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Georgetown's Fall Days of Design Nov. 7 & 8

November 5, 2019

The Georgetown Design District’s Fall Days of Design returns Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8.


Head to the Georgetown Design District for two days of interior design events at design showrooms and a collective cocktail crawl, with sips and bites at participating stores. Plus, partake in the passport program, visit showrooms, collect 4 or more stamps and be entered to win prizes.


JOIN THE GEORGETOWN DESIGN DISTRICT SHOWROOMS FOR A FALL COCKTAIL CRAWL on Thursday, November 7 from 5–8 pm.Enjoy sips and bites at participating showrooms, collect 4+ different showroom stamps on your passport and be entered to win prizes!


COCKTAIL CRAWL PARTICIPATING SHOWROOMS: BoConcept, Circa Lighting, DUXIANA, German Kitchen Center, JANUS et Cie, Potrona Frau, Resource Furniture, The Shade Store, Waterworks


Prizes include: two-piece glass vase set from Baker, $70 BoConcept gift voucher, table lamp from Circa LightingDUXIANA set of Belvedere sheets, JANUS et Cie small barnacle vase, handmade leather pencil case from Poltrona FrauResource Furniture gift basket, $500 The Shade Store raffle, Waterworks luxury bath set, W.T. Weaver & Sons bronze Crosswater, London Berea widespread faucet with push drain

Drop off your completed passport by November 8, 2019 at any participating showroom for a chance to win one of these prizes. Winners will be notified by November 15, 2019.

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Raskin Rallies Potomac Peeps against Trump Corruption

September 26, 2019

"The American people are ready and eager for us to confront the President on acts of lawlessness that are coming out of the White House on a daily basis." So said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), speaking to a group of supporters Sunday in Potomac. He was talking about his legislation defending the Emoluments Clause, the part of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits presidents and federal officeholders from receiving any gift, payment or other thing of value from a foreign state or its representatives. 

Rep. Raskin addresses Potomac supporters (Photo by: Beth Solomon) Rep. Raskin addresses Potomac supporters
One of the first members of Congress to call for impeachment on principle, constitutional lawyer Raskin drew a large crowd hosted by Joyce and Philip Schneider, a prominent spine surgeon in Chevy Chase, to generate support for Democrats nationwide.   

Before this week's head-spinning news cycle involving Ukraine, Raskin was adamant that the payments President Trump has received through his businesses are a violation of the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

"I did a complete study of every single request by a U.S. president for approval of an emolument," Raskin said. "Abraham Lincoln...took the time to send to Congress these two big elephant tusks that he received from the King of Siam. They were like his prize possessions. He really wanted to keep them. The House of Representatives looked at it and said, 'Sorry Mr. President, you're doing a great job in the War and everything, but you can't keep the tusks. Turn them over to the Dept. of Interior.'"

Supporters listen to rising Congressional star Rep. Jamie Raskin (Photo by: Beth Solomon) Supporters listen to rising Congressional star Rep. Jamie Raskin

"President Andrew Jackson...got a gold medallion from Simon Bolivar, who was then the prime minister of Venezuela. He loved it.  And he said, 'Can I keep it? It won't affect how I treat Bolivar or Venezuela.' Congress said 'No. You can't. Turn it over to the Dept. of State,'" Raskin continued.

Before Trump, "Every other president has respected the rule in the Constitution that you can't take this," Raskin, a graduate of Georgetown Day School and Harvard, said. "The framers wanted the president's loyalties to run in a complete and undivided way to the American people. Not to deputies from Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, not to people bearing presents from the dictator of the Philippines, not to people who are doing business with the hotel."

"The American people," he continued, "that's the whole idea. This president has collected millions of dollars -- millions of dollars -- without once coming to the Congress of the United States. He's got business transactions with 500 businesses...real estate deals, selling the use of his image, selling the use of his name, the golf courses, Mar a Lago, the hotels around the country, and of course -- the headquarters of all the corruption, the Trump Hotel in Washington -- which I call "The Washington Emolument."

"So our resolution, which now has 160 cosponsors, will say, 'Mr. President, we are aware of these various payments. You must give us a complete accounting of all payments you've gotten from princes and kings and foreign governments...and we disapprove of the ones we know of. And please write a check for the ones you have received to the U.S. Treasury, with interest, from the point you received them, like every U.S. president has done."   

When Raskin's young daughter asked him what he thought of the Women's March in 2017, he said he was completely inspired by it, but when pressed by her, pointed out that there were no chants about the Emoluments Clause.

She said, "Dad, nothing rhymes with the Emoluments Clause."

Raskin took it as a challenge. His answer?

"Stop Trump, Stop Pence! Impeach them for Emol-u-ments!" 

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Katie Couric on Holistic Caregiving at Georgetown Lombardy Cancer Center

August 8, 2019

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center welcomed Katie Couric, an award-winning journalist and the co-founder of cancer advocacy nonprofit Stand Up To Cancer, for the Inaugural Edward M. Kovach Cura Personalis Endowed Lecture


Mr. Edward Kovach attended Georgetown for both his undergraduate and law degrees, and later practiced labor law for several decades after serving our country as an officer in the United States Coast Guard. According to his daughter, Ed's professional and personal life were shaped by his education at Georgetown. It's also where he would meet his wife of 56 years, Kathleen. In addition, his experience would inspire him to serve as a member of the Georgetown University Board of Governors and as President of the Georgetown University Alumni Club in Northern California.


In 2014, Ed was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and again, placed his trust and confidence in Georgetown, this time under the medical care of Dr. John Marshall. Ed lived with this illness for another three and a half years, a remarkable feat for patients with stage four pancreatic cancer. Ed's wife, the couple's five children and their families, have decided to show Ed's gratitude and love for Georgetown by memorializing him with an endowed lecture, an effort led by his daughter Alexandra.

Couric’s lecture, "The Healing Power of Communication," was moderated by Georgetown Lombardi oncologist Dr. John Marshall. The lecture's focus was on holistic caregiving that celebrates the principle of cura personalis or "care for the whole person," personified by the outstanding medical professionals who made Ed's experience as a patient such a positive one.  

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