Amidon-Bowen: Still Our Collective Challenge and Opportunity

Around this time last year, I wrote an article in The Southwester advocating for our neighborhood public elementary school, Amidon-Bowen. It was a call...

ANC 6D Commissioners Swearing In

Photo caption: The ANC 6D commissioners after being sworn in. (From left): Rhonda Natalie Hamilton (6D06), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Cara Lea Shockley (6D02), Andy...

NSO Entertains Amidon-Bowen Students at SW Library

Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) violinist Marissa Regni and guest vocalist Kari Paludan entertained school kids from Amidon-Bowen at the...

Riverside Baptist Church Demolition

Top two photos courtesy of Perry Klein. The Riverside Baptist Church at 7th and Maine Ave. SW has been undergoing demolition in preparation for...

Waterfront Village Launch Includes Celebration of 15 Years of the Senior Village Movement

Photo caption: Dr. Atul Gawande After several years of planning and nearly six months of pre-launch membership sales and fundraising, the Southwest Waterfront and Navy...
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Making SWNA Work for Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) Southwest

It has been some time since I last wrote a “president’s column.” As we enter 2017, I first want to extend the best wishes...

Southwest DC Book to be Published This Month

An upcoming book about our neighborhood, Southwest DC from Arcadia Publishing, has a publication date of Monday, Feb. 20. The book will be available for purchase...
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PSA 105 Meeting Notes

The December PSA 105 meeting took place on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Lt. Williams was unable to cover the meeting. Officer Charles (CJ) Smith represented...
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SWNA Black History Program Features Ben Sands

Coolidge high school band director Ben Sands, who grew up in Near Southwest, will be among the guests of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA’s) Black...
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Upcoming Events at Arena Stage

You can’t escape international affairs when you live in Washington, DC. In February, Arena Stage will present two productions, written almost 70 years apart,...