Review: ‘Music Man’ Hits Every Emotional Note

By Sheila Wickouski Meredith Wilson, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the 1957 Broadway musical hit The Music Man, had been the youngest member of the local band in his home town of Mason City, Iowa. The instruments he played in the band as a boy were bought from a mail order catalog. […]

Southwest Real Estate Update

By Jason Martin As a local Southwest real estate agent I frequently get asked “How is the Southwest real estate market doing?”  D.C. is a unique market because of the many submarkets it has, such as Southwest.  I hope that you will find the information below useful as it focuses only on Southwest (ZIP Code […]

Kastles tennis action returns with discount for Southwest residents

By Joshua Rey When Bobby Reynolds kicked off Kastles Stadium at The Wharf with the first serve in the venue’s history, nobody could have envisioned the wild ride he and his teammates were about to take the Southwest Waterfront on. But for three weeks last July, 800 Water St. SW transformed into a tennis setting […]

Youth Baseball Grows in Popularity in Southwest

By Rick Bryson The sound of bats hitting balls and balls being caught in the gloves of enthusiastic players can be heard in the shadows of Nationals Park.  The teams generating these sounds of summer are not Nationals players, but the 15-and-under and 12-and-under teams of the RBI Wolfpack from Southwest. The team is based […]

Secretary Ray LaHood celebrates reading with students, mentors

  By Meg Brinckman and Ron McBee The success of 126 Amidon-Bowen students and their mentors was celebrated at an “Everybody Wins Power Lunch” in late May, highlighting the achievement of having read 1,476 books together. Mary Salander, Executive Director of EW!DC, explained the benefits of the program, in which students give up recess and […]

Strasburg, Harper Dazzle Boston Sportswriters

Michael Silverman’s headline in the Boston Herald was “Two National Treasures.” He wrote, “It’s rare enough to walk into a ballpark…amped about being able to finally lay eyes on not just one, but two of the best and brightest young talents in the entire game. What’s absolutely unheard of is to have the reality of […]