Home From College During the Pandemic: It’s Lonely

December 13, 2020

“How’re your kids doing in college this year?” is a question many Georgetown parents are hearing these days. Increasingly the answer is: “Well, they’re happy when they can be on campus, but all their classes are remote. Oh, and they …

’Tis the Season: Holiday Advice

December 9, 2020

My favorite time of the year is Dec. 22, the day after the winter solstice, when hours of daylight slowly, imperceptibly increase. It always gives me hope.

For most of us, 2020 has been one long bleak midwinter, with little …

What Makes Venus Run?

September 24, 2020

Venus Davis does not do “Zoom fatigue.” The trainer and life coach has never let anything get in the way of achieving her goals. Her energy and joie de vivre practically burst through my laptop when we recently talked. This …

Make the Most of Au Naturel Nails … Here’s How 

July 20, 2020

With nail salons being closed across the city, I am giving my finger- and toenails some unexpected downtime. I prefer a polished nail — I love a sheer pale neutral, a pop of red or coral, a dark navy — …

The Closet Cure for the COVID Blues

July 9, 2020

Feeling the blues? Did you know that you can change how you feel by changing what you wear? Or that how you feel can affect both your behavior and how others respond to you?

During COVID times, it’s easy to …

Morgan Pharmacy Opens COVID-19 Testing

May 14, 2020

On May 12, when an official drive-up COVID-19 testing site opened on the side of Morgan Care Pharmacy at 30th and P Streets in Georgetown, there was one client, according to a volunteer pharmacist on duty. The next day, a …

Mane-Taining my Sanity

May 6, 2020

Going virtual is tough enough for shops and restaurants, but a good number have made a  pandemic pivot, taking orders online and delivering right to homebound customers’ doorsteps.

For local businesses offering personal services, however, the situation is dire. Hairstyling

Slow Bustling in Georgetown

April 27, 2020

Georgetown may be officially shut down. Most all the retail shops are closed and neighbors are sheltering in place. Only occasional cars drive through the residential neighborhoods and commercial streets. There is ample parking everywhere.

But Georgetown is not dead.…

In Lockdown, Every Pet Is a Therapy Animal


Is your beloved household pet keeping you from going insane during the coronavirus quarantine? Or pushing you closer to the brink of madness?

The Georgetowner wants to hear all about the hijinks, shenanigans and adorable (deplorable?) behavior of our readers’ …

Mane-taining My Sanity

April 23, 2020

My mother often did it in the afternoon. There she would be, in shorts and just her bra, with an old towel wrapped around her shoulders, clipped in the middle by a wooden clothespin.

I should have remembered that part …