Alexandria wildlife officials responded Sunday to the rather unusual sighting of a venomous rattlesnake slithering through an Old Town neighborhood. Team members with the Alexandria Animal Welfare League, which runs an open-admission shelter and provides animal services for the Northern Virginia city, fielded a call on June 13 reporting a timber rattlesnake in the 400 block of Gibbon Street. Continue reading "Alexandria Wildlife Officials Captured Rare Venomous Snake"
The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities will present three possible design concepts for the spray park at the former Colasanto Pool location. The Del Ray Gateway community partnership is collaborating with the city to redevelop the triangle park at Mount Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. Continue reading "Three Possible Design Concepts To Be Presented For The Spray Park In Alexandria"
Taste of Old Town North will be held from April 21 to June 21 at various locations throughout Old Town North, Alexandria, VA 22314. Continue reading "Be A Part Of Taste of Old Town North"
Love is in the air and it takes a brave soul to go into business with your other half. Long hours, sweaty kitchens, or the never-ending crunching of numbers are not known for being aphrodisiacs. The owners of Alexandria Cupcake share their secrets to maintaining both a successful business and a happy relationship. Continue reading "Alexandria Cupcake Owners Share Their Experience Of Working Together"
Residents and staff at Goodwin House Alexandria, an elder care facility that provides independent and assisted living, were among the first in the city to receive the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Continue reading "COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives At Goodwin House"
There is a wide range of services available to older adults in Alexandria, and some are not well known. As colder weather approaches and people are less able to be outdoors or have socially distanced visits with friends, services that ensure seniors remain engaged are especially valuable. About one such service you can read below. Continue reading "Services Available To Seniors In Alexandria"
Tall Ship Providence is Alexandria's newest waterfront attraction. It is a celebrity tall ship that appeared in the international blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean. Providence is a full-scale reproduction of one of the most renowned ships in the Continental Navy, helmed by Captain John Paul Jones in 1776. You cab book a private dockside tour or lounge on a public weekend cruise, complete with historical interpretation. Continue reading "Enjoy A Cruise At Tall Ship Providence In Alexandria"
Alexandria is offering new child care options for families of young children who will be learning virtually this fall. They aim to provide kids in kindergarten through fifth grade with a safe place to go during school hours, access their online learning platforms, and supervise after-school activities. Continue reading "New Child Care Options Offered By Alexandria"
A statue in honor of Earl Lloyd was voted to be accepted by the Alexandria City Council on July 7. Earl Lloyd was the first Black man to play in the National Basketball Association. The statue is set to be unveiled on Oct. 31 on the 70th anniversary of Lloyd’s first NBA game. Councilor Del Pepper said, "It is an extraordinary gift. I really think [the statue] would help a lot of young men and women to be inspired." Continue reading "Statue Honoring Earl Francis Lloyd Accepted By Alexandria City Council"
Caphe Banh Mi is a Vietnamese Eatery in Old Town Alexandria VA located at 407 Cameron St. This place is always busy. Everyone who is a regular knows the drill. You go to write your name and quantity in the notebook. The restaurant is run like a very fast and very efficient machine so it’s expected you keep up like all party members need to be present when you’re there and no late friends. It’s cozy and well designed. Continue reading "Enjoy Delicious Veitnamese Food At Caphe Banh Mi"