The grand opening for Kismet Modern Indian isn’t too far away. The restaurant, which will open in the former BurgerFi (and, before that, Pat Troy’s) location at 111 North Pitt St., is ramping up the excitement on its social media channels. Continue reading "Kismet Modern Indian Nears Opening Day"
The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club has named its 2021 High School Athletes of the year, awarding $40,000 to 16 area high school student-athletes. “We had 81 scholarship applications this year,” said ASC president Eva Shea. “Each scholarship was for $2,500 and a committee evaluated the student-athletes on their sports achievements, academic achievements, community service, and essay.” Continue reading "Sportsman’s Club Awards $40,000 To High School Seniors In Alexandria"
On Saturday, May 15, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) hosted its first, physically distant Pets & People Community Wellness Event at the Ruby Tucker Family Center. Following the One Health approach of community care, this event was created to assist not only animals but also people across the City of Alexandria. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to noon, provided goods and services to dozens of area families. Continue reading "Pets And People Community Wellness Event Held By AWLA"
Alexandria’s DASH buses might be free soon if Mayor Justin M. Wilson’s proposal to rethink the popular transit service comes to fruition. Wilson outlined a long-term vision to restructure the Virginia city’s buses in his April newsletter, including an upcoming overhaul of the DASH system’s route structure to provide more frequent transit for low-income, minority, and senior residents. Continue reading "Free DASH Bus Service For All Proposed By Alexandria Mayor"
The controversial Heritage at Old Town development project will move forward following unanimous approval by the Alexandria City Council at its Feb. 20 public hearing. Despite reservations expressed by some Council members, the addition of new affordable housing units was the determining factor in the decision to give the green light to New York-based Asland Capital Partners to develop several blocks in the Southwest quadrant of Old Town. Continue reading "The Heritage Project Approved by The Alexandria Council"
Alexandria’s Winter Restaurant Week has been extended to two weeks this year and will take place from Jan. 22 to Feb. 7, according to Visit Alexandria. As part of this event, a host of local restaurants will be offering special menus and deals on takeout meals. Continue reading "Two Weeks Extended For Winter Restaurant Week"
For the last 50 years, the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center have undertaken the awesome task of organizing and bringing forward a beloved community tradition – Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend (SCWW). Continue reading "Learn About Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend"
Acclaimed pianist Robert Glasper will perform at The Birchmere on Nov. 7. He is a Grammy and Emmy-winning artist. It marks his first time back to the D.C. area since the March on Washington on Aug. 28, where he performed alongside Derrick Hodge and George Clinton. Continue reading "Robert Glasper To Perform At The Birchmere"
Fall Senior Academy will be hosted by Senior Services of Alexandria via zoom in October. This four-week class for Alexandria residents 65 and older provides an overview of how the city operates, city services, as well as community resources including recreation and education opportunities. Participants will also hear about various nonprofit organizations geared to seniors. Continue reading "Fall Senior Academy Will Be Held Virtually"
The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium is starting this school year fully online. They are seeking donations to launch their virtual literacy tutoring program. On Aug. 3, the group kickstarted its $20,000 fundraising campaign to purchase books for the program with a $1,000 donation from Alexandria’s Burke & Herbert Bank. Continue reading "Virtual Literacy Program Launched By Alexandria Tutoring Consortium"