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Help Georgetown Ministry Center Count the Homeless January 29

January 15, 2014

Georgetown Ministry Center is seeking volunteers to help with the annual Point in Time Survey on Wednesday, January 29. 

The Point in Time is an annual count of unsheltered homeless individuals that takes place one night every January. GMC will hold a brief volunteer training starting around 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29, and the count will last roughly from 10 pm to midnight.

Volunteers will go out in teams led by a team captain and should be willing to walk at least two miles at night. Please contact Stephanie Chan, Communications Director at GM, at stephanie@gmcgt.org if you are interested in helping.

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WFP Lists Eastern Shore Jewel

December 25, 2013

Eastern Shore Jewel (Photo by: HomeVisit) Eastern Shore Jewel

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) has listed Langdon Farm, an 18th century jewel on 153 acres (almost 3/4 mile of prime waterfront on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

The brick Colonial estate boasts over 10,000 square feet with 11 fireplaces, pool, poolhouse, cabana, garden house, barns, stables, manager's office, guest cottage, garage, & 280' deep-water dock. Dating back to a land patent of 1659, the property was once known as ‘Bridges Chance’ by its then owner, Daniel Lamdin.

Grand Living Room (Photo by: HomeVisit) Grand Living Room

The farm was later renamed Hebron, after the biblical city south of Jerusalem, by Lamdin’s daughters in the early 1800s.There are 24- to 38-inch deep Flemish bond walls that withstood a British fleet bombardment during the Revolutionary War and British occupation during the War of 1812. The 4’ wide herringbone walkway around the swimming pool is made of 18,000 original bricks removed from the steps of Philadelphia’s historic Constitution Hall. The property also has the largest collection of boxwoods in the United States and is recognized by the Smithsonian Institute.

7373 Tilghman Island Road, Sherwood, Maryland is offered for $8,850,000. Listing Agents: Mark McFadden 703.216.1333; Doc Keane 202.441.2343

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Fete Des Lumieres Georgetown Will Light Up Holiday Season December 13-20

November 25, 2013

International festival makes U.S. debut in Georgetown with public art and light installations. Four international artists will bring their public art displays, using lights as their medium, to Georgetown for a week-long festival  inspired by the world-renowned Fete des Lumieres, or Festival of Lights, in Lyon, France.

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Alliance Francaise, Art Soiree Productions, SPAIN Arts & Culture, The JBG Companies, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and EDF (Electricite de France) will sponsor the light installations that will be positioned in several locations in Georgetown.

Fete des Lumieres in Lyon, France (Photo by: Luisa Alvarez) Fete des Lumieres in Lyon, France

Fete des Lumieres Georgetown coincides with the second annual Georgetown Holiday Window Competition, where a variety of neighborhood merchants create holiday-themed window displays using only four different materials. This year’s competition will add lights as a fifth element in honor of the week-long festival.

“Georgetown is a premiere destination for the holidays and year-round with more than 450 restaurants, shops, galleries and other merchants,” says Joe Sternlieb, Georgetown BID CEO. “We are thrilled that Fete des Lumieres will make its U.S. debut in Georgetown, and this is a tremendous opportunity to showcase public art in Georgetown’s public spaces,” Sternlieb adds. “We look forward to expanding this festival into one of Georgetown’s premiere events.”

Sylvain Cornevaux, Cultural Director for Alliance Francaise, says “We are delighted to partner with so many wonderful organizations to bring a representation of this beloved, innovative and historic French tradition to Georgetown.”

Featured artists and installations, previously on display at the Lyon festival, include Luisa Alvarez presenting Cuidad Habitad, a collection of lit mannequins in whimsical poses. Alvarez will also exhibit Floating Lights, an interactive light wall. Both of those installations will be displayed throughout the festival. On December  13 and 14 only, a duo of artists known as Theoriz Crew will create Larsen 3G, a collection of interactive video projections, and Chloe Yaiche will present Zodiac, an artistic display of constellations inspired by  NASA satellite imagery.

Throughout the week, Art Soiree, local artists and merchants will host individual festival events, parties and promotions. For updated Fete des Lumieres Georgetown information and a complete listing of events, visit www.georgetowndc.com, Events, Holiday Happenings.

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