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Editor's Notebook: Ice Skating, Murder Case Update and More

A look at a few of the most notable stories this week on Georgetown Patch.

Ice Skating Rink Ready by November

And boy are people excited. Patch reported earlier this week that construction has begun on the seasonal ice rink at the Georgetown waterfront. They hope to have it ready for skating just before Thanksgiving. Get more details here.

Georgetown Murder Case Closer to Trial

This week the attorneys in the Albrecht Muth case updated the judge on their evidence sharing (or alleged insufficient sharing) for the trial for Viola Drath's August 2011 murder. Muth appeared in court, thin, pale and weak thanks to a hunger strike he recently re-initiated. His attorneys and their experts are preparing to argue that Muth is not competent to stand trial, though government experts think otherwise. Read about this week's status hearing here.

Other local news you might have missed:

  • Georgetown darling and former Betsey Johnson store manager Jenny Zinn finds a new retail home in Georgetown.
  • Hyde-Addison Parents would like a crossing guard at a busy Wisconsin Avenue intersection.
  • The Guy Mason Dog Park is closed for renovations. 
  • Cheers for Children is still selling tickets for the Cafe Milano event and welcomes silent auction donations.

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