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3400 block of Q St.

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C is for Cookie (Tour)

Do you like cookies? Of course you do! Do you like tours? Well, maybe right? But what if the tour is about cookies? Jackpot.

Next month, Georgetown Main Street is organizing the first (annual?) Georgetown Cookie Tour. For just $25 you’ll get to a passport to a free cookie at twelve different bakeries and sweet shops around the neighborhood. Which will be a good way to burn off some of the calories!

The tour is on December 11 and tickets can be bought here. Don’t miss it!

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The Morning Metropolitan

Apple green door
Photo by Jeff Vincent.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Georgetown Metropolis

1500 block of 35 St.

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Georgetown Time Machine: Old M St. Bridge

This week for Georgetown Time Machine, GM is checking out a photo of the old M St. Bridge. The photo, from the DDOT archives, shows the bridge in 1911 before it was rebuilt into its current form fifteen years later.

GM would try to sum up the history of this bridge, but Wikipedia does it well enough already:

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The Morning Metropolitan

Autumn on the Canal
Photo by Jeff Vincent.

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1600 block of 35th St.

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The Failed Effort to Return Streetcars to Georgetown…in the 70s

Last decade, Mayor Adrian Fenty announced an ambitious plan to create a 37-mile streetcar network throughout DC. It would, in part, recreate the network that existed in the city prior to its demise in 1962. And the plan called for a line to Georgetown. Unfortunately, after Fenty’s successor, Vincent Gray, bungled the first leg of the system, the whole plan got shelved beyond that stub line.

So Georgetown seems unlikely to see streetcars rumbling through any time soon. But this was but the second time that the city seriously considered restoring streetcar service to Georgetown. In the late 70s, DDOT commissioned a study to bring back a trolley to the neighborhood. Needless to say, it didn’t come to fruition.

The study came about after an effort from Georgetown businesses looking to improve the transit connection to the neighborhood. And prior to that, several citizens groups, including the Citizens Association of Georgetown, had produced their own report promoting the restoration of rail service.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Autumn on the Potomac River
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Give Thanks by Giving Back

As you get ready for a (more) normal Thanksgiving next week week, it’s important to take some time to think about those that have much less than us to be thankful for. And to turn those thoughts into action, please consider giving to Georgetown Ministry Center.

The institution, based right in the heart of Georgetown, offer services and programs to the area’s homeless. And in cold winter nights, it offers a place to sleep, which can be a question of life or death. As GM wrote back in October, the center is trying to adjust to the challenges of Covid, and could certainly use your help in doing so.

If you’re a federal employee who participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, please add the center (CFC# 31661) to your list of charities. Then pass the gravy!

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