Looking for something to do this holiday weekend?
Join Us! Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, will headline a breakfast discussion on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the George Town Club.
The popular, chic Tari will leave its Wisconsin Avenue space by the end of August, but owner Sara Mokhtari has more work to do around town. And, yes, the sale is a blowout, worth checking out.
Among the many events observing the 200th anniversary of the humiliating capture of Washington, seeing the big flag held by ordinary citizens near the White House was an inspiring sight.
Quick, before the summer fades away: Ri Ra soccer parties, Dolley day at Dumbarton, yoga in the park, Salamander's first birthday.
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.
The car service Uber launched a grocery service in D.C. this week, testing the quick-delivery business model in upmarket neighborhoods.
If you have been traveling around Georgetown within the last several months, you may have thought to yourself that there ...
Jim Hudson was present at the creation. By that, I mean he was an active participant in the first mayoral ...
It’s hard to believe that the first day of school in the District is coming up next week. You ...
These days, if you want to talk about immigration, or naturalization, or American citizenship, people are likely to get angry ...
The Georgetown Business Improvement District wants to help create parkets around town. The following is from the Georgetown BID:
Amid other bad international news, the shooting of Michael Brown agitates many, as we consider our place in the greater society of America.
A women, riding her moped on Connecticut Avenue last week, was struck by a truck. She later died at the hospital.
Chalk up another loss for classic Georgetown restaurants: opened almost 50 years ago, Mr. Smith's will soon close.
Mid-August doings: Yanni at Wolf Trap, bio-architecture at National Building Museum and Georgetown Family Festival at Dumbarton House.
A popular oasis of Middle Eastern cuisine, Neyla on N Street will close Sunday but hopes to find another place.
Trying to stay current with internet commerce, D.C.'s alcohol board lists requirements to online services for liquor delivery.
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.
They stuffed the news in right at the end of a local news broadcast, leading into a national one, yesterday ...
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.
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.
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.
Watch out: that trash could cost you cash. D.C. Police will be enforcing anti-littering laws with $75 tickets and more.
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.
In Washington, the shadows of past presidents remain. This week, we recall when President Richard Nixon resigned.
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.
Don't park your car along H Street and block the new streetcars. On-the-street training -- and ticketing -- began today.
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.
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.
Get your bike now: hhere is your chance to ride through the mean streets of Georgetown with several of our local MPD officers.
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.
With all the world leaders in the city, you can bet on road closures and detours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After years of waiting and billions of dollars spent, McLean, Tysons and Reston get their Metrorail connection to Washington, D.C., and beyond.
Thanks to Nauti Foods, D.C’s first food boat, paddlers on the Potomac River can now grab a quick ...
The new ultraluxeTrump Hotel at the Old Post Office will bring a new energy to Pennsylvania Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood.
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.
What to do next after taxing bags? Get rid of plastic foam takeout containers by 2016, says the District Council.
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.
It is one of Georgetown's newest favorite annual events, letting visitors become a little more Thai for a few hours.
Get ready, you hot soul cyclists, the perspiring and inspiring classes of SoulCycle will be here next week.
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.
What was once a $1,000 fine and possible jail time becomes a $25 fine -- for a one-ounce or less possession of marijuana.
The Capital Bikeshare system just keeps growing -- newest station in Georgetown is down near the river at 34th and K Streets.
It was a beautiful evening cruise on Boomerang's pirate boat for members of the Georgetown Business Association. Luckily, no one walked the plank.
We note the passing of Lorin Varencove Maazel, James McGregor Burns, Nadine Gordimer, Johnny Winter and Elaine Stritch.
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.
Georgetown is about to get a Cajun restaurant, Yummi Crawfish -- and it's a first for the new business.
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.
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.
Quick, grab your bike and meet the police at 26th and P for a unique neighborhood ride.
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.
Well, at least it was the July 4th weekend. Rhino Bar is closed by the ABC Board until Sunday for serving an underage student.
Come and say your final good bye to Walter Nicholls on Friday at the Friends Meeting House on Florida Avenue near Dupont Circle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One a politician and another a film director. Different lives in America. Both positive talents that made a difference.
Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has a security detail that seems too much for her Hillandale neighbors.
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.
Found floating just feet from the banks of the Potomac River June 23, the woman, who died later in the hospital, committed suicide.
It’s likely that Diana McLellan, when she wrote the dishy, witty gossip column, “The Ear,” may have had occasion ...
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.
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.
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.
Those faux purses or sunglasses may be more than half-price, but counterfeiting is not a harmless crime, the Crime Museum asserts.
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.
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.
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.
The C&O Canal will celebrated in a mural project by the Georgetown BID at the closed Latham Hotel at 3000 M St., NW.
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.
Just over Key Bridge, relax and check out BuddhaFest at the Artisphere in Rosslyn, today through June 22.
A testament to hometown humility, businessman Ron Swarthout was honored by the Georgetown Business Association.
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.
Well, it's too late now. It appears that the seven condos at high-end 1055 High on Wisconsin Avenue have sold old.
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.
The Georgetown Business Association Leadership Luncheon, honoring Ron Swarthout of Georgetown Floorcoverings, is at noon, June 18, at Tony and Joe's Seafood Place.
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.
Ed Lara, owner of Georgetown Hairstyling, the classic 35th Street barber shop, died suddenly on June 7.
Suzi Gookin, a columnist for The Georgetowner during the 1970s and 1980s, was memorialized for making quite an impression and her own history.
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.
It is over for Washington's version of Serendipity 3, after mismanagement and other problems make it quietly close its doors.
Coming right up in Georgetown: June 6, Volta Park Gala at Visi Prep; June 10, BID annual meeting; June 18, GBA luncheon.
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.
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.
“. . . May the heaven-rescued land praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation,” wrote Georgetown lawyer Francis Scott ...
When we planned the dedication of the new Star-Spangled Banner gallery at the National Museum of American History, it was ...
From Georgetown and Washington, D.C., to Baltimore and Fort McHenry, it is a star-spangled summer with events and activities ...
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.
At the Green Festival downtown, one had the chance to see how environmentally awareness helps you and the world.
Your weekly reminder: Project Gravitas at the Four Seasons; Children's Theatre at Oatlands; Tom Goss party; Spotlight on Design at Building Museum.
An inspiration beyond her poetry, Maya Angelou left her fellow Americans with words and deeds to live by.
The Green Festival, America’s largest sustainability and green living event, will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ...
An achiever from Anacostia is headed to the other side of the city and ready to tackle her college studies.
For those who embrace Memorial Day in its main mission, it is a day of touching, happy and bittersweet connections.
A 19-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a man early Saturday morning in the Glover Park neighborhood.
A neighborhood favorite, Rose Park will get new playground equipment and more during the summer.
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!"
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.
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, which has not held a large public event since December 2011, is set to make its grand unveiling ...
It's springtime flood time. For most, not too bad -- but the Potomac RIver let us know who is in charge.
The old Fillmore School may soon be up for sale with the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
With the rain and the fire past, this weekend gave us a chance to enjoy life and its many kinds of music.
William Howland, director of the Department of Public Works functions, told those at the April 28 advisory neighborhood commission meeting ...
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.
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.
After American and Howard last weekend, now it is Georgetown's and George Washington's time for graduation ceremonies.
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.
With the relocation of Carine's Bridal, Book Hill shops will get a classy retail addition.
It's Mother's Day weekend: brunch at Capella or Salamander, Men Against Breast Cancer, Georgetown Garden Tour and "The Admission."
It is one of the givens in the litany of American bedrock beliefs that many people dream of and aspire ...
She holds a position never held before at Georgetown University: spouse of the university president. She arrived as Theresa Miller ...
It was “one of the great moments for Georgetown,” says Jack DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, when the neighborhood and ...
Look out, Georgetowners, famed and feared biographer Kitty Kelley – who has written about Jackie O, Sinatra, Oprah and the Bush ...
Advisory neighborhood commissioner Peter Prindiville resigned from the ANC because he is graduating Georgetown University and leaving town. Prindiville called ...
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.
The C&O Canal was contaminated by sewerage overflow due to Wedneday's big storm. The Capital Crescent Trail remains shut down.
The killer of 91-year-old Viola Herms Drath is not expected to get out of prison until he is in his 90s.
There is more to this story, especially media-wise, about the Clippers owner and our own reactions.
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.
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.
After being shut down two years ago, Georgetown's DMV office on M Street will reopen tomorrow in a new, expanded space.
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.
Back for its second year and including 15,000 participants, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon runs through D.C ...
Dumbarton Oaks Park, part of the National Park Service, is being restored to its original landscaped splendor by an dedicated group of Georgetowners.
While a beautiful weekend beckons with many choices, the old hometown has some events to check out.
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.
D.C.’s Department of Public Works has delivered new trash and recycling containers to residents in Georgetown. But you ...
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.
A description of the suspect involved in a April 1 sexual assault has been released.
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.
This weekend is busy: D.C. Film Fest, Walk to End Lupus, Capella's Eggs-travanza, Hill Country Barbecue, Messiah Sing-along.
Check the selection of events for Earth Day -- from walks to speeches -- for yourself and the environment.
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.
Three times, a bank robber has hit nearby banks -- and the FBI wants your help in catching him.
With twice the space, the new DMV center is near its old location -- and some favorite Georgetown spots.
This Wednesday is an official public holiday in the District, complete with a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Spring is definitely here -- and so are potholes. D.C. is ready with its "Potholepalooza" to find and fix those car-rattling surprises.
Did Medicare really pay nearly 4,000 doctors more than $1 million each? A new report says yes.
Quite the mix: tours at Oatlands, Make-a-Wish "Walk for Wishes," Choral Evensong at Christ Church and yoga at the library.
Shoe discounter DSW and Anthropologie's bridal shop are open. The DMV center has a ribbon-cutting Monday, April 14.
Waiting in line for liquor licenses in Georgetown causes a bit of a media buzz.
As previously reported, street crime in Georgetown has increased. On 11 p.m., April 2, a robbery - police added that ...
We live near it, skim its surface, appreciate its natural beauty -- and taste it every day. It is the powerful ...
Modernization designs for the landmark Duke Ellington School of the Arts at 3500 R St., NW, were mostly approved by ...
The Hyde-Addison Elementary School at 3219 O St., NW, has revised plans to expand its school and play areas, as ...
The irrepressible actor Mickey Rooney -- though short in stature -- lived his life large. Just ask his ex-wives.
Winter Olympians grab another prize: free bowling at Lucky Strike Restaurants across the U.S.
The search will continue for eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, missing for more than a month.
The woods just north of Canal Road, close to Georgetown, are again the scene of a crime.
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.
Washington, D.C., is finished with its primary elections. Now onto the election, but first: springtime.
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.
You know who the new coach and players are. Check out the new clubs, concessions and food choices at Nats Park for 2014.
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.
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.
Commuters who plan to drive westbound on Canal Road, NW, can expect delays today because of a problem in road ...
Today’s updates on missing eight-year-old Relisha Rudd were released at a press conference held around 1:30 p.m ...
Celebrating its 83rd year, the Georgetown House Tour is the oldest, most prestigious house tour in the country. The tour ...
Look ahead: Smithsonian's Future Is Here Festival; the 20-30-something book club; Taste of the Nation; jazz on U Street.
Not sure if it was "Now or Never," but WUSA-9's mayoral debate on March 26 had a few quotable moments.
Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, not seen since March 1, may have been killed, D.C. Police say.
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.
The number of robberies in Georgetown in 2014 is triple the number during the comparable period last year, according to ...
A D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles service center will return to M Street in the Georgetown Park retail space ...
The S&R Foundation has announced the set-up of its Halcyon Incubator, headquartered at Halcyon House at 3400 Prospect St ...
Georgetown University student Daniel Milzman, 19, was arrested March 21 for possession of ricin, a highly toxic and sometimes fatal ...
The tribute for Virginia Williams, mother of a Washington, D.C., mayor, at Duke Ellington School was full of music, song, stories and joy.
The Georgetown Business Association's monthly reception is always good for business -- and a good time at one of Georgetown fine establishments.
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.
First spring weekend: Open Kitchen, Neptune FIne Arts, Georgetown neighborhood tour and Kevin Eubanks at Blues Alley.
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.
Some early upsets, of course, for the NCAA Tournament, but American loses -- and Georgetown wins its first game, but it is in the NIT.
It is all clear for the ricin scare at a Georgetown University dorm. But it was real -- and the FBI wants to know more.
A beloved comic and "Tonight Show" record-holder left us over the weekend: David Brenner was the everyman funny man.
Yet another D.C. perk: "World Stages" at the Kennedy Center is a unique chance to see theater from around the world.
Before the Democratic primary election day on April Fools Day, you may vote sooner at D.C. voting centers.
Everybody has a little Irish in them today. The snow only added to the St. Patrick's charm of this day.
The race for mayor just got super-hot -- expect more of the same in the weeks ahead -- and more questions.
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.
Georgetown's range of clothing retail stores, whether affordable or otherwise, continues to expand.
A Safeway worker in Adams Morgan shook his head when asked about his feelings about Mayor Vincent Gray’s chances ...
Already part of the Georgetown scene, Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank got a little more involved a few ...
For Vincent Orange, the Democratic mayoral campaign runs through all parts of D.C. And he plans to keep running until April 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each in his own way, lives lived in the world of art and in the world: Sullivan, Kaplan and Resnais.
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 issued a boil water alert -- and is embarked on the long-term update of its infrastructure.
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.
We got it covered: an awards show review by Gary Tischler and party photos from Eiizabeth Webster of the D.C. Council.
What a great way to raise funds: Sting and Paul Simon at a benefit concert for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Check your schedule: Battle of the Voices, Mellow Mushroom, "Yellow Ticket," Kennedy String Quartet and "Snuggle With the Stars" during Oscars night.
On Feb. 19, the long-troubled Corcoran announced a plan for George Washington University to take over its landmark 17th Street ...
Talk about trophy retail: the building at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street was sold by the Heon family, which owned it for 100 years.
A 10-day shutdown proves a costly violation for Town Liquors, which was cited for selling alcohol to minors.
The Feb. 26 Penn Quarter mayoral forum lacked some major names. But the show went on -- and enlightened, nonetheless.
One of Georgetown's crown jewels received well-deserved and needed funds -- to match -- for renovation and historical upkeep.
Traffic alert: Rock Creek Parkway closes off-peak under Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday for five days.
A well attended archaeology lecture on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? It's a Georgetown thing.
It's an interesting mix this weekend: D.C. Capital Stars, Gilbert & Sullivan, D.C. Brau dinner and the Heart Ball.
It will be an active year for Georgetown businesses -- and the GBA is looking to make business smoother for everyone.
Next week is National Eating DIsorders Awareness Week. It's a chance to learn more about this far-reaching problem.
Also closed last year for a day, Dean & Deluca reopened after the Feb. 19 closure by the Health Department.
The Macaron Bee couple has opened another creation: a tea room and shop, Lady Camellia.
Those who wanted a real snow storm this year got their wish granted. It shut down the town. Be careful what you wish for.
Valentine's Day art, Cupid party, presidential beer, "Shear Madness" -- and the Washingtons' Valentine's at Tudor Place.
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.
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.
From Tuesday to Thursday, look for detours for the Route 50 entry ramp, going west on Roosevelt Bridge.
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.
Local sourcing hits the flower shop, too. Little Acre Flowers makes its floral arrangements with "garden to vase" in mind.
It's an upscale bistro. It's a finely appointed bowling alley. Get ready, Georgetown, for Pinstripes, opening this weekend.
Three recent deaths tell the tale of talented men very much in, of and out of their times.
The State of the Union has become something of a national political reality show.
Gary Tischler eulogizes his old friend, unique, of course: Tom Quinn.
The Georgetowner Newspaper -- and the Georgetown Media Group -- has moved to 2801 M St., NW.
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.
The nation's oldest Catholic institution of higher learning, Georgetown University celebrates its birthday today.
However you get there, it's time for the Washington Auto Show -- at the convention center through Feb. 2.
Stabbing suspect died from cardiac arrest while in police custody at a hospital Jan. 20.
The shocking news came Sunday morning that a reportedly mentally ill son had attacked his elderly parents, resulting in the father's death.
The trial of Albrecht Gero Muth, accused of killing his 91-year-old wife Viola Herms Drath in August 2011, has begun ...
Anne Doyle, a longtime resident of Georgetown, passed away Dec. 27, 2013, at the age of 97. Doyle was well ...
Guilty. So ends the sad and strange story of Viola Drath and Albrecht Muth.
The year revs up: "50 Shades," Choral Evensong, MLK Day power lunch and "Let Freedom ring."
Few polls have been taken during the Democratic mayoral primary campaign. A recent one looks for Mayor Vincent Gray.
"Let Freedom Ring" is a special celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Kennedy Center.
Look for new and proposed laws affecting D.C. in the weeks ahead.
A bomb at the Nike Store? No, said police. But M Street was shut down briefly Thursday afternoon.
IN: Little Birdies Children’s Clothes
Nestled on charming P Street -- 3236 P St., NW -- across from Ella-Rue and Fleurir ...
Watching politics is sometimes like watching the kings and would-be kings in Shakespeare’s histories and tragedies—on the throne ...
The great mix of presenters and stars, film and TV, made the awards show predictably off-center and off-color.
The mayoral debate at Dumbarton House Jan. 9 was surprised by an uninvited candidate -- but missed the incumbent, Mayor Vincent Gray.
Here we go again: the Redskins' new coach, Jay Gruden, will the eighth one since 1999.
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.
Expected to participate at the Jan. 9 debate, Mayor Vincent Gray will take a pass this time.
A new 7-Eleven will be opening soon at Wisconsin and O in the building which once housed the famed Georgetown Pharmacy.
The list may be short, but there are plenty of things to do this weekend.
Creating a beautiful space, Ri Ra brings its special take on Irish pubs to M Street.
Here's your chance to see the candidates upclose in the neighborhood: Thursday at Dumbarton House.
Albrecht Muth is accused of killing his 91-year-old wife in August 2011 at their Q Street home.
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.
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.
Influential restaurateur Paul Cohn leaves his company -- and will launch a new downtown restaurant in April called Boss Shepherd's.
Did the ANC have its biggest meeting thanks to the mayor? No, thank Duke Ellington School and supporters.
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.
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.
Traffic is even worse this evening, thanks to a bomb threat at the House of Sweden at the Georgetown waterfront.
We lost a trio of classic Hollywood actresses: Joan Fontaine, Eleanor Parker and Audrey Totter, immortalized on the silver screen.
The Evans campaign surpasses one million dollars in fundraising, expects more and expects to take the Democratic primary for mayor on April 1.
Known for "Lawrence of Arabia," "Becket" and many other films, Peter O'Toole lived large in film and in life.
From gingerbread house making to carolers performing, there's plenty of Christmastime activity in and around D.C. this weekend.
Georgetown University held its annual open house for neighbors in a Christmas-decorated Riggs Library on Dec. 9.
The Georgetown Business Association's annual meeting and holiday reception on Dec. 11 honored outstanding Georgetowners.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra president Deborah Rutter will succeed Michael Kaiser as the third president of the Kennedy Center, beginning Sept. 1.
Another luxury design and home furnishing company -- Donghia -- will make the scene at Cady's Alley in the new year.
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.
It's all about Christmas now: wreath workshop and teas at Tudor Place, Christmas in Middleburg, "The Nutcracker" and Handel's "Messiah."
The D.C. Council raised the minimum hour wage for all in several steps over the years to $11.50 by 2016.
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.
Santa Claus is back atop the Prospect Street bluff over M Street, but it may be the last Christmas this inflatable stops in Georgetown.
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.
The precious panda at the National Zoo gets a name, and everyone is happy: Bao Bao.
"Five Days in November," a memoir about the JFK assassination, tells the story from a Secret Service agent's perspective.
The M Street bike lane is coming, but at least parking for the north side of the street has been saved.
In time for Christmas, the town will celebrate with lights and public art during the week-long Fete des Lumieres Georgetown.
The long-anticipated Tory Burch accessories store opened on Wisconsin Avenue today with catered goodies for first-day shoppers.
Coming up: "Tudor Tots Thanksgiving," thanksgiving at Sequoia Restaurant, Christmas at Mount Vernon -- and the Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop.
Watch for detours at Canal Road tomorrow through Thursday. During non-rush hours, the road will be closed for maintenance.
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.
Rarely does a tavern license become available in Georgetown. The two first applicants for it are Gypsy Sally's and Smith Point.
Drawing crowds, the new H&M store opened yesterday in bigger digs, just doors away from its original M Street store.
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.
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.
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.
Baby, it's cold outside. Get ready for the holidays, also known as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah -- and, biggest of all, Christmas.
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.
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 meets tonight with the West Heating Plant (the future Four Season condos) raze permit approval its top topic.
Evidently, goblins hang around after Halloween: two robberies within two days about a block away from each other.
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.
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.
Stay alert, people: there has been a bicyclist robbing pedestrians of their mobile devices.
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."
Daylight Saving Time ends: Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night.
Add another frozen yogurt shop to your taste list: this one is the widely anticipated sweetFrog Yogurt, now at Wisconsin Avenue and S Street.
On the list: "Found Mediations," Shaw Halloween Bar Crawl, Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, Thomas Circle Singers and America Abroad Media Awards.
During a unique Citizens' talk, Georgetown's entrepreneurial spirit gets the spotlight.
Get up early to support the Marathon Corps Marathon, which runs through the town this Sunday morning.
After years of neglect, a center of Georgetown -- with its iconic theater sign -- will get a monumental make-over by architect Robert Bell.
WIth playwrights and directors enlivening the theater scene, Washington, D.C., has an artistic lot to choose from.
Coming up: Care for Kids cards, the International Horse Show, Fall Foliage Tea at Tudor Place and more.
Duke Ellington graduate Jenelle Figgins returns as a dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Here is just one take-away from the government shutdown: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore."
It appears that some high-end clutter helped L'Enfant Gallery on P Street avert a car through its store window.
The Georgetown Business Association held its popular monthly reception -- outside and inside -- at Eton Court Oct. 16.
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 celebrates its new McCourt School for Public Policy during a government shutdown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Redskins' team name was under discussion and attack at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Oct. 7.
With great weather, family, friends, food and music, Volta Park Day showed off the best of Georgetown.
The Frye Company celebrated its grand opening of its first store in Georgetown.
The Georgetown Business Improvement District hosts its final Community Engagement Meeting regarding Georgetown 2028.
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After a 214-year wait, President George Washington gets his wish of a library at Mount Vernon fulfilled.
We know many federal employees are not working, but it is also the little things that get people angry at Congress.
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.
With a shutdown possible, Mayor Gray calls all D.C. employee "essential" and takes a stand for the District of Columbia.
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.
A neighbor alerted the Georgetowner Sept. 20 about a stop-work order by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs for ...
The District Council stopped the D.C. Department of Transportation plan that would give an annual visitor parking card to ...
The Lab School of Washington, a leading school for students with learning difficulties or disabilities, ranging from elementary to high ...
The French Maternal School -- the small, independent nursery school serving the French, international and diplomatic communities -- has opened a second ...
It was not the stop-work order that was interesting but the advice that followed it that got our attention.
A transformative gift to Georgetown University by the former Dodgers owner will establish the McCourt School of Public Policy next month.
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?
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.
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.
Washington, D.C., was shocked by a mass shooting that left at least 12 dead -- at a very secure and historic naval installation.
It's a diverse weekend: a wine tour, hovercrafts on the Potomac, fall fashion preview at the Graham, jazz at Blues Alley.
The CNN party for "Crossfire" was the place to be, if you are a media junkie.
As expected, Mayor Vincent vetoed the proposed Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013. The District Council needs nine votes to override him.
A fight between two potential riders and their limo driver escalated into a stabbing around 7:30 p.m. Sept ...
With a bridge celebration, book signing, gallery opening and marathon, a new season revs up.
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.
Issues like crime, parking, zoning, construction, restaurants and schools headlined the Sept. 3 neighborhood meeting. Welcome back, all.
After a summer break, the ANC monthly meetings resume with a lineup of big-ticket discussions.
September is off to a fast start: a new water taxi service, the openings of El Centro, Rialto and T.J. Maxx.
The Aug. 30 incident got lots of attention -- and remains under investigation.
The Irish poet Seamus Heaney was a literary giant on par with Joyce, Beckett and Yates.
Water infiltration at Metro’s Friendship Heights and Medical Center stations on the Red Line could cause closings.
The upcoming three-day weekend means there is plenty of weekend fun. Check out Georgetowner.com to see more!
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.
From "East of Eden" to "the Belle of Amherst" to "Knots Landing," actress Julie Harris showed a powerful command of film, theater and television.
Chance Encounters at Calloway Fine Arts, D.C. Wine Week Tours, technology for elders and a movie about 80-year-olds on motorcycles.
The Georgetowner's best writer has some words of his own for one of America's.
The Frye footwear company plans to open next month on Wisconsin Avenue near the C&O Canal.
Permits? What permits? Shut down Aug. 16, Drybar in Georgetown has some untangling to do of its own.
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.
The cool shop of lamps in Cady's Alley, Illuminations, will soon close its doors.
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.
A meat-and-potatoes newman, Jack Germond was a print journalist who looked the part on television, too.
ShopHouse with its Southeast Asian cuisine will make its debut on M Street, across from the Four Seasons, on Monday.
If things go according to plan, D.C. United could be playing in a new stadium near Nationals Park in 2016.
Classic gentleman Ev Shorey, a former president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, has died.
New visitor parking passes seem popular but cause unintended problems for neighborhood street parking.
While news site, Georgetown Patch, appears safe from the chopping block, AOL will cut one-third of its Patch network in the weeks ahead.
A rash of burglaries hit Georgetown last week. Here's a basic crime prevention tip: lock your doors.
Damai, the Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo, gave birth to two cubs Aug. 5.
What's up? Blues Alley jazz, butterflies at Oatlands, C&O Canal programs, a "Go Go Symphony" and Clyde's at 50.
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.
Politicians, an actor, an athlete and a journalist: their richly American lives.
Tomorrow night is National Night Out, a time to meet your police officers and learn more about safety and crime awareness.
A powerful symbol of Washington, D.C., goes to an internet billionaire from the "other Washington."
After his much-hyped arrival at Georgetown University, mascot-in-training, J.J., abruptly lost his job this week.
Is Mei Xiang pregnant? No, it's not an East Asian TV soap opera. It's another panda watch for the National Zoo.
Rosa Mexicano's ice cream festival is an explosion of hot and cool flavors.
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.
New Volta Park is officially open and just in time for the weekend!
Find out why Bandolero, one of the newest restaurant additions, was closed last week.
What are accused murderer of Georgetown resident Viola Drath’s hunger strikes doing to his trial? Definitely not helping it go faster.
Saying goodbye to Dennis Farina, beloved cop and actor, well known for his work on Law and Order.
Drive-ins, After hours & Meetings: Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the District.
If you’re planning on traveling through the Key Bridge and M Street, NW intersection at night in the next ...
A hail and farewell to Helen Thomas, pioneering journalist for women, from a journalism teacher, most of whose students are women.
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.
Pierre Salinger was among those who think that TWA 800 flight was taken down by a missile in 1996.
Be on the lookout if you're driving along K Street this weekend. Some lanes between 21st and 27th Streets will be closed.
UPDATE: The Titan Arum has bloomed! The U.S. Botanic Gardens are keeping their extended hours, 10 AM to 8 ...
The first anniversary calls for a traditional paper gift. The 25th means a gift of silver, and the 50th means ...
Watch out, Georgetown. The health department likes to stop by your restaurants, just like anybody else.
After the Zimmerman verdict, social media was fired up on Saturday night and beyond, helping people vent.
Needing to grow beyond its neighborhood, Georgetown University will offer designs on the old Walter Reed space July 18.
Bastille Day, an Irish festival in Annapolis, a ukulele festival in Reston, Georgetown tour with cupcakes: it's summertime.
What is it about Key Bridge? Closed briefly after a bomb threat. Plus: a partial street closure for two weeks.
The District Council passes its "iiving wage" bill aimed at big-box retailers. Wal-Mart threatens D.C. pull-out.
The parade on MacArthur Boulevard is a 4th of July tradition -- so is D.C. government officials' lamenting lack of full representation.
Noted restaurants, Sushi-ko and Serendipity 3, briefly closed.
Fireworks, celebration and road closings oh my! The District Department of Transportation is advising participants to take notice of advisories ...
There are many ways to serve up “Paula Deen.” Food Network prefers fried, and Smithfield will take her smoked. No ...
After a brief dust-up, full funding has been assured for the Fillmore Center for the Arts.
This past week, we lost folks, young and old, who showed us the best of who we are.
Have an upcoming event? Post it on Georgetowner.com.
This session's landmark Supreme Court decisions have echoed through the nation and its laws.
He may not be black and white and red all over, but the adventure of Rusty the red panda on ...
President Barack Obama outlined his administration's comprehensive action plan to deal with climate change in a landmark speech at ...
President Obama will visit Georgetown University June 25 for the third time to give a major address on climate change.
Another presidentially inspired restaurant opened today for a commander-in-chief, whose rating and popularity remain high: Teddy Roosevelt.
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."
Local business leaders and politicians joined in their praise of Georgetown businessman Jim Weaver, who died April 24.
Your weekend plans have a wide range: the Building Museum, Tudor Place, Arlington, Oatlands and the National Cathedral.
Actor James Gandolfini died June 19. He was best known for his mobster character, Tony Soprano.
The Washington Center took over the Gap on Wisconsin Avenue Thursday night for a special event as part of their ...
The Georgetown Improvement District held its annual meeting June 11 at the Powerhouse building on Grace Street.
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.
Check out these last minute gifts that won't leave you wrapping a tie on Father's Day.
A local problem at a public pool gets attention after complaints by the public.
Jack Evans, Georgetowner and long-serving councilmember, joins the race to become Mayor of Washington, D.C.
On Friday morning, a construction trailer at 1045 Wisconsin Ave., NW, next to the C&O Canal was found overturned ...
Boomerang Tours, Inc., has weighed anchor on its custom-built “Pirate Ship,” equipped with water cannons and serving would-be pirates and ...
The 1973 film “The Exorcist” has come back to haunt Georgetown University. William Peter Blatty, class of 1950 Georgetown graduate ...
The District's efforts for a cleaner environment and sustainability got two big boosts this week.
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 will be getting a nearly half-million-dollar upgrade. Its fundraiser is Friday at Georgetown Visitation Prep.
It has been long anticpated, but Malmaison, now a lunch and dinner restaurant as well as a dessert specialty eatery ...
All politics is local, except when it’s not.
The death of the long-serving Democratic Senator from New Jersey Frank ...
Georgetown's fashion retail expansion continues: Calypso St. Barth is due in 2014.
Her Edith Bunker character may have been called "a dingbat," but actress Jean Stapleton was everything but that.
Welcome to June: Taste of Georgetown, Regatta on the Anacostia, Yoga at Georgetown Waterfront Park and "Restaurants Hate Cancer."
At the Citizens' annual meeting, Georgetown's best was honored and proved Jack Evans's mantra: "The golden age of Georgetown is now."
The Georgetown BID experiments with "flexi-pave" around trees to protect people -- and trees.
Whether along K Street or New York Avenue, D.C. speed cameras are on pace to pull in a record-breaking number on fees.
As summer driving heats up and a bridge collapses in Washington state, America's infrastructure problem is back in the spotlight.
Georgetown's age-old parking situation gets a DDOT sounding tonight at St. John's Church hall.
Amid the pomp and popular of Memorial Day events, a World War II veteran gets to the heart of the matter in simple conversation.
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day, everyone, and look for the Georgetowner's next newsletter on Tuesday, May 28.
It is about time: Carol Burnett will receive the Mark Twain Prize. She has already earned a Kennedy Center Honor.
The Percy family and friends -- and supporters of the Waterfront Park -- met May 23 to unveil the street sign for Sen. Charles Percy Plaza.
The National Park Service will discuss its boathouse study with the public on Wednesday, May 22, at the West End Library.
Longtime senator and Georgetown resident Charles Percy will be honored May 23 with a plaza dedicated to his memory.
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.
From Nobel Prize winners to celebrated actor Kerry Washington, commencement weekend in D.C. is in full swing. Congratulations to the Class of 2013.
The Georgetown Garden Tour enjoyed a great day and great attendance on May 11.
The people have made a smart decision: National Cathedral and Mount Vernon are top vote-getters in the Partners in Preservation contest
Tomorrow, Bill Reid, the cool clothing with Southern roots, will open -- and we are excited, too.
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.
An armed robbery occurred in the CVS parking lot at 1403 Wisconsin Ave., NW, April 30 before 5 p.m ...
You can vote through May 10. Partners in Preservation invites the public to visit www.PartnersinPreservation.com to help their ...
The District Department of Transportation and its O and P Street Project has run the Mayor’s Historic Preservation Award ...
Historian, consultant and baker Mike Copperthite continues to celebrate the 125th anniversary of his family business, the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Baking ...
Kintaro Japanese Restaurant Opens on 33rd Street
Kintaro, a 100-percent Japanense restaurant with sashimi, sushi, ramen noodles, bento boxes and ...
For arboreal activists, the annual Trees for Georgetown reception is this Wednesday.
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.
You have until May 10 to vote for your favorite historical site in the Partners in Preservation program.
There was a dinner at the Washington Hilton? Oh, yeah, but some of the parties -- before and after -- are even better.
Country music giant George Jones has died -- and so has a bit of country music itself.
An interim councilmember no more, Anita Bonds led the pack to secure her at-large seat on the District Council.
Jim Weaver of W.T Weaver & Sons died April 24 of complications from cancer.
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.
Shortly before midnight last night, it was announced that incumbent Anita Bonds, 68, would hold onto her at-large seat on ...
It is time to fix those potholes -- let DDOT know if you know where one is.
Media innovator Al Neuharth left us his unique gifts of a national newspaper and a news museum in downtown D.C.
Yes, Washington, there is an election tomorrow, however unmotivated you might be.
The Georgetowner endorses Patrick Mara for the at-large seat on the District Council.
Pat Summerall was the classic American sportscaster who added a touch of class to each broadcast.
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.
Georgetown's French Market, Dumbarton House's Jazz Soiree, a slumber party and more: spring is in high gear.
Members and guests of the Georgetown Business Association met at the cool, preppy hot spot--Smith Point--April 17.
Emancipation Day, April 16, is a day for celebration and reflection with a parade, concert, workshops and fireworks.
Vandalism at Georgetown University's historic Dahlgren Chapel stuns campus and those going to Sunday Mass April 14.
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.
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.
The power of a good book and the kindness of others come together with Grace Church’s first ever Little ...
The super-luxe Capella Hotel on 31st Street has been celebrating its debut for more than a week.
Britain's "Iron Lady," Margaret Thatcher, was one of the 20th century's great leaders.
Neighbors and park lovers are invited to take part in design planning sessions for Rose Park's renovation.
After a long fight with multiple sclerosis, Disney Mouseketeer original Annette Funicello is "dancing in heaven," her daughter said.
From an art auction to wine tastings and the Upperville Daffodil Show, the choice is wide once again.
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.
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.
A new Georgetown tradition begins: the Evermay Annual Egg Hunt.
Whether it is the budget, new businesses or baseball, things are looking very good for D.C.
What befits a baseball opening day the most? Well, if you’re a Washington Nationals fan, a perfect opening day ...
The landmark Blues Alley was the subject of a Washington Business Journal report April 1 that got Georgetowners concerned about its status.
Head to Tony & Joe's April 1 to meet the at-large District Council candidates in the April 23 special election.
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.
The Georgetown Business Association, which will host an April 1 candidates forum, met March 20 for a networking reception at TD Bank.
About 10 to 14 days ago, maybe even last weekend, and for sure Tuesday and Wednesday, America discovered gay marriage ...
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.
During the week and beyond, be alert for Canal Road closures.
An Easter egg hunt, tea with the Easter bunny, Artini at the Corcoran, a book sale in Palisades. Your list is set.
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.
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 put on its annual conference and circus a few days ago in Maryland, leaving one of last year's attendees stranded in Adams Morgan.
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.
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.
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.
In a communications-entertainment world where access to everything all of the time is a given, change is hardly ever noticed ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our reviewer dreamed a dream about the 85th Academy Awards Presentations: was it Michelle or Michele and what about Anne Hathaway?
Think the price for the West Heating Plant price is high? Imagine how much Washington Harbour will cost.
Oscar parties, black history events and the lottery for White House Easter Egg Roll tickets -- spring is around the corner.
The Georgetown Business Association held its monthly reception Feb. 20 at Das Restaurant, a warm place on a cold night.
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?
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.
Georgetown's West Heating Plant, government property for sale by auction, received its first bid -- $500,001 -- on Feb. 14.
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.
An art show, design seminar, Dumbarton Methodist's "Reconciling Celebration" and Mardi Gras parties, part of what's coming up on the calendar.
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.
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.
Will Georgetown get a subway stop? It is a long-asked question -- to which we say: don't bet on it.
Still in the news: the imaginary military officer Albrecht Muth, the Georgetown Cuddler . . . and cupcakes.
"House of Cards" features our federal city once again on film -- this time with a new way to offer a drama through Netflix.
Author's talks, a cancer research benefit and the CAG art show: things are settling down for the lead-up to spring.
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.
The Glover Park property near Whole Foods Market will get a new look in 2013. The space, located at 2251 ...
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.
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 Kaya Henderson's decision on closing schools has some residents worried about the future of public education.
Coats for Cubs, a program by Buffalo Exchange that collect unwanted furs, provides natural bedding for injured or orphaned wildlife.
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.
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.
The passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver reminds of what makes a sports legend truly great.
The Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 40 years ago will be remembered with demonstrations, pro and con.
As part of the Ritz-Carlton's Inaugural festivities, guests staying at the hotel will be able to shop at a ...
The newest part in the fight over Jack's Boathouse
Keep the "Faith in America's Future" for an action-packed three days, and check our list of events for the 57th Inauguration.
At the George Town Club Jan. 16, the Georgetown Business Association kicked off its 2013 activities with a lively reception.
Even in modern times, there are things that seem mysterious—not in a holy way, but in a way that ...
The popular dog-friendly benefits, Sugar & Champagne, returns Jan. 31 at the Reagan Building.
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.
You might be hearing media chatter around town that the upcoming second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama is not as ...
The National Park Service has put on hold the termination of its lease with Jack’s Boathouse, the popular canoe ...
The Georgetowner’s Holiday Benefit and Bazaar, held at the George Town Club, Nov. 29, attracted a great crowd and ...
U.S. postal worker Gary Varner ran into former President Bill Clinton as he made his rounds on the afternoon ...
Just before 5 p.m., Key Bridge was completely shut down for at least three hours Jan. 8, as police ...
Almost as soon as the inflatable Santa Claus left the roof of his Prospect Street house, homeowner Jack Davies inflated ...
With the completion of the O and P Streets Rehabilitation Project, Metro Rail’s G2 bus route on the west ...
Agreeing with residents who live in the Georgetown Park condominiums, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E voted at its Jan. 2 monthly ...
Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited Georgetown University Jan. 11 to give a speech, entitled “Afghanistan Beyond 2014: A Perspective on ...
A Georgetowner newspaper tradition for decades, the naming of Georgetowners of the Year for 2012 focuses on a citizen, business ...
The Third Edition, part of Capital Restaurant Concepts which includes J. Paul’s, Paolo’s, Neyla’s and Old Glory ...
The Georgetown Business Association held its Annual Meeting and Holiday Soiree at Dumbarton House Dec. 12, affirming its 2013 officers ...
Richard Nixon was never easy to dismiss, forget, defeat, or ignore even unto death.
For a brief time last week ...
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.
Here’s the real problem: Americans like what government does but don’t like to pay for it. Now, hit the play button again.
This year at the 70th Golden Globes, the jokes were confusing, and Jodie Foster made an exciting but anticlimactic non-announcement.
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.
Richard Ben Cramer, biographer of politicians and athletes, wrote the ultimate campaign book.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits the White House during a time of transition for his country and will speak at Georgetown University Jan. 11.
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.
Randy Lokke, the quiet local character often seen around town on his bicycle, died Christmas Day.
The parking meeting on Jan. 16 at Hardy School gives you a chance to voice your suggestions to DDOT.
The advisory neighborhood commission of Georgetown, Burleith and Hillandale weighs on a bowling alley proposed for the former Shops at Georgetown Park.
Watch out for closed lane on the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge during off-peak hours.
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 gets a reprieve from the National Park Service -- but for how long?
The lives you have known and have missed -- and now miss -- will soon be part of last year but not forgotten.
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.
A classic 1920s hotel -- the Hamilton -- is renewed in time for next month's inauguration -- and throws a Roaring '20s soiree.
Anne Freeman has opened an arts center for kids on S Street -- Anna Banana Arts and Crafts.
Christmas is nearly here: carols, the 12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve at the National Cathedral -- and "The 13th Hour" at Duke Elliington School.
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?
President Barack Obama ordered that all flags at government buildings, military installations and naval vessels be flown at half-staff through ...
From church sing-alongs to bar crawls and yoga, the weekend has a lot of choice events to choose.
The Georgetown Business Association wrapped up the year at a festive soiree at Dumbarton House Dec. 12.
Georgetown resident and banker Curtin Winsor died suddenly Dec. 11.
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.
Arena Stage's "Pullman Porter Blues" delights, inspires, informs to great music and an overwrought storyline.
America took more than five and remembered the musical giant Dave Brubeck for his advances in jazz and for his life.
Now it can be your turn to play Kris Kringle (or Hanukkah Harry) for a great, local cause: the Dumbarton ...
The oldest neighborhood in Washington, D.C., now sports the newest and largest ice skat- ing rink in the region ...
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.
Overwhelmed at its opening, Sprig & Sprout closes temporarily to make itself a better restaurant.
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.
The ice skating rink at Washington Harbour was inaugurated Dec. 1 and is the latest addition to Georgetown's tradition of season's greetings.
Redskins fans are excited about tonight's game and need not worry missing the Metro from FedEx Field.
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.
Vote via text or on line for Duke Ellington School and help students get new computers for school work.
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"
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 holds meetings on Nov. 27 and 28 on its master plan for the year ahead.
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.
Celebrate the holidays with us and purchase your tickets online!
Take the family out on the town this holiday weekend.
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.
Twenty public schools are slated for closure. The District Council is meeting about the planned closures, and other meetings are planned.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is next week, and the holiday events and receptions are beginning in earnest for November. Check out these listings -- many more to come.
When Colin Powell walks into a room, you kind of want to sit up a little straighter.
He looked in ...
The scene: Gaston Hall in the Healy Building at Georgetown University; a Nov. 12 lecture hosted by the Georgetown McDonough ...
College football's Darrell Royal and boxer Carmen Basilio were from an earlier time and left us Nov. 7.
Sprinkles does its small part to assist Hurricane Sandy relief with red velvet cupcakes for Red Cross donations.
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.
Even today, we don’t know how much hope there is, but we do know that we have a lot ...
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
On Friday November 9, there will be a special reception at The Parish Gallery in Georgetown, featuring Willard Wigan’s “The Half Century Collection.”
The S&R Foundation Holiday series kicked off on November 2 and will continue through December.
Veterans Day weekend in D.C. will feature a wide range of events to honor those who have served the country.
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.
For a change, government gets the message -- and lowers the cost of certain speeding fines.
So, you voted. It is going to be a long night. Here are some places to check out and celebrate the electoral drama.
Another retail spot in Georgetown goes through the revolving door. Rugby is making its exit.
So here we are: the eleventh hour, the last moments, the seal-the-deal times, the end of days, when it comes ...
Thanks to Sandy, early voting has been extended to 9 p.m. during its remaining days.
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.
With all this stress, who doesn't feel like Abigael Evans from Colorado?
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.
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.
When it comes to illnesses, especially with, but not limited to, cancer, we live in a time of high and ...
Pity today’s students. The old math is out. The new math is in.
Under the old math, higher tax ...
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.
Come to The Living In Pink Luncheon Nov. 2 -- a great fundraiser for breast cancer research at the Fairmont Washington.
Let's be straight about this: "War Horse" is not the best play ever written. It's not Shakespeare, but ...
October has been good for the dogs: Coldwell Banker and Operation Paws work together to get canines adopted.
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.
Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, Edgar Alan Poe at Grace Church, Halloween Bike Tour and the Marine Corps Marathon -- a full last weekend of October.
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.
Parking will be restricted on some of the roadways 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, until 6 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1.
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.
Well, this last in a series of three presidential debates—all of them the debates that will change-alter-decide (pick one ...
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.
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 California hair blowout service has reached Washington, D.C., opening shops in Georgetown and Bethesda Oct. 19.
Buffalo Exchange to open in Georgetown on October 27.
Two Georgetown University students were assaulted in their home on the 3500 block of O Street Oct. 20.
During the second presidential debate Oct. 16, Mitt Romney found that President Barack Obama was totally there and re-energized.
The Georgetown Business Association enjoyed a reception Oct. 17 at Degrees Bistro in the Ritz-Carlton with autumn-inspired drinks.
From Hitched in Georgetown to Yoga for the Homeless and out to Oatlands, the days are busy.
Rose Park, Georgetown's eastside park, next to Rock Creek Park, celebrated recent improvements and saluted two park supporters for their longtime service.
On Friday, October 12, members of NYRA (the National Youth Rights Association) rallied in Washington, DC at Judiciary Square to ...
Four of seven candidates for the two open At-large City Council seats showed up for an Oct. 4 debate at ...
Feeling like a jilted lover who still loves the Nats, we celebrate the team that made the post season . . . and baseball.
Nike is ready to open its big store on M Street, where once a Barnes & Noble stood.
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.
Vice presidential candidates -- Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) debated for a lively 90 minutes last night ...
One fellow journalist friend of mine sounded as if he were experiencing a kind of emotional whiplash.
Biden-Ryan or Nationals-Cardinals ...
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.
Support the C&O Canal Oct. 13 with the Park After Dark fundraiser for the Canal Trust.
Independent films, a trunk show, dog adoption opportunity and home design week -- and a literary festival -- get your weekend going.
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's owner MRP Realty says the 11,800-square-foot Washington Harbour Ice Rink will be opening before Thanksgiving.
Georgetown University administrators, alumni and others gathered Oct. 4 on the fourth floor of Regents Hall to dedicate the new ...
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.
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.
From James Bond and a photo fair to a Redskin at Sprinkles Cupcakes and Oktoberfest in Arlington, your choices are clear.
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.
"Sufficient encouragement has already been given to us in our undertaking to make us feel that our interest in Georgetown ...
The old man was sitting at the kitchen table, holding a hanky over his weeping eyes.
“What’s the matter ...
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.
Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger at the helm during the height of American print journalism died Sept. 29.
Rock the vote, play golf, go green, walk for the animals, check vintage fashion: once again, the weekend is packed with options.
D.C. resumes breathalyzer tests for suspected drunk drivers. Consider yourself warned yet again.
Joe Sternlieb leaves local real estate player, EastBanc, to head the Georgetown Business Improvement District.
An autumn weekend of everyday events gives a happy and healthy dose of normalcy for those willing to take it all in.
As Georgetown's historic trolley tracks are saved and celebrated, D.C. gets ready for a new generation of streetcars across the city.
There were free manicures and blowouts at Washington Harbour today, thanks to a promotion for "The Mindy Project."
From nearby film screenings to pups at Nationals Park to polo in Upperville, the weekend is full of choice events.
Business leaders met at Eagle Bank Sept. 19 to get ready for the busy season ahead.
In the midst of what is inarguably the worst week of the Romney campaign, the name of our historic district ...
Brides gathered at the Madison on Sept. 10 to piece together their dream wedding at the Wedding Salon. Larger-than-life centerpieces ...
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.
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.
Everybody’s always giving awards. No big deal.
In the case of the 27th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards Ceremonies ...
From "Girls' Night Out" to the Navy Memorial Dinner to the 150th Anniversary of Georgetown Baptist Church, our calendar is full.
In a stirring and perfectly cadenced service, America said good-bye to astronaut Neil Armstrong at the National Cathedral.
You walk out the door.
The sky is blue.
Just as blue.
And because today is Tuesday, September 11, you ...
Adams Morgan Day was a perfect Sunday of fun, flavor and variety to celebrate one of D.C.'s most popular neighborhoods.
Who can forget that day? With all that has transpired since, its effect remain with us to this day.
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.
Are you ready? Georgetown is all dressed and ready for its close-up on the retail runway. Get out and enjoy the show.
Whatever you think of Rev. Moon, at least thank him for not letting D.C. become a one-newspaper town.
The new store, Suitsupply, ramps up the men's fashion scene in Georgetown, just in time for Fashion Night Out.
Summer is almost over, which means it's time for events! Check out the Georgetowner's online calendar for more events.
In our mulit-media and media-fractured era, the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week still proved an instructive and entertaining event.
Community leader Tim Downs passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 22.
The first human to walk on the moon was a quiet American hero.
After two years, the O and P Street Project, which constricted traffic and parking spaces to preserve historic tracks and stones, is almost complete.
The Georgetown Business Association met Aug. 22 at the freshly renovated Tony & Joe's, set to re-open Sept. 5.
Tired of this long, hot summer? Sick of August? The election campaigns? Why write about this at all?
Georgetown University students return -- and other Hoya news.
A legendary, ground-breaking comedienne, an action-film director and a '60s-style singer have left us and their unique works of art.
The Shops at Georgetown Park are undergoing a radical reconstruction -- where once stood 130 stores will be 15.
From Cirque de Soleil's "Totem" and Susan Galloway Arts to the Franciscan Monastery, an array of events await your selection.
Helen Gurley Brown and Nellie Gray, who died this week, added to the women's movement, each in their own way.
Community leader Timothy Downs received guests in front of his P Street home and rounds of thankful applause.
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.
Al Freeman was an actor in plays that animated his life and times -- and taught drama at Howard University.
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.
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.
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, an American composer and conductor, dies at the age of 68. He loved Washington and owned a house in Georgetown.
A music composer, arts and film critics and a fashion writer: a week of loss.
Watch for Canal Road closures, and drop by National Night Out at the police station.
A banking company founded in 1856, M&T Bank makes its debut on Wisconsin Avenue.
The Olympics, even if you are just watching on television, start to shine -- despite NBC again.
Luke's Lobster to set up shop and dish out its signature seafood rolls to Georgetown.
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.
New D.C. DUI laws, effective Aug. 1, bring harsher penalties for drunk drivers.
Gore Vidal, great American writer and Renaissance man, also penned laugh-out-loud quips along with his cultural critiques.
Every four years, I turn into a mushy little kid when the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics are broadcast ...
Stacy Keach -- with that voice and acting range so Shakespearean -- sat down for a talk with Michael Kahn of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
An upbeat Mayor Gray and other city officials cut the ribbon July 27 for the completed 18th Street work in Adams Morgan.
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.
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.
A female jogger was sexually assaulted along the Capital Crescent Trail July 25 around 9:15 p.m.
Governor Martin O’Malley and First Lady Katie O’Malley today hosted the fifth annual Buy Local Cookout at Government ...
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.
First held in the U.S. since 1992, the International AIDS Conference opens in D.C.
After all the madness, pain and deaths, Aurora, Colorado, has no dawn.
Whenever a music maker—singer, player, twanger, jazz man, country star, doesn’t matter—passes on, the event has the ...
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.
Visit Georgetowner.com to see more event listings and post your own!
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 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf in southwest ...
The damage to the Washington Monument caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the D.C. area in ...
He played tough but tender roles, and Ernest Borgnine had a lifetime of them for us.
Actor Andy Griffith, whether as Sheriff Andy Taylor or defense lawyer Ben Matlock, showed us the wisdom of small-town America.
Have an up coming event? visit Georgetowner.com and enter your calendar listings!
Just weeks after an upbeat annual meeting, Georgetown BID executive director unexpectedly resigns.
Now, as American as anyone we know, this patriotic citizen began his journey in Nazi Germany.
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.
Say hello to the Georgetowner's new neighbor: Zoe Feldman Designs.
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.
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, 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.
If your summer schedule has come to a standstill, venture out to the National Mall for the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
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.
Impending Fourth of July celebrations did not stop members of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from detonating fireworks and ...
“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.
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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.
The 19th-century style, mule-pulled, 90-foot cargo boat has deteriorated and is deemed unsafe for passengers.
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."
At 7:38 p.m. on June 14, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E voted unanimously to approve Georgetown University's 2010-2020 campus plan.
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!
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.
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.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be showing in Georgetown June 27 for an exclusive fundraising dinner party hosted by Bob and Suzy Pence.
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.
The Peace of 2012: Georgetown’s Town-Gown Relationship Is Reset
After months of contentious discussions, private and public meetings and ...
Volta Park Day is a perfect way to kick off summer in the neighborhood.
Celebrating 25 years of service, Nancy Pelosi offers her take on politics today at a Capitol Hill gathering.
Ray Bradbury, literary lion of science fiction and fantasy, dies in Los Angeles but has not left us.
Charged with fraud, Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigns and leaves the District government with more uncertainty.
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!
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
If you made it to the funeral of Chuck Brown, "the Godfather of Go-Go," last week at the Washington Convention ...
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.
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.
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.
The first time I ever encountered jazz in the sense that somebody told me I was listening to jazz was ...
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?
A three day weekend means more time to check out events through out the city. Visit Georgetowner.com for more events.
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.
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.
Donna Summer and the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb defined disco and made some great music.
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.
Protests echo after graduation weekend at Georgetown University. Charges that religious freedom is under attack have now entered a wider arena.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
The GI Film Festival (GIFF), the nation’s only military film festival, begins Tuesday, May 15, and runs through Sunday, May 20.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Georgetown Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 2, for its tenth season in Rose Park.
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.
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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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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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
While U.S. Secret Service agents were throwing back whiskey and paying up to $200 for services from the women ...
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.
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.
It is a feel-good story the local media could not ignore. J.J the Bulldog arrives on Georgetown's campus.
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...
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"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.
Today is the One Hundredth Anniversary of Clarissa 'Clara' Barton's death, the woman who is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.
On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act of the District of Columbia.
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.
In a city of monuments, one of Washington's lesser known memorials will be in the spotlight this weekend, April 14-15.
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.
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.
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.
The District of Columbia Primary Elections -- at least for the city's overwhelming number of registered Democrats -- did not shake up the status quo.
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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.
On Saturday, March 31, Tudor Place hosted its Mad Hatters Tea. This sold-out event encouraged guests to wear festive hats ...
They say music soothes the savage beast or words to that effect. Words on a page can do the same ...
Tomorrow, April 3, Tuesday, is the official voting day for the 2012 District of Columbia Primary Election.
D.C. Taxicab Commission reports that seven taxi drivers have been arrested for allegedly assaulting passengers within the past few weeks.
Lights across the world will go dark for Earth Hour 2012. Support the World Wildlife Fund for Nature’s “I ...
DC Swan Event in Georgetown: "Singles Faire" Opening Reception
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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 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.
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.
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.
Vasile Graure attacked Djordjevic in November 2007 after being thrown out of Good Guys for photographing one of the dancers.
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Martin's Tavern to Be Closed. . . Temporarily Don't freak out; it's just temporary. One of Georgetown's most ...
Advocacy months exist for hundreds of causes -- from yoga to bicycling to ovarian cancer. These months create a time when ...
Bright blue skies and sunshine-filled days have most Washingtonians walking or biking to work, leaving their four-wheel gas guzzlers back at home.
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 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.
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Don't miss the VIP fashion show on March 25.
Spring has sprung early, and Jovee Co. is coming to town to bring you the latest in make-up and skincare.
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.
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.
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.
Harlem Globetrotter star Herbert "Flight Time" Lang traveled on Key Bridge into Georgetown March 19 to start the tip-off for Globetrotter Week.
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.
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.
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.
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,” 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
One Georgetown University student was sexually assaulted at 36th and N Streets at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2012.
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.
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:
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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.
Save The Date: Spring Music Highlights.
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.
Washingtonians have a benevolent spirit. When we give, it's in a big way. Gala and charity events at $1 ...
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).
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.
Coming soon to Georgetown, suits and noodles.
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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.
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.
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."
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.
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:
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.
“La Cage Aux Folles,” will be winding up its Kennedy Center run at the Eisenhower Theater on Feb. 12.
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.
Do you need a perfect beginning to your St. Valentine's Day celebration? Treat your better half to a romantic breakfast in bed!
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.
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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?
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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.
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.
The Georgetown “Social” Safeway at 1855 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., presented a Community Wellness and Safety Fair Jan. 28.
“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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay informed and connected in your community.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Metro is accelerating its efforts to improve safety and return the system to a state of good repair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our long national nightmare is finally over.
No, we’re not talking about Watergate or the Redskins' football ...
Georgetown's and Burleith's advisory neighborhood commission (ANC2E) met Jan. 4 at Georgetown Visitation Prep.
It's a New Year! time to start scheduling your social calendar. Check out at www.Georgetowner.com for more events.
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.
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.
It's not too late to submit your photos of Georgetown and win the cover! Deadline is January 4, 2012.
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E -- Georgetown, Burleith and Hillandale -- will meet tonight, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 enjoyed a fabulous holiday party at the George Town Club on Wednesday evening, Dec. 14.
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.
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.
The reorganized Georgetown Senior Center met for Christmas lunch Dec. 19 at St. John's Episcopal Church on O Street.
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 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.
I’ve been reading stories about and obituaries of Christopher Hitchens these past few days.
I was amazed how much ...
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.
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.
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, Clyde's Restaurant Group's new 37,000-square-foot restaurant at 14th and F Streets, is making the scene in no small way.
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Mayor Asks for Town-Gown Peace
Georgetown University held its annual “Holiday Open House” Dec. 7 in Healy Hall’s Riggs ...
When you live in Washington, you’re never more than a few minutes away from some entertaining surprises...
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., 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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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.
ANC 2E will hold their monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation in the Heritage Room.
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...
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With winter around the corner, there is still plenty of weekend activities to do before it gets too cold to venture outside!
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.
“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.
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 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.
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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.
On M Street, the former Hook restaurant sits vacant, closed down since June when a fire caused severe damage to ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Greater guest demand at the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown is causing the hotel to transform its current restaurant, bar and grill design.
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...
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.
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New athletic store to occupy the space next to True Religion.
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.
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.
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.
The store opened its doors on Sept. 30, but is designating this weekend to showcasing their product to the community and their friends.
For its 6th year, the DC Jazz Festival Trustees Dinner was held in the Benjamin Franklin room at the U ...
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Two new stores will be opening in the next two weeks. But hurry! One of them won't last.
See photos of Washingtonians getting a good "Taste of Georgetown."
A follow-up from Tudor Place to earlier coverage by The Georgetowner.
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.
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.
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“A democracy depends upon educated citizenry,” said Hillary Clinton, who gave an opening address at the summit, held at Georgetown University.
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.
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The Department of THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THAT ANYMORE, professional football team owners division.
Washington is a town ...
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.
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.
Dixie Liquor Beer Tasting
Dixie Liquor is hosting a tasting of New Belgium Beers on Friday and Saturday Oct. 7 ...
Roger Kennedy, the former director of the National Park Service, died last week at 85.
Construction commences on Georgetown's newest luxury experience.
As of today, the Georgetown Voice will lose its headquarters.
Annual event brings business leaders, residents, colleagues and friends together.
A new deli-style charcuterie will take the place of Griffin Market in the upcoming months.
Despite troubling financial issues, the Lincoln Theatre plans on keeping its doors open as long as possible.
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.
Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement which inspired the planting of over 11 million trees, died Sunday at 71.
The Helen Hayes Awards will continue on as theatreWashington, an organization with the same mission as the Awards but with a broader focus.
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.
Help make D.C. greener, leave your car at home today!
Support local farms by doing what you love to do anyway: dining out. Let someone else do the eco-friendly cooking for you tonight.
This weekend, check out Toni Morrison, The 18th Annual Pumpkin harvest, and so much more by visiting our calendar at www.georgetowner.com
The obituaries of Kara Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale.
The District Sample Sale is coming to Georgetown next Monday with a good cause.
Just in time for fall, Pie Sisters -- the new name for O'B.Sweet -- starts construction on its M Street pie shop.
Yesterday evening, President Obama attended a fundraiser for the Democratic Party in Georgetown. The fundraiser was in the home of ...
With Fall on our heels, it's time to get out of the house before the weather gets too cool!
Photos from the Rag & Bone private reception on Sept. 13.
The Royal Thai Embassy will be bringing a Thai village to the center of Georgetown on Oct. 1, from noon ...
Next month's Taste of Georgetown event will feature food from 30 local restaurants.
Watch out for this high-tech Bookmobile next week at the National Book Festival.
Georgetown's newest park finally unveiled.
Check out this upcoming trunk show featuring designers Yoana Baraschi and Daniel Dolce.
Murder suspect Albrecht Muth will remail in Jail; next hearing set for Nov. 18.
In fashion and theater, the show must go on! Check out pictures from last week's Fashion's Night Out event in Georgetown.
The Georgetowner would like to thank everyone who came to our Fall Arts Preview event last Monday at The Ralls ...
A crowd gathered at the Kennedy Center last Thursday to commemorate and mourn the anniversary of September 11.
An old favorite opens up a new season.
Are you Georgetown's Next Top Model?
Bored? This isn't your average rainy day weekend.
Celebrating one of Georgetown's hometown heros.
A one-of-a-kind home decor store opens on 35th street.
The Trust is preparing for the worst and calling for volunteers.
In celebration of Georgetown’s Fashion Night Out, The Georgetowner & THE Agency are in search of “Georgetown’s Top Model ...
As the fall season approaches, so more events! Make sure to check out The Georgetowner's calendar for more events and specials this month.
Plans could be in the works for an ice skating rink on the Georgetown waterfront.
GU students seek representation.
ANC meeting results in a new liquor liscense, a construction denial and a Five Guys redesign.
While Hurricane Irene spared the District and Georgetown from her full force, residents still felt the storm's wrath from ...
Rumors are spreading that the Georgetown Barnes & Noble will be closed by the end of the year. According to the ...
I didn’t know there was so much to know about the ukulele , or how many people were crazy about ...
Streets of Georgetown, a men's retail store owned by HMX Group, will open its Wisconsin Ave. location this September.
War of 1812 Commemoration: Self-Guided Themed Tours
August 27, 2011 | 11-3PM |
Washington in flames could be seen as far away ...
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.
Dean & Deluca is catching heat from PETA for the inhumane treatment of animals behind the production of one of their high-end foods.
The Music Center gears up for it's annual UkeFest, where over 800 ukulele players are planned to assemble.
One of the National Zoo's favorite attractions finds a new benefactor.
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...
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.
Still plenty of events going on this summer!
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.
The death of 91-year-old Georgetown resident Viola Drath, originally credited to natural causes, is now under investigation as a homicide.
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.
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 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.
"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.
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.
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“The Painted Pot ...
If a dog is a man’s best friend, then he’s going to want to spend his outings and ...
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.
Enter your pooch in our "Dog Days of August" photo contest!
Expect major setbacks during your commute throughout Monday.
Coming soon this fall, the Park after Dark event will benefit the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
The Studio 2ndStage production of Pop! extends one week.
Though Dog Days of Summer is upon us, there are still plenty of things to do this summer!
It's not every day that one discovers a wallet belonging to a National Basketball Association player.
Some time ago, when Woolly Mammoth Theatre first staged a production of “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, it was doing ...
In celebration of four years of business, Sweetgreen is giving patrons free frozen yogurt with any salad purchase.
MRP Realty, the company that purchased Washington Harbour last year, is planning a $30 million renovation that includes updated offices ...
According to the Washington Post, this July was the hottest month in Washington on record. The average temperature was 84 ...
The popular lifestyle blog celebrates its fifth birthday.
Yesterday, after a century of service, the historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed its doors.
It's that time again! Summer Restaurant Week 2011 is Aug. 15 through 21.
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For a limited time only, the DMV is giving you a break on your overdue tickets.
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
You know it's summer when the Mall turns into a movie theater. Screen on the Green starts today!
Ryuji Ueno and his wife, Sachiko Kuno, founders of Bethesda-based Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and S&R Technology Holdings, have purchased Evermay ...
Amy Winehouse, Lucian Freud, Linda Christian and John M. Shalikashvilli die.
Help D.C. show its support for Norway.
Farewell and good luck to former NBC 4 anchor Lindsay Czarniak.
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.
With the Heat wave about to break, this is the weekend to go out and have some fun!!
The American Red Cross is calling on citizens to donate blood as banks reach critical shortages across the country.
GQ's Glenn O'Brien holds book signing at Neyla, hosted by Robert Finfer and Michael Yo.
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.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company makes sure the world of sports is considered a laughing matter.
The touring version of “Rock of Ages” now at the National Theater for a short stay is probably critic-proof, bullet-proof ...
Experience something like nothing else before; a place of performance and theater that holds no judgment and standard. Capital Fringe ...
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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.
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.
This Wednesday, from 6-9 p.m. The Latham Hotel 3000 M Street will be hosting DCNightlife and Hospitality. Program.
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" is no "Wicked" - but it is a knock-you-from-your-seat musical.
Some classic American musical favorites jazz up the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
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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 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.
This local burger joint puts an exotic twist on a summer favorite.
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.
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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.
The Polo Cup benefiting Alder Center was a hit - watch this video to see some of the action.
Crime in Georgetown is reportedly changing for the worse. Compared to the same time last year, Georgetown’s total crime ...
The Georgetown Waterfront celebrated its reopening with music, food and a giant water balloon fight.
When someone makes us laugh, when someone - as a member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band said once - “sets your ...
If you want to look at a show that’s a true picture of the creative and commercial engines that ...
A new alternative to crowded Metro tunnels, clogged streets and pricy cabs is quickly gaining popularity along DC’s waterfront.
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.
Get Out and Play This Weekend!
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.
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.
The Georgetown Waterfront continues to recover from its April 18 soaking, with both Tony and Joe’s and Nick’s ...
According to The Washington Examiner, and following blogs, the Brown Line proposal is getting more attention from Metro Officials. The ...
The Hays family -- and their store, The Phoenix, on Wisconsin Avenue since 1955 -- was given the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award ...
First father, President Barack Obama, treated daughters Malia and Sasha, along with his niece and nephew, to ice cream at ...
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.
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.
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.
Tucked just off Wisconsin Avenue at 1132 29th St. on the edge of Georgetown’s lively commercial district is the ...
Sasha Obama, youngest of the Obama family, was spotted outside the famous Georgetown Cupcakes, Friday, with big sister Malia. The ...
The usually heavily trafficked O and P Streets in Georgetown are, of late, looking more like excavation sites than roads ...
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains ...
Frank Sinatra. Sam Cooke. Elvis. Ray Charles.
Nat King Cole.
As singer, legend, as representer, as song stylist, as musical ...
For the past few days I’ve been reading up on the indictment of John Edwards, which alleges that the ...
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What's Cooking Uncle Sam?
June 10th, 2011 at 07 ...
The famous Capitoline Venus, an ancient and treasured Roman statue, was inaugurated Tuesday in the West Building Rotunda of the ...
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.
Sitting in a white bowl on the front desk of the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, a pile of ...
The famous, the near-famous, the once-famous seem to pass on in threes and fours, and so we will note the ...
Those who are lucky enough to reside so close to our nation’s “Front Yard” may not feel inclined to ...
The locally beloved CityDance Ensemble was forced to shut down their professional dance company and their avant-garde co-founder and artistic ...
The D.C. Zoning Commission will hold its fifth meeting tonight to continue discussions over the 2011-2020 Georgetown University Campus ...
Georgetown will see the addition of a familiar newcomer to its home goods retail scene. West Elm, a ...
Georgetown Business Improvement District announced that 11 “Best of” awards were given to Georgetown businesses from “Best of D.C ...
With the weekend around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your weekend activities!
If you’re planning on going out this weekend, please think twice about which taxicab you might get into.
“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."
When Garrett’s Restaurant and Railroad Tavern shut its doors for the last time on Monday, it was not simply ...
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.
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.
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The museum, which opened last December, will be closing in two months.
After seemingly perpetual delays and endless speculation, it can officially (hopefully) be said: Serendipity 3 will finally be opening its doors next week.
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.
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It's May and it's time to play! Find out what's going on around town this weekend.
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.
Here is what’s going on this weekend, straight from the Georgetowner’s online events calendar. And as always, we ...
With the sun shining, there’s no reason not to hit the town. Here is what’s going on this ...
Check out what’s happening around town this weekend with The Georgetowner’s interactive calendar. Looking for an excuse to ...
"First, to become president and then a Supreme Court justice," said Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, of her high goals ...
The Georgetown House Tour is one of the oldest and most valued house tours in the country. The homes of ...
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.
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, beloved Hollywood actress and icon, died Wednesday at age 79 of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Check out what’s happening around town this weekend with The Georgetowner’s interactive calendar. Looking for an excuse to ...
In a box, in a corner of an office, in the Tudor Place in Georgetown, an antique collection of wax ...
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and ...
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 – sums up its chances of success,” one whit said, when TBD was first announced as the name for the ...