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Weekend Round Up August 21, 2014

Quick, before the summer fades away: Ri Ra soccer parties, Dolley day at Dumbarton, yoga in the park, Salamander's first birthday.

Unique Events Mark 200th Anniversary of Washington's Capture and Burning

Two hundred years on Sunday, Washington's government and military buildings were on fire. The nation's capital was occupied by British forces. A nation's shame and defeat would be reversed in three weeks at Fort McHenry.

Uber Begins Delivery Service Test in D.C.

The car service Uber launched a grocery service in D.C. this week, testing the quick-delivery business model in upmarket neighborhoods.

Dump the Dumpsters

If you have been traveling around Georgetown within the last several months, you may have thought to yourself that there ...

Mayor’s Race: Washington, D.C., Progressive City

Jim Hudson was present at the creation. By that, I mean he was an active participant in the first mayoral ...

Jack Evans Report

It’s hard to believe that the first day of school in the District is coming up next week. You ...

The Emotion of Becoming an American Citizen

These days, if you want to talk about immigration, or naturalization, or American citizenship, people are likely to get angry ...

BID Can Help You Create a Parklet


The Georgetown Business Improvement District wants to help create parkets around town. The following is from the Georgetown BID:

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This Week: Injustice in Missouri, Emotion and 'The Giver'

Amid other bad international news, the shooting of Michael Brown agitates many, as we consider our place in the greater society of America.

Woman on Moped, Struck by Truck, Dies

A women, riding her moped on Connecticut Avenue last week, was struck by a truck. She later died at the hospital.

Mr. Smith's on M Street to Close by September

Chalk up another loss for classic Georgetown restaurants: opened almost 50 years ago, Mr. Smith's will soon close.

Weekend Round Up August 8, 2014

Mid-August doings: Yanni at Wolf Trap, bio-architecture at National Building Museum and Georgetown Family Festival at Dumbarton House.

Neyla Restaurant to Close Aug. 17

A popular oasis of Middle Eastern cuisine, Neyla on N Street will close Sunday but hopes to find another place.

New Guidelines Allow Online Alcohol Services to Operate in D.C.

Trying to stay current with internet commerce, D.C.'s alcohol board lists requirements to online services for liquor delivery.

American Gal: This Long-Lived Lauren Was a Real Betty

Lauren Bacall was the last of classic Hollywood actresses. While defined by her time with Humphrey Bogart, Bacall remained very much her own, smart American woman.

Robin Williams: He Left Us Laughing for a Lifetime

They stuffed the news in right at the end of a local news broadcast, leading into a national one, yesterday ...

Love Locks Getting Clipped Off Key Bridge, DDOT Says

Like those in Paris, locks of love are now on Key Bridge -- but not for long, as D.C. transportation department is cutting them off the railing on Thursday.

Major Construction Projects in Town Are Underway

It seems like half of Georgetown is under reconstruction half the time. On the list: Duke Ellington School, Hyde-Addison School, Rose Park playground and the old Georgetown Theater.

D.C. Parks to Begin Closing Spray Parks, Outdoor, Children's Pools; Volta, Jelleff Pools to Close Aug. 24

The summer will soon be coming to a close -- with schools opening and public pools closing.

In Our Town: African Leader at Press Club Thanks U.S., Sees 'Africa Rising'

It's not every day you get a chance to meet Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore. But this is Washington, D.C., and last week the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit was held here -- and we knew all about it, thanks to sirens, motorcades and receptions.

Police to Issue Tickets to Litterers

Watch out: that trash could cost you cash. D.C. Police will be enforcing anti-littering laws with $75 tickets and more.

Weekend Round Up August 7, 2014

What's up: Japanese architecture, music at Washington Harbour, Dolley Madison and the War of 1812 and paintings by Caroline Adams at Susan Calloway Fine Arts.

40 Years Ago: When the President Resigned

In Washington, the shadows of past presidents remain. This week, we recall when President Richard Nixon resigned.

At Summit, Equatorial Guinea’s President Looks to Soften Image

You may have seen the motorcades around the city. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is on. Here is a look at one long-time African ruler, Teodoro Obiang.

Streetcars Getting Real Along H Street

Don't park your car along H Street and block the new streetcars. On-the-street training -- and ticketing -- began today.

Monday Musings: Baseball, Africa Summit, Jim Brady

It is a busy first full week of August -- wars, games, summits, protests -- and the passing of Patsy Burton and of Jim Brady. Prayers are always welcomed for the world.

Infectious Diseases Put World and D.C. on Alert

While we may want to have a summit, university forum or vacation across the world, any threat of disease is first on the check list.

2nd District Community-Police Ride Is Tonight

Get your bike now: hhere is your chance to ride through the mean streets of Georgetown with several of our local MPD officers.

Weekend Round Up July 31, 2014

Here is what is going on: International Beer Day, Mary Chapin Carpenter at Wolf Trap, first-ever Tysons Corner concert series, "Pride and Prejudice" at Dumbarton House.

Expect Traffic Problems During Summit Next Week

With all the world leaders in the city, you can bet on road closures and detours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

BID's Bistro Chair and Canal Mural Projects Begin

The Georgetown BID's new programs -- Bistro Chair pilot project and Georgetown Gongoozlers -- aim to involve people, art and raise funds for a new canal boat.

Amid the News of Our Sad, Messy World, Daily Routines Uplift

Yes, "the world is a mess," said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright over the weekend, which prompted writer Gary Tischler to count a few daily blessings.

Equinox Fitness Acquires Sports Club/LA

The upscale Sports Club/LA on M Street in the West End and those elsewhere are to be taken over by Equinox, another fancy gym.

UPDATE on 90-Day Stay: D.C. Ban on Handguns Carried Outside the Home Struck Down

While it to be contested or the law amended by the District of Columbia government, the D.C. ban on handguns carried outside the home was struck down a Federal judge over the weekend.

Silver Line Opens With Pols and Fanfare

After years of waiting and billions of dollars spent, McLean, Tysons and Reston get their Metrorail connection to Washington, D.C., and beyond.

Floating Food Boat Coming to the Potomac

Thanks to Nauti Foods, D.C’s first food boat, paddlers on the Potomac River can now grab a quick ...

Trumps, D.C. Officials Break Ground on Old Post Office Redevelopment

The new ultraluxeTrump Hotel at the Old Post Office will bring a new energy to Pennsylvania Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood.

Weekend Round Up July 24, 2014

Check off this list: Caroline Adams at Susan Calloway, acupuncture seminar, talk on Lucretia Mott at Peabody Room, Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir.

Say Goodbye to Styrofoam

What to do next after taxing bags? Get rid of plastic foam takeout containers by 2016, says the District Council.

James Garner: One All-American Actor Everyone Loved

From "Maverick," "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook," he was the man who did not want to be the hero, although he did just that.

Georgetowners Tight With Thailand Thanks to Annual Thai Village

It is one of Georgetown's newest favorite annual events, letting visitors become a little more Thai for a few hours.

Trendy SoulCycle Set to Open Aug. 2 on M Street

Get ready, you hot soul cyclists, the perspiring and inspiring classes of SoulCycle will be here next week.

Weekend Round Up July 17, 2014

Check out: Plein Air Easton; Bethesda Row Sidewalk Sale; "Don Giovanni" at the Castleton Festival; Zoogazing at the National Zoo; and Thai Village in Georgetown.

D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Law Now in Effect

What was once a $1,000 fine and possible jail time becomes a $25 fine -- for a one-ounce or less possession of marijuana.

Newest Bikeshare Station at 34th & K

The Capital Bikeshare system just keeps growing -- newest station in Georgetown is down near the river at 34th and K Streets.

The Boomerang Pirate Ship at Washington Harbour

It was a beautiful evening cruise on Boomerang's pirate boat for members of the Georgetown Business Association. Luckily, no one walked the plank.

A Bow to an Astonishing Quintet of Talent

We note the passing of Lorin Varencove Maazel, James McGregor Burns, Nadine Gordimer, Johnny Winter and Elaine Stritch.

Patriotic Fun Caps Off CAG's Concerts in the Park

For Georgetown children, the July 4th fun continued Sunday with a concert, ice cream and things red, white and blue at Rose Park, thanks to the Citizens Association of Georgetown and sponsors.

Cajun Restaurant, Yummi Crawfish, Set to Debut on Wisconsin Avenue

Georgetown is about to get a Cajun restaurant, Yummi Crawfish -- and it's a first for the new business.

Bastille Day Celebrates 225th Anniversary of the French Revolution

Washington, D.C., is a great place to celebrate Bastille Day -- from the French Embassy to the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton, can-can girls in Adams Morgan and dance and music at Hillwood.

Rita Moreno: a Living American Portrait

A lucky audience at the National Portrait Gallery got a chance to see and hear actress Rita Moreno tell stories from her quite lively life.

2nd District Community-Police Ride Is Tonight

Quick, grab your bike and meet the police at 26th and P for a unique neighborhood ride.

Weekend Round Up July 10, 2014

Another nice mix for your weekend fix: Shot-in-the-Dark Golf, "Madame Butterfly" at Castleton, "Fantasia" at Wolf Trap, World Cup party at Georgetown Ritz-Carlton, "Ride Towards Wellness," a library program for woman and bicycling.

M Street’s Rhino Bar Forced to Close For 5 Days

Well, at least it was the July 4th weekend. Rhino Bar is closed by the ABC Board until Sunday for serving an underage student.

Memorial Service for Food Writer Walter Nicholls, July 11

Come and say your final good bye to Walter Nicholls on Friday at the Friends Meeting House on Florida Avenue near Dupont Circle.

Our 4th of July Transcends Americans' Distrust, Doldrums

We, the American people, took to the streets and backyards to celebrate independence in own own way, despite a loss of confidence in the government and the economy.

Wanted: Managing Editor, Georgetown Media Group

Here is a job opportunity that you don't see every day: a chance to be a managing editor in Washington, D.C., and Georgetown.

Happy Birthday, America! July 4th Events, Places to View Fireworks

Washington, D.C., is one of best places in America to celebrate the 4th of July -- here are prime events and places to see the fireworks.

Weekend Round Up July 3, 2014

Coming right up: Lolde at Blues Alley, "Madam Butterfly" at Castleton, the Aloha Boys in McLean, an art show at the Powerhouse for Washington and Beijing -- and Capital Fringe Festival.

Kenyan Officials Visit the Folklife Festival

The Folklife Festival resumes tomorrow and runs until July 6 -- and Kenyan officials stopped by in time to check the exhibits of Kenya, which is a featured nation in the festival.

Fourth of July Travel Advisory

Look for road closures from the U.S. Capitol and National Mall to Arlington and all spots in between, including bridges and the George Washington Parkway.

American Successes: Wayne Curry and Paul Mazursky

One a politician and another a film director. Different lives in America. Both positive talents that made a difference.

Hillandale Tiff on Yellen Security Makes Wall Street Journal

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has a security detail that seems too much for her Hillandale neighbors.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight

At tonight's meeting, meet new advisory neighborhood commissioner Dennis Quinn and learn about the Taste of Georgetown and Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Woman Pulled From River Ruled a Suicide

Found floating just feet from the banks of the Potomac River June 23, the woman, who died later in the hospital, committed suicide.

Howard Baker, Diana McLellan: Luminaries of a Lost Washington

It’s likely that Diana McLellan, when she wrote the dishy, witty gossip column, “The Ear,” may have had occasion ...

Weekend Round Up June 26, 2014

Get ready for the weekend: DDOT meeting at Palisades Library; Bromley Dinner to benefit school girls in Africa; Beethoven's 9th at Wolftrap; Jack the Bulldog's first birthday party.

China and Kenya Are the Stars at This Year’s Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall is back this summer for its 48th season with the music, dancing and food of China and Kenya.

Remarkable Men: The Charm and Talents of Wallach and Ajami

Writer and Middle East commentator Fouad Ajami and beloved actor Eli Wallach plied their craft in different arenas but taught us so much all the same.

Crime Museum Reveals Dark Side of Counterfeiting

Those faux purses or sunglasses may be more than half-price, but counterfeiting is not a harmless crime, the Crime Museum asserts.

Marion Barry, His Book Tour and a Unique Media Dinner

Journalists had a unique chance to have dinner with Marion Barry, author of the new book, "Mayor For Life," at Look Supper Club and talk about just about anything.

EastBanc Obtains Contract for Gateway to Georgetown

Already working on a condo project near Key Bridge, Georgetown's western gateway, EastBanc signs for the gas station on Pennsylvania Avenue at Georgetown's eastern gateway.

Weekend Round Up June 19, 2014

Up for this week: Old Print Gallery, Alliance for Justice, Wolftrap's Pixar concert, coffee at Das Restaurant, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the library, ice cream at Dumbarton House.

Submit Art to Georgetown BID by June 22 for C&O Canal Mural Project

The C&O Canal will celebrated in a mural project by the Georgetown BID at the closed Latham Hotel at 3000 M St., NW.

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled

The Washington Redskins get another kick for their name -- this time, by the Patent and Trademark Office -- but not as hard as thought by critics.

BuddhaFest: Mindfulness for Stressed Washingtonians

Just over Key Bridge, relax and check out BuddhaFest at the Artisphere in Rosslyn, today through June 22.

Ron Swarthout Honored by GBA at Warm, Exuberant Luncheon

A testament to hometown humility, businessman Ron Swarthout was honored by the Georgetown Business Association.

Five Americans Who Lived and Left America a Better Place for All

As we remember the likes of Ruby Dee or Casey Kasem, we recall a few more -- and know how they enlarged and enlarge our lives.

1055 High Condos Sell Out

Well, it's too late now. It appears that the seven condos at high-end 1055 High on Wisconsin Avenue have sold old.

Reading of ‘Ulysses’ Climaxes Tonight at Georgetown Public Library

We know, we know, it's James Joyce, and it's difficult. But you have a chance tonight to hear the novel read with its famous ending soliloquy. Now, that's a smart move.

Weekend Round Up June 12, 2014

The Georgetown Business Association Leadership Luncheon, honoring Ron Swarthout of Georgetown Floorcoverings, is at noon, June 18, at Tony and Joe's Seafood Place.

BID Report: Optimistic Assessment of Georgetown’s Economy

Brimming with data, ideas and direction, the State of Georgetown Report 2014 by the Georgetown Business Improvement District sees a bright future for D.C.'s oldest neighborhood.

Georgetown's Favorite Barber, Ed Lara, Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack

Ed Lara, owner of Georgetown Hairstyling, the classic 35th Street barber shop, died suddenly on June 7.

Through War, Movies and Baseball, We Remember Suzi Best

Suzi Gookin, a columnist for The Georgetowner during the 1970s and 1980s, was memorialized for making quite an impression and her own history.

Schwartz's Run Mixes Up D.C. Mayoral Race

In a surprise move, former councilmember and mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz announced that she is running for mayor. Things just got a little more interesting.

End of a Rocky Road for Serendipity 3 in D.C.

It is over for Washington's version of Serendipity 3, after mismanagement and other problems make it quietly close its doors.

Community Happenings

Coming right up in Georgetown: June 6, Volta Park Gala at Visi Prep; June 10, BID annual meeting; June 18, GBA luncheon.

A Walking and Biking Trail from Palisades to Georgetown?

Some see the old Glen Echo trolley right-of-way as a chance to construct a trail for walking and biking. Others want the land left alone in its natural state.

Weekend Round Up June 5, 2014

First weekend of June has this for you: Volta Park Gala, a town favorite; "Total Art " at the Women's Museum; Bible lecture at Georgetown University.

America Salutes the Flag

“. . . May the heaven-rescued land praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation,” wrote Georgetown lawyer Francis Scott ...

The Enduring Power and Presence of the Star-Spangled Banner

When we planned the dedication of the new Star-Spangled Banner gallery at the National Museum of American History, it was ...

It's a Star-Spangled Summer: Calendar

From Georgetown and Washington, D.C., to Baltimore and Fort McHenry, it is a star-spangled summer with events and activities ...

ANC 2E to Meet Monday, June 2

ANC 2E will discuss Hyde-Addison School designs, Rose Parks designs and the alterations to make the old Alexander Memorial Baptist Church a residential complex.

Being Green: Good for the Land and Your Body

At the Green Festival downtown, one had the chance to see how environmentally awareness helps you and the world.

Weekend Round Up May 29, 2014

Your weekly reminder: Project Gravitas at the Four Seasons; Children's Theatre at Oatlands; Tom Goss party; Spotlight on Design at Building Museum.

Maya Angelou: a Vivid, Grounded, Transcendent American Woman

An inspiration beyond her poetry, Maya Angelou left her fellow Americans with words and deeds to live by.

The Green Festival: Your Ticket to a Cleaner, Healthier Life

The Green Festival, America’s largest sustainability and green living event, will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ...

Homeless Student Earns Full Scholarship to Georgetown University

An achiever from Anacostia is headed to the other side of the city and ready to tackle her college studies.

Memorial Day: the Heart of the Matter and Meaning of America

For those who embrace Memorial Day in its main mission, it is a day of touching, happy and bittersweet connections.

Glover Park Waitress Says She Was Sexually Assaulted

A 19-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a man early Saturday morning in the Glover Park neighborhood.

Rose Park Renovations Set to Begin in July

A neighborhood favorite, Rose Park will get new playground equipment and more during the summer.

Weekend Round Up May 22, 2014

What's up for Memorial Day weekend? Capital Wheel opening, Potomac Waterfowl Festival, Memorial Day Parade, Hunt County Stable Tour, Sunset at Mount Vernon and "Viva Vienna!"

Restored Wisconsin Avenue Traffic Lanes Applauded

Here's a good traffic alert: Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park, just north of Georgetown, is moving along nicely after a return to previous lane set-ups.

WPA’s Bilfield Touts D.C.’s Musical Collaboration

At the helm of Washington Performing Arts for a year, Jenny Biefield takes an cooperative and inclusive view of the city's arts communities.

Halcyon House to Make Public Debut With May 31 Awards Gala and As HQ for Social Innovators

Halcyon House, which has not held a large public event since December 2011, is set to make its grand unveiling ...

Potomac Overflows Its Banks at Georgetown, Too

It's springtime flood time. For most, not too bad -- but the Potomac RIver let us know who is in charge.

With Corcoran Partition, Old Fillmore School on 35th Street to Be Sold

The old Fillmore School may soon be up for sale with the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

A Weekend Alive With Music: Volta Park, Adams Morgan, Embassy Series

With the rain and the fire past, this weekend gave us a chance to enjoy life and its many kinds of music.

Trash Containers Will Get Picked Up

William Howland, director of the Department of Public Works functions, told those at the April 28 advisory neighborhood commission meeting ...

Md. Gov. O'Malley Touts 'Star-Spangled Banner' Bicentennial Celebrations

Speaking of the War of 1812, the flag, the anthem and Francis Scott Key, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley shows he knows and loves American history.

Weekend Round May 15, 2014

It's an interesting mix ahead: Rebecca McCabe at Volta Park, Alex and Ani charity sale, Trio Caliente at Blues Alley, Fred Maroon show at Artists' Proof and Cultural Leadership Breakfast with Jenny Bilfield of WPAS.

Graduation Weekend Is Upon Us: Gates, Lew, Case at G.U.; Andres, Milken at G.W.

After American and Howard last weekend, now it is Georgetown's and George Washington's time for graduation ceremonies.

Washington Monument Reopens: Fresh Views

After a Saturday media preview, the Washington Monument looked ship-shape and ready to take on its many visitors after being closed for almost three years for repairs.

Carine's Bridal Purchases Georgetown Café Building

With the relocation of Carine's Bridal, Book Hill shops will get a classy retail addition.

Weekend Round Up May 8, 2014

It's Mother's Day weekend: brunch at Capella or Salamander, Men Against Breast Cancer, Georgetown Garden Tour and "The Admission."

Providential President

It is one of the givens in the litany of American bedrock beliefs that many people dream of and aspire ...

Q&A With Theresa DeGioia

She holds a position never held before at Georgetown University: spouse of the university president. She arrived as Theresa Miller ...

Mission of the Georgetown Community Partnership

It was “one of the great moments for Georgetown,” says Jack DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, when the neighborhood and ...

Kitty Kelley’s Next Book Will Be on Georgetown

Look out, Georgetowners, famed and feared biographer Kitty Kelley – who has written about Jackie O, Sinatra, Oprah and the Bush ...

ANC’s Peter Prindiville Saluted

Advisory neighborhood commissioner Peter Prindiville resigned from the ANC because he is graduating Georgetown University and leaving town. Prindiville called ...

The Weekend That Was: Correspondents, Opera, the Derby and Much More

Last weekend, one of the bigger events was the Correspondents' Dinner and parties surrounding it -- and that was but one aspect of a jam-packed Washington.

Sewerage Overflow Spills Into C&O Canal

The C&O Canal was contaminated by sewerage overflow due to Wedneday's big storm. The Capital Crescent Trail remains shut down.

Wife Killer Albrecht Muth Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

The killer of 91-year-old Viola Herms Drath is not expected to get out of prison until he is in his 90s.

Who Me? Mr. Sterling, the Man in the Mirror and Media Hypocrisy

There is more to this story, especially media-wise, about the Clippers owner and our own reactions.

Weekend Round Up May 1, 2014

Up for this busy weekend: Spring Art Walk, Landon School Azalea Garden Fest, Annual Running of the Chihuahuas, Andrew Wyeth, Circulator Pop-Up Meeting and Chanticleer.

ANC Tonight: Public Works and Trash Containers, Exorcist Steps Condos, Baptist Church Condos

The ANC meeting tonight gives you a chance to talk with the public works director about those containers on Georgetown sidewalks. Plus: new condo plans outlined again.

DMV Office to Reopen Tomorrow, April 29

After being shut down two years ago, Georgetown's DMV office on M Street will reopen tomorrow in a new, expanded space.

Retailer Alice and Olivia Set to Make Mid-Atlantic Debut in Georgetown

High-end women's clothing boutique Alice + Olivia has signed a 10-year lease to fill the retail space at 3303 M Street, NW, left vacant since Qdoba Mexican Grill closed in January.

Nike Women’s Half Marathon Saturday

Back for its second year and including 15,000 participants, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon runs through D.C ...

Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy Celebrates 'American Secret Garden'

Dumbarton Oaks Park, part of the National Park Service, is being restored to its original landscaped splendor by an dedicated group of Georgetowners.

Reasons to Hang in Georgetown This Weekend

While a beautiful weekend beckons with many choices, the old hometown has some events to check out.

Weekend Round Up April 24, 2014

It's quite a mix: Casey Trees Awards, French Market, Happy Hour With Artists, Christ Church Art Show and Oatlands Gala and Jack Arts Center.

Public Works Floods the Town With Trash Containers

D.C.’s Department of Public Works has delivered new trash and recycling containers to residents in Georgetown. But you ...

Georgetown Senior Center Receives Donation

The Georgetowner, in partnership with EagleBank, presents the Georgetown Senior Center with a check representing the proceeds of this past ...

Part of K Street to Close for Inspection of Whitehurst Freeway Bridge Over K Street, NW, April 22 to 23

There will be lane closures tomorrow and Wednesday on K Street under the Whitehurst Freeway.

Sexual Assault Suspect Described by Park Police

A description of the suspect involved in a April 1 sexual assault has been released.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Magical, Real Words of Beauty and Life

A great writer and master wordsmith, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died, but his beautiful words live on to the delight of anyone who can think and feel.

Weekend Round Up April 17, 2014

This weekend is busy: D.C. Film Fest, Walk to End Lupus, Capella's Eggs-travanza, Hill Country Barbecue, Messiah Sing-along.

Earth Day Events, Close to Home

Check the selection of events for Earth Day -- from walks to speeches -- for yourself and the environment.

Get Ready for Easter Celebrations

Easter in the nation's capital is a special time -- and then there's the White House Easter Egg Roll to add to the magic.

FBI Seeks Info on Bank Robber

Three times, a bank robber has hit nearby banks -- and the FBI wants your help in catching him.

DMV to Open April 29 in Georgetown; New IDs Coming

With twice the space, the new DMV center is near its old location -- and some favorite Georgetown spots.

Celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day on April 16

This Wednesday is an official public holiday in the District, complete with a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue.

It’s Also the Season of Potholes

Spring is definitely here -- and so are potholes. D.C. is ready with its "Potholepalooza" to find and fix those car-rattling surprises.

Who Is Making a Small Fortune Off Medicare?

Did Medicare really pay nearly 4,000 doctors more than $1 million each? A new report says yes.

Weekend Round Up April 10, 2014

Quite the mix: tours at Oatlands, Make-a-Wish "Walk for Wishes," Choral Evensong at Christ Church and yoga at the library.

New on M Street: DMV Center, DSW, Bhldn

Shoe discounter DSW and Anthropologie's bridal shop are open. The DMV center has a ribbon-cutting Monday, April 14.

Applicants Camp Out for 4 Liquor Licenses in Georgetown

Waiting in line for liquor licenses in Georgetown causes a bit of a media buzz.

April 9 Crime Report: Mugging Near Volta Park

As previously reported, street crime in Georgetown has increased. On 11 p.m., April 2, a robbery - police added that ...

Potomac’s Present & future

We live near it, skim its surface, appreciate its natural beauty -- and taste it every day. It is the powerful ...

Ellington School Designs Pass

Modernization designs for the landmark Duke Ellington School of the Arts at 3500 R St., NW, were mostly approved by ...

ANC Report: Hyde-Addison Plans Look to Be Approved; Latham; EastBanc Condos

The Hyde-Addison Elementary School at 3219 O St., NW, has revised plans to expand its school and play areas, as ...

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney: No Small Life

The irrepressible actor Mickey Rooney -- though short in stature -- lived his life large. Just ask his ex-wives.

Winter Olympians Catch a Lucky Strike

Winter Olympians grab another prize: free bowling at Lucky Strike Restaurants across the U.S.

Search for Rudd in Kenilworth Park Ended

The search will continue for eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, missing for more than a month.

Sexual Assault in Glover-Archbold Park Near Georgetown Campus

The woods just north of Canal Road, close to Georgetown, are again the scene of a crime.

Weekend Round Up April 3, 2014

Robin Waugh's contribution match for Fashion for Paws, astronomy -- and dinner -- at Capella, Choral EvenSong at Christ Church, "Scandal Tour" and Seventh Annual Penn Quarter on the Block.

With Bowser Win, D.C. Gets Ready to Enjoy Spring

Washington, D.C., is finished with its primary elections. Now onto the election, but first: springtime.

ANC Meets Tonight: Review of Concepts for Hyde-Addison and "Exorcist Steps" Condos

Besides re-checking the design concepts for Hyde-Addison School addition and the new condos near the Car Barn on M Street, D.C. Water will also discuss concerns about fracking and its effects on Potomac River water.

Opening Day 2014: What's New at Nationals Park

You know who the new coach and players are. Check out the new clubs, concessions and food choices at Nats Park for 2014.

In Search for Relisha Rudd, Adult Male Body Is Found

A body was found March 31 in Kenilworth Park. It is not that of missing Relisha Rudd -- but could be that of her suspected kidnapper, Kahlil Tatum.

Keb' Mo': Bluesman Is Keeping It Real

With modern blue that's like the old blues and with real life stories, Kevin Moore -- Keb' Mo' -- from Compton, Calif., arrives at Strathmore April 3.

Commuter Alert : DDOT Shuts Down Part of Canal Road

Commuters who plan to drive westbound on Canal Road, NW, can expect delays today because of a problem in road ...

Suspect in Rudd Disappearance Also Had Contact With Other Girls at Shelter

Today’s updates on missing eight-year-old Relisha Rudd were released at a press conference held around 1:30 p.m ...

Georgetown House Tour Set for April 26; Patrons’ Party, April 23

Celebrating its 83rd year, the Georgetown House Tour is the oldest, most prestigious house tour in the country. The tour ...

Weekend Round Up March 27, 2014

Look ahead: Smithsonian's Future Is Here Festival; the 20-30-something book club; Taste of the Nation; jazz on U Street.

Channel 9 Debate Is Over; Time to Vote April 1

Not sure if it was "Now or Never," but WUSA-9's mayoral debate on March 26 had a few quotable moments.

Police: Missing Relisha Rudd Feared Dead

Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, not seen since March 1, may have been killed, D.C. Police say.

4 Liquor Licenses Up for Grabs in Georgetown April 10

Sometimes, licenses that are not being used get pulled by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. Applications will be open for four of them within Georgetown on April 10.

Street Crimes Rattle Residents

The number of robberies in Georgetown in 2014 is triple the number during the comparable period last year, according to ...

DMV Office to Open on M Street April 29

A D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles service center will return to M Street in the Georgetown Park retail space ...

S&R Foundation Launches Halcyon Incubator; Awards Gala on May 31

The S&R Foundation has announced the set-up of its Halcyon Incubator, headquartered at Halcyon House at 3400 Prospect St ...

Student Arrested for Possession of Ricin

Georgetown University student Daniel Milzman, 19, was arrested March 21 for possession of ricin, a highly toxic and sometimes fatal ...

Virginia Williams: She Was Our Mama in Washington, D.C.

The tribute for Virginia Williams, mother of a Washington, D.C., mayor, at Duke Ellington School was full of music, song, stories and joy.

Business Group Hears From Mayoral Candidates

The Georgetown Business Association's monthly reception is always good for business -- and a good time at one of Georgetown fine establishments.

60 Years Ago, Hike by Justice Douglas Saved the C&O Canal

Some wanted to pave over the C&O Canal in the 1950s, but a Supreme Court justice called for making one of Georgetown's crown jewels a national park.

Weekend Round Up March 20, 2014

First spring weekend: Open Kitchen, Neptune FIne Arts, Georgetown neighborhood tour and Kevin Eubanks at Blues Alley.

Southwest Waterfront Breaks Ground for $2B Wharf

It is a game changer, many say. The Wharf in Southwest D.C. will contain residences, offices, restaurants, theaters and a concert hall -- and a marina.

March Madness Begins: Resistance Is Futile

Some early upsets, of course, for the NCAA Tournament, but American loses -- and Georgetown wins its first game, but it is in the NIT.

FBI Takes Over Ricin Case at Georgetown University

It is all clear for the ricin scare at a Georgetown University dorm. But it was real -- and the FBI wants to know more.

Appreciating the 'Free Speech' of Comedian David Brenner

A beloved comic and "Tonight Show" record-holder left us over the weekend: David Brenner was the everyman funny man.

'Murdoch' and Much More at Kennedy Center's International Theater Festival

Yet another D.C. perk: "World Stages" at the Kennedy Center is a unique chance to see theater from around the world.

Early Voting for Primary Begins Today; Most Center Open Saturday

Before the Democratic primary election day on April Fools Day, you may vote sooner at D.C. voting centers.

Rare St. Patrick's Day Snow Gives Everyone a Day Off

Everybody has a little Irish in them today. The snow only added to the St. Patrick's charm of this day.

Mayor Gray Strikes Back at Corruption Allegations; Catania in Race

The race for mayor just got super-hot -- expect more of the same in the weeks ahead -- and more questions.

Weekend Round Up March 13, 2014

Just ahead: the Georgetown Leprechaun Leap, "Songs for a New World," the Shamrock Beer Bash and the D.C.'s own St. Patrick Day Parade.

Forever 21 Coming to M Street

Georgetown's range of clothing retail stores, whether affordable or otherwise, continues to expand.

Graying and Un-Graying of D.C.’s Mayoral Campaign Mess

A Safeway worker in Adams Morgan shook his head when asked about his feelings about Mayor Vincent Gray’s chances ...

Under Armour Buys Former Nathans BUilding for $12.25 Million

Already part of the Georgetown scene, Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank got a little more involved a few ...

Orange Brings Mayoral Campaign to Foxhall

For Vincent Orange, the Democratic mayoral campaign runs through all parts of D.C. And he plans to keep running until April 1.

Old Georgetown Board Rejects EastBanc Condo Designs

The condos planned for 36th and Canal Road will have to wait, as the developer's concept gets a thumbs down for being out of character with the neighborhood.

Thompson Plea Implicates Mayor Gray

Businessman Jeffrey Thompson's plea deal is a bombshell for the voters and mayoral candidates, looking to the April 1 Democratic primary -- especially incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray.

Weekend Round Up March 6, 2014

Remember: it is time to spring forward. Congratulate Georgetown Tobacco for 50 years. "British Invasion" at the Washington Ballet. A "Wacky and Whimsical Tea for THEARC." Sting and Paul Simon at Strathmore.

Bank of Georgetown Celebrates Curt Winsor, New Building

A reception and ribbon cutting was held Feb. 5 at the newest Bank of Georgetown branch, named for its late co-founder Curtin Winsor III.

3 Artful Lives Lived in Different Worlds

Each in his own way, lives lived in the world of art and in the world: Sullivan, Kaplan and Resnais.

Under Armour Store Planned for Old Nathan's Space

The seller and buyer of the trophy Wisconsin & M building are two families which know each other: the Heon and the Plank families.

DC Water Issues Boil Water Advisory

DC Water issued a boil water alert -- and is embarked on the long-term update of its infrastructure.

ANC Meeting Moved to March 4: Duke Ellington School, Exorcist Steps Condos Are Top Items

The ANC 2E meeting was moved to Tuesday night at Georgetown Visitation Prep. It includes a visit by Councilman Jack Evans, who is running for mayor.

'12 Years' Defies 'Gravity': an Oscars Review

We got it covered: an awards show review by Gary Tischler and party photos from Eiizabeth Webster of the D.C. Council.

Ellington School in Spotlight for Renovation Plans -- and Sting Concert at Strathmore March 12

What a great way to raise funds: Sting and Paul Simon at a benefit concert for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Weekend Roundup February 27, 2014

Check your schedule: Battle of the Voices, Mellow Mushroom, "Yellow Ticket," Kennedy String Quartet and "Snuggle With the Stars" during Oscars night.

The Redrawn Corcoran: a Question of Leadership

On Feb. 19, the long-troubled Corcoran announced a plan for George Washington University to take over its landmark 17th Street ...

Iconic Wisconsin & M Building Sells for $12.25 Million

Talk about trophy retail: the building at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street was sold by the Heon family, which owned it for 100 years.

Town Liquors Shut Down for 10 Days

A 10-day shutdown proves a costly violation for Town Liquors, which was cited for selling alcohol to minors.

One Month to Go and Another Mayoral Forum

The Feb. 26 Penn Quarter mayoral forum lacked some major names. But the show went on -- and enlightened, nonetheless.

Tudor Place Earns $100,000 Grant

One of Georgetown's crown jewels received well-deserved and needed funds -- to match -- for renovation and historical upkeep.

Lane Closures on Rock Creek Parkway Under Pennsylvania Avenue, Feb. 27 to March 3

Traffic alert: Rock Creek Parkway closes off-peak under Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday for five days.

Archaeology: a Favorite Georgetown Subject

A well attended archaeology lecture on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? It's a Georgetown thing.

Weekend Round Up February 20, 2014

It's an interesting mix this weekend: D.C. Capital Stars, Gilbert & Sullivan, D.C. Brau dinner and the Heart Ball.

Getting Warmer: Biz Group Meets at Neyla

It will be an active year for Georgetown businesses -- and the GBA is looking to make business smoother for everyone.

‘Where to Draw the Line’ on Eating Disorders

Next week is National Eating DIsorders Awareness Week. It's a chance to learn more about this far-reaching problem.

Dean & Deluca Cited Again for Health Code Violations

Also closed last year for a day, Dean & Deluca reopened after the Feb. 19 closure by the Health Department.

Lady Camellia, Tea Room on Prospect, to Open Feb. 22

The Macaron Bee couple has opened another creation: a tea room and shop, Lady Camellia.

D.C. Digs Out of Biggest Snow Storm in Years

Those who wanted a real snow storm this year got their wish granted. It shut down the town. Be careful what you wish for.

Weekend Roundup February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day art, Cupid party, presidential beer, "Shear Madness" -- and the Washingtons' Valentine's at Tudor Place.

Stars of Their Times: Shirley Temple, Sid Caesar

Two entertainment giants: one as a child star brought America smiles and hope; the other, a TV comedy trailblazer with big laughs and great writers.

Georgetown BID Formally Launches 'Georgetown 2028'

The Georgetown BID has shaken the idea tree and gotten a lot of attention. Check its website for details on the Georgetown 2028 Action Plan.

Westbound Roosevelt Bridge Ramp to Route 50 to Close Off-Peak Hours, Feb. 11 to 13

From Tuesday to Thursday, look for detours for the Route 50 entry ramp, going west on Roosevelt Bridge.

Weekend Roundup February 6, 2014

Citizens' annual art show at the House of Sweden, Play-Doh cupcake party at Sprinkles, Hoffman movies at Rhino Bar -- plus Valentine's at Tudor Place and more.

Expect No Roses for Valentine’s Day from Locally Sourced Florist

Local sourcing hits the flower shop, too. Little Acre Flowers makes its floral arrangements with "garden to vase" in mind.

Pinstripes, Restaurant and Bowling Alley, to Open Feb. 8

It's an upscale bistro. It's a finely appointed bowling alley. Get ready, Georgetown, for Pinstripes, opening this weekend.

Potent Artful Trio: Seeger, Hoffman and Schell

Three recent deaths tell the tale of talented men very much in, of and out of their times.

The SOTU Show: Obama, Congress and Guest Stars

The State of the Union has become something of a national political reality show.

Tom Quinn: Himself, a Full Measure of a Man

Gary Tischler eulogizes his old friend, unique, of course: Tom Quinn.

Welcome to 2801 M St NW

The Georgetowner Newspaper -- and the Georgetown Media Group -- has moved to 2801 M St., NW.

Weekend Roundup January 23, 2014

Books and music: Author discussion at the George Town Club about J. Carter Brown of the National Gallery of Art; Diane Marino at Blues Alley; Washington Ballet's jazz and blues project.

Happy 225th Birthday, Georgetown University

The nation's oldest Catholic institution of higher learning, Georgetown University celebrates its birthday today.

Auto Show: 10 Days of 'New-Car Heaven'

However you get there, it's time for the Washington Auto Show -- at the convention center through Feb. 2.

Son Suspected in Stabbing of Parents at Q Street Home Dies of Heart Attack

Stabbing suspect died from cardiac arrest while in police custody at a hospital Jan. 20.

Son Suspect in Stabbing of Parents at Q Street Home: Father Dead, Mother Injured

The shocking news came Sunday morning that a reportedly mentally ill son had attacked his elderly parents, resulting in the father's death.

Trial Underway for Accused Killer of Viola Drath

The trial of Albrecht Gero Muth, accused of killing his 91-year-old wife Viola Herms Drath in August 2011, has begun ...

Real Estate Agent Anne Doyle Dies at 97

Anne Doyle, a longtime resident of Georgetown, passed away Dec. 27, 2013, at the age of 97. Doyle was well ...

Muth Found Guilty of Murdering His Wife, Viola Drath

Guilty. So ends the sad and strange story of Viola Drath and Albrecht Muth.

Weekend Round Up January 16, 2014

The year revs up: "50 Shades," Choral Evensong, MLK Day power lunch and "Let Freedom ring."

Post Poll Looks Good for Gray, More or Less

Few polls have been taken during the Democratic mayoral primary campaign. A recent one looks for Mayor Vincent Gray.

Celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

"Let Freedom Ring" is a special celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Kennedy Center.

Upcoming Legal Decisions for D.C.

Look for new and proposed laws affecting D.C. in the weeks ahead.

Suspicious Package Shuts Down M Street

A bomb at the Nike Store? No, said police. But M Street was shut down briefly Thursday afternoon.

Business: Ins and Outs

IN: Little Birdies Children’s Clothes

Nestled on charming P Street -- 3236 P St., NW -- across from Ella-Rue and Fleurir ...

The Revealing Lifecycles of Politicians

Watching politics is sometimes like watching the kings and would-be kings in Shakespeare’s histories and tragedies—on the throne ...

The Golden Globes: Fun and Puzzlement in L.A.

The great mix of presenters and stars, film and TV, made the awards show predictably off-center and off-color.

Mayoral Debate: in Search of Gray and of Issues

The mayoral debate at Dumbarton House Jan. 9 was surprised by an uninvited candidate -- but missed the incumbent, Mayor Vincent Gray.

Meet the New Coach. Same as the Old Coach?

Here we go again: the Redskins' new coach, Jay Gruden, will the eighth one since 1999.

Call for Artists Deadline: Monday, Jan. 13

Artists, you have about four days to commit to the popular arts show by the Citizens Association of Georgetown. It will open Feb. 6 at the House of Sweden.

Mayor Gray to Sit Out Tonight's Debate at Dumbarton House

Expected to participate at the Jan. 9 debate, Mayor Vincent Gray will take a pass this time.

7-Eleven on Wisconsin Avenue Closer to Completion

A new 7-Eleven will be opening soon at Wisconsin and O in the building which once housed the famed Georgetown Pharmacy.

Weekend Round Up January 9, 2013

The list may be short, but there are plenty of things to do this weekend.

A Bit of Ireland, Ri Ra Opens on M Street

Creating a beautiful space, Ri Ra brings its special take on Irish pubs to M Street.

Mayoral Debate on Jan. 9 at Dumbarton House

Here's your chance to see the candidates upclose in the neighborhood: Thursday at Dumbarton House.

Trial Begins for Accused Killer of Viola Drath

Albrecht Muth is accused of killing his 91-year-old wife in August 2011 at their Q Street home.

Drivers Get Extra Time Before Traffic Cameras Go Live

Traffic cameras at stop signs will be a way of life in 2014 and beyond. Say hello to big brother MPD, and learn to make a complete stop of suffer a ticket.

A Look Back: Counting Our Blessings, Our Losses

Gary Tischler looks back at the dearly departed of 2013 and sees how what we recall says as much about them as it says about us.

J. Paul's Founder Paul Cohn Bids Farewell to His Restaurant Group

Influential restaurateur Paul Cohn leaves his company -- and will launch a new downtown restaurant in April called Boss Shepherd's.

ANC Meeting With Mayor, Biggest of 2013. Thanks to Duke Ellington

Did the ANC have its biggest meeting thanks to the mayor? No, thank Duke Ellington School and supporters.

Mayor at ANC Meeting Tonight; Plans for Ellington, Hyde Schools and Former Theater

Top items on the meeting's agenda include: designs on Hyde-Addison School additions and the former Georgetown Theater, the Duke Ellington School modernization plans, and Georgetown 2028 Plan, proposed by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

Weekend Round Up December 19, 2013

It's about five shopping days until Christmas: check Cady's Alley Holiday Stroll. There's "The Nutcracker," a must-see, Carol Riddick at Blues Alley and a chocolate workshop at Tudor Place.

Bomb Threat at House of Sweden Closes K Street, Rock Creek Parkway

Traffic is even worse this evening, thanks to a bomb threat at the House of Sweden at the Georgetown waterfront.

Real Movie Stars: Fontaine, Parker and Totter

We lost a trio of classic Hollywood actresses: Joan Fontaine, Eleanor Parker and Audrey Totter, immortalized on the silver screen.

Evans Campaign Raises $1 Million; Pitches Donors at George Town Club

The Evans campaign surpasses one million dollars in fundraising, expects more and expects to take the Democratic primary for mayor on April 1.

Acting Great Peter O'Toole Takes His Final Curtain Call

Known for "Lawrence of Arabia," "Becket" and many other films, Peter O'Toole lived large in film and in life.

Weekend Round Up December 12, 2013

From gingerbread house making to carolers performing, there's plenty of Christmastime activity in and around D.C. this weekend.

Holiday Open House at Georgetown University

Georgetown University held its annual open house for neighbors in a Christmas-decorated Riggs Library on Dec. 9.

Georgetown Business Association Celebrates Awardees, 2013

The Georgetown Business Association's annual meeting and holiday reception on Dec. 11 honored outstanding Georgetowners.

Kennedy Center Names First Female President

Chicago Symphony Orchestra president Deborah Rutter will succeed Michael Kaiser as the third president of the Kennedy Center, beginning Sept. 1.

Donghia, Luxe Home Furnisher, Moves to Cady's Alley Jan. 1

Another luxury design and home furnishing company -- Donghia -- will make the scene at Cady's Alley in the new year.

Nelson Mandela: the Miracle of South Africa

We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. In D.C., we may sign a book of condolences at the South African Embassy or the Wilson Building -- and attend a memorial service at the National Cathedral on Wednesday.

Weekend Round Up December 5, 2013

It's all about Christmas now: wreath workshop and teas at Tudor Place, Christmas in Middleburg, "The Nutcracker" and Handel's "Messiah."

District Council Votes for Big Minimum-Wage Raise

The D.C. Council raised the minimum hour wage for all in several steps over the years to $11.50 by 2016.

1945-2013: Presevationist Joseph Grano, Defender of Rhodes Tavern

Joseph Grano lead the unsuccessful fight to save Rhodes Tavern on 15th Street from the wrecking ball in the 1980s. His lessons in historic preservation are remembered.

Last Chance to View Santa Claus Overlooking the Potomac?

Santa Claus is back atop the Prospect Street bluff over M Street, but it may be the last Christmas this inflatable stops in Georgetown.

Muth Murder Trial Postponed to Jan. 6

The Muth saga drags on -- awaiting justice for the murder of Viola Drath -- and highlights "The Worst Marriage in Georgetown," as a New York Times story noted.

Baby Panda at the National Zoo Gets a Name: Bao Bao

The precious panda at the National Zoo gets a name, and everyone is happy: Bao Bao.

JFK Remembrance: Clint Hill, 'Five Days in November' at Cafe Milano

"Five Days in November," a memoir about the JFK assassination, tells the story from a Secret Service agent's perspective.

M Street Bike Lane Ready for Set Up

The M Street bike lane is coming, but at least parking for the north side of the street has been saved.

Georgetown to Light Up for Holidays, Dec. 13 to 20

In time for Christmas, the town will celebrate with lights and public art during the week-long Fete des Lumieres Georgetown.

Tory Burch Opens In Georgetown

The long-anticipated Tory Burch accessories store opened on Wisconsin Avenue today with catered goodies for first-day shoppers.

Weekend Round Up November 21, 2013

Coming up: "Tudor Tots Thanksgiving," thanksgiving at Sequoia Restaurant, Christmas at Mount Vernon -- and the Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop.

Canal Road to Close During Off-Peak Hours, Nov. 19 to Nov. 21

Watch for detours at Canal Road tomorrow through Thursday. During non-rush hours, the road will be closed for maintenance.

At Georgetown, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush Urge Continued Support for Afghan Women

An impressive line-up of leaders and speakers at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall rallied for Afghan women, especially after the U.S. military leaves Afghanistan next year.

Unique Tavern License Up for Grabs in Georgetown

Rarely does a tavern license become available in Georgetown. The two first applicants for it are Gypsy Sally's and Smith Point.

H&M Moves, Launches Isabel Marant Collection

Drawing crowds, the new H&M store opened yesterday in bigger digs, just doors away from its original M Street store.

Weekend Round Up November 14, 2013

A nice choice: Jackson Arts Center open house, Winter Show at the Old Print Gallery, Ann Taylor Makeover, Harvest Tea at Tudor Place -- and the Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop.

Dent Place's Derelict House Razed

This morning, a long-awaited bulldozer came to Dent Place in Georgetown -- to take down an old, ruined house and to the delight of neighbors.

Choral Arts Salutes JFK With New Work and Verdi’s ’Requiem’

In a moving and unique tribute, the life of President John F. Kennedy was celebrated Nov. 10 in the performing arts center named in his honor.

Celebrating The Holidays!

Baby, it's cold outside. Get ready for the holidays, also known as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah -- and, biggest of all, Christmas.

Vincent Orange, Andy Shallal Make Mayoral Race More Interesting

With the addition of Vincent Orange and Andy Shallal to the race for D.C. mayor, the table is set . . . almost. Mayor Vincent Gray has yet to say yea or nay to running for re-election.

Weekend Round Up November 7, 2013

A range of choices for you: Military Appreciation Night, the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Brazilian jazz, a Choral Arts tribute to President John F. Kennedy at the Kennedy Center.

ANC 2E Tonight: West Heating Plant Raze Permit, Hyde-Addison Construction

ANC 2E meets tonight with the West Heating Plant (the future Four Season condos) raze permit approval its top topic.

Armed Robbery on 31st St.; Robbery on Wisconsin Ave.

Evidently, goblins hang around after Halloween: two robberies within two days about a block away from each other.

Weekend Roundup, October 31, 2013

It is definitely a full plate this week: Esprit de Noel at Visi, Fall Fringe, "Giselle at TWB, "Everyman" at Woolly, St. Mark's Food Festival, "Pride and Prejudice" Tea, Opera at the Plaza and the Waterfowl Festival in Easton.

Halloween in Georgetown: Traffic Restrictions in Effect

It's always great to walk around the town -- and Halloween can be quite an adventure. Where to drive and park your car is another issue.

Stop! Thief! On a Bike?

Stay alert, people: there has been a bicyclist robbing pedestrians of their mobile devices.

Halloween Hot Tickets: 'Exorcist' Author to Speak at Georgetown AMC Loews

Halloween brings lots of visitors to Wisconsin & M, child trick-or-treating on the residential streets -- and William Peter Blatty will talk after a viewing of "The Exorcist."

Turn Clocks Back Saturday Night

Daylight Saving Time ends: Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night.

SweetFrog Yogurt Opens on Wisconsin Avenue

Add another frozen yogurt shop to your taste list: this one is the widely anticipated sweetFrog Yogurt, now at Wisconsin Avenue and S Street.

Weekend Round Up October 24, 2013

On the list: "Found Mediations," Shaw Halloween Bar Crawl, Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, Thomas Circle Singers and America Abroad Media Awards.

Entrepreneurial Georgetown Touted at Citizens Meeting

During a unique Citizens' talk, Georgetown's entrepreneurial spirit gets the spotlight.

Watch for Road Closures During the Marine Corps Marathon

Get up early to support the Marathon Corps Marathon, which runs through the town this Sunday morning.

Architect Robert Bell Buys Georgetown Theater Property

After years of neglect, a center of Georgetown -- with its iconic theater sign -- will get a monumental make-over by architect Robert Bell.

New Plays Show Washington's Fresh Take on Theater

WIth playwrights and directors enlivening the theater scene, Washington, D.C., has an artistic lot to choose from.

Weekend Round Up October 17, 2013

Coming up: Care for Kids cards, the International Horse Show, Fall Foliage Tea at Tudor Place and more.

A Homecoming for Dance Theatre of Harlem and Jenelle Figgins

Duke Ellington graduate Jenelle Figgins returns as a dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Lasting Pain of the Shutdown: We, the People, Lost

Here is just one take-away from the government shutdown: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore."

Antique Store Hit by Car, Saved by Stone Lion

It appears that some high-end clutter helped L'Enfant Gallery on P Street avert a car through its store window.

Biz Group Enjoys the Ease of Eton Court

The Georgetown Business Association held its popular monthly reception -- outside and inside -- at Eton Court Oct. 16.

Weekend Round Up October 10, 2013

The first FAD Georgetown. Hockey games to benefit Navy Yard survivors. The Russian Fall Bazaar at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Civil War tour and more.

Georgetown University Moves McCourt School Celebration to Campus

Georgetown University celebrates its new McCourt School for Public Policy during a government shutdown.

Taste of D.C. and Other Eating and Tasty Challenges

With Taste of D.C. and Ben's Chili Bowl on stage, a Pho Challenge in Glover Park and more, your taste buds will be busy.

Who Lives Here Georgetown

Each year around the Georgetowner’s anniversary, we list a few of the more famous who live in this remarkable neighborhood, so full of history, so grateful of its present well-to-do situation -- and so hopeful of its future achievers, now arriving or being born.

Due to Shutdown, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Arrives at Georgetown

Not allowed to walk along the Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial because of the government shutdown? Bring a replica of it to the people. It is at Georgetown University for a week, starting Oct. 8.

West Heating Plant Meetings: Oct. 8, Oct. 22

The West Heating Plant is a huge construction project for Georgetown. The first of two public meeting for the plans for it is Oct. 8.

Oneida Nation, D.C.’s Norton Urge Redskins to Change Their Name

The Redskins' team name was under discussion and attack at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Oct. 7.

Volta Park Day Celebrates Its Special Village

With great weather, family, friends, food and music, Volta Park Day showed off the best of Georgetown.

Frye Celebrates Georgetown Flagship With Opening Party

The Frye Company celebrated its grand opening of its first store in Georgetown.

Georgetown BID to Host Final Georgetown 2028 Community Forum

The Georgetown Business Improvement District hosts its final Community Engagement Meeting regarding Georgetown 2028.

Weekend Round UP October 3, 2013

Visit Georgetowner.com for more event listings or to add your own.

Our First President Finally Gets His Library at Mount Vernon

After a 214-year wait, President George Washington gets his wish of a library at Mount Vernon fulfilled.

Shutdown's Little Details Say a Lot: Towpath, Parks Closed

We know many federal employees are not working, but it is also the little things that get people angry at Congress.

Weekend Round Up September 26, 2013

Quite the varied list to check: C&O Canal's Park After Dark, Indian Dance, Anna Bags, Art All Night D.C., Pet-a-Palooza -- and Chefs Go Fresh on Monday.

Mayor Gray Rejects Government Shutdown in the City

With a shutdown possible, Mayor Gray calls all D.C. employee "essential" and takes a stand for the District of Columbia.

Luxe Dining at Dulles, Thanks to Qatar Airways

During a unique media event, diners never left the ground but relaxed in a 777 at Dulles Airport to enjoy the first-class menu of Qatar Airways.

Stop-Work Order on Grace Street Earns Classic Georgetown Comment

A neighbor alerted the Georgetowner Sept. 20 about a stop-work order by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs for ...

Yearly Visitor Parking Passes Paused by Council

The District Council stopped the D.C. Department of Transportation plan that would give an annual visitor parking card to ...

Lab School Plans High School Building

The Lab School of Washington, a leading school for students with learning difficulties or disabilities, ranging from elementary to high ...

French Maternal School Gets N Street Branch

The French Maternal School -- the small, independent nursery school serving the French, international and diplomatic communities -- has opened a second ...

Stop-Work Order on Grace Street Gets Classic Georgetown Postscript

It was not the stop-work order that was interesting but the advice that followed it that got our attention.

McCourt's $100-Million Gift to Georgetown Creates New School

A transformative gift to Georgetown University by the former Dodgers owner will establish the McCourt School of Public Policy next month.

Politics and Prose Bookstore: Coming to Georgetown?

Politics and Prose is looking for a Georgetown store. Might it pick the Georgetown Theater property, vacant for years, and transform that business section of Wisconsin Avenue?

Weekend Round Up September 19, 2013

It's has been a busy week. The weekend -- with the Library of Congress Book Festival, an art festival, a dance festival, a golf classic and the D.C. Green Festival -- looks even busier. Calmly take your pick and enjoy.

Council Fails to Override Veto on "Walmart Bill"; Votes to Censure Marion Barry

It was a busy and noisy day for the D.C. Council, but in the end it made two significant (if controversial) decisions: the fate of the "Walmart bill," and the censuring of Marion Barry following corruption charges.

Navy Yard Shootings Makes D.C. Like the Others

Washington, D.C., was shocked by a mass shooting that left at least 12 dead -- at a very secure and historic naval installation.

Weekend Roundup September 12, 2013

It's a diverse weekend: a wine tour, hovercrafts on the Potomac, fall fashion preview at the Graham, jazz at Blues Alley.

CNN Celebrates 'Crossfire' Return

The CNN party for "Crossfire" was the place to be, if you are a media junkie.

Mayor Gray Vetoes Council's 'Living Wage' Bill

As expected, Mayor Vincent vetoed the proposed Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013. The District Council needs nine votes to override him.

Driver Accused of Stabbing 2 at Washington Harbour

A fight between two potential riders and their limo driver escalated into a stabbing around 7:30 p.m. Sept ...

Weekend Round Up Septemeber 5, 2013

With a bridge celebration, book signing, gallery opening and marathon, a new season revs up.

'It's a Girl!': a Panda Amid D.C.'s News and History

A tiny female panda cub grabs the attention of the most powerful and important city in the world, as it to remind us of more important things in life.

ANC Report: Burglaries, Parking, El Centro, Ellington, Halcyon, Heating Plant

Issues like crime, parking, zoning, construction, restaurants and schools headlined the Sept. 3 neighborhood meeting. Welcome back, all.

Busy ANC Meeting: Ellington, Halcyon, Heating Plant

After a summer break, the ANC monthly meetings resume with a lineup of big-ticket discussions.

Welcome-Back News Edition

September is off to a fast start: a new water taxi service, the openings of El Centro, Rialto and T.J. Maxx.

Police Boat Shows Off on Potomac, Hits 2 Boats

The Aug. 30 incident got lots of attention -- and remains under investigation.

Seamus Heaney: Plain-spoken Earth and Poetic Space of Truth

The Irish poet Seamus Heaney was a literary giant on par with Joyce, Beckett and Yates.

Red Line Closures and Weekend Track Work

Water infiltration at Metro’s Friendship Heights and Medical Center stations on the Red Line could cause closings.

Weekend Round Up August 29, 2013

The upcoming three-day weekend means there is plenty of weekend fun. Check out Georgetowner.com to see more!

50th Anniversary of the March: Beyond the Dream

At the Aug. 28 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, many speaker and three presidents gave their take on the day and the years since then.

Julie Harris: the Enchanting, Transforming Broadway Legend

From "East of Eden" to "the Belle of Amherst" to "Knots Landing," actress Julie Harris showed a powerful command of film, theater and television.

Weekend Round Up August 22, 2013

Chance Encounters at Calloway Fine Arts, D.C. Wine Week Tours, technology for elders and a movie about 80-year-olds on motorcycles.

Elmore Leonard: That Guy Was a Helluva Writer

The Georgetowner's best writer has some words of his own for one of America's.

Frye Store to Open in Historic Building in September

The Frye footwear company plans to open next month on Wisconsin Avenue near the C&O Canal.

Drybar Closed for Not Having Permits

Permits? What permits? Shut down Aug. 16, Drybar in Georgetown has some untangling to do of its own.

Ueno & Kuno: Scientists’ Artistic Formula

Japanese-American scientists Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno reveal their prescription for success in Washington and Georgetown with a foundation that attracts and encourages young talent.

Illuminations Closing

The cool shop of lamps in Cady's Alley, Illuminations, will soon close its doors.

Weekend Round-Up August 15, 2013

Your weekend mix: ice cream or jazz at Dumbarton House, African film Fest, concerts at the Marine Corps Museum, Capital City Showcase and Beasley's Best of Summer film series.

Jack Germond: Unforgettable Reporter's Reporter

A meat-and-potatoes newman, Jack Germond was a print journalist who looked the part on television, too.

ShopHouse Eatery to Open on M Street Aug. 19

ShopHouse with its Southeast Asian cuisine will make its debut on M Street, across from the Four Seasons, on Monday.

New Soccer Stadium Proposed for D.C. United

If things go according to plan, D.C. United could be playing in a new stadium near Nationals Park in 2016.

Ev Shorey: Georgetown's 'Great Friend, Great Citizen'

Classic gentleman Ev Shorey, a former president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, has died.

D.C. Residents to Request Free Visitor Passes for Street Parking

New visitor parking passes seem popular but cause unintended problems for neighborhood street parking.

AOL to Delete One-Third of Patch Sites

While news site, Georgetown Patch, appears safe from the chopping block, AOL will cut one-third of its Patch network in the weeks ahead.

String of Burglaries Hits Houses and Garages

A rash of burglaries hit Georgetown last week. Here's a basic crime prevention tip: lock your doors.

2 Rare Tiger Cubs at National Zoo a Victory for Conservationists

Damai, the Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo, gave birth to two cubs Aug. 5.

Weekend Round Up August 8, 2013

What's up? Blues Alley jazz, butterflies at Oatlands, C&O Canal programs, a "Go Go Symphony" and Clyde's at 50.

Auto Alert: No Parking on O and P Streets, Aug. 8 and 9

Look out when parking on O or P street on Thursday or Friday. A clean-up is scheduled, and no-parking signs will be up.

Greatness, Old-School Style: a Vanishing America

Politicians, an actor, an athlete and a journalist: their richly American lives.

National Nightout Marks 30th Anniversary, Aug. 6

Tomorrow night is National Night Out, a time to meet your police officers and learn more about safety and crime awareness.

Washington Post to Be Sold to Amazon's Jeff Bezos

A powerful symbol of Washington, D.C., goes to an internet billionaire from the "other Washington."

Mascot-in-Training J.J. Out at Georgetown; Volunteers to Step In

After his much-hyped arrival at Georgetown University, mascot-in-training, J.J., abruptly lost his job this week.

Mei Xiang's Pandemonium: Pregnant or Not?

Is Mei Xiang pregnant? No, it's not an East Asian TV soap opera. It's another panda watch for the National Zoo.

¡Festival de Helados Es Mas Delicioso!

Rosa Mexicano's ice cream festival is an explosion of hot and cool flavors.

Weekend Round Up August 1, 2013

Sidewalk Sale in Middleburg, costume and prop sales at Studio Theatre, jazz at Mazza Gallerie, "Princess Bride" in Bethesda and "Pride & Prejudice" at Dumbarton House.

Volta Park Opens New Playground

New Volta Park is officially open and just in time for the weekend!

Bandolero Cited by Health Department

Find out why Bandolero, one of the newest restaurant additions, was closed last week.

Muth’s Hunger Strikes Result in Waiving Right to be Present

What are accused murderer of Georgetown resident Viola Drath’s hunger strikes doing to his trial? Definitely not helping it go faster.

Chicago Cop and Television Crook Dies at Age 69

Saying goodbye to Dennis Farina, beloved cop and actor, well known for his work on Law and Order.

Weekend Round Up July 25, 2013

Drive-ins, After hours & Meetings: Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the District.

Traffic Alert: Overnight Closures at Key Bridge

If you’re planning on traveling through the Key Bridge and M Street, NW intersection at night in the next ...

Helen Thomas: a Truly Great Journalist

A hail and farewell to Helen Thomas, pioneering journalist for women, from a journalism teacher, most of whose students are women.

Weekend Round Up July 18, 2013

Check out musical programs at Dumbarton House and the Castleton Festival, "Fairy Tea" at Tudor Place, a dog wash or an ice cream tasting -- and judging. Plus, an auction preview or chef Q&A sessions.

Salinger's Accusations About TWA Flight 800 Resurface in New Documentary

Pierre Salinger was among those who think that TWA 800 flight was taken down by a missile in 1996.

Weekend Alert: K Street Closures

Be on the lookout if you're driving along K Street this weekend. Some lanes between 21st and 27th Streets will be closed.

[Update:] Titan Arum Watch at the U.S. Botanic Garden

UPDATE: The Titan Arum has bloomed! The U.S. Botanic Gardens are keeping their extended hours, 10 AM to 8 ...

Happy Anniversary, D.C.!

The first anniversary calls for a traditional paper gift. The 25th means a gift of silver, and the 50th means ...

Restaurant Closings: Tackle Box, Sahara Prince of the Harbor

Watch out, Georgetown. The health department likes to stop by your restaurants, just like anybody else.

After the Verdict: Twitter, the New, Improved Path for Nonviolent Action

After the Zimmerman verdict, social media was fired up on Saturday night and beyond, helping people vent.

Georgetown University to Expand to Old Walter Reed Grounds?

Needing to grow beyond its neighborhood, Georgetown University will offer designs on the old Walter Reed space July 18.

Weekend Round Up July 11, 2013

Bastille Day, an Irish festival in Annapolis, a ukulele festival in Reston, Georgetown tour with cupcakes: it's summertime.

Traffic Alert: Key Bridge Reopens After Bomb Threat; 37th Street Detour

What is it about Key Bridge? Closed briefly after a bomb threat. Plus: a partial street closure for two weeks.

Does 'Living Wage' Bill Mean No Living Wal-Marts in D.C.?

The District Council passes its "iiving wage" bill aimed at big-box retailers. Wal-Mart threatens D.C. pull-out.

July 4th Parade, New Playground; 'Liberty and Justice for Some'

The parade on MacArthur Boulevard is a 4th of July tradition -- so is D.C. government officials' lamenting lack of full representation.

Serendipity 3 and Sushi-Ko Closed; to Re-open Soon?

Noted restaurants, Sushi-ko and Serendipity 3, briefly closed.

Red White & Travel Advisory

Fireworks, celebration and road closings oh my! The District Department of Transportation is advising participants to take notice of advisories ...

How to Get Paula Deen Out of Her Pickle

There are many ways to serve up “Paula Deen.” Food Network prefers fried, and Smithfield will take her smoked. No ...

Fillmore School Funds Refilled

After a brief dust-up, full funding has been assured for the Fillmore Center for the Arts.

Lives They Led: Examples of America's Best

This past week, we lost folks, young and old, who showed us the best of who we are.

Weekend Round Up June 27, 2013

Have an upcoming event? Post it on Georgetowner.com.

SCOTUS: Summer of 2013 Decisions

This session's landmark Supreme Court decisions have echoed through the nation and its laws.

Prodigal Panda Returned to Zoo

He may not be black and white and red all over, but the adventure of Rusty the red panda on ...

Obama Goes Bold on Climate Change Fight in Georgetown Speech

President Barack Obama outlined his administration's comprehensive action plan to deal with climate change in a landmark speech at ...

In the Steps of George Washington: Obama to Deliver Address at Georgetown University June 25

President Obama will visit Georgetown University June 25 for the third time to give a major address on climate change.

Teddy & the Bully Bar Gets Inaugurated Today

Another presidentially inspired restaurant opened today for a commander-in-chief, whose rating and popularity remain high: Teddy Roosevelt.

Fans Mob D.C. Premiere of 'White House Down'

If you were down on K Street near the waterfront last Friday evening, you could not miss the screaming fans for the D.C. opening of "White House Down."

The Life and Work of Jim Weaver Celebrated at Business Awards Lunch

Local business leaders and politicians joined in their praise of Georgetown businessman Jim Weaver, who died April 24.

Weekend Round Up June 20, 2013

Your weekend plans have a wide range: the Building Museum, Tudor Place, Arlington, Oatlands and the National Cathedral.

James Gandolfini: More Than Tony Soprano, and Yet . . .

Actor James Gandolfini died June 19. He was best known for his mobster character, Tony Soprano.

InternsROCK! Rocks the Gap

The Washington Center took over the Gap on Wisconsin Avenue Thursday night for a special event as part of their ...

Georgetown BID Meeting with Mayor; '2028' Meeting Tonight

The Georgetown Improvement District held its annual meeting June 11 at the Powerhouse building on Grace Street.

Weekend Round Up June 13, 2013

Celebrate Father's Day weekend with a Concerts in the Park or see who wins this year's cup at the Annual Pink Ribbon Polo Classic.

Gifts Just in Time for Father's Day

Check out these last minute gifts that won't leave you wrapping a tie on Father's Day.

The Wrong Paint Closes Francis Pool Until June 22

A local problem at a public pool gets attention after complaints by the public.

Evans Makes It Official: He's Running for Mayor

Jack Evans, Georgetowner and long-serving councilmember, joins the race to become Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Ground Gives Way at Condo Work Site, Overturns Trailer

On Friday morning, a construction trailer at 1045 Wisconsin Ave., NW, next to the C&O Canal was found overturned ...

Avast, Ye! Boomerang Tours Launches Pirate Ship

Boomerang Tours, Inc., has weighed anchor on its custom-built “Pirate Ship,” equipped with water cannons and serving would-be pirates and ...

William Peter Blatty Files Exorcising Law Suit Against Georgetown University

The 1973 film “The Exorcist” has come back to haunt Georgetown University. William Peter Blatty, class of 1950 Georgetown graduate ...

Cleaner Air Along the C&O Canal, Smarter Water Use in Commercial Buildings

The District's efforts for a cleaner environment and sustainability got two big boosts this week.

Weekend Round Up June 6, 2013

From Lemonade Days and a cocktail reception for Volta Park to a summer kick-off for foreign policy young professionals and a Saffron Dance profession, the weekend looks hot.

Volta Park to Get $450,000 Rehab; Fundraiser, June 7

Volta Park will be getting a nearly half-million-dollar upgrade. Its fundraiser is Friday at Georgetown Visitation Prep.

Malmaison to Open June 10 With Chef Gerard Pangaud

It has been long anticpated, but Malmaison, now a lunch and dinner restaurant as well as a dessert specialty eatery ...

A Governor's Appeal to Bipartisan 'Vox Populi'

All politics is local, except when it’s not.

The death of the long-serving Democratic Senator from New Jersey Frank ...

Women's Retailer Calypso St. Barth Coming to M Street

Georgetown's fashion retail expansion continues: Calypso St. Barth is due in 2014.

Jean Stapleton: She'll Always Be Our Edith Bunker, Too

Her Edith Bunker character may have been called "a dingbat," but actress Jean Stapleton was everything but that.

Weekend Round Up May 30, 2013

Welcome to June: Taste of Georgetown, Regatta on the Anacostia, Yoga at Georgetown Waterfront Park and "Restaurants Hate Cancer."

Citizens Association Honors Town's Best; Elects New President

At the Citizens' annual meeting, Georgetown's best was honored and proved Jack Evans's mantra: "The golden age of Georgetown is now."

Soil Replacement Tested in Georgetown Tree Boxes

The Georgetown BID experiments with "flexi-pave" around trees to protect people -- and trees.

Washington Circle Underpass Generates Speed Camera Jackpot

Whether along K Street or New York Avenue, D.C. speed cameras are on pace to pull in a record-breaking number on fees.

Washington State Bridge Collapse a Wake-up Call for Washington, D.C.'s Bridges

As summer driving heats up and a bridge collapses in Washington state, America's infrastructure problem is back in the spotlight.

Tonight: Meeting on Parking in Georgetown, Burleith

Georgetown's age-old parking situation gets a DDOT sounding tonight at St. John's Church hall.

Right Time, Right Place for Memorial Day Reflections

Amid the pomp and popular of Memorial Day events, a World War II veteran gets to the heart of the matter in simple conversation.

Weekend Round Up May 23, 2013

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day, everyone, and look for the Georgetowner's next newsletter on Tuesday, May 28.

Burnett Recognized with Mark Twain Prize

It is about time: Carol Burnett will receive the Mark Twain Prize. She has already earned a Kennedy Center Honor.

Percy Plaza Dedicated at Waterfront Park

The Percy family and friends -- and supporters of the Waterfront Park -- met May 23 to unveil the street sign for Sen. Charles Percy Plaza.

Park Service to Discuss Boathouse Study May 22 at West End Library

The National Park Service will discuss its boathouse study with the public on Wednesday, May 22, at the West End Library.

Percy Plaza to Be Dedicated May 23 at Wisconsin & K

Longtime senator and Georgetown resident Charles Percy will be honored May 23 with a plaza dedicated to his memory.

Weekend Round Up May 16, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? From Estate sales to pet adoptions, this weekend is full of fun activities for all. Visit Georgetowner.com to see more.

Another Commencement Weekend in Washington

From Nobel Prize winners to celebrated actor Kerry Washington, commencement weekend in D.C. is in full swing. Congratulations to the Class of 2013.

Record-Breaking Georgetown Garden Tour Sells Out

The Georgetown Garden Tour enjoyed a great day and great attendance on May 11.

Washington Cathedral Wins Preservation Vote

The people have made a smart decision: National Cathedral and Mount Vernon are top vote-getters in the Partners in Preservation contest

Billy Reid Opens Friday on M Street

Tomorrow, Bill Reid, the cool clothing with Southern roots, will open -- and we are excited, too.

Weekend Round Up May 9, 2013

The Georgetown Garden Tour, "Poetic Vision," Pie at the Georgetown Library, "An Ice Cream Sunday" and Embassies' Open House: a complete weekend in D.C.

Armed Robbery Outside CVS; ‘Robbery Snatch’ on M Street

An armed robbery occurred in the CVS parking lot at 1403 Wisconsin Ave., NW, April 30 before 5 p.m ...

Partners in Preservation: Vote Now

You can vote through May 10. Partners in Preservation invites the public to visit www.PartnersinPreservation.com to help their ...

O & P Street Project Wins Award

The District Department of Transportation and its O and P Street Project has run the Mayor’s Historic Preservation Award ...

Life of Pie: Mike Copperthite Celebrates Family Business

Historian, consultant and baker Mike Copperthite continues to celebrate the 125th anniversary of his family business, the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Baking ...

Businesses' Ins & Outs: Max's Best Ice Cream Loses Lease, Kintaro, and CorePower Yoga Opens

Kintaro Japanese Restaurant Opens on 33rd Street

Kintaro, a 100-percent Japanense restaurant with sashimi, sushi, ramen noodles, bento boxes and ...

Trees for Georgetown Fete on May 8

For arboreal activists, the annual Trees for Georgetown reception is this Wednesday.

Weekend Round Up May 2, 2013

From an Isadora Duncan ballet and Landon's azalea festival to Dumbarton Oaks Park and a Gil Schafer book signing, the weekend and beyond are full.

Help Preserve the Nation's Capital

You have until May 10 to vote for your favorite historical site in the Partners in Preservation program.

Parties Abound Around Correspondents' Shindig

There was a dinner at the Washington Hilton? Oh, yeah, but some of the parties -- before and after -- are even better.

Rest In Peace, Possum

Country music giant George Jones has died -- and so has a bit of country music itself.

At-Large Council Election: Good to Be the Incumbent

An interim councilmember no more, Anita Bonds led the pack to secure her at-large seat on the District Council.

Beloved Business Leader Jim Weaver Dies

Jim Weaver of W.T Weaver & Sons died April 24 of complications from cancer.

Weekend Round Up April 25, 2013

From the House Tour to Heiner Contemporary to the Hamilton, there's more with Bonhams exhibit at the Four Seasons and John Dreyfuss sculpture at the Kreeger.

And the Winner Is . . .

Shortly before midnight last night, it was announced that incumbent Anita Bonds, 68, would hold onto her at-large seat on ...

D.C.'s 'Potholepalooza' Begins

It is time to fix those potholes -- let DDOT know if you know where one is.

Al Neuharth: Founder of USA Today, Freedom Forum and the Newseum

Media innovator Al Neuharth left us his unique gifts of a national newspaper and a news museum in downtown D.C.

An Election? Yes, Vote April 23

Yes, Washington, there is an election tomorrow, however unmotivated you might be.

It Is Time to Vote for Patrick Mara

The Georgetowner endorses Patrick Mara for the at-large seat on the District Council.

Succinct Sportscaster Summerall, a Classic

Pat Summerall was the classic American sportscaster who added a touch of class to each broadcast.

Emancipation Day Celebrates African-American History and More

Despite concerns about public security after the Boston Marathon bombings, D.C.'s Emancipation Day parade and celebrations went off without a hitch April 16.

Weekend Round Up April 18, 2013

Georgetown's French Market, Dumbarton House's Jazz Soiree, a slumber party and more: spring is in high gear.

Biz Group Meets at Smith Point

Members and guests of the Georgetown Business Association met at the cool, preppy hot spot--Smith Point--April 17.

151th Anniversary of D.C. Emancipation, April 16

Emancipation Day, April 16, is a day for celebration and reflection with a parade, concert, workshops and fireworks.

Hate Crime at Georgetown? Dahlgren Chapel Vandalized

Vandalism at Georgetown University's historic Dahlgren Chapel stuns campus and those going to Sunday Mass April 14.

Georgetown BID Test: Return Traffic Officers to Return to Wisc. & M?

The Georgetown BID and DDOT run a test of traffic officers for the town's busiest intersection, Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. Your comments are invited.

Weekend Round Up April 11, 2013

Visitation's "Into the Woods," St. John's Young Artists, Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point, Washington Fine Properties' Home & Design Weekend and Fashion for Paws fill up your calendar.

Grace Church’s First Little Free Library

The power of a good book and the kindness of others come together with Grace Church’s first ever Little ...

Capella So Luxe It Requires Several Debuts

The super-luxe Capella Hotel on 31st Street has been celebrating its debut for more than a week.

Thatcher: Britain's Lioness Whose Roar Was Heard by All

Britain's "Iron Lady," Margaret Thatcher, was one of the 20th century's great leaders.

Design Meetings Announced for $1-Million Rose Park Playground Renovation

Neighbors and park lovers are invited to take part in design planning sessions for Rose Park's renovation.

Annette Funicello: 'America's Sweetheart'

After a long fight with multiple sclerosis, Disney Mouseketeer original Annette Funicello is "dancing in heaven," her daughter said.

Weekend Round Up April 4, 2013

From an art auction to wine tastings and the Upperville Daffodil Show, the choice is wide once again.

Jack's Boathouse Surrenders

After months of conflict with the National Park Service, Jack's Boathouse owner Paul Simkin has made his peace. Jack's will depart its Georgetown shoreline.

Martin's Tavern at 80 with Mayor as Bartender

It is a Georgetown landmark and the oldest family-owner restaurant in Washington, D.C. Martin's Tavern kicked off its 80th anniversary with a party for its biggest fans.

Evermay's First Easter Egg Hunt Delights Young and Old

A new Georgetown tradition begins: the Evermay Annual Egg Hunt.

Mayor's 2014 Budget Shows Confidence, Includes Money for Streetcars, Libraries

Whether it is the budget, new businesses or baseball, things are looking very good for D.C.

The Nationals Open and Show Baseball's Power

What befits a baseball opening day the most? Well, if you’re a Washington Nationals fan, a perfect opening day ...

Blues Alley: Talk of Moving or Staying?

The landmark Blues Alley was the subject of a Washington Business Journal report April 1 that got Georgetowners concerned about its status.

At-large Candidates Meet April 1 at Tony & Joe's

Head to Tony & Joe's April 1 to meet the at-large District Council candidates in the April 23 special election.

Weekend Round Up March 28, 2013

Easter is near, and spring is here. There is an egg hunt and egg roll at Tudor Place and a Messiah sing-along at Clarendon Methodist Church. Enjoy "Amélie" at the library or music and stories at the Italian Embassy.

Business Group Celebrates Spring at TD Bank

The Georgetown Business Association, which will host an April 1 candidates forum, met March 20 for a networking reception at TD Bank.

Outside the Supreme Court for the Marriage Debate

About 10 to 14 days ago, maybe even last weekend, and for sure Tuesday and Wednesday, America discovered gay marriage ...

Manhole Cover Pops; Cupcake Shop Evacuated

We hope it does not portend the return of manhole fires that plagued Georgetown more than 10 years ago, but a manhole cover popped March 25. The burning smell closed a business and brought out the fire department in force.

Canal Road Repairs to Close Sections This Week and Beyond

During the week and beyond, be alert for Canal Road closures.

Weekend Round Up March 21, 2013

An Easter egg hunt, tea with the Easter bunny, Artini at the Corcoran, a book sale in Palisades. Your list is set.

Hoyamania Strikes; Bulldog Guards the Hilltop

With the Georgetown University men's basketball team the only local team in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, it is all about the Hoyas in Washington, D.C., and beyond.

At the National Zoo: Elephants in the 'Hood

When the National Zoo is in the neighborhood, visiting the elephants in their new center gives new meaning to the phrase, "Meet the neighbors."

CPAC 2013: A Little Farther and Further Afield This Year

CPAC put on its annual conference and circus a few days ago in Maryland, leaving one of last year's attendees stranded in Adams Morgan.

Weekend Round Up March 14, 2013

On the scene: Embassy Chef Challenge, Sea Catch's mussels and beer tasting, a talk on Machiavelli's "The Prince" and NBC4's Health Fair.

Postal Service Sells Georgetown Post Office to EastBanc

Years in the making, the U.S. Postal Service's contract to sell the Georgetown post office (with conditions) to developer EastBanc gets people's attention.

Weekend Round Up March 7, 2013

Whether you chose Everard's trunk show, the Bach Consort or "Your Italia" at Al Dente, remember to set your clocks forward one hour for Dayllght Saving Time, which begins March 10 at 2 a.m.

TV Legends: Bonnie Franklin, Dale Robertson

In a communications-entertainment world where access to everything all of the time is a given, change is hardly ever noticed ...

Jack's Boathouse Fight Now Up to Court

Jack's Boathouse owner Paul Simkin is suing the National Park Service and plans on staying on the Potomac despite a contract awarded by the NPS to a Massachusetts boating company.

Business Ins & Outs: J. Chocolatier Departs; Capitol Prague Restaurant Coming

J. Chocolatier leaves its 33rd Street shop but will continue online. One block away, Capitol Prague plans to open mid-April at M and Potomac Streets with Czech and Slovak cuisine--and classic beers.

Nick's Riverside Grill and Tony and Joe's to Host Photo Contest

Do you have a great shot of a Georgetown sunset from Washington Harbour? Enter it in the Nick's Riverside Grill and Tony and Joe's to Photo Contest.

Globetrotters Dribble Over Key Bridge to Nation's Capital

Harlem Globetrotters "Flight Time" and "Mighty Mitchell" came to Georgetown over Key Bridge to take part in an anti-bullying program at Holy Trinity School.

Oscars: Fatigue, Shame and Anne Hathaway

Our reviewer dreamed a dream about the 85th Academy Awards Presentations: was it Michelle or Michele and what about Anne Hathaway?

Washington Harbour for Sale; Bidding Continues on Heating Plant

Think the price for the West Heating Plant price is high? Imagine how much Washington Harbour will cost.

Weekend Round Up February 21, 2013

Oscar parties, black history events and the lottery for White House Easter Egg Roll tickets -- spring is around the corner.

Spicy, Friendly Das Restaurant Warms Up Biz Group Gathering

The Georgetown Business Association held its monthly reception Feb. 20 at Das Restaurant, a warm place on a cold night.

New Businesses: DSW, Alex and Ani, Fiola Mare (Bids for GSA's Heating Plant)

As new businesses open or prepare to set up in Georgetown, bidding for GSA's West Heating Planting should conclude tomorrow. Who will be the winner?

Weekend Round Up February 14, 2013

From the Old Print Gallery to a fundraiser at the City Tavern to "Authors on Deck" at the Navy Memorial, there are events beyond valentines and presidents to consider.

West Heating Plant Gets Its First Bid on Valentine's Day

Georgetown's West Heating Plant, government property for sale by auction, received its first bid -- $500,001 -- on Feb. 14.

Benedict XVI to Resign: a Stunning and Humble Act

The pope's announcement on his intent to resign by the end of February surprised the world and its more than one billion Roman Catholics.

Weekend Round Up February 7, 2013

An art show, design seminar, Dumbarton Methodist's "Reconciling Celebration" and Mardi Gras parties, part of what's coming up on the calendar.

Mayor Gray and the State of the District: Both Confident

An upbeat Mayor Vincent Gray gave the State of the District Address Feb. 5, citing positive growth and a major surplus for the fiscal year.

Dean & DeLuca Reopens One Day After Closure

Known for its fine foods, Dean and DeLuca's store in Georgetown was shut down for a day by D.C.'s Health Department -- prompting comments about the town's problems with rodent infestation.

Metro Stop Is Still in Georgetown's Future

Will Georgetown get a subway stop? It is a long-asked question -- to which we say: don't bet on it.

NEWS ROUND-UP: Muth Hospitalized, Taxing Cupcakes and Which Georgetown Cuddler?

Still in the news: the imaginary military officer Albrecht Muth, the Georgetown Cuddler . . . and cupcakes.

'House of Cards': Familiar D.C. Backdrops, New Way to Pay and View

"House of Cards" features our federal city once again on film -- this time with a new way to offer a drama through Netflix.

Weekend Round Up January 31, 2013

Author's talks, a cancer research benefit and the CAG art show: things are settling down for the lead-up to spring.

Misguided Worship of 2nd Amendment Puzzling, If Not Appalling

In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shooting tragedy, to see Gabby Giffords and Wayne LaPierre at an Jan. 30 hearing and the twisting of the Second Amendment is simply appalling.

New Construction in Glover Park

The Glover Park property near Whole Foods Market will get a new look in 2013. The space, located at 2251 ...

Nats Fest Introduces President Taft, Brings Back the Love

Nats Fest was a love fest of fans, players and baseball. And hail to the chief: William Howard Taft has joined the Racing Presidents at National Park.

Inaugural and Beyond: a Packed Week in D.C. to Remember

After all that was associated with the inauguration, it was . . . wait, there's more. An observer of the news did not have a chance to catch his breath.

Chancellor's Plan to Close 15 Public Schools Faces Opposition

Chancellor Kaya Henderson's decision on closing schools has some residents worried about the future of public education.

Take Unwanted Furs to Coats for Cubs

Coats for Cubs, a program by Buffalo Exchange that collect unwanted furs, provides natural bedding for injured or orphaned wildlife.

Weekend Round Up January 24, 2013

From Tudor Place's meet-the-author to Nick's whiskey appreciation and then on to the British School's program on teenage brain, you got this.

Observing the 57th Inauguration: A Beginning and an End

Whether you were sitting in the special seats at the U.S. Capitol or viewing the inaugural events from home on television, the scene of President Barack Obama's second inauguration provided memorable images and words.

Two Sports Greats Whose Lives Are Worth Talking About and Remembered

The passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver reminds of what makes a sports legend truly great.

Roe v. Wade Turns 40

The Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 40 years ago will be remembered with demonstrations, pro and con.

Saks Pop-Up Shop at Downtown Ritz-Carlton

As part of the Ritz-Carlton's Inaugural festivities, guests staying at the hotel will be able to shop at a ...

Jack's Boathouse Lease Put Up for Bid by Park Service

The newest part in the fight over Jack's Boathouse

Weekend Round Up January 17, 2013: Inaugural Edition

Keep the "Faith in America's Future" for an action-packed three days, and check our list of events for the 57th Inauguration.

Business Group Kicks Off 2013 at the George Town Club

At the George Town Club Jan. 16, the Georgetown Business Association kicked off its 2013 activities with a lively reception.

Musings: Dumb Justice, Gun-friendly Phrases and Overuse of 'Amazing!'

Even in modern times, there are things that seem mysterious—not in a holy way, but in a way that ...

'Sugar & Champagne' Goes to the Dogs on Jan. 31

The popular dog-friendly benefits, Sugar & Champagne, returns Jan. 31 at the Reagan Building.

Bidding on West Heating Plant Set to Begin Jan. 18

After months of waiting and planning, developers are set to bid on the government's West Heating Plant on 29th St -- one of the last large properties in Georgetown fit for commercial use.

Inaugural Weekend, Always a Big Deal

You might be hearing media chatter around town that the upcoming second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama is not as ...

Jack’s Boathouse Eviction Paused; Owner Fights to Stay

The National Park Service has put on hold the termination of its lease with Jack’s Boathouse, the popular canoe ...

Georgetowner Benefit Raises Thousands for Senior Center

The Georgetowner’s Holiday Benefit and Bazaar, held at the George Town Club, Nov. 29, attracted a great crowd and ...

Postal Worker Meets President

U.S. postal worker Gary Varner ran into former President Bill Clinton as he made his rounds on the afternoon ...

Disgruntled ‘Vet’ Threatens to Jump, Causes Gridlock

Just before 5 p.m., Key Bridge was completely shut down for at least three hours Jan. 8, as police ...

Caps Guy Is Back, Overlooking the River

Almost as soon as the inflatable Santa Claus left the roof of his Prospect Street house, homeowner Jack Davies inflated ...

G2 Bus Resumes West Side Route

With the completion of the O and P Streets Rehabilitation Project, Metro Rail’s G2 bus route on the west ...

ANC Opposes Bowling Alley If Agreement Not Made

Agreeing with residents who live in the Georgetown Park condominiums, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E voted at its Jan. 2 monthly ...

Georgetown Stops for Karzai, Who Sees Afghanistan ‘Moving Forward’

Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited Georgetown University Jan. 11 to give a speech, entitled “Afghanistan Beyond 2014: A Perspective on ...

Georgetowners of the Year for 2012

A Georgetowner newspaper tradition for decades, the naming of Georgetowners of the Year for 2012 focuses on a citizen, business ...

Last Edition of This Third Edition

The Third Edition, part of Capital Restaurant Concepts which includes J. Paul’s, Paolo’s, Neyla’s and Old Glory ...

Georgetown Biz Group Honors Achievers, Affirms New Officers

The Georgetown Business Association held its Annual Meeting and Holiday Soiree at Dumbarton House Dec. 12, affirming its 2013 officers ...

Remembering Richard Nixon on His 100th Birthday

Richard Nixon was never easy to dismiss, forget, defeat, or ignore even unto death.

For a brief time last week ...

Georgetowner's Annual Photo Competition Photo Exhibit and Opening Reception Canceled

Due to the upcoming inauguration and inaugural events, this year's Photo Exhibit and Opening Reception will be rescheduled at a later date and time.

Hit the Pause Button, But Get Ready to Hit Play

Here’s the real problem: Americans like what government does but don’t like to pay for it. Now, hit the play button again.

Golden Globes Do Not Disappoint

This year at the 70th Golden Globes, the jokes were confusing, and Jodie Foster made an exciting but anticlimactic non-announcement.

Georgetown Stops for Karzai, Who Sees Afghanistan 'Moving Forward'

Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, gave a relaxed speech at Georgetown University Jan. 11. Commuters, stopped for his motorcade, were not so relaxed.

Writer Richard Ben Cramer Knew What It Took

Richard Ben Cramer, biographer of politicians and athletes, wrote the ultimate campaign book.

Afghan President to Speak at Hilltop Friday

Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits the White House during a time of transition for his country and will speak at Georgetown University Jan. 11.

Weekend Round Up January 10, 2013

Make sure to join the Georgetowner and Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts for our photo exhibit and opening reception on Jan. 17 -- and view the winning photograph.

Local Legend Randy Lokke Dies at 62

Randy Lokke, the quiet local character often seen around town on his bicycle, died Christmas Day.

DDOT Parking Meeting Set for Jan. 16

The parking meeting on Jan. 16 at Hardy School gives you a chance to voice your suggestions to DDOT.

ANC Sides With Residents, Opposes Bowling Alley If Noise Agreement Not Made

The advisory neighborhood commission of Georgetown, Burleith and Hillandale weighs on a bowling alley proposed for the former Shops at Georgetown Park.

Repairs to Close Lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge

Watch out for closed lane on the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge during off-peak hours.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Events

Toast the end of 2012 in Georgetown. From live bands to five-course meals, neighborhood restaurants are offering up plenty of options for ringing in the New Year, Georgetown style -- a list from the Georgetown BID.

Jack's Boathouse Eviction Put on Hold; Future Uncertain

Jack's Boathouse gets a reprieve from the National Park Service -- but for how long?

Lives We Miss and Have Missed

The lives you have known and have missed -- and now miss -- will soon be part of last year but not forgotten.

Jack's Boathouse Lease Canceled

A week before Christmas, the National Park Service canceled its lease with Jack's Boathouse, which has been asked to leave its riverside location by the end of January.

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel Unveiled

A classic 1920s hotel -- the Hamilton -- is renewed in time for next month's inauguration -- and throws a Roaring '20s soiree.

Anna Banana Brings Fine Art to Children

Anne Freeman has opened an arts center for kids on S Street -- Anna Banana Arts and Crafts.

Weekend Round Up December 20, 2012

Christmas is nearly here: carols, the 12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve at the National Cathedral -- and "The 13th Hour" at Duke Elliington School.

Massacre at Newtown: A Defining Moment for America

The Dec. 14 shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., stunned America. We are in mourning. A defining moment is upon us: what will this nation do about it?

America Mourns

President Barack Obama ordered that all flags at government buildings, military installations and naval vessels be flown at half-staff through ...

Weekend Round Up December 13, 2012

From church sing-alongs to bar crawls and yoga, the weekend has a lot of choice events to choose.

Georgetown Biz Group Honors 2012 Achievers, Affirms 2013 Officers

The Georgetown Business Association wrapped up the year at a festive soiree at Dumbarton House Dec. 12.

Curtin Winsor, Bank of Georgetown Co-Founder, Dies

Georgetown resident and banker Curtin Winsor died suddenly Dec. 11.

District Council Approves Sunday Liquor Sales, Greater Say for Neighbors

As the District Council wraps up its legislative year, liquor sales will be permitted on Sunday in an ABC bill, soon to be voted on.

'Pullman Porter': Great Blues Overstuffed With Melodrama

Arena Stage's "Pullman Porter Blues" delights, inspires, informs to great music and an overwrought storyline.

Dave Brubeck: Solid, Regular Guy as Worldwide Jazz Genius

America took more than five and remembered the musical giant Dave Brubeck for his advances in jazz and for his life.

How About a Christmas- Hanukkah Gift for Dumbarton Oaks Park?

Now it can be your turn to play Kris Kringle (or Hanukkah Harry) for a great, local cause: the Dumbarton ...

Washington Harbour Ice Rink Inaugurated

The oldest neighborhood in Washington, D.C., now sports the newest and largest ice skat- ing rink in the region ...

Weekend Round Up December 6, 2012

A wreath-making workshop, a Christmas bazaar at St. John's, dancing at the Kennedy Center, a Hanukkah craft fair at Temple Micah -- the season's events and parties are in full gear.

Sprig & Sprout Shuts Down Temporarily -- to Improve

Overwhelmed at its opening, Sprig & Sprout closes temporarily to make itself a better restaurant.

Georgetown: Shop Local, Buy Local.

Georgetown is one of the best places to shop: "Deck the Halls. Forget the Malls." Shop local, buy local to complete your gift-giving list.

Georgetown Begins and Brightens Its Season's Greetings

The ice skating rink at Washington Harbour was inaugurated Dec. 1 and is the latest addition to Georgetown's tradition of season's greetings.

Metro Extends Hours for Redskins-Giants Game

Redskins fans are excited about tonight's game and need not worry missing the Metro from FedEx Field.

Deck the Halls, Forget the Malls Window Competition

Who has the best seasonal window display for their store this Christmastime? Judges will soon hit the streets of Georgetown. Email info@Georgetowner.com if you think a certain shop's window deserves a good look.

You Can Help Duke Ellington School Get $50,000 Grant

Vote via text or on line for Duke Ellington School and help students get new computers for school work.

Weekend Round Up November 29,2012

The weekend gets festive with an ice skating celebration, an art center open house, a Bach program and the Duke Ellington School bazaar.

Rose Park "Rec Hunt for Winter"

Rose Park "Rec Hunt for Winter"

Gant Opens Store on M Street

Continuing the expansion of American-style fashion, especially men's clothing, Gant plants its retail flag in Georgetown -- and adds to the town's preppyness.

Georgetown University Master Plan Meetings, Nov. 27 and 28

Georgetown University holds meetings on Nov. 27 and 28 on its master plan for the year ahead.

This Refreshed 'Fair Lady' Learns Anew at Arena

Make sure to join Innocents at Risk for a special evening at Arena Stage for the production of "My Fair Lady" on Wednesday, Nov. 28, which will have a VIP champagne reception and a party with the cast after the show. Visit www.innocentsatrisk.org for more information.

The Georgetowner's Holiday Benefit & Bazaar 2012

Celebrate the holidays with us and purchase your tickets online!

What To Do in D.C. Thanksgiving Weekend

Take the family out on the town this holiday weekend.

GBA Announces New Leaders, Sets New Goals for 2013

The Wednesday meeting of the Georgetown Business Association saw the election of a new member to its executive board and gave new roles to existing officers.

20 DCPS Schools Slated for Closure

Twenty public schools are slated for closure. The District Council is meeting about the planned closures, and other meetings are planned.

One Day for Kwame Brown; Honors for the Nats

We've got Kwame dishonored and put under detention, but Davey get top honors as manager of the Washington Nationals. Spring cannot come soon enough.

Biz Group Nominates 2013 Officers; Elections at Dec. 12 Party

The Georgetown Business Association has its 2013 officers ready to go -- and gets ready for its Dec. 12 annual reception at Dumbarton House. That's 12/12/12.

Weekend Round Up November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving is next week, and the holiday events and receptions are beginning in earnest for November. Check out these listings -- many more to come.

Colin Powell Waxes Presidential at the Aspen Institute

When Colin Powell walks into a room, you kind of want to sit up a little straighter.

He looked in ...

Obama, Activism and Poverty: Bono Speaks at Georgetown

The scene: Gaston Hall in the Healy Building at Georgetown University; a Nov. 12 lecture hosted by the Georgetown McDonough ...

Old-School Fighters: Royal, Basilio, From Football and Boxing

College football's Darrell Royal and boxer Carmen Basilio were from an earlier time and left us Nov. 7.

Every Little Cupcake Helps: Sprinkles Red Velvet Fundraiser for Sandy Relief Today

Sprinkles does its small part to assist Hurricane Sandy relief with red velvet cupcakes for Red Cross donations.

Bono to Speak at Georgetown University This Evening

U2's Bono speaks at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall as part of the Georgetown McDonough Global Social Enterprise Initiative in partnership with Bank of America.

The Post-Election Changes of These Still United States

Even today, we don’t know how much hope there is, but we do know that we have a lot ...

Weekend Roundup November 8, 2012

It's that time of year again! Join us for The Georgetowner's Holiday Benefit and Bazaar sponsored by EagleBank. Shop local stores and enjoy an evening at the historic George Town Club, all for a good cause! Purchase your tickets online at Georgetowner.com

Micro-Sculptor Willard Wigan at Parish Gallery, Nov. 9

On Friday November 9, there will be a special reception at The Parish Gallery in Georgetown, featuring Willard Wigan’s “The Half Century Collection.”

Start of Overtures Holiday Concert Series

The S&R Foundation Holiday series kicked off on November 2 and will continue through December.

Celebrating America’s Heroes This Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day weekend in D.C. will feature a wide range of events to honor those who have served the country.

How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey and New York -- and many places that are familiar to us in D.C. which escaped the storm's wrath. Here is how to help.

D.C. Lowers Some Speeding Fees

For a change, government gets the message -- and lowers the cost of certain speeding fines.

After the Voting, the Election Night Parties Begin

So, you voted. It is going to be a long night. Here are some places to check out and celebrate the electoral drama.

Rugby Ralph Lauren to Close in 2013

Another retail spot in Georgetown goes through the revolving door. Rugby is making its exit.

The Last Day of Obama's and Romney's Low Campaigns

So here we are: the eleventh hour, the last moments, the seal-the-deal times, the end of days, when it comes ...

Early Voting Resumes in D.C.; Hours Extended to 9 P.M.

Thanks to Sandy, early voting has been extended to 9 p.m. during its remaining days.

Weekend Roundup November 1, 2012

It is the weekend to turn the clocks back and check out the Washington Bach Consort, the AIA's 125th Anniversary Party, the Montpelier Hunt Races and the film on the Bayou.

Tricks and Treats: Stress, a Super Storm and an Election

With all this stress, who doesn't feel like Abigael Evans from Colorado?

ANC Report: Praise for O & P Project; New Music Venue on K Street

At the ANC meeting Oct. 31, the O and P Street Project was praised. A new live-music venue and eatery at 34th and K streets announced its plans.

A Happy Halloween 2012 in Georgetown

Did you see Michael Jackson, the Jedi knight, the mellow Darth Maul, the V-for-Vengeance crew in front of the bank and President Barack Obama? And President John Kennedy? Only in Georgetown -- with our friendly but firm Metropolitan Police.

Living in Pink

When it comes to illnesses, especially with, but not limited to, cancer, we live in a time of high and ...

History of Tax Rates

Pity today’s students. The old math is out. The new math is in.

Under the old math, higher tax ...

Sandy Is Smacking Washington, Georgetown

The floodgates are up at Washington Harbour. With Tony & Joe's and Nick's Riverside Grill just re-opening after 18 months due to an April 2011 flood, there was concern for the revamped restaurants and the soon-to-open ice skating rink at the Potomac River complex.

Annual Living In Pink Luncheon & Boutique, November 2, 2012

Come to The Living In Pink Luncheon Nov. 2 -- a great fundraiser for breast cancer research at the Fairmont Washington.

War Horse's Puppetry Plays Leading Role

Let's be straight about this: "War Horse" is not the best play ever written. It's not Shakespeare, but ...

Coldwell Banker and Operation Paws Sponsor Pet Adoption

October has been good for the dogs: Coldwell Banker and Operation Paws work together to get canines adopted.

Obama Charms George Mason

Over in Fairfax, Va., at George Mason University, President Barack Obama swung by Oct. 19 to press for votes in the swing state of Virginia.

Weekend Roundup October 25, 2012

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, Edgar Alan Poe at Grace Church, Halloween Bike Tour and the Marine Corps Marathon -- a full last weekend of October.

Coach John Thompson, Jr., Honored at Nike Georgetown Debut

The building that formerly housed Barnes & Noble is now a three-story, 31,000-square-foot store that carries a wide range of Nike’s athletic gear.

Halloween in Georgetown Brings Road Closures and Revelry

Parking will be restricted on some of the roadways 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, until 6 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1.

Billy Collins: Where Everyday Things Meet Poetry

Collins shares the stage with poet Mary Oliver—who has a new collection called “A Thousand Mornings”—at the Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m.

Near the Finish: at Last, the Last 2012 Presidential Debate

Well, this last in a series of three presidential debates—all of them the debates that will change-alter-decide (pick one ...

Fabio Trabocchi to Open Restaurant at Washington Harbour; Citronelle to Reopen

The Georgetown restaurant scene keeps getting brighter: Fabio Trabocchi plans to open a seafood place at Washington Harbour, and Michel Richard plans to re-open Citronelle.

George McGovern: Unabashed Liberal and Patriot

The 1972 Democratic presidential candidate who ran against President Richard Nixon has died. Liberal George McGovern was an American patriot in his own right.

The No-Cut, No-Color Drybar Opens Near Safeway

The California hair blowout service has reached Washington, D.C., opening shops in Georgetown and Bethesda Oct. 19.

Coming to M Street: Buffalo Exchange, 'New and Recycled Fashion'

Buffalo Exchange to open in Georgetown on October 27.

Man Invades Georgetown Home, Strikes G.U. students.

Two Georgetown University students were assaulted in their home on the 3500 block of O Street Oct. 20.

Their Final Debate Is the Super Bowl for Obama and Romney

During the second presidential debate Oct. 16, Mitt Romney found that President Barack Obama was totally there and re-energized.

Biz Group Hosts Autumn Reception at the Ritz

The Georgetown Business Association enjoyed a reception Oct. 17 at Degrees Bistro in the Ritz-Carlton with autumn-inspired drinks.

Weekend Roundup October 18, 2012

From Hitched in Georgetown to Yoga for the Homeless and out to Oatlands, the days are busy.

Ribbon Cutting Inaugurates Rose Park Improvements

Rose Park, Georgetown's eastside park, next to Rock Creek Park, celebrated recent improvements and saluted two park supporters for their longtime service.

Votes for Youth Rally

On Friday, October 12, members of NYRA (the National Youth Rights Association) rallied in Washington, DC at Judiciary Square to ...

Old and New at the At-large Council Debate

Four of seven candidates for the two open At-large City Council seats showed up for an Oct. 4 debate at ...

Our Winning Nats Lose, But the Natitude Remains

Feeling like a jilted lover who still loves the Nats, we celebrate the team that made the post season . . . and baseball.

Just Do It: Nike Town Opens Oct. 25

Nike is ready to open its big store on M Street, where once a Barnes & Noble stood.

Salute to Woody Guthrie at 100 at the Kennedy Center

The 100th birthday party for Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center was a hootenanny of singers and friends who paid musical tribute to an American legend.

VP Debate: Biden Came on Strong, Ryan Pushed Back

Vice presidential candidates -- Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) debated for a lively 90 minutes last night ...

Biden-Ryan: More Important Than Baseball But Less Inspirational

One fellow journalist friend of mine sounded as if he were experiencing a kind of emotional whiplash.

Biden-Ryan or Nationals-Cardinals ...

National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day. A Chefs for Equality benefit Oct. 24 will feature designer Tim Gunn and Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland.

A Night at the C&O Canal, Oct. 13

Support the C&O Canal Oct. 13 with the Park After Dark fundraiser for the Canal Trust.

Weekend Roundup October 11, 2012

Independent films, a trunk show, dog adoption opportunity and home design week -- and a literary festival -- get your weekend going.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott: Carrying on the Music of Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, Oct. 14

Talking to Ramblin' Jack Elliott offers a great picture of one of America's beloved singers, Woody Guthrie, as well Elliott himself -- along with the Kennedy Center's Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert on Sunday.

Washington Harbour Preps Fountain for First-Ever Ice Rink

Washington Harbour's owner MRP Realty says the 11,800-square-foot Washington Harbour Ice Rink will be opening before Thanksgiving.

Georgetown University Dedicates Regents Hall

Georgetown University administrators, alumni and others gathered Oct. 4 on the fourth floor of Regents Hall to dedicate the new ...

Romney's Debate Win and a Reply to an Obama E-mail

The Oct. 3 presidential debate had people giving Mitt Romney a victory and others scratching my heads about President Barack Obama's performance on stage.

Georgetown Teacher, Alum Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Once a Georgetown student and now a teacher at the university, Dinaw Mengestu got the call that he had earned a MacArthur Fellowship -- and $500,000.

Weekend Roundup October 4, 2012

From James Bond and a photo fair to a Redskin at Sprinkles Cupcakes and Oktoberfest in Arlington, your choices are clear.

Sesame Street's Westin: 'Big Bird Lives on'

Mitt Romney's comment on PBS and Big Bird fired up the social media menes during and after the Oct. 3 presidential debate. Fear not, says Sesame Street's Sherrie Westin: Big Bird is safe from the budget ax.

The Georgetowner's 58th Anniversary: Then and Now

"Sufficient encouragement has already been given to us in our undertaking to make us feel that our interest in Georgetown ...

I’m Confused

The old man was sitting at the kitchen table, holding a hanky over his weeping eyes.

“What’s the matter ...

D.C. Council At-Large Candidate Debate, Oct. 4, at St. John's

Georgetown Business Association will host a panel-style candidate forum Oct. 4 for D.C.'s two contested At-Large seats on the District Council.

'Punch' Sulzberger of the New York Times: His Influence and the Press

Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger at the helm during the height of American print journalism died Sept. 29.

Weekend Roundup September 27, 2012

Rock the vote, play golf, go green, walk for the animals, check vintage fashion: once again, the weekend is packed with options.

D.C. Brings Back Breathalyzers to Combat Impaired Driving

D.C. resumes breathalyzer tests for suspected drunk drivers. Consider yourself warned yet again.

Georgetown BID Taps EastBanc Exec As Its New CEO

Joe Sternlieb leaves local real estate player, EastBanc, to head the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

Fall Whisks Its Frisky Optimism, Despite Distractions

An autumn weekend of everyday events gives a happy and healthy dose of normalcy for those willing to take it all in.

Streetcars on Track to Make D.C. Comeback

As Georgetown's historic trolley tracks are saved and celebrated, D.C. gets ready for a new generation of streetcars across the city.

Georgetown Lines Up for a 'Mindy-cure'

There were free manicures and blowouts at Washington Harbour today, thanks to a promotion for "The Mindy Project."

Weekend Roundup September 20, 2012

From nearby film screenings to pups at Nationals Park to polo in Upperville, the weekend is full of choice events.

Business Group at EagleBank for End-of-Summer Networking

Business leaders met at Eagle Bank Sept. 19 to get ready for the busy season ahead.

Romney Looks to Wisconsin Avenue to Help Afford His Election

In the midst of what is inarguably the worst week of the Romney campaign, the name of our historic district ...

Weddings on Display at The Wedding Salon

Brides gathered at the Madison on Sept. 10 to piece together their dream wedding at the Wedding Salon. Larger-than-life centerpieces ...

12th Annual National Book Festival

If you hear anybody telling you—as people are wont to do these days—that the book is dying, people ...

Mayor Gray, DDOT Officials, Community Leaders to Celebrate Completion of the O and P Streets Rehab Project

They will cut the ribbon tomorrow morning to mark the completion of the O and P Street Rehabilitation Project.

First Baptist Church of Georgetown Celebrates 150 Years

During the same year as the Battle of Antietam and a brutal Civil War, a small, God-loving church was founded in the oldest neighborhood in the nation's capital.

Mayor's Arts Awards for Williams, Stevens, Deal and Others

Everybody’s always giving awards. No big deal.

In the case of the 27th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards Ceremonies ...

Weekend Roundup September 13, 2012

From "Girls' Night Out" to the Navy Memorial Dinner to the 150th Anniversary of Georgetown Baptist Church, our calendar is full.

America's Hero Neil Armstrong Honored at National Cathedral

In a stirring and perfectly cadenced service, America said good-bye to astronaut Neil Armstrong at the National Cathedral.

9/11: Getting Past—But Never Getting Over—It

You walk out the door.

The sky is blue.

Just as blue.

And because today is Tuesday, September 11, you ...

New and Old Rediscovered at Adams Morgan Day

Adams Morgan Day was a perfect Sunday of fun, flavor and variety to celebrate one of D.C.'s most popular neighborhoods.

The 11th Anniversary of a Terrible Tuesday Morning

Who can forget that day? With all that has transpired since, its effect remain with us to this day.

Weekend Roundup September 6, 2012

Look ahead: A book signing at Union Station, children's benefit at the Kennedy Center and a day of service for the September 11th anniversary.

Fashion's Night Out In Georgetown

Are you ready? Georgetown is all dressed and ready for its close-up on the retail runway. Get out and enjoy the show.

Rev. Moon's Lasting Legacy in D.C.: the Washington Times

Whatever you think of Rev. Moon, at least thank him for not letting D.C. become a one-newspaper town.

Suitsupply Opens at 29th & M Streets; Intermix Makes Its Move

The new store, Suitsupply, ramps up the men's fashion scene in Georgetown, just in time for Fashion Night Out.

Weekend Roundup August 30,2012

Summer is almost over, which means it's time for events! Check out the Georgetowner's online calendar for more events.

Constricted on TV, a Political Convention Can Still Be Revealing

In our mulit-media and media-fractured era, the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week still proved an instructive and entertaining event.

Timothy Downs: 1942 - 2012

Community leader Tim Downs passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 22.

Neil Armstrong: From the Heart of America to First Human Steps on the Moon

The first human to walk on the moon was a quiet American hero.

O and P Streets Project to Mark Completion in a Few Weeks

After two years, the O and P Street Project, which constricted traffic and parking spaces to preserve historic tracks and stones, is almost complete.

Business Group Visits the New Tony & Joe's

The Georgetown Business Association met Aug. 22 at the freshly renovated Tony & Joe's, set to re-open Sept. 5.

Enough Already: Our Endless Summer

Tired of this long, hot summer? Sick of August? The election campaigns? Why write about this at all?

Students Return to the Hilltop -- and Other Hoya News

Georgetown University students return -- and other Hoya news.

Entertainment World Mourns Deaths of Director, Comedienne and Singer-Songwriter

A legendary, ground-breaking comedienne, an action-film director and a '60s-style singer have left us and their unique works of art.

Councilman, BID Get Hard-Hat Tour of Georgetown Park Construction

The Shops at Georgetown Park are undergoing a radical reconstruction -- where once stood 130 stores will be 15.

Weekend Roundup August 16, 2012

From Cirque de Soleil's "Totem" and Susan Galloway Arts to the Franciscan Monastery, an array of events await your selection.

Brown and Gray: Women of Our Times

Helen Gurley Brown and Nellie Gray, who died this week, added to the women's movement, each in their own way.

Mayor Proclaims August 16 Timothy Downs Day

Community leader Timothy Downs received guests in front of his P Street home and rounds of thankful applause.

Park Police Question 'Person of Interest' About July Assaults

U.S. Park Police were at the C&O Canal under Key Bridge Aug. 13 to question a "person of interest" about nearby sexual assaults in July.

Freeman: An Actor Who Taught How to Act and to Be Real

Al Freeman was an actor in plays that animated his life and times -- and taught drama at Howard University.

London's Honour: An Olympics So Modern and Remembered

Londoners and the British people can be rightly proud of their Olympics. While a triumph for the United Kingdon, the U.S.A. applauds its athletes who bring home a record count of medals.

Weekend Roundup August 9,2012

Sticking around D.C. during August? Though it may seem as if everyone is out of town, there are still some events worth checking out.

"Nobody Does It Better": Hamlisch, a Mensch 'til the End

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, an American composer and conductor, dies at the age of 68. He loved Washington and owned a house in Georgetown.

We Lose a Music Man, Two Critics and a Fashion Champion

A music composer, arts and film critics and a fashion writer: a week of loss.

National Night Out; Canal Road Closures; Glover Park Traffic

Watch for Canal Road closures, and drop by National Night Out at the police station.

M&T Bank Opens Branch on Wisconsin Avenue

A banking company founded in 1856, M&T Bank makes its debut on Wisconsin Avenue.

Olympics Get Better Despite NBC

The Olympics, even if you are just watching on television, start to shine -- despite NBC again.

Luke's Lobster to Open Aug. 23

Luke's Lobster to set up shop and dish out its signature seafood rolls to Georgetown.

Weekend Roundup August 2, 2012

Join us on August 8th for an "Old Fashion and a New Look," a distinguished evening of bourbon, antiques, and shopping.

For more upcoming events, visit Georgetowner.com.

Tougher Penalties for Driving Under the Influence in D.C.

New D.C. DUI laws, effective Aug. 1, bring harsher penalties for drunk drivers.

Gore Vidal: American Renaissance Man . . . and a Very Funny Guy

Gore Vidal, great American writer and Renaissance man, also penned laugh-out-loud quips along with his cultural critiques.

Imagining a Better Olympics Opener, Despite NBC

Every four years, I turn into a mushy little kid when the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics are broadcast ...

Keach and Kahn: A Conversation of Shakespeare—and More

Stacy Keach -- with that voice and acting range so Shakespearean -- sat down for a talk with Michael Kahn of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Vincent Gray in Adams Morgan: Comfortable Being Mayor

An upbeat Mayor Gray and other city officials cut the ribbon July 27 for the completed 18th Street work in Adams Morgan.

Suspected Gas Leak Along Prospect and N Streets

Those Washington Gas trucks, seen on the west side of Georgetown, were looking for a gas leak in the system, but there was no leak.

Weekend Roundup July 27, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not learn to blend your own cocktails like a true professional or check out Freddy Cole at Blues Alley? And don't miss the Streets of Georgetown's "Old Fashion, New Look" cocktail reception on August 8.

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near C&O Canal

A female jogger was sexually assaulted along the Capital Crescent Trail July 25 around 9:15 p.m.

GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY O’MALLEY HOST FIFTH ANNUAL BUY LOCAL COOKOUT

Governor Martin O’Malley and First Lady Katie O’Malley today hosted the fifth annual Buy Local Cookout at Government ...

New Downtown Campus for Georgetown University

Georgetown University plans a second campus in D.C.'s Downtown next to Mount Vernon Square and Chinatown. The announcement came just days after the D.C. Zoning Commission approved the university's campus plan, thus ending years of tense, sometimes hostile, debate over town-gown issues.

AIDS Conference, First Held in U.S. in 22 Years, Kicks Off

First held in the U.S. since 1992, the International AIDS Conference opens in D.C.

Aurora's Dark Night: No Dawn for 12

After all the madness, pain and deaths, Aurora, Colorado, has no dawn.

Gone but Not Gone, Their Music Plays on: Kitty Wells, Bob Babbitt

Whenever a music maker—singer, player, twanger, jazz man, country star, doesn’t matter—passes on, the event has the ...

Georgetown Business Association Thais One On

The Georgetown Business Association held its networking reception at Mai Thai July 18 with "A Taste of Thailand," enjoyed by a talkative group of professional and business types.

Weekend Roundup July 19, 2012

Visit Georgetowner.com to see more event listings and post your own!

Weekend Roundup July 12, 2012

Independence Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of things to do in D.C. this weekend.

The Washington Kastles Charity Tennis Classic

The Washington Kastles Charity Tennis Classic is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf in southwest ...

Washington Monument May Remain Closed Through 2014

The damage to the Washington Monument caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the D.C. area in ...

Ernest Borgnine: More Than a Lifetime of Roles

He played tough but tender roles, and Ernest Borgnine had a lifetime of them for us.

The Small-Town Wisdom of Andy Griffith

Actor Andy Griffith, whether as Sheriff Andy Taylor or defense lawyer Ben Matlock, showed us the wisdom of small-town America.

Weekend Roundup July 05, 2012

Have an up coming event? visit Georgetowner.com and enter your calendar listings!

Georgetown BID's Bracco Departs

Just weeks after an upbeat annual meeting, Georgetown BID executive director unexpectedly resigns.

Happy Birthday, America: an Immigrant's Journey

Now, as American as anyone we know, this patriotic citizen began his journey in Nazi Germany.

A Storm for Our Time of Extremes

In this age of extremes, why not weather just like that? Last Friday's sudden storm, terrible in its severity, informs our times and leaves us wondering.

New Neighbor on Potomac Street: Zoe Feldman Designs

Say hello to the Georgetowner's new neighbor: Zoe Feldman Designs.

Prospect Street Tree Huge Hit; Residents Without Power

We all want to go green, but this is ridiculous. The June 29 storm felled a huge tree on Prospect Street. A traffic-stopper, the tree wins the prize for biggest on the ground in Georgetown but has brought frustration to those who live there.

A Part of History at the Steps of the Supreme Court

While awaiting the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, our reporter observes how everyday life in Washington, D.C., can effortlessly move into a moment in history.

Nora Ephron: We'll Have What She Had

Nora Ephron, screenwriter of "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," was funny, smart, graceful, charming, loyal and always curious -- and made her life experiences universal to ours.

Free Fun at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

If your summer schedule has come to a standstill, venture out to the National Mall for the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Weekend Roundup June 28, 2012

Why not head to National Harbor for a day-long band takeover or enjoy George Washington's favorite treat? To see more events, check out Georgetowner.com.

Feds Give Show-and-Tell on Fireworks' Dangers

Impending Fourth of July celebrations did not stop members of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from detonating fireworks and ...

Pre-Elvis 'Memphis': Darrington's Delray

“Memphis,” a loud, electric, fast-paced, high-energy Tony-Award winning musical now on its Washington stop through July 1 at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House.

Weekend Roundup June 21, 2012

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Summer Solstice Marks the Start of Summer

Summer has officially begun. With the mark of the summer solstice yesterday, the longest day of the year, residents of Washington, D.C., can expect blazing hot temperatures.

C&O Canal Boat Soon to Be Destroyed and Become History

The 19th-century style, mule-pulled, 90-foot cargo boat has deteriorated and is deemed unsafe for passengers.

Metrorail Begins Rush Plus, Make Changes to SmarTrip Cards

Rush Plus is designed to ease crowding, improve the commuting experience for Metrorail riders on the Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow lines, and prepare for the future Silver Line."

Georgetown ANC Formally Approves Revised Campus Plan

At 7:38 p.m. on June 14, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E voted unanimously to approve Georgetown University's 2010-2020 campus plan.

Weekened Roundup June 14, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about becoming a pilot for a day or maybe your interested in adopting a pet this weekend? Check out Georgetowner.com for more events OR to post your own!

Live on Cable: Your District Council and Its Latest Drama

Ward 7's Yvette Alexander teared up as she watched the council erupt in charges and counter charges and warned that anything could happen and that any one of them could walk out in handcuffs.

The Meaning of Flag Day for Georgetown and D.C.

While there was a D.C. flag tattoo flash mob, that started today at 5 p.m. at Dupont Circle, there are some serious thing to know about the flag and its role in American history.

Mitt Romney Coming to Georgetown

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be showing in Georgetown June 27 for an exclusive fundraising dinner party hosted by Bob and Suzy Pence.

An Upbeat Georgetown BID Elects New Directors, Greets MPD Chief

Meeting at the luminous House of Sweden for its annual meeting, the Georgetown Business Improvement District heard from Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier and elected new directors.

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The Peace of 2012: Georgetown’s Town-Gown Relationship Is Reset

After months of contentious discussions, private and public meetings and ...

Volta Park Day: Fun on the Hottest Day of the Year

Volta Park Day is a perfect way to kick off summer in the neighborhood.

Fresh As Ever: Pelosi's Perspective With 25 Years of Service

Celebrating 25 years of service, Nancy Pelosi offers her take on politics today at a Capitol Hill gathering.

Ray Bradbury, Our Forever Writer of Dreams Come True

Ray Bradbury, literary lion of science fiction and fantasy, dies in Los Angeles but has not left us.

The Fraud and Irony of Kwame Brown

Charged with fraud, Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigns and leaves the District government with more uncertainty.

Weekend Roundup June 7, 2012

Why not take a Civil War walking tour of Georgetown burial sites or spend the evening enjoying sweet delights and cocktail concoctions? Check out The Georgetowner.com for more events this weekend!

War Is Over: Georgetown's Town-Gown Relationship About to Be Reset

New campus proposal includes more students on campus and considers another campus downtown. Special ANC meeting set for June 14.

Mayor Gray, Neighborhood and University Leaders to Make Announcement on Georgetown Campus Plan, June 6, 2:30 p.m.

The Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia issued a media advisory on Georgetown Campus Plan

Chuck Brown Funeral: Feeling the Joy and Stopping Time for Hometown D.C.

If you made it to the funeral of Chuck Brown, "the Godfather of Go-Go," last week at the Washington Convention ...

ANC Meets Tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Tonight's ANC meeting will have updates on G.U. campus plans and Hyde-Addison development as well as discussion on changes to the Georgetown post office property.

Weekend Roundup May 31, 2012

Interested in a FREE comedy show at the National Theatre? Or maybe hang out in Georgetown and sample food from some of DC's finest restaurants. Whatever you feel like doing this weekend, make sure to check out our calendar at Georgetowner.com.

DMV to Return to Georgetown Park

Ward 2 Councilmember, Jack Evans, announced at the May 30 annual awards and election meeting of the Citizens Association of Georgetown that The Georgetown office of D.C.'s Department of Motor Vehicles will return.

Inside DC Jazz

The first time I ever encountered jazz in the sense that somebody told me I was listening to jazz was ...

Federal Investigation of Gray Throttles Up

Another campaign worker for Mayor Vincent Gray was charged yesterday with lying to the FBI. If this is not the other shoe to drop, it is surely another lace untied. Will the federal investigation reach the Office of the Mayor?

Weekend Roundup May 24, 2012

A three day weekend means more time to check out events through out the city. Visit Georgetowner.com for more events.

America Marks Vietnam War's 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War as well as the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder, those motorcyclists whose noise throughout the city and the suburbs reminds me of those young men and women who died in Southeast Asia.

Author of 'The Exorcist' Threatens Suit Against His Alma Mater, Georgetown University

But wait, there's more, and it involves one of the most famous authors to graduate from Georgetown University. And you thought Father Damien had problems.

Summer and Gibb: the True Deaths of Disco

Donna Summer and the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb defined disco and made some great music.

Next-Generation Georgetown on Display at Concerts in the Parks

If you want to know what Georgetown is all about these days, come to the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Concerts In the Parks series.

Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic University, Others Sue Obama Administration

Protests echo after graduation weekend at Georgetown University. Charges that religious freedom is under attack have now entered a wider arena.

Godfather of Go-Go Passes Away at the Age of 76

Chuck Brown—the Godfather of Go-Go, the President, the Legend—passed away mid-week, and the city erupted. Not in tears, mind you, but in a kind of celebration, on the airwaves, in bars, in the U Street Corridor, around Ben’s Chili Bowl. Brown never exploded nationally the way he should have, but maybe that’s alright. Brown belonged to Washington. He was ours.

Weekend Roundup May 17, 2012

Don't have any plans this weekend? Why not visit the Georgetown Public Library tonight for a "thank you" reception or end you weekend by spending a lazy Sunday afternoon at this year's Concerts in the Park. Whatever you chose, make sure to visit Georgetowner.com for more events this weekend.

Commencement Schedules and Speakers for Georgetown and George Washington University

This weekend sees the commencement weekend for both Georgetown University and George Washington University. The following information breaks down the speakers from the two universities for any interested in participating in the upcoming days of inspiring speeches.

Yala Fitness Will Heat Up The City on May 19

Join D.C.’s hottest party with a blend of fitness this Saturday, May 19. YaLa Fitness is a unique program that incorporates multiple elements of fitness, from cardio to plyometrics.

2nd Annual Chefs Go Fresh Rally with Robert Wiedmaier and Bryan Voltaggio, Hosted by Georgetown Media Group and Maryland Department of Agriculture

On Monday, July 16, for the second year, the Georgetown Media Group continues the popular summer event, Chefs Go Fresh ...

D.C.'s Unique GI Film Festival Brings Our Warriors Close to Us

The GI Film Festival (GIFF), the nation’s only military film festival, begins Tuesday, May 15, and runs through Sunday, May 20.

Mayor Gray Celebrates Completion of Energy-Efficient Alley Lighting Project

Mayor Vincent Gray today joined officials from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) to celebrate the completion of a project to replace alley lights with new energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly lighting fixtures.

Caution: D.C. Council Members Headed to Las Vegas

D.C. government leaders are going to Las Vegas to drum up business for the city. Really. It just looks awkward. It's not, really.

Weekend Roundup May 10, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not head to the Potomac River Waterfowl Show or visit Hillwood Estate this Mother's Day. To see more, visit our online calendar for more events at Georgetowner.com.

Obama Fired Up With Kindred Spirits at APAICS Gala

President Barack Obama, a Hawaiian, shared the aloha spirit with 1,000 admirers at the 18th Annual Gala for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies May 8.

Garden Tour: Just the Ticket to See Neighbors, Friends and Get Inspired

The 84th Georgetown Garden Tour, held Saturday May 5, showed off eight gardens along with side and back yards of varying scale, cresting at the Allbrittons’ Bowie-Sevier House on Q Street.

Meeting at UDC Tonight on Wisconsin Avenue Work in Glover Park

In response to concerns about the construction work in Glover Park along Wisconsin Avenue, Ward 3 council member Mary Cheh and Terry Bellamy, director of D.C.’s Department of Transportation, will meet with residents in Window’s Lounge at the University of the District of Columbia from 7 to 8:30 p.m., 4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W.

Facebook Initiative Encourages Organ Donation

Inspired by events such as last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which left countless Japanese citizens in need of unavailable medical attention, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to mobilize organ donator registration among company’s community of 900 odd million users.

Weekend Roundup May 3,2012

Ever seen Russel Terriers race? Need something to do on Cinco de Mayo? Visit Georgetowner.com to see more events happening around the city this weekend!

Georgetown Farmers' Market Re-Opens Wednesday

The Georgetown Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 2, for its tenth season in Rose Park.

5 Years Ago, Fire Almost Took Down Public Library

During lunchtime on April 30, 2007, a fire nearly destroyed the Georgetown Public Library at R Street and Wisconsin Avenue. That same morning, a fire had swept through Eastern Market, one of Capitol Hill's most popular food, shopping and meeting spots. Today, both buildings have been re-built and made even better.

NPR's Friday Night Spin Party

On the eve of this year's White House Correspondents Association Dinner, NPR "Friday Night Spin" was star studded in ...

Weekend Roundup April 26, 2012

What will you be doing this weekend? How about shopping at the 9th Annual Georgetown French Market? Playing laser tag or bungee Jumping at the Lab School's spring fair? Or maybe tour some of Georgetown's most beautiful homes at this years house tour?

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D.C. Schools Celebrate the Henderson Effect

It has been a noteworthy week for D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson. She outlined a comprehensive plan for public schools, received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Georgetown University, and had six of her schools chosen to receive $4.5 million dollars over three years from Target to improve literacy.

John Edwards: Far From Georgetown Today

John Edwards is currently on trial in Greensboro, N.C., for alleged illegal campaign contributions. Almost one million dollars were supposedly used to cover up his affair and support his mistress and illegitimate child, while his wife suffered (and later died) from cancer.

3 Lives at Their Height in the 1970s Tell Our Contemporary Story

Deaths are like the things that happen in haunted houses, events when you hear of them that immediately bring back memories, stir up ironies and create flickering images or music that's stayed in your head for decades.

Weekend Roundup April 19, 2012

What to do this weekend! How about live jazz and a cash bar at Smithsonian Craft Show, a brunch cruise to celebrate Earth Day, or maybe Tour some of Georgetown's most beautiful homes? Visit www.Georgetowner.com for more event listings.

Dick Clark, Rock 'n' Roll Salesman Who Changed America

On April 18, Dick Clark passed away. In his 30-year tenure, he proved to be as influential in spreading rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley.

Sinatra + Tharp = Sexy Staging in 'Come Fly Away'

Pay attention, kids. The Chairman of the Board, Old Blue Eyes, the Voice is back and in the house. The house being the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center.

'Veep': HBO's Comedic Take on Our Number 2

Before its April 22 Sunday night cable debut, the cast of HBO's comedy series, "Veep," checked into Washington April 11 at the United States Institute of Peace for red-carpet poses and interviews along with a reception and preview of the first episode.

Space Shuttle Discovery Retires to Air & Space Museum

The Space Shuttle Discovery was officially received by the Smithsonian Institution April 19 and placed on permanent display, replacing the shuttle Enterprise at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center, next to Dulles Airport.

Secret Service Scandal: Agents' Fantasies Become a National Nightmare

While U.S. Secret Service agents were throwing back whiskey and paying up to $200 for services from the women ...

Theatre Shorts April 18 2012

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'China Hand' Davies Could Read the Tea Leaves

When it comes to international affairs, there’s always a lot of talk about American Exceptionalism in political circles and not so much about exceptional Americans. In the cultural and art world, you hardly ever hear the phrase. You would have with John Paton Davies, Jr.

With All Votes Counted, Orange Will Keep Council Seat

It’s official. Vincent Orange will keep his at-large seat on the city council after a count of absentee and provisional ballots from the April 3 elections.

Georgetown Students, Jack the Bulldog Welcome J.J., Puppy Mascot-in-Training

It is a feel-good story the local media could not ignore. J.J the Bulldog arrives on Georgetown's campus.

'Let's Go, Caps,' Inflatable Hockey Player on Georgetown Skyline

Jack Davies of Prospect Street is at it again. This time, his rooftop is occupied by an inflatable of a generic Washington Capitals hockey player...

Weekend Roundup April 12,2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the DC Design House or head outside to this years Cherry Blossom Parade. For more Calendar listings and events, visit Georgetowner.com

'American Stories': It's All About Us

"American Stories," the newest signature exhibition at the National Museum of American History opened today and shows and tells the stories of Americans from the 1600s to the 2000s, beginning with wampum and a piece of Plymouth Rock to Apolo Ohmo's ice skates and the 2008 presidential election.

Celebrate Clara Barton

Today is the One Hundredth Anniversary of Clarissa 'Clara' Barton's death, the woman who is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.

150th Anniversary of D.C. Emancipation

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act of the District of Columbia.

An Extra Welcome Home Win for the Nationals

The Washington Nationals won their home opener, 3-2, in the 10th inning with Ryan Zimmerman, face of the franchise, showing the way of the jam with visiting team, the Cincinnati Reds, thanks to a wild pitch.

D.C. to Mark Centennial of Titanic Disaster

In a city of monuments, one of Washington's lesser known memorials will be in the spotlight this weekend, April 14-15.

The Heat and Light of Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace of CBS News had not done an interview for four years—Roger Clemens, the famed Boston Red Sox pitcher accused of using steroids got the honors for that last one—but all those living whom he interviewed for "60 Minutes" probably feel not enough time has passed for them not to get goose bumps just thinking about the experience.

International Film Fest's 'Lighter Side,' from France to Japan

Washington is a magnet for film festivals—we’ve got documentary film festivals, gay and lesbian film festivals, environmental film festivals, short film festivals. You name it, there’s a festival.

Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday

More than 35,000 lucky guests, chosen by lottery, will flood the South Lawn of the White House on the morning of Easter Monday, April 9, for the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

D.C. Democratic Primary Results: Decidedly Status Quo

The District of Columbia Primary Elections -- at least for the city's overwhelming number of registered Democrats -- did not shake up the status quo.

Weekend Roundup April 5, 2012

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What Stinks In Georgetown?

Whether you think they smell like diapers, spoiled meat or yesterday’s garbage, all Georgetown residents will agree that gingko trees may by beautiful with their fan-like leaves. But, oof, they sure can give off an awful stench.

One Lump or Two: Mad Hatters Tea at Tudor Place

On Saturday, March 31, Tudor Place hosted its Mad Hatters Tea. This sold-out event encouraged guests to wear festive hats ...

R.I.P.: Scruggs and Crews

They say music soothes the savage beast or words to that effect. Words on a page can do the same ...

Primarily Yours, Tomorrow: Vote or . . .

Tomorrow, April 3, Tuesday, is the official voting day for the 2012 District of Columbia Primary Election.

Think Twice Before Stepping into D.C. Cabs

D.C. Taxicab Commission reports that seven taxi drivers have been arrested for allegedly assaulting passengers within the past few weeks.

Earth Hour 2012: Saturday March 31st at 8:30pm

Lights across the world will go dark for Earth Hour 2012. Support the World Wildlife Fund for Nature’s “I ...

Weekend Roundup March 29,2012

DC Swan Event in Georgetown: "Singles Faire" Opening Reception

March 30th, 2012 at 8:00 PM | FREE | Event Website

The ...

Republican Jill Homan Fights for Economic Development, Jobs in Wards 7 and 8

Behind her ice-blue eyes, Jill Homan -- who is vying with Teri Galvez to be Republican National Committeewoman for Washington, D.C. -- has aspirations to bring more red into D.C. by connecting voters from all over the city, east to west.

Newt Goes to the Hilltop, Turns Stump Speech Into Civics Lesson

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, came to Georgetown University March 28, the day after he cut his campaign staff by a third and spoke to a crowd of well-mannered students at Gaston Hall.

Gloria In Excelsis: National Cathedral's Climb of the Spring Restored

Saturday's misty morning seemed nature's soft rebuff to Friday's 80-degree day at the Tidal Basin under the cherry blossoms. A sunny walk near the monuments around the cherry trees with petals at their peak was to be followed by the next day's climb along the stones into the monumental tower of Washington National Cathedral.

Seeing All the People (and God, Too) in the Cherry Blossoms

If you come here to see the sites and sights, history is purposefully and permanently here in all the monuments, past, present and soon to be erected.

Killer of Good Guys Manager Gets Additional 35 Years

Vasile Graure attacked Djordjevic in November 2007 after being thrown out of Good Guys for photographing one of the dancers.

Weekend Roundup March 22,2012

Check out what's going on in Washington this first weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival and many more at www.Georgetowner.com

Business Ins & Outs

Martin's Tavern to Be Closed. . . Temporarily Don't freak out; it's just temporary. One of Georgetown's most ...

Beltway of Giving

Advocacy months exist for hundreds of causes -- from yoga to bicycling to ovarian cancer. These months create a time when ...

Pedestrians, Beware: D.C. Considers Banning Your Use of Electronics

Bright blue skies and sunshine-filled days have most Washingtonians walking or biking to work, leaving their four-wheel gas guzzlers back at home.

'Japan Spring': Unique Trinity of Art Shows on the National Mall

Mother Nature has messed a little, this year, with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is celebrating the centennial of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The unusually mild, near-summer weather has caused the blossoms to hit their peak days much earlier than usual -- as well as threatening storm weekend weather that might harm the blossoms.

For the Love of Cyclists: 'Street Smart' Campaign Gets Rolling

For a good many of us, it’s time to pull the bicycles out of storage and widen the horizons of our recreational and commuting potentials.

Benetton's VIP Fashion Show

Today's newsletter was brought to you by United Colors of Benetton.

Don't miss the VIP fashion show on March 25.

Jovee Co. Brings 'Spa In The City' to Georgetown

Spring has sprung early, and Jovee Co. is coming to town to bring you the latest in make-up and skincare.

Teri Galvez Encourages D.C. to Vote Republican

Teri Galvez is running for Republican National Committeewoman for Washington, D.C. in a very important, very historical race where she believes conservatives, including herself, have the opportunity to make this city a focal point for the Republican Party.

March is Red Cross Month

We can always count on the Red Cross and its volunteers to help us in times of need and this March is the month in which we can honor the Red Cross.

Metro’s New 7000-Series Rail Cars Coming Soon to a Station Near You

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has released a video tour by general manager Richard Sarles about the Metrorail’s new 7000-series rail car.

Globetrotter Flight Time Lands in Town at Key and Volta Parks

Harlem Globetrotter star Herbert "Flight Time" Lang traveled on Key Bridge into Georgetown March 19 to start the tip-off for Globetrotter Week.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Ends Print Run, Fully Embraces Digital World

We’ve already waved good-bye to video cassettes and pay phones. Now, after 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica announced March 13 that it will no longer be printing its reference publications.

Weekend Roundup March 15, 2012

With spring right around the corner, the city is buzzing with wonderful events! Visit www.Georgetowner.com and click on our calendar to see more events.

Irish Ayes for Old Friends and the Auld Sod

But, aye, often I have wished to be. Now, on St. Patrick’s Day, thousands, maybe millions embrace the same wish as if they had kissed the Blarney Stone on a damp day some time ago. They wear green, drink green beer, quaff the quaffables, sing and dance, wear green hats, try to speak Gaelic, listen to the grand Irish music and perhaps stand on a floor in two inches of Guinness and tears.

Mike Isabella Stakes Out 14th Street — with a Spit Roaster

Once Kapnos and G open their doors, Isabella will have himself a culinary empire in the District. It looks like Andrés, Washington’s current epicurean kingpin, might have to start watching his back.

'Game Change,' Unsettling Some Scores

“Game Change,” the HBO movie about the selection of then virtually unknown Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, has come if not gone, leaving behind a certain amount of controversy and some unsettling thoughts.

Just Another (Even More) Manic Monday

Daylight Saving Time began in World War I to conserve energy. Five years ago, the date in which we change the clocks moved to the second Sunday in March. Regardless of when we have to do it, we have to do it. And, boy, is it tough.

Glenn Sorvisto: the Soul and the Beat of a Different Drummer

On Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, the world lost a bit of its sparkle, and the sun will shine a little less brilliantly. Glenn Sorvisto lost his battle of more than two years with cancer.

Weekend Roundup March 8, 2012

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Officially Celebrate Your Women Tonight

March 8th is officially International Women's Day and is celebrated with events all around the world. The celebrations range from acknowledging women's achievements to general appreciation and love for women.

Help Returning Warriors and Have Fun at a St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser

Make your St. Patrick's Day more than just an opportunity to party -- remember our returning warriors and benefit the non-profit, Not Alone, at a hip, new restaurant.

Our Daydream Believer, Davy Jones

The death of Davy Jones, the most popular member of the singing group, the Monkees, at age 66 was shocking. Who knew that even Monkees could age and become vulnerable to all the dangers of old age, like the heart attacked that felled Jones?

It's Over: Romney Is Still the Winner

Even as the Michigan and Arizona Republican primaries have gone into the record books, I’m going on the record to say what I’ve been saying pretty much since around the primary days of Iowa and New Hampshire.The GOP primary race is over.

Weekend Roundup March 1, 2012

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End Glover Park’s Liquor Moratorium

After a long standoff between citizens, business owners and community organizations, the Glover Park ANC has voted to raise the cap of its 16-year-old moratorium to bring in more bars and restaurants—by two.

ArtJamz Opens Its First Retail Spot in Dupont Circle

To celebrate its 800-square-foot new, cozy home, ArtJamz hosts “DuPont Studio Launch Sessions” throughout March. For $65, eat, drink and paint while receiving tips and tricks from ArtJamz's "creative enablers."

Checking Over the Helen Hayes Nominations

As usual, as always, the Helen Hayes Awards nomination announcements give great joy to those individual artists who have been nominated and generate a lot of grousing, head scratching and more than a little controversy.

Annual Flamenco Festival

Experience a bit of Spanish culture in Washington, D.C. from February 29 to March 7 at the annual Flamenco Festival at the GW Lisner Auditorium. Performances range from traditional gypsy flamenco to contemporary and Spanish classical dance. The Flamenco Festival will also be presented at venues in New York, Miami and Boston.

The Thrills of the Oscars

Some highlights of the evening include Angelina Jolie’s gam thigh-high striking pose of grand dame movie star, Meryl Streep, who broke her almost three-decade losing streak and made her husband cry, and George Glooney, who didn’t win, but kissed Billy Crystal on the lips.

Public Safety Announcement:

One Georgetown University student was sexually assaulted at 36th and N Streets at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

Washington D.C. To Host High Speed Rail Summit

To help with job creation and get America moving again (and fast), many are in support of bringing the High Speed Rail to the United States. The HSR will connect major cities together with a 17,000 mile national high speed rail system with an estimated completion date by 2030.

Theater Here and Now

The Georgetowner just previewed what the Washington theater scene is bringing us in its upcoming spring season, but here are a few plays and shows running in the here and now that are worth a look:

Weekend Roundup February 23,2012

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African and American History

On February 22,2012, President Obama speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African and American History & Culture on Wednesday morning.

Spring Music Highlights

Save The Date: Spring Music Highlights.

Georgetowner's Mary Bird talks Cats with the Washingtonian

The Georgetowner’s very own society columnist, Mary Bird, was featured in The Washingtonian this week with her two 13-year-old Burmese cats, Sam and Slutie. The article, “Love Your Pets: Crazy For Cats,” written by Gwendolyn Purdom, headlined six D.C. area cat lovers.

New Column to Highlight Non-profits: 'The Beltway of Giving'

Washingtonians have a benevolent spirit. When we give, it's in a big way. Gala and charity events at $1 ...

President Clinton PBS Documentary Airs Tonight

Public Broadcasting Service's "American Experience" takes on the Clinton years in a four-hour, two-part treatment, which airs 9 p.m., tonight and tomorrow (locally, WETA and WHUT).

The Actor Who Sounds Like Lincoln and Became More

David Selby is not related to Abraham Lincoln, nor is he a Lincoln impersonator. He has been Lincoln, often, on stage, and he has written about Lincoln, most notably in a novel. He has undoubtedly dreamed about him.

2 New Shops Set to Open in Georgetown

Coming soon to Georgetown, suits and noodles.

Weekend Roundup February 16,2012

So much to do and so little time! check out www.Georgetowner.com to see more calendar listings.

Alleged Wife Murderer Claims Archangel Gabriel Tells Him What To Do

Albrecht Muth, a 47-year-old Georgetown resident, was charged in the murder of his 91-year-old wife, Viola Drath. He is now being hospitalized.

Bonhams NY Barkfest 2012 for Westminster Dog Show Week

On Feb. 12, The Barkfest held its annual charity brunch at Bonhams Auction House on posh Madison Avenue in Manhattan. The event benefited a worthwhile cause: the American Kennel Club's Humane Fund, a charity which promotes responsible pet ownership.

Business Group Celebrates Valentine's Day with 'Heart-to-Heart Networking'

The day after Valentine's Day was as good a day as any for the Georgetown Business Association to hold its monthly get-together, calling it a "heart-to-heart networking reception."

Whitney Houston, Beyond the Fame Machine

Houston’s death sent a shock wave through the proceedings, through the land of music videos, and the gathering of pop, rock, hip hop, rap, country music stars and anybody (and is there anybody that hasn’t) who ever heard the first thrilling surge of “I Will Always Love You.”. The song and the images of Houston at her youthful, stunning, energetic peak were everywhere by Sunday and Sunday news time.

Valentine's Day Is Upon Us

With Feb. 14 less than 24 hours away, last-minute gifts is on the mind of many. Here are a few places in Georgetown to pick up a gift for that special someone:

Red-Hot Conservative Summit Occupies Deep-Blue D.C.

The hotel teemed with conservatives, many of them young people avidly waving banners, signs and placards, in every nook, coffeeshop, bar, room and speaking room. This was the 2012 gathering of the GOP which just by the look and sound of it was turning into the GOCP—the Grand Old Conservative Party.

Christopher Siebert Comes a Long Way With "La Cage Aux Folles"

“La Cage Aux Folles,” will be winding up its Kennedy Center run at the Eisenhower Theater on Feb. 12.

Date Night Tips for Valentine's Day

Dinner and a movie is the classic date that also works perfectly for St. Valentine's Day. Looking into each others' eyes over the table and holding hands in the dark never gets old. Many of the charming restaurants in Georgetown are doing special Valentine menus.

Make a Valentine's Day Breakfast for Your Sweetheart

Do you need a perfect beginning to your St. Valentine's Day celebration? Treat your better half to a romantic breakfast in bed!

The Insanity of Protecting Rats

In past years, environmental organizations devoted a lot of time and money to convince the public that the real problem was the pest controllers, not the pests. If they all changed their profession next Monday, the entire nation would be totally over-run with roaches, termites, rats and mice in a month. The work is not glamorous, but it is utterly essential to society.

Weekend Roundup February 9, 2012

For more events and things to do for this upcoming weekend or for Valentine's Day, visit www.Georgetowner.com and click on our calendar.

The Games of Tax Rates and Jobs Creation

The cup magician, a small business job creator, has a tax question. How much tax should he pay on the money in his hat? Is it earned income with a possible 35-percent rate? Or can an imaginative tax guru figure a way to characterize this process as investment income, perhaps as a dividend from the capital investment in the cups and sponge ball, resulting in the lower 15-percent rate?

Weekend Roundup February 2 2012

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these great events, at www.georgetowner.com.

Potomac Phil Predicts 6 Weeks of Winter, 9 Months of Gridlock in Congress

The rodent-meteorologist event was held at Dupont Circle, Feb. 2. Potomac Phil's message was made about an hour after the famous Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania saw his own shadow and foresaw six more weeks of winter.

Single Lane Conditions and Traffic Stoppages Planned for Canal Road

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced motorists will encounter single lane conditions and traffic stoppages along segments of Canal Road between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue in northwest Washington starting this Friday.

Safeway's Safety Fair With D.C. Fire & EMS Informs, Entertains Customers and Families

The Georgetown “Social” Safeway at 1855 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., presented a Community Wellness and Safety Fair Jan. 28.

In Arena's 'Red,' Actors Energized by Talk, Ideas and Art

“Red,” directed by Robert Falls, the gifted artistic director of the Goodman Theater in Chicago, is a two-character play about Rothko, arguably the star member of the generation of American painters whose abstract expressionist breakthroughs put New York at the center of the art world once defined by Paris.

High Noon at McPherson Square

The noon Jan. 30 deadline came and went, as United State Park Police again warned protestors at McPherson Square at 15th and K Streets that camping with overnight sleep would no longer be allowed. Some have already complied; many appeared ready for a fight and stay in the park overnight.

Cheh's Bill Looks to Update D.C. Taxi Service

D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) will proceed with a Jan. 30 hearing on the D.C. Taxicab Reform Bill. The reform comes after the D.C. Taxicab Commision's decision in December to increase taxi fares, according to the Washington Post. “We want an enhanced level of service and better overall performance,'' Cheh told the Washington Post.

Weekend Roundup January 26, 2012

Don't have any plans this weekend? Visit Georgetowner.com and click on our online calendar for events and happenings!

Sites Go Dark in the Fight Against SOPA -- and Win. . . For Now

Did you have any trouble accessing your favorite sites last Wednesday? Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, Wordpress.org, TwitPic, Good Old Games and a couple of handfuls more shut down on Jan. 18 to participate in the largest online protest in history.

Medical Marijuana Program in Washington, D.C. Takes Root

Despite the Controlled Substances Act that makes cultivating, selling and distributing marijuana illegal, the nation’s capital will be welcoming weGrow, a full service hydroponic superstore, in March.

David Rubenstein Donates $7.5 Million to the Trust for the National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall has received a generous donation of $7.5 million from David Rubenstein, the Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group. Rubenstein’s gift will provide funding necessary to repair the Washington Monument which suffered tremendous damage from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August. The National Park Service expects to award a contract to repair the 127 year old structure by this summer and complete the work within one year.

'La Cage Aux Folles': Glam, Sentimental Musical That Still Dazzles

Gay marriage is a hot-button issue among what’s left of the sorry lot of Republicans running for President. Alongside the debates and elections is the touring production of the successful 2010 Broadway revival of “La Cage Aux Folles,” the 1980s mega-hit musical of gay glitter, glam, romance and divas.

R&B's Etta James and Johnny Otis: Singing Life, Living Songs

Johnny Otis, 90, born Johnny Alexander Aliotes and sometimes called the "Godfather of Rhythm and Blues," and Etta James, 73, who translated her own trouble life of sad romance and loss into powerful blues-filled music -- died within three days of each other.

Celebrate New Year's Day Again

This is the Year of the Dragon, which will be quite evident at the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, taking place on Sunday, January 29, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on H and I streets, between 6th and 8th streets in Chinatown.

Neighborhood Meetings & Happenings

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Congress Returns to Economic Reality

2011 was so much fun in Congress. Will 2012 offer the same? The House of Representatives convened on Tuesday, January 17th, and the Senate will return next week. The fun hasn’t quite started yet, but it will and it will be loud.

Weekend Roundup January 19, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out Georgetowner.com for more events!

Longtime Residents Make Georgetown History Come Alive

The Citizens Association of Georgetown put its Oral History Project on display, Jan. 18, at the City Tavern Club. Part of CAG's effort to document the "living history" of Georgetown, seven residents with their lively recollections made the town's past come alive in the listeners' minds.

Business Group to Greet New Year and Officers

A new year brings new schedules, new meetings and new officers at the Georgetown Business Association, which will meet Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at The Georgetown Club.

Citizens' Group to Salute Oral History Pioneers

The Citizens Association of Georgetown will meet Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., at the City Tavern Club to honor well-known Georgetowners who have been interviewed for CAG's Oral History Project.

Kahn's Classics: A Conversation With James Earl Jones

When the folks at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington decided to add to its celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary by including a series of conversations between its artistic director Michael Kahn and celebrated (and classically trained) actors, they may not have guessed what a rich gift they’ve presented to Washington theater buffs.

Weekend Roundup January 12,2012

Make sure to visit Georgetowner.com for more events and weekend happenings.

Commuters Beware: Metro Construction this Weekend, L'Enfant Plaza, Eastern Market

Metro is accelerating its efforts to improve safety and return the system to a state of good repair.

The Decline and Fall of Georgetown Park

In September 1981, the Shops at Georgetown Park opened to much fanfare: 100 stores (including 128 condominiums), such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Garfinckel's, Ann Taylor, Scan Furniture, Conran's, Davisons of Bermuda, Mark Cross and Godiva Chocolatier. With such memories, any longtime local walking through the 30-year-old place in 2012 is saddened by its fall.

The Hamilton Gets a Big Ribbon-Cutting

A big, new restaurant requires a big ribbon cutting. Clyde's Restaurant Group's The Hamilton got one with Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C council members and Clyde’s corporate officers Jan. 9.

Time Is Running Out!

DC DMV’s ticket amnesty program is drawing to a close. All open parking, moving violation and photo-enforcement tickets issued prior to January 1, 2010, qualify for amnesty.

Harry Thomas Resigns: A Somber, Dubious Distinction for D.C. Council

All last year, it seemed, different parts of the District of Columbia government were hanging under a cloud of suspicion, as Mayor Vincent Gray, Chairman Kwame Brown and Ward Five council member Harry Thomas, Jr., await the outcome of federal investigations.

Iowa Is Over: It's Still Romney

At last.

Our long national nightmare is finally over.

No, we’re not talking about Watergate or the Redskins' football ...

ANC Update: GSA on Heating Plant Sale; Safeway Traffic; 'It's Not About Macaroons'

Georgetown's and Burleith's advisory neighborhood commission (ANC2E) met Jan. 4 at Georgetown Visitation Prep.

Weekend Roundup January 05, 2012

It's a New Year! time to start scheduling your social calendar. Check out at www.Georgetowner.com for more events.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree by Jan. 14

The new year clean-up has begun. The Department of Public Works is now collecting Christmas trees and wreaths to be picked up curbside through Jan. 14.

Pie Sisters on M Street to Open Thursday, Jan. 5

Your sweet wait is over! On Thursday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m., Pie Sisters of Georgetown will open its doors at 3423 M St., N.W.

The Georgetowner's Photo Competition

It's not too late to submit your photos of Georgetown and win the cover! Deadline is January 4, 2012.

ANC to Meet Tonight: Update on West Power Plant

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E -- Georgetown, Burleith and Hillandale -- will meet tonight, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m.

U.S. Park Police Sgt. Michael Boehm Laid to Rest With Full Honors

U.S. Park Police Sgt. Michael Boehm, who suffered a fatal heart attack responding to an injured man near Key Bridge at the C&O Canal towpath Dec. 16, was eulogized and honored Dec. 28.

Dr. Jonathan E. Zucker, Authoritative Voice on Daily Pollen, Passes Away

Allergist Jonathan E. Zucker, who for years was the authoritative voice giving the region’s daily pollen count on radio and television for Washington, D.C., died of a heart attack Dec. 27, vacationing in La Quinta, Calif., where he and his wife Kitty Kelley spent recent winters. Zucker, who was a longtime resident of Georgetown, was 70.

Washington Fine Properties Applauds Record Sales at The George Town Club

Washington Fine Properties enjoyed a fabulous holiday party at the George Town Club on Wednesday evening, Dec. 14.

One Lounge Celebrates 2 Years in Business With Donations to Children's Hospital

On Dec. 15, co-owners Niko Papademetriou and Seth McClelland of Dupont Circle hotspot One Lounge celebrated two years in business by raising around $3,000 and collecting more than 150 holiday gifts for the Washington Children's Hospital with an elaborate anniversary fete for high-profile business owners and D.C. celebs.

Ringing Out 2011, Ringing In 2012: New Year's Eve in D.C.

Throughout the city, there are many places to celebrate New Year's Eve. Check out the list below for places in Georgetown and all over the city. There is still time to make plans.

Georgetown Senior Center Celebrates Christmas

The reorganized Georgetown Senior Center met for Christmas lunch Dec. 19 at St. John's Episcopal Church on O Street.

Santa Claus Comes to Town . . . and Other Christmas Trimmings

For sheer size and sense of fun, the big winner in Georgetown's Christmas decorations has to go to Jack Davies of Prospect Street. His 20-feet-tall, inflated Santa Claus waves, "Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas" from the back of his house with its grand vista of the Potomac River to all entering D.C. from Virginia. While many Georgetown homes are trimmed from evergreens, red ribbons and small lights, Davies's Santa makes for a happy surprise.

'Billy Elliot': Big Show, Big Heart

“Billy Elliot the Musical” started out as a movie, a smallish, critically well received and quite popular English movie about a working class kid who wanted to become a ballet dancer.

Christopher Hitchens & Vaclav Havel

I’ve been reading stories about and obituaries of Christopher Hitchens these past few days.

I was amazed how much ...

Christmas Heartbreak: 2 Deaths Near Key Bridge Dec. 16

A man discovered on the towpath beneath Key Bridge after 5 p.m. and a United States Park Police officer responding to the emergency both died Dec. 16.

G'town Business Group in Festive Mood with Mayor, Councilmen and Awardees

The Georgetown Business Association held its annual meeting and awards presentations for the holiday season Dec. 14 at Dumbarton House on Q Street. The mood was festive in tune with the Christmas season as Mayor Vincent Gray and councilmen Jack Evans and Vincent Orange addressed GBA members and friends.

ELEW Rocks Halcyon House for Sasha Bruce

Rock/jazz pianist ELEW (Eric Lewis) held court with his mighty piano in the studio hall of Halcyon House Dec. 13 to benefit Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which provides shelter and counseling to runaway, abused and neglected children and their families. The D.C. non-profit – which began in Georgetown’s Christ Church – was enlarged by donations from Evangeline Bruce, wife of Ambassador David Bruce, following the death of their daughter Sasha who had helped troubled youths as a volunteer.

The Hamilton by Clyde's: Unique in Space, Time and Sound

The Hamilton, Clyde's Restaurant Group's new 37,000-square-foot restaurant at 14th and F Streets, is making the scene in no small way.

Weekend Roundup December 15, 2011

Tis the Season for outings! Check out these upcoming Holiday events and visit www.Georgetowner.com to see more!

Georgetown Observer, Dec. 14, 2011

Mayor Asks for Town-Gown Peace

Georgetown University held its annual “Holiday Open House” Dec. 7 in Healy Hall’s Riggs ...

National Zoo Lights Up

When you live in Washington, you’re never more than a few minutes away from some entertaining surprises...

D.C. Ranks 22 in FBI’s Most Dangerous Cities List

Washington, D.C. was ranked 22 among the top 25 most dangerous cities in the U.S., according to 2010 data released by the FBI, an improvement since 2009 when it ranked 16.

Joseph E. Robert Jr. 1952-2011

Joseph E. Robert Jr., one of D.C.’s most well-known financiers and creator of “Fight Night,” died yesterday of glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, which he battled for three years. He was 59.

Much Ado About a Whole Lotta Stuff

Director Ethan McSweeney’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, which swings to the mambo and samba rhythm of 1930s Cuba, is the latest in a long line of “Much Ados” at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Mayor Joins Hilltop's Yuletide Get-Together for Neighbors

Georgetown University held its annual "Holiday Open House" Dec. 7 in historic Riggs Library, at the south tower of landmark Healy Hall. Each Christmas season, neighbors, business and community leader and university officials gather for conversation, food, drink and music. And, despite heavy rain, it looked like everyone showed up, including the Mayor of Washington, D.C., who had visions of streetcars, a GU-GWU basketball game and town-gown peace in his head.

Weekend Roundup December 08, 2011

Woodley House Movie Benefit

DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 AT 05:30 AM | $50-$300+ | DANIELLE@LANDSDALEASSOC.COM | TEL: 202.467.6500 ...

Harry Morgan, Age 96, Wonderful Actor, Wonderful Life.

On Wednesday, December 7,2011, Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Morgan passed away. Best known as Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the Bullheaded LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama "Dragnet". He was 96.

Manon Cleary Dies at 69

Unless you were a working, writing, painting, drawing, kibitzing, loving, hanging-out member of the Washington art and gallery scene going back to the 1970s up to now, the name Manon Cleary might not immediately ring your memory bell.

Vladimir Potanin Donates $5 Million to Kennedy Center

Potanin, who founded the Interros Company in 1990 and turned it into one the largest private investment companies in Russia, is also a philanthropist, one of those super-rich folks who likes to give large chunks of his fortune away. He signed on to Bill and Melinda Gates’ “Giving Pledge,” which is a promise to give away half of his money. In keeping with that, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced last week that Potanin had given a $5 million gift towards the center’s operating and programming budget.

Literary Amnesty

Starting today, Monday Dec. 5 and continuing through Feb. 5, 2012, D.C. Public Library cardholders are being granted a pardon for all offenses regarding overdue, lost and damaged library material.

A Wisconsin Avenue Re-birth under a Re-lit Georgetown Theater Sign?

Residents and business persons met Nov. 29 at the old Georgetown Theater, now emptied of its jewelry stands, to discuss the commercial potential of Wisconsin Avenue in the center of the village...

Weekend Roundup December 1, 2011

The weather may be fretful but going out is so delightful! Check out www.Georgetowner.com to see more calendar listings.

Tom Wicker 1926 - 2011

Everything that’s been written lately about the legendary New York Times former bureau chief and columnist Tom Wicker leads with his once-in-a-lifetime on-the-spot coverage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. For Wicker, who died Friday at the age of 85 of an apparent heart attack, everything flowed into that moment, and everything that happened after flowed from it.

Reminder: ANC 2E Meeting Tonight

ANC 2E will hold their monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation in the Heritage Room.

'Re-Viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam'

When we think of depression-era- and- beyond documentary photography, people probably don’t think of Louise Rosskam, except maybe in context of her better known husband Ed with whom she worked...

Halcyon House Signs $11 Million Contract With Evermay's Owners

Ryuji Ueno and his wife, Sachiko Kuno – founders of S&R Foundation and new owners of the Evermay Estate on Georgetown's east side, purchased for $22 million in July – have signed a contract to buy Halcyon House for $11 million. The listing agent Mark McFadden of Washington Fine Properties spoke with the Georgetowner Newspaper and would only tacitly confirm that Ueno and Kuno and their S&R Foundation have made an offer.

Albrecht Muth to Represent Himself in Murder Case

Albrecht Muth, the man who was charged last August with the murder of his wife, Viola Drath, a Georgetown resident, announced in last Friday’s hearing that he will represent himself in the trail, according to a release issued by the Drath family.

Suzanne Vega at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

Everything you read or hear about the singer Suzanne Vega inclines you to think that she remains something of a secret. Elusive, quiet, a kind of musical whisper in the annals of popular contemporary music. She seems part legend, part rumor, a mystery with staying power.

National Capital Bank Receives the Hilly Award for Professional Service

On Nov. 13, the 3rd Annual Hilly Awards were presented at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and the National Capital Bank was honored with a top Hilly Award for Professional Service.

Beresniovas Elected New GBA President

On Nov. 16, the board of directors of the Georgetown Business Association elected its officers for 2012 and held its networking reception at F.Scott's restaurant on 36th Street.

Protesters Occupy Georgetown

Chants of “Whose streets? Our Streets!” and “We are the 99 percent!” reverberated off buildings and bricks along M Street this afternoon as Occupy D.C. protesters made their way to and across the Key Bridge.

Weekend Roundup November 17, 2011

With winter around the corner, there is still plenty of weekend activities to do before it gets too cold to venture outside!

Reminder: D.C. is Raking Up its Leaves

The Department of Public Works (DPW) began leaf collection last week, Nov. 7, and will continue through Jan. 14. They will be employing vacuum trucks to collect the bulk of the leaves, which are then composted—a much more friendly environmental alternative to having them dragged to the dump.

Joe Frazier Loses Fight with Cancer

“The champ is dead,” read one headline, and you might be forgiven if you thought that Muhammad Ali, the man who in many people’s minds is THE champ, had passed. But when news came that Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the man with the fierce left-handed punch and the bearing of a modest man, had died, for sure a little piece of Muhammad Ali died too.

Qn’A with Chef Mike Isabella

The name Mike Isabella has become familiar around the District. With an appearance on Top Chef and the opening of Graffiato, a popular restaurant in Chinatown, now under his belt, he’s collaborating with Jonathan Umbel to bring Bandolero, a Mexican restaurant, to Georgetown.

PAUL Opening Rescheduled

PAUL began in Lille in northern France as a family-built company, and is now an international chain bakery with 453 shops in 25 different countries around the world. The new Georgetown location, however, gives PAUL an advantage because of its authentic old structure that adds to PAUL’S experience.

PAUL, which has announced various opening dates, is set to open up in Georgetown on Nov. 21, marking its first official day of business.

Weekend Roundup November 10, 2011

Need something to do this weekend? Check out our weekend roundup of local events!

Halloween Shooting Victim Dies

The 17-year-old boy who was shot on M Street Halloween night died today after eight days spent in critical condition. The teenager is the first fatality among the six victims that were shot that night in five separate incidents throughout D.C.

Bandolero Restaurant to Take Over Former Hook Restaurant Space

On M Street, the former Hook restaurant sits vacant, closed down since June when a fire caused severe damage to ...

Andy Rooney Dies at 92

Andy Rooney, who died at the age of 92 last week, was a curmudgeon. The CBS correspondent, who had become an icon to Americans if not the world for delivering intemperate, grouchy, funny and sometimes controversial commentaries from 1978 to 2011, made his attitude of irritation and annoyance so much a part of his shtick, that he turned it into a profession.

Reminder: GBA Business Forum Today

Join the Georgetown Business Association at City Tavern Club this Wednesday, Nov. 9 for “Economic Development in Georgetown,” a presentation by D.C. community leaders and Georgetown business owners exploring the current state of economic development in Georgetown and its impact on business.

Photos from The Montpelier Hunt Races

With James Madison’s historic home Montpelier as a backdrop, the annual Montpelier Hunt Races took off Saturday, Nov. 5 with all the pomp and circumstance to be expected of an event that dates back to 1934. Click here to see pictures of the races.

Pizza Paradiso Turns 20 Something

In celebration of its “20 Something Anniversary,” all Pizza Paradiso locations – including the one here in Georgetown – will host a week full of discounts and deals for its patrons, all of which are centered around the number 20. From $20 take-out to 20 cent toppings, Paradiso is getting creative with their birthday bash.

Weekend Roundup, Nov. 3, 2011

Coming up this weekend: a food festival, fashion show, 8K race and more! Check out today's roundup and more at www.georgetowner.com

U.S. Attorneys, Police Address Neighborhood Meeting

One day after Halloween when D.C. endured six shootings – including the shooting along the 2800 block of M Street, N.W., of a 17-year-old boy, who remains in George Washington University Hospital near death – law enforcement officials attended the Nov. 1 meeting of the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

Obama Touts Jobs Bill, Scolds Congress at Georgetown Waterfront Park

Just before 11:25 a.m., Nov. 2, the presidential motorcade cruised west from the White House along K Street to Georgetown Waterfront Park at 33th and Water (K Street). The podium and sitting were set upon the stylized, walkable labyrinth of the park, apropos of Obama's struggle with his jobs bill push.

Kerry Washington Greets Fans at Sprinkles Cupcakes

The small shop on M Street was filled with fans, cameras and anticipation Saturday, Oct. 29, as actress Kerry Washington paid a visit to Sprinkles Cupcakes to speak with her fans and to raise money for the non-profit organization Americans for the Arts.

Ritz Restaurants get New Looks, New Menus

Greater guest demand at the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown is causing the hotel to transform its current restaurant, bar and grill design.

Street, Metro Closures to Affect D.C. Residents This Weekend

Georgetown will see massive street closures and parking restrictions this weekend through Halloween. Beginning on Halloween at 6:30 p.m. and lasting until 4 a.m., the following streets will be closed to through traffic...

Final Days to Pre-Order Tickets to The Annual Georgetowner Holiday Benefit and Bazaar

Join us to kick off the holiday season with an evening of shopping and merriment as we honor and give back to three shining stars of our community: the Citizen’s Association of Georgetown, Hope for the Warriors and Hyde Elementary. EagleBank and Georgetown Media Group present the 2nd Annual Georgetowner Holiday Benefit and Bazaar to at the historic George Town Club Nov. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Weekend Roundup, Oct. 27

Check out what's going on this Halloween weekend!

Athleta Coming to Georgetown

New athletic store to occupy the space next to True Religion.

DC Public Schools Serving Up New Tastes

As part of a broader effort to educate students about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, Washington, D.C. public schools will get a chance to serve some unfamiliar foods as they participate in Nordic Food Day.

Patrick Hewes Stewart and Michael Kahn Draw Crowd

They roped off the street in front of the Verizon Center as thousands of Washington Capitals fans streaked into the building to see Ovie, Semin and other Russians at a hockey game. But for some people—hundreds in fact—that wasn’t the big deal on the street.

K Street Heating Plant for Sale

According to a press release issued by the White House Office for Management and Budget on Oct. 20, the Georgetown West Heating Plant is being put up for sale.

LOFT Grand Opening Welcoming Party

The store opened its doors on Sept. 30, but is designating this weekend to showcasing their product to the community and their friends.

DC Jazz Festival 2012 Circle of Friends

For its 6th year, the DC Jazz Festival Trustees Dinner was held in the Benjamin Franklin room at the U ...

Weekend Roundup October 20, 2011

Looking for something to do this weekend? check out these up coming events and visit The Georgetowner's calendar for more!

Blooming Georgetown Businesses

Two new stores will be opening in the next two weeks. But hurry! One of them won't last.

18th Annual Taste of Georgetown Serves It Up Again

See photos of Washingtonians getting a good "Taste of Georgetown."

Iconic Tudor Place Waxwork Off to Conservator

A follow-up from Tudor Place to earlier coverage by The Georgetowner.

Long-Lost Dog Returned to Owners Thanks to Microchip

As September was drawing to a close, Zizou, a black Jack Russell Terrier named after the famous French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, was returned to his family. Zizou had been missing from Silver Spring since the week of July 4., and no one had seen him since.

Annual Home Movie Day Returns to Georgetown

The hidden Letelier Theater on Prospect Street will host the annual Home Movie Day on Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 from 12 to 4 p.m. to promote the craft and preservation of home movie making.

Weekend Roundup, Oct. 13, 2011

Check out these events going on in your area this weekend.

Hillary Clinton Gives Opening Address at U.S.-India Higher Education Summit

“A democracy depends upon educated citizenry,” said Hillary Clinton, who gave an opening address at the summit, held at Georgetown University.

Georgetown University Showcases Student-Written Plays

Just outside of the main gates of Georgetown University lies Poulton Hall, and nestled inside that is a small, dark theater. The size of the theater does not match the soaring ambitions of the students set to perform on its stage for the Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival.

Navigate Your Columbus Day

Closures and updates.

Al Davis Dies at 85

The Department of THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THAT ANYMORE, professional football team owners division.

Washington is a town ...

Apple Community Mourns the Loss of Steve Jobs

If there are a billion iPads in the world, then they all must have lit up Wednesday evening with the news, spread through social media wildfire, that Steve Jobs, the great guru of all things tech, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

Madeleine Peyroux: A True Poet

Peyroux, who performed at the Music Center at Strathmore in September and has a new, highly-original album, “Standing on the Rooftop,” is hard to pigeon hole or categorize. When you tell her that, she seems pleased.

Weekend Roundup, Oct. 6, 2011

Dixie Liquor Beer Tasting

Dixie Liquor is hosting a tasting of New Belgium Beers on Friday and Saturday Oct. 7 ...

A Life of Achievement and Service

Roger Kennedy, the former director of the National Park Service, died last week at 85.

The Capella Georgetown Secures Funding, Plan to Open by the End of 2012

Construction commences on Georgetown's newest luxury experience.

Georgetown Voice Loses Newsroom, Students and Alumni Fight Back

As of today, the Georgetown Voice will lose its headquarters.

GBA Says Farewell to Summer on Annual Boat Ride

Annual event brings business leaders, residents, colleagues and friends together.

Stachowski Brand to Open Georgetown Butcher Shop

A new deli-style charcuterie will take the place of Griffin Market in the upcoming months.

Lincoln Theatre to Remain Open

Despite troubling financial issues, the Lincoln Theatre plans on keeping its doors open as long as possible.

Weekend Roundup September 29,2011

This weekend is packed full of activities and events. Make sure to visit Georgtowner.com and click on our calendar to find out what else is going on in the city.

Beloved Environmental and Political Leader Dies

Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement which inspired the planting of over 11 million trees, died Sunday at 71.

Helen Hayes Awards Adopts New Name

The Helen Hayes Awards will continue on as theatreWashington, an organization with the same mission as the Awards but with a broader focus.

Protestors Rally Against Death Penalty

Minutes before his death, a crowd rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court for Troy Davis, who was convicted of killing a Savannah police officer in 1989.

Leave Your Car at Home Today

Help make D.C. greener, leave your car at home today!

American Farmland Trust Kicks off Dine out for Farms Week

Support local farms by doing what you love to do anyway: dining out. Let someone else do the eco-friendly cooking for you tonight.

Weekend Roundup September 22,2011

This weekend, check out Toni Morrison, The 18th Annual Pumpkin harvest, and so much more by visiting our calendar at www.georgetowner.com

Daughters of Politics: Kara Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale

The obituaries of Kara Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale.

Shop to Support Washington Empowered Against Violence

The District Sample Sale is coming to Georgetown next Monday with a good cause.

Pie Sisters Coming to M Street's Regency Row at Key Bridge

Just in time for fall, Pie Sisters -- the new name for O'B.Sweet -- starts construction on its M Street pie shop.

Obama's Georgetown Visit Upsets Some Residents

Yesterday evening, President Obama attended a fundraiser for the Democratic Party in Georgetown. The fundraiser was in the home of ...

Weekend Roundup: September 15, 2011

With Fall on our heels, it's time to get out of the house before the weather gets too cool!

Rag & Bone Celebrates Its Georgetown Opening

Photos from the Rag & Bone private reception on Sept. 13.

Georgetown’s Thai Village

The Royal Thai Embassy will be bringing a Thai village to the center of Georgetown on Oct. 1, from noon ...

Taste of Georgetown Cooks Up Local Favorites

Next month's Taste of Georgetown event will feature food from 30 local restaurants.

Digital Bookmobile National Tour Coming to D.C.

Watch out for this high-tech Bookmobile next week at the National Book Festival.

Georgetown Waterfront Park, Years in the Making, Opens

Georgetown's newest park finally unveiled.

Trunk Show at Everard’s Clothing

Check out this upcoming trunk show featuring designers Yoana Baraschi and Daniel Dolce.

Accused of Wanting to 'Bomb Georgetown,' Muth Stays in Jail

Murder suspect Albrecht Muth will remail in Jail; next hearing set for Nov. 18.

Between Rain Drops, Fashion's Night Out Parties On

In fashion and theater, the show must go on! Check out pictures from last week's Fashion's Night Out event in Georgetown.

Fall Arts Preview at The Ralls Collection

The Georgetowner would like to thank everyone who came to our Fall Arts Preview event last Monday at The Ralls ...

An Evening of Rememberance at the Kennedy Center

A crowd gathered at the Kennedy Center last Thursday to commemorate and mourn the anniversary of September 11.

'Tosca' at the Washington National Opera

An old favorite opens up a new season.

Attention Georgetown Fashionistas

Are you Georgetown's Next Top Model?

Rain Won't Stop This City's Event Calendar

Bored? This isn't your average rainy day weekend.

The Star-Spangled Banner and Francis Scott Key at Home in Georgetown

Celebrating one of Georgetown's hometown heros.

'Uncommon Furnishings' Comes to Town

A one-of-a-kind home decor store opens on 35th street.

C&O Canal Makes Emergency Flood Preparations

The Trust is preparing for the worst and calling for volunteers.

Be The Georgetowner's Next Top Model

In celebration of Georgetown’s Fashion Night Out, The Georgetowner & THE Agency are in search of “Georgetown’s Top Model ...

Weekend Roundup September 1, 2011

As the fall season approaches, so more events! Make sure to check out The Georgetowner's calendar for more events and specials this month.

Washington Harbour Proposes Ice Rink; Arthur Cotton Moore Protests New Designs

Plans could be in the works for an ice skating rink on the Georgetown waterfront.

Georgetown Students Argue Against ANC Re-Districting

GU students seek representation.

ANC Approves K Street Restaurant; Criticizes O Street Homeowner

ANC meeting results in a new liquor liscense, a construction denial and a Five Guys redesign.

Irene Comes to Georgetown: Lots of Rain, a Few Downed Trees

While Hurricane Irene spared the District and Georgetown from her full force, residents still felt the storm's wrath from ...

Barnes and Noble Closing

Rumors are spreading that the Georgetown Barnes & Noble will be closed by the end of the year. According to the ...

Much To Do About Ukes

I didn’t know there was so much to know about the ukulele , or how many people were crazy about ...

Make Room on the Streets of Georgetown

Streets of Georgetown, a men's retail store owned by HMX Group, will open its Wisconsin Ave. location this September.

Weekend Roundup August 25, 2011

War of 1812 Commemoration: Self-Guided Themed Tours

August 27, 2011 | 11-3PM |

Washington in flames could be seen as far away ...

International Salute Gala Dinner

On August 24, 2011 at the National Building Museum, the National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. has created the International Salute Gala Dinner to honor global leaders for peace. This formal dinner initiated five days of Dedication events and commemorates the men and women who continue to pursue the dream of global peace and social equality, a goal championed by Dr. King in his universal message.

PETA Criticizes Dean & Deluca for Animal Cruelty

Dean & Deluca is catching heat from PETA for the inhumane treatment of animals behind the production of one of their high-end foods.

UkeFest at Strathmore

The Music Center gears up for it's annual UkeFest, where over 800 ukulele players are planned to assemble.

The Kids Farm is Here to Stay

One of the National Zoo's favorite attractions finds a new benefactor.

Thoughts For Freshmen

Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go . . . and whether you’re leaving on a jet plane or loading up the car, whether you’re excited, nervous or both, hopefully you know you’re about to embark upon the most exciting four years of your life yet. Although I’m by no means an expert, here are five things to keep in mind your first year...

Building The Dream

Built in honor of civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the memorial is a symbol of Dr. King’s lifelong pursuit of lasting peace and his dedication to social reform through non-violent means.

Weekend Roundup August 18,2011

Still plenty of events going on this summer!

SlutWalk Marched Through D.C.

SlutWalk marched through D.C. on Saturday as one of many recent marches organized by women to raise awareness and reduce the blame put by society on victims of sexual abuse.

Homicide In Georgetown [Updated]

The death of 91-year-old Georgetown resident Viola Drath, originally credited to natural causes, is now under investigation as a homicide.

Restaurant Week In Georgetown

Washington D.C.’s Restaurant Week provides a rare opportunity for residents and visitors to taste food from a diverse group of DC’s finest restaurants at affordable prices. Between August 15 and 21, over 200 local restaurants will serve 3-course lunches for $20.11 and 3-course dinners for $35.11. The cuisines offered this year include French, Italian, Mexican, Pan-Asia, Mediterranean and many more. Check the list to see which restaurants in Georgetown are participating.

Pork Is King at Bourbon Steak's 'Pig Out' Party

The second annual "Pig Out" at Bourbon Steak, located at the Four Seasons Hotel, was sold out before the details were read in the newspaper.

IMAX Experience Coming to AMC Georgetown

IMAX is coming to a theater near you this fall, with the Sept. 9 premier of Contagion, a thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh starring Matt Damon, scheduled to appear via the “IMAX Experience” at AMC Georgetown 14 on K Street.

GBA Reception Honoring Bernie Furin

"Networking with a View… And a Salute to Furin’s.”The Georgetown Business Association invites the community to join them at this month’s reception.

“Uncle Vanya” at the Kennedy Center

You’re not likely to hear The Three Stooges and Anton Chekhov mentioned in the same conversation. Yet I found myself thinking of Curly and Moe, and Laurel and Hardy, for that matter, and maybe even Lucille Ball at odd moments during the Sidney Theatre Company’s electric, very energetic, and yes, very funny, production of “Uncle Vanya” at the Kennedy Center.

The Show will be running through August 27th starring Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh, Jacki Weaver, and Hugo Weaving.

Weekend Round Up August 11, 2011

Art & Live Jazz Saturday

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“The Painted Pot ...

Dog Days of August

If a dog is a man’s best friend, then he’s going to want to spend his outings and ...

Navy SEALs Wreath Laying

Rear Admiral Edward K. Walker, Jr., USN (Ret) and the staff of the US Navy Memorial place a wreath at the statue of the Lone Sailor in Washington DC on Tuesday August 9, 2011, in honor of Navy SEALs Team Six killed in action.

Dog Days of August

Enter your pooch in our "Dog Days of August" photo contest!

Major Traffic Delays Today in Rosslyn

Expect major setbacks during your commute throughout Monday.

Park after Dark

Coming soon this fall, the Park after Dark event will benefit the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Pop Goes the Easel

The Studio 2ndStage production of Pop! extends one week.

Weekend Round Up August 04,2011

Though Dog Days of Summer is upon us, there are still plenty of things to do this summer!

Georgetown Student Finds Greg Monroe's Wallet; NBA Player a Thankful Hoya

It's not every day that one discovers a wallet belonging to a National Basketball Association player.

'Clybourne Park,' a Mammoth Production

Some time ago, when Woolly Mammoth Theatre first staged a production of “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, it was doing ...

Sweetgreen Celebrates Four Years

In celebration of four years of business, Sweetgreen is giving patrons free frozen yogurt with any salad purchase.

Ice Rink Could Come to Washington Harbour

MRP Realty, the company that purchased Washington Harbour last year, is planning a $30 million renovation that includes updated offices ...

Hottest July on Record in D.C.

According to the Washington Post, this July was the hottest month in Washington on record. The average temperature was 84 ...

K Street Kate Takes the 5th . . . Anniversary, That Is

The popular lifestyle blog celebrates its fifth birthday.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center Closed

Yesterday, after a century of service, the historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed its doors.

Summer Restaurant Week

It's that time again! Summer Restaurant Week 2011 is Aug. 15 through 21.

Weekend Round Up July 27, 2011

The weekend is almost here! Visit georgetowner.com's calendar page for more events OR upload your own event!

DMV Amnesty Program

For a limited time only, the DMV is giving you a break on your overdue tickets.

What Debt or Sweat?

Setting aside the debate on the national debt as well as summer humidity, or maybe because of it, Washington influencers and personalities attended the launch party for Gilt City (D.C. edition) at Halcyon House

Screen on the Green Returns

You know it's summer when the Mall turns into a movie theater. Screen on the Green starts today!

Scientist Couple Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno Are New Owners of Evermay

Ryuji Ueno and his wife, Sachiko Kuno, founders of Bethesda-based Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and S&R Technology Holdings, have purchased Evermay ...

The Painter, the Veteran, the Actress and the Singer

Amy Winehouse, Lucian Freud, Linda Christian and John M. Shalikashvilli die.

Book of Condolences open for signing at Norwegian Embassy

Help D.C. show its support for Norway.

Lindsay Czarniak bids farewell to Washington

Farewell and good luck to former NBC 4 anchor Lindsay Czarniak.

Is This a Bit Too Much?

The latest buzz circling around the Mall isn’t this week’s congressional goings-on, a new display at the National Gallery of Art, or a festival taking place on the green. It’s PETA’s newest, shockingly graphic promotional display titled “Glass Walls,” an initiative backed by Sir Paul McCartney to convince people to go vegetarian or vegan.

Weekend Round Up July 21, 2011

With the Heat wave about to break, this is the weekend to go out and have some fun!!

Red Cross Experiencing Blood Bank Shortages

The American Red Cross is calling on citizens to donate blood as banks reach critical shortages across the country.

Neyla Suits Up for a Stylish Book Signing

GQ's Glenn O'Brien holds book signing at Neyla, hosted by Robert Finfer and Michael Yo.

Evermay Estate Sold

Evermay has been on the market since 2008, when it was originally listed for $49 million, according to Washingtonian. Although the final listing price was $25.9 million, D.C. Urban Turf reports that its final sales price was $22 million.

Sports are Simplified by the Reduced Shakespeare Company

The Reduced Shakespeare Company makes sure the world of sports is considered a laughing matter.

Rock of Ages - A Show That Can't be Ignored

The touring version of “Rock of Ages” now at the National Theater for a short stay is probably critic-proof, bullet-proof ...

Theatering on the Fringe in D.C... Capital Fringe Festival

Experience something like nothing else before; a place of performance and theater that holds no judgment and standard. Capital Fringe ...

Weekend Round Up July 14,2011

Just because the weather is warm doesn't mean you should stay in! Check out more events from georgetowner.com

Goodbye to Betty Ford and Cy Twombly

Most of the time First Ladies don’t get the credit they deserve. They may get the first in the designation, but history tends to judge them as second to their husbands, as if they were footnotes.

Leaky Pipes Cause Clogged Roads

D.C. Water and the District Department of Transportation begin an overhaul on a two-part repair project today on the eastbound side of Canal Road, near Georgetown University.

GeorgetownBusiness Forum presents DCNightlife and Hospitality

This Wednesday, from 6-9 p.m.
 The Latham Hotel
3000 M Street will be hosting DCNightlife and Hospitality. Program.

Clinton Speaks the Truth

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Campus Progress National Conference about the importance of understanding what's going on in the government today.

'Next to Normal' Review

"Next to Normal" is no "Wicked" - but it is a knock-you-from-your-seat musical.

'What's Goin' On' at the Folklife Festival

Some classic American musical favorites jazz up the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Weekend Roundup July 7, 2011

What's going on in D.C. this weekend? Read this and check the Georgetowner Calendar to find out!

A Neighborly 4th of July for Georgetown

The hometown parade along MacArthur Boulevard is a favorite of Georgetowners. Add to that list the Citizens Association of Georgetown's July 4th celebration at Rose Park, kicked by a sidewalk parade of toddlers around the block.

Tudor Place Faces Review by ANC and OGB

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden’s expansion plans moved a step forward this week as new preliminary building plans were reviewed by ANC2E and the Old Georgetown Board.

Thunder Burger Gets Wild

This local burger joint puts an exotic twist on a summer favorite.

H Street Streetcars delayed until 2013

Construction has for new streetcars has been under way for two years along H Street but it won’t be until late 2013 until they will be they will be working.

Weekend Round Up June 30,2011

With the up coming holiday, there are many events happening this weekend! make sure to visit The Georgetowner's Calendar for more weekend activities !

Restaurant Fire Brings M Street to a Standstill

No one was injured in the fire, which was mostly restricted to the outside alley, but Hook suffered significant fire damage in the rear of the restaurant and its immediate neighbors, particularly Tackle Box, maintained collateral damage from smoke and water, said Pete Piringer, a Public Information Officer for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.

Van Metre Polo Cup [Video Recap]

The Polo Cup benefiting Alder Center was a hit - watch this video to see some of the action.

New Stats about Georgetown Crime Shock Many

Crime in Georgetown is reportedly changing for the worse. Compared to the same time last year, Georgetown’s total crime ...

Waterfront Gets Wet n' Wild [video recap]

The Georgetown Waterfront celebrated its reopening with music, food and a giant water balloon fight.

Three More Stars are Lost

When someone makes us laugh, when someone - as a member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band said once - “sets your ...

Opera House Puts on One “Wicked” Performance

If you want to look at a show that’s a true picture of the creative and commercial engines that ...

New Public Transportation Sails onto DC Metro Scene

A new alternative to crowded Metro tunnels, clogged streets and pricy cabs is quickly gaining popularity along DC’s waterfront.

Acting DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson Is No Longer Acting.

It’s official: Henderson, who was named interim chancellor by newly elected Mayor Vincent Gray last year in the wake of the apparently mutually arrived at departure of controversial and high profile chancellor Michelle Rhee, was recently confirmed unanimously by the DC City Council , making her neither defacto or in waiting, or interim or acting anything, but THE DC Schools Chancellor.

Weekend Round Up June 23,2011

Get Out and Play This Weekend!

BID Members, Friends 'Come Out and Play' at Swedish Embassy

Board members, staff, friends and business leaders met June 9 for a lively annual meeting of the Georgetown Business Improvement District at the House of Sweden on the edge of the Potomac.

DC Tops the Charts Again

According to an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Washington DC ranks 3rd in the nation as a city with the best opportunities for young people ages 20 through 30.

While Waterfront Reopens, Some Messes Still Need Cleaning Up

The Georgetown Waterfront continues to recover from its April 18 soaking, with both Tony and Joe’s and Nick’s ...

Georgetown Connected Via Metro… in 2040

According to The Washington Examiner, and following blogs, the Brown Line proposal is getting more attention from Metro Officials. The ...

Hays Family Honored With Lifetime Award From Georgetown Business Association

The Hays family -- and their store, The Phoenix, on Wisconsin Avenue since 1955 -- was given the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award ...

President and Daughters Get Ice Cream in Georgetown on Father's Day

First father, President Barack Obama, treated daughters Malia and Sasha, along with his niece and nephew, to ice cream at ...

Weekend Round Up June 16, 2011

Get Out This up coming Father's Day! Maybe Dad would love an adopted pet or tickets to an up coming concert... Visit The Georgetowner's calendar to find events for this weekend.

DMV Office May Move Out of Georgetown Park

Attention, commercial real estate agents: The District is seeking space for a new Department of Motor Vehicles location. Georgetown Park landlord Vornado Realty Trust is renovating part of the M Street mall, and its plans may include the DMV offices on the lower level.

Media Scandals Stir Up a Stagnant World

Locally, the mayor’s woes and that of sundry council men stuck with unseemly problems seems to have brought local politics to a serious case of the slows, nearing stagnation.

Georgetown’s Bartleby’s Books Closing by Month’s End

Tucked just off Wisconsin Avenue at 1132 29th St. on the edge of Georgetown’s lively commercial district is the ...

Sasha Obama’s Georgetown Birthday Bash

Sasha Obama, youngest of the Obama family, was spotted outside the famous Georgetown Cupcakes, Friday, with big sister Malia. The ...

Historic Streetcar System Removed

The usually heavily trafficked O and P Streets in Georgetown are, of late, looking more like excavation sites than roads ...

Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Click Here for Live Footage of The Upperville Colt and Horse Show!

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains ...

Penumbra Theatre Company Brings a Legend to Life

Frank Sinatra. Sam Cooke. Elvis. Ray Charles.

Nat King Cole.

As singer, legend, as representer, as song stylist, as musical ...

Informative or speculative?

For the past few days I’ve been reading up on the indictment of John Edwards, which alleges that the ...

Weekend Round Up June 9, 2011

Visit Georgetowner.com To find things to do this weekend!

What's Cooking Uncle Sam?

June 10th, 2011 at 07 ...

Ancient Roman Statue Unveiled at National Gallery

The famous Capitoline Venus, an ancient and treasured Roman statue, was inaugurated Tuesday in the West Building Rotunda of the ...

President Obama and Chancellor Merkel dine at 1789

Before her official welcome to Washington today, President Barack Obama took German Chancellor Angela Merkel to 1789 Restaurant, where they dined alone, having salad and beef tenderloin but no dessert, at the second-floor Wickets Room, June 6.

Ancient Practices, Modern Applications

Sitting in a white bowl on the front desk of the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, a pile of ...

Remembering some of America’s Sensational Personalities

The famous, the near-famous, the once-famous seem to pass on in threes and fours, and so we will note the ...

Marriot Stays Help Pay for Mall Restoration

Those who are lucky enough to reside so close to our nation’s “Front Yard” may not feel inclined to ...

CityDance Ensemble Takes its Final Bow

The locally beloved CityDance Ensemble was forced to shut down their professional dance company and their avant-garde co-founder and artistic ...

GU Housing Plan Sparks Controversy as Debates Continue

The D.C. Zoning Commission will hold its fifth meeting tonight to continue discussions over the 2011-2020 Georgetown University Campus ...

West Elm Makes its Comeback

NOW OPENED!

Georgetown will see the addition of a familiar newcomer to its home goods retail scene. West Elm, a ...

Georgetown tops many “Best of D.C. 2011”

Georgetown Business Improvement District announced that 11 “Best of” awards were given to Georgetown businesses from “Best of D.C ...

Weekend Round Up June 1, 2011

With the weekend around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your weekend activities!

DC Police Probe Assaults on Taxi Riders

If you’re planning on going out this weekend, please think twice about which taxicab you might get into.

Camberely Homes Unveiled

“The Centennial Collection employs state-of-the-art construction methods and energy-saving features to provide a high performance home that ultimately can save homeowners money and reduces their impact on the environment."

Garrett’s Restaurant & Railroad Tavern Shuts It's Doors

When Garrett’s Restaurant and Railroad Tavern shut its doors for the last time on Monday, it was not simply ...

DC Restaurant Worker Wins $6M in Abuse Case

D.C. restaurant worker Liana Estona was recently awarded $6 million in damages in her sexual harassment case against her former employer, La Carbonara Restaurant and its owner, Fekeru Bekele, according to the DC Employment Justice Center.

Click It or Ticket Campaign Targets Unbelted Drivers After Dark

The District Department of Transportation is joining forces with the Metropolitan Police Department for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization. The enforcement effort runs through June 5.

Weekend Round Up May 26, 2011

Looking for something to do this Memorial Weekend? Check out these up coming events and visit our online calendar to find more!!

Game Over for National Pinball Museum

The museum, which opened last December, will be closing in two months.

Serendipity 3 to open before Memorial Day

After seemingly perpetual delays and endless speculation, it can officially (hopefully) be said: Serendipity 3 will finally be opening its doors next week.

Orange urges Zoning Commission to Reject Campus Plan

This Monday, in a letter to the D.C. Zoning Commission, Orange agreed with the Office of Planning and ANC 2E the Georgetown University’s 2010-2020 campus plan would have severe impacts on the neighboring communities.

Weekend Round Up May 19,2011

Don't Let the Rain stop you from going out this weekend! Visit Georgetowner.com To find things to do this weekend!

Weekend Round Up May 12,2011

It's May and it's time to play! Find out what's going on around town this weekend.

Inflated Pump Prices Point To Unlawful Business Practices in District, Maryland

District Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan reported that his office is investigating allegations against Capitol Petroleum Group, accused of engaging in practices that could be inflating pump prices.

Weekend Round Up April 28,2011

Here is what’s going on this weekend, straight from the Georgetowner’s online events calendar. And as always, we ...

Weekend Round Up April 21,2011

With the sun shining, there’s no reason not to hit the town. Here is what’s going on this ...

Weekend Round Up April 7, 2011

Check out what’s happening around town this weekend with The Georgetowner’s interactive calendar. Looking for an excuse to ...

Miss America Wows the Nation's Capital

"First, to become president and then a Supreme Court justice," said Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, of her high goals ...

SAVE THE DATE

The Georgetown House Tour is one of the oldest and most valued house tours in the country. The homes of ...

Obama's Goals To Stop Our Dependency

President Obama set ambitious goals for the future of America’s dependency on foreign supplies and moving the country in a more energy efficient direction. The President stated that the problem will not be solved with quick fixes, calling for a one-third reduction in U.S. oil imports by 2025.

Gray Delivers State of the District Address

On Monday evening, March 28, Mayor Vincent Gray delivered his first State of the District speech after three months in office and weeks of stormy resignations, allegations and negative approval ratings.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011

Elizabeth Taylor, beloved Hollywood actress and icon, died Wednesday at age 79 of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Weekend Round Up

Check out what’s happening around town this weekend with The Georgetowner’s interactive calendar. Looking for an excuse to ...

A Facelift for Martha Washington’s Dolls

In a box, in a corner of an office, in the Tudor Place in Georgetown, an antique collection of wax ...

Cherry Blossoms Season Is In the Air

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and ...

Georgetown Will Have its Pizza and Bake it, Too

HomeMade Pizza Co. has opened in its doors in Georgetown, bringing fresh and inspiring pizzas to home kitchens all around the neighborhood. The pizza shop offers take-and-bake pies, offering customers restaurant quality pizza at their family's dinner table.

TBD RIP

“TBD – sums up its chances of success,” one whit said, when TBD was first announced as the name for the ...

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