Charles Allen Announces 2021 Brickie Award Winners

By Southwester Staff On December 2, Councilmember Charles Allen announced the winners of the 15th annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards in a live streamed ceremony. The awards, which take the shape of a brick, are awarded to Ward 6 residents in categories such as civic pride, public service and more. The five winners for 2021 […]

Annual Holiday Toys for Tots Drive Touches Hundreds of Southwest Families

By Paul Taylor For the 12th consecutive year, the Southwest Comm-Unity Annual Christmas Toys for Tots was another huge success. Held on Saturday, December 12, 2021 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Toys for Tots event was a bit different from previous years to practice proper COVID protocols. Parents and children received the toys from a […]

Notes of Thanks to Our Elders

By Alexis Tuttle This year, third grade students from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (ABES) brought some holiday cheer to some of our community seniors at Waterfront Village.   ABES third grade teachers, Ms. Ballenger and Ms. Jayamaha, coordinated a fall thanks and appreciation celebration which culminated in a “3rd Grade Fall Party” held on Friday, Nov. 19.  Throughout […]

Meet the Team Behind the Southwest DC Community Center: Andrea Lindemann Gilliam

By the SWDCCC Community Engagement and Communications Committee The Southwest DC Community Center (SWDCCC) that is planned to open in our neighborhood in the next few years will serve as a vibrant, central hub for the Southwest and Capitol Riverfront communities and provide an inclusive space for a wide range of services and activities that […]

Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid Kicks off Coat Drive

 By Max Grossman  Serve Your City (SYC)/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (W6MA) is working with Black and Brown grassroots organizations to help keep our communities safe. The Southwest Pod of SYC/W6MA is partnering with Christ United Methodist Church to serve our neighbors with food and supplies throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  This month kicks off the […]

Waterfront Academy Montessori Miles

By Kate Oczypok Waterfront Academy is taking a unique, fun approach to fundraising this fall. The school has launched “Montessori Miles” this November, encouraging interested participants to run, jog or walk 30 miles in 30 days this November. With registration, you can get a t-shirt that features a “Running Knight” to wear as you complete […]

November Breast Cancer Support Group to Focus on Survivors with Disabilities, Men’s Health 

 By Southwester Staff Since 2018, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) November support group meeting has been dedicated to breast cancer survivors with disabilities. This month, the tradition will continue, and it will be supplemented by a focus on Men’s Health Awareness Month, as the Movember Foundation uses the month to bring awareness […]