Editor's Notebook: Closing Schools, Ice Skating and More
A look at a few of the most notable stories this week on Georgetown Patch.
After months of anticipation the new ice rink at the Georgetown waterfront will open quietly on Nov. 19, waiting to celebrate with true fanfare Dec. 1. The "Winter on the Water" event from 4 to 7 p.m. complements the Swedish Christmas Bazaar at the neighboring House of Sweden from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the same day. Also check out our photo gallery of the rink's construction over the course of a month.
This week D.C. Public Schools announced a list of 20 schools that could close at the end of the school year, including Garrison Elementary and Francis Stevens Education Campus.
Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans told Patch, "We need to close schools. We need to close lots of schools." But he then criticized the proposed closures at Ward 2's Garrison and raised concerns about appropriate use at Francis Stevens.
Other local news you may have missed:
- GU: Man Solicits Georgetown Student from Car
- Georgetown Hotels Book Up for 2013 Presidential Inauguration
- Police Release Suspect Description from Indecent Exposure Incident
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