Waterfront Station II Breaks Ground on Fourth Street

By Southwester Staff A new mixed-use development at 1000 Fourth Street, SW broke ground on December 13. When completed in winter 2023, the 12 story, 400,000 square foot Waterfront Station II will include residences, a performing arts or theater space, AppleTree Public Charter School and a neighborhood restaurant by Good Company Doughnuts, along with additional […]

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 […]

National Cherry Blossom Festival to Return in 2022

By Southwester Staff The National Cherry Blossom Festival will make its return in 2022, after the pandemic cancelled 2021 events and caused authorities to warn visitors away from the Tidal Basin during cherry blossom season.  National Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew announced that the festival’s signature events will take place in person between March […]

William Dennis Grubb, Southwest Resident and Early Peace Corps Volunteer, Passes Away

By Ana Carmen Neboisa Mr. William Dennis Grubb peacefully entered into eternal rest on October 25 at his home in Southwest Washington. The Peace Corps, global development, education, and the church have propelled his lifelong service to help others in nations on five continents. An Eagle Scout, Mr. Grubb joined the then-new Peace Corps at […]