William Dennis Grubb, Southwest Resident and Early Peace Corps Volunteer, Passes Away

By Ana Carmen Neboisa Mr. William Dennis Grubb peacefully entered into eternal rest on October 25 at his home in Southwest Washington. The Peace Corps, global development, education, and the church have propelled his lifelong service to help others in nations on five continents. An Eagle Scout, Mr. Grubb joined the then-new Peace Corps at […]

William Dennis Grubb, Southwest Resident and Early Peace Corps Volunteer, Passes Away

By Ana Carmen Neboisa Members of the Southwest community are invited to join in celebrating the life of Mr. William Dennis Grubb on November 16 at 12:00 p.m. at the Washington National Cathedral. Interment and a reception will follow at Congressional Cemetery.   Mr. Grubb peacefully entered into eternal rest on October 25 at his home in Southwest […]

Mayor Bowser Addresses Southwest Community Questions, Challenges 

 By Melissa Silverman Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser joined a Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) community meeting on October 25 to discuss a range of timely topics, from combating COVID-19 to education, transportation, crime, and even the burgeoning rat population in Southwest.  SWNA is the publisher of The Southwester, and Editor-In-Chief Mike Goodman served as the […]

MLK Memorial Celebrates Tenth Anniversary on the Mall

By Matthew Koehler On a beautiful mid-October morning, community leaders, celebrities, a few very big names in national politics, and several hundred people assembled at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to celebrate its 10th  anniversary on the National Mall. Those gathered paid tribute to the civil rights leader’s legacy and tied it into our […]

Vera M. White, Former Jefferson Jr. High School Principal, Passes Away

By Angela Rice  Mrs. Vera Mae White, Jefferson Jr. High School’s illustrious former principal, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the age of 86. A devoted wife to Blanchard White for 62 years and the mother of three sons, she led a life of faith in God and faith in the power […]

Real Men Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

 By Southwester Staff This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jamal O. Jones has joined the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign and will raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink every day of October.  Jones aims to raise $2,500 to support research and local patient programs. As the […]