Work is in progress in Alexandria around Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, which is expected to open in Potomac Yard in 2024. The $1 billion project has made some headway in recent months, with building designs set to go before the Planning Commission and City Council on Oct. 6 and Oct. 17 respectively. Continue reading "Work Progresses At Virginia Tech Innovation Campus"
On the 100 block of South Alfred Street, a monumental piece of Alexandria’s history stands – the Friendship Firehouse. Originally built in 1855, the building has been through a lot, including the entirety of the Civil War, where Union troops took control of the city and occupied all five Alexandria firehouses. Despite this, the Friendship Firehouse continues to thrive to this day, now serving as a museum filled with fascinating antiques, like the suction engine – an early fire truck used by the firehouse in the mid-19th century that drew its water through a hose, replacing the tiresome, and tedious, the technique of filling up buckets and transporting them by hand to the fire. Continue reading "Be A Part Of 25th Annual Friendship Firehouse Festival"
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 871 in Alexandria presented a check for $1,000 to Debbie Evans, Division Chief of the Alexandria Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program, to help provide support to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. “This is an important charity,” said McDermott as he presented the check to Evans May 28 at the Eagles headquarters in Old Town. “This type of abuse is on the rise and what little we can do we’re going to try to do and help out as best we can.” Continue reading "Eagles Donate $1,000 To Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence Program"
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 – Fontaineis a great bet any time of the day (or week). Continue reading "Enjoy Al Fresco Dining At Fontaine"
AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Month will be celebrated virtually from April 1 to 30. Continue reading "Celebrate AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Month"
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. Here is a glimpse: Continue reading "Alexandria To celebrate Black History Month"
Diya Indian Cuisine is located at 218 N Lee St 2nd Floor, Alexandria, VA. It offers a menu of classic Indian dishes in an elevated dining room with exposed brick & white tablecloths. Family-owned and operated by Raj Tamang and Shyam Lama, who also own Tandoori Nights Fairfax, the Indian-Nepalese eatery is a culinary salute to the ingredients and preparations of Tamang’s homeland. Continue reading "Savor Indian Flavors At Diya Indian Cuisine"
Construction of The Waypoint of Fairlington officially kicked off Dec. 9 with a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the affordable housing development on the site of a former parking lot of Fairlington Presbyterian Church. Mayor Justin Wilson was among those in attendance, which was limited to comply with current statewide COVID-19 restrictions. Continue reading "The Waypoint of Fairlington’s Construction Begins"
Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year. The city’s restaurants are pitching in to make the day a little more delicious. In this era of social distancing and curbside pickup, eateries are offering a wider variety of options for takeout and delivery. Here are two options from across the city to help spice up your holiday plans. Continue reading "Where To Eat In Alexandria This Thanksgiving"
Alexandrians are going to have a socially distanced drive-in movie experience this fall as a result of the partnership of ALX Community and The Garden. The Alexandria Drive-In Theatre will screen a movie every Saturday night for six weeks beginning on Aug. 29. Tickets have sold out already, reflecting a community eager for some pandemic-safe fun outside the house. The movies being shown are silver-screen classics like “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future,” “Trolls,” “Field of Dreams,” “E.T.” and “Mamma Mia! Continue reading "The Alexandria Drive-In Theatre Will Start From August 29"