With Thanksgiving just days away, the American Red Cross is asking for people to get in the giving spirit. It is at its lowest blood supply in more than a decade for this time of year. Donating blood and platelets saves lives, and there will be opportunities in the coming weeks for Alexandria to donate. Continue reading "Receive Amazon Gift Card By Donating Blood In Alexandria"
It’s been a long wait for the erstwhile King Street Blues space at 112 N. Saint Asaph St., but last week signs of life were once again prevalent with a new concept – Old Hat Bar, a gastropub that has been a much-anticipated new offering in Old Town. Last week, Old Hat hosted a soft opening from June 9-12 and has now closed again in preparation for its grand opening at a time yet to be determined. Continue reading "Old Hat Bar Soft-Opens, Pauses To Prepare In Alexandria"
A popular fine arts festival once known as the King Street Art Festival changed its name to Alexandria Old Town Art Festival in 2020, and there's another change in store this year. After the festival had success despite the pandemic in September 2020, a springtime festival will be held on May 15 and 16, 2021. Continue reading "Alexandria Old Town Art Festival To Be Held On May 15, 16"
On Saturday, March 13, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) brought in 50 cats from eight individual animal shelters in Texas, still recovering from the devastating February snowstorms and subsequent power outages. Many of these Texas facilities are now experiencing a surge of surrendered pets, and by transporting animals who were already in these shelters to Virginia, these organizations can better address the continued need for care and assist even more homeless animals. Continue reading "50 Cats Transported By Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria"
Beginning Feb. 11, Virginians will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at select CVS locations across the state. The Commonwealth is among an initial 11-state rollout to expand COVID-19 vaccines at CVS pharmacies across the country. Thirty-six CVS locations will offer the vaccine through appointment only to individuals meeting state criteria, which will be confirmed by the state in advance of the rollout. Continue reading "COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Offered By CVS"
Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings Ed.D. updated the Alexandria School Board about the district’s reopening plans during a virtual school board meeting on Dec. 17. Continue reading "Updates About January Reopening of In-Person Teaching"
Small Business Saturday, a movement that began 10 years ago in an effort to drive holiday shoppers to small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has expanded into the first Alexandria Shop Small Week. The Shop Small Week promotion runs Nov. 27 through Dec. 6, beginning with Plaid Friday (Nov. 27), followed by Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28), Museum Store Sunday (Nov. 29), Cyber Monday (Nov. 30), and Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1). Shop Small Week is an initiative by Visit Alexandria to support Alexandria’s locally owned boutiques and retailers. Continue reading "The First Alexandria Shop Small Week Is Here"
Alexandria City Public Schools announced plans for all students to continue virtual learning at least until January early Wednesday morning. The plan calls for phased re-entry of students with disabilities beginning on Nov. 5. Phased re-entry for all students is proposed to begin in January 2021. However, ACPS has not released details about these quarter three plans yet. Continue reading "Alexandria City Public Schools To Continue Virtual Learning Until January"
Classical Movements is an Alexandria-based choral and orchestral tour organizer. They put on an initial set of three outdoor performances on June 20 in the garden of its Old Town location, the Rectory, at 711 Princess St. The concert series, Sounds of Hope and Harmony, has run every Saturday since July 25 and will continue through October. Continue reading "Concert Series Sounds Of Hope And Harmony Continues Through October"
Boardroom Saloon, a Southlake, Texas-based saloon for men will bring its wood-paneled men’s barbershop and spas to Fairfax, Virginia this spring. They will open a location in May at 2920 District Avenue in Fairfax’s Mosaic District, and in June at 12031 Rockville Pike in the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center. Continue reading "Boardroom Salon For Men To Open Branches In Virginia"