Georgetowner Celebrates Its 60th at Capella Rooftop

The Georgetowner Newspaper, which made its debut on Oct. 7, 1954, threw a 60th anniversary party Oct. 8 on the the rooftop lounge of the Capella Hotel on 31st Street.

Along with its 60th birthday, the newspaper celebrated its “Cover Girls and Boys,” who have been on the front page of the community newspaper over the past 10 years.

Along with the hotel’s prepared food, party-goers got a chance to sample cocktails, made from Clement Rhum Vieux Agricole Select Barrel or Clement Premiere Canne Rhum, which salute The Georgetowner’s two former publishers, Ami Stewart and David Roffman: Ami’s Agricole Martini and the Roffman. The unique drinks were created by the one of Capella’s and the city’s favorite bartender, Angel Cervantes, and the specialty liquor was provided by Nikolai Konicki.

Publisher Sonya Bernhardt said she and her staff were proud to Georgetown and Washington, D.C., and hoped for another 60 years. She thanked the guests, adding a special shout-out to advertisers, sponsors and the Capella.

Please check out this week’s very special Georgetowner Newspaper: the anniversary issue includes memories, photos and pages from the past. Also see “The Georgetowner: 60 Years in Print” poster pullout in the issue.

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