Retiring Sheriff Dana Lawhorne led the countdown to the lighting of the 30-foot-tall Christmas tree Dec. 5 at Pat Miller Square in Del Ray. Hundreds flocked to the holiday event which included the lighting of a menorah. Lawhorne, a lifelong resident of Del Ray, thanked the crowd for their support during his time in law enforcement. “Thank you for 43 years of supporting me. I’ve loved every minute of it.”
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With Virginia's Nov. 2 general election less than a week away, in-person early voting will be available through the end of the week at two Alexandria sites. City of Alexandria voters can vote at the Office of Voter Registration & Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays with extended hours until 8 p.m. from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28. The last day of in-person early voting is Saturday, Oct. 30 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continue reading "Early Voting Ends Oct. 30 At Alexandria Sites"
The Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market will be held on July 10 at Mount Vernon Avenue & East Bellefonte Avenue, Alexandria featuring vintage, antique, thrift, artisan. Continue reading "Visit The Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market"
Summer baseball is back as the Alexandria Aces return for their 13th season as part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Following a COVID-canceled 2020 season, the team returns with Chris Berset of the Cincinnati Reds organization as head coach and new owner Frank Fannon taking the reins from team founder Donald Dinan. Continue reading "Summer Baseball Is Back In Alexandria"
It’s 1883 in Amherst, Massachusetts. “The Belle of Amherst” by William Luce takes place at the home of poet Emily Dickinson, as she tells her story through anecdotes based on biographical information, her letters, and her poems in this one-woman bio-drama. Welcoming the audience inside, Dickinson reveals both the joyous and heart-breaking events in her life that shaped her enigmatic existence and engaging poetry. The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting the play from April 24 to May 15, 2021. Continue reading "“The Belle of Amherst” Presented By Little Theatre of Alexandria"
The Planning Commission voted unanimously on March 2 to endorse a special use permit to allow Classical Movements, a classical music tour company based in Alexandria, to continue hosting socially distanced outdoor concerts. City Council will make a final vote on the SUP at a public hearing this Saturday. Continue reading "Classical Movements Permit To Be Considered By The Council"
During the pandemic, the Animal Welfare League has responded to record requests for assistance from pet owners through its community pet pantry. In spring 2020, demand increased by more than 400 percent over previous months, largely due to pet owners who had lost jobs or had to reduce their hours to provide child care. AWLA responded to this community need by providing more than 40,000 pounds of pet supplies and food in 2020, helping animals and pet owners in the region. Continue reading "40K Pounds Of Supplies Distributed Among Pet Owners In 2020 By AWLA"
Some years, the thrill in the kitchen is gone. The holidays may be approaching, but the constant kitchen duties for families nationwide over the past half-year have begun to lose their luster. Not to worry! The city’s restaurants have you covered with a home-cooked meal that requires very little home cooking. From classic Christmas dinner to extensive plant-based menus, here are a couple of best bets this holiday season. Continue reading "Enjoy Your Christmas Meal At These Restaurants In Alexandria"
The Outcasts Brass Band is a group started by T.C. Williams High School musicians who are performing at Market Square on the weekends over the past two years. The band has made a name for itself with a lively fusion of jazz, rock, funk, and pop. From Herbie Hancock, jazz fusion classics, and the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” to bouncy soul songs and instantly recognizable pop hits, the Outcasts want to get audiences moving. Continue reading "Old Town Jazzes Up By Outcasts Brass Band"
Glory Days Grill is a sports-themed family-friendly American grill and bar. It combines an award-winning menu of freshly prepared appetizers, entrées, and sandwiches with entertainment that appeals to all ages. Dining rooms of Glory Days are open with occupied booths and tables spaced for social distancing. The patios are popular with diners and “to-go” orders may be placed online. Continue reading "Enjoy Food With Entertainment At Glory Days Grill And Bar"