Finding Connection while Finding Your Voice at Komen Toastmasters

Komen Toastmasters meeting in November included Christina Scheltema, Regina Curry, Gus Ferro, Gerry Counihan, Janelle (Jolleen) George, Marlene Fultz and Eric Delk. Photo: Komen Toastmasters Komen Toastmasters offers an important connection with others and a safe, supportive environment for people to learn and practice new skills. According to Janelle George, Komen’s Vice President of Membership, […]

Meet Gregory Williams: SWBID Wharf Team Supervisor

Gregory Williams; Photo: SWBID Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work and visit. Gregory Williams is part of the original SWBID crew. He supervises The Wharf team that works to keep […]

Capital Fringe Returning to Southwest

After their successful stint here in 2018, the Capital Fringe Festival will return to Southwest in 2019. As Festival Producer Lee Cromwell put it, “Southwest shows the magic between community, businesses and tourism.” Whether it’s our farmers market, our night market or the lively events at the Wharf, Capital Fringe experienced the charm of our […]

Hello, Neighbor!

Jason Kopp was interviewed on his boat at the Gangplank Marina for the “Hello, Neighbor!” project. Photo: Royelene Boykie The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) is featuring long-time and newer residents of Southwest in a video series called, “Hello, Neighbor!” Each week, a new video portrait of a Southwest local will be posted on the […]

The Southwest Spoon: From Top to Bottom, Officina Keeps it Deliciously Simple

Firepits, complimentary blankets and a great view on Officina’s rooftop; Photo: Mike Goodman Even with three stories of space, a marketplace, café, restaurant, rooftop bar and endless options for food and beverages, Officina still manages to stick to elegant simplicity with the food, flavors and ambiance. Pronounced oh-fee-she-nah, Michelin-star Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has graced Southwest […]

St. Matthew’s Welcomes Reverend Katherine Chatelaine-Samsen

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church is excited to welcome their new associate pastor, Reverend Katherine “Katie” Chatelaine-Samsen. Rev. Chatelaine-Samsen has been called to serve as Pastor of Mission and Outreach, a role that is shared with First Trinity Lutheran Church in Judiciary Square. She joins Reverend Phillip Huber in service with St. Matthew’s. A native of […]