Friends of Titanic Memorial Park Commemorates the Titanic’s 110th Anniversary

By Beth Hall  The Friends of Titanic Memorial Park are hosting several special events April 14-17 to celebrate five years of partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and commemorate the lives lost on the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.   The highlight of the weekend is the Titanic 110th Anniversary Gala […]

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 […]

Mandarin Oriental to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Ward 6 Youth

By Southwester Staff Mandarin Oriental, in Southwest DC, recently announced Serve Your City / Ward 6 MutualAid as the beneficiary of the hotel’s tenth annual FANtastic 5K and Silent Auction.On Saturday, October 30, hotel guests, colleagues, visitors, and DC residents are invited to lace uptheir running shoes in support of advancing Southwest youth. Since its inception, the FANtastic5K […]

Southwest Soirée Raises More Than $20,000 for Amidon-Bowen

Photo caption: Southwest Soiree VIPs (left to right): Commissioner Gail Fast (ANC 6D01), Superintendent Shawn Stover (DC Public Schools), Pastor Monica Raines (Christ United Methodist Church), Principal Tamikka Sykes (Amidon-Bowen Elementary School), Commander Morgan Kane (First District), Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), PTA Co-Presidents Rose Shelton and Allison Harvey, Bruce DarConte (CEO, NSC-Partners), Bruce Levine (president, […]

Blind Whino: The Lifesaving Neighbor

On Friday, Oct. 24, The Southwester held a Halloween-themed party at Blind Whino to raise money for the paper and celebrate with all of Southwest’s finest at our quadrant’s hottest event space. Residents from all corners of the DC metro area came out in their craziest costumes to show their support for the paper, join in the festivities, and […]

Mandarin Oriental Plans Fourth Annual Fundraiser

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC will take to the streets for the fourth consecutive year to sponsor its FANtastic March, a 5K fundraiser event, on Sept. 7.  The funds raised by Mandarin Oriental colleagues will be used to purchase “newborn kits” for Unity Health Care, Inc., and families in need in Southwest DC. “Supporting our community and […]