The Book Club Play a treat for readers and non-readers alike

By Sheila Wickouski Almost three dozen books will be mentioned in Karen Zacarias’ comedy, The Book Club Play. They range from masterpieces by Miguel de Cervantes, Leo Tolstoy and James Joyce to recent bestsellers by Dan Brown and J.K. Rowling. Women writers are well represented: Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Edith Wharton, Margaret Mitchell, Toni Morrison […]

Foreign policy discussion group to resume in January 2012

By Coralie Farlee Several spaces are still available in the 2012 Southwest Foreign Policy discussion group. For almost 10 years, the Southwest Foreign Policy discussion group has met to discuss topics developed by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) under the “Great Decisions” title. The selected topics educate the group on the relationships between the United […]

Wharf developers hold park discussion

By Erin Fitzgerald The Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) team hosted the first of two charrettes on Sept. 14 to discuss the plans for a Waterfront Park that will be developed as a part of the first phase of Wharf development. The park will be built on a 2.2 acre lot located behind the current St. Augustine’s […]

Development news

By Will Rich – Marketing has begun for the commercial space at 400 E St., SW a planned office building across the street from the new Consolidated Forensic Laboratory. The 165,000 square-foot building will contain on its ground floor a new firehouse for Engine 13. – Z-Burger is scheduled to open at Waterfront Station in […]

Successful SWArtsFest draws crowds

The rain held off on the weekend of Sept. 23 as the SWArtsFest drew residents and visitors alike to its many events. The (e)merge art fair anchored the events to the east with a diverse display of structural and sculptural art. Various religious institutions in the neighborhood, including St. Augustine’s and Westminster Presbyterian, sold crafts […]

Support grows for Southwest Playground Project

By Felica Couts By now, most Southwest residents have heard about the efforts of the Southwest Playground Project (SWPP), a project of the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council, to bring a safe, public playground to the D.C. owned park fronting the Southwest Neighborhood Library at Third and I (Eye) streets, SW. The SWPP has […]