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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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Oktoberfest Needs You!

With Capitol Hill’s Oktoberfest fast approaching, Barracks Row Main Street needs volunteers to help acquire signatures from residents in the area around 8th Street SE for permission to close the street for the event on September 26. Volunteer times are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 6pm-8pm Saturdays and Sundays 10am-Noon or Noon-2pm, or any part […]

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DDOT Completes Phase One of Eastern Market Streetscape Work

7th Street, SE to Reopen on Schedule Phase Two to Begin on Monday, June 1photo by Julia Christian, CHAMPS (Washington, D.C.) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) completed phase one of the Eastern Market streetscape work on schedule. DDOT committed to finishing phase one by early June. Work began in early March and DDOT […]

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Profile of a Man in Blue

The men that make up the Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) team achieve new levels of personal and professional success every day. They work hard to keep Capitol Hill clean and beautiful while learning the skills to enable them to become productive citizens. Robert Mason, 49, came to RWW like so many do- desperate and […]

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Dear Capitol Hill BID,

I just wanted to share my appreciation and admiration for the BID’s help with Eastern Market Music. The guys are always there ahead of schedule, they’re cheerful, we get the moving done quickly — it’s a real joy. Plus I think the music is a real asset to the market and Donna and I just […]

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Sustainable Suggestion – Blackle.com “Saving energy one search at a time”

from treehugger.com-In 2007, TreeHugger Mark Ontkush wrote a post on his blog EcoIron titled “Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year.” The post lays out the following train of thought: “An all white web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts.” Google, which has a […]

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Edge Advertising Inc. Completes Re-Branding of Frager’s Hardware

Frager’s — Capitol Hill’s most beloved old-fashioned hardware store — has a new look. Established in the 1920’s, Frager’s iconic brand was near and dear to the hearts of several generations of faithful customers. Early this year Edge was presented with the challenge of modernizing Frager’s identity while retaining the traditional aesthetic. The re-branding project […]

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30 Years of Running – The Capitol Hill Classic 10K Sunday, May 17 2009

This Sunday, May 17, marks the 30th Annual Capitol Hill Classic. Everyone can participate with three different options for racers–10K, 3K and a children’s race.Cash prizes will go out to the top finishers overall. Visit the race website at http://www.capitolhillclassic.com for more information. Registration Update! Online registration will be closing Thursday at noon, however, in-person […]

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In Times of Uncertainty it is Always Better to be Prepared

This is why DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) will be conducting workshops to assist small businesses in creating Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) to deal with a major disaster (natural disastor or terrorist attack). Two such workshops will be held on Capitol Hill next Monday, May 18: 9:00 a.m. – St. Peters […]

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New Artistic Bike Rack Sighting!!

This new ‘bars and stripes’ bike rack was spotted on the corner of 3rd and Massachusetts SE, in front of Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. It is one of six designs chosen for the DC Creates Public Art Artistic Bike Racks contest. We can’t wait for more artistic bike racks to start showing up all over […]

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Artistic Bike Racks Coming to Eastern Market

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Councilmember Tommy Wells, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Executive Director Gloria Nauden, and District Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein gathered at the US Department of Transportation Southeast Plaza Monday April 27, 2009 to celebrate the completion and impending installation of six winning bike rack designs from the “DC […]

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Capitol Hill BID Awarded Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants

To help keep Capitol Hill beautiful, the Capitol Hill BID has been awarded three Cigarette Litter Prevention Program 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. “This is a real opportunity for the BID to […]

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Sustainable Suggestions

Actress and green living pioneer, Rachel McAdams, was recently in DC to film “State of Play” and while here she made a few visits to Capitol Hill. On her website www.greenissexy.org she and two friends give ‘living green’ tips and stay in touch with green friendly businesses all around the world. Her postcard for DC […]

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Beautification Master Plan Moves Forward

BID Beautification Committee Chairman Mark Holler (owner of Ginkgo Gardens) has done his homework. As part of the Committee’s effort to create a “Master Beautification Plan,” Ginkgo Gardens was commissioned to do a study of the condition of the 400 tree boxes and 13 light pole baskets maintained by the BID, and has made recommendations […]

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More ‘Bests’ to Celebrate

Congratulations to these Capitol Hill establishments selected as part of the “75 Best Bars” in the District by Washingtonian Magazine– Hawk ‘N’ Dove – Best Happy Hours – 329 Pennsylvania AveSonoma – Best Fine Wine— 223 Pennsylvania AvePour House – Best Casual Hangouts – 319 Pennsylvania AveRemingtons – Best Casual Hangouts – 639 Pennsylvania AveTune […]

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City Paper Readers Name Chateau-Animaux “Best Pet Store in DC”

Congratulations Chateau-Animaux for being selected as the 2009 Best Pet Store in Washington, DC, in the Washington City Paper’s annual Best of D.C. readers’ poll! To show their appreciation they are giving 20% off coupons, seen below, just print it out, take it in, and you’ll save 20% on any single item purchase! “We’re proud […]

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Taste of 8th Street on Barracks Row

Saturday April 25 from 1 to 4 pm Fifteen 8th Street restaurants will feature tasting samples of their specialties.New this year, Matchbox and Cava will join the food fest!It will be a day of international flavors- Indian, Italian, Salvadoran, Greek, Belgian, Louisiana Creole, Asian fusion are at ports of call up and down 8th Street. […]

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Tactics to Increase Customer Traffic – FREE Webinar April 21!

Even in tough economic times there are steps you can take to increase your business. Join the Capitol Hill BID, CHAMPS and Barracks Row Main Street for a FREE webinar presentation from successful business guru Jon Schallert. Click the photo to the left to download the full release. Choose one of two FREE viewings at […]

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