hill historic district. For advice on how to research historic period design and preservation methods, contact the National Trust for Historic Preservation at 202-588-6000, or visit www.nationaltrust.org.

5. EASTERN MARKET Historic District & Preservation DC Historic Preservation Office 1100 4th St. SW, Suite E650 202-442-7600 http://planning.dc.gov/DC/Planning/ Historic+Preservation

Seventh Street & North Carolina Avenue SE

The Historic Preservation Review Board maintains the District of Columbia’s Inventory of Historic Sites, a listing of federally designated landmarks

opm.dc.gov 202-741-0940

www.easternmarket-dc.com

The Office of Property Management The city’s Office of Property Management, Department of Real Estate

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Services, supervises the management of Eastern Market and all weekend outdoor vending except for the flea market. The Flea Market at Eastern Market (Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Tom Rall 703-534-7612 www.easternmarket.net History and Operations

Eastern Market, located at 225 Seventh St. SE, between North Carolina Avenue and C Street, is the oldest remaining public market in DC. Throughout the years, the market has become a focal point of community life, particularly on weekends when the outdoor farmer and flea markets and crafts fair draw crowds of shoppers and browsers. A designated historic landmark, Eastern Market is protected against wholesale change or demolition. The South Hall of the market, built in 1873, was planned and


designed by Adolf Cluss, an engineer and renowned architect who designed the Smithsonian Castle. The center and north halls of the market were added to the building in 1908. On April 30th, 2007, a fire devastated the South Hall of the 134-year old building, destroying the interior and the stalls of the 13 merchants, some whose families had been operating in the same location for close to 50 years. The fire spurred a public outpouring of support, urging the city to quickly rebuild the beloved community hub. The Capitol Hill Community Foundation administered over $450,000 — contributed mainly by members of the community — to aid the merchants until the market could be reopened. A temporary East Hall opened in August 2007, allowing the merchants to return. The District reopened the historic Eastern Market at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 26, 2009. The South Hall has returned to its original usage, and the North Hall remains a community arts center. Eastern Market is first and foremost a working retail food market. Outdoors along Seventh Street, a “farmers line” forms on weekends. Here, goods for sale range from flowers and fresh vegetables to pies, homemade jams, kindling wood and apple cider. In December, residents flock to the market for Christmas trees, wreaths and greens. According to city records, the farmers line dates from 1906. Since the 1960s it has taken on a more varied character with the introduction of arts activities. The city’s Office of Property Management is managing the market on a short-term basis until they hire a new market manager. The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) was formed several years ago to advise the city on the selection of a market manager and other market issues. It includes representatives from community organizations such as CHAMPS and the Capitol Hill Restoration Society.

Eastern Market - South Hall Seventh Street & N.Carolina Avenue SE www.easternmarket-dc.org

The South Hall merchants sell a variety of high quality fresh meats, fish and seafood, poultry, cheese and dairy products, produce, baked goods and specialty grocery products. Food merchants are open Tue. to Fri. from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 7a.m-6p.m., and Sun. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

6. LANDLORDS & TENANTS Ensuring safe and decent housing is the responsibility of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The DCRA oversees rental housing standards. The Department of Community Housing and Development oversees rent control administration. Landlords must comply with these regulations, and tenants have recourse for the agency’s assistance when a landlord does not meet that obligation. DC has some of the strongest renters’ rights laws in the nation. Two major laws regulate private residential rental property: the District of Columbia Housing Code and the Rental Housing Act of 1985, as amended. A landlord must: keep the premises structurally sound; provide heat to all units, except those individually controlled, so as to maintain a minimum temperature of 68 degrees from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and a minimum of 65 degrees from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.; provide each unit with a bathroom with toilet and bathing facility; maintain plumbing in safe and good working order; keep halls, stairs and other public spaces clean and safe; and provide running hot water to all units. A tenant must: keep the part of the premises he occupies as clean and sanitary as conditions permit; remove from his unit all rubbish, garbage and water in a clean and safe way; keep plumbing fixtures clean and sanitary; properly use and operate all electrical, gas, plumbing and heating fixtures and appliances; not permit anyone

to deface or destroy the premises. There are many, specific regulations governing rental property conditions, so if you are a landlord or a tenant, visit the DCRA website and click “Residential Inspections” for more information.

If, as a tenant, you have a problem, contact the Office of the Tenant Advocate at 202-442-8359. You can also download the “Tenant Survival Guide” from their website: www.ota.dc.gov.

7. LIBRARIES There are four DC Public libraries here in Ward 6. Call the branch directly for hours, or visit the DC Public Library website at www.dclibrary.org. The local branches are: Northeast Branch 330 Seventh St. NE 202-698-3320

Northwest One Neighborhood Library 155 L St. NW 202-939-5946

Southeast Branch 403 Seventh St. SE 202-698-3377

Southwest Branch 900 Wesley Place SW 202-724-4752

Capitol Hill is also home to the Folger Shakespeare Library (202-5444600, 201 East Capitol St. SE, www. folger.edu), and the Library of Congress (202-707-8000, www.loc.gov). The Folger has special exhibitions, lectures and plays in the Elizabethan Theatre. Use of the reading room is restricted, but permission to use it may be obtained for special research. The Library of Congress is housed in three buildings along First Street SE, between C and East Capitol streets. The library has a variety of events scheduled each month – readings, movies, concerts and exhibits. You must register to access the library’s collection.

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The registration office is in the Madison Building, at Second Street and Independence Avenue SE.

8. PARKS The Capitol Hill neighborhood contains many parks and public green spaces. These spaces are administered by a variety of governmental organizations: Architect of the Capitol 202-228-1793, www.aoc.gov Administers: Providence Park Second & E streets SE

DC Parks and Recreation 202-673-7647, dpr.dc.gov Administers: Garfield Park 200 F St. SE

National Park Service -Capitol Hill US Department of the Interior 202-690-5185 www.nps.gov/cahe Administers:

Folger Park Second & C streets SE

Lincoln Park 11th & East Capitol streets SE

Marion Park Fourth & E streets SE

Seward Square 4th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Stanton Park Fourth & C streets NE

9. TRASH AND RECYCLING 311, dpw.dc.gov Cleaning services are provided through the Department of Public Works. Call the citywide call center to report a problem site that needs to be cleaned, or trash that has been dumped.

Abandoned Vehicles To be considered abandoned, a vehicle must exhibit two of the following characteristics: extensive damage (wrecked, burned); inoperable (no engine, missing tires); rats, vermin or other pests; or lack of valid tags or a valid registration sticker. To report an abandoned vehicle, call the DC Citywide Call Center at 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; or submit an online service request at app.dpw.dc.gov. Include the following information: license plate information (if any); location of the vehicle; length of time observed at same location; and vehicle color, make and model. DPW will investigate within three days – on private and public property; the issue will be resolved within five days on public and 45 days on private property. Alley Cleaning DPW cleans alleys on a rotating basis —in Ward 6 approximately every six weeks — but alleys reported by residents or identified by DPW as dirty receive priority. Residents and business owners must assist by keeping alleys clean; picking up loose trash and litter; controlling weeds by cutting overgrowth; and preventing tree limbs from hanging over the alley. If your alley was missed, you can call the DC Call Center for a special clean-up, or submit a clean-up request over the Internet. Special requests are investigated within three days and resolved within seven to 28 days. Call 311, dpw.dc.gov Holiday Tree Collection The city collects holiday trees (stripped of ornaments and decorations) during the first two weeks of January. Trees must be placed curb side on the Sunday of your collection week. Call 311 to find out when your tree collection will be, or if you still have your tree after the collection period has passed, you can call 311 to place a service request. For more information call 311 or check out dpw.dc.gov.

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Illegal Dumping Illegal dumping encompasses more than just the obvious case of someone depositing an old mattress in an alley at night. When your next-door neighbor places a bag of garbage in the alley or on the front sidewalk after work on Friday, they can be fined. Fines for illegal dumping can be as high as $5,000. The DPW also offers rewards of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an illegal dumper. Call 311 if you have information about illegal dumping. Visit dpw.dc.gov for more information. Leaves The city vacuums leaves from each street twice between November and January. Cleanup is based on the schedule included in a city Leaf Collection Map, distributed to each District household during the fall of each year. Leaves must be raked to the curb by Sunday of the collection week. Rake leaves into a pile in the tree box space. Leaves from the rear of the property must be placed wherever trash and recyclables are collected. Pickup is limited to seven bags per address. Do not pile leaves in the street; do not block gutters or storm drains; and do not park on leaf piles. Contact the DC Call Center if leaves have been missed or a special circumstance requires assistance. The Department of Public Works investigates all complaints within three days and guarantees resolution within two weeks. Call 311, or visit dpw.dc.gov. Rats Rodents are a fact of urban life. If you see rats anywhere around your home, contact the call center immediately for assistance at 202-535-2180. DOH food protection program will initiate enforcement at food establishments if needed. DOH abatement efforts utilize registered products to bait rodents in outdoor burrows on public property. DOH also will bait rodents on private property if residents obtain signed petitions.


To discourage rodents, store garbage in metal or heavy plastic containers with tight lids. Place trash outside shortly before pickup; don’t leave plastic garbage bags out overnight. Remove weeds and debris near buildings and in yards; don’t give rats a place to hide. Store opened food in metal or glass containers with tight lids. Don’t leave extra pet food out; store it in a secure container. Sweep up food remains, litter, and trash inside and outside your home. Inspect your basement and house for cracks and holes; seal them with mortar. Make sure screens are on windows. Don’t provide hiding places for rodents; store materials such as lumber and boxes on a rack with a clean, open area underneath. Get rid of unused materials and junk. Check for burrow entrances in retaining walls, tree stumps, and boxes. If using poison, place it directly in the burrow and covered with dirt and leaves. Do not put poison where children, pets, squirrels and birds can reach it. Call 311 or visit doh.dc.gov. Trash Cans/Recycling Cans The city issues trash and recycling cans to residents in buildings with three units or less. Call the mayor’s call center, place an order, and the city will deliver the cans to your home, free of charge, within a week. Call 311 or visit dpw.dc.gov. Trash Collection DPW provides regularly scheduled trash collection to single-family homes and residential buildings with up to three units. Collections are either once a week (approximately 75 percent of District households, using Supercans) or twice a week (neighborhoods in the center city, approximately 25 percent of District households). Between First and 15th Streets, residents receive pickups on Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays. Residents living between 15th Street and the river are on Supercan routes and are serviced once a week.

Trash cans should be placed at the curb no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before collection if using trash containers with secured lids. Inform DPW of a missed collection or spillage on the day of collection so that a supervisor can inspect and a crew can return to collect material and clean up. Put items for trash pickup on public property flush to the retaining wall if your location has a large number of steps. Pour ammonia or bleach on contents within plastic bags to deter animals from opening these bags before collection. Use heavy duty plastic or metal cans to help control the rat population, and place at the trash collection site no later than 6:30 a.m. on collection day(s). Store trash can(s) or Supercans on your property between collections, rather than in the alley or on the sidewalk. Trash Collection, Bulk The DPW provides bulk collection to District households with three or fewer dwelling units. A maximum of seven items can be picked up at one time; subsequent pickups must be scheduled for additional items. Call 311 to schedule an appointment, and be sure to provide detailed instructions for locating the items. Items include: large appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, ovens, washers and dryers; and furniture such as pianos, sofas, washers and kitchen cabinets, as well as mattresses and box springs. Ask about items not listed when making an appointment for pickup. DPW collects other small items along with the regular household trash when properly prepared for collection: small appliances weighing less than 60 pounds, tree limbs and wood cut into 4 foot lengths and tied in small bundles weighing no more than 60 pounds, and smaller loose materials bagged and placed in a trash container weighing no more than 60 pounds. When putting out refrigerators or other large appliances with doors, remove the doors to prevent a child from becoming trapped inside.

Recycling Recycling is crucial for promoting a cleaner and greener DC. The Department of Public Works provides recycling services for residents of the District of Columbia whose trash is also collected by the department. Residents are issued a recycling container, and recycling pickups are scheduled to coincide with residential trash collections. Residents whose trash is collected by DPW can have their recyclables collected by the DPW contractor. Residents with Supercans who receive once-a-week collection should put recyclables out at the same site and on the same day as their trash is collected. In twice-weekly trash collection neighborhoods, recycling is collected on either the first or second collection day. Visit collectionday.dcgis. dc.gov for your street’s recycling schedule. Recyclables are taken to a materials recycling facility (MRF) where they are separated and prepared for market. To arrange a trip to the MRF, call 202673-6833 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call the mayor’s call center at 311 if you need an additional or replacement cart or bin. Visit DPW’s website for a complete listing of recycling “dos and don’ts.” Here are some tips for recycling: recycle glass, plastic, and metal food and beverage containers; rinse containers; you do not have to remove lids; paper bagging of newspapers is discouraged but permitted for shredded paper; flatten corrugated cardboard and place in bin; place all recyclables – glass, plastic bottles, metal cans and mixed paper in one container; all material must be clean; put trash and recyclables out no later than 6:30 a.m. on collection days and no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before collection. Call 202-645-8245 (the recycling hotline), or visit recycle.dpw.dc.gov. The local blog dcrecycler.blogspot.com is another great resource. ★

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hen Pierre L’Enfant laid out the District of Columbia in a perfect 10-mile square, he predicted that the land east of Jenkin’s Heights — the rural site he selected for the US Capitol — would become the city’s central commercial district. Now known as Capitol Hill, this area never developed as L’Enfant envisioned. Nonetheless, two centuries of transition and transformation, has made it an unusual and thriving community inextricably linked to the evolution of the capital city and the federal government. The US Capitol, built in the late 1790s, faces east toward these historic city blocks. Places such as Friendship Settlement House (619 D St. SE) and the brick and cobblestone alleys (300 block of East Capitol Street) – built for travel by wagon wheel and horses hooves – are evidence of the earliest days on the Hill. But there is so much more amidst these streets: churches where presidents worshiped, historic row houses where deals were cut that helped build the nation, and a hospital (Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE) for soldiers wounded in the Civil War. These are only snapshots of Capitol Hill, where the library on the corner is the Library of Congress and the park down the street is the National Mall. The following list offers a more detailed picture of the Hill’s treasures. All activities included below are free unless otherwise noted.

Planning a Day of Sightseeing The following websites will help you plan a day of viewing the sights and landmarks around Capitol Hill and the greater DC, area: www.washington.org The official tourist DC tourist bureau site. www.champsdc.org Click on the “Capitol Hill Map” tab and find a useful interactive map of Capitol Hill provided by CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s local business association. http://www.frommers.com/destinations/destinationmap. cfm?destID=35 Frommers’ website features an interactive map of many areas of interest in Washington, DC. www.culturaltourismdc.org This site contains a comprehensive listing of cultural events around town, historical points of interest, self-led and guided walking tours, and information about Washington’s historic neighborhoods. www.si.edu Visit the Smithsonian online and learn about its 19 museums, nine research centers and the National Zoo. A calendar of events for the entire Smithsonian is also available.

A Tour De Force PO Box 2782 Washington, DC 20013 703-525-2948 www.atourdeforce.com

Jeanne Fogle, a fourth-generation Washingtonian and certified master tour guide, offers tours by limousine, SUV, van, minibus, coach, or on foot. The tours are custom-designed for any size group and can be half-day, fullday, evening or multi-day tours. DC Ducks Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE 800-213-2474 www.dcducks.com

See the city on the land and water in original WW II DUKW amphibious vehicles. This 90-minute tour winds through the city of Washington, DC, before splashing down into the Potomac River. Tours begin mid-March and run through November – call in advance to check availability. Tourmobile 202-554-5100 www.tourmobile.com

With 40 major sites on and around the National Mall, along Pennsylvania Avenue and in Arlington National Cemetery, visitors can customize a sightseeing tour. Groups or individuals can purchase tickets from the drivers at one of three ticket locations, or in advance through Ticketmaster. Tourmobile allows travelers to exit and re-board the tour at any point. Tourmobile Sightseeing offers a discount for groups of 20 or more.

WALKING TOURS Cultural Tourism 202-661-7581 http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/ things-do-see/trails-tours/neighborhood-heritage-trails

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a number of self-guided “neighborhood heritage trail” tours around DC. On Capitol Hill, there is the “Tour of Duty: Barracks Row Heritage Trail” tour. On the “River Farms to Urban Towers: Southwest Heritage Trail” in Southwest DC, walkers can learn about Washington’s Southwest waterfront. Guild of Professional Tour Guides washingtondctourguides.com

The guild has approximately 325 professional tourist guides licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Visit the site to find information about any number of tours in DC and to hire a tour guide for a private tour. Site Seeing Tours 301-445-2098 www.siteseeingtoursinc.com

Site Seeing Tours specializes in African-American heritage and cultural tours of Washington, DC. The focus is on weaving together 200 years of US history. Washington Walks 202-484-1565 www.washingtonwalks.com

This group offers a number of walking tours each week in different parts of the city: Georgetown, Embassy Row, around the Capitol, around the memorials, U Street and DC’s Haunted Houses. Holiday tours also offered. All tours are $15/ person, free for children 3 and younger. No reservations needed. Most tour routes are wheelchair accessible.

THE SIGHTS Bartholdi Park Independence & Canal St, SW

Across the street from the Botanic Gardens at the base of the Capitol, this beautiful park was created in 1932 and named for Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the historic fountain located at its center, and the creator of the Statue of Liberty. The beds in the Park were geometrically arranged and planted in formal classical style to feature the fountain and to accommodate public gatherings. The plantings have been redesigned during the last decade and are continuously updated to reflect modern trends in American horticulture and new plant introductions. The garden is open dawn until dusk every day. Christ Church 620 G St. SE 202-547-9300 www.washingtonparish.org

Erected in 1807, Christ Church is among the city’s oldest church buildings and the first church actually chartered for the capital city. The parish itself is over 200 years old. Presidents James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams, as well as composer John Philip Sousa, are among those who worshiped at the church. Tours available by appointment. Just down the block, at 636 G St. SE, is Sousa’s home, marked by a plaque. Congressional Cemetery 1801 E St. SE 202-543-0539 congressionalcemetery.org

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The main entrance to Eastern Market at the weekend arts and artifacts market.

yard, established in 1807, covers 30 acres of land and is known for its historic collection of funeral sculptures. There are 19 Senators and 71 Representatives interred at Congressional Cemetery, and monuments to honor 120 other members of congress who died in office. Among the famous laid to rest at the cemetery are John Philip Sousa, J. Edgar Hoover, a Choctaw Indian Chief, and the first victim of a motor vehicle accident in Washington, DC. Grounds are open everyday during daylight hours. Inquire at the gatekeeper’s house for maps and tour appointments.

American specialties and lots more. Open Tue.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market is closed on Mondays. On weekends, Eastern Market’s brick sidewalk becomes an open-air marketplace crowded with vendors selling fruits and vegetables,; homemade jams, condiments and baked goods; art work, jewelry, antiques, plant, flowers, potted herbs and crafts of all kinds. The flea market is open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the farmers’ line is open weekends from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eastern Market

Folger Shakespeare Library

7th Street & North Carolina Ave. SE 202-698-5253 www.easternmarket-dc.com

201 East Capitol St. SE 202-544-4600 www.folger.edu

Eastern Market reopened in June 2009 after being heavily damaged by a fire in April 2007. Shops inside the market offer fresh fish, meats, baked goods, produce, fresh pastas, deli items, Latin

This library holds a unique collection of Shakespearean and Renaissance books, art and artifacts. The Folger houses the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, including a set of precious

First Folios from 1623. Many are on display in the wood-paneled Exhibition Hall which is a reproduction of an Elizabethan great hall. The theater is modeled after the inn-yard stages of Shakespeare’s day and is used for plays, lectures, concerts and poetry readings. The Folger Consort performs music from the medieval through the Baroque eras. Be sure to visit the Elizabethan garden which is planted with herbs and flowers grown in Shakespeare’s time. A celebration is held in April for Shakespeare’s birthday. Library of Congress

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1st Street & Independence Avenue SE 202-707-8000 www.loc.gov

The Library of Congress is both the research arm of the US Congress and the country’s national library. There are three buildings: the Jefferson, the Adams, and the Madison. The Library of Congress is open Mon-Sat. Hours


for various reading rooms and facilities differ but most open at 8:30 a.m. See www.loc.gov/visit/tours for public tour times. More tour information is available at the orientation desks. The gift shop is located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson building, and is open from Mon-Sat, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lincoln Park East Capitol St. between 11th & 13th Streets SE 202-673-2402

Marine Corps Barracks Eighth Street between G and “Eye” Streets SE 202-433-4073 http://www.marines.mil/unit/barracks/pages/welcome.aspx

The Evening Parade, held every Friday evening during the summer, has become a universal symbol of the professionalism, discipline, and Esprit de Corps of the United States Marines. Tickets are free; however, you must reserve them at least three weeks in advance, either online or by phone. Additionally, tours of the Marine Barracks are available on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., at the Main Gate of Marine Barracks Washington. No appointment necessary.

National Postal Museum 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-633-5555 www.postalmuseum.si.edu

This museum unique airmail planes, stage coaches, rare stamps and letters, along with interactive technology for exploring postal history. Admission is free, and group tours can be scheduled by appointment. Navy Art Gallery Washington Navy Yard 805 Kidder Breese St. SE, Bldg 67 202-433-3815 www.history.navy.mil/branches/ nhcorg6.htm

The Navy Art Gallery houses over 15,000 works of art depicting the history of the Navy and the life of sailors. It also features two naval art exhibits a year and manages traveling exhibitions of its holdings. The gallery is closed Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

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This neighborhood favorite has two children’s play areas at the east end, large open spaces for dogs to run, and paths for joggers and walkers. This park was the original zero-mile marker for the United States. (The mile marker was later moved to the Ellipse.) The name of the park comes from the Abraham Lincoln figure in the Emancipation Statue located at the park’s west end. The park’s second

statue — of African-American activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune — is located at the park’s east end. During the Civil War, this area was a campground for Union soldiers, and it also held the Lincoln Hospital.

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Navy Museum

Navy Yard

Newseum

Washington Navy Yard 805 Kidder Breese St. SE, Bldg 76 (202)433-6826 www.history.navy.mil/branches/org81.htm

6th St SE and M St SE 202-433-3377 202-433-8421 (Parking availability) http://www.history.navy.mil/about/ navy_yard.html

555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 888-NEWSEUM (888-639-7386) www.newseum.org

This museum tells the history of the Navy from the Revolutionary War to the present. Exhibits include the fullyrigged top of the USS Constitution, a World War II F4U Corsair, working submarine periscopes, and a real Tomahawk Cruise missile. Parking is available in front of museum. Tour groups and non-military individuals must call in advance for an appointment.

The Destroyer Barry, located at Pier 2, is open for self-guided tours MonSat 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and soldiers are on hand to answer questions and provide additional information. The yard also includes two parks, showcasing ordnance from various periods of history.

This 250,000-square-foot shrine to journalism offers visitors a behind-thescenes look at how and why the news is made, its history, its technology and the important role it plays in our lives. A schedule of events, a visitor’s guide and descriptions of current and permanent exhibits can be found on the website. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $19.99 for adults ages 19 to 64; $17.95 for seniors 65 and older, military and students with valid ID; $12.95 for youth ages 7 to 18; and free for children ages 6 and younger. Sewall-Belmont House & Museum 144 Constitution Ave. NE 202-546-1210 www.sewallbelmont.org

The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum is a showcase of antiques and an extensive collection of art, memorabilia and statuary that tells the story of women’s struggle for suffrage and equal rights. The original structure, dating back to the early 1700s, was burned by the British in 1814 and has since undergone many renovations. The House is temporarily closed to tours, but check the website for its reopening. Tours generally highlight the art, and artifacts in the museum are used to tell the story of the role of Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party in the context of the women’s rights movement as well as the history and preservation of the Sewall-Belmont House. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Limited handicap access. Smithsonian Museums Andrew Lightman

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The famous Smithsonian Institution is composed of 19 museums, nine research centers and the National Zoo. Best of all, there is no admission charge for any Smithsonian museum. Some


museum-sponsored films and events do have small admission fees, but most are free. Visit the website to learn about new exhibits, films, lectures, theatrical performances concerts and special events. International Spy Museum 800 F St. NW 202-393-7798 (202-EYE-SPY-U) www.spymuseum.org

The International Spy Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world. Children and families are invited to partake in workshops that teach disguise-making, spy gadgetry, spy science, and creating concealment devices. Spy Adventure overnights in the museum provide kids with a “behind the scenes” look at the museum and the world of espionage. A self-guided tour designed especially for families, highlights areas of the museum’s exhibitions and collection that are of particular interest to kids. General admission: $18 for adults, $15 for kids ages 5-11; and $17 for seniors ages 65+, military, and the intelligence community. Check website for ticket availability each day. Supreme Court First Street and Maryland Avenue NE 202-479-3211 www.supremecourtus.gov

The building is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. It is closed Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. The Supreme Court offers a variety of educational programs. Exhibits, which are changed periodically, and a theater, where a film on the Supreme Court is shown, are located on the ground floor. Courtroom lectures are held every hour on the half-hour, on days that the Court is not sitting, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. When the court is in session (the first Monday in October through late April) oral arguments can be heard by the public on a first come, first served basis. Oral arguments are conducted Mon.-Wed., starting at

10 a.m. and may go until 3 p.m. with a one-hour recess at noon. The line forms on the front plaza. There is a cafeteria and gift shop. Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE 202-289-1908 www.unionstationdc.com

This train and subway station sets a high standard for transportation hubs, offering places to eat, drink, shop and be entertained in the midst of beauxarts grandeur. There are no guided tours, but signs are posted throughout Union Station to point out historical information. The station is open 24 hours a day. Store and restaurant hours are generally 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. on Sun. United States Botanic Garden 100 Maryland Ave. SW (foot of the US Capitol) 202-225-1116 www.usbg.gov

The conservatory houses nearly 4,000 living specimens, including jungle plants, an orchid house and a new permanent exhibit in the west gallery — “Plants in Culture.” Children and Family Programs are held on occasion. Lectures, workshops and exhibits are held regularly. Check the website for new exhibits. The National Garden opened to the public in October 2006. This new facility, located on three acres west of the conservatory site, is a showcase for unusual, useful and ornamental plants that grow well in the mid-Atlantic region. The Botanical Gardens are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, including all weekends & holidays. Free. US Capitol and US Capitol Visitor Center Entrance is at the East Front of the Capitol at First and East Capitol Streets NE 202-226-8000 www.visitthecapitol.gov

The US Capitol Visitor Center is the main access point to the Capitol

for visitors. More than just an entrance, stretching almost 580,000 square feet on three levels underground, it measures close to three quarters of the size of the Capitol itself. Designed to improve the overall experience of visitors to the Capitol, the new center houses an exhibition hall, two orientation theaters, food service, gift shops and an auditorium. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. to Sat., except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Inauguration Day. Security is strict at the US Capitol, and no bags larger than 14 inches wide, 13 inches high, and 4 inches deep are permitted, so leave your large backpacks at home. Entrance to the center is free and does not require a ticket; however, to visit the Capitol beyond the center, you need to book a tour in advance. Go to visitthecapitol.gov or contact the office of your elected Representative or Senator to do so. Tour schedules fill up quickly, so book in advance. A limited number of same-day passes are available at the tour kiosks on the East and West Fronts of the Capitol or at the information desks on the lower level of the center. Contact your elected official’s office for information about staff-led tours. The galleries of the Senate and House of Representatives are also open to the public whenever either body is in session, but you must obtain a ticket from the office of your elected Representative or Senator. The gallery for the House of Representatives is also open when not in session — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. International visitors may obtain gallery passes at the House and Senate Appointment Desks on the upper level of the center. Band concerts are held on the West steps during the summer months, Mon.-Wed., and Fri., at 8 p.m., June through August. The National Symphony holds concerts on the West lawn of the Capitol on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day. ★ capitalcommunitynews.com • 227


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ublic safety relies heavily on community and citizen involvement. To help facilitate the partnership between the police and the public, the following public safety guide provides information to connect residents with local law enforcement and civic organizations that work to help keep residents safe each night and day. The DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the community’s front line in the battle against crime. The Capitol Hill neighborhoods are located within the MPD’s First District. Each MPD district is subdivided into several Police Service Areas (PSAs), what are considered the foundation of community policing in the District of Columbia. The PSA structure is designed to facilitate and support active and involved partnerships between community residents and the police that serve in their area. Monthly PSA meetings conducted in a local venue provide a forum for residents to bring criminal activity and quality of life issues to MPD’s attention and learn what actions are already in place to prevent and reduce crime in the community. This is face-to-face time that you can dis-

cuss issues of concern and get to know the police officers assigned to patrol within the PSA. It’s also a great place to meet your neighbors. While PSAs function at the neighborhood level, the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) represents the entire police district. The role of a CAC is to advise a district commander on policing and neighborhood issues that impact crime and the quality of life within a community. The First District’s CAC, chaired by Nancy Rosen, meets the first Tuesday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the First District station’s community room 101 M Street, SW. Community residents are encouraged to attend. The DC government and the MPD have an informative website (http://mpdc. dc.gov), which incorporates information and referrals for all of its programs and services, as well as contacts for many related institutions and agencies. When visiting MPD’s website, check out the DC Guide link and click on Citizen’s Atlas. This feature is especially helpful for newer residents, as it provides an excellent list of neighborhood resources, such as local libraries, elected representatives, voting locations, and in-boundary schools.

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Dial 911 for emergencies, life threatening situations, fire or to report a crime in progress. Call 311 for city services, not for police. In addition, consider being an informed and involved partner in local public safety efforts, if you’re not already.

METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT FIRST DISTRICT CONTACTS MPD First District Station 101 M St. SW Front Desk: 202-698-0555 Fax: 202-448-8005 mpdc.dc.gov

Commander – David K. Kamperin 202-299-2037; david.kamperin@dc.gov

First District Listserv: groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-1D

First District Substation 500 E St. SE Front Desk: 202-698-0068 Fax: 202-727-4028

Inspector – Alisa C. Petty 202-698-0068; alisa.petty@dc.gov


District Manager - Ted Zalewski 202-729-2195

Domestic Violence Unit Det. Marcia Mbonisi 202-299-3395 Det. Rosslyn Rushing 202-299-3408

PSA 101 101 West Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., DC Chophouse, 509 Seventh St. NW. Lt. Eddie Fowler, 202-729-2196, eddie. fowler@dc.gov 101 East Meeting: Second Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Golden Rule Plaza, 1100 New Jersey Ave. NW. Lt. James “Bart” Dykes, 202-6980380, james.dykes@dc.gov

PSA 102 Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G streets NE. Lt. Vendette Parker, 202-729-3792; vendette.parker@dc.gov

PSA 103 Meeting: Second Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St. NE. Lt. Renato Caldwell, 202-698-0090, renato.caldwell@dc.gov

PSA 104 Meeting: Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Harbour Square Coop, 500 N St. SW. Lt. Nicholas Gallucci, 202-698-0380, nicholas.gallucci@dc.gov

PSA 105 Meeting: Fourth Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., First District substation, 500 E St. SE. Lt. Diane Durbin, 202-698-0093, diane. durbin@dc.gov Listserv: groups.yahoo.com/group/ PSA105

PSA 106 Meeting: First Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Tyler Elementary School, 1001

G St. SE. Lieutenant Gary Durand, 202-6980090, gary.durand@dc.gov

PSA 107 Meeting: Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 527 Kentucky Ave. SE. Lt. Daniel Ewell, 202-698-0090, daniel.ewell@dc.gov

Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) First District Chair – Nancy Rosen 202-737-3412 ngrosen1DCAC@aol.com

Community Prosecution/Major Crimes Section United States Attorney’s Office Carolyn Crank 202-299-2045

DC Crime Solvers Tip Line 1-800-673-2777

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Police District 1 Station 5315 First Place NE 202-962-2696 www.wmata.com/about_metro/transit_police

Community Outreach Coordinator Carolyn L. Smith 202-299-3374 carolynl.smith@dc.gov

WMATA Police Communications 24 hours: 202-962-2121 ★

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INDEX A Abandoned Vehicles ............................ 220 Abuse Assistance ................................ 196 Accounting........................................... 146 Acupuncture ........................................ 106 Address Numbers ................................. 56 Adventure Theater .............................. 166 Advertising .......................................... 147 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions 212 Air Conditioning..................................... 56 Alley Cleaning ..................................... 220 Alternative Healing ............................. 106 American Legion ................................. 206 ANC Map ................................................ 26 ANC 6A ................................................ 214 ANC 6B ................................................ 214 ANC 6C ................................................ 215 ANC 6D ................................................ 215 Anacostia Community Boathouse Association ................................... 196 Anacostia River Initiative..................... 196 Anacostia Watershed Society .............. 198 Animal Rescue/Shelter ....................... 192 Animals Adoption ................................ 192 Apparel .................................................. 92 Appliance Purchase .............................. 56 Appliance Repair ................................... 56 Architects .............................................. 56 Architectural Artifacts .......................... 58 Architectural Styles, Capitol Hill ........... 54 Arena Stage ......................................... 116 Artifacts, Architectural ......................... 57 Assisted Living .................................... 106 Atlas Performing Arts Center ............. 116 Attorneys ............................................. 147 Attorneys, Real Estate........................... 50 Au Pairs ............................................... 164 Automobile, Booted ............................. 216 Automobile Inspection ........................ 215 Automobile Registration ..................... 215 Automobile Repair .............................. 147 Automobile Sharing............................. 148 Automobile Supplies ........................... 148 Automobile, Towed.............................. 216

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B Bakeries .......................................130, 140 Banks .................................................. 148 Bar Guide............................................. 123 Barbers ............................................... 104 Barney Circle Neighborhood Assoc. ... 203 Barracks Row Main Street .................. 198 Barracks Row Octoberfest .................... 34 Bars ..................................................... 123 Bartholdi Park ..................................... 223 Bathroom Tubs & Tiles.......................... 86 BeautiďŹ cation, Waterfront................... 196 Beauty Salons...................................... 104

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Bed & Breakfasts ................................ 149 Belin Sport and Fitness Camps ........... 100 Bicycle Equipment............................... 149 Bicycle Repair ..................................... 149 Bicycles ............................................... 149 BID Boundaries, Map............................. 20 Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill ..................... 100 Block Parties ....................................... 217 Blogs, Community ................................. 12 Books..................................................... 92 Booted Automobiles ............................ 216 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts ....................... 166 Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington ..............166, 200 Brickpointing (See Masonry) ..................... Brickies Awards .................................... 32 Building Restoration/Preservation ....... 58 Building Contractors ............................. 60 Business Groups ................................. 198 Bulk Trash ........................................... 221 Burglar Alarms (See Security Alarms) Business and Merchant Groups .......... 198

C Cabinets ................................................ 58 Calvary Episcopal Church (food) ......... 202 Capital Breast Care Center ................. 204 Capital City Symphony ......................... 116 Capital Hiking Club .............................. 100 Capitol Hill Art League ........................ 116 Capitol Hill Arts Workshop ... 100, 116, 166 Capitol Hill Association of Merchants & Professionals.......... 198 Capitol Hill Business Improvement District ..............20, 198 Capitol Hill Calendar of Events ............. 14 Capitol Hill Chorale ............................. 116 Capitol Hill Community Foundation ... 202 Capitol Hill Garden Club ...................... 196 Capitol Hill Group Ministry ...........202, 204 Capitol Hill Historic District ...........20, 217 Capitol Hill Historic Do’s and Don’ts ..... 88 Capitol Hill History ................................ 18 Capitol History Org. ............................. 206 Capitol Hill Map ................................22-23 Capitol Hill MAFA ................................ 100 Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center ............. 203 Capitol Hill Restoration Society .......... 205 Capitol Hill Youth Chorus .................... 167 Capitol Hill Village ............................... 206 Capitol Hill Yoga .................................. 100 Capital Rowing Club ............................ 100 Car Seat Installation............................ 170 Car Washing & Polishing ..................... 149 Carpentry, Cabinets .............................. 58 Carpet Cleaning..................................... 58 Catering ............................................... 142 Cellular Phone Service........................ 149 CHAMPS .............................................. 198 Child Day Care ..............................164, 170 Children’s Classes .............................. 166

Children’s Clubs .................................. 166 Children’s Clothing ............................. 168 Children’s Consignment...................... 168 Children’s Sports ................................ 172 Chimney Cleaning ................................. 60 Chiropractors ...................................... 106 Christ Church ...................................... 223 Christ Episcopal Church Outreach....................................... 202 Church of the Brethren Soup Kitchen ................................ 202 Churches ............................................. 207 Cleaning Alleys ........................................... 220 Carpet ............................................ 58 Chimney ......................................... 60 House ............................................. 60 Leaves .......................................... 220 Clothing (See Apparel) .............................. Clothing Resources for Needy ............ 202 Coffee Shops .................................130,142 Commissioners, ANC 6A ..................... 214 Commissioners, ANC 6B ..................... 214 Commissioners, ANC 6C ..................... 215 Commissioners, ANC 6D ..................... 215 Community Action Group .................... 196 Community Blogs .................................. 12 Community Gardens.............................. 52 Community Listservs ............................ 12 Computers, Rental .............................. 150 Computers, Repair .............................. 150 Congressional Cemetery ..............187, 223 Congressional Cemetery Assoc. ......... 205 Contractors ........................................... 60 Corner Store........................................ 117 Copying ................................................ 150 Corcoran Gallery of Art ....................... 164 Corner Store........................................ 117 Counselors .......................................... 106

D Dance Place ......................................... 117 Daycare Listings ...........................164, 174 DC Bocce League................................. 101 DC City Ball Recreational Sports League .............................. 101 DC Kickball .......................................... 101 DC Public Libraries ......................204, 219 DC Tri Club .......................................... 101 Delicatessens ...................................... 142 Dentists ............................................... 108 Department of Motor Vehicles Automobile Inspection ................. 215 Automobile Registration .............. 215 Automobile Registration Renewal ................................... 216 Driver’s License ........................... 216 Dermatologists.................................... 112 Design/Build.......................................... 64 Developers, Real Estate ........................ 48 Driver’s License .................................. 216

Dry Cleaners ....................................... 150 Dumping, Illegal .................................. 220

E East Potomac Tennis ........................... 102 Eastern Market ..............................90, 224 Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee ..................... 198 Eastern Market Flea Market ............... 218 Eastern Market Pottery Studio.............. 94 Ebenezers Coffeehouse ...................... 117 Electrical ............................................... 66 Electronics .......................................... 152 Equipment Rentals ................................ 82 Errands ............................................... 152 Evolve Urban Arts Project ................... 117 Exterminators (See Pest Control)

F Family Room, The................................ 170 Federal Style ......................................... 54 Financial Services (See Investments) ....... Fitness Centers /Classes .................... 108 Floors .................................................... 66 Florists ................................................ 152 Folger Shakespeare Library .. 94, 118, 224 Foodstuffs ............................................. 92 Food Pantry ......................................... 202 Fort Dupont Ice Arena ......................... 174 Framing ................................................. 66 Freer/Sackler Gallery ........................... 94 Fridge, The .......................................... 118 Friends of Garfield Park ...................... 203 Friends of the National Arboretum ..... 204 Friends of the NE Branch Library ....... 203 Friends of the Old Naval Hospital ....... 206 Friends of the SE Branch Library ........ 204 Friends of the SW Branch Library ....... 203 Fumigation/Pest Control ....................... 68

G Garfield Park ................................102, 187 Gifts ....................................................... 94 Girl Scouts, Brownies .......................... 166 Granite/Marble ...................................... 68 Graphic Design .................................... 152 Groceries ............................................. 143 Gutters (See Roofing) ............................ 82 Gynecologists ...................................... 116

H H Street Galleries................................ 121

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H Street Main Street............................ 198 H Street Playhouse.............................. 119 Hairdressers (See Beauty Salons) ............ Handyman Services ............................... 68 Hardware .............................................. 68 Hauling, Moving ..................................... 76 Hauling Trash, Private .......................... 76 Health & Fitness........................... 106-114 Heating Contractors .............................. 56 Higher Achievement Program......166, 200 Hill Center ................................ 30-31, 167 Hill Havurah ........................................ 208 Hilloween .............................................. 35 Hill’s Kitchen classes .......................... 119 Historic District and Preservation....... 217 Historical Research ............................. 152 History, Capitol Hill ............................... 18 Holiday Tree Collection ......................... 22 Home and Garden.............................51-88 Home Goods .......................................... 68 Home Improvement Contractors .......... 60 Home Inspections .................................. 68 Hospitals ............................................. 110 Hospice ................................................ 110 Hotels .................................................. 154 House Cleaning ..................................... 60

L Landlords & Tenants ........................... 219 Landscaping .......................................... 72 Laundries, Self-Service....................... 154 Lawyers (See Attorneys at Law) ................ Leaves ................................................. 220 Libraries .............................................. 219 Library Friends Groups ....................... 204 Library of Congress................ 94, 119, 224 Licenses, Driver’s................................ 216 Licenses, Pet ....................................... 194 Lincoln Park .................................187, 225 Lincoln Park United Methodist Church (food) ............................... 204 Linden Neighborhood Association ...... 205 Liquor Stores....................................... 144 Listservs, Community ........................... 12 Literacy ............................................... 204 Little Lights Urban ministries ............. 200 Locksmiths ............................................ 74 Lodging................................................ 154 Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Food Pantry .................................. 202

M I Ice Cream ............................................ 144 Illegal Dumping ................................... 220 Important Telephone Numbers............. 10 Inspection, Automobile ....................... 215 Inspections, Home ................................. 68 Insurance ............................................ 152 Interior Designers ................................. 70 International Moms Club..................... 170 Internet Services ................................. 154 Investments......................................... 154 Ironwork ................................................ 70 Italianate Style ...................................... 54 Itsy Bitsy Yoga ..................................... 168

J Jacks ..................................................... 70 Jazzercise ........................................... 102 Joy of Motion ........................ 102, 119, 168 July 4 Parade ......................................... 33

Mailing Services .................................. 154 Manna Inc.(housing) ............................ 204 Marion park ......................................... 187 Maps: ANC Boundaries ............................. 26 Capitol Hill ................................22-23 Capitol Hill BID Boundaries ........... 20 Capitol Hill Historic District ........... 20 PSAs ............................................. 229 Public School Boundaries ............ 173 Zip Codes........................................ 24 Marble ................................................... 68 Marine Corps Barracks .................. 18,225 Marion Park......................................... 214 Marketing ............................................ 155 Markets ............................................... 143 Martial Arts ......................................... 110 Masonry, Stonework ............................. 74 Massage .............................................. 110 Media Production ................................ 155 Medical Equipment.............................. 110 Metro Teen Aids .................................. 204 Metropolitan Police Department ......... 228 Mocha Moms ....................................... 170 Moms on the Hill (MoTH) ..................... 170 Mortgages ............................................. 49 Moving, Hauling ..................................... 76

K Kids Stores ............................................ 98 Kingman Dog Park .........................32, 186 Kingman Park Civic Association .......... 205 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling .................. 72 Kitchenware .......................................... 72 Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill ................. 200

N Nails .................................................... 104 Nanny Resources ................................ 166 National Capital Area Women’s

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Paddling Association .................... 102 National Children’s Museum............... 168 Nat.Museum of the American Indian .... 94 National Postal Museum ..................... 225 Nation’s Triathlon ............................... 102 Navy Art Gallery .................................. 225 Navy Museum ...................................... 226 Navy Yard .......................................18, 226 Near Northeast Citizens Against Crimes & Drugs............................ 205 Newseum ............................................ 226 North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association ........... 205 Notaries............................................... 154 Nurseries (Plants) ................................. 76

O Obstetricians ....................................... 112 Occupational Therapy.......................... 110 Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions ........ 212 Old naval hospital .................................. 18 Old Naval Hospital Foundation ............ 206 Opticians.............................................. 112 Optometrists ....................................... 112 Organization .......................................... 76 Orthodontists ...................................... 108

P Paint & Paint Supplies........................... 76 Painting Contractors ............................. 76 Parent Teacher Associations .............. 178 Parking Permits, Resident .................. 216 Parking Permits, Visitors .................... 216 Parking Tickets ................................... 216 Parks ................................................... 220 Pediatricians ................................112, 170 Pest Control .......................................... 78 Pet Grooming ...................................... 190 Pet Rescue/Adoption ........................... 192 Pet Sitting Services ............................. 190 Pet Stores .......................................98, 191 Pet Supplies & Food ............................ 191 Pet Training ......................................... 191 Pets, Licensing .................................... 194 Pets, Lost ............................................ 192 Pets, Vaccination ................................. 194 Pharmacies ......................................... 112 Photo Finishing ................................... 155 Photographers .................................... 155 Physical Therapy ................................. 112 Physicians Allergy .......................................... 112 Dermatology................................. 112 Family & General ......................... 112 Ob/Gyn.......................................... 112 Pediatric ....................................... 112 Podiatry ........................................ 112 Psychiatry .................................... 114


Urology ......................................... 114 Picture Framing .................................... 66 Pizza .................................................... 136 Plumbing ............................................... 80 Podiatrists ........................................... 112 Police................................................... 228 Police Service Areas ........................... 229 Police Substation Contact ................... 228 Potomac Gardens Public Housing Residents Association .... 205 Preschools .......................................... 174 Promotions .......................................... 156 Property Management, Real Estate ...... 50 PSA Map .............................................. 229 PSAs .................................................... 229 Psychiatrists........................................ 114 Public Safety........................................ 228 Publishers – Newspapers ................... 156

Q Queen Anne Style .................................. 54

R Rainbow Families DC .......................... 170 Rats ..................................................... 220 Real Estate Attorneys............................ 52 Real Estate Brokers .............................. 42 Real Estate Developers ......................... 48 Real Estate Mortgages .......................... 49 Real Estate Property Management ....... 50 Real Estate Rental Services .................. 50 Real Estate Sales .................................. 42 Real Estate Title Companies ................. 50 Recycling ............................................. 221 Remodeling, Kitchen ............................. 72 Rentals, Equipment ........................82, 156 Resident Parking Permits ................... 216 Restaurants .................................. 130-144 Richardsonian Romanesque ................. 54 Rodent Control .................................... 220 Roofing .................................................. 82 Rosedale Recreation Center ............... 174 Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project ....................... 206

S Salvation Army Grate Patrol ............... 204 Sasha Bruce Youthwork Inc. ............... 200 School Boundary Map.......................... 173 School Support Groups ....................... 178 Schools On Capitol Hill ................. 178-183 Schools - Other Neighborhoods .......... 183 Second Empire Style ............................. 58 Security Alarms..................................... 86 Service Stations................................... 156

Sewall-Belmont House ....................... 226 Shakespeare Theatre Company .......... 168 ShalomBaby ........................................ 170 Shelters, Animal.................................. 192 Sherwood Recreation Center .............. 102 Shipping .............................................. 156 Shoe Repair ......................................... 156 Shopping...........................................90-99 Smithsonian Museums ........................ 226 SMYAL ................................................. 200 Soup Kitchen, Church of the Brethren................................. 202 South Washington / West River Family Strengthening Collaborative ................................ 200 Southwest Neighborhood Assembly ... 205 Speech Therapy ................................... 114 Spiritual Groups .................................. 208 Sports on the Hill ................................ 172 Spy Museum ........................................ 226 St. Mark’s Dance Studio ...............102, 119 St. Mark’s Players ............................... 120 Stanton Park ................................187, 214 Stanton Park Neighborhood Association ................................... 206 Stick Style.............................................. 54 Storage .................................................. 86 Supreme Court .................................... 227 Sushi.................................................... 140 Swimming Pools.................................. 114

V Veterans Outreach .............................. 206 Veterinarians ....................................... 191 Video Rentals, Sales ............................ 158 Village Gallery, The ............................. 120 Visitor’s Parking Permits .................... 216 Volunteering ........................................ 197

W, X Walking Tours ..................................... 222 Washington Area Bicyclist Association ................................... 103 Washington DC JCC ............................. 168 Waterfront Beautification.................... 196 Waterside Fitness & Swim Club .......... 103 Watkins Recreation Center ................. 103 Web Site Development ........................ 158 Weight Loss ......................................... 114 Welding (See Ironwork)......................... 70 William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center ...................................103, 172 Window Washers ................................... 90 Windows ................................................ 86

T Tailors ................................................. 158 Tax Management and Preparation ...... 158 Taxis .................................................... 158 Telephone Numbers, Important ............ 10 Temporary Parking Permits ............... 216 The Fridge ........................................... 118 Tickets, Parking .................................. 216 Tile and Tub Repair ............................... 86 Title Companies, Real Estate ................ 50 Tour Guides ......................................... 222 Tourmobile .......................................... 222 Towed Autos ........................................ 216 Trash ................................................... 220 Bulk .............................................. 221 Collection ..................................... 221 Illegal Dumping ............................ 220 Recycling ...................................... 221 Holiday Trees ............................... 220 Leaves .......................................... 220 Trash Cans ................................... 221 Tree Service .......................................... 86 Trees for Capitol hill ........................... 196 Tuxedo Rental ..................................... 158

Y Yearbook, 20010 .................................... 28 Yoga Instruction .................................. 114

Z Zip Codes, Map ...................................... 24

U Union Station ..................................90, 227 US Botanic Garden ............................. 227 US Capitol ............................................ 227

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AD INDEX A A Capitol Place Bed & Brkfs ..........................155 A Cleaning Service ..........................................61 A Holistic Approach .......................................105 AARP Senior Medicare Patrol .......................203 Ace Hardware ..................................................67 Ace Welding.....................................................71 Adventure Getaways......................................167 Aesthetic Answers...........................................71 Allen A. Flood, MD .........................................111 ANC 6A ..........................................................213 ANC 6B ..........................................................213 ANC 6C ..........................................................213 Animal Clinic of Anacostia.............................193 Appliance Pro ..................................................59 April M. Rubin, MD ........................................109 Art Garden Design ...........................................73 Aspen Air/Heating ...........................................57 Atlas Performing Arts Theatre......................119 Atlas Properties ..............................................43 AVA Salon and Spa ........................................103

B Bagels & Baguettes ......................................135 Banana Cafe ..................................................139 Barry Plumbing & Heating Corp.....................ibp Belga Cafe .....................................................137 Big Bad Woof .................................................189 Bikram Yoga Studio .......................................114 Bistro Cacao ..................................................139 Blue Iris ...........................................................91 Bowman Landscaping .....................................73

Capitol Tree Care, Inc......................................86

El Dorado .........................................................87

Casa degli Angeli BB .....................................153

Electricworks Inc. ...........................................67

CHAMPS .........................................................25

Elliott Hine.....................................................177

Charles C. Parsons & Assoc. .........................147

EMMCA ..........................................................201

CHAW ............................................................165

Eye Central ....................................................111

Cheryl Corson Design......................................73 Chesapeake Room.........................................131 Christ Church -- Washington Parish .............209

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Claire Cargill, DDS ........................................109

F&C Improvement LLC ....................................69

Coldwell - Andrew Glasow ..............................41

Fairy Godmother ...........................................169

Coldwell Brenda Williams ...............................47

Federal City Iron..............................................71

Coldwell - Dee Dee Branand ...........................47

Fitness Together - Capitol Hill ......................109

Coldwell - Evelyn Branic .................................45

Fragers - Just Ask Rental ...............................82

Coldwell - Chuck Burger .................................45

Fragers Hardware ..................................... 69, 95

Coldwell - Capitol Hill .....................................13

Frame Of Mine .................................................67

Coldwell - Larry Chartienitz ............................47

Frank Grayton Plumbing .................................81

Coldwell - Gary Jankowski ..............................41

Friends Community School ...........................177

Coldwell - Grant Griffith ..................................41

Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena ..................165

Coldwell - J. T. Powell.....................................43 Coldwell - Ryall Smith.....................................41 Coldwell - Karen Voellm .................................47

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Coldwell - Bob Williams ..................................47

Garden Arts .....................................................72

Coldwell - Phyllis Jane Young ................. 43, 163

Garden Wise ....................................................72

Coldwell - Kitty Kaupp.....................................45

Gil Painting Company ......................................81

Coldwell - Tatiana Kaupp ................................47

Ginkgo Gardens ...............................................95

Coldwell - Wes Grooms ...................................47

Go DC Go..........................................................15

Colors ............................................................103

Granville Moore’s Belgian Beer & Gastropu .139

Community Forklift .........................................60

Grayton Plumbing...........................................81

Complete AC....................................................59

Groovy DC ........................................................97

Computer Weenies ........................................151

Grubbs Pharmacy ..........................................113

Congressional Title & Escrow Co. ...................49 Continental Movers .........................................76 Councilmember Tommy Wells - Ward 6 .......199

Bradford P. Johnson .....................................147

H Street Main Street........................................36

Branches tree Experts ....................................87

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H Street Playhouse........................................117

Daniel Parks Roofing & Gutters ......................82

Halliday Roofing ..............................................85

David Mahoney Painting Company ..................79

Haynes Plumbing ............................................80

Dawn Price Baby ...........................................163

Headlines Salon ............................................105

DC Access Matthew Wade .............................151

Healing Arts of Capitol Hill ............................107

DC Greenworks ...............................................82

Hello Cupcake ...............................................135

DC Pain & Rehabilitative Center ...................107

Hill Havurah ..................................................209

Design For Change ..........................................71

Hill’s Kitchen ...................................................97

Distad’s Amoco..............................................149

Homebody .......................................................97

District Lock & Hardware Co...........................71

Horn & Company Roofing and Gutters ...........84

Dog dot Cats - Diana Lee ...............................191

Hospitality .....................................................169

Doggie Cafe ...................................................194

House Calls on the Hill ..................................114

Bravado Hair Salon .......................................105 BZB International ............................................91

C Cafe Berlin ....................................................137 Capitol Fine Wine & Spirits ...........................143 Capitol Hill Acupuncture ...............................111 Capitol Hill BID ................................................27 Capitol Hill Bikes ...........................................101 Capitol Hill Business & Tax Services ............157 Capitol Hill Chiropractic Center ....................107 Capitol Hill Community Foundation 87, 101, 201, 223

Dr. Larry Bowers ...........................................109

Capitol Hill Day School ..................................165 Capitol Hill Martial Arts + Fitness ................101

Capitol Hill Veterinary Clinic .........................193 Capitol Hill Village .........................................203 Capitol Hill Yoga, Inc. ....................................114 Capitol Kids Therapy/ Skills on the Hill ........171 Capitol Skyline Hotel .....................................153

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Image Painting and Drywall ............................78

18th Amendment ...........................................133

Iron Fundi ........................................................71

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church ..................209 Capitol Hill Restoration Society ....................199

H H Street Country Club ...................................128

Eagle Academy PCS ......................................175 Eastern Market Nails & Hair .........................105 Ebenezers Coffeehouse ................................135

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Edible Arrangements ......................................93

J.O. Wilson.....................................................177

Edmund Burke School...................................177

Jackson Hewitt ..............................................157

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Jazzercise - Capitol Hill 2..............................101

Peregrine Expresso ......................................135

J.F. Meyer Construction ..................................63

Pest Services Company ...................................69

J.F. Meyer Painting .........................................78

Pets on the Hill ..............................................191

Jill-Of-All-Trades ............................................77

Physiotherapy Associates .............................111

Joel Truitt Builders .........................................65

Peach Trucking & Moving Services .................76

Joel Truitt Management ..................................41

Play-Based Physical Therapy, Inc. ................169

Joseph Tarantolo, MD ...................................111

Pointing Plus ...................................................77

Just Ask Rental ..............................................82

Polar Bear A/C, Plumbing & Heating, Inc. .. 3, 57 Pour House ....................................................133

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Prudential - John Smith ..................................11

Keith & Company Roofing (Henry & Sons) ......84

Tammy’s Nails...............................................105 Tech Painting Co..............................................79 The Carriage House on Capitol Hill ...............155 The Corner Store ...........................................117 The Frame Up ..................................................67 The Georgetown / Chevy Chase House..........107 The Hill Center .......................................169/203 The Hill Preschool .........................................179 The Kitchen Company Inc. ...............................73

Keller Williams - Joel Nelson ...........................9

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T Takoma Park Animal Clinic ...........................194

R R. Thomas Daniel Roofing, LLC. ......................83

La Plaza Restaurant ......................................139

Randolph Cree Salon.....................................105

La Strega- Marina Martin ..............................147

RE/MAX - Megan Shapiro ................................47

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles ............................97

RE/MAX - Pam Kristof ........................Back Page

Las Placitas ...................................................139

RE/MAX - Rob Bergman ..................................19

Lawlor Architects ............................................63

RE/MAX - Von Schlegel .....................................5

Lola’s .............................................................129

Real Plumbers .......................................... 57, 80

Logos Computer Repair ................................150

Renaissance Development LLC.......................19

Long & Foster - Deborah Charlton..................45

Results-The Gym .............................................15

Loots Law ......................................................149

Rita’s Ice ........................................................144

Lustre Cleaners ............................................151

Rock & Roll Hotel ..........................................127

The Old Siam .................................................140 Thomas Jenkins And Company .....................147 Thomas Landscapes ........................................75 Tortilla Coast .................................................141 Trans-Potomac HVAC Co., Inc. ........................57 Trusty’s Full-Serve .......................................125 Two Rivers Public Charter School.................179

U,V Union Pub ......................................................128 Union Veterinary Clinic .................................193 Valaries Animal Den ......................................191

Ronda Bresnick Hauss, LCSW .......................107

M Mac Only ........................................................157

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Maggio Roofing ................................................21

16th Street Restoration ..................................63

Maid Cleaning Service .....................................61

Sanphan.........................................................140

Maid for a Day..................................................60

Saving Grace Pet Sitters & Pet Sitting Se .....193

Maid To Clean ..................................................60

Schneider’s of Capitol Hill .............................143

Market Poultry ..............................................144

School Board Member - Monica W. Jones ....181

Marvelous Market ...........................................91

Senart’s Oyster & Chop House ......................131

Mary Leonino -- The Music Teacher..............161

Sharon L. Bernier, RN, PhD ..........................107

Michaliga Masonry ..........................................77

Sibley Memorial Hospital ..............................113

Mini Cooper of Annapolis ..................................4

Sidamo Coffee & Tea .....................................135

Molly Malone’s ..............................................129

Sid’s Income Tax Service...............................157

Monarch Title ..................................................49

Signal Financial Credit Union ........................149

Moto Photo ....................................................157

Sit-A-Pet, Inc. ................................................191

Mr. Henry’s ....................................................143

Skip’s Appliance Service .................................57 Smithsonian Indian Craft Shop........................97 St. Anselm’s ..................................................181

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St. Mark’s Dance Company ...........................163

W, X Wag Time.......................................................193 Wait No More Plumbing ..................................80 Washington Home & Community Hospices ...113 Welcome Home Realty ....................................47 Wentworth, Inc. ...............................................61 WHS Plumbing & Heating, LLC .......................81 Wilcox Electric.................................................67 Window Washers, Inc. .....................................87 Windows Craft Inc. ..........................................87 Wood & Whitacre Contractors.........................87 Woven History .................................................95

Y Yarmouth Property Management ....................49 Yes Organic Market .......................................144 You Call I Haul .................................................69

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church .........................209 Nancy L. Lithgow, LICSW ..............................107

St. Peter’s Catholic Church ...........................209

National Capital Kitchens ..................................2

St. Peter’s School ..........................................179

National Roofing ..............................................84

Stanton Development ......................................39

Navy Museum ................................................117

Star & Shamrock ...........................................125

Newman’s Gallery & Custom Frames .............67

State Farm -- Marilyn Riehl, CLU ..................155

North Capital Main Street .............................201

State Farm -- Michael J. Jones .....................151

Z Zest Bistro .....................................................143 Zeyno Kitchen & Bath Gallery .........................73

State Farm - Tim LaCasse.............................151 Suburban Welding Co. .....................................71

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Sundance Contracting LLC ..............................65

P. Mullins Concrete .........................................75 Pawticulars ...................................................189 PCK HVAC ........................................................65

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