Monday, July 23, 2012
You won't find a Walmart nearby, but there are several local shops close to Georgetown to outfit your new dorm room.
Back-to-school season is just around the corner. For younger students, that means buying new pens and pencils, a trendy lunchbox and perfect first day of school duds. For students headed to college, back-to-school shopping is a whole different ballgame. Collegians need to be outfitted with everything from extra-long twin sheets and a mini-fridge to flip flops for the community shower to futons. We've set up this guide for incoming Georgetown University and George Washington University students. You won't find a Walmart in our quaint corner of Washington, but we have several smaller stores where you can stock up on essentials.
Monday, June 18, 2012
'Rush Plus' expands service during rush hour
Metro rolls out its new rush hour program, "Rush Plus," today during rush hours on the Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange lines. For Georgetowners who rely on the Blue and Orange Lines, these changes will mean more frequent trains for Orange Line riders and longer waits for Blue Line customers. Rush Plus "is designed to ease crowding, improve the commuting experience for Metrorail riders on the Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow lines, and prepare for the future Silver Line," according to the metro press release about the changes. Expanded service will result in 18 new Orange Line trains during rush hour. The increased service will impact 21 stations, to include Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn. Though the same number of trains will travel through Foggy …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The third annual Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit features 13 sculptures by 15 artists.
Thirteen sculptures by 15 artists bring together neighbors in the Foggy Bottom Historic District as they celebrate the community's third annual Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. It runs through October 20. The founders and co-directors of the exhibit, Jackie Lemire, Jill Nevius and Mary Kay Shaw, began the tradition in 2008 to "introduce sculpture into the community and bring neighbors together" according to a media release about the exhibit. Curator Laura Roulet developed Sculpting Outside the Lines, this year’s theme. "Utilizing unexpected sites and surprising penetration of art into everyday settings, this exhibit seeks engagement with the Foggy Bottom neighborhood and community at large,” said Roulet in a prepared …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Combined the two stations nearest Georgetown account for just one percent of the system's crimes.
The two metro stations nearest to Georgetown, Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle, together accounted for just over one percent of system-wide crime in 2011, according to a new Metro Security Report. Last year, Metro saw an 18.2 percent year-over-year reduction in crime on buses and in its 86 metro stations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Part I (violent and property) crimes tallied for the report were: Aggravated Assault, Homicide, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft, Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft, Rape/Sexual Offenses and Robbery. Among the 37 D.C. stations on the crime report, Dupont ranked 23rd with 15 crimes and Foggy Bottom ranked 26th with 10 crimes. System-wide, Dupont ranked 41st and Foggy Bottom 51st. The most crime-ridden station in both D…
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Foggy Bottom Metro has a history of flooding issues.
Metro is planning for this weekend’s expected pass of Hurricane Irene and the winds and rain that may accompany it late Saturday and into Sunday morning. Metro is taking steps in advance to prevent service disruptions. Specifically: “We’re putting all of our resources in place to address any issues that arise out of the extreme weather conditions this weekend,” said Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles. “We will be updating our customers through our website, Twitter, email alerts and the media.” Metro maintenance personnel have delivered more than 2,000 sandbags at stations that historically have had water flow above the curb, down the escalators into stations. The list of stations includes Cleveland Park, King Street, Southern …