Digging In

Smiles, stress combine at first day of school in D.C.

August 22, 2011

With new facilities rolled out and controversial proposals for new schools in the works, the first day of school was as usual a mix of happiness and heartburn for children and parents alike. The Georgetown Dish captured some of the first moments in Georgetown and surrounding neighborhoods ...

Little Pepé McClurkin with her grandparents James and Pepé at the Wilson High Sschool entrance (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Little Pepé McClurkin with her grandparents James and Pepé at the Wilson High Sschool entrance

Wilson Principal Peter Cahall helps  direct some of the over 1,000 students through the metal detectors on the first day of school in the renovated Wilson High School (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Wilson Principal Peter Cahall helps direct some of the over 1,000 students through the metal detectors on the first day of school in the renovated Wilson High School

Back to Wilson High School (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Back to Wilson High School

Students and parents listening to principal's back-to-school address at Hyde-Addison Elementary School (Photo by: Chuck Thies) Students and parents listening to principal's back-to-school address at Hyde-Addison Elementary School

Gathering for first day back to Hyde-Addison Elementary School (Photo by: Chuck Thies) Gathering for first day back to Hyde-Addison Elementary School


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Julius Caesar et tu free at Shakespeare Theatre Aug. 23

August 13, 2011

 

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears," calls out Antony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The play's the thing, and it's free for Georgetown and other Ward Two residents Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 hosted with Councilmember Jack Evans in a special Shakespeare Theatre promotion. 

Tickets are sold out but you can register for STC's online lottery or come and stand in their ticket line.  They are guaranteeing that they will hand out a minimum of 200 tickets for each performance to folks in line.  Additional information on these options can be found here.

"There is a tide in the affairs of men," Brutus tells Cassius in this rich drama filled with famous quotes and history. Go ye therewith to the Shakespeare Theatre at 450 7th St. NW.


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Station 4 Opens in Southwest

August 9, 2011

Southwest, that area along the Anacostia waterfront, home to the just redone Arena Stage and the reopened Fourth Street, just scored a breakthrough on its way to being rebuilt.  Station 4, a new bar, restaurant, had its successful grand opening last week.  
 
The main dining room (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) The main dining room
The hot early summer evening made waiting to be ID'd no problem, while inside, the main spaces – the bar, the dining room and the outdoor patio – were packed.  Maybe it was the on-the-house beer or the scrumptious-looking hors d'oeuvres, but the crowd clearly demonstrated a hunger for this kind of establishment – a place where young professionals, and all others, can eat serious food, drink interesting drinks and just hang out with new and old friends, lovers and spouses, co-workers and strangers.  U Street, Columbia Heights and H Street, NE, have preceded southwest on this path while Georgetown continues its traditional role as a model diverse community where entertainment, residences, visitors and businesses all work together. 
 
Kate Riley and her husband Stephen Dwyer who live nearby (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Kate Riley and her husband Stephen Dwyer who live nearby
Station 4 sits between two office buildings on Fourth Street, just north of M Street, across from the Southwest-SEU Metro entrance and Safeway. (“SEU,” by the way, stands for Southeastern University, which doesn't exist anymore.)  It joins the other attractions in the neighborhood including the waterfront and the within-walking-distance Nationals Park, not to mention the ton of development on the drawing boards for the whole area.   
 
According to its Web page, Station 4 is part of a group of popular bar-restaurants that includes Tunnicliffs and Bullfeathers on Capitol Hill, Ulah Bistro on U Street and Stoney's on P Street, Logan Circle.
Tawana Campbell from Southwest and Stacci Curtis from southeast (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Tawana Campbell from Southwest and Stacci Curtis from southeast


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