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Alexandria’s History Preserved By Elks Historic Lodge

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"
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Call Your Mother Deli To Come To Alexandria

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"
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“Ripcord” Presented By Little Theatre Of 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"
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Alexandria Redevelopment And Housing Authority Held Winter Wonderland

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"
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Pop-Up Markets Sweet Root Village Raised 483 Pounds Of Canned Goods

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"

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