Finally, A Southwest Area Plan: Now it’s up to us to be engaged

Our community, as defined by the ANC boundaries is one of the most exciting communities in the United States.   The extraordinary growth in less than ten years is a result of our proximity to the Capitol complex and other federal anchors like the Washington Navy Yard and Fort McNair, the construction of Nationals Park, the […]

A Community Center in Our Sights

The Southwest and Near Southeast waterfront communities continue to attract newcomers. Drawn by relatively affordable housing, accessible public transportation, a reopened commercial 4th Street, the vibrant Arena Stage and the Washington National’s Stadium the area is attracting an influx of young professionals and some empty nesters. More development is coming, primarily in the form of […]

“Breaking New Ground” on September 28

Planning proceeds apace for SW ArtsFest 2013. Our annual neighborhood arts festival this year will have the theme “Breaking New Ground.”  Theme 2013 takes its inspiration from ongoing neighborhood redevelopment. The old EPA towers have already experienced extensive renovation. This year will see groundbreaking on the waterfront and on 4th Street south of I Street. […]

Amidon-Bowen Hosts Willow Bill

Amidon-Bowen Elementary School had a very special guest artist come for a visit on January 22 and 23. His name is Willow Bill. He comes from Oregon. He brought a variety of willow branches to each class and made an almost life-sized willow reindeer. He used coyote willow from Nevada, red willow from Montana and […]

Bethesda Chamber Singers to Perform at Art & Spirit Coffeehouse

The Bethesda Chamber Singers, an a cappella singing group, will be featured at the Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. program of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church’s Art and Spirit Coffeehouse, 600 M Street, SW. According to spokesman John Carley, “the Bethesda Chamber Singers have been making a cappella music with panache for more than a quarter century.” Coffee and […]