Top 10 Inauguration Moments

January 21, 2021

Yesterday’s inauguration ushered in a transfer of power, that long-standing American tradition, in a new way. This time around, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris got their turn to lead our country, symbolizing the start of an era that many were …

No Known Inauguration-Related Threats Yet in Georgetown

January 18, 2021

“There will be no camping allowed in Rose Park for protestors or others who come to D.C. to take part in inaugural activities,” Second District Cmdr. Duncan Bedlion of the Metropolitan Police Department affirmed at a virtual meeting with the …

Tech Tip: Don’t Use Public WiFi Until You Read This …


We’re all guilty of it: connecting to free public WiFi. Whether it’s at the coffee shop, hotel or airport, the temptation to check email and surf the web is just too strong to resist. But before you connect to any …

Tech Tip: The Dangers of Dropbox and Other File Sync Apps

January 11, 2021

If you’re using Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or other consumer-grade file sync and sharing cloud applications, listen up. These applications pose a huge threat to your company, enabling company data to be spread far and wide without central oversight of …

Downtowner DC: Vaccine, Bus Fares, Boebert’s Glock


D.C. Sets COVID Vaccine Goals

D.C. officials have announced target dates for COVID vaccinations. Beginning this week, the first shots will go to residents aged 65 and older. Designees for the week of Jan. 25 are essential workers in public …

Richard ‘Dick’ Thornburgh, 1932-2020

January 7, 2021

On the last day of 2020, in a nursing home near Pittsburgh, his birthplace, Richard “Dick” Lewis Thornburgh died at age 88 of natural causes.

The only Republican to serve two successive terms as governor of Pennsylvania, from 1979 to …

In Wake of Rioting, Bowser Declares, Then Extends Public Emergency


In reaction to the invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a ragtag army of supporters of President Donald Trump’s false claim of election fraud — many in sweatshirts printed with MAGA CIVIL WAR JANUARY 6, 2021 — D.C. Mayor Muriel …

D.C. Braces for Joint Session of Congress, Protests

January 4, 2021

Pandemic aside, anxiety levels in the District — and elsewhere — are on the rise during this first full week of 2021. Anticipating large-scale pro-Trump protests in downtown D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday, Jan. 3, announced the activation of …

Tech Tip: What to Do Before You Go to Starbucks


So you’re in the car on the way home from Starbucks, basking in the glow of consuming your triple-shot low-foam extra-hot pumpkin-spice latte, when you suddenly realize your laptop has gone missing. You drive back like the caffeinated lunatic you …

Next Print Issue of The Georgetowner: Jan. 13

December 28, 2020

The next print issue of The Georgetowner — and the first of the new year — will be on its way to every Georgetown mailbox on Jan. 13, 2021.

That’s right, 2020 will soon be behind us. And we’d just …