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People Worth Knowing Right Now

GM ran this article last year during a heat wave, and with the onset of another stretch of unbearable heat, he decided to run it again.

It’s incredibly hot outside already. And there’s no better way to cool off than a dip in a pool. But what if you don’t have a pool, and the public pools aren’t open? What you do is get to know someone with a pool. And it turns out that the city helps you identify whom to befriend.

Among many other data sets, the city keeps a record of all the pools in the city. And better yet, they keep the data in mapable form. So a couple quick clicks on Google, and voila, a map of all the pools in Georgetown. All the blue squares above are pools. Now you just need to figure out how to chat these neighbors up. Or just jump their fence when you know they’re not around (kidding!)

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Pools Open This Weekend

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Over the last couple weekends, GM has been awfully tempted to jump the Volta Park pool fence for a dip. But thankfully, starting this weekend such trespassing will no longer be necessary! The public pools open up for the season.

The pools will only be open for the weekends until school is out June 18th. Then they’ll be open on the weekdays at various times.

Here’s the schedules for Georgetown pools:

  • Volta Park: Sat and Sunday 12-6, Tuesday through Friday (after June 18th) 4:30-8:00, closed Mondays.
  • Jelleff Pool: Sat and Sunday 12-6, Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm, closed Wednesday

These would be new times for both pools. Volta Park is losing its weekday afternoon hours and Jelleff is getting greatly expanded hours. GM will try to confirm if these are in fact the new hours.

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These Are the People Worth Knowing Right Now

It’s incredibly hot outside already. And there’s no better way to cool off than a dip in a pool. But what if you don’t have a pool, and the public pools aren’t open? What you do is get to know someone with a pool. And it turns out that the city helps you identify whom to befriend.

Among many other data sets, the city keeps a record of all the pools in the city. And better yet, they keep the data in mapable form. So a couple quick clicks on Google, and voila, a map of all the pools in Georgetown. All the blue squares above are pools. Now you just need to figure out how to chat these neighbors up. Or just jump their fence when you know they’re not around (kidding!)

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