For those not tied up in inaugural balls, this weekend’s unofficial events inspired by the presidential transition will include a “Thanks, Obama! Send-off Party,” an all-female bartender takeover and, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a guided tour on the theme of “nasty women.”
During the inauguration activities on Friday and Saturday, the Woman's National Democratic Club will be a hangout for women who come to participate in the Woman’s March.
Recently issued guidelines for journalists and protesters are also relevant to the general public.
The descriptions of the robbers and the weapons used in the Jan. 6 and Jan. 11 crimes were similar.
The first of more than two dozen parties, balls and galas takes place tonight...
Author and noted Georgetown University alumnus William Peter Blatty has died at the age of 89.
“The Exorcist” on the ...
Friday the 13th kicks off another holiday weekend, to be followed by the parties and protests of inauguration week. On Monday, D.C. will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a peace walk and parade to Anacostia Park and tributes to Dr. King at the National Cathedral and the Kennedy Center.
On hand for the Jan. 10 ceremony were John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell.
Americans might be forgiven if they felt themselves coming down with a case of whiplash.
Are you ready? Here's comes "Trump Change": what Washingtonians are saying, inaugural happenings (parties and protests), real estate (Ivanka and Cabinet members), business, "The Gabriels" —and Golden Globes.
A documentary about the jazz writer and First Amendment advocate is titled “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step.”
Thomas J. LeBlanc will succeed George Washington University President Steven Knapp on Aug. 1.
The Feast of the Epiphany is also known as Three Kings Day and — in Spain and Latin America — el Día de los Tres Reyes Mago. In D.C., GALA Hispanic Theatre will celebrate the holiday with a free fiesta on Sunday. Also this weekend: music from centuries past, trunk and wedding shows, two art openings at Strathmore and a closing (of the triennial Outwin exhibition) at the National Portrait Gallery.
A seemingly abandoned violin case contained a surprise — and perhaps echoes of James Cagney — for a walker yesterday.
Tomorrow's briefing promises to be some sort of climax to a play that's turned from drama to farce.
Ivanka Trump and her family will move to a six-bedroom house on Tracy Place NW — blocks from the new Obama home.
After the body of Tricia McCauley, who disappeared Christmas Day, was found in her car, her alleged attacker was charged with first-degree murder.
Holiday Weekend Number Two is here. Below are a few ways to wave 2016 goodbye (or good riddance) and welcome 2017 — you’ll find more in a separate article in this newsletter. Happy New Year from The Georgetowner!
The Hollywood legend, born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, died yesterday, the day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
"Your vote helped normalize Nazis in D.C.," tweeted Christine Fair to her former GU colleague, Asra Nomani (and worse).
Vigils are being held tonight for the victim, actress and yoga instructor Tricia Lynn McCauley.
Our most recent losses: Michael on Christmas, Fisher today.
The Washington Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ ends this Saturday, which is both Christmas Eve and the first night of Chanukah. Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, a good day to take the family to the Washington Harbour for skating, to National Harbor for “Ice!” or to the Kennedy Center for the annual All-Star Jazz Jam. Happy Holidays!
Taking in — and taking photos of — the light displays is a holiday tradition in Washington.
"The Greatest" and his photographer, politicians, journalists, writers and also the victims of terrorism.
It's our last issue of 2016, and it's a doozy. Who got Trumped? Ins & Outs for the year past and ahead. D.C. named "Restaurant City." News, business, social scene and more. Merry Christmas. Get ready for New Year's Eve.
Pincus joined the boards of the bank and its holding company when Fidelity & Trust Bank merged with EagleBank in 2008.
The last of those unforgettable Gabor sisters left us yesterday at age 99.
Beginning 5 p.m. today at the John A. Wilson Building: an event that is not normally newsworthy.
This is the last weekend of revels — the Christmas Revels, that is, which have gone Nordic this year. Likewise on the holiday theme: a live radio play version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But you can also spend time at a garden party, at a bookish birthday, with Archie’s Betty or in Spain…
The Alabama-born painter, sculptor and photographer, a longtime Corcoran faculty member whose work was internationally known, died Nov. 28.
At the Dec. 7 Citizens Association of Georgetown public safety meeting, concerns and tips were shared.
Georgetown University students took over the office suites of university president John DeGioia Dec. 8, demanding that the university not ...
The gunman at Comet Ping Pong embodied the consequences of lies taken at face value for truth.
It’s always a good time to think about baseball, apparently — the Nationals are hosting Winterfest this weekend. Meanwhile, the holiday season continues with a Christmas sing-along at the National Cathedral, Santa at Rose Park, gingerbread house building at Tudor Place and lessons and carols at St. John’s.
The legendary ABT principal dancer, now artistic director of the Washington Ballet, spoke at this morning's Cultural Leadership Breakfast.
Get in the Christmas spirit with this issue: favorites to enjoy, memories to share — from Volta Park, Glow and Washington Harbour to the Willard. There's news, business, real estate, arts, social and more.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet the Washington Ballet's new artistic director.
Selfie sticks, backpacks, umbrellas, folding chairs, stun guns and drones. These are a few of the prohibited items at this ...
The holiday season revs up this weekend with Georgetown GLOW, gift-shopping opportunities at Jackson Art Center, the Art League and Middleburg Community Center, the Smithsonian’s holiday festival, Deck the Halls at Tudor Place and Bohemian, Celtic and Classic Christmases.
"Time is running short," said Mayor Bowser at the Nov. 29 meeting about where students would move during the school's renovation.
The selection for this year's event, to take place Dec. 4, is as eclectic as ever.
At the ANC 2E meeting, discussion of the C&O Canal work at Lock 3 and 4 and commendation for the executive director of the Citizens Association of Georgetown.
The Nov. 25 death of one of the world's longest-running dictators got the media to stray from their daily bread.
We have much to be thankful for — including our "Georgetown Holiday," a fashion special for those ready to shop. There's the latest in town, business, dining and social news —and a holiday arts preview, to boot, along with Christmas in Middleburg.
Mayor Muriel Bowser named a new D.C. Public Schools chancellor Nov. 22. to succeed Kaya Henderson.
Bowser chose someone ...
Experts from the District Department of Transportation presented various options Nov. 17 at Pinstripes.
The pre-Thanksgiving weekend may be the richest of the year for classical music. To leave room for a few other arts events — along with sales of art at Glen Echo and cashmere at Via Umbria — we mention performances by the NSO, WNO, the Emerson Quartet and viola and viol (at the Phillips) only in passing…
The Hoyas collapsed, squandering the team's lead in the last 54.4 seconds.
The New York Times columnist and author was debriefed after the election by Carol Joynt.
Participants in the CQ/Roll Call Election Impact conference focused on what significant actions might be done by next April.
The writer of "Suzanne" and "Hallelujah" kept on going long after it seemed a probable thing to do.
Rick Murphy and Lisa Palmer won the only contested spots for the local ANC. We all know who won the big prize: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
On Veteran’s Day, tomorrow, TD Bank hosts a fundraiser in Georgetown for Warrior 360. Also this weekend: art, comedy, flamenco, a community sing-along, a bagpiper, four saxophonists and, at Lisner, a sultan and a saint.
Protests have broken out across America upon the election of Donald Trump, including at American University, where students chanted and burned American flags.
Two of the theater's most anticipated events this season are the annual Fiesta de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) on Jan. 8 and the U.S. premiere of a Spanish-language production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 musical "In the Heights," April 20 through May 21.
It's our own election night special, without the returns, but lots of great stories: Wonder women are profiled, gondola and Hyde-Addison updates, crime report, business and real estate news, Gold Cup and Baltimore and social scene reports.
Election Day in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, began before dawn for hundreds of election board employees, poll workers and ...
The hard-to-categorize performer, wife of actor Christopher Plummer, died Oct. 30 at 82.
The proposed passenger link between Georgetown and Rosslyn moved forward last Thursday, when the results of a feasibility study were presented to the public.
There is no question that this has been the most ill-tempered campaign in a long time — since 1968, at least.
Praised for her toughness and integrity, she was also interrogated, and sometimes attacked, by both parties.
Rebecca Read Medrano is executive director of GALA Hispanic Theatre, which she founded with her husband Hugo in 1976.
On this last pre-election weekend, D.C.-area residents can celebrate the Day of the Dead and the reopening of the National Gallery’s East Building. There are also walks to give thanks and end lung cancer, concerts from Bach to Zarzuela and the Visi Prep Christmas market.
Halloween will always be scary in more ways than one — and prowling groups of teens on the street have become a growing problem.
A look at some of the colorful characters on the current scene...
The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale ANC will meet tomorrow to address the continuing issues of parking, traffic, schools, zoning and your neighbor's rear addition.
The celebration, held yesterday, is an annual favorite with all ages, just like the park itself.
Those who aren't quite ready for Halloween can take in music, theater and biographies of Gen. Montgomery Meigs and John Singleton Copley around town this weekend. On Sunday, Volta Park Day kicks off with an east-meets-west softball game.
Halloween is upon us in the nation's capital. Ghost tours, parties, costume scenes and trick-or-treating abound. Here are a few not-so-scary selections.
Both activist Tom Hayden and singer Bobby Vee embodied part of a complicated era.
The golden scissors, and more than 100 journalists, came out yesterday morning for the ribbon-cutting that officially opened D.C.'s Trump International Hotel, three blocks from the White House.
In this issue: Watergate Hotel rebirth, candidate endorsements, early voting, ANC report, business, real estate, social scene and more.
Any voter can vote at the Judiciary Square site all day every day until Nov. 8. Other centers, including the Georgetown Library, will open Oct. 28.
"It ain't over till it's over" — and the possible scenarios are mind-boggling.
The modernistic, open-design building has energized the once rather sleepy end of Georgetown's historic district.
The viewers at the Woman's National Democratic Cub and at the Trump International Hotel seemed to agree that this was the most important election in their lifetime.
Ten days after he cut the ribbons at the National Press Club October 5 to dedicate a grandly renovated new ...
Saturday will be seasonable with Tony and Joe’s Shuck It Oyster & Beer Festival, Taste of Tudor Place, Falloween in Clarendon and the Hirshhorn Museum's Fall Fest. The Kennedy Center presents Korean folk performers Friday and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet all weekend.
The event benefits Sibley Sullivan Breast Health Center, part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine network.
The deputy mayor seems set on moving kids to Meyer School, and Hyde-Addison parents aren't happy.
A season with so much promise and high expectations has once again been cut short here in Washington, D.C ...
A new promotion from the recently formed business group Georgetown Row will make “uptown” Georgetown the place to be this weekend.
The city is alive with music this weekend, with performances by the California Guitar Trio, saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, the Choral Arts Chamber Singers, the Capital City Symphony and the Cathedral Choral Society. What else is on? French cooking, German games, garden tours, Halloween screen printing and the Run For The Warriors...
Stay tuned to find out if the ban on late-night Metro service will be lifted for tonight's playoff game.
White college-educated women who live in the voter-rich suburbs might very well be the group that delivers the presidency to Clinton.
It's Christoph Eschenbach's final season as music director; stepping up is Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
Georgetown University dedicated its new athletic facility to beloved basketball coach John R. Thompson Jr. Oct. on the Hilltop. Built ...
Join us for our 62nd anniversary issue — but it's not about us. There are anniversaries for Mt. Zion, Tudor Place, AG Bell and the George Town Club. Check news, politics, business, real estate, getaways, arts and the social scene.
Don't wait to RSVP for this month's Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club, featuring National Symphony Orchestra head Rita Shapiro.
John Viola has a suggestion based on what the holiday named for the controversial navigator has become.
You could be forgiven if, while watching Sunday's debate, the thought, "This is what we have come to," entered your head and stayed there.
Rolling in this Columbus Day weekend: Taste of DC on Pennsylvania Avenue, the WOW Summit at National Harbor, Craft2Wear at the Building Museum, Chant4Change at the Lincoln Memorial and contemporary Israeli cinema (including "Atomic Falafel") at the DCJCC.
On Oct. 5, mules Dolly and Eva towed "The Georgetown" to be broken apart near Fletcher's Boathouse. A new boat will be launched in 2018 after work on the canal is completed.
The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will meet Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.
According to Malmaison owner Zubair Popal, work by Pepco, DDOT and NPS over the next three months, the restaurant's busiest season, is a disaster for his business.
It's a weekend of but-once-a-year events: the Taste of Georgetown, the DC Design House preview, the Smithsonian's Autumn Conservation Festival, Rosh Hashanah and the Blessing of the Animals at St. John's.
The day before their Sept. 29 White House visit, Olympic and Paralympic athletes dropped by Georgetown University's McDonough Arena for an awards show — to the delight of students.
Clinton needed a boost, and got one. But watch Trump lash back at the next debate.
He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, when hopes for peace seemed high.
This 2016 election season rhetoric has heated up to a level of discomfort for many. It seems everyone is becoming ...
Overall, it was a messy affair, puzzling media and audiences alike. The Twitter poll showed a Trump win, but most folks thought Clinton came out ahead.
Photos by Philip Bermingham enhance our annual Gala Guide — touting the Georgetown Gala with great models, co-chairs of the event. There's an ANC special — with some surprises. Extra social scene is included. Along with news, business and the African American History Museum, this is a beautiful issue.
Students may — or may not — have to be bussed halfway across the city to the Meyer School.
Two stars of sports and one of music departed this world in the past two days.
A protest broke out Sept. 20 on American University’s campus after reports that an African American student had bananas thrown at her.
The weekend starts with jazz and ends with Bach. In between, there are three festivals — the National Book Festival, the Alexandria Symphony Family Fall Festival and a harvest festival at the Glover Park & Burleith Farmers Market — plus walking tours of assassinations and Gilded Age mansions.
With at least five sexual abuse or assault crimes reported on the west side of Georgetown, some cite broken streetlights as contributing to the problem.
The author of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” fame was 88 and the author of “Shoeless Joe” was 81.
The beloved canal boat, "The Georgetown," will float away forever Oct. 5 to be broken up at Fletcher's Cove. Work on the C&O Canal will close off part of the towpath for 18 months.
The oldest Catholic university in the country tied for number 20 in the national rankings.
At yesterday's meeting about new flight patterns, neighbors suffering from airplane noise weren't buying the agency's line.
Washington goes Germanic and Viennese this weekend, with at least Oktoberfests, Mozart at Harman Hall and Beethoven at Strathmore. If that's not your style, how about the Book Hill Art Walk, classical guitar and ice cream?
Leaders of a group of nearly 600 descendants of the 272 slaves infamously sold by Georgetown University to a plantation ...
Ice sales, penny arcades and telegraph offices may soon be joined by yoga studios, or perhaps cloning stations, in zoning ...
ampus Plan has been filed with the District of Columbia Zoning Commission with the full support of the Georgetown Community ...
With a few final tweaks to the design of its proposed surgical pavilion, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received concept approval ...
C., is right here in Georgetown, according to an analysis by Park Van Ness. Thomas Jefferson Street NW amassed a ...
Our annual Fall Arts Preview includes an exclusive interview with Julie Kent of the Washington Ballet and highlights on the performing and visual arts. News, business, real estate, getaways — and a defense of the national anthem.
If you care about airplane noise in the neighborhood, come to the Wednesday, Sept. 14, meeting at the Georgetown Public Library on R Street. FAA officials will be there to take your questions.
This Sunday, Sept.11, the Light the City Georgetown event will kick off the evening with a concert starting at ...
The iconic TV and Hollywood actor died last week at the age of 91.
This weekend: the NextNOW Fest at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Center, jazz in Rosslyn, an open house at the Kreeger Museum and, on Sunday, polo, opera and "Weird Al."
One Georgetown street amassed a total of 345 tickets in the month of March alone.
Our lives and our political discourse has changed. Following this article, a list of commemorative events.
Lives and historic buildings were lost in the Aug. 24 quake, but there was also damage to a fragile social structure.
With fans counting down the days, the Tombs opened for lunch Sept. 6 with 1789 ready for dinner after a $2-million renovation. On Grace Street, new arrivals are Grace Street Coffee, South Block Juice Co. and SundeVich.
A music festival at the Lincoln Theatre, a National Symphony rehearsal and concert on the West Lawn, Spanish animation at the National Gallery. On Labor Day itself: watch Irish dance, root for the Nats and get wet...
Georgetown University President John DeGioia announced on Sept. 1 the actions that the university will take to engage its history with slavery and engage with descendants in new ways.
Demonstrators gathered in front of the Embassy of Venezuela on 30th Street in Georgetown Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, to protest ...
The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, praised by Mayor Vincent Gray in 2012 as the best in the city, will ...
A $100-million class-action lawsuit has been leveled against Rabbi Bernard “Barry” Freundel, the Georgetown rabbi arrested in 2014 for six ...
Duke Ellington School of the Arts students are going to school in two temporary locations this year while the school ...
News from Nantucket
There once was a man from Nantucket … well, we know how that goes. Now, it’s women ...
The star and screenwriter of "Young Frankenstein" was known to say, "I'm not very funny."
This special issue includes Bohemian looks along with news, business, real estate, shopping, society and a tribute to Michel Richard.
Georgetown University students are returning. If you lived on the west side of town, you'd know this already. Among the new additions to the campus this fall: a Hindu chaplain.
A class-action suit has been leveled against Rabbi Freundel, National Capital Mikvah, Kesher Israel, the Rabbinical Council of America and Beth Din of America.
Peter Newsham, a 27-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department, will take over temporarily, when Police Chief Cathy Lanier departs in mid-September.
The Georgetown-Burleith ANC will meet Monday, Aug. 29, to discuss Georgetown University Hospital site work, Key Bridge rehab and impact of any new boathouses on the Potomac.
Friday is the Goethe-Institut's Sommerfest, Saturday is the America's Front Yard Family Festival and Sunday is Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. And if you want to see "The Lonesome West" at the Keegan, Saturday is your last chance...
Georgetown University students start arriving over the weekend as do George Washington University students. Classes begin next week.
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro ended up an exercise in good cheer, in spite of baleful predictions and a few snafus.
It sounds likes an Olympic swimming team joke, but the victim told U.S. Park Police he was told at gunpoint to jump into the Potomac and swim.
Choose from UB40 and the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra on Friday, Chuck Brown and Ira Glass on Saturday and the Suicide Squad and the Pirates of Penzance on Sunday...
We were touched by the deaths earlier this week of four individuals, two of whom were Washington residents.
The rise of Cathy Lanier, popular with all but the union, was a Great American Dream story.
What is going on here, neighbors ask. A son allegedly stabbed his father to death in Georgetown — and another son-father crime occurred near Children's Hospital on the same day.
Travel the world this weekend with an All Things Italian Tour (Italy), the Uke & Guitar Summit (Hawaii), the Battle of Bladensburg Encampment (Great Britain, the enemy) and Folk Dances of India (India). Or head to Anacostia on Saturday to learn how to edit on Wikipedia...
It's a packed summer issue: S&R's Halcyon Incubator, ANC shake-up, Brent Glass on the National Museum of Industrial History, Rose Park and Dave Dunning — more news, real estate sales and ... Obama's Georgetown birthday.
On Aug. 5, the candidate spoke to National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention attendees.
When Us Weekly reported that the actress would be teaching at Georgetown University in the fall, the university had to step in and say it simply wasn't true.
Patriotism, heartbreak, eloquence, banality ... this summer's Olympic Games have it all.
The attempted sexual assault on 35th Street could involve a serial rapist. Police have increased patrols in the neighborhood.
It's a big weekend for small fry with Tudor Explorers at Tudor Place, the Little Band That Could at Wolf Trap, Penguins' Playground at Glen Echo and Space Cadets at the Kennedy Center...
The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will undergo major changes for 2017: another commissioner retires; another gets a challenger.
Activities that support neighborhood anticrime efforts will take place in each of D.C. seven districts.
The RNC and the DNC expressed remarkably distinct worldviews, styles, cultures and stories.
As the new D.C. Chamber CEO, Vincent Orange gets a second job in two weeks — but a few think a conflict of interest could arise with his role on the D.C. Council.
One of Georgetown's classic businesses, Morgan's Pharmacy, was robbed this afternoon.
Arena Stage's artistic director Molly Smith called Fichandler, who died on July 29, "the mother of us all."
Improv group the Upright Citizens Brigade comes to Woolly Mammoth for their first multi-performance run outside New York City. Also this weekend: a Lincoln assassination walking tour, Josephine Baker's Civil Rights activism and the Kitchen Sink Fest...
In this political issue: The Georgetowner muses on America's choice for the next president with reports on the conventions, media and national mood. There's still news, business, real estate — and a look at men's fashion week in NYC.
Here in the United States, it is the Year of the Donkey and the Year of the Elephant.
Here in ...
On-the-ground coverage from our DNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Philadelphia — about the Democratic Party's quest for unity and position of the D.C. delegation.
On-the-ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — about the G.O.P.'s night to remember and Trump's "Trust me. Don't ask me how" speech.
This Saturday is Carriage Day at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg. There's also plenty of Fringe on the festival's final weekend and, for the kids, shows starring Mary Poppins and Vladimir Cashewninski...
The creator of "Happy Days" and director of "Pretty Woman" was an unabashed sentimentalist.
On-the-ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — with comments from D.C. delegates and Omarosa.
On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — with comments from Muriel Bowser, Bob Ehrlich and D.C. delegates.
On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland.
Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas, Nice and Baton Rouge again.
On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland.
Once home to John Foster Dulles, a Dumbarton Street house renovated without review or permits gets back its historic facade.
This weekend: American Ballet Theatre's "Romeo and Juliet" at Wolf Trap, Capital Fringe shows all over town and, at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, the Citi Open gets thwacking...
The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission will be looking for a new chairman for 2017 as Ron Lewis plans to retire.
It's safe to say that the RNC, which takes off on Monday, will not follow usual flight patterns.
In this issue, we are at the Trust for the National Mall, with archivist Jerry McCoy, at the Jackie Kennedy house and at both cities for the national conventions. Read Plotkin on the long-gone classy GOP senators in Georgetown and make a cocktail for the Olympics. News, social scene — and comments on our American scene.
After revelations about Georgetown University's slave-owner past — and how it took the lead in selling 272 slaves in 1838 ...
When you first meet special collections librarian and archivist Jerry McCoy, he appears as much a mystery as the materials ...
Check Georgetown University's plans for its main campus over the next 20 years — and make your opinions known by Friday.
What to tune in to, and what to tune out, in the chaotic wake of Dallas.
A Saturday night drive along Rock Creek Parkway turned deadly as a car slid into the Potomac. One survivor swam to shore and told responders of the two left in the car.
The body of the revered, remote film maker was found by police at his Beverly Hills home.
The Graham may have changed owners, but its staff and other features remain the same. The sale shows that D.C.'s hotel scene is hot.
"Chinamania" after hours at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, an elegant evening at the Embassy of Barbados and 1930s horror films at the National Gallery of Art...
Attend a public meeting, just across Key Bridge, about the fantastical Georgetown-Rosslyn aerial gondola, if it ever comes to be.
Kaya Henderson, former top aide to her predecessor, Michelle Rhee, will leave at the end of September.
ANC 2E will meet next Tuesday to discuss EastBanc's Pennsylvania Avenue apartments and Bob Elliott's plans for Prospect Street residences.
Here comes the Fourth: fireworks by land and sea, plus the National Independence Day Parade and "A Capitol Fourth" (fireworks-free dress rehearsal on Sunday)...
Like Nathan's hot dog eating contest, the Z-Burger championship has its champion eaters. The contest begins Friday at noon at the Tenleytown Z-Burger — free burgers, too.
In a joint announcement on June 29, two days before Kaya Henderson's 46th birthday, she and Mayor Muriel Bowser ...
The Georgetown BID wants bikes, car and pedestrians to get along on the busy waterfront streets — and sees the potential of a streetcar, too.
The referendum in Great Britain on whether to stay in the European Union kind of snuck up on Americans.
The District of Comedy Festival shifts into high gear this weekend, when you can also manage your back pain, celebrate gay activism and experience silent disco in Georgetown.
After her memorial service, neighbors were invited to view the historic home of Yolanda Fox, a former Miss America who died in February. The home is for sale at $9.75 million.
Tudor Place — at 1644 31st Street with its magnificent south lawn rolling down to Q Street — marks its time with ...
Celebrate America: Tudor Place at 200, Statehood Commission, new hotels, Comedy Festival, Suzanne Farrell, Watergate, Oprah's gift. Happy birthday, U.S.A.!
The boutique property's 25 "signature city view guest rooms" come with a telescope.
Fathers tour Riversdale House Museum for free on Sunday, wrapping up a weekend of country, jazz, blues, salsa and classical in and around the District.
Coming this summer: the Georgetown Parasol Share program. #BeatTheHeat
The GBA's 40th anniversary party atop the Rosewood had an enthusiastic lineup of business friends old and new — and Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Council incumbents Alexander, May and Orange lost out.
Get ready, Washington: the Watergate Hotel is bringing sexy — along with luxury and 1960s stylings — back, honoring its scandalous history and modern architecture.
The Juilliard grad led the Cathedral Choral Society and Washington Bach Consort, which he founded, until his death.
The British International School's party raised money for Levine Music.
When Fred Ryan was named publisher of the Washington Post Sept. 1, 2014, his role as the architect of the ...
Malia Obama graduated from Sidwell Friends School this morning and decided to bring her family and friends to Cafe Milano ...
The Village plans to nearly double in size by opening a short-term emergency-housing facility at a fourth location.
Events at the National Museum of American History, the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Archives. Meanwhile, in Virginia, "The Rape of Lucretia" at Wolf Trap Opera and an adaptation of Richard Thompson's "Cul de Sac" at Encore Stage.
We're hyperlocal in this issue: A talk with the Washington Post's Fred Ryan, a tribute to Frida Burling, a chat with the Rosewood GM, the story of Volta Park Friends. Reports on D.C. jazz, antiques, auctions. More news, more social scene — and our D.C. Primary endorsements.
At its May 31 meeting, Ron Lewis, chairman of the Georgetown-Burleigh-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commision 2E, called for a halt to ...
Citing a failure of city agencies to properly consult with the D.C. Council, a D.C. auditor released a ...
Local officials continue to pile on the petitions to the Federal Aviation Administration, begging the agency to promptly relieve the ...
Following a backlash from the restaurant industry over Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 ...
In an effort to mitigate the impact of SafeTrack, Metrorail’s emergency year-long intensive maintenance and repair project, the District ...
For One Night Only: Eric Sommer Returns!
Eric Sommer, who drives around the good old U.S. of A. strumming ...
Metro kicked off its SafeTrack rebuilding program this week to finally tackle in a serious way the long-festering track problems ...
It was way back in August of 1992, but I vividly remember a brief conversation I had with then presidential ...
It's on to the Miss Universe competition for this District resident, an Army Reserve officer.
The Bank of Georgetown is no more. The $269 million acquisition by United Bankshares, Inc., was completed over the weekend.
Get yourself to St. John's tonight at 6:30 p.m. for a meeting with Georgetown University reps about its Campus Plan. Yes, it's a big deal.
Fight's over for the Champ, and he won.
The classic sex symbol lives on.
The Washington Folk Festival brings traditional music to Glen Echo, the Ireland 100 festival wraps up and the District starts getting its jazz groove on.
This Saturday, join volunteers of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy and National Park Service rangers in saluting a Georgetown treasure, now 75 years old.
Tonight's ANC meeting takes on DC Water's responses to questions about overflow into the Potomac, plans for EastBanc condos, Smith Point and Peet's Coffee.
Some panic, but there were no injuries after a man allegedly tries to resolve a dispute with a gun near the Swedish Embassy.
Memorial Day is different in Washington, D.C., and a disappointment only for the Republican presidential candidate.
After years of planning and work, a classic Georgetown building is reborn — and set to bring a renaissance to a mediocre stretch of Wisconsin Avenue.
We wish everybody a Happy Memorial Day — and ask that you take time to remember all those who have defended ...
Late weekend hours, and more, will be sacrificed as the rail system deals with deferred maintenance.
On this Memorial Day Weekend, honor our fallen, welcome summer and take in some culture.
The first family will stay in Washington, D.C., at least until Sasha finishes at Sidwell Friends.
One of Georgetown's oldest and noted citizens, Frida Burling, died May 26 at her Washington, D.C., home, surrounded by her family.
During his D.C. stay, Neil Maes — who uses cochlear implants to hear — visited, appropriately, the Georgetown nonprofit of Alexander Graham Bell, teacher of the deaf.
Affordable housing, rent control and the proposed sale of the Washington Home to Sidwell Friends.
The push for dedicated lanes, boosting speed, ridership and safety, resulted in an option with hardly any traffic mixing.
This Weekend: Meet the Ambassador, Set Up Your Loom, Strut Your Mutt, Read Your Poetry
Vice President Joe Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were on hand for opening night, May 17, of the Kennedy Center festival.
A new zoning code set to take effect Sept. 6 will allow property owners in low-density D.C. neighborhoods to ...
District residents in Foggy Bottom and neighborhoods near Georgetown University, Canal Road and MacArthur Boulevard have been seriously and adversely ...
DC Water has another green initiative up its sleeve. The department has created a thermal hydrolysis process to recover biosolids ...
Under a D.C. Department of Energy and Environment program intended to incentivize the voluntary installation of runoff-reducing green infrastructure ...
The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E met May 2 at Georgetown Visitation Prep and welcomed new executive director Ron Sacco. At ...
The Boss Goes Newsy
With all the White House Correspondents’ Dinner hype, you may have missed this one: Bruce Springsteen ...
Amidst the political turmoil of our time, we are coming up once again to Memorial Day, that mid-year break that ...
In: Resource Furniture
Resource Furniture, the modern home furnishings showroom specializing in European-designed, space-saving furniture, opened its 2,097-square-foot Georgetown ...
The yellow Beaux-Arts building at 35th Street and Volta Place, built in 1893, has been opening up more to its ...
Explorer Alexandra Cousteau and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, among others, will be commencement speakers at Georgetown University.
Residential-area rates will more than triple June 1.
On this Friday the 13th weekend: comedians, galas for Glen Echo and the DC Preservation League, the Spring Fest at Cathedral Commons and balalaikas in Alexandria.
Residents of the D.C. area are cautioned to be aware of a phishing ploy to collect money from past-due tickets.
Georgetown gardens were opened on Saturday for the 88th year — with the weather cooperating and a steady stream of delighted visitors.
Active for years on the D.C. punk scene, the lead singer for Government Issue died Saturday of stomach cancer at the age of 54.
President Obama, among others, commented on Wiedefeld's "tough medicine" for Washington's dysfunctional subway system.
Neighbors: Pink tags for charity donations and orange tags for bulk trash.
Make Mom a book, groove to Asheru, sip a mint julep, build a rocket ship kaleidoscope...
Olivia Wilde, Georgetown’s Wild Thing
Actress Olivia Wilde was in town April 12 for the World Food Program USA ...
In this Georgetowner: news, business, opinion, real estate, home decor, travel, the busy social scene — and a new column: Overheard at Lunch.
Just three weeks before the Helen Hayes Awards, GMG's Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series will feature Amy Austin.
Council member Elissa Silverman joins the ANC meeting which features — amid approvals on projects — safety reports and community commendations.
The priest and anti-war protester died Saturday at age 94.
C'est vrai! The French Market comes to Georgetown's Book Hill this Friday to Sunday, a weekend with an exceptional number of musical performances in all genres...
Paul Ryan rolled up his sleeves yesterday at Georgetown University.
Talk about the audacity of hope.
From Georgetown, D.C., to Arlington, Virginia, above the Potomac River on a wire?
Georgetown is set to welcome a summer farmers market at a corner that could use some life. The small parking ...
Edward Blatz, Jr., was a junior in the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
Five states are in play, with the local spotlight on Maryland.
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The Sunday morning discovery of a death at 1401 33rd St. NW stunned the quiet ...
On April 20, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards came to Georgetown University to deliver a historic speech to a packed ...
This weekend: the Smithsonian Craft Show, Georgetown's French Market, the finale of Filmfest and the Bard's birthday.
The 49-room luxury property has new owners, new management and a new name.
The April 20 Georgetowner highlights the House Tour (10 homes on Saturday) and its co-chairs, Jill and Scott Altman (a former NASA astronaut). Yes, real estate, restaurants — along with news, opinion, business, arts and society and more.
Georgetowner's 13th annual French Market is this Friday to Sunday.
On April 22, Earth Day will be celebrated for the 46th time. The annual global phenomenon, started in 1970, is ...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced today that the image of Harriet Tubman will replace that of Andrew Jackson ...
Adam Rothman's talk was made even more moving by comments from the audience.
Two of the three teenage assailants were wearing Guy Fawkes masks.
Period rooms and shadow boxes, a parade and a bike tour, films and film scores...
The holiday is Saturday, but Friday drivers have a few things to keep in mind.
A body found floating in the C&O Canal near 31st Street NW Tuesday morning, April 12, has been identified ...
As of today, April 11, D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has opened the liquor license application process for ...
Wanted: An intruder who knows his way around a grill.
The 2016 tour, the 85th annual, will take place Saturday, April 23 (correction to last Thursday's newsletter).
Paint ball and newspaper forts, music of the Sadies and Shakespeare, Middle Eastern culture endangered and celebrated.
Possible plans for the future of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium complex were released April 4 at a press ...
Jump into this issue of The Georgetowner with tales of real estate agents going beyond the call. Local news, business ins & outs, political commentaries, food and health advice — and social scene reports.
The Washington Ballet's Septime Webre will reflect on his 17-year tenure at GMG's next Cultural Leadership Breakfast.
This evening's ANC meeting looks at C&O Canal locks repairs, DC Water sewer repairs and an update on Fillmore Arts School Program.
Joe Biden's favorite sandwich shop has closed its Georgetown location.
Another Tuesday, another campaign do-or-die. Or maybe not.
The Oscar-winning actress died early Tuesday morning at the age of 69.
Part of M Street will widen for pedestrians on Saturdays and Sundays, thanks to the Georgetown BID — along with discounted parking and free bus rides.
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The designer eyewear shop hosts an April Fools ...
The World Peeps Eating Championship is the headliner event for National Harbor’s Peeps Day on April 2, celebrating the ...
The liquor license moratorium and cap in Georgetown — in place since 1989 — will expire on April 9, the Alcoholic Beverage ...
The Nuclear Security Summit taking place in Washington, D.C. on March 31 and April 1 will lead to some ...
In a speech at Georgetown Law Center, Vice President Joe Biden says that the only "Biden rule" is to give "every nominee a vote."
We're living in the age of Donald Trump — and the degradation of our election process.
Shots were fired, a police officer was wounded, a suspect has been detained.
Mayor Bowser delivered her second State of the District Address on March 22 at Arena Stage.
Plenty of Easter and cherry blossom events, but also an Anacostia tour, Bach and more.
Georgetown University’s Lecture Fund, a student-run organization, has invited Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, to deliver a speech ...
At a March 11 meeting, officials from D.C. Public Schools and D.C. Department of General Services announced that ...
The S&R Foundation, the nonprofit that bought the Fillmore School last year, will offer free studio space to 10 ...
EastBanc Inc. has submitted a new proposal for the property at 2715 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, currently a Valero gas station ...
As part of its recommendation to approve the plans for a new MedStar Georgetown University Hospital building, the D.C ...
Police are on the lookout for a black male, 5-foot-6, 140 pounds, in his mid-50s, who robbed a person at ...
About 200 people ran a 5K race on Saturday in honor of Nina Brekelmans, a recent Georgetown University postgraduate who ...
Jim Bell, founder of residential real estate firm Beasley Real Estate LLC, will become an executive vice president at TTR ...
Following terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning — in which at least 34 people were reported killed and more than 100 ...
New York-based design studio Hou de Sousa (as in Jia Min Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa) submitted the winning ...
Local power couple Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno, cofounders of Bethesda-based Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and the S&R Foundation — which owns ...
Of late on the campaign trail, there’s a kind of fatigue, coupled with dread, juiced up by violence around the edges.
Check out the March 23 issue of The Georgetowner and start living La Dolce Vita: dressing, shopping and dining with a splash of Italian style.
Leave your drone at home, festival-goers.
Tomorrow's Community Engagement Meeting will focus on the Georgetown 2028 Plan.
Bourbon, Okinawa cherry blossoms, Lincoln and more...
The hamburger sliders were overflowing along with the drinks and conversation at the monthly reception for the Georgetown Business Association at Good Stuff Eatery.
The legendary U Street jazz club will close at the end of March.
After 31 years on 31st Street, old standby Paper Moon will be renovated to reopen in April rebranded as Flavio Restaurant.
Get ready for "Tudor Nights, March Madness," botox night at Georgetown Aesthetic, KIPProm 2016, Finland sports tales and the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Ears pricked up at the press preview for the Kennedy Center's 2015-2016 season this morning when the stodgy-but-stirring performing ...
Our latest issue muses on the fascination with items of national and first family significance. Let us introduce Downtowner DC, a section now included in the newspaper. See the appreciations on Nancy Reagan and James Kinsey and a peek at Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in the film, "Jackie".
The opening keep coming now and into the spring: a wine bar next to Chez Billy Sud, a pottery studio on Blues Alley and a 24-hour Rite Aid up the avenue.
First weekend of March: Antiquarian Book Fair, Shamrock Soiree, Chris Smither at Wolf Trap, Easter card workshop at Paper Source, Compline by Candlelight at St. John's Georgetown.
James V. Kimsey, well known for his business ventures and philanthropy in and around the nation's capital, died March ...
The Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission will feature a presentation by DC Water on its ongoing plans around town for underground work and street disruptions.
Georgetown's restaurant and retail scene continues to attract new places as well as returning old favorites.
The D.C. Public Service Commission, which regulates electric, natural gas, and telecommunications companies in the District of Columbia, rejected ...
It's happening: Winter Ice Soiree, Carol Reed at Calloway Arts, Itamar Zorman at Wolf Trap, engineering family day at Building Museum, Heart Ball, Washington Chorus.
Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security presented the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security during a Feb. 22 ceremony.
A Georgetown University discussion saluted the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking "Black Georgetown Remembered" and the town's black past and present.
Check out the Spring Arts Preview and Fashion Homage, "Dressed for the Occasion," in The Georgetowner — along with news, business, restaurants, fitness and social scene.
WIth an operating budget of $1.6 million, Fillmore Arts Center could lose more than one-third of its budget without money from public school funds.
Chef and activist José Andrés exhorts Halcyon Incubator fellows to pursue their dreams — and, yes, mentions Donald Trump a few times.
Up this weekend: Fringe music, WWI African-American soldiers, Arlington arts, D.C. Shorts, political cartoons at the Ritz, Winter Compline at St. John's, Chorals Arts for MLK.
The developers of the West Heating Plant site ran into a brick wall with some harsh decisions by the Old Georgetown Board last week.
Yikes! It's Valentine's weekend: Anti-Valentines at I Ricchi; silent disco at Ritz-Carlton; Navy Band Sea Chanters at St. John's Church (O Street); Presidents' Day Open House at Tudor Place.
Check out The Georgetowner's Annual Real Estate Special: sales figures for 2015, a look at the business of restaurants and an update on D.C. Water.
As part of its Green Infrastructure Challenge initiative, DC Water is launching a program this summer to divert stormwater by ...
Well known in Georgetown and throughout the city, MPD's Asst. Chief Pat Burke has been nominated to be U.S. Marshal for Washington, D.C.
Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans was unanimously elected chairman of the board of directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Jan. 28.
Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who lost the Democratic primary in 2014, announced today that he is running for his old District Council seat.
It's fast February: Richard Thompson at Wolf Trap; Candice Bostwick and then Mardi Gras at Georgetown Ritz; Valentine workshop at Tudor Place; spy magic at the Spy Museum—and "An Affair of the Heart" at Marriott Wardman.
February starts fast for ANC 2E: demolition for West Heating Plant, concept for hospital expansion, comments on "Black Georgetown Remembered."
The dream of a gondola floating above the Potomac River between Georgetown and Arlington drew a bit closer to reality, after the Arlington County Board voted to pitch in $35,000 for a feasibility study.
One man was fatally stabbed and another was injured at Barcode nightclub late at night on Sunday, Jan. 31.
Two very different businesses have opened in Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue: The Sovereign Belgian beer bar and bistro and Beard Papa's, a Japanese cream puff bakery.
The Georgetown, a 92-unit, assisted-living facility at 2512 Q St. NW, will be renovated for use as luxury apartments.
The Arlington County Board will vote tonight on whether to approve partial funding for a study on the feasibility of a gondola between Rosslyn and Georgetown.
There was ample, free media advice at Carol Joynt's Q&A Cafe from Catherine Merrill Williams and Katharine Weymouth.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that all citations issued for parking on snow emergency routes on Friday, Jan. 22 will be voided.
Secretary of State John Kerry and Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian led the grand opening of the Washington Post's offices on K Street.
With D.C.'s Snowzilla melting away, now is the time to hit the town and spend the weekend soaking up the milder weather. Between spy training, wine-and-dines, and onesie pajama parties, it is sure to be another fast-paced weekend.
Our latest issue discusses the D.C. debut of a play set in Georgetown, chides Walmart, dresses you for Fashion Week, checks out Rose's Luxury—along with news, business, finance and the arts. Bon voyage, blizzard.
Georgetown always bounces back faster than most places around the city and region. Reliable spots, such as Martin's Tavern or Scheele's Market, always remain open for residents.
"We are very sorry for an inadequate response," Mayor Muriel Bowser Bowser said at Jan. 21 news conference about an ...
Are you really going to go out? Secret Life of Toys, Well Building tour, Rosebud Film Festival, Dancing After Dark and Marcia Ball at Wolf Trap.
The year is gearing up: Equus at the Source, Bollywood at Wolf Trap, Beck's Goldberg Variation, war game at the Spy Museum, an art talk at Artist's Proof.
“When you’re the mayor, you know, that’s where the buck stops. There are a lot of big decisions ...
Welcome to the first issue of 2016: An interview with Mayor Muriel Bowser; an exclusive interview by Mark Plotkin with former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray; a portrait of D.C homicides in 2015; resolutions—and colors—for the new year.
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby had his degree from George Washington University stripped away after a charge of aggravated indecent assault amid other accusations of sexual abuse.
"I catch a paper boy." The world has lost David Bowie, and all of his edgy, generous, outward bound gifts went with him but also stayed behind.
After a seven-hour standoff Jan. 4, a man in "crisis" peacefully surrendered to the Metropolitan Police Department, which did not release his name to the public and said little else to the public.
Ri Ra Irish Pub at 3123 M St. NW has been shut down by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Jan. 4 through Jan. 12 for "Sale to Minor Violation."
Second weekend of 2016: D.C. Shorts Laughs, Ella-Rue sale, Leanne Marshall trunk show, library talk on slavery, NSO acoustics at the Building Museum, free barre class at Lululemon.
Georgetown's Advisory Neighborhood Commission will likely sign off tonight on its agreement with other groups to end the neighborhood's longtime liquor license restrictions.
After its many dark years, the old Georgetown Theater property is set to become a mixed-use building that will elevate the neighboring businesses.
Just in time to bring in 2016, the iconic sign for the former Georgetown Theater at Wisconsin Avenue and O ...
The Georgetown Business Association, representing businesses throughout all of Georgetown, issued its position letter Dec. 28 and called for a total end to Georgetown's liquor license ban.
Co-founder of Dog Tag Bakery, Rev. Richard Curry, S.J., of Georgetown University passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 19, at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
On Wednesday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a two-year action plan for the city's Vision Zero program, an initiative started in Sweden that is aimed at eliminating traffic deaths by 2024.
A lot for the last two weeks of 2015: :Improv Actually," "Star Wars" dance party, "Christmas with the Consort," a Choral Arts Christmas.
Each year, we count up our losses — the passing of those who in the course or the whole of their ...
The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission is set to vote on the fate of the Georgetown liquor license moratorium, in effect ...
Georgetown used to be the only game in town when it came to retail in D.C., touting easy walkability ...
At the Nov. 30 meeting of the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission, representatives of DC Water, also known as the D ...
Cardinal Donald Wuehl, Archbishop of Washington, was the main celebrant of the Dec. 6 Mass, which formally installed the 52nd ...
Welcome to the last issue of 2015: We're thinking RED and makeup for New Year's. There's news on the liquor license ban demise. See who are Georgetowners of the Year. Shop downtown D.C. and do New Year's outside the city. More on business, real estate and social. See you in 2016, but remember we always update online.
The District Department of Transportation announced Friday that the prices for tickets related to traffic violations are going way up.
Shuttered for years and an eyesore, the 29th Street property looks to get resurrected with a high-end condominium and public park.
MPD began conducting a new round of searches on Dec. 10 for Relisha Rudd, the girl who went missing from a Southeast Washington homeless shelter in 2014.
Ol' Blue Eyes at Georgetown Ritz, Building Museum's birthday, Tea With Santa at Dumbarton House, Celtic Christmas and Washington Nationals Winterfest.
It appears that former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s long political and legal nightmare is over.
The nearly ...
Tonight, the Obama family will turn on the lights for the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting held at the Ellipse in President's Park. D.C. workers and residents should beware of traffic.
This weekend, check out the Smithsonian Holiday Festival, Breakfast with Santa at Volta Park, a holiday wreath workshop at Dumbarton House and more!
In 1990, Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company opened its doors on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park location and became — and remains — a hit.
One of this town’s, Washington, D.C.s and America’s great houses and gardens, Tudor Place, will celebrate ...
Georgetown Heritage, the new nonprofit “with the mission of promoting and presenting the history of Washington D.C.’s oldest ...
Joined by friends and extended family, the first family served Thanksgiving dinner to homeless veterans Nov. 25, around 5 p ...
In the latest Georgetowner, we select some "Star Shops," salute the life of Austin Kiplinger, comment on the Pepco-Exelon merger, look at "Gauguin to Picasso" and applaud Willie Nelson.
To celebrate Small Business Saturday, President Obama shopped at Upshur Street Books, an independently owned bookstore in Washington's quickly gentrifying Petworth neighborhood, with his daughters.
To be discussed Monday: Letting the liquor license cap expire, complaints about D.C. Water street work, introducing Tudor Place's new director.
An armed robber held up a gas station on M Street near Key Bridge and the Exorcist Steps and got away with an undisclosed amount of money Saturday night.
Poilce Chief Cathy Lanier says sometimes it's necessary to fight back, when confronted with an active shooter. Some have replied: But what about carrying our gun?
Austin Kiplinger, journalist, cultural leader, historian—and champion of Tudor Place in Georgetown—died of cancer at the age of 97 on Nov. 20
Democratic presidential contender Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to a packed room at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall Thursday in what was billed as "a talk on democratic socialism in America."
With a BID first call to end the Georgetown liquor license moratorium, the Citizens Association and local ANC will be next to take on —or out —the long-standing ban.
Get your holiday shopping done early or check out a show this weekend.
Georgetown University's proposal to redevelop the Franklin School downtown into an multi-media arts center just got a boost from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission.
Via Umbria: Spectacular Make-over
The Italian food store Via Umbria returns with its Dolce Vita and is having a soft ...
On Nov. 9, United Bankshares announced that it is buying the 10-year-old Bank of Georgetown, a privately held bank headquartered ...
Check the Georgetowner's cover story on the adventure of travel, a holiday arts preview and the reopened Renwick, the Homestead's 250th and the latest community news and business news.
Georgetown's Rent The Runway is upping its game with a new, one-year collaboration with Birchbox, the 5-year-old online subscription service that sends subscribers new makeup samples every month.
After campus protests, Georgetown University changes the names of two buildings that honored past university presidents who sold 272 slaves, owned by the university, in 1838.
D.C. police have arrested one of two suspects in an Oct. 7 sexual assault case that went viral after video of the attack was posted online and spread rapidly on social media.
What Friday the 13th? Living Room Live at the Ritz; artists at Iona; Mandy Moore and Peter Singer at G.W.; Washington Bach Consort; Fashion Fights Poverty at the French Embassy.
In China to tout the benefits of doing business in Washington, D.C., Mayor Bowser met with the mayor of Beijing and U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus.
The Westboro Baptist Church, the near-universally hated hate group known for protesting military funerals and Pride parades, is headed to Sidwell Friends on Wednesday to protest "fag marriage."
The house in which three members of the Savopoulos family and the housekeeper were discovered slain in May was sold over the weekend for just over $3 million.
A flashy new development in Shaw, the Shay, is buzzing with life as retailers and restaurants open their doors and residents begin to move in to condos upstairs.
It's getting seasonal: Visitation's Christmas bazaar, parade of Trabants outside the Spy Museum, Slovak Christmas Market, the Raven Consort, English Country Dance.
The Washington Nationals introduced their next manager Dusty Baker to the media at National Park Nov. 5 . It was a ...
We can’t blame you, all of you, in the thousands, who showed up for the big Concert for Valor ...
The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E) held its monthly meeting Nov. 2. The following is a selection of decisions ...
IN: SoulCycle Opens
SoulCycle, “the country’s full-body indoor cycle workout,” as the company describes itself, has continued its Washington ...
In the Nov. 4 issue: a profile of architect Dale Overmyer, news on the Exorcist Steps commemoration, business news, InCountry on Virginia horse races, the social scene and more.
The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will meet to discuss the citywide water project, hospital expansion and ABC items.
It's official: the film, "The Exorcist," and its iconic steps at 36th Street get commemorated the day before Halloween with hundreds in attendance.
Georgetown keeps its Halloween mojo going with revelers out and about, but five street robberies—one with a gun—took the fun out of it for a few.
On Friday, the landmark Exorcist Steps in Georgetown will get official recognition by Washington, D.C, in a special plaque dedication with hundreds expected to attend.
D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier sees noise and the homeless as more of a problem downtown than violent crimes or robberies.
With Oct. 31 on a Saturday, there will be more Halloween parties around town -- along with fewer parking spaces and restricted traffic.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out Georgetowner.com's event calendar for more.
Reflections on producer Michael Stevens, actress Maureen O'Hara, and NBA coach Flip Saunders, all of whom recently passed away.
Washington was in the spotlight last week because of Hillary Clinton's appearance on Capitol Hill. Columnist Gary Tischler reflects on her hearing as well as the other Washington, where we all live, work and play.
Black Georgetown remembered: The Peters sisters have the Rose Park tennis courts named for them. Next up: the hall of fame.
The TD Bank at the busy intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street was robbed Monday. The alleged robber left with a bag of exploding ink.
Ever busier: Shuck It! at Tony & Joe's; Disney on Ice, 100 Years; "The Sound of Music" at 50; at Dumbarton Courts, "TransAmericana; English Country Dance at Dumbarton House.
A reflection on the United Nations' 70th anniversary, which brings birthday festivities to some of the world's most renowned landmarks this week.
Ben Bradlee was interred Oct. 21, a year after his death, in a new mausoleum at Oak Hill Cemetery that has gotten a few critical remarks about its size and placement.
This issue is chock-full of events including one for Georgetown's famed "Exorcist Steps". Come out and celebrate if you dare! The Fall is here and the boots are ready to come out, but don't forget about that hot, rugged, bearded man of yours. Take a look at what fall fashion has in store for him. All Hallow's Eve is upon us. If you don't have plans yet, don't be scared! The Georgetowner has you covered with a Calendar of Events. It doesn't stop there. Check out our ads for more event and discounts. Beer and oysters can be in your near future. Need a suit from a Hickey Freeman rep? Look inside fore more details on this and so much more.
Sid Mashburn Opens on N Street
Over the weekend, Sid Mashburn opened its doors for the men’s side of ...
As part of its 200th anniversary celebration, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, one of Georgetown’s historic black churches, held ...
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital may be getting a facelift. The hospital submitted plans to construct a new building, including a ...
The Georgetown Business Improvement District said it will take its GroupMe account offline following an August investigative report by The Georgetowner that was picked up by national media last week.
After press criticism and its own review, the Georgetown Business Improvement District closes its GroupMe app account—temporarily—to set new rules to avoid possible profiling.
Arrange your weekend: Crystal Bowersox at Wolf Trap, Brem, Boots & Bling, American Field Pop-up, "An American Tale"—and Washington Horse Show.
This Sunday, join Mount Zion Methodist Church for its march to the old burial grounds—Mount Zion Cemetery—and a libation service and celebration of its people and history.
Whether it's the classic Press Club, Local 16 on U Street or the Rye Bar at the Capella in Georgetown, there's lots of choice for viewing the debate with friends or frenemies alike.
From an all-Hoya family comes a huge donation that will redefine Georgetown University's athletic programs and re-do facilities.
Sunny Sumter of the DC Jazz Festival owned the room as she sang, explained music culture and spoke of her big ambitions for D.C.'s jazz future.
With private donations, the Kennedy Center's expansion plans get a higher fundraising goal—and a construction start date of later this month.
Get your long weekend in gear: Ghost tours at the Building Museum, yoga at Dumbarton, Heart at Wolf Trap.
After traveling thousands of miles from China, the "Olympic madman" continued his tricycle marathon through D.C. on his way to Rio.
Following the dustup after announcing that one of Georgetown University’s two Jesuit residences, Mulledy Hall, will continue honoring former ...
Welcome to our 61st anniversary issue. In the Oct 7 Georgetowner, we list 61 ways we love Georgetown. Also: news, real estate sales, auctions and more.
Tennis stars Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker will be honored Oct. 24, as the tennis courts at Rose Park on the east side of Georgetown will now bear their names.
Don't let the rain stop you: Smithsonian Craft2Wear, SerbFest, Paint the Town Red, Potomac Country House Tour, "Phantom of the Opera."
Perhaps the most famous movie about Georgetown will be commemorated Oct. 30 by a special plague at the so-called Exorcist Steps at 36th and M Streets.
The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will meet tonight to discuss public safety, liquor licenses and tree removal.
Warby Parker officially opened its brick-and-mortar doors at 3225 M St. NW on Saturday.
Head to Rock Creek Nature Center on Sunday to celebrate 125 years of Rock Creek Park, Washington's great urban outdoors that stretches from Georgetown to Maryland.
Pope Francis in his first visit to the U.S. takes the city by love and with his presence leaves a message of justice and duty.
Coming in hot this weekend: the DC Walk for the Animals, Lorton's Fall Arts Festival, a lecture at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on the history of Capital Streetcars, and more.
Georgetowner Andrew Kohut, co-founder and first president of the organization that would become the Pew Research Center — arguably the most ...
“Light the City — Georgetown,” a community celebration of unity and faith, was held the evening of Sept. 12, beginning with ...
The iconic sign for the former Georgetown Theater was returned to its proper place at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street ...
Perhaps the most famous movie about Georgetown will be commemorated Oct. 30 by a special plague at the so-called Exorcist ...
After disrobing on the dock alongside Washington Harbour, a man jumped into the Potomac River Sept. 8, WUSA first reported ...
The children of the District’s wealthiest and most powerful residents will soon have an expanded school campus. Over the ...
Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by Georgetown University President John DeGioia and wife Theresa and ...
Be the first to read the Sept. 23 issue of The Georgetowner, with a fashion editorial, the annual gala guide and more.
Anticipation is high for the Pope Francis’s arrival in D.C. tomorrow, but worries over traffic jams may be running higher.
Georgetown University linebacker Ty Williams is showing signs of improvement after breaking his neck in a brutal hit during the team’s Sept. 5 game at Saint Francis University.
Getting fallish and getting busy: Andrew and Mary P. O'Neal Cares Project, Eileen Fisher at the Phoenix, Das Bier Bash, Wolf Trap Ball, C&O Canal benefit, Gary Williams roast.
Georgetown does its part on Friday for Park(ing) Day with spaces in front of Baked & Wire, Luke's Lobster and the Urban Institute.
She's our community organizer: Georgetowner Frida Burling turned 100 on Sept. 16.
The life of Georgetown University's beloved Rabbi White will be celebrated at a memorial service Sept. 20 at Gaston Hall.
President Barack Obama honored 19 individuals and two groups honored at the White House on Sept. 10, the day just before 9/11, in the ceremony that seemed a blessing.
Thor Equities, a New York City-based real estate development and investment firm, is under contract to purchase the Latham Hotel property at 3000 M St. NW from SB-Urban for roughly $53 million.
Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, restaurant owners in Georgetown and others can put their hat in the ring to obtain the last of 68 liquor licenses allowed in the neighborhood.
The season is off to a fast start: Jackson Brown, "Pride and Prejudice," Das Biergarten, Light the Way 5K, movie at Rose Park and Sunday yoga at Dumbarton House.
Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz joined Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson to denounce President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
“Light the City — Georgetown,” a community celebration of unity and faith, will bring people together Saturday evening, Sept. 12.
After it first aired 25 years ago, “The Civil War,” the gifted filmmaker Ken Burns’s visual poem and epic television documentary on our nation’s most costly and transformative struggle, returns in high definition.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia held court at the Four Seasons, as he visited President Barack Obama at the White House—and people in and around Georgetown knew that too well for three days.
In: Free People, Max Fox Taproom, Peet's Coffee and Club Monaco. Out: Benetton, Bandolero and Hudson Trail Outfitters. Plus: Beasley Real Estate opens at Palm Beach office.
It's Labor Day Weekend: Twilight Polo-Antique Car Night, Marley offspring singing at Wolf Trap and Georgetown Sunset Cinema: "Burn After Reading."
Hudson Trail Outfitters, a retailer of outdoor gear and clothing, will close within weeks, as sales begin at the remaining ...
National Museum of Crime & Punishment has lost its lease and will close its doors at 575 7th St. NW after ...
Residents lost power around 31st and P Streets NW Aug. 17, prompting many to recall the days of 2000, when ...
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Over the weekend, Washington, D.C.'s police union gave its police chief -- Cathy Lanier -- a vote of no confidence by 1,122 to 28.
One man, with almost tender, compassionate and literary style, wrote about the human brain. Another man gave us nightmares.
Tonight, the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission meets to discuss public safety, increased airplane noise, ABC items and building renovation plans.
Changes by the FAA to routes going into and out of National Airport have neighborhood groups and Georgetown University taking the FAA to court.
This weekend: a new rendition of Orville's "1984," Brews for Books at Mr. Smith's, Kristin Chenoweth at Wolftrap, and more.
Activists brought the Alberta Clipper pipeline protest to Georgetown Tuesday and stopped traffic. A few got themselves arrested, too.
D.C. Public Schools re-opened today for the 2015-2016 school year amid controversy over rankings that placed the city's school system near the bottom of the pack with regard to test scores and dropout rates.
An O Street eatery will host a unique dinner and entertainment on Wednesday for the benefit of the Pawnee Nation and Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
A mile or two from Arlington Cemetery and Washington, D.C., Scott LoBaido, painted his 50th flag mural at the American Legion in Arlington to honor veterans and the military.
Think there's no place to go in Washington, because the president and Congress are away? Think again: Blues Alley, Dumbarton House, Wolf Trap, Katzen Arts Center, Heurich House -- and restaurants, restaurants.
The CVS at 2819 M St. NW had an unwelcome shopper Aug. 11, and the store manager knew it. She ...
Reversing her original stance to keep police officers’ body-camera footage away from public view, Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed the ...
“Light the City — Georgetown,” a community celebration of unity and faith, is set to take place on the evening of ...
Owners of three Maine Avenue Fish Market businesses have sued the D.C. government and two developers of the $2 ...
Starting Aug. 24, D.C. Public School students can ride to and from school and school-related activities on Metrorail for ...
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week the District’s purchase of the total output of the 46-megawatt Iberdrola Renewables wind ...
In the Aug. 19 issue of The Georgetowner: Get schooled on fall styles, read updates on local public schools and on the rise in crime -- and enjoy a special section on Baltimore arts, museums and theaters.
During this summer of increased street violence, no one appears safe from random shootings: 23-year-old Matthew Shlonsky was gunned Aug. 15 in the city.
In a newly created position, Chris Murphy, a veteran of local and federal positions, becomes vice president for government relations and community engagement at Georgetown University.
Capital Bikeshare is adding 435 bicycles as well as 40 new locations and 20 spots, already approved. Everything should be set up and good to go by the end of the year.
Mayor Muriel Bowser called for a press briefing Aug. 13 to give an update for D.C.'s efforts to combat the summer spike in violent crimes.
Things to do for those of us left in the city: Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley, Nakimuli Trunk Show and "The Search for Yarrow Mamout" at Dumbarton House.
Last week, Georgetown resident Shelley Clark and her cat were startled when they heard scampering on her rooftop. Clark was even more surprised to find two men on her rooftop, using it for urban running.
With the recent media attention gotten by Georgetown and Washington, D.C., concerning demographics, bias and race in America, we decided to rerun this article, which first appeared in the Aug. 8, 2015, Georgetowner Newspaper.
A woman is in serious condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after threatening police officers who were responding to a fire in Northeast with a knife.
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The keepers of the Historic Congressional Cemetery brought in the goats for another, 24-hour round of landscaping today. Not buying it? We've got photos to prove it.
President Barack Obama spoke at American University's School of International Service, making his case for the Iran nuclear deal ...
“It’s nice that people here give you a five-finger salute,” said Officer Christian Deruvo of the Metropolitan Police Department ...
In April, Commander Melvin Gresham of the Metropolitan Police Department took over the reins of the Second Police District -- which ...
A new hospital has been officially proposed at Georgetown University, replacing a parking lot next to the main hospital. MedStar ...
Georgetown University accepted the resignation of Pat Henner, director of the track and field and cross country programs at the ...
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Gone for four years from M Street, clothing store Club Monaco will be returning to Georgetown in early 2016.
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs fined two companies for putting too dirt on top of the Watergate garage, thus causing its partial collapse, DCRA said.
After taking longer than planned, Mad Fox Taproom is set to open its D.C. gastropub, Max Fox Taproom, at 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW in about a week.
The iconic sign for the old Georgetown Theater returned to its proper place July 29, as workmen re-attached the metal structure to the former movie house at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street NW.
Peet's Coffee & Tea, the specialty coffee and tea company that started in Berkeley, Calif., plans to expand to Georgetown, landing at 33rd and M Streets NW.
This weekend, check out a garden party at Pretty Chic, a new interactive exhibit at the Air and Space Museum, the Middleburg summer sidewalk sale, and more.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and her FitDC group walked around Georgetown July 25 to promote healthy lifestyle choices.
Sitting at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, Benetton had a major presence in Georgetown and America for years. One Benetton store remains in New York.
The Metropolitan Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit has arrested 41 men in sting operations since July 14 for soliciting prostitution in D.C.
The big news in Georgetown is that the old Champions space will indeed house another restaurant. It will a Belgian beer lover's place -- the Sovereign.
Things to do this weekend: NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"; Summer Sights and Sounds on Wisconsin Ave., walnut-themed food trucks come to Yards Park, and more.
Novelist E.L. Doctorow and actor and musical performer Theodore Bikel passed away this week at the ages of 84 and 91, respectively, with "larger-than-life" legacies.
Read the latest issue of The Georgetowner now, with a cover story on Chefs Go Fresh, a travel feature on Cooperstown, New York, a review of "American Moments" at the Phillips Collection, breaking news and more.
After facing an investigation earlier this year over racial bias, the Georgetown University track program is being probed about allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
A roundup of the most interesting news around the U.S. and Cuba restoring diplomatic ties on July 20.
Georgetown Professionals holds their monthly happy hour, presented by Summit Commercial Real Estate, tomorrow with food and beverages by Rockland's, and more.
Before meeting at Dog Tag Bakery, the Georgetown Business Association elected Sonya Bernhardt as president and Hope Solomon as vice president.
The Day of Archaeology Festival will dig up both fun and facts at Dumbarton House Saturday, July 18, as well as look at the Yarrow Mamout site on Dent Place.
Here's what's worthwhile: Patti LaBelle, the Old Print Gallery, Summer Splash on 14th Street, NPR quiz show and more.
Disgraced former Kesher Israel rabbi Barry Freundel will head back to court in a bid to reduce his 6-1/2-year prison sentence for voyeurism.
The iconic Georgetown Theater sign is set to return this month and be re-lighted in September, something not seen regularly for about 30 years.
"The signing today is groundbreaking," said Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier July 10 of a new D.C. law cracking down on the sale of dangerous, synthetic drugs.
'Custom Villa,' tucked away in Falls Church, boasts more 7,000 square feet of historic and elegant architectural design on a half-acre lot.
Coming right up: Grace Church Bach Festival, Pink Martini, Civil War tours, National Ballet of China, the Spy Museum and Jane Austin at Dumbarton House.
Closed since March, the independent movie theater at 23rd and M Streets NW will re-open July 17 as part of the Landmark Theatre company.
Dozens of protesters gathered July 9 in front of the Old Post Office, the site slated to become the Trump Hotel next year, to join forces against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to sign new legislation that will authorize local police and government officials to “take swifter and stronger action against businesses that sell synthetic drugs."
The EastBanc designs for its property at 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue -- the eastern gateway to Georgetown -- receives blah, if not totally negative, reactions from the community.
Charged in the stabbing death of Kevin Joseph Sutherland in the Metro, Jasper Spires was in police custody on robbery charges a day before the July 4 attack.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center reopened and resumed regular operations Monday afternoon after being shut down and searched by police for the larger part of the day due to a reported single gunshot on the campus.
From big events on the National Mall to hometown fun on MacArthur Boulevard. The nation's capital is the perfect place to be on America's birthday.
This weekend in Georgetown: free beer at Martin's Tavern, free outdoor workout classes on the Georgetown Waterfront, a celebration of the Grateful Dead at Gypsy Sally's and more!
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Dog Tag Bakery's Can-Do Spirit Provides Jobs for Disabled Veterans, Along With Sweet and Savory Treats for All
There are 18 staffers and 11 fellows — 31 in total. The non-profit bakery, which opened at 3206 Grace St. NW ...
That fellow at Dog Tag Bakery just might be a veteran who has quite the story to tell. Some are ...
The Georgetown–Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E held its July meeting June 29 to discuss, among other things, home rentals ...
After decades of being labeled a local legend, a Martin’s Tavern booth is now confirmed to be the official ...
Writing and singing in 1963, Bob Dylan gave us an anthem for the 1960s in “The Times They Are A-Changin ...
The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission holds its July meeting with a discussion of rental and signage regulations, a commendation for retiring Tudor Place director Leslie Buhler and a petition to chop down a tree.
Julia Child fans, rejoice! The renowned chef's old Georgetown home at 2706 Olive St. NW just hit the market for a cool $1.1 million. Any prospective buyer should be prepared to renovate the tiny place, though -- it comes as is.
Four Georgetown establishments, including the Georgetown AMC and Chaia Tacos, have acquired new liquor licenses, the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration announced last week.
Things to do this weekend: a pop art show at Artist's Proof, a garden tour at Tudor Place, the Book Hill Dog Parade and more!
The Metropolitan Police Department has discovered 3 dead bodies in Washington waterways this week, and has attributed the discovery of those bodies to recent bouts of heavy rain.
The National Mall is vibrant with American politics, history, and spirit. Now, it’s bursting with Peruvian pride as part of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
The Georgetown Business Association convened what can only be described as a "power lunch" Wednesday, June 24 at Tony and Joe's for the group's annual leadership luncheon.
Sometimes, a story—an event, really—stops everything, and a kind of murmuring, shocked stillness ensues in its wake. Such is the way with the Charleston massacre last week.
At times, the annual N Street Village Empowerment Luncheon at the Mayflower felt like a buzzing, high-energy convention of a major national sorority. There were women everywhere, all kinds of women, united in a mission of making people’s lives better.
Joel Johnson, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene June 20 in Glover Park. He was stabbed and had other injuries.
On June 19, 150 years ago, one of the last groups of American slaves learned that they were freed of ...
UN Women announced today that Georgetown University, along with Twitter, Oxford University and others, has made hard commitments towards furthering gender equality as part of the HeforShe campaign.
Summer begins this weekend: Fit Foodie 5K Race, the Shops at Wisconsin Place, a food face-off, Rose Park movie nights, Yoga in the Park and Nordic Jazz Festival 2015.
America was again shocked, if not yet enraged, after a mass murderer shot nine persons to death in a church during bible study June 17, in Charleston, S.C.
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If you ever had the opportunity to sit within a couple of feet of Blaze Starr, the legendary queen of ...
Comedian Dave Chappelle returned to Washington, D.C., Sunday to give the commencement address to his alma mater, Duke Ellington School for the Arts.
A woman was hit by a delivery truck turning on Calvert Street at 37th Street and near Wisconsin Avenue on June 11.
In Washington, House and Senate members play hardball in politics everyday, but on a steamy, late, spring evening in June ...
For Washington, D.C.'s oldest neighborhood, the numbers and the future look good, as reported at the Georgetown Business Improvement District's annual meeting.
Navigating a festival lineup can be hard, especially for an event as expansive as the DC Jazz Festival. The Georgetowner provides a guide on who to see where this weekend.
Things to do this weekend: see "Weird Al" at Wolftrap, a carnival for kids at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons, Gay Pride celebrations and more!
From 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein' to 'Star Wars,' 'Lord of the Rings': Film Legend Christopher Lee Held Sway
Christopher Lee, who passed away in London June 7 at the age of 93 of heart and respiratory problems — will ...
The District Department of Transportation will close one lane in each direction on the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over Rock Creek Parkway, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., until Saturday, June 13.
Get ready for the weekend: Indigo Girls at Wolf Trap, rock at Fire Station 1, Friends of Volta Park cocktails & auction at Visitation Prep, Glover Park Day and Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk.
Ingmar Guandique, sentenced in February 2011 to 60 years in prison for the murder of Chandra Levy, will be tried before a new judge and jury.
Two persons killed in a June 3 house fire on Riggs Place were reportedly Georgetown University students.
Our first issue in June is full of features: Retail oracle Iraklis Karabassis; Hyde-Addison and its principal; the DC Jazz Festival; 40 years of gay pride. News, business, real estate, le decor, auctions and social scene included, of course.
The 33rd Rammys are going down this Sunday to honor the best of the metro area’s restaurant industry. Of ...
Tonight's advisory neighborhood commission meeting will focus on rush hour congestion and other transportation issues.
The vice president's son, Beau Biden, was 46 years old and died May 30 in Bethesda of brain cancer.
Residents of a high-end, 72-unit building on the Georgetown waterfront will be moving out temporarily for repairs to a structure just over ten years old.
$13-Billion Budget Treats Georgetown: Hyde-Addison, Canal Fix, New Barge, Bridge Lighting -- and Gondola Study
While a gondola study gets more attention, it is good news -- and a victory for parents -- that Hyde-Addison will have construction begin June 2016.
Fresh from a budget approval by the D.C. Council, an exuberant Mayor Bowser and Jack Evans headlined the Citizen Association of Georgetown's annual meeting.
Last weekend of May: Awesome Con, golf for U.S. Army history at Fort Belvoir, Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadows, Cupcake tour of Georgetown, Upperville Horse Show.
Herman Wouk and his wife Betty lived at N and Potomac Streets for decades. His memoir will be published in December.
Mayor Muriel Bowser will speak at the annual meeting of the Citizens Association Georgetown on Wednesday, May 27 -- awardees include Councilman Jack Evans, Barbara Downs and Sachiko Kuno.
Prosecutors maintain that others may have been involved in the May 14 murders of Savvas, Amy and Philip Savopoulos and Veralicia Figueroa.
In hundreds and thousands of places all across these United States, everyone was doing some version of the same thing, this National Memorial Day.
Late Thursday night, U.S. marshals and officers from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested Daron Dylon Wint, 34, the prime ...
The Department of Parks and Recreation will officially open all District DPR 18 outdoor pools, 24 spray parks and four children's pools, as well as 11 indoor pools on Saturday.
A pizza crust helped police name Daron Dylon Wint, 34, a suspect in the May 14 quadruple murders in Woodley Park. He is thought to be in Brooklyn, N.Y.
What's happening now: Georgetown ambassadorial training, culinary music at Salamander, whiskey dinner at Ri Ra, Peabody sculpture unveiling.
Four alcoholic beverage licenses will be open for application this summer for restaurants in Georgetown, according to D.C.'s ...
Public policy professor Emad Shahin has been sentenced to death in Egypt on charges of espionage. Luckily for him, he's safe in Washington, D.C., as a visiting professor at Georgetown University.
That was the case when D.C. Superior Court Judge Maurice Ross ordered Douglas G. Jefferies, the owner of a ...
Check out our annual swimsuit issue, just in time for Memorial Day. Read about booming Tysons Corner. And, as always, the latest local news, food and travel, and reports on the D.C. social scene.
The horrific and dramatic murder in a well-to-do D.C. neighborhood has made international headlines and hit home for those who knew them.
With the addition of newly elected Brandon Todd and LaRuby May, the District Council sits at full force for the first time in five months.
Barry Freundel, former rabbi of Kesher Israel Congregation at 28th and N Streets NW, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in ...
Bluesman B.B. King, a legend in his and many people’s times, a man who personified the music he ...
Coming right up: Freer discussion on art and money, Jackson Art Center open house, Cathedral Choral Society's opera choruses, learn about the Lululemon lifestyle, concert at Dumbarton House.
A unique panel met May 12 at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall to discuss the difficult topic of poverty in America. One of the panelists happened to be the President of the United States.
This weekend, the Georgetown BID will widen sidewalks on M Street, provide subsidized parking for drivers and more to accommodate Georgetown University and George Washington University graduation attendees.
Saturday's Georgetown Garden Tour – the 87th annual – showed off eight of the town's gardens, different in its own way -- and brought friends and neighbors together.
A suspect believed to be one of the two well-dressed, “beautiful” robbers who mugged two Georgetown students (at two locations) at gunpoint was arrested May 8.
On May 15, Bike-to-Work Day, bicyclists can stop by one of 79 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia to receive refreshments and enter into a raffle for a bicycle giveaway.
The life-and-death drama of Viola Drath and her murderous husband Albrecht Muth -- dubbed "The Worst Marriage in Georgetown" -- is set to become a movie.
GWU President Steven Knapp spoke at the Georgetown Media Group’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast about the university's many efforts, including the Corcoran and the Textile Museum.
D.C. firefighter Kevin McRae collapsed and died after the fire in Shaw May 6. The cause of his death is not yet known. He is the District's 100th fallen firefighter.
What is coming up now: Opera on Tap, Mother's Day Tea at City Tavern, twilight polo at Great Meadow, VinoFest D.C. and viewing sumo matches at Dalkaya.
Every year, eventually, spring comes to Washington.
The long-awaited season is an outward-bound explosion, an effusion of nature, basking in ...
April 16 was the 153rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. More than 3,000 enslaved ...
Looking to treat mom to brunch, flowers or even a boat ride? Georgetown offers a variety of uniqueness for Mother's Day.
On April 29, DC Ferguson led a rally for Freddie Gray, the unarmed black man who died after his spine ...
A local man, Jahmar Thaxter, was arrested April 22 in connection with 19 car break-ins that took place across the ...
The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will discuss budget funding for the Hyde-Addison addition and renovation.
Five new speed enforcement cameras in the District were activated by the Metropolitan Police Department May 4.
Ben E. King’s songs and the songs of the Drifters are part of rock’s great American songbook, like “Spanish Harlem,” “Up on the Roof,” “This Magic Moment," "I Count the Tears" and “Stand By Me.”
A kitchen fire on Saturday morning shut down Good Stuff Eatery at 3291 M St. NW on May 2. There were no injuries, and the fire caused minimal damage.
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A three-story, partial collapse of a parking garage occurred around 10 a.m. Friday, May ...
Another very busy weekend: Gold Cup, Landon Garden Festival, Glen Echo Art Walk and Middleburg Field Day
D.C. Ferguson led a rally on April 29 evening for Freddie Gray from Chinatown to the Wilson Building on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Around the World Embassy Tour is a free event, taking place this Saturday, May 2.
Candidate Hillary Clinton visited the Georgetown home of Elizabeth Frawley Bagley on 29th Street in Georgetown for an afternoon fundraising luncheon April 30.
Score one for team Bowser. You’ll have to wait on number two.
That’s what happened in the District ...
If reading about the news in a newspaper allows for a certain amount of detachment, perspective and evaluation, watching news ...
The vote by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board allows an easier path for design review and approval for the development of the West Heating Plant on 29th Street in Georgetown.
Almost 650 intersections in the greater downtown Washington, D.C., area will undergo traffic signal "timing optimization" on Friday, April 24. The project continues throughout May.
The biggest weekend is here: ‘Trading Futures’ at Artist's Proof, Dumbarton House walking tour, D.C. Filmfest closing, National Arboretum Garden Fair along with Georgetown House Tour and Georgetown French Market.
Former President (and potential first man) William Jefferson Clinton spoke Tuesday, April 21, at Georgetown University. Clinton’s hour-long speech ...
Melvin Gresham was promoted to commander of the Second District on April 6. He formerly served as a captain in ...
Few people know that the Williams sisters weren’t the first African American siblings to take tennis by storm. Before ...
Former D.C. Council member Jim Graham is taking on a new career. He is now special events director at ...
This Friday and Saturday, visitors to the stretch of upper Wisconsin Avenue known as Book Hill may feel like calling ...
In the April 22 Georgetowner, check "Tour Couture" and details on Saturday's Georgetown House Tour and the entire French Market list -- along with news, features, real estate and social scene.
S&R Foundation has signed a contract with George Washington University to purchase the Fillmore School property on 35th Street ...
Former President Bill Clinton is set to speak at Georgetown University on Tuesday in the third lecture of a series about public service revolving around the former president.
The Global Citizen 2015 Earth Concert packed the National Mall with people all day long on April 18. The concert was powered by solar energy, while food trucks all over the mall fed concertgoers.
All right now: "Forms of a Journey" at All We Art; Spring Art Walk on Book Hill; Earth Day rally and concert on the National Mall; civil rights concert at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church.
"The public interest is our client," said Attorney General for the District of Columbia Karl Racine to members of the ...
Mika Brzezinski may be the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and a New York Times best selling author but she’s also leading a conversation about empowering women in the workforce.
A 1991 Georgetowner photograph shows past and present familiarity for D.C. and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
On Saturday afternoon, as tourists flocked to the Tidal Basin and the National Mall to view the cherry blossoms, Leo P. Thornton, a 22-year-old from Illinois, shot and killed himself near the U.S. Capitol building.
This Thursday, April 16 marks the 153rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. The day's events will include a parade, a concert, movie screenings, fireworks and more.
The Nobel laureate wrote of German literary, cultural, societal and moral loss of memory or re-arranging of the same, which afflicted many adult Germans who survived World War II.
This weekend, the Georgetown Business Improvement District will widen sidewalks on M street to accommodate increased foot traffic from tourism around the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
A busy weekend is upon us: Civil War lecture, D.C. Design House preview, Blessing of the Fleets, Shakespeare's birthday, the Hoya newspaper's 95th, Upperville Daffodil Show and Salomé Chamber Orchestra.
A second person was arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with the stabbing death of lawyer David Messerschmitt, who was ...
Mayor Bowser gave her State of the District Address March 31. She voiced a commitment to improved education in the ...
The District Department of Transportation has identified the city’s most dangerous intersections for pedestrians, and most are downtown. Overall ...
The Citizens Association of Georgetown met March 25 at Malmaison at 34th and Water streets for “Talking Traffic, Transportation & Bridges ...
Gio Gonzalez, starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals, was seen shopping along M Street April 7 with friends and his ...
Georgetown House Tour on April 25 Will Feature Quality Hill Mansion on Prospect Street and 7 Other Homes
The Georgetown House Tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 25, will open the doors to ...
The Jackson Art Center at 3050 R St. NW has successfully negotiated with the District government an extension of its ...
Ever since Muriel Bowser – not unexpectedly – won the November general election, becoming the District of Columbia’s second female mayor ...
On a rainy Friday morning in April, a throng of visitors waited for their tour time inside the new National ...
No single group of Americans is as revered in American hearts and minds – minds, especially – as the Founding Fathers, that ...
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The annual Spring Art Walk, presented by Georgetown galleries on Book Hill, will take place on April 17.
Four years after the Ralph Lauren-owned retailer departed Georgetown, Club Monaco will take over the Rhino Bar space at 3295 M St. NW.
For the Washington Nationals, the future is now, as in this season, their 10th anniversary. It was also announced that Washington, D.C., would host the 2018 All-Star Game.
Cherry Blossom Festival: Paper Tube Shelter Challenge; Leadership Greater Washington Award Dinner -- and the Cultural Leadership Breakfast with Kim Sajet on April 9.
Mayor Muriel Bowser delivered her inaugural State of the District Address March 31 at the Lincoln Theatre.
Bowser's main ...
Meet Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery, at Georgetown Media Group's next Cultural Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, April 9, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Peter Thiel, the multi-billionaire investor who founded PayPal and Palantir Technologies and played a key role in funding Facebook, SpaceX and LinkedIn, lectures at Georgetown University tomorrow.
ANC 2E plans to discuss the heating plant, new shops on Prospect Street, new construction on Domino's Pizza property and the Dumbarton Street house work done without permits.
Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver her first State of the District address—based on the theme, “Pathways to the Middle Class”—5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, at the Lincoln Theatre.
After the traffic and transit talk, it is on to the DDOT meeting on parking -- 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at St. John's Church on O Street.
A new casual French concept Maxime opens tonight, while Crumbs & Whiskers and Warby Parker are planning openings later this year.
This weekend: "Bye Bye Birdie" at Georgetown Visitation, an a cappella extravaganza at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, the International Rueda De Casino Multi Flash Mob 2015 and more.
There’s an old saying that goes something like “by his deeds shall you know him" with regard to summing up a person’s life. For A. James Clark, it was more like "by Washington's cityscape, you shall know him."
Each spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese gift to the United States of more than 3,000 ...
The Tidal Basin is about to get very cherry and crowded. Here are some other ways to enjoy spring and the cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C.
Be the first to read the new issue of The Georgetowner, featuring a cover story on Blues Alley's 50th anniversary, two cherry blossom features, a profile on EagleBank's new political endeavors and late-breaking news.
American University professor David Pitts was sentenced to a year and one day in prison for second-degree burglary, after he was caught starting fires near and stealing pills and prescription pads from an building on New Mexico Avenue.
D.C. civil rights activist Walter Fauntroy is missing after fleeing the country in the face of a warrant for his arrest. The State Department has revoked his passport, and his family believes he's somewhere in Africa.
Potholepalooza, the D.C. Department of Transportation's "War on Potholes," kicks off April 1 with on-demand pothole fixes.
A Latino man was attacked and robbed near 34th Street and Volta Place around 8 p.m., Sunday, March 22, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Retired editor and publisher David Roffman did a great job predicting the Oscar winners. Here's his take on "March Madness" and who the winner will be.
Coming right up: Thos. Moser Grand Opening, 6th Annual Move Me Festival, Illusions of Georgetown's Grand Opening and Sanctuary Music by Candlelight.
D.C. parents accused of leaving their two young children in a car while they attended a wine tasting on a January night have accepted a plea deal.
The Georgetown Business Association met up March 18 to talk local business, of course, and enjoy the recently opened Orange Anchor on the waterfront.
With Mayor Muriel Bowser and others on hand, the new owners of the Watergate Hotel promise retro glamour and grand luxury with a $125-million renovation.
On Monday afternoon, a jury found Rahul Gupta guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Mark Waugh amid a love triangle that involved Gupta's girlfriend.
This spring, the D.C. Department of Transportation will start testing methods of persuading delivery companies and businesses to complete deliveries between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. to prevent traffic.
These days, St. Patrick’s Day, the American national holiday saluting this country’s Irish heritage with parades, green beer, Guinness and leprechauns driving convertibles, sneaks up on you.
Up for the weekend: Rock and Roll for children, Cloverfest, Dumbarton House chamber music -- and "A Culinary History in 100 Bites."
Mark Wollesen, executive director of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, as the speaker of the Georgetowner’s monthly Cultural Leadership Breakfast, fit the spirit of spring March 12.
As if anyone needed another reminder about how expensive housing is in the District of Columbia, apartment rental site Zumper mapped the cost of a month’s rent in a one-bedroom apartment in D.C. neighborhoods.
Gentrification of the dead is alive and well in Georgetown. Stand in just the right spots among the sloped and manicured lawns, towering monuments and gleaming headstones of Oak Hill Cemetery and you can see past a rusted chain-link fence to a massive pile of tumbled and crumbling concrete markers.
It’s been a busy time for new Mayor Muriel Bowser, who seems to have made a whirlwind of her own in the two months since her inauguration.
The property at 3324 Dent Place NW was the home – and possibly the final resting spot – of Yarrow Mamout (c ...
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Martin Wollesen, executive director at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, speaks at the George Town Club on March 12 as part of the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast series.
Home to a legendary Georgetown food market, the Neams' property, empty for almost a year, has found a buyer
This weekend: the House Mountain Horse Show, the 40th annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, the Citizens Association Kick-off party, and more.
A March 5 snow storm shut down Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and the entire region, along with half the East Coast.
Glover Park Hardware owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman announced on March 3 that the store is reopening at a new location on Wisconsin Ave. NW.
Beloved indie movie theatre West End Cinema will close in the end of March, co-founder and general manager Josh Levin ...
Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight: Jackson Art Center, Cat Cafe, Domino's Pizza Site, Dent Place Property
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will hold its March meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 35th Street and Volta Place NW.
The former West End Library has been completely demolished to make way for a new EastBanc project. Piles of rubble and large construction equipment cover the lot.
Former Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean was named to head Washington, D.C.’s Fire Department on March 2 by Mayor Muriel Bowser who touted Dean's experience as fire chief in Seattle.
Mayor Bowser couldn't attend the Feb. 25 GBA meeting but sent a senior advisor in her place who urged Georgetown businesses to "spend more money."
This weekend in town: the Twentythirtysomething Book Club, a tour of the unfinished 2015 DC Design House, a lecture on Aaron Burr at the Georgetown Library and more!
Don't miss your last chance to skate at the Washington Harbour rink! The rink closes Sunday, March 1 before transitioning back to a fountain.
Two men, one of whom was armed, demanded keys from a female driver and took her Mercedes SUV parked on P Street in Georgetown Feb. 25.
On Wednesday, Feb. 25, just before 10:40 a.m. smoke poured out of the Steve Madden building at 3109 M St. NW in Georgetown. No one was injured by the fire that caused the smoke.
Members from the Palisades Citizens Association recently met informally with Safeway officials and others involved in the proposed project at ...
“This is a clear violation of the District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act,” said Metropolitan Police Department officer Hilton Burton ...
According to a new community survey conducted by the Palisades Citizens Association, local residents support upgrading the old Glen Echo ...
Most of us who practice – or practiced – what remains of the still enduring, alluring profession of journalism deal in stories ...
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It is the year of the Sheep, as the Chinese New Year was celebrated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, next to Chinatown.
Problems started Friday morning when the power went out at the L’Enfant Plaza station. Then, smoke caused evacuations at three Metro stations over the weekend.
The 87th Academy Awards Show was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Feb. 22 with all the expected winner, especially "Birdman."
This weekend: Chinese New Year celebrations downtown, Orange Anchor opens for brunch, the D.C. shorts film festival comes to town and more!
Because of the cold, a sprinkler pipe burst Feb. 13. Water slightly damaged the Peabody Room with its historic collection of Georgetown artifacts on the top floor and leaked to the lower floors of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on R Street.
Ari Roth, now heading a new theater project after his 18 years with Theater J, sets his sights high for a vast array of dramatic tales to tell in the seasons ahead.
The debonair Washington newsman Arnaud de Borchgrave, former editor-in-chief of the Washington Times and foreign correspondent for Newsweek for 30 years, died Feb. 15.
It was most significant snowfall of the winter for D.C. and its suburbs -- at least enough to get a day off for most people.
Closing Feb. 28, Rhino Bar is selling off its rhino head, signs from the old bars, Winston's and the Shamrock, and a lot of signed jerseys from famous athletes.
For the long weekend: Georgetown Arts at the House of Sweden, "Crimes of Passion" at the Crime Museum, "Chicago" at National Theatre, Cupid's Undie Run and Valentine's dinner at Via Umbria.
“I’m not willing to let law enforcement off the hook,” FBI Director James B. Comey said in a speech about policing and race Thursday at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. The 16th president was assassinated 150 years ago in Washington, D.C.
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE . . .
The Washington watchword is change: change everywhere. Change in Adams Morgan, change in Petworth, Brookland, big ...
This week's issue of The Georgetowner features coverage on Georgetown's future, a breakdown of the 2014 real estate sales in town, a sneak peak at Orange Anchor on the waterfront and the latest breaking news.
Obviously, the latest media brouhaha is all about the NBC News anchor Brian Williams, but it is as much about where NBC News is heading.
The Georgetown Arts Show, hosted by Citizens Association of Georgetown, kicks off at the House of Sweden Thursday, Feb 12., and runs through Feb. 15.
The legendary Rhino Bar and Pumphouse, popular with Georgetown University students, will close Feb. 28.
Ari Roth of Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., a new company, will be this year's first speaker at Georgetown Media Group’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast Feb. 19 at the George Town Club.
Disgraced Rabbi Barry Freundel, not longer at Kesher Israel, is still living at an O Street house, provided for him for decades.
Coming right up: Taste of the Nation D.C., "Anytime/Anywhere" at Calloway, Neil Simon at Anacostia -- and Ari Roth at the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast, Feb. 19.
The Georgetown, the assisted-living facility on Q Street, will undergo a multi-million-dollar renovation. It is expected to begin in May and take about a year to complete.
In a sale that can buy a lot of beauty products for the Becks, Macy's is set to buy Bluemercury, founded in Georgetown in 1999.
MPD Captain Hilton Burton filed a whistleblower lawsuit after he was demoted following a police escort of actor Charlie Sheen nearly four years ago.
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will hold its February meeting, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 2, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.
The toddlers were alone in a car for about an hour in the 28-degree weather, while parents sampled wine at a restaurant. Police were called.
This weekend: The International Spy Museum's Spy Fest, the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, "Chapter Two by Neil Simon" and more!
The Committee for Investments and Social Responsibility at Georgetown University rejected a proposal by the student-run campaign, G.U. Fossil ...
A 14-year quarrel about overtime pay for the District’s firefighters is about to come to a head – at the ...
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We remember baseball legend and Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, who died of a heart attack at 83 on Jan. 23.
A drone about 2 feet in diameter caused a two-hour lockdown at the White House early on Jan. 26 when it nearby.
While the wet weather keeps coming, it's unlikely that snow accumulation overnight will cause serious problems for morning commuters.
This weekend, check out "The Widow Lincoln" at Ford's Theatre, "Hot to Cold" at the Building Museum, a soup competition and more!
The Washington Auto Show begins Jan. 23 through Feb. 1 with ten days of exhibits, entertainment, celebrity sightings and contests.
Georgetowners were startled on the afternoon of Jan. 21 by traffic and road closures caused by the discovery of a cannonball in a neighbor's home.
Ready to be sold by GW, the Fillmore School property is listed for $14 million by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
The Georgetowner weekend round up, featuring Ice Yards at the Yards Park, a wine tasting open house at Via Umbria and more!
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The Golden Globe Awards show, the annual movie and television awards party, presented by 93 mostly obscure members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has became a must-watch Sunday night television event.
The terrorist attacks in Paris last week just might go beyond Charlie Hebdo and just might show up in the U.S.
We lost Anita Ekberg and Rod Taylor this week. They were sexy and smart and not to be forgotten.
The 7-Eleven on the east side of Georgetown was robbed early Jan. 7, and again at 2 a.m. on Jan. 9.
As many held vigils in Europe for the Jan. 7 terrorist victims in Paris, Washingtonians also gathered at the Newseum to pay tribute to the 12 massacred by Islamic extremists.
Weekend update: Elvis's birthday party at Gala Hispanic Theatre, Kids in the Kitchen at Children’s National Medical Center, Portraits of Le Corbusier, Citizens' oral history program at City Tavern.
A 15-room boutique hotel, the Avery, is planned for the 2600 block of P Street NW.
The Georgetown-Burleith ANC will hold its monthly meeting tonight to discuss upcoming area projects.
The future of D.C. area Pinkberry stores is in question as the local franchisee files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
McFadden's and Zanzibar have both been closed indefinitely after stabbings occurred inside both establishments.
Washington, D.C., is the only big city in the U.S. to have women in the three leading jobs of mayor, school chancellor and police chief.
Mayor Muriel Bowser was inaugurated today as the Mayor of the District of Columbia at the Washington Convention Center. She is D.C.'s seventh elected mayor under home rule and its second female mayor.
Wherever you decide to go on New Years’ Eve, the Georgetowner wishes you the best as you celebrate bringing in 2015!
A D.C. department may have the money to help fix up Fletcher's Cove and Boathouse, if it can get the place termed non-commercial.
The losses add up in different ways in different years. In our world in Washington, where local news is national news and vice versa, some losses loom larger than others.
Mayor Vince Gray is saying good-bye with a hearty handshake to friends and acknowledging his achievements -- and the bittersweet tug that he would have liked to serve four more years.
“The Little Prince” is a kind of survivor’s fable which offers tools not only to use to forge ahead and enlarge heart and soul. Twelve-year-old Henry Wager sings movingly as a boy soprano, but it’s his stage presence that is undeniable.
The 35th Street school is closed until September 2016 for redesign, renovation and additions. The interior of the school will contain an atrium and a new 850-seat theater. The rooftop will have a classroom along with limited-use space.
You know it is turning out to be a great day, when the Washington Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles, and so many other interesting things happen.
Coming up: "Christmas by the Letter" at Georgetown Lutheran, Christmas lights at Mount Vernon, Christmas in Fairfax, Christmas at Oatlands.
The Georgetown Business Association elected a totally new group of its top four officers at the Embassy of Ukraine, where U.S-Ukraine friendship was also recognized.
Confirmed: the popular Glover Park Hardware Store, at 2251 Wisconsin Ave. NW for almost 10 years, will close its door Jan. 15.
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Players and fans mingled at the annual Nats Fest that included autographs, photos, batting practice, merchandise and fun.
This is Woolly Mammoth’s kind of Christmas, or to be more accurate, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a group of long-time pals and puppeteers from our friends up north in Canada.
A time-honored tradition returned last week, but Georgetown University managers were prepared to replace stolen hands from the clock tower.
Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser has joined a delegation heading to San Francisco Dec. 16 to make a final pitch for the District as a candidate to host the 2024 Olympics.
It is looking a lot like Hanukkah and Christmas: Georgetown Glow's light shows, the Georgetown Phantoms and St. Lucia Youth Choir at Grace Church, the Gallery at Iona and Tea With Santa at Dumbarton House.
The bad news: Bill Cosby rape allegations and student rape stories at the University of Virginia. The good news: we expect fair and truthful reporting. Accuracy still matters.
Actor Tom Hanks and singer-songwriter and actress Rita Wilson co-hosted the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 4 ...
The three days of services and tributes to former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr., ended Saturday, Nov ...
A student at Georgetown University Law Center is suing the university, Kesher Israel and National Capital Mikvah, according to NBC4 ...
Three suspects allegedly sexually assaulted a female student at George Washington University in an alleyway near the intersection of 24th ...
A car struck and seriously injured a pedestrian around 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 at 28th and Q streets ...
The Georgetowner's weekend round up, featuring the Potomack Company Design Online Auction Preview, the Smithsonian Holiday Festival and more.
Former Mayor Marion Barry's memorial services spread far and wide over the next three days. Traffic will too.
No one but the media heard Michael Brown's stepfather Louis Head shout, "Burn the b**** down!" so how could he have incited a riot?
When Patty Ivey opened Down Dog Yoga in 2003, her intention was to leave the teaching to her partner, yoga ...
A woman and her dog were rescued from the C&O Canal near 31st and M Streets NW on Nov ...
The latest issue of The Georgetowner features "The One and Only Marion Barry", Ferguson marchers in Georgetown, and a holiday shopping guide.
This evening's meeting will feature looks at plans for the expansion of Hyde-Addison Elementary School and a proposed dock on the C&O Canal, along with a public safety report.
A fighter to the end, Michele Conley, founder of Living in Pink, a cancer research charity, died of cancer Nov. 28.
Meet Councilmember VIncent Orange at the Carr Workplaces at 16th Street and Downtowner staffers for a talk about small businesses in D.C.
At Arena Stage, "Five Guys Named Moe" features five terrific singers with a lot of range, and even more moves, who dazzle with attitude.
The D.C. Ferguson movement marched into Georgetown on Small Business Saturday Nov. 29 to make their statements and block intersections.
Love him or hate him, there was no denying Marion Barry, whose big-city memorial service is set for Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Washington Convention Center.
The corner property at Wisconsin and P has been empty for some time but is now under contract to Roadside -- and is primed for a new life.
Despite the sloppy weather, Georgetown seniors and their guests showed up for a classic Thanksgiving repast at St. John's Church.
Rent the Runway, the women’s online service that rents luxury gowns, designer dresses and accessories, opened a store at ...
For those who want to leave the house behind on Thanksgiving, there are many volunteer opportunities in the morning and dining options later in the day.
Marion Barry, who died Nov. 23, defined local politics in Washington, D.C., for better or for worse and for so long that many residents cannot think of their city without him.
Almost from the moment he arrived in Washington, D.C., as a young, firebrand civil rights activist, Marion Barry captured the imagination of the city...
The season's greetings begin: Old Print Gallery show, "A Christmas Story" at the Alden in McLean, Visi Prep's "Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," Frédéric Yonnet at Blues Alley and Thanksgiving Eve Dinner at Georgetown Lutheran Church.
Georgetown is putting on its holiday finest for the season of festive lights and family fun -- as well as shopping and dining.
IN: Cady’s Alley Pop-up Bazaar
Pop-up shops will take over an 8,000-square-foot space at 3300 Cady’s Alley ...
Congratulations to Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser! After a spirited race, Mayor-elect Bowser is now building her team to address the issues ...
the Republicans will be in total control of the Congress in January. Let me strike the previous sentence.
Expect nothing ...
Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” screened his new movie, “Rosewater,” at the Newseum on ...
Venture capitalist and Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein’s difficulties continue on the home renovation front. The newly married Ein ...
This just in from the Georgetown BID:
Georgetown will be aglow for one weekend only during Georgetown Glow, Dec. 12 ...
Structural engineers disagree on the state of the empty West Heating Plant on 29th Street next to the C&O ...
Repairs on the structurally deficient Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over Rock Creek Park are supposed to begin next summer. Officials are ...
A Georgetown University student was mugged two weeks ago at K and 34th Street NW. That and other crimes – involving ...
In an attempt to improve pedestrian safety in and around Washington Circle, where Pennsylvania Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue and K ...
D.C. police have set up new speed and stop-sign cameras in the District to crack down on reckless driving ...
The latest issue of The Georgetowner, featuring haute holiday fashion, our annual holiday arts preview and details about P Street brick-and-mortar makeovers. Flip through the issue to see more.
Designer Sheila Bridges will re-do the fronts of P Street businesses with a reindeer theme as part of American Express's Small Business Saturday promotions.
Lolo Sarnoff succeeded in the fields of science and of the arts and was well known on the D.C. arts and social scene. She left us on Nov. 9.
Here it goes: wine tasting at Via Umbria, CAG safety meeting at Safeway, archaeology walking tour at Oatlands, Jackson Art Center open house and Lego designs at the Building Museum.
From "Funky Town" to "Murder Capital," Washington in the 1980s is captured in a new WETA documentary that leaves you wanting more.
This year, the ice and the cold weather are aligned for the debut of ice skating rinks in Georgetown and on the National Mall.
After its move, the Washington Design Center officially settles in at the Franklin Court Building.
Daniel Milzman was sentenced Nov. 10, 2014, for making ricin in his Georgetown University dorm room.
Commuters should expect heavy traffic Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, as the National Mall hosts the Concert for Valor.
Recent robberies, involving handguns, occurred in places they usually do not -- and two of them, a few blocks away from a D.C. police station.
Ina Ginsburg, who wrote about and was part of the Washington arts, social and political scene for decades, died at her home Sunday.
Yes, Muriel Bowser won it, running away -- and there will some new councilmembers. The D.C. election was nowhere as dramatic as the national elections.
Coming up, fast and festive: Visi Prep's Christmas bazaar, Metro Cooking Show, Fall Harvest Tea and Tour at Tudor Place and yoga at Georgetown Public Library -- and it's National Writing Month.
Two top business leaders of Georgetown spoke before the Citizens Association and listed an array of retail changes and things that need to happen to keep the town as the place to be -- and to shop.
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Tonight's advisory neighborhood commission meets tonight to check up on public safety, restaurant requests and the plans for the new retail on Prospect Street.
It’s the opera for people who don’t like opera, but perhaps more importantly, for people who do like opera, especially familiar ones.
Election Day is here. If you live on the west side of Georgetown, go to Georgetown Public Library to vote instead of Duke Ellington High School, which is undergoing major reconstruction.
The scene looked and sounded familiar.
Walking into Kramerbooks and Afterwords Café on Connecticut Avenue last week for a lunchtime ...
Sitting at Qualia Coffee, a smallish and relatively new coffee shop on Georgia Avenue in the D.C., neighborhood of ...
We saw and talked with Independent candidate for mayor David Catania almost a month ago in his campaign headquarters conference ...
Ben Bradlee may have been a man's man, as many recounted this week, but he is also an editor's editor, who made his writers better.
Trick or treat on Book Hill Georgetown or Mount Vernon; eating local at Tudor Place; Capital Maritime Music Festival; Grave Yards at Yards Park.
Unique gatherings of family, friends and admirers underscored the more than full life of editor and Georgetowner Ben Bradlee.
Yes, you can make the scene at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street Oct. 31, but there is more to Halloween than that.
With some design changes made, developers pass the zoning test for their small units at the former Latham Hotel on M Street.
Georgetown University touts its community connections with the release of its 2014 community engagement annual report, “Georgetown University in the ...
A newly launched group, Georgetown Heritage, hopes to bring people and funds together to buy a new canal barge and to help in the upkeep of the C&O Canal.
It's another big weekend: Marine Corps Marathon, Hoya homecoming, "Fashion. Art. Design." by BID; Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show; restored Copperthite Pie Company truck at the Georgetown Public Library; violist Ayane Kozasa at Evermay.
Ben Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21 as The Georgetowner was going to print. We remember him fondly. Photo By Jeff Malet
The latest issue of The Georgetowner covers Ben Bradlee's passing, the Citizens Association Gala and crime in the area. Flip through the issue to see more.
DDOT is holding a meeting tonight at Pinstripes to discuss changes to CIrculator routes that affect the community.
Early voting started in D.C. on Monday, Oct. 20. The program will run until Nov. 1.
Police are requesting the community's help in searching for a sexual assailant who attacked a woman early Sunday morning.
In the wake of his sister's suicide attempt at GW, Sean Thompson raised thousands of dollars online to pay for medical care.
Commuters crossing Key Bridge were taken by surprise Oct. 16, when traffic stopped to make way for protesters on horseback.
Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter talked to the National Press Club about art for art's sake and more on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Georgetown will discount parking and expand sidewalks on M Street In preparation for parents' and family weekend at Georgetown University as well as American and George Washington universities.
This weekend in Georgetown includes Shuck It!, Malmaison Supper Club, dinner at the Smokehouse at Tudor Place and more.
A leading rabbi in America, Georgetown's Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested at his O Street home this morning.
Father John Payne, Head of School for Duke Ellington, died suddenly Oct. 9. He was at the school for 20 years.
"There’s no crying in baseball!” So said Tom Hanks in "A League of Their Own.” Unfortunately, that's not quite true for our writer and this year's last games for the Washington Nationals.
New barriers at M Street and Key Bridge direct traffic and restrict those trying to get to the left-lane turn at the last moment.
The Four Seasons Hotel goes on the road with its food truck and chef. Look for the truck parked at PNC Bank in the middle of Georgetown Saturday.
The new Healey Family Student Center opened last month at Georgetown University, with fresh amenities like a TV lounge, a fireplace and work rooms.
The Georgetowner celebrates 60 years in print with an special issue, packed with memories and history, including an image of the front page from Oct. 7, 1954. Please join us in the celebration.
Protesters marched on M Street and Wisconsin Avenue Oct. 4 to call for justice for Michael Brown and express support for the demilitarization of the police.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, the D.C. Ferguson group will hold a march and rally which will begin in Foggy Bottom and make its way through Georgetown.
DDOT will be closing lanes in and around Georgetown next week to conduct a series of bridge and tunnel safety inspections.
On the horizon for this weekend: ArtJamz, the Georgetown Community Fair, Fall Fest at the Soldiers' Home and more.
Welcome Melissa Chiu, the new director at the Hirshhorn, to Washington at the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast on Oct. 9.
At tonight's ANC meeting: tougher regulation of dumpsters, zoning for the Latham Hotel property and introduction of candidates for ANC districts.
District policymakers are asking, "Where's the money?" in response to the District government's failure to comply with its own business assistance law.
Coming up this weekend: the Georgetown Community Fair, the Turkish Festival, Capital Harvest, Oktoberfest and more.
The Metropolitan Police Department will initiate a pilot program to test mounting body cameras on police officers. In other news, protests over Ferguson are expected to spill into Georgetown on Oct. 4.
Mayoral contender David Catania was the only candidate to show up to CAG's mayoral forum, but he impressed, nonetheless.
The Sept. 24 Georgetowner is full of news and features -- and a cover story on the Bluemercury, the store on M Street, founded by Marla and Barry Beck, in 1999. Their business success story is inspiring.
Also, check stories on the new gun law, transportation issues and opinions on the mayoral race and other features.
Health officials have confirmed that Georgetown University sophomore Andrea Jamie died from a strain of bacterial meningitis.
Finally, there was a debate, and just in the nick of time, what with only a little more than a ...
For Sept. 19 through Sept. 22: "Distilled Truth" at RiRa, "Ink & Grain" at Old Print Gallery and the Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference” Gala.
The District Department of Transportation has begun off-peak single-lane closures on eastbound Canal Road, NW.
On Friday, Sept. 19, Georgetown will take part in the parklet project which allows residents, designers and businesses to construct their very own public space.
He was a quintessential Washingtonian "who gave lobbyists a good name by example." Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., died expectedly Sept. 15.
Georgetown University student Daniel Milzman pleaded guilty to possessing a deadly poison without registering it with the federal government. Miltzman ...
Over the weekend, the 200th birthday of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was celebrated around Baltimore, at the Inner Harbor and at Fort McHenry.
The big man-- John Thompson, Jr. -- was back Sept. 12 at Georgetown University at a groundbreaking for a building named after him.
Featuring its annual Fall Arts Preview, the Sept. 10 Georgetowner also includes a profile of chef Daniel Boulud and an "All Things Media" column on privacy as well as local news and opinion.
Turbokick Kickboxing, Fall Art Walk, Gallery opening, Taste of Georgetown and more this weekend in the DC metro area.
Daniel Boulud's DBGB, the Georgetown Piano Bar and Orange Anchor are or soon will open; Mr. Smith's moves to new location.
Want a little bit of Georgetown date history? Mr. Smith's may have some antiques that help you remember.
Who doesn't want a scene of classic Georgetown in his film? Director Chris Columbus does.
The weekend starts now: Gipsy Kings at Wolf Trap, Adopt Force One, YPFP Gala, "Eating Local" at Tudor Place, Kelley Proxmire Sample Sale and the Wedding Salon at the Madison Hotel.
Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers passed away this afternoon in New York City.
It's official: the Halcyon Incubator for social entrepreneurs is now open -- and accepting applications for its next class.
The music and sing-alongs will return soon enough: Georgetown Piano Bar plans to open next week.
Well known around D.C. and Middleburg, writer and counselor Georgia Shallcross died suddenly on Aug. 25.
Looking for something to do this holiday weekend?
You're not late for breakfast. Tickets are still available for an 8 a.m. discussion on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the George Town Club with Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
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.
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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.
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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.
On the eve of this year's White House Correspondents Association Dinner, NPR "Friday Night Spin" was star studded in ...
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.
What to do this weekend! How about live jazz and a cash bar at Smithsonian Craft Show, a brunch cruise to celebrate Earth Day, or maybe Tour some of Georgetown's most beautiful homes? Visit www.Georgetowner.com for more event listings.
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...
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the DC Design House or head outside to this years Cherry Blossom Parade. For more Calendar listings and events, visit Georgetowner.com
"American Stories," 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.
Woodley House Movie Benefit
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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.
Coming up this weekend: a food festival, fashion show, 8K race and more! Check out today's roundup and more at www.georgetowner.com
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.
Check out what's going on this Halloween weekend!
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 ...
Looking for something to do this weekend? check out these up coming events and visit The Georgetowner's calendar for more!
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.
Check out these events going on in your area this weekend.
“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.
Closures and updates.
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