For many Americans, the country of Rwanda has become synonymous with the tragedy of genocide. Books and films such as Hotel Rwanda have forever etched into our mind’s eye the way in which brutality is both deep-rooted and terribly immediate. The story of Rwanda, however, should also teach us something else. It should teach us […]
Congratulations to Ms. Eula Ratliff, Seabury Ward 6’s 2016 Senior Celebration Honoree!
Ms. Eula Ratliff, Seabury Ward 6 volunteer, was one of 43 honorees recognized at this year’s Senior Celebration at the Washington National Cathedral. The Senior Celebration recognizes the many volunteer gifts that older adults give to their congregations and community. Ms. Ratliff (pictured), receives her certificate of recognition from Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde, bishop of Washington, at this year’s Senior […]
Have Your Say About the Future of Randall Recreation Center
By now, most in the community are aware that Randall Recreation Center has been transformed from a somewhat neglected Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) site to a vibrant community sports center. Besides the pumped up sports offerings, Randall’s grounds now include a new playground with new equipment and soft surface and a plaza with […]
Running of the Chihuahuas
The fifth annual Running of the Chihuahuas took place Saturday, May 7 at the Wharf. This unique Cinco de Mayo celebration drew adults and families from the area to the Southwest Waterfront. Almost 100 Chihuahuas took place in the race; there could only be one winner, though, and Nutmeg took the honor. In addition to the race, […]
Thank You, Saadia!
Saadia Athias, a long-time resident of Southwest, recently moved—but not too far— to Southeast Navy Yard. Saadia has a long history within the Southwest community. Saadia has remained actively engaged as the elected second district representative for SWNA since 2009. She is dedicated to the mission of the nonprofit organization, which is “to help create rich and equal social, educational, […]
DC United Stadium at Buzzard Point Breaks Ground
DC United are one step closer in the journey towards their new home in Southwest Washington after players and staff joined Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, and other District officials for a demolition event in preparation for the groundbreaking for a new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point. “Buzzard Point’s future is bright—and […]
Computer-for-Kids Computer Training Program Graduation Ceremony
Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. On Saturday, April 23, five Southwest youth were honored with a graduation ceremony for completing the Computer-for-Kids computer training program. This ceremony was memorable for many reasons, but most notable is that the number of students graduating from the program exceeded the 100 mark for the first time since its […]