Register for the SW Holiday Toy Giveaway

The Southwest Comm-Unity Forum recently announced that registration is now open for their Annual “Toys for Tots” Holiday Toy Giveaway. Interested families should register ahead of time at Toy pick-up will occur on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Blind Whino, located at 700 Delaware Ave., SW. Recipients must […]

Get to Know Your ANC Candidates

On Nov. 6, DC residents will have the opportunity to vote for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners on the general election ballot. “The Southwester” reached out to every ANC candidate in ANC6D, and invited them to submit a brief statement about their candidacy. The statements of the responsive candidates are below. “Southwester” staff made no edits to […]

District Shabbat Brings Judaism Back to Southwest

Two of Washington Hebrew Congregation’s rabbis, Rabbi Aaron Miller and Rabbi Eliana Fischel For more than a century, Washington’s Jewish community thrived in the heart of the city. Since 1995, however, there has not been a Jewish synagogue in Southwest. For Southwest’s Jewish community, this meant traveling to other areas of the District to participate […]

DC Candidate Forum on Oct. 29

On Oct. 29, SWNA and “The Southwester” are hosting a candidate forum, so that area residents can hear directly from the candidates prior to the Nov. 6 general election. Come get to know the candidates for the City Council Ward 6 seat, City Council at-large seats and DC Board of Education Ward 6 Representative. The […]

Oct. 11: Join the Conversation about Historic Preservation and Southwest

Join the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force this Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Arena Stage for the third community meeting regarding the project to investigate the potential for nomination of an “Old Southwest” Historic District. Visit to learn more about the effort and view the final draft of the potential nomination. […]

Career Fair on Oct. 19 at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in partnership with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. and the D.C. Department of Employment Services, opens its doors for the 12th semi-annual D.C. Career Fair on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Mead Center is located at […]