Anacostia Riverkeeper and Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance Host Biggest MLK Day Cleanup on Record

By Trey Sherard, Anacostia Riverkeeper Anacostia Riverkeeper celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023 with our ninth year collaborating with Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance on the MLK Day Clean Waterways Cleanup in honor of Dr. Joseph Glover. This cleanup is my favorite one every year, not because it’s our biggest single draw for volunteers, […]

Council Advances Allen’s Transportation Bill Expanding Access to Free Bus Rides

By Southwester Staff In December, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen earned unanimous support from City Council colleagues for his “Metro for DC” bill, which sets the stage for free access to Metrobuses departing from any location in the District beginning this summer. “Today’s vote on this transformational bill shows the District is ready to be […]

Friends of Southwest DC and King-Greenleaf Recreation Center’s Coach Skip Honored at Brickie Awards

By Guy Aldridge  Ward 6’s annual Brickies award ceremony returned to an in-person format at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on December 7 after two years of virtual ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the internet age, some workplaces and organizations are wondering if a “return to normal” is necessary or even […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Wraps Up 2022, Gathers to Ring in the New Year

By Southwester Staff There is a shared sentiment among the regular support group members of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) that the monthly meetings get better each month since inception in April 2010. Commencing at the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s conference room, the group eventually outgrew the space and relocated to St. Augustine’s […]

National Museum of Asian Art Connects Environmental Art Across Centuries

By Sheila Wickouski Two exhibits of Indian prints and photographs now on view at the Smithsonian Asian Art Museum go beneath the surface to consider the underlying themes of environment, politics and emotions. What the works from almost three centuries apart share in common is the importance of water as a cultural and economic necessity. […]