Updates from the Park Service and the Friends of Titanic Memorial Board

By Corinne Irwin, Chair Spring Activities In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the District of Columbia, and the National Park Service, we are making major changes to our Spring activities.   Titanic Day of Service Our second annual Titanic Day of Service is cancelled. We will schedule work parties again once social […]

Coronavirus: What to Know and What to Do

Compiled by SW Resident and Disease Expert, Dr. Dennis Carroll By Mike Goodman Southwest’s own Dennis Carroll, Ph.D., currently serves as the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Pandemic Influenza and other Emerging Threats Unit. In this position Dr. Carroll is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the agency’s programs […]

Botanic Garden Turns 200

By Sheila Wickouski What better way to celebrate a 200th anniversary than to launch a new exhibit? The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) will kick off its year-long celebration with “The U.S. Botanic Garden at 200: Deeply Rooted, Branching Outward,” on display Feb. 20 – Oct. 15 in the Conservatory’s East and West Galleries. Historic […]

Breaking Ground, the SW Library Begins a New Phase of Construction

By Georgine Wallace Despite the chilly weather and intermittent drizzle, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Southwest Library on Feb. 5 was historic and joyous. Southwest residents, neighbors, ANC6D Commissioners, D.C. Public Library staff, Ward 6 CM Charles Allen, and Mayor Muriel Bowser all celebrated the occasion. Ambassadors from the SWBID were present to greet […]

Civic Group Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors and Advocates

By Raihanata Barry and Thelma D. Jones On Nov. 20, 2019, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Celebration at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in SW, focusing on the topic of “Breast Cancer Survivors with Disabilities.” Mamie W. Mallory, TDJBCF Board Chair, welcomed celebrants and provided context to the discussion […]