Target and Heart of America dedicate library space at Amidon-Bowen

Students, families, staff members and guests of honor gathered in the beautifully renovated second floor library space at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School on Aug. 24. Guests of honor included Reba Daninski, Director for Community Relations for Target; Angie and Bill Halamandaris, Co-founders, Heart of America Foundation; D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray; Ward […]

Computers-for-Kids Graduates Youngest Group Ever

Astanding room only crowd witnessed the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) Computers-for-kids graduation and reception Aug. 20 at Lucky Kabob Indian Restaurant on First Street, SW. Graduating students included Perrion Ballinger, Kennari Ballinger, Heavin Holmes, Goldie Holmes, John Holmes, Marasia Hudgens, Terrence Walker and Savannah Parks. […]

Get ready for SW ArtsFest 2011

This month, our neighborhood welcomes music lovers, art lovers and bargain hunters to Southwest and near Southeast. On Thursday, Sept. 22, at Nationals Park, Washington Opera will offer Opera in the Outfield, a free simulcast of Tosca. Then, from Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25, the Southwest neighborhood will […]

Nationals staff part of the gameday experience

For some, Nationals Park is more than a place to enjoy a great game of baseball. To longtime Southwest resident Deborah Martin, the ballpark serves as a place from which to view the sights of the city. “Nationals Park is so beautiful at night,” Martin said. “If you’re standing on […]

Neighborhood leaders’ thoughts on parks, playgrounds and a jail

As President and Chair of the ANC 6D and Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, we’ve seen no shortage of discussions about Southwest’s open spaces, whether it’s the loss of open spaces along the Waterfront, the leaking roof at King Greenleaf, the exciting addition of new playgrounds or the emerging dog-park initiative. Indeed, […]

Opera in the Outfield to be held Sept. 22 at Nationals Park

The Washington National Opera will again host the free Opera in the Outfield on Thursday, Sept. 22. The simulcast viewing of Tosca will begin at 7:30 p.m., and Nationals Park gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with pre-opera activities, vendors, give-aways and more. Tosca is the story of Floria Tosca’s […]

Arena Stage at the Mead Center

The first show of the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater’s 2011-2012 season is Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind. The play, set in a Broadway theater in 1957, this play-within-a-play explores the differing expectations and dynamics of an interracial cast, assembled for the production of an anti-lynching […]