Stephanie Goodloe, 40, was killed in a shooting on the 700 block of Kentucky Ave. SE early last Saturday, police said. Authorities arrested Donald Hairston, a 49-year-old resident of District Heights, Md., and charged him with first degree murder while armed in connection with the crime.
Friends, family and sympathetic members of the community have already donated more than $22,000 to support Goodloe’s daughter, Simaya.
Read more on the GoFundMe page:
Fundraiser Set Up for Woman Injured in Violent Carjacking in December — A Navy Yard resident set up a fundraising page for a woman who suffered multiple broken bones and teeth after a violent carjacking in Navy Yard in December. [PoPville]
Owners of Archibald Walk Treehouse Raising Money to Relocate Fort — Ellen Psychas and Bing Yee, who were recently ordered to remove their treehouse in Archibald Walk from public space, have set up an online fundraiser to relocate the castle-themed treehouse. [DCist]
Block of I Street SE Opens in Navy Yard — The stretch of I Street SE between 2nd Street SE and New Jersey Avenue SE opened yesterday with wide sidewalks and a bike lane. [JDLand]
Information On Area Criminals Hidden Behind Bureaucratic Criminals — Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B Commissioner Denise Krepp wrote an editorial about her difficulty finding information on the trial history of a man accused of brutally raping a Hill East woman. [The Hill Is Home]
This week, D.C. broke the record for time before the first snow of winter, and the snowless streak is set to continue at least through this weekend. With possible scattered showers across the area and temperatures reaching the low 60s on Sunday, this weekend is shaping up to be wet and relatively warm.
It is also shaping up to be a busy weekend in the Capitol Hill area, with the holidays over and multiple events planned across the area. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this weekend in the Capitol Hill area:
Freed Bodyworks Open House
Freed Bodyworks (1337 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Friday 5-7 p.m.
Learn about Freed Bodyworks’ newest services, meet practitioners, enter a raffle and snack on handmade pies, punch and mulled wine.
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE)
Saturday 9 a.m.-noon
The Basketball and cheerleading teams at Maury Elementary School are hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast to raise money for the basketball team’s annual trip and the cheerleading team’s trip to a championship competition in Virginia. The breakfast will include pancakes, bagels, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for preschoolers.
Winter Coat and Potato Giveaway
D.C. Armory (192 19th St. SE)
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hundreds of gently used winter coats and other clothing and more than 11 tons of potatoes will be distributed for free Saturday at the D.C. Armory. There is no need to pre-register for the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and everything will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in volunteering to help set up the event can arrive between 7:45 and 8 a.m. to help sort the clothes into men’s, women’s and children’s areas.
Friends of the Southeast Library Book Sale
Southeast Library (403 7th St. SE)
Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
So many books, so little time! Come to the Friends of Southeast Library book sale on the lower level of the library the second Saturday of each month. History, biography, mystery, fantasy, literature, photography, cookbooks — it’s all here! Plus, most books are only $1. Proceeds from the sale supplement programs for children.
Meet Up With Mendo
Ben’s Chili Bowl (1001 H St. NE)
Saturday 10-11 a.m.
Join DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson at a community ‘Meet Up’ in Ward 6. Share your questions and concerns with the Chairman on Saturday January 9, at 10 am until 11 am at the H street location of Ben’s Chili Bowl (1001 H Street Northeast). For more information call: 202.724.8032
12th Night Mardi Gras Party
Gallery O on H (1354 H St. NE)
Saturday 8-11 p.m.
The H Street corridor gallery will have live music, king cake, fortune tellers and more at their annual Twelfth Night party, celebrating the begining of the Mardi Gras season. There’s no charge but the gallery will be collecting donations for Santa’s Cause D.C., an organization that supports foster children in the area.
- Green Line Trains will operate on regular intervals between the Branch Avenue and College Park Stations, with shuttle buses replacing service to Greenbelt
- Silver Line Trains will operate between Wiehl Reston-East and East Falls Church only
- Red Line Trains will operate every 10-18 minutes
- Orange and Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes
- Rebuilding on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines will stop at noon on Sunday, allowing trains to run every 15 minutes Sunday evening for the NFL game at FedEx field
Hill East residents are raising money for a family whose house was damaged in a fire on Sunday.
A fundraising page set up by neighbors says that no one was injured in the fire but many personal belongings were destroyed or damaged. The fire broke out on the second floor of the family’s house on the 1800 block of Bay Street SE before sunrise Sunday.
The fundraiser was started by a group of neighbors identified only as “Bay Street Neighbors.”
So far, the fundraising page has raised more than half of its $2,000 goal. The Bay Street Neighbors who created the donation page could not be reached immediately to comment on the fund.
Photo via YouCaring/ Bay Street Neighbors
The informal run is part of 5K4Refugees international virtual 5K, which is raising money for CARE International’s efforts to help refugees in Turkey and elsewhere. The concept of a virtual 5K is that people around the world will organize small fundraising runs in their communities to raise money for the same cause.
H Street Runners, along with members of several other local running groups, including the Capitol Hill Running Club and the citywide Capital Striders, will start their run at 6:30 p.m. Thursday near the Capitol Building reflecting pool. The runners will run through the Mall in small groups, finishing at the reflecting pool.
Afterwards, runners will meet at Hamilton’s Bar and Grill at 233 2nd St. NW for a post-run happy hour.
The race was organized by H Street Runners member Adam Siple, who heard about the international event from a friend and fellow runner.
“I can’t take credit for the larger initiative, I just thought I could organize a local run since I happen to be coordinating events for H Street Runners anyway,” he said. “There was some significance here because we are the nation’s capital, and other people in the club seemed to agree and really helped put it together and get the word out.”
Siple said he expects 50-60 people to participate in the run, but emphasized that it is an informal gathering and participants will run in small groups to prevent any disruptions around the Mall. Any interested in running are welcome to arrive and can RSVP and find more information on the Facebook event page.
Runners or supporters can donate to CARE’s refugee relief fund online.
While temperatures are expected to warm into the 60s tomorrow, Siple said the runners are prepared to face the cold if the heat doesn’t stick around past sundown.
“This is a very significant showing for a run in December,” he said. “It might be cold and dark tomorrow but it’s pretty cold and dark right now if you’re a refugee I imagine, so the least we can do is run.”
Photo via Facebook/ 5K4Refugees International Virtual 5K
The family of four, which neither police nor neighbors have named, is hoping to raise money to move into a new home. A neighbor set up a donation page for the family over the weekend, seeking to raise $20,000.
The attack happened on the 1800 block of A Street SE between 2 and 3 p.m. Oct. 13. The woman was working from home when a man entered through an unlocked door and assaulted her. According to the fundraising page, the woman needed surgery to reset three broken bones in her face.
“The violent nature of the attack was so traumatic that the family is staying with friends and wants to sell their apartment and move immediately,” a letter on the fundraising page says. “Your donations will help a wonderful family of 4 who endured the unimaginable find a new home where they can feel safe and rebuild their life.”
On Oct. 15, police outside of the District arrested a man believed to be the attacker. Police have yet to release the name of the man arrested, but say that he does face first degree sexual abuse and burglary charges.
Photo via Google Maps
High-end clothing, purses and baby gear are expected to come to a yard sale at a Capitol Hill school this weekend.
The Maury Elementary School Parent Teacher Association is planning to include a “Couture Corner” at its annual yard and bake sale Saturday. The event, which raises money for the school, is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1212 Constitution Ave. NE, rain or shine.
To make the Couture Corner possible, the PTA is asking Capitol Hill residents to donate items in “excellent condition” from Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Ergobaby and other similar brands. Locals can drop off these donations, along with any other items for the sale, at the school.
The high-end goods will be sold at “fair prices,” according to the PTA. But after 1 p.m., shoppers can pay $20 to load up a Maury reusable bag with whatever will fit.
Photo via Flickr/Robert Sheie