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NOV. 9, 2016



There's less than a week left to enter the 2016 Capitol Hill Banner Design Contest! The Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) and the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) are collaborating on a competition to give artists in the Art League a unique opportunity to celebrate our community through creative talents. The competition, open to CHAL members, is to design all-weather banners that will be on display all around the Hill for nearly a year.

For complete guidelines and entry information for the contest, click here. The deadline for entries is November 15, 2016 and the winners will be announced on December 1, 2016. After the winners are selected, production will begin and the new banners will be hung around The Hill in mid-January for all to enjoy!

Artists may enter up to three (3) submissions and will pay a flat entry fee of $15 (total for all three entries). The BID will select up to four (4) winning entries and artists will receive $500 for the winning designs.

We're looking forward to showcasing our community's artistic talent and passion for Capitol Hill! Please contact Michelle Valeri at with any questions.

Mark your calendars for our 2016 Holiday Events!

The 10th Annual Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 26, 2016
NE Quadrant of Eastern Market Metro Plaza

Join us for the 10th Annual Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 26th at 5:30PM in the NE Quadrant of the Eastern Market Metro Plaza! Our "Men in Blue" will serve hot chocolate and doughnuts while local musical groups including Joyous Voices, the Washington Youth Choir and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop's Suzuki Strings perform your favorite holiday carols!

Kathy Didden will flip the switch to illuminate the tree that was planted to honor her late husband George Didden for his many contributions to the Capitol Hill community.

The 3rd Annual Capitol Hill Community Menorah Lighting
Monday, December 26, 2016
NE Quadrant of Eastern Market Metro Plaza

The Capitol Hill BID and Hill Havurah will host the 3rd Annual Capitol Hill Community Menorah Lighting on Monday, December 26th at 5:00PM in the NE Quadrant of the Eastern Market Metro Plaza. 

There will be hot chocolate, potato latkes, jelly doughnuts and festive Hanukkah music as BID Past Chairman Paul Pascal illuminates the menorah that was dedicated to him in 2014 for his seven years of service as Chairman of the Capitol Hill BID.


Summit to Soul, Barracks Row's woman-owned athleisure boutique, is more than simply retail. They've got a jam-packed schedule of events, from weekly fun runs to pop-up classes with local yoga and fitness studios. Be sure to check out their November events below (see the full list here)! Can't make it to the store? You can also shop their incredible selection of eco-friendly, sustainably-sourced or Made in USA products online.

November 14th: 405 Yoga Pop Up Class
405 Yoga will be popping up at Summit To Soul! The class will be a dynamic combination of strength, sweat, and zen. Check in at 6:45pm, class starts at 7pm.

November 21st: Biker Barre Pop Up Class
Back by popular demand! Biker Barre returns to Summit To Soul on Monday, November 21 for an evening of barre, wine, and shopping.  

November 28th: Barre3 Pop Up Class
Barre3 - located near Union Station - is functional training with a twist. Rooted in three fitness disciplines—ballet barre, pilates and yoga—barre3 workouts will have you feeling strong and balanced inside and out. They will be popping up at Summit To Soul on November 28th. Check in at 6:45pm, class starts at 7pm.

Every Wednesday: Summit To Soul Run Club
Meet at Summit To Soul for our 6:30 pm Run Club. Distances of two to four miles -- strollers, leashes and all paces strongly encouraged.

Every Sunday: Miles to Mimosas Run Club
Meet at Summit To Soul for our 9:30 am Run Club. Distances of two to four miles -- strollers, leashes and all paces strongly encouraged. Enjoy a mimosa afterwards -- you earned it!

The Hill is Home compiled this great list of election results for Ward 6. Congratulations to all of the local candidates!

Voter Turnout:

Citywide Turnout: 60.04%
Ward 6 Turnout: 62.66%

Citywide Turnout: 60.94%
Ward 6 Turnout: 59.08%

Citywide Turnout: 62.53%
Ward 6 Turnout: 65.82%

President & Vice President:
Hillary Clinton – Tim Kaine: 87.72%
Donald Trump – Michael Pence: 4.83%
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives:
Eleanor Holmes Norton: 81.18%

At-Large City Council:
Robert White won with 37.9% of the votes citywide and 35.82% in Ward 6
David Grosso won the second seat with 17.84% of the votes citywide and 20.17% in Ward 6

At-Large Member of the Board of Education:
Ashley Carter won with 32.44% of the vote citywide and 34.98% in Ward 6. Her closest competitor, Mary Lord got 28.78% citywide and 28.62% in Ward 6.

Advisory Referendum B: “Advisory Referendum on the State of New Columbia Admission Act Resolution of 2016”
Citywide: 79.18%
Ward 6: 79.19%

Ward 6 ANC Results:

6A01 Marie-Claire Brown
6A02 Phil Toomajian (incumbent)
6A03 Michael B Soderman (incumbent)
6A04 Matt Levy (incumbent)
6A05 Patrick Malone (incumbent) defeated challenger Yair Inspektor
6A06 Stephanie Zimny (incumbent) defeated challenger H.J. Amons Sr.
6A07 Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (incumbent)
6A08 Calvin Ward (incumbent)

6B01 Jennifer E Samolyk (incumbent)
6B02 Diane Hoskins (incumbent)
6B03 James M Loots (incumbent)
6B04 Kirsten Oldenburg (incumbent)
6B05 Steve Hagedorn (incumbent)
6B06 Nick Burger (incumbent)
6B07 Aimee M. Grace
6B08 Chander Jayaraman (incumbent)
6B09 Daniel Ridge (incumbent)
6B10 Kathryn Denise Krepp (incumbent) defeated challenger Cam Norris
6B10 James Zeigler

6C01 Christine Healey
6C02 Karen Wirt (incumbent)
6C03 Scott Price (incumbent)
6C04 Mark Eckenwiler (incumbent)
6C05 Chris Miller (incumbent)
6C06 Heather Edelman

6D01 Gail Fast beat challengers Dorinda “Rindi” White, Martin Welles, and Wes Ven Johnson
6D02 Cara Lea Shockley beat challenger Paul Biedlingmaier
6D03 (no candidate)
6D04 Andy Litsky (incumbent)
6D05 Roger Moffatt (incumbent) beat challengers Katelynd Mahoney, Rebekah Caruthers, and Dana Lutenegger
6D06 Rhonda Natalie Hamilton (incumbent)
6D07 Meredith Fascett (incumbent)

6E01 Alexander M. “Alex” Padro (incumbent) beat challenger Mary A. Sutherland
6E02 Anthony Brown beat challengers Leroy Thorpe, Valerie Randolph, and Eugene Simms
6E03 Frank S. Wiggins (incumbent) beat challenger Kennith James
6E04 Lily Roberts beat challengers Sterlicia Rodney, Mohammed Seid, and Phil Tsolakidis
6E05 Alex Marriott beat challenger Marge Maceda
6E06 Alvin Judd Sr.
6E07 Kevin M. Rogers

Bring your pups and join Rural Dog Rescue on November 19th for their annual dog wash. From 10am to 5pm, volunteers will give your muddy pooch a wash and towel dry for $15.

All proceeds go directly to the rescue. Pamper your pooches AND help the underdogs! It's a win-win!

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