Weekend Round Up January 15, 2015

January 20, 2015

Art Rave Fashion Friday

January 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM | Free | mgmproductions@funuptofundown.com | Event Website

To kick off the new year, Art Rave is hosting a fashion day with fashion designers & specialized crafters, jewelers, interior design, stylists & beauty care. We have a great indoor venue, located in the lively Shaw – Howard and U Street corridor. Check it out on Friday night.

651 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Ice Yards at The Yards Park

January 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. | Free | shelby@brandlinkdc.com | Event Website

After the success of the popular Splash Yards last summer, The Yards is bringing it back – in ice, with Ice Yards. This free-to-attend, 21-and-over event transforms the park into a winter wonderland complete with ice bars, hot tubs and fire pits. The action-packed days’ activities will include: Ice Bars and Cocktails, Frosty Beer Garden, Adult Snow Cones, Outdoor Fire Pits, Hot Tubs, Ice Sculptures, Interactive Winter-themed Video Games, DJ and Live Music, and much more.

The Yards Park
355 Water Street SE

Via Umbria Wine Tasting Open House with Chef Simone

January 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. | nicole@taapr.com | tel: 202-625-8370 | Website

Join Via Umbria for a guided tasting of Chef Simone’s favorite wines from Montefalco. In addition to leading a sensory tasting, Simone will speak about the role of wine in Umbrian culture, food-wine pairings and the personalities, terroir and varietals that distinguish Umbrian wines.

This tasting will include:
Dionigi Grechetto Colli Martani
DiFilppo Trebbiano Spoletino
Terre Margaratelli Rosso dell’Umbria
Benincasa Montefalco Rosso
Fontecolle Sagrantino
Adanti Sagrantino

1525 Wisconsin Ave.

Cathedral Sings! Vivaldi’s “Gloria”

January 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. | $10 | lsheridan@cathedral.org | tel: 202-537-2228 | Event Website

Join us for a community sing-along of Vivaldi’s Gloria, RV 589. Singers of all abilities welcome. Led by Cathedral Choral Society Music Director J. Reilly Lewis with Todd Fickley at the Great Organ. Soloists: Melissa Mino, soprano; Shantelle Przybylo, soprano and Aleksandra Romano, mezzo from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at WNO.

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Dog Tag Bakery Celebrates Grand Opening Saturday

December 19, 2014

Dog Tag Bakery invites Georgetowners and visitors to celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Started by Father Rick Curry, the bakery is a social enterprise that supports veterans in a number of ways, including through a work-study program that provides wounded veterans with a high-quality business education in the kitchen and through classes at Georgetown University.

Curry and co-founder Constance Milstein said in a statement, “Dog Tag Bakery blends our passion for supporting veterans with business, entrepreneurship and baking. We hope to create a supportive environment so that the men and women who have given so much to their country can find success in a new and enriching chapter in their lives.”

The event will feature a bread breaking ceremony in lieu of a ribbon cutting. Patrons can support veterans and the bakery by donating $250 and adding their custom-made dog tag to the bakery’s chandelier, or by using the hashtag #kneadtoserve on social media accounts.

The bakery, at 3206 Grace St. NW, is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. [gallery ids="101940,135981" nav="thumbs"]

Weekend Round Up December 4, 2014

December 8, 2014

Winter Wonderland at Bethesda Row

December 5th, 2014 at 06:30 AM | Free | Event Website

The first-annual holiday festival, Winter Wonderland on Bethesda Lane, will turn Bethesda Row into an outdoor street bazaar. A holiday market will pop up along the lane complete with festive tents to carry unprecedented deals on fashion, food, housewares, beauty items, and more. Additionally live entertainment will be on-site including ice carvers, face painters, balloon artists and a photo booth.


Bethesda Row; 4950 Elm Street, Bethesda MD 20814

Potomack Company Design Online Auction Preview

December 5th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. | info@potomackcompany.com | Tel: 703-684-4550 | Event Website

Preview Schedule (Online Bidding Open)

12/1-12/6: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

12/7: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

12/8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Preview and bid in Potomack’s Dec. 9 Design Online Auction. Register and bid through www.potomackcompany.com or www.invaluable.com.

Design Online Auctions highlight designers of the 20th and 21st Century in a timed online auction format.

View full details at EstateSales.NET


The Potomack Company; 1120 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Relish DC Bi-Annual Sale

December 5th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. | 30 – 80% off | relishdc@gmail.com | Tel: 202 333 5343 | Event Website

Who: Relish

What: Bi-annual Winter Sale featuring brands like Balenciaga, Marni, Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela

When: Starts Friday, December 5th (no end date, but the best merchandise is available on a first come first serve basis)

Where: 3312 Cady’s Alley NW Washington, DC 20007

Smithsonian Holiday Festival December 6 & 7

December 6th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. | gabrielle@prcollaborative.com | Tel: 202-339-9598 | Event Website

The Smithsonian will host a festival that will include concerts by the US Air Force’s Max Impact, Silver Wings, and Celtic Aire, seasonal films, Mars Chocolate demonstrations, family holiday photo opportunities, trunk shows featuring apparel, jewelry and art, book signings, festive food & much more. Gift-wrapping at the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History & National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Holiday Shuttle will loop the National Mall every 10 minutes.


National Mall and in the Smithsonian Institution Museums

Winter Craft Workshop @ Georgetown Library

December 6th, 2014 at 02:00 PM | FREE | rebekah.smith@dc.gov | Tel: 202-727-0232 | [Event Website](http://dclibrary.org/georgetown

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be celebrating the start of the holiday season with an afternoon of winter crafting fun. Learn to create a wide variety of holiday greeting cards and beautiful ornaments out of everyday materials! Then take your creations home for the holidays — or donate them to the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Plus, enjoy festive snacks and a live performance by acapella group GU Harmony. All ages and skill levels are welcome.


Georgetown Neighborhood Library; 3260 R Street NW

Whiskey Talk and Tasting

December 6th, 2014 at 07:00 p.m. | jstiner@oatlands.org | Tel: 7037773174 | [Event Website](http://www.oatlands.org/)

Catoctin Creek Distilling company in Purcellville is the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since prohibition. It is a certified organic and kosher microdistillery that produces brandy, rye whiskey and gin from local fruit, grain and Virginia wine. Join owner Scott Harris to learn more about distilling and to sample Catoctin Creek spirits. Event at Oatlands. Call us at 703-777-3174 ext. 103 for more information.?


20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane; Leesburg, VA 20176

Cantate Chamber Singers’ To Be Sung on the Water

December 6th, 2014 at 07:30 p.m. | $35-45 students $15 | exec@cantate.org | Tel: 301-986-1799 | [Event Website](http://cantate.org/)

Cantate (Gisele Becker, Music Director) presents stunning vocal and a cappella choral music about the natural world by Samuel Barber, Johannes Brahms, Edward Elgar, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Eric Whitacre, and more. Featuring soprano Rachel Evangeline Barham and keyboard artist Andrew E. Simpson. The public is invited to join the performers at a post-concert reception.


St. John’s Norwood Parish; 6701 Wisconsin Avenue; Chevy Chase, Md.

Weekend Round Up October 9, 2014

October 23, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 11

Civil War Georgetown Tours

Civil War meant uncertain times for Tudor Place and surrounding Georgetown. Learn in a unique house tour how owner Britannia Kennon saved her family home by boarding Union officers. The tours start at 10:30 a.m. After breaking for lunch on your own, return for an expert guided tour of historic Georgetown. See in person relics of the war’s turmoil including a Union hospital, grave sites of Confederate spies, and a mansion at the heart of the tragic slave escape ship, The Pearl. Visit the Tudor Place website for more information. 31st Street NW Washington, D.C. 20007.

Taste of D.C. 2014

Taste of DC is a multi-day community and culinary event in the heart of the nation’s capital. The event serves up the area’s best eateries, specialty wines, and craft beers along with live musical acts by local artists, chef demonstrations by some of the city’s best chefs, and unique experiences provided by sponsors and partners for all event-goers to enjoy. Taste of DC is held on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown DC from the White House to the Capitol. Starts at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Check here for more information.

Night Nouveau

2014 Night Nouveau is D.C.’s newest must-attend event for young professionals presented by S&R Foundation. Rated one of the top fall events in its inaugural year, Night Nouveau shifts its theme this year and draws inspiration from the masters of Surrealism for a whimsical evening at the historic Halcyon House. Enjoy open bar, fantastic food from some of DC’s top restaurants, as well as a night of amazing music and dancing! Visit the S&R Foundation site for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 12

Yoga at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Take an Om Break at the library! Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a variety of yoga classes taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is registering RSVPs for all October classes. To RSVP for any or all classes, send Erika Rydberg an email with the class(es) you’re interested in registering for. The first 30 RSVPs will be registered and the remaining RSVPs will be placed on a waiting list. Yoga starts at 1:30 p.m. Visit the library’s website for more information.

Susquehanna Antique Gallery Open House

The Susquehanna Antique Gallery will host an open house party soon. Spend the Sunday evening of October 12 with us. The gallery will be offering a cultural lifestyle experience of delicious wines, music and antique artworks of some of the finest American, British and European artists. A not to be missed night of fun, wine and some quality art and antiques in the beautiful neighborhood of Georgetown! Doors open at 7 p.m. More information [here] (http://www.susquehannaantiques.com/).

In Search for Relisha Rudd, Adult Male Body Is Found

April 11, 2014

During a search for missing Relisha Rudd in Kenilworth Park March 31, Metropolitan Police said it discovered the body of an adult male.

During an afternoon press conference, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that the dead man’s identity was not yet known but expected an ID soon and that the search for Rudd would continue. Lanier also told the media that the man appeared to have killed himself but could not confirm that.

According to ABC7 News, sources told the news outlet that “it is possible the body belongs to Kahlil Tatum, Relisha’s alleged kidnapper, who is also wanted by the FBI in connection with the death of his wife, Andrea Tatum.”

Those same sources told ABC7 News, it reported, “that the male victim appears to have been shot in the head and that a gun was found in his lap …”

During a March 27 press conference near Kenilworth Park, Lanier first announced, “We cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her.” Lanier was referring Tatum, the suspected abductor, who worked at the shelter, where Rudd and her mother lived. D.C. police also labeled their efforts “a recovery operation.”

The search at Kenilworth Park has involved the D.C. Fire Department and Emergency Services, the Metropolitan Police Department and a K-9 unit and the Prince George’s County Police, conducting a “grid search” of the wooded 700-acre area in Northeast D.C. on the Anacostia River.

After information was disclosed which tracked Tatum to the Kenilworth Park area, investigators began the search. Investigators also reported that on March 2, a day after Rudd was last seen, Tatum spent considerable time in Kenilworth Park. In addition, according to NBC4 News, on March 2 he had purchased suspicious items like garbage bags, a shovel, and lime, which can be used to speed up the decomposition of bodies as well.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Relisha Rudd or Kahlil Tatum is asked to call 911or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

Georgetowners of the Year: 2013

January 6, 2014

A Georgetowner newspaper tradition for decades, the naming of Georgetowners of the Year for 2013 focuses on a political leader, business persons and a local nonprofit. For 2013, we select Ron Lewis, chair of the Georgetown-Burleith advisory neighborhood commission; John and Ginger Laytham and Sally Davidson of the Clyde’s Restaurant Group; and the Friends of Book Hill Park.

Ron Lewis, chairman of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E: For working with groups and individuals to make the Georgetown Partnership a reality; for coordinating ANC meetings with calm reason; for his attention to detail, his fellowship with commissioners, his openness with neighbors and his respect and kindness for all. He is a leader who exudes a gentle authority, a refined reflection of Georgetown.

The Friends of Book Hill: This nonprofit group, led by Julia Diaz-Asper, has cared for the Georgetown Public Library’s southern park, rebuilt its classic Trident, wrought-iron fencing and helped polish up this section of Wisconsin Avenue. (Please ontribute to the rebuilding.)

John and Ginger Laytham and Sally Davidson: This trio of the Clyde’s Restaurant Group, along with the late Stuart Davidson, built one of Washington’s most successful businesses. From M Street to downtown D.C. to Maryland and Virginia, John Laytham and his crew have offered great food for 50 years. Clyde’s has been involved with countless community efforts, lending prestige and providing vital funding and leadership to so many worthy causes. [gallery ids="101585,147518,147521" nav="thumbs"]

Canal Road to Close During Off-Peak Hours, Nov. 19 to Nov. 21

November 21, 2013

Canal Road, NW, between Arizona Avenue and Foxhall Road will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.19, Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21, reports the District Department of Transportation.

The closures will be required to allow the National Park Service, the Department of Public Works and DDOT to perform routine maintenance work along the curbs and shoulders of Canal Road. Temporary signs and traffic control measures will be in place to alert and guide the traveling public.

Detour signage will be in place to direct motorists that are leaving the District to use Foxhall Road to MacArthur Boulevard and then Arizona Avenue, and motorists that are entering the District to use Arizona Avenue to MacArthur Boulevard and then Foxhall Road.

Oneida Nation, D.C.’s Norton Urge Redskins to Change Their Name

October 21, 2013

The Oneida Indian Nation held a “Change the Mascot” symposium at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Oct. 7. The discussion was held in a packed Fahrenheit restaurant. At the same time, the same hotel is also hosting the NFL’s fall league meeting of owners and officials, which begins tomorrow.

Speakers included Ray Halbritter, the National Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation, D.C.’s Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.

“Washington’s team name is a painful epithet that was used against my people when we were held at gunpoint and thrown off our lands,” Halbritter said. “When marketed by a professional sports team, it is a word that tells Native American children they are to be denigrated.”

Halbritter also cited President Barack Obama’s comments over the weekend that appeared to support changing the name of the Washington Redskins. “It elevated the visibility” of the Oneida Nation’s cause, Halbritter said.

In a fiery speech, Del. Norton said, “Dan Snyder tried four times to trademark the name (Redskins) and failed. The name should go down in the dust bowl of history.” Norton went on to say that under previous ownership the “team was forced to integrate itself” and did so “only because they were playing on Federal land.” She added, “Snyder should not wait to be compelled to do the right thing.”

Rep. McCollum said that when “Washington comes to play in Minnesota on Nov. 7,” the team will be “met with a large presence and our name change mascot.”

Those on the panel also included psychologist Michael Friedman, David Borgstrom, president of the Cooperstown, N.Y., school board, and two students from Cooperstown, who led the effort to change the school’s mascot from “Redskins” to “Hawkeyes.”

Some NFL officials were invited to the discussion, but none attended.

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Corporate Gift Guide

May 3, 2012

It’s one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the holiday season: that awkward moment when you hand your coworker another gift card, set of bath salts, “You’re #1” mug, or some other generic gift. While it’s fun and exciting to exchange small gifts around the office – it’s part of the holiday spirit to give to those you spend your time with, after all – sometimes it’s impossible to think of thoughtful gifts that aren’t too personal. Luckily, Georgetown stores are chock full of perfect gifts that will make you the Secret Santa everyone wanted to get. [gallery ids="100399,113185,113167,113193,113157,113201,113147,113209,113137,113177" nav="thumbs"]

Final Days to Pre-Order Tickets to The Annual Georgetowner Holiday Benefit and Bazaar

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-Addison Elementary School. 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.

Come browse for holiday gifts for your friends, family and for yourself at our unique vendors’ booths, featuring local Georgetown businesses. Highlights for attendees this year include Holiday Portraits by Philip Birmingham, an array of cocktails by Beam Global Spirits, a marvelous menu compliments of The George Town Club and a fabulous gift bag.

The George Town Club is an elegant Georgetown landmark founded in 1966 for community and political leaders and is modeled after the finest clubs in London and Paris. With immaculate service and cuisine, this year’s event promises to be marvelous. Take a tour of the Georgetown Club by clicking here

Here’s a list of our wonderful vendors:

Whyte House Monograms

Smathers & Branson

Ella Rue

Dandelion Patch

Queen Bee Jewelry

Linens of Provence

Alexandra Beth

Three Sisters


Mija Jewelry

Silver Leaf Epicure

Aidah Collection

Ibhana Creations LLC

Dean and Deluca

Help us get into the holiday spirit! RSVP to RSVP@georgetowner.com or call 202-338-4833. Tickets can be purchased online(click Buy Now Button Below).

Number of Tickets

$75 online or at the door for $100.