Notes of Thanks to Our Elders

By Alexis Tuttle This year, third grade students from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (ABES) brought some holiday cheer to some of our community seniors at Waterfront Village.   ABES third grade teachers, Ms. Ballenger and Ms. Jayamaha, coordinated a fall thanks and appreciation celebration which culminated in a “3rd Grade Fall Party” held on Friday, Nov. 19.  Throughout […]

Young Readers: How YouTube Can Put a Book in Your Child’s Hands

By Kitty Felde Remember when parents complained about the amount of TV their kids watched? Now, it’s YouTube. I hear from parents over and over again that their kids aren’t reading, not because they’re distracted by video games or binge-watching Netflix, but because their eyeballs are glued to YouTube videos. Yet, YouTube can also be a valuable […]

Gangplank Marina Community Looks Forward to Post-Construction Facilities 

By Haley Murphy This article was originally published on and is reprinted with permission.  In Southwest Washington, just off the bustling boardwalk of District Wharf, where high rises and twinkling lights cast vivid reflections into the water, lives a small but invaluable waterborne community. Jason Kopp, the president of the Gangplank Slipholders Association, said […]

An Interview with Dr. Jianli Yang in commemoration of International Human Rights Day

By Mary Moran On December 8, Southwest Washington Waterfront Village will host an evening with Dr. Jianli Yang in honor of International Human Rights Day. Each year, International Human Rights Day is observed to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and serves as reminder of our inalienable rights and […]

Spy Museum Opens Doors to Expand Access

By Southwester Staff  The International Spy Museum, located at L’Enfant Plaza, is hosting a series of enhanced accessibility events, including a sensory-friendly program for community members with autism or sensory processing differences.  “We want everyone to be able to enjoy the museum and engage with our content, so it’s important for us that we can […]

Redistricting Map Shifts Navy Yard to Ward 8, Southwest Remains in Ward 6

By Melissa Silverman  After 11 hearings, 150 witnesses, 40 hours of testimony, and 220 resident map submissions, the DC Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting approved a final redistricting map, shifting the boundaries of the city’s eight wards to rebalance population based on the most recent U.S. Census. With subcommittee approval, the map moves to the full […]