Georgetowners of the Year for 2020

December 11, 2020

The naming of Georgetowners of the Year has been a tradition of The Georgetowner newspaper for decades. In this pandemic year, The Georgetowner newspaper salutes longtime residents and businesspersons who have given freely of their time, making our special neighborhood …

What’s Out and What’s In?

December 9, 2020

HQ2, an impeached president, the COVID-19 pandemic, the postponed Olympic Summer Games, Dr. Fauci, PPE and PPP, essential workers, Zoom videoconferencing, streateries, from Jack Evans to Brooke Pinto, Warren, Sanders, the Green New Deal, Biden/Harris, Tiger King, Comet NEOWISE, the …

In the Light, the Scourge of 2020 Recedes


In the Light, the Scourge of 2020 Rescinds

In this worst year ever — at least in our lifetimes — we are straining to look beyond our holiday blues, to see past this pandemic and the record deaths (300,000) in …

Swan Song for Trumpers in D.C. (photos)

November 14, 2020

On the same day, Nov. 14, that Fox News, CNN and other news outlets said President-elect Joseph Biden won 306 electoral votes, matching President Donald Trump’s numbers from four years ago, more than 15,000 Trump supporters held rallies in Washington, …

BIDEN TIME

November 11, 2020

Anyone who was paying attention on Saturday, Nov. 7, heard and saw much of America rejoicing outside, on the sidewalks and on the streets, after the media call that proclaimed Joe Biden president-elect.

For many in Georgetown and elsewhere, the …

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

October 28, 2020

“Thank you for your service.”

This is not a phrase I ever expected to be directed to me. But voter after voter thanked us for staffing the voting center at Hardy Middle School (Go, Hawks!) this Tuesday, Oct. 27, the …

RBG Is the Point of Your Vote

October 16, 2020

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Sept. 18, a flood of tributes and future promises rose among her many admirers. To visit the front of the Supreme Court those first days after the 87-year-old’s death was a proud, tearful …

At 66, Getting More Online All the Time

October 14, 2020

This newspaper just turned 66 years old — but is not ready to apply for Social Security. 

On Oct. 7, 1954, The Georgetowner was founded, appropriately enough on Wisconsin Avenue, in the household store known as Little Caledonia. Founder Ami …

The Georgetowner Endorses …


There’s an almost obligatory judgment going around about the 2020 presidential election campaign: that voters are now indeed faced with the most important election in their — perhaps the nation’s — lifetime.

What can we say, besides admitting to being …

In Defense of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

September 14, 2020

Today, Sept. 14, is the 206th anniversary of the song that would become our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

While the song and its author, Francis Scott Key — who lived in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. — remain subject to strong …