2021 Georgetowners of the Year   

December 8, 2021

The naming of Georgetowners of the Year has been a tradition of The Georgetowner newspaper for decades. This year’s group, selected by the editorial board, includes a church, a congregation and pastor, a […]

Decisions on Decking the Streets    

November 10, 2021

While we are planning to deck the halls during the Yuletide, it’s time to take away some decks set up for sidewalk expansion to help businesses during the pandemic.   The […]

To Help Local Business, Journalism and Democracy, Support the Journalism Sustainability Act 

November 1, 2021

In the nation’s capital, we’re frequently deluged with news and information —  so much so that we often seek solace in nature, especially during the pandemic. We all know, however, […]

Heartbreak: Mourning the Loss of 13 Service Members

August 30, 2021

August is the cruelest month. Especially so for the families of the thirteen young service men and women killed in what many experts said was an inevitable yet preventable act […]

Hope for the Homeless?  

August 19, 2021

 The Amidah is one of the oldest prayers in the Jewish liturgy and in one of its most beautiful verses, it voices praise to the God who “keeps faith with those that sleep in the […]

The District Gave Us Streateries. Now, We Need Parking. 

June 16, 2021

Walking the commercial streets of Georgetown these days the relief, even joy, of shoppers, salon, café and restaurant patrons, and even tourists is as visible as the streets active with […]

Catching Our Breath After the Floyd Verdict

April 22, 2021

The verdict, satisfying as it was, is not the end of the story. There will be more George Floyds, more difficult conversations and much more work to be done. 

Georgetowners of the Year for 2020

December 11, 2020

We salute longtime residents and businesspersons who have given freely of their time, making our special neighborhood all the better for their dedication.

What’s Out and What’s In?

December 9, 2020

One day, we’ll look back and … wish we hadn’t. But, for now, here’s our highly idiosyncratic look at “What’s Out and What’s In” at the end of this exceptionally strange year.

In the Light, the Scourge of 2020 Recedes


In the Light, the Scourge of 2020 Rescinds In this worst year ever — at least in our lifetimes — we are straining to look beyond our holiday blues, to […]