Here’s to the Next Chapter…

By Katelynd Anderson, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief, “The Southwester” This issue is my last issue as Editor-in-Chief, as I am leaving the neighborhood to put down roots in another quadrant of the District. It is only fitting that my last “official act” as a Southwest resident is to bid adieu to this neighborhood through the medium that gave me […]

A Farewell Message

By Bruce Levine, Outgoing SWNA Board President When my wife Sharron and I moved to Tiber Island in Fall 2013, I had it in my head to find ways to get involved in our new home neighborhood. I didn’t realize that when I asked Andy Litsky innocently for a suggestion as to how best to […]

Fiercely Imaginative: Arena Stage at Seventy

By Katelynd Anderson If you stand in the Molly Smith Study and listen closely you can hear the wind moving through Arena Stage. It moves with a unique energy and sound—not unlike that of Arena Stage itself. For the last seventy seasons, Arena Stage has been an anchor not just in our Southwest community, but […]

Community Partnership Offers Training for Construction Jobs

By Caroline Crawford, Assistant Development Manager, P.N. Hoffman In anticipation of Phase Two construction of The Wharf, Hoffman Madison Waterfront (HMW) continues to work with Building Futures, the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) and Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) to provide employment opportunities for DC residents. Through this partnership, 31 low-income DC residents and […]

Buzzard Point Meeting on July 29

A public meeting will be hosted by the National Park Service, for residents to share their ideas and questions about the future of Buzzard Point. It will be on July 29 from 6-8 p.m., including a short presentation at 6:30 p.m. The location is 403 7th St., SE. If residents cannot attend, they are still […]

SW Residents Honored by DC Hall of Fame Society

By Vyllorya Evans, Anise Jenkins and Thelma D. Jones On April 28, Southwest residents Jan Adams and Charles “Chuck” Hicks, along with nine other DC residents, were inducted into The Washington DC Hall of Fame Society, Inc. at the Liaison Capitol Hill as part of the organization’s 19th Annual Legacy Awards Program. Created in 2000, […]