The Importance of Arts Education 

March 9, 2022

Nowadays, we hear a lot about the importance of a STEM — or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — education. Some schools have added an “A” to this formula to […]

Ukrainian Georgetowner Appeals for Help, Understanding

February 28, 2022

The Georgetowner recently received this letter from a Ukrainian and longtime Georgetown resident Alla Rogers appealing for help in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: By Alla Rogers How can […]

Ukraine’s Profile in Courage


The situation in Ukraine is your classic David-and-Goliath story and, at this moment, it looks as though David may be winning. Or at least holding his own. Ukrainian president Volodymyr […]

Margaret Brennan of ‘Face the Nation’ Discusses Ukraine at Q&A Café 

February 24, 2022

Margaret Brennan, moderator of “Face the Nation,” at CBS News, drew a capacity crowd to Carol Joynt’s Q&A Café Feb 22 at the George Town Club.   A producer at “Face […]

Knowing and Celebrating Georgetown’s Black History  

February 9, 2022

Thirty years ago, The Georgetowner hosted a reception for a book that helped the town rediscover part of its past. “Black Georgetown Remembered” is now a classic of Black history […]

Carl Bernstein: From D.C. Juvie to Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist

January 27, 2022

Carl Bernstein — The Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who with Bob Woodward exposed the Watergate scandal that brought down President Nixon in 1973 — grew up in Tenleytown and Silver Spring. When […]

January 6, One Year On: The World Is Watching 

January 6, 2022

On this day, one year past, the sovereign people of the world’s oldest constitutional republic pause to reflect on the horrific events of January 6, 2021, the single most traumatic […]

Hark! What Craziness Crosses Our Transom? 

December 27, 2021

A rich assortment of unsolicited potential content comes across a newspaper’s transom each day — much of it well-intentioned, but silly.   Of course, the news business couldn’t survive a day […]

“In a World Full of Grinches, Be a Griswold”

December 13, 2021

“In a world full of grinches, be a Griswold.”    That’s a recently discovered T-Shirt quote that really resonates as this year draws to a close. Reflecting on The Grinch on Mount Crumpet, […]

2021 Georgetowners of the Year   

December 8, 2021

The naming of Georgetowners of the Year has been a tradition of The Georgetowner newspaper for decades. This year’s group, selected by the editorial board, includes a church, a congregation and pastor, a […]