Charity Car Wash Cleans Up

By Southwester Staff When Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Youth Activities Task Force members Thelma D. Jones and Gabriele “Gabi” Strauch, Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, began discussing plans last summer for the first-ever car wash fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 12, they had no idea that it would turn out so successful. The morning was gloomy […]

The Elderly Lady Next Door

By Deborah Sherwood I am a Baby Boomer–part of a group of post-war Americans born between 1946-1964. As a child, I hula-hooped, watched the Mickey Mouse Club, and dreamed of being a carhop at the local A&W. As a teen, I swooned over The Beatles and danced “The Twist.” My hair parted in the middle […]

Community and MPD Partner to Create Summer Programming for Kids

By Saadia Athias, CAC Community Safety Partner Over the course of the summer, the First District Citizens Advisory Council, community members, and MPD worked together to bring “Drop in for Safety” events to our community youth, giving them the opportunity to participate in plenty of fun, healthy, and educational activities.  The outdoor activities were held […]