Hundreds gathered in Market Square on Nov. 20 as the city welcomed the return of the lighting of the annual holiday tree. Following last year’s virtual ceremony, the enthusiastic crowd welcomed Santa as he arrived via the King Street Trolley wearing a custom suit in honor of the city’s upcoming Scottish Walk Weekend. Continue reading "Santa Lights 40-Foot Holiday Tree In Alexandria"
The 40th Annual StepALIVE! Walkathon is Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 2 p.m. The 5-mile group walk through Old Town Alexandria will start and finish at the parking lot of First Christian Church located at 2723 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, which is also the main office for ALIVE!. Pre-registration and T shirt pick-up begins at 1:15 p.m. on walk day and the post-walk celebration is from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Continue reading "40th Annual StepALIVE! Walkathon Held on Sunday"
The Richmond Highway corridor in Fairfax County could get an additional voter satellite office if approved by the Board of Supervisors. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors authorized a public hearing to consider the South County Government Center at 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria as a voter satellite office for in-person early voting. The public hearing will happen on June 22 at 4 p.m. Continue reading "Route 1 Corridor Proposed To Get Second Early Voting Location"
Students at Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia will be sitting 3 feet closer to each other in classrooms after the school board reversed the superintendent’s previous decision of staying 6 feet apart. Superintendent Gregory Hutchings sent a message to families earlier this week that students will remain 6 feet apart, despite the CDC’s advice to reduce the space to 3 feet. Hutchings’ decision was made without input from the Alexandria City School Board. Continue reading "Alexandria City Public Schools Students To Sit Three Feet Closer"
Members of the Departmental Progressive Club held a food and gift card drive on Feb. 20 to collect non-perishable items for local families. The DPC held a similar food drive on Feb. 13, but due to difficult weather conditions, decided to extend the drive another weekend. Continue reading "Departmental Progressive Club Food Drive Collected Donations for Alive!, ARHA"
At a time when vaccines are top of people’s minds, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is offering a new way for the community to make sure their pets don’t miss their own critical medical treatments. Starting in September, the AWLA has been conducting monthly drive-in clinics, providing rabies and distemper vaccines to animals who need them. Continue reading "Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria Conducts Monthly Drive-In Clinics"
The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in collaboration with the Alexandria Choral Society will release a virtual winter concert later this month featuring ASO musicians and a guest appearance by ACS singers. The 30-minute video, Sure on This Shining Night: A Message of Hope, will be available throughout the month of December. Continue reading "Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Brings Sure on This Shining Night"
Thomas Voskuil, the owner of Taqueria Picoso, and his team struggled to publicize the fact that they were still open for business early on in the coronavirus crisis,. The Mexican restaurant at 1472 N. Beauregard St. opened in late January, less than six weeks before the pandemic hit. Continue reading "How Taqueria Picoso Copes With Pandemic?"
The newly opened Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar in Alexandria, Virginia, not only enables you to grab a cup of coffee, but it even allows you to find the purrfect match for a new feline friend to take home. Adam Patterson, who is co-owner of the new business in the downtown area said, "It’s a place where the cats run around, and you can come in and play with them and socialize with them and hang out with them." Continue reading "Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe And Wine Bar Opens In Alexandria"