Mobility Innovation District Brings New Electric Transportation Option to Southwest

By Southwester Staff On October 20, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the Southwest Business Improvement District (Southwest BID) and community leaders launched DC’s first-ever Mobility Innovation District.  According to the Mayor’s office, the multi-year mobility project, funded by a $3 million city grant to the […]

National Gallery of Art Presents Major Exhibit Showcasing  Black Artists of the American South

By Sheila Wickouski A Man Can Be A Star by Thornton Dial, Jr. is itself a sparkling star in the constellation of artworks in the exhibition Called to Create: Black Artists of the American South at the National Gallery of Art, on view through March 26, 2023. Pop art sensibility and a political message meld […]

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Welcomes New Interim Pastor

by Georgine Wallace A new face now graces the altar at St. Matthew Lutheran Church each Sunday. Pastor Katherine Tuttle joined St. Matthew in August as the new interim pastor and will serve until next summer. Already popular in the congregation, many parishioners expressed hope that she can extend her stay.   Pastor Tuttle hails from […]

Increased Calls for Traffic Safety Improvements near Amidon-Bowen Elementary School

Parents offer specific suggestions to DDOT to enhance child safety By Mike Goodman In August, the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) released a revised plan to install protected bike lanes on the portion of I (Eye) St., SW between South Capitol St. and 7th St., SW. Child safety advocates praised improvements to the plan, as […]

The Wharf Marks Five-Year Anniversary and Opening of Phase II with Local Luminaries

By Melissa Silverman  On October 12, elected officials, high-profile developers and community leaders came together to mark the five-year anniversary of the grand opening of The Wharf, as well as the substantial completion of Phase II of the multi-billion dollar development along the Southwest waterfront.  The second phase will add an additional 1.15 million square […]

At-Large Council Candidates Spark Fierce Debate in Southwest

By Melissa Silverman Just weeks before the November 8 general election, seven candidates vying for two At-Large seats on the DC Council met at Riverside Baptist Church in Southwest to answer questions on education, housing and public safety. Despite areas of broad agreement on policy, candidates seized the opportunity to land sharp criticism of their […]

Arena Stage Announces Longtime Leader Molly Smith’s Final Show as Artistic Director

By Southwester Staff Arena Stage announced that My Body No Choice, a limited engagement staged in the run-up to the midterm elections, will be Molly Smith’s final production before she steps down as Artistic Director.   Featuring monologues from eight of America’s most dynamic female playwrights, My Body No Choice explores the importance of bodily autonomy, […]