Stickwork Artist Weaves Something Special for U.S. Botanic Garden’s 200th Anniversary

By Sheila Wickouski  In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the U.S. Botanic Garden is collaborating with renowned stickwork artist Patrick Dougherty to create a custom sculpture to stand throughout the 2020 celebratory year. Combining carpentry skills with love of nature, Dougherty is known for creating installations woven from plant materials, which celebrate nature through both […]

Meet SWBID Ambassador Verna Lyles

By Donna Purchase Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community in which to live, work, visit and play! Verna Lyles joined SWBID 6 months ago as ambassador. She’s part of the team that beautifies […]

Josh Norman Surprises Students After Final Pre-Season Game, Offers Inspiration

By Jan Adams, Jonathan Clark and Iman Brown Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman recently teamed up with JMA Solutions LLC. to surprise young student-athletes of Jefferson Middle School Academy and Eastern High School after the final preseason game. The football pro likes having a positive presence within the Southwest community and visiting these up and […]