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 […]

Goddard School Opens New Location at The Wharf

By Una Yarsky With over 500 schools in 37 states, the Goddard School franchise opened its first DC location at the Wharf. The DC Goddard school is located at the intersection of 7th and I Streets, SW. The new school is owned and operated by third-generation franchisee Taylor Pope, along with his mother Anne Pope […]

Infrastructure Improvements Coming to Amidon-Bowen

By Neo H. Morake, Amidon-Bowen Alumna The start of the school year began on Monday, Aug. 26 and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School students started the new school year facing similar infrastructure issues as they have faced for the past five years: sinking playground surfaces, buckling floors in the multi-purpose room and a gymnasium in need of […]

Op-Ed: Protect Your Child from Heatstroke

By Andrew Roszak During the week of July 12, a needless tragedy claimed the life of a child in the Nashville-area. After being left alone in a car, a 3-year-old Smyrna boy died of heatstroke. His father was subsequently arrested for aggravated child abuse and neglect. Sadly, this marks the 20th child to die in a […]

Community Spruces up Titanic Memorial Park

By Donna Hanousek On Friday, July 5, the Friends of the Titanic Memorial Park (Friends) and the National Park Service (NPS) teamed up to weed, prune and plant the mid-century modern Titanic Memorial Park. The Friends also received a great assist from the Wharf DC and SWBID, who cleaned up the remnants of the neighborhood […]