Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By Peter Eicher, Vice President, Friends of Southwest DC On March 27, the Friends of Southwest DC annual meeting provided a valuable reminder of how an array of community groups are working to make Southwest a better place. Participants gathered at Westminster Church to hear how grants from Friends of Southwest supported a range of […]

SW Library Closing June 1

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Library will close permanently on Saturday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. to allow for the construction of the new Southwest Library. Construction of the new Southwest Library, a fully-funded $18 million project, will begin later in June at the same location. The new library will feature: Environmentally sustainable design with […]

SW Volunteer Honored by Metropolitan Police Department

By Georgine Wallace The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) held its annual awards meeting on March 19 and honored Southwest resident Elizabeth Hoopes as Citizen Volunteer Corps Member of the year. Hoopes was recognized for her three years of service with the office of Volunteer Coordination’s Community Engagement Academy. She took a few minutes out of […]

Amidon-Bowen Alumna Assesses School Infrastructure Needs

By Neo H. Morake On April 8, ANC6D’s elected officials approved a letter drafted by Commissioner Anthony Dale seeking to identify capital funding to address three outstanding service requests placed by Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, the oldest having been placed in July 2014. After learning of the issues plaguing my alma mater, I reached out to […]

Spy Museum Approaches Grand Opening

By Southwester Staff The grand opening of the International Spy Museum is just around the corner. The new space, located at 700 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, will feature reimagined, state-of-the-art exhibits illustrating how intelligence has changed the world and continues to impact our lives every day. The first day the museum is open to the public […]