ANC: Former Latham Hotel Site Is ‘Blighted Property’

January 7, 2021

Warned and ready, Georgetown was spared a repeat of June’s street violence last night, Jan. 6, following out-of-town protesters’ assault on the U.S. Capitol. Today, as after the June incidents, new fences and shielding are going up on the Hill, …

Richard ‘Dick’ Thornburgh, 1932-2020


On the last day of 2020, in a nursing home near Pittsburgh, his birthplace, Richard “Dick” Lewis Thornburgh died at age 88 of natural causes.

The only Republican to serve two successive terms as governor of Pennsylvania, from 1979 to …

In Wake of Rioting, Bowser Declares, Then Extends Public Emergency


In reaction to the invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a ragtag army of supporters of President Donald Trump’s false claim of election fraud — many in sweatshirts printed with MAGA CIVIL WAR JANUARY 6, 2021 — D.C. Mayor Muriel …

D.C. Braces for Joint Session of Congress, Protests

January 4, 2021

Pandemic aside, anxiety levels in the District — and elsewhere — are on the rise during this first full week of 2021. Anticipating large-scale pro-Trump protests in downtown D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday, Jan. 3, announced the activation of …

Kitty Kelley Book Club: David Rubenstein’s ‘How to Lead’


By Kitty Kelley

The Irish were the first to master the art of television conversation with “The Late Late Show,” moderated by Gay Byrne in Dublin from 1962 to 1990 and still running today with various hosts. Then came the …

Tech Tip: What to Do Before You Go to Starbucks


So you’re in the car on the way home from Starbucks, basking in the glow of consuming your triple-shot low-foam extra-hot pumpkin-spice latte, when you suddenly realize your laptop has gone missing. You drive back like the caffeinated lunatic you …

ANC Monday: New Officers, Jelleff Center, Decks for Streateries


The January public meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will be held online via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. It can be accessed HERE. No fee or account is needed. Those without a computer or access …

Local Man Charged With Arson in S St. House Fire

December 31, 2020

An S Street NW residence was vandalized and set ablaze during the middle of the day on Monday, Dec. 28. Owners Dale and Melissa Overmyer and their children were not at home. Caught on video, a local man, Samuel Kalinski, …

Georgetown Suites: No More Rooms at the Inn


The Georgetown Suites hotel — which until recently was promoting inaugural packages and special reservation discounts — permanently closed its doors on Nov. 30.

Visitors to the website were greeted with this gnomic and unrevealing message: “It has been our …

Next Print Issue of The Georgetowner: Jan. 13

December 28, 2020

The next print issue of The Georgetowner — and the first of the new year — will be on its way to every Georgetown mailbox on Jan. 13, 2021.

That’s right, 2020 will soon be behind us. And we’d just …