Brand Guild Co-Founder Renovates ‘Beeler Fountain’ at Glen Echo

November 30, 2020

When Barbara Martin learned her college roommate Stephanie Beeler, a longtime employee of the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey, had a grim cancer diagnosis, she channeled her energy into doing some good.

Martin, co-founder and co-CEO of the …

Downtowner DC: Holiday Market, Wilson High, Tidal Basin

November 16, 2020

Holiday Market Is Coming Back

The Downtown Holiday Market, centered on 8th and F Streets NW, will return for its 16th season, choosing not to let COVID get in its way. There will be new health and safety …

Downtowner DC: Eisenhower Memorial, Franklin Park, 202Creates

September 21, 2020

Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Is Open

D.C.’s eighth presidential memorial opened to the public on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a streamed dedication ceremony that evening. Dwight D. Eisenhower gets his turn with a four-acre, Frank Gehry-designed memorial in a former parking …

Tennis, Anyone? Soon at Montrose Park

September 10, 2020

They’re done! The two brand-new, green-surfaced, hard-court tennis courts at Montrose Park. At least they look done. But they are not open yet. 

“An initial walk-through meeting with the contractor was held last week and a punch list was developed

Approved: Water Tunnel Under Waterfront Park

April 30, 2020

An environmental assessment for the Potomac River Tunnel construction project, which will lead to major excavation work in a swath of Georgetown Waterfront Park, has been completed by the National Park Service. The proposal by DC Water to move forward

Park Service: Cherry Blossoms to Peak March 27

March 4, 2020

D.C.’s famed cherry blossoms will experience peak bloom between Friday, March 27, and Monday, March 30, predicted the National Park Service on March 4.

The annual celebration of blooming cherry trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, centers around the …

Park Service Approves C&O Canal Plan

February 27, 2020

The plan developed by Georgetown Heritage, the nonprofit partner of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, to “restore, revitalize and reimagine” the canal’s first mile, located in Georgetown, was approved by the National Park Service.

A Finding of No …

Canal Renovation Is Moving Along

November 4, 2019

Things are happening along the Georgetown section of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The two-year project to restore and repair Locks 3 and 4, adjacent to 30th Street NW, has been completed. The 31st Street Bridge over the …

ANC 2E: Commercial Revitalization, Old Stone House, ‘Glow’

November 1, 2019

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E) will hold its November meeting on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 35th Street and Volta Place NW, in the Heritage Room on the second floor of the

Ribbon Cut at Restored C&O Locks

September 12, 2019

Recalling the origins of Georgetown Heritage, Jennifer Romm, chair of the organization’s board, said: “The canal boat is how we started this whole thing.”

Romm was speaking to several dozen attendees at a Sept. 12 ribbon cutting for two newly …