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Ready, Willing & Recycling

An exciting initiative to be officially announced at this year’s Magic & Miracles event will be the launch of READY, WILLING & RECYCLING, a resource recovery program providing free, efficient pick-up of laser and ink-jet printer cartridges from area businesses. Every year over 600 million printer cartridges and toners are thrown away polluting landfills with […]

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Robbery on Barracks Row Reminds Us to Stay Safe This Holiday Season

On the evening of November 7, a man entered a business on the 400 block of 8th Street, SE and stole a bag with an employee’s computer in it. When the employees realized what was going on, they chased the man out of the store but could not catch him. Capitol Hill BID Clean Team […]

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UPDATED: The Third Annual Magic & Miracles – benefitting Ready, Willing & Working – Tickets on Sale Now!

NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKETS: Special ticket offer for Magic & Miracles — Admit 2 for the price of 1! Simply go to the Eventbrite page and select the “Washington Post EXPRESS” ticket price. Buy now! This offer ends FRIDAY (11/19) at midnight. If you would like to stay the night […]

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Mural Community Celebration and Press Event

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Happy Hours and Happier Hours on the Hill

There are Happy Hours (2-3 hour time frames usually during the week) and Happier Hours (all day discounts, extended happy hours on the weekend, game nights, and Yappy Hours) and the Hill has them both! Keep Track:

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Save the Date: The 3rd Annual Magic & Miracles, benefiting Ready, Willing & Working

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual “Magic & Miracles” at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC, on December 2nd from 6-9 p.m. This year’s event promises to be fabulous and will feature WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi as our guest host, and an introductory video from writer and producer Carl Kurlander (St. Elmo’s Fire, Saved by the Bell […]

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WUSA9 wants you to know “Where You Live”

The web gurus at wusa9.com have a brand new initiative called “Where You Live” – a website devoted specifically to DC communities. See Capitol Hill’s here:http://capitolhill.wusa9.com So far the content includes the “death by cop” shooting last week near the Capital and Rhee articles, but as any community content based site in it’s beginning phases […]

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A Few of Our Favorite Things…

{ CHAMPS 2nd Annual Hilly Awards } CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce, will host the second annual HILLY AWARDS on November 19 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 […]

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS & CRAFTERS

Barracks Row Main Street needs YOU! If you are an artist in the Metro DC area (and beyond) you are invited to participate in the Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill September 25. (8th Street, SE between E Street and I Street SE) The festival is in its 7th year and regularly draws a […]

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Hill And Go Seek Raised Awareness and more than $1500 for Ready, Willing & Working

Despite Dunk Tank malfunctions and a heat index of 95 degrees, the first annual Hill and Go Seek, held Saturday August, 28th was a huge success.80 teams of two signed up for the first-of-its-kind bike event, including Ward 6 Council Member Tommy Wells who recorded the whole race for TommyTV The teams started from Eastern […]

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UPDATE: Mural on Pennsylvania Avenue to Feature John Philip Sousa

According to Erik Holzherr, owner of Wisdom Cocktail Parlour at 1432 Pennsylvania Avenue, the east facing wall of his bar had been a problem area for graffiti and vandalism. Fed up he reached out to a few friends, neighbors and community organizations. Soon he was in touch with the Capitol Hill BID and DPW’s MuralDC […]

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Capitol Hill BID Wins IDA 2010 “Downtown Merit Award”

The International Downtown Association (IDA) announced the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) will receive the “Downtown Merit Award” at IDA’s upcoming Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas in October, for our Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP).The Capitol Hill BID was among 73 qualified entries in the category of Merit. Submitted projects […]

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DC Restaurant Week on Capitol Hill : 2010

2010 Restaurant Week: August 16-22Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price mealDinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price mealBeverages, gratuity and tax are not included. B. Smith’s Restaurant50 Massachusetts Ave., NE Union StationWashington, DC 20002202-289-6188 Café Berlin Inc. 322 Massachusetts Ave. NEWashington, DC 20002202-543-7656 Monmartre Restaurant327 7th St., SEWashington, DC 20003202-544-1244 Monocle Restaurant107 D St., NEWashington, DC […]

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The Re-Birth of Fusion Grill

When the Cheungs opened the Szechaun House on 8th Street SE in 1983 they did it because the real estate was cheap and the timing was right. They were the only Chinese establishment for miles and enjoyed a long standing reputation for quality and service. “Back then,“ owner Stephen Cheung says, “people liked to go […]

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Capital Bikeshare Proposed Locations For Capitol Hill

Dispersed evenly between commercial and residential locations on the Hill, Capital Bikeshare will be available to anyone wanting to take a quick ride to another part of the district. To see all of the proposed locations visit DDOT’s Capital Bikeshare website.

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Hill and Go Seek, a First-of-its-Kind Bicycle Event on Capitol Hill

Benefiting Ready, Willing & WorkingSaturday, August 28, 2010 5 – 8 pm(Check-in starts at 3 pm)After party at H Street Country Club CAPITOL HILL – Whether you are a bicycle enthusiast or just like a good competition, Hill and Go Seek is for you. For a $20 entry fee, teams of two are invited to […]

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Staying Cool Is Hard To Do, Use Cooling Centers In Case of Emergencies

DC Cooling Center Locations In response to the hotter than hot temperatures in DC, the city has opened four cooling centers where individuals can go for reprieve from the heat. District Cooling Centers will be activated from 12 pm to 6 pm on weekdays only at the following locations: 4 District FacilitiesOne Judiciary Square441 4th […]

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CANCELLED: Mark Your Calendars: June 29 – Capitol Hill Promotional Forum!

Due to summer schedules the forum was cancelled. Keep checking back here for rescheduled day and time. CHAMPS Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce, The Capitol Hill BID and Barracks Row Main Street Invite You to Attend: CAPITOL HILL PROMOTIONAL PARTNERSHIP FORUM Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Hill’s Kitchen – 719 D Street SE8:30 a.m. – 10 […]

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Help a City Out: Suggest Capital Bikeshare Locations

DDOT PPublic Invited to Help Map Out Capital Bikeshare NetworkOnline Survey Lets You Suggest Locations for Bikesharing Stations (Washington, D.C.) – The District Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), in partnership with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), has created an interactive online survey to solicit suggested locations for stations for Capital Bikeshare, the […]

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ARTventures on H TOMORROW!

CHAMPS Presents ARTventures on H on June 17. Thursday Night Art Walk Features Eleven Art Venues and Special Dining Discounts on H Street, NE. On June 17, CHAMPS – Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce presents ARTventures on H. From 5-7:30pm, twelve different galleries and art spaces along the H Street Corridor will open their doors […]

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