Sunday, May 19, 2013
Attorney general gets the nomination for governor.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. See: VA GOP Nominates Ken Cuccinelli for Governor's Race The full text of Cuccinelli’s speech runs below: I think you now have a better sense of why I’m one of the luckiest guys in Virginia. I want to thank my wife, Teiro - who is such a great advocate for me and our shared principles - and my children who have stood by me every step of the way. I also want to thank my mother and father for being here today and providing great examples for me over the years. Wherever you are from in Virginia, Teiro and I are thankful you are here and we are humbled by your support. With today being …
A look at a few of the most notable stories this week on Georgetown Patch.
Arcuri Eying Early June Opening The American-Italian restaurant will open at 2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW, formerly home to Kavanagh's Pizza Pub, and hopes to open on early June. Read more about the new Glover Park restaurant. Chainsaw Cuts Away 220-Year-Old Tree in Georgetown An American white oak tree, which may have be original to a Georgetown estate with ties to George Washington himself, had to be cut down this week on the Tudor Place estate. Read about why the historic tree had to come down and watch the video of the chainsaws at work. Other news you might have missed: Want to stay on top of news in Georgetown? Sign up for our daily or breaking news emails.
The 11th annual Georgetown Concerts in the Park kicks off the 2013 season with a Rockin’ the Green concert featuring Georgetown's own Rebecca McCabe and Honky Tonk Confidential at Volta Park tonight at 5.
From condos to expansive single-family homes, see Georgetown homes for sale are open for viewing this weekend.
Each weekend, Patch highlights several homes for sale with open houses in Georgetown and the 20007 Zip code. We're not being paid by any real estate agents. We're not doing any favors for the homeowners. These are just a few listings that we think might interest you—our readers. Click on a listing below and you will be automatically linked to Zillow.com for complete listing information. In case you missed it: Happy house hunting! 3251 Prospect St. NW #301 (condo) 4004 Highwood Ct. NW 3644 Reservoir Rd. NW See more Georgetown real estate news here.
The goal of the annual luncheon is to feed all 300 personnel of the Second District Metropolitan Police Department in appreciation of their work in Georgetown, Glover Park and beyond.
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended lowering the legal blood alcohol content limit to 0.05 from 0.08. Tell us: Would you support a lower BAC? Do you think it would curb drunk driving?
Having a few drinks at that summer barbecue? You may soon have to be even more careful before getting behind the wheel. This week, the National Transportation Safety Board voted on a recommendation that would lower the legal limit for drivers' blood alcohol level to 0.05, arguing it would significantly reduce the drunk driving-related deaths reported each year. In Virginia and DC, along with all other states, the legal limit is now 0.08 — the equivalent, for a 180 pound man, of around four 12 oz beers in an hour, according to this blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator. A limit of 0.05 would hold a 180 pound man to fewer than three beers an hour before he gets behind the wheel; a 140 pound woman would be just over the limit after consuming…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished fourth.
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14. The bay colt, ridden by 50-year old Gary Stevens and owned by Calumet Farm, took the lead early from Goldencents and won the $1 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by 1 ¾ lengths holding off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute in 1:57.54. Oxbow also ended hopes for a Triple Crown winner for another year. Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, never got started from his No. 1 post position and finished a disappointing fourth. "I get paid to spoil dreams," Lukas said after the race. "You can’t mail it in, it’s a different surface, a different …
The 20007 ZIP code has 78 homes on the market for $1 million or more right now.
With 237 homes sold for $1 million or more from January 2012 to March 2013, Georgetown is a top 10 ZIP code nationwide for luxury home sales. Data from real estate website Redfin places the 20007 ZIP code at No. 9 in the country. As of Thursday, there were 78 homes on the market in the 20007 ZIP code priced at $1 million or more, according to the MRIS real estate listings. The most expensive property is at 2507 Foxhall Road NW and is listed for $14,900,000. (You can take a virtual tour of 2507 Foxhall Road here.) The top four markets according to Redfin are in California. Boston’s Back Bay ranks fifth, followed by Paradise Valley near Pheonix, Clyde’s Hill/West Bellevue near Seattle, Streeterville in Chicago, Georgetown and Preston Center …
Plus, saving the sparrows in this week's roundup of weird news.
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening in at least one of them. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Weird Virginia/DC usually runs on Patch sites every Saturday. A West Potomac High School student wanted to ask his date to the prom in grand style. That's why he rode in on a horse. Senior Ian Thompson rented a horse, and with a bouquet of red roses, rode to sophomore Nikki Amico's house and asked her to the prom. Thompson said he had a few ideas on how to ask Amico but they were quite expensive. The "prom-posal" was the first time he had ever ridden a horse. She said yes, by the way. In other animal news, check out this sweet story from…
The film, showing in Georgetown, is rated PG-13.
Star Trek Into Darkness has opened in theaters nationwide. Here are the showtimes at the movie theaters showing Star Trek Into Darkness in Georgetown: ----- REVIEW Boy, this is going to be one short review. This movie has more spoilers than the 1967 Enterprise had Tribbles…and in the interest of full disclosure, this is written by the Cinema Siren who owns chairs from the Voyager show, can list the original episodes in order of appearance, has a T-shirt with a quote in Klingon, and a model of the Enterprise signed by all the original cast members. That is to say, fandom lives here. Any experience of watching the new release by director J. J. Abrams would naturally be filtered through a brain steeped in Star Trek knowledge and lore. That…