Career Day at Amidon-Bowen features a wide range of jobs

By Meg Brinckman On May 11, students from pre-K to fifth grade at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School were introduced to a broad spectrum of the world of work. Representatives from the D.C. Metropolitan Police and Fire departments, Metrobus and Social Security Commission, along with a mental health counselor and author, drug […]

A letter from ‘The Southwester’ staff

Initially, it looked like our June issue would be a relatively quiet one.  How wrong that assumption was!   You’re looking at the proof – this issue is packed with stories, from a world-record attempt to important news on environmental justice and affordable housing, with a generous helping of community stories, […]

Southwest hosts Verdi’s ‘Otello’

By David Ehrlich Riverbend Opera Company is returning to Southwest Washington for the fourth year, this time presenting Verdi’s masterpiece Otello at 7:30 p.m. June 12, at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church.  In partnership with the Southwest Chamber Players concert series, this will be a free concert, with donations accepted. Otello […]