Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By Peter Eicher, Vice President, Friends of Southwest DC On March 27, the Friends of Southwest DC annual meeting provided a valuable reminder of how an array of community groups are working to make Southwest a better place. Participants gathered at Westminster Church to hear how grants from Friends of Southwest supported a range of […]

SW Library Closing June 1

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Library will close permanently on Saturday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. to allow for the construction of the new Southwest Library. Construction of the new Southwest Library, a fully-funded $18 million project, will begin later in June at the same location. The new library will feature: Environmentally sustainable design with […]

SW Volunteer Honored by Metropolitan Police Department

By Georgine Wallace The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) held its annual awards meeting on March 19 and honored Southwest resident Elizabeth Hoopes as Citizen Volunteer Corps Member of the year. Hoopes was recognized for her three years of service with the office of Volunteer Coordination’s Community Engagement Academy. She took a few minutes out of […]

Thurgood Marshall Celebration on Sunday, May 19

By Elisabeth Brown St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church will host its 2019 Thurgood Marshall Feast Day Celebration on Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. to commemorate the life and legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993). In 2009, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed a resolution that Justice Marshall should be added to the Liturgical […]

Stay Ahead of the Curve During Traffic Changes in SW

By Neo H. Morake, Co-Chair, SWNA Transportation Task Force Earlier this year, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) released its 2019 Audi Field and Nationals Park Traffic Operations and Parking Plan (TOPP). The purpose of the TOPP is to identify key resources and strategies designed to help facilitate travel by large crowds to and from […]