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The First Annual Hilly’s – Capitol Hill’s Neighborhood Awards

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 20098pm – MidnightNorth Hall at Eastern Market CHAMPS is kicking off a BUY LOCAL campaign – which encourages Capitol Hill residents to stay close to home when shopping and dining out – with a very special event, the first annual Hilly’s. These special awards will be presented to those businesses nominated and […]

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Check out the NOW BLUE public space recycling bins on Capitol Hill

Please help keep Capitol Hill beautiful, and environment friendly – use the now BLUE public space recycling bins!

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FREE CAPITOL HILL PROMOTIONAL PARTNERSHIP JOINT FORUM

Learn about promotional opportunities for your business. Friday, August 14 at 8:30 am Hill’s Kitchen – 713 D Street, SE ON THE AGENDA: Strategies for promoting your business with the Capitol Hill BID through merchant profiles, newsletter spotlights and Circulator co-op marketing CHAMPS 2010 Map – Get your ad space now on the most widely […]

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Ambassadors hit the streets to help tourists, clean sidewalks | Washington Examiner

Ambassadors hit the streets to help tourists, clean sidewalks | Washington Examiner Shared via AddThis

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Walk Your Butt to the Can!

Capitol Hill Business Improvement District Sets Sights on Cigarette Butt Litter (Washington, D.C.) (August 1, 2009) – The Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) will take part this year in a national program to reduce the impact of cigarette butt litter, the Keep America Beautiful® Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. In its first year with the […]

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Get the 4-1-1!

Saftey Ambassador Ibn Shabazz can be found here, at the Capitol Hill Visitor Information Booth, every Saturday from 10 am – 3pm at the Eastern Market Metro Plaza. Get directions to the Navy Museum, learn about the convenience of the Circulator, find a new great restaraunt – like Cava, try their zucchini fritters – and […]

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Community Comments on the Hine Junior High Development Plans

A few community members have submitted comments about the proposals for Hine Development. Sharon Ambrose, a Capitol Hill resident wrote a letter in support of Stanton – EastBanc, which you may read here. And Ken Jarboe, active community leader and resident wrote in dissent of all four proposed plans, available here. If you would like […]

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Hine Development Teams Present Proposals to the Capitol Hill Business Community

Hill’s Kitchen was alive at 8:30 Wednesday morning with the community forum for business and commercial property owners to review Hine Junior High development proposals. Each team gave summarized presentations as well as participated in a question and answer period that focused on how each proposal will effect the business community on Capitol Hill.A shared […]

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SmartBikes are Coming to Captiol Hill!

photo by kimberly faye According to SmartBike Program Manager Chris Holben, the District Department of Transportation and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty are aggressively seeking to expand the SmartBike program by 100 more bike stations in DC, 10 of which will find home on Capitol Hill. The bike sharing vision offers an alternative mode of transportation […]

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Ready, Willing & Working Young Benefactors Host Another Great Fundraiser at Lima Restaraunt

The Young Benefactors of Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) wrapped up their second benefit Tuesday night with nearly a thousand dollars raised! Hosted at the chic Lima Restaurant on K St downtown, guests enjoyed expertly mixed drinks, delicious appetizers and a gracious speech from the President of Ready, Willing & Working, Patty Brosmer. Sincere gratitude […]

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“Are You on Our Email List?”

Eastern Market’s grand reopening weekend welcomed hundreds of visitors, new and old, to Capitol Hill. For most, the bustling crowds are exciting, but for many local businesses it felt overwhelming. At a recent webinar hosted by the Capitol Hill BID, business “guru” Jon Schallert recommended using these busy times to ‘data collect’, put out an […]

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Eastern Market Metro Plaza Needs a Face Lift

Barracks Row Main Street’s Task Force, which has been developing alternative designs for improving Eastern Market Metro Plaza, invites all Capitol Hill neighbors to a Community Meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at St. Peter’s Church Parish Hall, 313 2nd St. SE. The study is meant to find ways to improve -or […]

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The Best Party on the Block! – Eastern Market Reopens Sat. June 27

The much anticipated grand reopening of Eastern Market is finally here! After an official cutting of the ribbon tomorrow, June 26, by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, (roughly 10:30 am) the party is on! Don’t miss a minute of all the fun Saturday, June 27, 1o am – 5 pm. Music, food, and magicians – what […]

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Frager’s T-Shirts are a Hit!

The Washington Post reported last week about the hottest item at Frager’s Hardware – besides the hardware that is – the iconic Frager’s t-shirt. “ More than 1,300 size-large T-shirts ($10) were sold last year. Sure, that is a paltry number compared with the 6,000 keys the store copies in one month. But for a […]

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Let us help you find your way

As part of our ongoing efforts to help people get to where they need to go, DDOT and Capitol Hill’s elusive Sign Task Force aka the ‘Sign Tigers’ have installed over a dozen way-finding signs at key intersections and at Eastern Market Metro Plaza. Julia Christian, CHAMPS executive director, supervised and took photos as each […]

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The Racing Presidents love Capitol Hill!

We hung with the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents yesterday as part of a promotional campaign that will be designed for the interior of a Circulator bus (and more) – highlighting Capitol Hill and all we have to offer! Look for the completed ad on a Circulator bus near you soon. We started at Union Station: […]

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Interview with Mark Barinholtz

Check out this video by Todd C. Wiggins to see an interview with Capitol Hill resident and artist Mark Barinholtz, winner and designer of the bright green Eastern Market artistic bike rack. The DC Creates Public Art Artistic Bike Rack proposal invited local artists to enhance the city’s standard bike racks and create unique designs […]

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Mayor Fenty Announces Reopening of Renovated Eastern Market

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will reopen the historic Eastern Market at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, June 26 followed by a community celebration on Saturday, June 27. The two events will mark the completion of the market’s renovation and recovery from fire damage caused in April 2007. “Capitol Hill community members deserve a fully restored […]

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Kid’s Restaurant Week Proceeds will Benefit Eastern Market and Miriam’s Kitchen.

From June 13 through June 21, families with young children will have the opportunity to enjoy fine family dining at some of the best restaurants in Washington D.C., including Art & Soul, Asia Nine, Beacon Street Bar & Grill, Café du Parc, Firefly, Juniper at the Fairmont, Mie N Yu, M Street Bar & Grill, […]

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Ready, Willing & Working Update

Fourteen months after creating “Ready, Willing & Working” (RWW) the Capitol Hill BID is recording successes similar to those seen in the 20-year-old New York program it is modeled after – The Doe Fund’s “Ready, Willing & Able.” Sixty percent of the original RWW Clean Team are still clean and sober, have permanent housing and […]

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