#NominateMyWall During the Great Graffiti Wipeout

On June 12, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the “Great Graffiti Wipeout,” an eight-week initiative to remove graffiti and illegal tagging around Washington, DC. The mayor also announced that MuralsDC, a collaborative initiative between the Department of Public Works and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities that replaces graffiti-ridden walls with original works of art, is […]

A Blending of Old and New, Again

Every so often a neighborhood undergoes a refresh. For better or worse, the Southwest refresh has happened with more frequency than most neighborhoods. For some Southwest residents, it has happened too much; for others it is welcomed with open arms. Either way this newspaper calls on fellow neighbors to embrace the coming changes with the […]

Introducing Reverend Monica Raines

As of July 1, Reverend Monica Raines will be the lead pastor of Christ United Methodist Church located at 900 Fourth St. SW. Rev. Raines is a preacher, teacher, and Christian leader whose deepest desire lies in following Jesus Christ. She is passionate about authentic ministry that meets people where they are—and teaching others to […]

Goal: A Year’s Worth of Seminars on Senior Health and Wellness

Thanks to a new $4,000 matching grant from Friends of Southwest DC (FOS), Waterfront Village hopes to launch a 12-month seminar series focused on health and wellness topics for seniors. The 35 sessions would take place at a local church and would be open to the public. Presenters would include George Washington University Hospital, Georgetown […]

DC Public Library Plans to Make 75% of DC Residents Active Library Users

District residents may see changes at their neighborhood library over the next few years. The DC Public Library released its new “Know Your Neighborhood” five-year strategic plan that aims to increase usage by customizing services at the city’s 26 locations. Overall, the vision for the plan is for each neighborhood library to offer programs, services, […]