The Elderly Lady Next Door

By Deborah Sherwood I am a Baby Boomer–part of a group of post-war Americans born between 1946-1964. As a child, I hula-hooped, watched the Mickey Mouse Club, and dreamed of being a carhop at the local A&W. As a teen, I swooned over The Beatles and danced “The Twist.” My hair parted in the middle […]

How to Vote in Southwest

By Southwester Staff D.C. voters will head to the polls soon, but with expanded early voting and vote-by-mail options. Many of the District’s residents will have their vote tallied before the final election day, Nov. 3. “The Southwester” hopes you will take a moment to review the following procedures to make sure you get your […]

Community and MPD Partner to Create Summer Programming for Kids

By Saadia Athias, CAC Community Safety Partner Over the course of the summer, the First District Citizens Advisory Council, community members, and MPD worked together to bring “Drop in for Safety” events to our community youth, giving them the opportunity to participate in plenty of fun, healthy, and educational activities.  The outdoor activities were held […]

Eisenhower Memorial Finally Opens to the Public

By Southwester Staff On September 18, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Independence Avenue SW opened to the public, a project that took two decades to complete.  The night before, on Sept. 17, speakers at the dedication ceremony included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS), and Frank Gehry, the Memorial’s […]