The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is hoping to spread the Christmas cheer to dogs that need some extra help this holiday season. The organization will host its second annual Stocking Stuff the Van on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter at 4101 Eisenhower Ave. Continue reading "AWLA To Hold ‘Stuff The Van’ For Dogs In Need"
The desire and initiative of Elks Lodge 48 on N. Henry Street to restore their historic building only grows in intensity. The Lodge got their long sought-after historic designation in May 2020. A $10,000 grant from The Historic Alexandria Foundation allowed them to do some roof repair, plastering, fixing the collapsed chimney flue and installing new floors and toilets in the bathrooms. They were able to stretch the funds with donation of sinks, hiring a plumber with a low rate and a lot of work by Elks brother Arthur Miller and other volunteers. Continue reading "Alexandria’s History Preserved By Elks Historic Lodge"
Call Your Mother is Coming to Alexandria! The former site of Helen Oliva Flower Design, 128 N. Pitt is going to be the latest iteration of Call Your Mother, a “Jew-ish bagel bakery and deli chain in the metro area. The local chain is owned by Chef Daniela Moreira and Andrew Dana, along with partner Jeff Zients. For those of us who lament the lack of New York style bagels and delis, this is great good news. Continue reading "Call Your Mother Deli To Come To Alexandria"
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting “Ripcord” from now through June 26. It’s the story of two women thrown together by a cosmic force with a wicked sense of humor. The play is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, who masterfully injects inspired moments of physical comedy and unexpected truths into the story. Continue reading "“Ripcord” Presented By Little Theatre Of Alexandria"
Outdoor dining has been a necessity for restaurant-goers over the past year, but now that the weather is warming up (hello, surprise 85-degree April days!), it’s becoming a luxury, as well. Brunch, lunch, dinner – Chadwicks is a great bet any time of the day (or week). Continue reading "Get Some Fresh Air By Dining At Chadwicks"
First Thursday in Del Ray: Petal Porch Party will be held on April 1, 6 p.m at various locations in the Del Ray neighborhood. Continue reading "Join First Thursday in Del Ray Petal Porch Party"
Black History Month includes virtual and physically distanced events celebrating Alexandria African American history throughout the month of February. Year-round, Alexandria is home to essential Black History tours and experiences, Black-owned businesses to support, and more. Given below are such events. Continue reading "Celebrate Black History Month In Alexandria"
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority had its Winter Wonderland event. Gaynelle Diaz, the organization’s director of resident and community services, is grateful the organization was still able to give children a little bit of joy this weekend. It sent out information inviting all of the families who receive housing assistance to pre-register, then was able to set appointment times throughout the weekend, so families wouldn’t have to stand in line. Volunteers then handed gifts to families as they arrived in their cars. Continue reading "Alexandria Redevelopment And Housing Authority Held Winter Wonderland"
Sweet Root Village are the pop-up markets that ran in September and October. Creative, friendly young people, beautiful flowers, and a philosophy that was so unlike what the country was living through made the pop-up magical. As an added bonus, shopping was helping others: Sweet Root Village donated food and money to Fairfax-based “Food for Others,” to help people who had lost jobs and savings during the pandemic. Continue reading "Pop-Up Markets Sweet Root Village Raised 483 Pounds Of Canned Goods"
Senior Services of Alexandria’s Groceries to Go program seamlessly fulfills a crucial need that many seniors have. In partnership with Giant Food, screened volunteers shop and then deliver groceries to their “assigned” seniors every other week. Groceries are ordered based on the senior’s personal shopping list. There are no delivery fees and no minimum orders. The only requirement is that the seniors must be over 60 years old and live in the city of Alexandria. Continue reading "Learn About Senior Services Of Alexandria’s Groceries To Go Program"