Digging In

Herb Miller appointed to St. Elizabeth's initiative

August 25, 2011

Georgetowner and international developer Herb Miller has been named to by Mayor Vincent Gray to an advisory board on the development of the campus of St. Elizabeth's in Anacostia.

The District and federal authorities foresee construction of four million square feet of office space and workforce housing on the 173-acre campus, which could include retail. Prospective developers will likely seek public money to fund the project.

Miller founded Western Development more than 40 years ago, developing Washington Harbour and the Shops at Georgetown Park, Potomac Mills, Market Square in Penn Quarter and Gallery Place near Verizon Center.

Miller and Gray were fraternity brothers at George Washington University at Tau Epsilon Phi, of which Gray became the first black member.


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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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