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CAG Concerts in the Park: Keepin' it Green May 18th

May 14, 2014

Shake out your blankets, prepare your picnics and dig out your unwanted files and papers!  What's up? The Citizen's Association of Georgetown's Concerts in the Parks -- Keepin' it Green!

For the first concert of the season, Gypsy Sally's (3401 K St. NW) presents Georgetown resident singer songwriter Rebecca McCabe as she teams up with Human Country Jukebox for a little Dixie in the District! This amazing pop country team will perform on Sunday, May 18 from 5 to 6:30 pm in Volta Park (34 St. and Volta Pl NW).

Fans of Little and Big from Disney'sFrozen won't want to miss the on-stage sing along! In addition to all the fantastic musical fun, Concerts in the Parks is "Keepin' it Green" by hosting a community shred. The 'Shred Instead' truck will be on site between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. to shred your old bank statements, medical records...and embarrassing old high school love letters.

The 'Shred Instead' high-tech truck destroys your personal records while you watch via CCTV monitor mounted on the truck. Their commercial-grade machine even handles hanging file folders, staples, paper clips, and binder and alligator clips. The shredders can take up to five boxes per person with a requested donation of $10 per box to cover the cost to CAG.

For more information about Concerts in the Parks and upcoming CAG sponsored events, click here




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Gondola Across the Potomac?

February 23, 2014

The recently released Georgetown 2028 Plan includes a bold idea: connecting Georgetown's commercial district with the Rosslyn Metro station via a gondola lift which would consist of a loop cable between two stations with individual cabins accommodating anywhere from four to 20 passengers. The cable moves continuously, driven by a bullwheel powered by an electric motor in one of the end terminals. A gondola lift can carry more than 4,000 passengers in each direction per hour. Their efficiency and  reasonable construction costs make them an attractive option in cities. Gondolas are now operating in London (2012), Caracas (2010), Medellin, Colombia (2004) and Portland, Oregon (2006).

Similarly, Georgetown University would benefit from a lift, given the traffic issues confronting its campus shuttle.

The Plan proposes a hassle-free, scenic four-minute ride across the Potomac River. Of course, what's needed first is a feasibility study on the construction, costs, and operation of an aerial gondola. Then , if found technically and financially feasible, a community planning process would be initiated to determine next steps leading to construction of the gondola

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Georgetown in the Snow

February 13, 2014

Notice the green lights. Given that the photographer is internationally renowned architect and designer, José Solís Betancourt, you can be sure that's not by accident.

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