Breakthroughs on Parks and Recreation

By Kael Anderson March was a busy month of planning focused around Southwest’s parks and recreation facilities.  Fortunately, we have significant progress to report. First, Randall Recreation Center.  Two projects will help activate this relatively forlorn area of Southwest, increasing safety.  With the help of Ron McBee, DC Revitalizing Baseball in Inner Cities is now […]

Improvements to WMATA’s 74 Bus Underway

By Kael Anderson and Ron McBee Washington Metropolitan Authority’s Route 74 bus will be undergoing minor name, routing, and signage modifications to improve service. These are recommendations made by the “74 Bus Committee,” a steering committee of community stakeholders and WMATA staff. Led by Rhonda Hamilton and Pat Graham, the Committee is a unique collaborative […]

Southwest Community Gardens

Sweet carrots, juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce—these are just some of the fresh produce that gardeners throughout Southwest Washington are preparing to plant in the coming weeks. But with two of the Southwest community gardens marked for redevelopment—the Water Street Garden as part of The Wharf and the garden located between the Smithsonian’s National Air and […]

Zumba workout comes to Southwest

By Dolly Davis, Instructor The Zumba Gold exercise/dance class at King Greenleaf Recreation Center is a low-impact, Latin-inspired class provided to seniors, beginners and those folks with limited mobility. The class is offered on Fridays, 11 am to noon, as a part of the YMCA Fit & Well Seniors Program and is FREE to all […]

Black Historic Figures Teach Valuable Lessons in “K.C.’s Dream”

By Meg Brinckman Amidon-Bowen Elementary School students, under the direction of Ms. Edgar, Special Education Teacher, Ms. Gray, Third Grade Teacher, and Ms. Zeiler, Librarian, presented a one-act play, “K.C.’s Dream,” by Brenda B. Covert, to students and parents. The play uses a dream sequence to bring forward the accomplishments of black civil rights fighters, […]

Down the Gangplank: Our Little Pink House(boats)

By Karen Anderson, Gangplank Slipholders Association Undeniable signs of spring are all around the marina.  Winter water is turned off for the year.  Recreational boaters we haven’t seen since Thanksgiving are out in force, getting their boats ready for the season. And it’s not just blooming across the Washington Channel and around the Tidal Basin, […]

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Opens in Navy Yard

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announces the opening of its newest neighborhood shop at 301 Tingey St., located in the historic Navy Yard neighborhood. Situated at the corner of 3rd and Tingey, the shop resides below the Yards Foundry Lofts and is the 45th Potbelly to open in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. James Carpenter is the […]