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Two Days Until the Hillys!

The ‘Hilly Awards’ is a red carpet event focused on bringing the community together for one night to celebrate what makes Capitol Hill a great place to live and work. Tickets to the ‘Hilly Awards’ are $70 for CHAMPS members and $85 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online through CHAMPS website www.capitolhill.org or by […]

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RETAILER 411: Advertising for the Holidays

Tis the season for advertising your business for the holidays. Luckily there are many creative and affordable ways to get your businesses ad seen by thousands of holiday shoppers. The Washington City Paper is promoting buying local this holiday season and has a FREE online ‘Shop Local’ gallery sorted by neighborhood available for all retailers. […]

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“Skip the Bag, Save the River”

Beginning January 1, 2010, District businesses that sell food or alcohol must charge 5 cents for each disposable paper or plastic carryout bag. The business keeps 1 cent, or 2 cents if it offers a rebate when the customer brings their own bag. And the remaining 3 or 4 cents go to the new Anacostia […]

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Congratulations Mr. Mason!

Ready, Willing & Working participant and Capitol Hill BID clean team member, Robert Mason, graduated from Everest College Saturday, November 14, with a Medical Assistance certificate. Along with continuing to work for the BID part time, Mason is eagerly interviewing for various caregiver positions and preparing to advance in the medical care field as a […]

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Satin Doll, D.C. ‘Party Animal’ Elephant, Donated to Ready Willing & Working

When Lisa Saunier and her husband Carl Nielsen moved to Capitol Hill in 2003 they brought with them the Duke Ellington inspired “Satin Doll” a glamorous member of the Washington D.C. “Party Animals” Public Art Exhibit that paraded through the city in 2002. After receiving approval from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, Satin Doll found […]

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Save the Date: 2nd Annual “Magic & Miracles at The Mansion” to benefit Ready, Willing & Working

Come experience the magic of opportunity and the miracle of the human spirit. Thursday, December 17, 20097 p.m. – 10 p.m.The Mansion on O Street – 2020 O Street, NWProceeds benefit Ready, Willing & WorkingFormal invitations will be mailed in the coming weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with national and local leaders, friends […]

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CHAMPs 1st Annual Hilly Awards

CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce, will host the first annual HILLY AWARDS on November 20 from 8pm to midnight in the North Hall of Capitol Hill’s historic Eastern Market. The HILLY AWARDS is an event focused on bringing the community together for one night to celebrate what makes Capitol Hill a great place to […]

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Capitol Hill Dentist Goes to Jamaica to Clean, Fill and Extract, for Free

Dr. Aston Greaves has been practicing dentistry on Barracks Row for over 25 years. Rodney Smith of Capitol Hill Sporting Goods & Apparel calls him a “corner stone of the community.”So when Smith learned of Greaves shutting his doors for a week to take two staff dentists to Clarendon, Jamaica to perform pro bono services […]

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Happy Hill-O-Ween!!

TONIGHT!! October 30 5:30-7:30 pm All you ghouls and ghosts are in for a treat tonight, it’s time for the annual Hill-O-Ween celebration at Eastern Market! Hay rides, balloons, a moon bounce, carousel rides, face painting and lots of candy! Treat bags plus kiddie keyboards to the first 1000 Hill-o-ween-ers! Hill-O-Ween is sponsored by the […]

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Barracks Row is a “Great Green Place”

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells spoke with Urban Land Institutes Uwe Brandes about what makes Barracks Row a sustainable neighborhood. “It’s a concept I would call 5 minute living, from here you can get to fresh food at Eastern Market, great restaurants along Barracks Row, I can also get on the Metro here…With the Metro, […]

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“World Class Transportation System in a World Class City”

At 11:15 am Mayor Adrian. M Fenty along with Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, Andrea White-Kjoss CEO of Bikestation, and DDOT Director Gabe Klein cut the ribbon officially opening the doors to DC’s first green bike facility at Union Station. DC stakeholders, workers, residents and bike commuters gathered next to the Bikestation to celebrate. The […]

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Capitol Hill’s Oktoberfest – Saturday, September 26

Capitol Hill’s Oktoberfest began in September of 2004 as a community –wide celebration of the revitalization of 8 th Street SE, Barracks Row. This year, on the tails of Munich, Germany’s September 19th kickoff of the 176th annual Oktoberfest, Capitol Hill’s Oktoberfest returns with such community favorites as the Military Culinary Competition, a petting zoo, […]

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Bruce Robey, In Memoriam

Former president of CHAMPS and founding Board member of the Capitol Hill BID, Bruce Robey, passed away Monday, September 21, from a heart attack. He was 65 years old. Since then, there has been an outpouring of sympathy towards his family and many tributes to Bruce, who touched the lives of so many here on […]

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55th annual IDA Conference Recap

Patty Brosmer, president of the Capitol Hill BID, and Nina Liggett, program manager, joined over 400 members of the International Downtown Association (IDA) community September 12-14 in Milwaukee , Wisconsin for the 55th annual IDA Conference. The theme of the conference was The Urban Canvas: The Art of Downtown Development . Among the many informational […]

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Circulator Change of Service Begins October 4

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced Monday, September 21, that the DC Circulator will undergo several service changes coinciding with the beginning of the FY10 District budget. Passengers should be aware that these changes will result in the loss of service to some stops (Capitol Hill will not lose stops). In addition, as part […]

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A Tribute to Bruce Robey

By Mark Segraves The Hill and our city is a little less today. Many of us have lost a good friend; we’ve all lost a true visionary and pioneer. Bruce Robey, co-founder of Voice of the Hill newspaper and the H Street Playhouse, died Sunday night at Washington Hospital Center after a suffering a heart […]

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Hawk N’ Dove and Tune Inn = Esquires Best Bars

Congratulations Tune Inn and Hawk N’ Dove, two Capitol Hill veteran establishments, for making Esquire Magazine’s Best Bars in America. Show your appreciation, tip your bartender, and take a friend to both establishments today!

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Union Station’s Bike Transit Center to Open in October

The center will have 150 enclosed bike racks, triple the amount now at the station, and 20 outdoor racks. The 1,700-square-foot building west of the station will also have changing rooms, personal lockers, a bike repair shop and a retail store that will sell drinks and bike accessories. The cost to bike riders: $1 a […]

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Pirates – And Privateers – on the Hill Today!

Discover the swashbuckling history of the War of 1812 with the U.S. Navy Museum- Wednesday, August 26. Children and adults are invited to spend the day discovering what it was like to battle on the high seas with pirates, privateers, songs and sea battles! Speakers, interpreters and activities will start at 10:00 am to 2:00 […]

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Promotions Forum a Success

If you missed the first joint Capitol Hill Promotions Forum August 14, don’t worry the following great deals and marketing opportunities are still available: Barracks Row Main Street:Hill Rag Monthly ArticleE-BlastsOktoberfest Capitol Hill BIDMerchant Profiles & BID NotesCapitol Hill Information BoothCirculator Co-Op Marketing Partnership CHAMPSHill List2010 Capitol Hill MapThe American Bus Association Reception- Promotional Video […]

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