DC Mentoring and Achievement Program

By LeRoy Potts The D.C. Mentoring and Achievement Program (D.C. MAAP), a local not-for-profit, focused on assisting D.C. residents, particularly Southwest residents, find jobs in the hospitality, entertainment, and service sectors, will hold a listening session with job seekers to learn about challenges to finding employment.   A volunteer-run organization, D.C. MAAP opened its doors back […]

NATS FINISH THE FIGHT AS CHAMPS

By Mike Goodman Bang! Zoom go the Nationals! Following a stellar close to the regular season, and a playoff run featuring strong Nationals pitching and productivity throughout the lineup, the Nationals finished the fight as World Series Champions. For the fifth time this postseason, the Nationals trailed in an elimination game but came back to […]

“The Grill” Coming to the Wharf

By Southwester Staff Watch for a Jan. 2019 opening of the latest restaurant on the Wharf, The Grill. Chef Roberto Santibañez, in partnership with KNEAD Hospitality + Design, are planning this contemporary, upscale American bar and grill, to be located at 99 Market Square, SW.  The modern, 5,400 square foot eatery will house 200 seats, […]

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 […]