Camp Adventura Offers Education and Fun

By Kate Oczypok Camp Adventura, formerly named Waterfront Academy’s Spanish Immersion Camp, is offering an eight-week Spanish immersion summer camp this year. The camp offers Primary (ages 3 to 5) and Elementary (ages 6-12) groups. No prior Spanish speaking experience is needed. Set against the backdrop of Southwest DC, the camp immerses children in the […]

Anacostia River Getting Cleaner, But a Long Way to Go

By Beth Hall Last year was DC’s wettest year on record, with an observed rainfall of 66.28 inches. This negatively impacted water quality in the Anacostia River due to tremendous amounts of sediment, animal waste and organic material being dumped into the river. In spite of this, work done to improve the river has made […]

Three Decades on the Water

By Gary Blumenthal May 9 marked precisely 30 years since Roger Thiel moved aboard his boat, Doo-Wop, at the city’s only liveaboard community, Gangplank Marina in Southwest DC. This means that, at least unofficially, Thiel holds the city’s record for continuously living full-time on a boat in the city. After walking the docks with a […]