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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.

Andres Helps O’Connell Celebrate 40 Years

The Georgetowner takes this opportunity to heartily congratulate Patrick O’Connell on the 40th anniversary of the beloved Inn at Little Washington and welcome José Andrés to Georgetown.

African Art Museum Director Speaks in Georgetown

In his work, not only for museums but as a writer, lecturer and broadcaster, Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford has sought to overcome the centuries-long assault on and denigration of African culture.

Christ Church Marks 200 Years

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at the Georgetown landmark for a special service commemorating the laying of the church cornerstone on May 12, 1818.

Georgetown Gateway Designs Shared

The designs will be presented at the next meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E on Monday, April 30, and are expected to have a preliminary review by the Old Georgetown Board soon after. 

Remembering APRIL 4, 1968: The death of Martin Luther King Jr.

A bulletin had just come in reporting Martin Luther King’s wounding by a sniper in Memphis. Shortly after, a second flash told the world of his death.

Dog of the Week: Olive

In the Georgetowner's second Dog of the Week column, we feature a Wheaten Terrier, Olive — named for the Georgetown street, not the garnish in your martini.

One-Sided Parking Sparks Lively Debate at ANC

The hall at Visitation School was standing room only Feb. 26, and the commission devoted over an hour to two proposals by Commissioners Jim Wilcox and Peter Murphy.

Florida High School Alums Grieve in D.C.

Well over 100 Stoneman Douglas alumni came together in Georgetown with supporters and legislators on a few days’ notice Feb. 27 to grieve, to support and to plan.

This Thursday: Breakfast with Air and Space’s Jakab

Peter L. Jakab, chief curator of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will speak at the next Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club.