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This Weekend on the Hill

From showing your Pride to catching World Cup fever, Capitol Hill is alive this weekend! Don’t Miss: Come out and celebrate a new era of the Anacostia River with the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival on Saturday, June 12th 2010 from 1pm to 7pm. The event is free and showcases a highly talented group […]

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World Cup Fever on the Hill!

The FIFA 2010 World Cup is June 11 – July 11! Do you know where you’re watching the games? These #CapitolHill establishments are following (all) the action: Capitol Lounge: 231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE$6 mimosas/bloody marys – free, unlimited coffee!Special breakfast and lunch menu during the gamesWill be open for 7:30 a.m. games and serving libations! […]

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“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” on Capitol Hill

The theme of the 2010 Capital Pride celebration is “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” and a few Capitol Hill businesses will be hosting official events this week: 6/8/2010QUEERS IN THE ARTS: A PANEL DISCUSSION ACROSS ARTISTIC DISCIPLINESThe Fridge, Rear Alley (516 8th St, SE) 7-9pm 6/9/2010JELLO WRESTLING (WOMEN’S EVENT)Phase I (525 8th St., SE) 9pm […]

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This Weekend on the Hill

Saturday June 5th: Jazz in June Where: Barracks Row Main StreetWhen: 1-4PMWhat: Roving jazz musicians wandering the row, stopping at retailers and restaurants to blow that storied blue note. WPArade Where: Capitol Riverfront When: 12 pm – 3pmWhat: Artists, performers, musicians, and visual arts organizations will come together in Washington’s first Art Parade to display […]

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Join Us Tomorrow! Celebrate the Hill!

The Capitol Hill Month Wrap-Up Party Friday, May 28, 2010At Lounge 201201 Massachusetts Ave, NE5-8pm Come and Celebrate the Hill!All month CHAMPS and the BID have brought you updates and special Capitol Hill events, and now it’s time to raise our “Stanton sPARKler’s” high in appreciation for the neighborhood we all love to live, work […]

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Surfrider and the BID Team Up to Save Water on the Hill

Did you know the way you maintain your business or property can affect the health of our rivers? Using water, particularly to wash sidewalks and outdoor fixtures, contributes to water pollution and adds costs to business through increased water bills. Together with the Surfrider Foundation, the Capitol Hill BID will be exploring ways to help […]

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Sustainable Suggestion: Fragers is Now Collecting Your Expired CFLs

Fragers, in cooperation with the office of Councilmember Tommy Wells and the Capitol Hill BID, will now be collecting your expired, unbroken compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL).CFLs last longer and are better for the environment, and as many businesses and residents across the country already know, they save money in the long run in electric […]

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BID Awarded Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants

For the 2nd year in a row the Capitol Hill BID has been awarded two Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) grants from Keep America Beautiful, which will provide the clean teams with the necessary tools to help combat one of the most overlooked litter problems in the District.In 2009 the BID used the CLPP grants […]

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May is Capitol Hill Appreciation Month!

During Sharon Ambrose’s tenure as Ward 6 Councilmember, she drafted a resolution dedicating May as Capitol Hill Month. Recognizing “the historic significance and vitality of Capitol Hill,” the resolution designates the month of May as “Capitol Hill Appreciation Month” in DC and will be renewed this year by Councilmember Tommy Wells. Therefore CHAMPS and the […]

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Daffodils on the Hill! – Send Us Your Pictures of Spring on the Hill!

Some of the first signs of spring can be found in the tree boxes throughout Capitol Hill.Ten thousand Daffodils planted by the Ready, Willing & Working landscapers last fall are making a great first showing. Last month the crew mulched and cut back liriope in the tree boxes to help in the re-growth process. In […]

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$100,000 Up For Grabs in the WDCEP Business Plan Competition

On July 28th 2010, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership will honor the spirit and achievement of the District’s entrepreneurial and small business community at its third annual Small Business Awards ceremony. The Business Plan Competition is funded by participants in the District of Columbia CAPCO Program and is held in collaboration with the DC Coalition […]

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After Effect: My Tale of Two Cities

Hundreds gathered at the Congressional Auditorium in the newly renovated Capitol Visitor Center for last Tuesday’s screening of “My Tale of Two Cities”. Members of Congress sat among Pittsburgh expats, Capitol Hill enthusiasts, and urban planning aficionados to share love of community, and what it takes to be a great city, and a great neighbor. […]

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Spring out of Winter on Barracks Row this Weekend!

Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring this weekend on Barracks Row Main Street (8th St SE) For the kids – and kids at heart – they are hosting an instrument ‘petting’ zoo in various businesses where you can take a closer look at the tools of the music world. So if […]

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CHAMPS Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Winter Quarterly is TONIGHT!

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Get Out the Vote – For You!

It’s that time of year again:Let’s face it – there are a lot of bests. But if President Obama – Yes We Can! – David Plouffe – mastermind has taught us anything, it’s that the trick is getting noticed. Getting the votes. And getting a lot of them. So to help promote your bar, your […]

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FREE Screening of “My Tale Of Two Cities”, a Film Inspiring Love for Your Community, Coming to The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center March 23

“A movie that is timely, moving and – above all – entertaining. A funny self-help guide for cities looking at their future” Mitch Teich – Milwaukee Public Radio“A delightful, quirky, heartwarming film that is as funny as it is revealing…”— Don Roy King, director, “Saturday Night Live” Event is Free! RESERVATION IS REQUIRED email Jamie […]

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Dear BID Members, Snow Storm Edition – Letter From Your Friendly Capitol Hill BID Operations Director

Dear BID Members and Friends, In preperation of inclement weather conditions, the Capitol Hill BID Clean Teams are currently pre-treating walkways with rock salt in high traffic pedestrian areas. The Clean Teams will continue to shovel and maintain the BID site until conditions become hazardous and unmanageable. Please do your part by clearing sidewalks in […]

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MOTH Helping Haiti – Please Bring Diapers to Eastern Market Feb 13

“Lisa Andres and some other Mom’s on the Hill are coordinating a diaper drive for the children of Haiti. Sanitary conditions are deteriorating and diapers would greatly help keep young children healthy (money doesn’t work because they are very expensive over there). They have identified an organization that has the capacity to ship the diapers […]

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Eastern Market Wants You!

Eastern Market is currently running an aggressive Facebook campaign and needs your help!!!! The Eastern Market Facebook Fan page has 3,800 fans! Just three months ago they only had 890! As a thank you for all the support they’ve been getting, they’ve launched a Valentine’s Day Challenge. Every fan of Eastern Market will be entered […]

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton Cuts the Ribbon at Intercity Bus Service Pilot Launch at Union Station This Morning

DDOT Media List DDOT Media ListFor Immediate ReleaseMonday, January 25, 2010Media Contact: John Lisle at 202-671-2004 District Launches Intercity Bus Service Pilot at Union Station Three Bus Carriers Offering Curbside Service to New York City (Washington, D.C.) District residents and visitors using Union Station now have another convenient option for travel to New York City. […]

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