Stir It Up
This year's Georgetown House Tour is Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. As a corporate sponsor, Washington Fine Properties' President Thomas Anderson encourages everyone to be part of this unique event: “The Georgetown House Tour is the oldest annual house tour in the country, and here it is in Georgetown-in our wonderful back yard. The houses open this year are the best yet and I hope everyone comes to enjoy a wonderful experience!”
Featuring nine of Georgetown's most beautiful homes and their impressive gardens, the houses are arranged for easy walking. Included in the ticket price is a map of the houses and Parish Tea in Blake Hall at the historic St. John's Church located at 3240 O Street. For additional information, call 202.338.1796. Purchase tickets at St. John's Church.
The North Dakota Farmers Union and Farmers Restaurant Group (FRG) announced Thursday plans to open Farmers, Fishers & Bakers in late fall 2012.
The totally new restaurant will replace Farmer & Fishers, which was destroyed a year ago in the floods. Construction could start as early as next week.
“We are thrilled that our lease has been finalized and that we are moving full steam ahead with our new Farmers concept,” said Dan Simons, concept developer and managing partner of Founding Farmers and FRG. “So many people have told us that they really missed Farmers & Fishers, so we’re confident that Farmers, Fishers & Bakers will bring them back to see what’s new, and to experience the best American-focused dining in Washington Harbour.”
The Trust for the National Mall, official non-profit partner of the National Park Service, announced the finalists in the National Mall Design competition Monday.
Since last September, architects have been competing for the chance to redesign the area that extends from the U.S. Capitol past the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial and over to the Jefferson Memorial. Proposals include plans for Constitution Gardens, the Washington Monument grounds at Sylvan Theater and Union Square.
The 12 finalist concepts are viewable online during a public comment period before the winning team is announced May 3, 2012.