Fall Is In The Air! Hello Georgetown! Well, Fall is officially here and it seems the weather has matched right on cue. Time to pull out those sweaters, and adjust the thermostat a bit. With … Read More...
Fall Is In The Air!
Well, Fall is officially here and it seems the weather has matched right on cue. Time to pull out those sweaters, and adjust the thermostat a bit.
With that in mind, we have the perfect updates for you in this week’s newsletter. Our contributor Charlotte Kovalchuk gives us a glimpse at some of the great activities to pencil in the calendar over the next couple of months. Plus, for you high school football fans out there, we’ve put together a full schedule for each of the football teams in GISD, so you can know when the next game is coming up. You’ll want to bookmark that page too, all Varsity games for both high schools will be broadcast on SHN Sports, and for the first time this year SHN Sports will be broadcasting live video of the varsity games too – definitely don’t want to miss out on that!
In other news this week, we have some updates on new businesses coming to Georgetown, and even one we’ve discovered is not coming. Speaking of businesses, Best of Georgetown voting is open – now’s your chance to let your voice be heard – who are some of the best businesses in the community?
We are always on the lookout for new updates and information to share with you. I hope you’ll take a moment to follow us on Facebook and join our new Facebook group “Georgetown Texas News and Events,” where we post all our latest information and updates. If you have any questions or ideas to share, feel free to reach out.
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Enjoy this week’s newsletter!
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Where to Buy Cloth Face Masks Locally and Beyond
- Georgetown Art Works Seeking Board Members
- Hearing Keeps us Connected!
- Seeds of Strength Announces Start of 2021 Grant Cycle
- Governor Abbott Expands Capacity for Businesses, Plus More Updates
- UPDATE: Planet Fitness Not Coming to Georgetown
- Voting Underway for the Best of Georgetown, TX
- Wilco Guitar Society Offering Free Online Guitar Classes to Seniors
- Celebrate World Pickleball Day with the Georgetown Tennis Center
- Celtic Viking Studios Coming to Georgetown!
- Georgetown ISD Names Deb Jacobson Director of Assessment
- Juan and Lupe’s Kitchen Coming to Georgetown!
- The Playful Child to Host Pictures with Santa
- Georgetown Activities Kick Off Fall Season
- GISD 2020 High School Football Schedule
- New Exhibit Opens at The Williamson Museum
- Coming Soon to Georgetown
And Much More!
Thank you for reading!
“Thanks for continuing your reporting in good times and bad. You are two of G’town’s treasures. Be safe. Be well.” ~Laraine
“We really appreciate your efforts to keep our community up to date with changes during this difficult time.” ~William Schoen
Hey Everybody, we have gathered some resources for ordering cloth masks. These resources were supplied to us by our readers and the vendors themselves, we have several sources in Georgetown and a few beyond.
Are you a member of Georgetown Art Works, the non-profit that operates the Georgetown Art Center? If so, now is a great time to run for the board.
Advanced Hearing Aid Solutions is here for you!
During a press conference on September 17, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced executive orders allowing businesses to operate up to 75% capacity effective September 21, 2020. This applies to gyms and exercise facilities, manufacturers, museums and libraries, office-based employers, restaurants and retailers. Bars are still not permitted to open.
Since 2009, Seeds of Strength has awarded more than 1.5 million dollars to local nonprofits. Starting on October 1, 2020 all eligible nonprofits who serve the residents living in the Georgetown area will be able to start applying for this years’ grant cycle.
We’ve reached out to Planet Fitness to see if there are any updates or if they could confirm the rumors about a new location coming to our community. In their response, Planet Fitness told us they currently have no plans to bring a new facility to Georgetown, Texas.
Now is your chance to tell us your favorite Georgetown businesses and organizations. What is the best boutique in Georgetown? Who gives the best hair cut? Where is the best live entertainment? What about the best bed and breakfast?
Tell the City of Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau before voting ends on Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m.
“Playing the classical guitar is a terrific activity for our aging neurology,” according to the organization’s website. “We are looking for people who love music, the guitar and never had a chance to learn. Our classes and material will be geared towards older beginners.”
Join the Georgetown Tennis Center for an event in celebration of World Pickleball Day on Saturday, Oct. 10!
The event is for anyone aged 18+and each session will include instruction, games, and practice match play. Spots are limited, so pre-registration is required.
“Hello Georgetown” is the best publication to come along to keep all Georgetown residents informed. It is a great way to cure our curiosity. People like to know what is happening in our town, whether it be entertainment, fun-filled events for the family, road improvements to move traffic, construction of new commercial and residential development.
“You take the guess work out of all that’s happening. Thank you for this publication and keeping us in the know.” ~Maryanne Denison
Calling all creators! We’ve just learned a brand new studio is opening up on the Georgetown Square aimed at providing a space for photographers, videographers, podcasters and other creators to do their work.
The Georgetown Independent School District announced during Thursday’s meeting of the board of trustees that Deb Jacobson has been selected as the new Director of Assessment for the district.
The Playful Child is hosting Pictures with Santa this year! There are 39 slots available for the photo sessions scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 8th, from 10 AM to 2 PM at 402 W. University Avenue in Georgetown.
Many of you have been asking about the new restaurant coming to Georgetown called Juan and Lupe’s Kitchen. From what it looks like on their Facebook page, they are gearing up to open very soon. We are waiting to hear about a more specific opening date and will update this page when we know more.
Cozy sweaters, warm apple cider, holiday anticipation, and pumpkin patch trips – arguably the best time of the year started this week (and actually felt like it with less-than-90-degree weather).
Here are some ways to celebrate the fall season.
High school football in Georgetown is underway! All East View High School and Georgetown High School games will be broadcast on SHN Sports, and for the first time this year (due to COVID-19), SHN will also carry the live video feeds every Friday night for varsity games.
The Williamson Museum has launched a brand new exhibit! In Memoriam: The Art of Victorian Mourning will teach visitors about Victorian grief traditions, and will run through October 2021.
With the massive amount of growth we are experiencing here, we continue to see new businesses coming to town on a regular basis. Starting next week, we will begin weekly updates of new businesses coming to Georgetown.
Where To Get Help in Georgetown & Williamson County
Here’s our working list of places to get help if you need it in Georgetown and Williamson County. This is also a great list of places that could use your financial assistance if you’re able.
Interactive Texas Map Showing Coronavirus Cases by County
We thought you might like to see this handy map from Fox 4 News! It’s interactive and it’s updated daily in all counties. Just mouse over the county you want to check on and it shows the number of cases confirmed for that county.
Georgetown is open for business!
Let’s help get our local economy moving again and support our great local businesses.
Free Parking, ATMs and Rest Rooms in Downtown Georgetown
We’ve created a page to help you navigate when you’re downtown for the Holidays, whether you’re new to town or just visiting it’s always good to know where to park for free, where to find a Rest Room and where to get a little cash from a nearby ATM. Find Maps and Details Here
Buy Fresh and Shop Local at Georgetown Farmer’s Markets
Thanks for reading, see you around town!
Rob Hipp and John Montgomery