The Week Ahead…& Margaret Hollister: 1917-2019 – Also, Community Clean Up Next Saturday

Margaret Hollister, a Capitol Hill resident with a passion for literacy and education, was the driving force behind resurrecting the Friends of Southeast Library in the 1970s. The group is a strong advocate for the library and supports several library programs with funds from its almost-monthly book sales – one of the most successful in the city. The community owes her a debt of gratitude. She died on January 3, 2019, at 102.

Some 80 friends and relatives of Margaret Hollister gathered at Hill Center on Sunday, February 17, to celebrate her life.

The Week Ahead…. & Margaret Hollister:  1917 – 2019

by Larry Janezich

Monday, February 25

ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee Meets at 7:00pm, Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G Street. NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation of traffic study results for 8th & A Street intersection as well as 10th & East Capitol Street intersection – Naomi Klein, District Department of Transportation will provide study results but will not attend.

Evaluation of Commissioners’ lists of “pedestrian safety issues” to be grouped and prioritized for eventual submission to DDOT.

The 40th Annual 2019 Capitol Hill Classic 10K, 3K, and Fun Run – May 19 – Roberta Stewart.

Review of potential application for Maury Elementary under the Daytime School Zone Parking Act.

ANC 6A Community Outreach Committee meets at 7:00pm, Eastern High School Parent Center, 1700 East Capitol Street, NE. (Enter from East Capitol Street)

Among items on the draft agenda:

Unspecified committee Business.

Tuesday, February 26

ANC6B Executive Committee meets at 7:00pm at Hill Center.


To set the agenda for the meeting of ANC6B on March 12.

Wednesday, February 27

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) meets at 7:00pm, North Hall, Eastern Market. 

Among items on the draft agenda:

Independent Community Member election: Nomination Committee Chair, Chuck Burger.

Meeting with DGS

Testimony on DGS Performance

Meeting with Stanton Eastbanc re parking and the Memo of Understanding.

Market Manager’s Report

DSG’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for a flea market operator on the 300 block of 7th Street, SE.

Saturday, March 2

Community Litter Cleanup starts at 9:00am (Trusty’s and Atlas Vets have a 10:00am start).

Volunteer bags and glove pick-up locations include Fulcrum Properties – 1328 G Street, SE; Trusty’s – 1420 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; 7-11 – 1501 Independence Avenue, SE; Atlas Vet – 1326 H Street, NE; and Chik-fil-A – 1401 Maryland Avenue, SE (offering free breakfast sandwich to volunteers).  Volunteers return filled bags to any of these sponsors.  At 10:00 am, Fulcrum Properties offers mimosas, coffee and donuts to volunteers.  Info on rain cancellation will be available by emailing here:

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  1. Louise Fenner

    Thank you for highlighting Margaret Hollister. She was the most inspiring person I’ve ever known.