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Georgetown Presbyterian Church offers 9/11 service

September 2, 2011

The Georgetown Presbyterian Church welcomes neighbors to join a September 11 service of remembrance and reflection.  All are invited to share in remembering the past ten years and looking forward to the future of America, the church, and the world. 

Rev. Camille Cook will preach on “God’s Bricks, Our Mortar,” assisted by Military Chaplain Rev. Mark Worrell.  The GPC Choir will present special music accompanied by a brass and percussion ensemble.  All those who attend the service will receive a complimentary copy of Erik Kolbell’s book The God of Second Chances

The service begins Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11:00 am.  GPC is located at 3115 P St.  For more information, call (202) 338-1644 or email info@gtownpres.org.

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Back in business, Georgetown sparkles

August 29, 2011

Georgetown was back in business Sunday as residents and tourists streamed into the streets not to see the damage (minimal) but to shop and enjoy a sparkling Sunday. Cars and even tree leaves seemed to glisten in the wake of Hurricane Irene. As students returned in preparation for the first day back to school at Georgetown University, shopping bags filled the sidewalks.

A top down on M Street (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) A top down on M Street

The shoppers were welcome after a slow Saturday, merchants reported. The Apple Store closed at 6:00 pm as Irene invaded -- three hours early. "It was very slow," said a sales clerk. The team at Washington Sports Club toughed it out until 8:00 pm -- the regular closing time for the gym.

Back to school...with a smile (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Back to school...with a smile

Pepco crews said Georgetown did not experience widespread power loss, largely because electric wires are by and large underground. "We were working downtown, where there was a problem," said one crew, looking a bit bleary-eyed after a clean-up day that started very early. "We just came to Georgetown for lunch."

Wisconsin & M S (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Wisconsin & M S
A Pepco crew makes a quick stop after doing a repair downtown (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) A Pepco crew makes a quick stop after doing a repair downtown
A tree on 35th Street (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) A tree on 35th Street

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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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