ANC 6D takes on Post Office closing, Florida Rock site

Jason Kopp, President of the Gangplank Slipholders Association, advised that his organization had reached agreement with the developers of The Wharf and thanked the ANC and other community members for their support. Chairman Litsky and Commissioners Garber and McBee updated attendees on the future of the local United States Postal Service (USPS) branch on M […]

Amidon-Bowen’s Open House

A U.S. Army Color Guard from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall presented the colors held to celebrate the remarkable interior makeover at Amidon-Bowen on Sept. 8. JBM-HH is Amidon-Bowen’s Partner in Education in Southwest Washington. This impressive ceremony opened the program that officially introduced Amidon-Bowen’s “new look” to the community. The community and former Principal Almeta […]

Seeing the Future: Greeting Students at Amidon-Bowen

An excited 3rd grader walked into the new, open and welcoming lobby of the renovated Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Aug. 27 exclaiming, “This looks like the future!”  When this was reported to Joseph Sullivan, Program Manager for the Office of Public Education Facilities and Modernization, he replied with a broad smile, “That was our vision.” Indeed […]

From the Southwester Staff: Best time of year in the neighborhood?

As autumn arrives we mark new beginnings at our neighborhood schools, and while some students may be lamenting the end of summer fun, in Southwest the fun is just getting started.  If you’re looking for entertainment this month, you don’t need to go far — SW ArtsFest returns on Sept. 29 at several locations around […]

Southwest Comm-Unity Says Thank You

The Southwest Comm-Unity Forum Committee would like to recognize and thank the following donors and organizations for their generous support that helped make the first annual Summer in Lansburgh Park Event a success. 1.  Friends of Southwest DC 2.  H2TO – Higher Hopes to the Outcomes 3. Washington Nationals 4. Base Connect, Inc. 5. U.S.A. […]

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new juvenile BARJ Drop-In Center in the Southwest

The DC Superior Court’s Family Court Social Services Division recently opened its new Balanced and Restorative Justice Drop-In Center (BARJ) in the 1200 block of South Capitol Street. The BARJ Drop-In Center will serve as a multi-faceted facility including a probation office, after school alternative to detention for some, and includes a learning lab and a […]