Hey Dog Owners! What’s the POOP?

By Bridget Gonzales, PAWS of Southwest Perhaps you’ve seen or smelled the little brown piles piling up around the neighborhood? It seems that some of our neighbors are neglecting their duties as a dog owner when it comes to #2. And let’s face it, owning a dog in the city, in a densely populated neighborhood […]

The Wiener 500: Back for its Eighth Run

By Southwester Staff Back for its eighth consecutive year, the District’s Wiener 500 will make its grand return at the District Pier at the Wharf on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be food, music, and, given that it’s Oktoberfest, plenty of beer and more throughout the afternoon.  Of course, there […]

Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

By Audrey Hinton, Member, SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force On Sunday, Aug. 4, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF) awarded 19 Southwest youths with college scholarships. The event, “45 Years of Awarding College Scholarships,” was held at Westminster Church, with Bonita V. White, ESTF member, serving as Mistress of […]

Amidon-Bowen Tutors of the Month

By Ava Millstone Thank you to all of our neighbors who tutored young people at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School last academic year. The tutoring program, part of Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force, had a successful first year and is recruiting volunteers for this year. Read more below about Amidon-Bowen’s Tutors of the Month: […]

September Transitions

By Kate Miller September! That time of year when pumpkin spice comes out. Kids go back to school. The trees start to lose their leaves, and the holidays are barreling down. While September happens for everyone of all ages, I was particularly interested in what moms feel this time of year and wanted to know […]

New Team at “The Southwester”

“The Southwester” is proud to announce its new team. As of this month, former Copy Editor Mike Goodman is taking the helm as the new Editor-in-Chief, and Southwest resident Matt Koehler has joined the staff as the new Copy Editor. Mike has served as Copy Editor of “The Southwester” for the last year and has […]