Looking Back: Biggest Georgetown Stories of 2012 (October Through December)
Continuing our roundup of the biggest stories of the year.
2012 brought a mix of hyperlocal news and regionally-relevant events to Georgetown Patch throughout the year.
Here, we continue rounding up the most-read stories of 2012.
October — October was all about Sandy, or Frankenstorm as it was first being called for its near-Halloween arrival. The massive storm system, which caused extensive damage north of the DC area, did not hit Georgetown as hard as was feared it might. The Washington Harbour raised the flood walls in anticipation of record flooding, but in the end only the boardwalk was inundated with water.
November — Comcast's new utility boxes generated some serious ire among residents who complained the "small refrigerator-sized green boxes" were "sprouting like weeds" on Georgetown's historic streets. Comcast eventually agreed to work with neighbors to go through the normal historic review processes to find an aesthetically acceptable solution.
December —Georgetown's waterfront ice rink opened in December to much fanfare. A "Winter on the Water" celebration brought together local officials, Washington Harbour businesses and the House of Sweden. The new rink brings life to an area of Georgetown that was otherwise desolate during the winter months.
We'll recap everything Tuesday.