GLOW With the Holiday Spirit this Weekend

This weekend, the BID is staging the inaugural GLOW holiday event. Check out the details:

Friday, December 12
The 42nd Street Singers classic holiday carolers, 6:30-7 p.m. performance at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW) and roaming performances throughout Georgetown until 9:30 p.m.
Laissez Foure New Orlean-style jazz, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dean & Deluca patio.

Saturday, December 13
The Georgetown Phantoms Georgetown University a capella group,  6:30-7 p.m. performance at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW).
Laissez Foure New Orlean-style jazz, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dean & Deluca patio.

Sunday, December 14
St. Lucia Swedish Youth Choir, 6:30-7 p.m. performance at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW).

 

On top of the music, there will be a contest to select the best decorated shop window among the neighborhoods over 400 shops. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3200 block of M St.

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City Adopts Circulator Extension Without Service Cuts (For Now)

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Yesterday, DDOT released its final plan for new Circulator service for the coming years. GM has raised some alarms previously about how the apparently beneficial changes could ultimately mean reduced service for Georgetowners. Reflecting his later reporting, the initial changes are all positive for Georgetown, although future additional proposals may change that.

First the good news.

As expected, DDOT is proposing to extend the Union Station to Georgetown Circulator route all the way to the cathedral. It will continue up Wisconsin Ave. all the way to the underground garage at the cathedral.

This will obviously be a good benefit to Georgetowners heading up the hill, either to Glover Park or beyond. Yes the 30 series WMATA buses do the same route, but this will increase the frequency of options for Georgetowners. And while there’s only so many time you need to go to the cathedral, it’s worth noting that it’s only a short walk from there to the west Cleveland Park shops and restaurants along Wisconsin. Continue reading

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The Baby Boom Keeps Booming

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Periodically as the Census Bureau releases various data on the population of Georgetown, on topic GM has written about is the apparent Baby Boom in Georgetown.

GM first wrote about it back in 2009, when he looked at the 1990 Census data and compared it to the 2000 data and found that Georgetown’s child population grew at a rate of 27% over ten years. Here’s updated the figures as newer data is released. The most recent hard data was of course the 2010 Census, that confirmed that the ten year growth was still booming.

If anything, the even more recent data shows the boom accelerating. Without further ado here’s the data:

Kids 2000 Census 2010 Census 2013 5 Year ACS
Under 5 305 400 606
Under 10 504 651 863
Under 20 690 1164 1599

The last column is the most recent data, the Five Year Estimate for 2009-2013 from the American Community Survey. What that means is that this is what the Census Bureau thinks the average number is over these five years; it’s not a snapshot as of 2013. Continue reading

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