Town Topics Dec. 20, 2017

December 20, 2017

By Peggy Sands and Robert Devaney

Dockless Shared Bikes Surge in Georgetown

Bike enthusiasts, concerned citizens and advisory neighborhood commissioners from Foggy Bottom and Georgetown packed the meeting room of Francis-Stevens School on N Street NW on Dec. 5 to

Georgetown U. Event Celebrates Holidays, Accomplishments

December 11, 2017

On Thursday night, Dec. 7, at Georgetown University’s Riggs Library, one person’s absence was noted: President John J. DeGioia. The university’s 48th president was in China to work on a commission addressing climate change.

“This is the first time …

Town Topics Nov. 8, 2017

November 8, 2017

By Peggy Sands and Elizabeth Pankova

Ideas Unlocked at Public Meeting on Canal Plans 

Some 150 persons concerned about the decline of the historic C&O Canal, an essential part of Georgetown’s identity for more than 180 years, attended a public

ANC Monday: Streetlights, C&O Canal, Heating Plant, 1789

October 30, 2017

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E) will hold its November meeting, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 35th Street and Volta Place NW, Heritage Room, main building, second floor. The following is Monday’s meeting agenda, …

Remembering the Good Old Days at Georgetown

October 25, 2017

Last Thursday, Georgetown alumni who graduated this year were invited to come for an event called Welcome to the Neighborhood. The event took place at Mission restaurant in Dupont Circle.

This was my first time at an alumni event. Ever. …

Town Topics Oct. 25, 2017


By Peggy Sands and Robert Devaney

Halcyon Introduces First Arts Lab Fellows

On Oct. 16, Georgetown-based Halcyon, which evolved from S&R Foundation and began operating independently this year, introduced its inaugural cohort of arts fellows at the new Halcyon Art

Georgetown University Mandates Sexual Misconduct Education

September 28, 2017

An expanded, multi-course classroom and online education program on sexual misconduct and relationships will soon be a requirement for all undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff at Georgetown University, according to the university’s Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force report, released

Georgetown Ministry Center


If you’re a Georgetown resident, chances are you’re familiar with any neighborhood establishment that has been around for three decades. In the ever-evolving landscape of Georgetown commercial doorsteps, such places are rarities.

However, in 2017, one organization with which you …

Sweetgreen Founders ‘Never Done’


It’s been 10 years since Georgetown University graduates Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru opened their first Sweetgreen restaurant on M Street NW. On Sept. 15, the trio opened a new location in the neighborhood where their business idea …

Georgetown Gathers on Healy Lawn

September 18, 2017

Different aspects of Georgetown came together Saturday, Sept. 16, for the fifth annual Georgetown Community Day. The event — organized by Georgetown University and held on Healy Lawn — is an opportunity for the neighborhood and university to celebrate “our …