The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Bill Starrels.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3200 block of Reservoir St.

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When Dolphins Swam to Georgetown

Photo by Timothy Wildey.

It’s hard to believe it, but right now a large number of bottlenose dolphins call the Potomac river home, for at least part of the year. In fact, hundreds of them have been spotted in the Chesapeake Bay, near the mouth of the Potomac River. And it’s from this large group that the Potomac sightings likely originate.

It’s viewed as an example of the great progress that the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay has made that these dolphins have settled in. (In fact it was announced last week that the bay is cleaner than it has been for 33 years). But this isn’t the first time dolphins have swum the waters of the Potomac. In fact they came as far as Georgetown once. Continue reading

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The C & O Canal

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A Tree Rebounds

Trees can be surprisingly resilient. And a good example of that is a healthy London plane on 33rd St. just north of O St.

Today it appears like a nicely progressing tree with two primary trunks splitting off at about seven feet off the ground. But that split has a cause, and that’s a violent storm in the spring of 2015. It left the tree looking like this: Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Wayne Thune.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • They already painted over the fake Commander Salamander facade. It would’ve been cool if they left it up.
  • Although it won’t be delivering newsprint to our doorstep, a new local news site, the DC Line, has been founded by some ex-Current staff. Check it out!

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