New Hill Photographer Holding Mini Sessions This Sunday, Oct. 20

Damon Bowe and family/Photo by Damon Bowe

Damon Bowe, Navy Yard dad of twins and owner of Rose Physical Therapy Group, is starting a new photography business and holding mini photo sessions this Sunday, Oct. 20, 8-11 a.m. near the Supreme Court.

“Because I take a TON of photos of my twins, I’ve become really proficient at family photography,” Damon said. “I also take photos for commercial clients like Yelp, Smithsonian, numerous personal … Read the rest

Fall Festivals This Saturday at Maury and Van Ness

This Saturday, Oct. 19, you have your choice of fall festivals. Or you can hit both of them up! Here are the deets.

Maury Elementary Fall Festival

WHAT: Food, music, haunted house, arts and crafts,
face painting, carnival games, and the ever popular cake walk.

WHERE: Maury Elementary, 1250 Constitution Ave NE. Enter from the playground.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHY: Help Maury 5th graders raise money to go to Space Camp.… Read the rest

Pumpkin Patch Adventure at Montpelier Farms

Pickin’ pumpkins at Montpelier Farms.

It’s fall, and AJ is crazy about “punkins!” My current criterion for a pumpkin patch is that it be nearby. Montpelier Farms in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is less than 25 miles and about 35 minutes from the Hill, so that does it. We headed off there today. This farm exceeded my expectations.

Montpelier Farms is holding its Fall Festival through Nov. 11. In October, it’s open on Friday evenings, Saturdays … Read the rest

Nicole Harkin Photography Offers Discount for CHK Readers

Photo by Nicole Harkin Photography

If you’re looking to do a family photography session–and from recent discussion on MOTH, I know that many of you are–check out Nicole Harkin’s beautiful photography. Nicole, a mom on the Hill, is offering 10 percent off if you mention that you found her through Capitol Hill Kid. Book here.

Here’s how Nicole describes her approach to family sessions: “Working with you and your family, I will make sure … Read the rest

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? New List: Neighbor Networks

I recently discovered some new-to-me Facebook groups that have improved my connection to the neighborhood. I thought it would be useful to compile all the neighbor networks that I know about for the benefit of new Hill families. Introducing a new page on CHK: Neighbor Networks, accessible in the top menu bar.

The neighbor networks are organized in the following categories (but additional categories are possible): Family and Kids; Family Biking; General Neighborhood; and … Read the rest

Hill-o-ween 2019!

Charles Allen, his daughter Cora and Heather Schoell/Photo by C. Allen

I am very excited to present Capitol Hill Kid’s first guest post! Heather Schoell is a Capitol Hill mom of two Eastern High School students, a Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty at Eastern Market and the organizer of Hill-o-ween for the past four years of its 20-plus-year history.

Okay, mummies and daddies, and all of you taxed but unrepresented people, … Read the rest

Let’s Talk Birthday Cakes!

AJ’s cake for birthday #3: Dinosaur cake!

We have been busy celebrating AJ’s birthday, his birth week– it just may go on all birth month! So let’s talk birthday cakes. In this post I would like to 1) share a few tips for novices (like me) who dare to make their own and 2) ask for your recs for a new list, draft title “Birthday Cake Bakeries On/Near the Hill,” which I hope to compile … Read the rest