Rose Park Is Buzzing With Activity

January 14, 2021

On Jan. 13, a warm winter afternoon in Georgetown, a lively, laughing masked woman — wearing a black robe covered with numbers and a bright red cap — cajoles a number of under-seven-year-olds sitting in colorfully chalked circles six feet …

Spring Semester at Georgetown University

January 11, 2021

The spring 2021 semester at Georgetown University begins this Wednesday, Jan. 13. As announced by President John DeGioia in November, due to the winter surge of COVID-19 cases in D.C. and elsewhere, all undergraduate courses are being offered virtually. However, …

Flying During COVID? Millions Take the Risk

December 31, 2020

This reporter was among the millions of Americans who flew during the Christmas holidays this year, despite the COVID pandemic. There were many surprises on the way to a two-week stay with my twin sister in Santa Barbara, California, our …

Holiday Light Displays: A Cure for Cabin Fever

December 21, 2020

This year has been unlike any other in memory. It’s safe to say, as the song goes, we all “need a little Christmas.” Luckily, there are many options to get out and enjoy some fresh winter air, either socially distanced …

Home From College During the Pandemic: It’s Lonely

December 13, 2020

“How’re your kids doing in college this year?” is a question many Georgetown parents are hearing these days. Increasingly the answer is: “Well, they’re happy when they can be on campus, but all their classes are remote. Oh, and they …

On Its Way to D.C., Foxtrot Market Launches Awards Program

December 10, 2020

Foxtrot Market, the reinvented version of the local convenience store, is coming to Georgetown. In advance of the store’s planned arrival in March, the company has launched the Up and Comers Small Makers Awards to help small businesses succeed.

“Since …

’Tis the Season: Holiday Advice

December 9, 2020

My favorite time of the year is Dec. 22, the day after the winter solstice, when hours of daylight slowly, imperceptibly increase. It always gives me hope.

For most of us, 2020 has been one long bleak midwinter, with little …

Hyde-Addison to Reopen, Teacher-less, for a Few

December 7, 2020

Like every other District public school, Georgetown’s Hyde-Addison Elementary at 3219 O St. NW, completely renovated in 2019, has been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic. DC Public Schools canceled scheduled hybrid opening dates in September, then in November.…

Brand Guild Co-Founder Renovates ‘Beeler Fountain’ at Glen Echo

November 30, 2020

When Barbara Martin learned her college roommate Stephanie Beeler, a longtime employee of the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey, had a grim cancer diagnosis, she channeled her energy into doing some good.

Martin, co-founder and co-CEO of the …

Have Yourself a Cozy Holiday Season — Without Leaving Georgetown

November 19, 2020

It goes without saying: this year has been, well, different, to say the least. Many would even call it rough.

With the upcoming holiday season, stores around the country are hoping people will still spend money during the most festive …