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 to arms, asking neighborhood families to consider enrolling their children in Amidon-Bowen and to counter the status quo of socioeconomic and racial school segregation in our neighborhood, city, and country. I […]
Photo caption: The ANC 6D commissioners after being sworn in. (From left): Rhonda Natalie Hamilton (6D06), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Cara Lea Shockley (6D02), Andy Litsky (6D04), Gail Fast (6D01), Ronald R. Collins (6D03), and Meredith Fascett (6D07). Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) commissioners were sworn in on Jan. 2 at […]
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 Southwest Library with musical skits. This was part of the “NSO in Your Neighborhood” series in which musicians from the orchestra gave free performances in Southwest at Arena Stage, the Capitol Holiday […]
Top two photos courtesy of Perry Klein. The Riverside Baptist Church at 7th and Maine Ave. SW has been undergoing demolition in preparation for the construction of their new church and an adjoining high-rise apartment building. PN Hoffman is the developer.
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 Yard communities are ready to welcome their first senior village. If the term is unfamiliar to you, a senior village is not a brick-and-mortar retirement community, but a neighborhood-based membership organization […]
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 of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) board to all members of our community for a fulfilling, healthy, and happy year. During my nearly two-year term as president of SWNA, it has […]
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 the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) at the meeting. Seventeen community members were in attendance. Update on Neighborhood Criminal Activity Officer Smith informed the group that arrests had been made in the […]