The Odyssey Redone

By Mike Goodman On April 16, Entertainment Cruises unveiled its $2.2 million refurbishment of the Odyssey dining yacht, which launches daily from The Wharf. The renovation featured a complete redo of the interior and exterior, expanded food and beverage space and offerings, and eco-friendly measures to promote DC’s promise to become a zero-waste city, such […]

Grant Given to Make SW Better for Pets

By Anne McNulty Southwest DC is about to become an even better neighborhood—for pets and people. In early April, Mars, Incorporated announced a $20,000 grant to the SWBID and the Humane Rescue Alliance to add additional amenities for pets and their owners throughout the Southwest neighborhood. As an extension of the company’s Better Cities for […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By Peter Eicher, Vice President, Friends of Southwest DC On March 27, the Friends of Southwest DC annual meeting provided a valuable reminder of how an array of community groups are working to make Southwest a better place. Participants gathered at Westminster Church to hear how grants from Friends of Southwest supported a range of […]

SW Library Closing June 1

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Library will close permanently on Saturday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. to allow for the construction of the new Southwest Library. Construction of the new Southwest Library, a fully-funded $18 million project, will begin later in June at the same location. The new library will feature: Environmentally sustainable design with […]

SW Volunteer Honored by Metropolitan Police Department

By Georgine Wallace The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) held its annual awards meeting on March 19 and honored Southwest resident Elizabeth Hoopes as Citizen Volunteer Corps Member of the year. Hoopes was recognized for her three years of service with the office of Volunteer Coordination’s Community Engagement Academy. She took a few minutes out of […]