Locally Owned UPS Store Coming to The Wharf

In 2007, some college friends and I pulled Washington, DC out of a hat in search of our next adventure. We moved here in 2008 with almost nothing to our names, and out of sheer luck we found ourselves renting a townhouse in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood. I worked several retail jobs before landing a career […]

Pozdravliayu s Rozhdestvom!—“Merry Christmas!”

The Southwest Chamber Players announce their 22nd annual Christmas concert at Saint Augustine’s Church, 555 Water St., SW, on Thursday, Dec. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. In addition to the traditional assortment of carols, this year’s edition will have a distinctly Russo-centric feel, in terms of both program and performers. Joining in the festivities will be Marje […]

Flood Risk Assessed for Southwest

Location of the D.C. levee system and leveed area; Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The District of Columbia Levee System, also referred to as the Potomac Park Levee System, was constructed near the National Mall by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the 1930s to reduce Potomac River flooding to Southwest D.C., […]

Amidon-Bowen Shines Again: DC’s Teacher of the Year is Right Here in SW

Amidon-Bowen students Simone Shelton and Zoe Shelton with Teacher of the Year, Ms. Kelly Harper; Photo: Rose Shelton Once again, Amidon-Bowen Elementary School is in the spotlight for another great achievement. On Monday, Nov. 5, Mayor Muriel Bowser presented the 2019 DC Teacher of the Year Award to Amidon-Bowen’s own 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Kelly Harper. Ms. Harper […]

Botanic Garden Features Tunes & Trains for the Holidays

The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit, “Season’s Greenings: All Aboard!,” opened Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, and runs through New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. This year’s exhibit features plant-based re-creations of iconic train stations from across the U.S., including classic stations like DC’s Union Station, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, Maui’s […]