New Southwest Library Update

The design process for a new Southwest Neighborhood Library located on its current site is moving forward! The DC Public Library (DCPL) posted the Request for Proposal (RFP) for teams to design and build the new structure on October 28, 2016. The RFP can be found at An informational meeting for potential teams was […]

Amidon-Bowen Cheerleaders Are Champs!

Southwest’s Amidon-Bowen Elementary School added another first place trophy to its collection! The Amidon-Bowen Cheerleading Team placed first in their division at the DCIAA cheerleading competition on Saturday, March 11. The team scored higher than eight other teams in the Elementary Novice division. From their high kicks to great facial expressions, the cheerleaders performed a […]

Local Artists Holding Annual Spring Show at Arena Stage

Photo caption: Necklace by Sherry Terao. Photo caption: The 2015 Ladysmiths Art Jewelry spring show and sale at Arena Stage. The Ladysmiths Art Jewelry group is holding its sixth annual spring show and sale with special guests the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. The two-day, free event will take place on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 1 p.m. […]

A Shining Example of SWNA Scholarship Benefits

Tsahai Pettiford is in her final year of a five-year program studying for a bachelor of architecture degree at Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania. She has received two scholarships from the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA). Because the scholarships were able to provide her family and her with some financial relief, she expresses lots of appreciation for […]

Op-ed: Pick Up After Your Pets

Does this picture bother or offend you? I hope so, because this situation greatly disturbs me as a resident and as a pet owner. This particular stretch of I St. SE between Half St. and New Jersey is about as fragrant as 4th Ave. in Anchorage, Alaska at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog […]