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Del. Norton Cites D.C. Statehood Progress

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton reported on Feb. 21 that she had introduced H.R.51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and obtained a record 155 original cosponsors.

Burleith House Decorating Contest Adds ‘People’s Choice’

Burleith Citizens Association members can email burleithevents@gmail.com to tell the judges which decorated home they love best.

Nobel Laureates Feted at House of Sweden

Four Nobel laureates attended a Nov. 13 celebration at House of Sweden: Paul Romer (Economics), George P. Smith (Chemistry), Frances Arnold (Chemistry) and James Allison (Physiology or Medicine).

Georgetown Marks Armistice Centenary

A solemn International Service of Remembrance, attended by representatives from nations involved in World War I, was held at Christ Church on Nov. 11.

DAR Unveils New Marker at Oak Hill

The legacy of William Tyler Page lives on in the American’s Creed, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It is still read by new citizens at their naturalization ceremonies.

Taste of Georgetown Soggy But Fun

Despite a fairly continual rain, this year’s edition attracted Georgetown visitors and residents of all ages, including students and families with young children.

A Rising Tide for Boomerang Boat Tours

Boomerang's Nikki and Dave DuBois have been operating at a busy pace, which gets going around St. Patrick’s Day, accelerates when the cherry blossoms come out and keeps up through New Year's Eve.

Worm-Sized Snakes Close Down Georgetown Library

Officially ring-necked snakes (Diadophis punctatus), the diminutive reptiles are very commonly found in the northern Virginia region, particularly in moist areas, including river floodplains.

A Summer Picnic and Pedal in Georgetown

The Rosewood hotel, located at 1050 31st St. NW, now allows guests to rent upscale bicycles packed with a picnic-basket lunch for an afternoon of self-guided touring.

Rollin’ on the River

The 405-mile Potomac isn’t the 2,320-mile Mississippi, and Georgetown isn’t New Orleans or Memphis, but if you come down to our partly tidal river, you’ll find plenty of people who live, work and play there, especially in the summertime.