Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Meet a Survivor

Meet Ms. Thelma D. Jones, DC Pink Diva and White House Champion of Change. In 2006, after 33 years of service at the World Bank, Thelma was preparing for a retirement trip when she felt a lump under her arm. She reflected upon the experience by saying, “I was planning to visit my doctor upon my return. But one […]

Friends of the SW Library Fall Book Sale!

The Friends of the Southwest DC Public Library will be holding its Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Southwest DC Public Library, 900 Wesley SW (at K & 3rd St SW). Books will be discounted and most will be $1. All proceeds for the sale will go directly […]

Good Eats: Masala Art

True story—when my wife Sharron and I moved from suburban Maryland to Southwest last year, we noted the relative “restaurant desert” existing here. At one point, Sharron remarked out loud about how great it would be if one of our favorite restaurants, Masala Art in Tenleytown, could open a branch in Southwest. We let the […]

Want to Go? Art Events in Southwest

The following is a list of upcoming art events taking place in Southwest DC. WHAT: Performing Indonesia – Not everyone can go off to exotic places for vacations but those of us who live in Southwest can have a taste of what it’s like when we visit the Sackler Gallery. Performing Indonesia is a festival featuring musical treats […]

August Real Estate Report

  If you want to know how strong a local market is, just take a look at the days on market. I expect the third and fourth quarters to be just as strong as the first half of the year. Aug-14 Aug-13 % Change Sold Dollar Volume $6,251,550 $9,177,300 -31.88% Avg Sold Price $329,029 $327,761 0.39% Median Sold […]

The Navy Yard Tragedy: One Year Later

(photo caption: Congressman Steny Hoyer (center) stands with Bruce DarConte (L) and Ed Kaminski (R), co-founders of NSCP.) On Sept.16, 2013, military and civilian personnel at the Washington Navy Yard were targeted in a senseless act of violence that took the lives of 12 innocent people, injured many others, and forever cast a dark cloud over […]

SWNA Fact Sheet Updates

  ONGOING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OUR RESPONSE UPDATES Lansburgh Park: vacant, abandoned, crime-ridden, inoperable facilities SWNA organized a community visioning charrette, lobbied DC to build tennis courts, and sponsored groups who have worked with us to fund, build, and operate a community garden and dog park. We also organize and support events such as movie […]