Reenactors and a patriotic-clad Union Santa Claus greeted visitors to Fort Ward as part of the annual Civil War Christmas in Camp program on Dec. 11 at Fort Ward Museum. “We are here portraying the Union regular army as it was during the Civil War encamped here at Fort Ward around Christmas time,” said reenactor David Welker. Continue reading "Fort Ward Reenacts Civil War Christmas"
The double header of holiday parades and festivities will return to Alexandria in 2021. Visit Alexandria will bring back its 21st annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon on Saturday, Dec. 4. The Campagna Center's 50th anniversary Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade will be held Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4. Continue reading "Holiday Boat Parade Of Lights Held In Alexandria"
Alexandria residents Renee Freedman and Michael Freedman, past president of the National Press Club, (left) and National Press Club Executive Director William McCarren and Casey Murrow at the display of the Edward R. Murrow microphone. Continue reading "Edward R. Murrow World War II Microphone Donated By Alexandria Couple To National Press Club"
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"