Hey Dog Owners! What’s the POOP?

By Bridget Gonzales, PAWS of Southwest Perhaps you’ve seen or smelled the little brown piles piling up around the neighborhood? It seems that some of our neighbors are neglecting their duties as a dog owner when it comes to #2. And let’s face it, owning a dog in the city, in a densely populated neighborhood […]

The Wiener 500: Back for its Eighth Run

By Southwester Staff Back for its eighth consecutive year, the District’s Wiener 500 will make its grand return at the District Pier at the Wharf on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be food, music, and, given that it’s Oktoberfest, plenty of beer and more throughout the afternoon.  Of course, there […]

Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

By Audrey Hinton, Member, SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force On Sunday, Aug. 4, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF) awarded 19 Southwest youths with college scholarships. The event, “45 Years of Awarding College Scholarships,” was held at Westminster Church, with Bonita V. White, ESTF member, serving as Mistress of […]

Amidon-Bowen Tutors of the Month

By Ava Millstone Thank you to all of our neighbors who tutored young people at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School last academic year. The tutoring program, part of Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force, had a successful first year and is recruiting volunteers for this year. Read more below about Amidon-Bowen’s Tutors of the Month: […]

Infrastructure Improvements Coming to Amidon-Bowen

By Neo H. Morake, Amidon-Bowen Alumna The start of the school year began on Monday, Aug. 26 and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School students started the new school year facing similar infrastructure issues as they have faced for the past five years: sinking playground surfaces, buckling floors in the multi-purpose room and a gymnasium in need of […]

New Record for DC’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae

By Una Yarsky On Sunday, July 21, Navy Yard’s Ice Cream Jubilee set the city record for the longest ice cream sundae ever made. In honor of National Ice Cream Day, Jubilee employees created a 100-foot sundae that stretched across Yards Park’s newly refurbished sundeck. Jubilee sold 200 tickets to the event, with prices ranging […]