Southwest Library Update

As you may know, the Southwest Neighborhood Library will undergo a complete demolition and rebuild over the next two years. The most commonly asked question I receive as the President of the Friends of the SW Library is, “when is the library closing?” Unfortunately, a specific date is unavailable right now. We were initially told […]

Jefferson Middle School Academy Welcomes New Principal

Last month, DC Public Schools announced that Andre Samuels will be assuming the role as principal at Jefferson Middle School Academy this school year. Principal Samuels has over 16 years of experience as a leadership coach, middle school special education teacher, assistant principal and principal in DC. He began working with DCPS in 2008. Principal […]

Hot Dog! Watch the Wiener 500 on Sept. 22

Move over racing Presidents, the 7th annual Wiener 500 is coming to town. Billed as DC’s funniest Oktoberfest celebration, the Wiener 500 features dachshund races, cold beer, live music and family friendly entertainment. The event is on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Yards Park located at 355 Water St., SE. […]

ARTECHOUSE’s New Show is Out of this World

ARTECHOUSE’s latest show, “Fractal Worlds,” is like something you have never seen before. ARTECHOUSE is an innovative art space that connects the arts with the limitless possibilities of technology, science and creativity. There is more than meets the eye in mathematics and infinite geometry patterns. In this solo exhibit, Dutch visual artist Julius Horsthuis uses […]

Southwest Celebrates Latest Computers-for-Kids Graduates

Graduations are often referred to as commencement ceremonies because they signify the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the graduates, as well as their families and friends. Seven young people gathered with family and friends at the James Creek Resident Council to celebrate their new beginning as the most recent slate of […]