A Handful of Silver Linings

January 13, 2021

When we set out to plan the January issue of The Georgetowner, we thought about making the theme “Outlook 2021.” After some careful discussion — and following last week’s siege on the Capitol — we soon realized that no one …

Out With the Old, and In With the Blues

December 9, 2020

Blue is a universally popular color for both women and men. More than the color one wears, blue describes temperature, sentiments and ideologies that range from hot to cold. A friend of mine once said, no matter where he goes …

Georgetown Commercial Real Estate Shifts to Smaller, More Vibrant Start-Ups

September 17, 2020

As national-brand retailers declare bankruptcy across the United States and the coronavirus pandemic has triggered the worst economic contraction since the Great Depression, the commercial real estate sector in Georgetown has not been immune to recent market downturns. Given Georgetown’s …

Back to School (Sort of) in Georgetown

August 13, 2020

As schools in D.C. and Georgetown grapple with being fully online, fully in-person or a mix this fall, we must ask: What is best for children, teachers and staff — along with economic and, most of all, public health?

“It’s …

Virtual Learning Is Here to Stay

“There’s been more experimentation with pedagogy in the last five months at Georgetown than in the last 200 years.” — Douglas Reed of Georgetown University

As the nation grapples with the ever-widening coronavirus pandemic and the imminent start of the …

Staycationing by Bike

July 15, 2020

By Sophia D. Merow for Altor Locks

With air travel curtailed, attractions closed, money unexpectedly tight, summer 2020 is shaping up to be the summer of the staycation. European holidays are out, cruises almost unthinkable, even hotel stays fraught with …

Bike Fever


As the summer sunshine glows, a resurgence of bike fever has hit the residents of the nation’s capital. Renewed interest in biking in the bright open air, after months of pandemic …

Father’s Day 2020, Unlike Any Other

June 17, 2020

This Sunday, June 21, is Father’s Day, the third Sunday of June, the day after the summer solstice — the longest day of the year.

But Father’s Day 2020 is also unquestionably unlike any other experienced by those living today. …

Dining and Shopping Return with a (Masked) Smile, Delayed by Protesters

June 3, 2020

In a letter announcing the return of outdoor dining to Fiola Mare on the Georgetown waterfront, owner and chef Fabio Trabocchi — also of Fiola DC, Sfoglina and Del Mar —
penned these reassuring words to his customers in preparation …

My Georgetown: Madeleine Albright

May 20, 2020

Georgetown has long been home to many public figures. But for all their fame, or notoriety, they all have one thing in common: Georgetown is home, the place they brush their teeth and exist as regular people.

So, during these …