Botanic Garden Turns 200

By Sheila Wickouski What better way to celebrate a 200th anniversary than to launch a new exhibit? The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) will kick off its year-long celebration with “The U.S. Botanic Garden at 200: Deeply Rooted, Branching Outward,” on display Feb. 20 – Oct. 15 in the Conservatory’s East and West Galleries. Historic […]

Breaking Ground, the SW Library Begins a New Phase of Construction

By Georgine Wallace Despite the chilly weather and intermittent drizzle, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Southwest Library on Feb. 5 was historic and joyous. Southwest residents, neighbors, ANC6D Commissioners, D.C. Public Library staff, Ward 6 CM Charles Allen, and Mayor Muriel Bowser all celebrated the occasion. Ambassadors from the SWBID were present to greet […]

D.C. Cooperatives Mark 100th Anniversary

By Southwester Staff The year 2020 marks the centennial of D.C.’s first housing cooperatives, commonly referred to as “co-ops.” Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a proclamation congratulating the housing cooperatives in D.C. “…for their tremendous contributions to our world-class and culturally diverse city.” One of the lesser-known stories of the city is the success of co-op […]

Cordial Keeps it Local

By Mike Goodman  Cordial Craft Wine, Beer and Spirits, located at 35 Sutton Square, SW, has been at the Wharf since 2017, and remains focused on making local, artisanal libations available to all. This is not your typical liquor store, as it emphasizes products from family vineyards, D.C.-area distilleries, and small batch craft brews. “Our […]