Salute to a Community Legend

The Southwest community recently lost a gifted legend in Walter “BoRo” Westray. Bo, as he was known to friends and family, was a longtime Southwest resident who gave his time and dedicated service to our youth as the coach at the Police #4 Boys and Girls Club (located in Bowen Elementary School) during the late […]

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Accepting Nominations to its Board

It’s that time again, folks! The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) is seeking qualified candidates for elected positions on its board of directors. This year’s elections will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. outside of Safeway by the Waterfront metro station. This is your chance to give back to Southwest […]

Akoma Drummers to Perform at St. Augustines’s Art & Spirit Coffeehouse

A West African drum troupe, the Akoma Drummers, will be the featured entertainment at the Wednesday, February 6, 7 p.m. program of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church’s Art and Spirit Coffeehouse, 600 M Street SW. To celebrate Black History Month, the diverse group of drummers and percussionists will perform music of the African Diaspora ranging from […]

When I’m Sixty-Four

I am a Baby Boomer, one of 75 million Americans representing 26% of the population. As a child, I hula-hooped, watched The Mickey Mouse Club and rode Champion my invisible golden palomino through the neighbors’ flower beds. As a teen, I swooned over The Beatles and danced “The Twist.” My hair was parted in the […]

ANC 6D Meeting: Twelve Story Building Proposed for South Capitol Street is Rejected

Two new Commissioners made their first appearances at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D meeting January 14. They are Ed Kaminski and Donna Hopkins. Ed Kaminski was elected vice chair and Donna Hopkins was elected secretary of the commission for 2013. Ed Kaminski made an effort to explain the reason for a resolution that was being […]