Southwest Community Comes Together for Successful Spring Food Drive

Volunteers supported Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) and Christ United Methodist Church 5000 Food Ministry’s Spring Food Drive. Courtesy of Karen McManus By Regina Mazur  The community response to Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) and Christ United Methodist Church 5000 Food Ministry’s Spring Food Drive was nothing short of heartwarming, demonstrating the […]

SW Strong! Seeks Volunteers for July Fourth Parade

By SW Strong! The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Emergency Preparedness Task Force, commonly known as SW Strong! Seeks volunteers to join the annual July Fourth parade in the Palisades neighborhood of Northwest DC. To join, please contact Task Force Co-Chair Ben Curran at (202) 294-7043 or  SW Strong! was established in 2011 to promote individual, […]

Remembering the Pearl:  Past, Present, and Future

On April 15 and 16,  more than 250 people convened at Westminster Church to commemorate 175 years since the Pearl Escape. Courtesy of R.A. Dean by Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D. Commemorating 175 years since the Pearl Escape of 1848 has come to institutionalize the significance of this historic incident as a Washington DC, American, and global […]

Garden Fest Celebrates Community Gardens Against Gun Violence

By Southwester Staff  This Earth Day, GOODProjects, the Southwest Resident Council Presidents, Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID), the DC Housing Authority and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation hosted Southwest Garden Fest, a community event celebrating the reopening of the Southwest Peace Gardens for the season.  The festival included food, live music, an all-levels […]

After 24 Years of Service, Former ANC Commissioner Andy Litsky Leaves Legacy of Transformative Change in Southwest

DC Leaders break ground at The Wharf. Courtesy of Andy Litsky By Wilma Goldstein  For the past 24 years, Andy Litsky served as a member of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) representing the Southwest Waterfront. Since Home Rule provided for local elected representation in DC, fewer than 40 intensely dedicated citizens have served on the ANC […]

Bowser Promises More Engagement on Neighborhood Issues in Southwest

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses Southwest residents at Arena Stage before sitting down with Southwester editor Mike Goodman, right. Courtesy of Southwester Staff. By Matthew Koehler  Kicking off April (though not on the most foolish day of the month) DC Mayor Muriel Bowser sat down for a conversation with Southwesters as the featured guest of the […]