In what has been a tradition for more than a quarter century, the legendary pumpkin patch sponsored by Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill opened for business Oct. 3 with thousands of pumpkins now ready for sale to benefit local and international charities. Continue reading "Great Pumpkin Patch Benefits Local Charities"
Pride Month officially wraps one week from Thursday, but there’s still time to celebrate. The Garden ALX hosts “Growing Pride in the Garden” on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Our nonprofit Athena [Rapid Response Innovation Lab] was looking for something to do with Pride Month,” Programming and Marketing Senior Associate Emma Quinn told WTOP. “We’ve been 3D-printing a bunch of fun rainbow planters, so you can grow your own [LGBTQ+] pride by picking up a succulent and planting it in one of these 3D planters.” Continue reading "‘Growing Pride in the Garden’ Event Held In Alexandria"
A family-owned diner with roots in Virginia dating back to 1969 will open a sixth location in Old Town Alexandria this year. Second-generation owner Greg Bolton, along with his two children Tammy and Chris Bolton, will open Bob & Edith’s 24-hours, the 7-days-a-week restaurant at 1743 King St. this fall. The location had been Ernie’s Crab House and is across from the King Street Metro. Continue reading "6th Virginia Location Of Bob & Edith’s Diner To Open"
One new restaurant is Shababi, 5655-A General Washington Drive, which opened at the end of January and serves musakhan, a rotisserie chicken that is the national dish of Palestine. Shababi was founded by Chef Marcelle Afram and shares space as a ghost kitchen in chef Roro Asmar’s Lebanese restaurant. Continue reading "Visit Shababi Restaurant To Enjoy Palestinian Food"
Senior Services of Alexandria’s (SSA) Virtual "Stay-at-Home" Gala will be a festive celebration to honor community leaders Barbara Anderson, Esq., The Honorable William D. Euille, and C. Eugene Steuerle for their work, activism, and philanthropic efforts at its 2021 Virtual Annual Gala. Continue reading "Virtual ‘Stay-at-Home’ Gala Of Virtual ‘Stay-at-Home’ Gala"
Two Alexandria women were presented with a Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition sportscar on Dec. 15, 2020, as part of the Mazda Heroes: Honoring the Human Spirit program. Elementary school art teacher Rachel Williams and nurse and health policy graduate Kristina Davis were honored at Brown’s Alexandria Mazda for their community efforts throughout the pandemic. Continue reading "Cars Given To Alexandria Hometown Heroes For Community Work"
Alexandrians living in the Virginia city’s West End can expect to see expanded Capital Bikeshare service years ahead of schedule. Starting in January or February 2021, the City of Alexandria will purchase and deploy seven previously-used stations to accelerate its planned bike-share expansion by between two and five years. Continue reading "Bikeshare Expansion To Be Sped Up In Alexandria With 7 New Stations"
Alexandria residents who own cars can now pay their car taxes in the Virginia city until December. The Alexandria City Council has extended the deadline because of the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline had been Oct. 5 for the personal property tax, but the new deadline for the car tax and business personal property tax is Dec. 15. Late payments will be subject to a 10% penalty. Continue reading "Car Tax Deadline Extended In Alexandria"
Del Ray Boccato is nearly ready to offer up gelato, coffee drinks and savory snacks to the neighborhood and beyond, and owner Cristian Velasco is definitely eager to get started. The café, which is located at 2400 Mount Vernon Avenue, is the culmination of a longtime desire to put down roots in Del Ray, Velasco said. Continue reading "Del Ray Boccato To Come To Alexandria"