A Closer Look at the Southwest Ecodistrict Plan

The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is currently collecting public comments on its plan to create an Ecodistrict in Southwest Washington over the course of the next several years. The proposed 15-block site of the Ecodistrict would stretch east-west from about 7th Street SW to 12th Street SW and north-south from Independence Avenue to Maine […]

Girl Scout Troop 4298 Marks a Successful Year

Over five years ago, three young ladies – Monica Evans, Heather Foley, and Alexis Echols – decided to give back to the community by creating a Girl Scout Troop in Southwest. Ironically, two of the founders of the Girl Scout Troop – Evans and Foley – grew up in Southwest as members of the nation’s capital’s […]

Successful Movie Night at Lansburgh Park

On Monday the 13th, over 50 people came out to enjoy the Kan Kouran Dance company’s performance and watch The Karate Kid in Lansburgh Park. DPR, Council Member Tommy Wells’ office, SWNA, PAWS of SW Dog Park Group and the Lansburgh Park Community Garden group sponsored the performance and movie night. The Popped Republic Popcorn truck also […]

Want to Go? Red Hot Patriot Panels at Arena Stage

WHAT: Engage@ArenaStage Panel Series. Guest panelists ranging from friends and colleagues of Molly Ivins’ to prominent journalists, authors and artists will join in conversation. WHEN: Following the Sunday matinees of Red Hot Patriot (approximately 3:15 p.m.) on September 9, 16, 23 and 30; and October 7. COST: Panels are free and open to the public. Sept. […]

How to Stop Bus Idling Now

This summer both Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6d and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly passed resolutions calling on the District to enforce the ban on bus idling. But it’s actually quite easy for residents to ‘lead’ the enforcement. First, know the basics. DC law states “The engine of…a public vehicle for hire…on public or private space shall […]