In The Know

Hoyas Call it Puppy Love

April 1, 2012

Jack Jr. or J.J. as he’s being called, will soon be joining Jack the Bulldog on the campus of Georgetown University. The puppy is a gift from Janice and Marcus Hochstetler, whose children are Georgetown students.

Since 1962, the Georgetown Hoyas have had a live English Bulldog as their mascot. The current Jack, almost nine, will be undergoing leg surgery in April but will be back in the fall. Read more here.

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D.C. Public Art Project Underway

March 14, 2012

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’s (DCCAH) new temporary public art project, 5x5, will result in 25 groundbreaking art installations installed concurrently throughout the city alongside the National Cherry Blossom Festival. 

The projects will activate and enliven publicly accessible spaces and add a layer of creativity and artistic expression to neighborhoods across the District.

The goals of 5x5 are to:

  • ACTIVATE spaces and sites to attract residents and visitors to explore within and beyond the monumental core.
  • SHOWCASE works of art that are innovative and engage the viewers in dynamic, interactive, and creative ways.
  • DEVELOP opportunities for artists to experiment with approaches not possible through permanent public art commissions.
  • BUILD relationships with local residents, galleries, and cultural institutions.
  • CREATE an environment in which the works of local, regional, national and international artists merge to reflect the character and identity of the city.
  • PROMOTE the creative profile of Washington, D.C. to the nation and the world

To learn more about 5x5 March events, click here.

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Cheers to you, Pierre!

February 29, 2012

Major Peter Charles L'Enfant's arrived in Georgetown to design the Federal City in 1791. As the city's 1991 bicentennial approached, The Historical Society of Washington began the tradition of commemorating the occasion with a gathering and a grateful toast to the designer of our unique National Capital.

Friday, March 9, 2012 from 6:30-9:00 pm, Dumbarton House at 2715 Q Street NW is pleased to announce their annual hors d'oevres buffet. Toast to Pierre starts at 7:30 pm.

Pre-paid reservations are required.

For more information, call 202.337.2288 x230 or contact

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