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"
Dr. Tammy Mann, President & CEO of The Campagna Center has been selected as the 2020 Business Leader of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. She will be honored at the annual Best in Business Awards, presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, on October 1, 2020. Continue reading "Dr. Tammy Mann Is The 2020 Business Leader of the Year"
Virginia is in phase three of reopening and fitness studios are allowed to open at 75% capacity. However, there must be 10 feet of distance between each client, which limits smaller studios. Many studios in Alexandria, including Sculp’d, Local Motion Project, and Row House opened for in-person indoor classes during phase two. Continue reading "Local Fitness Centers Reopen In Alexandria"