Southwest Residents Practice Hurricane Response

    On Saturday, Sept. 8, individuals who live, work and play in SW DC gathered at the Channel Square Apartments Clubhouse. Over the next two hours, they participated in a role-playing exercise aimed at better understanding how communities can be more resilient when faced with disaster. The exercise occurred against a backdrop of National […]

Carrollsburg Condos Reaching New Heights

In 2012, the Board of Directors of one Southwest Condominium sat circled in their neighborhood’s Thelma Martin Room, setting some lofty goals to change the dynamic of their processes and direction. The community was Carrollsburg, A Condominium, a historic mid-century modern property that includes 38 garden-style townhomes and three high-rise towers on 11 manicured acres […]

Amidon-Bowen Community Turns Cookies into Dough

On the first week of the new school year, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made a surprise visit to Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, highlighting the significant academic improvement of the Southwest school over the last year. DeVos brought cookies for the school staff to congratulate them on their achievements, and was warmly received by school officials. […]

DC State Fair in SW on Sunday, Sept. 23

The ninth annual DC State Fair will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Waterfront Metro in Southwest. The fair features artistic, agricultural and athletic contests for kids and adults, as well as education and music. There will also be a pet parade, and food and drinks. People and pets of all ages are […]

Changing of the Guard at The Southwester

Every person should have a chance in their life to give to a cause greater than themself. The good news is everyone can. Whether it is in national service like the military or AmeriCorps, tutoring in a local school, helping out at the local library, being an election monitor, or volunteering to run the neighborhood […]

SW Waterfront AARP to Meet Sept. 19

The Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter #4751 will hold its Fall Opening Meeting at noon on Sept. 19 at River Park Mutual Homes – South Common Room. The guest speaker will be Elinor Bacon, President of ER Bacon Development, who is partnering with Hoffman-Madison on The Wharf development. She will provide an update on the progress […]