After a days-long stretch of shopping and checking holiday gifts off your list, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving offers a moment for Americans to shift their focus to gratitude and giving back. GivingTuesday, observed this year on Tuesday, Nov. 30, is a global movement to inspire hundreds of millions of people to not only give to their favorite charities and nonprofit groups but also to recognize and celebrate the generosity of others. Continue reading "Various businesses Donated For GivingTuesday In Falls Church"
A new pop-up shop will bring crafters, artists and other kinds of vendors together for the holiday season in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Made in ALX — a collective that organizes Alexandria-based microbusinesses so shoppers can access local, small-batch goods — said it will open its temporary storefront in time for the December holidays. The location at 1 Wales Alley will open by early November and will stay open through Dec. 29. Continue reading "Pop-Up Shop To Open In Old Town Alexandria Ahead Of Holidays"
The only high school in Alexandria, Virginia, has a new name. Alexandria City Public Schools unveiled the name Wednesday morning, along with a new logo. T.C. Williams High School will be known as Alexandria City High School; the name becomes official July 1. Continue reading "New Name For Alexandria’s High School Unveiled"
Masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated in Virginia, and one local business is embracing the change. Tucked away in the Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria, Tess York is usually behind the counter at her family’s shop, the Alexandria Pastry Shop. The shop has been serving up sweets to the community for nearly 33 years, and many of the bakers have been there just as long. “We are very much a family,” York said. Continue reading "Optional Mask Wearing Embraced By Alexandria Pastry Shop"
Alexandria City Public Schools will return to entirely virtual learning for students the week after spring break in order to avoid the potential for community transmission of COVID-19 caused by spring break travel, ACPS announced on Thursday. Continue reading "Virtual Learning Back For ACPS After Spring Break"
The Del Ray Business Association presented Dolce & Bean with the 2021 "Heart of Del Award" on Feb. 12. The annual award, given to the business that represents the heart and soul of Del Ray, is determined by a public vote of neighbors and customers. Online voting for the award took place earlier this month, with several voters leaving comments praising the business. Continue reading "Dolce & Bean Received Heart of Del Award"
The City of Alexandria will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a virtual community program premiering on Friday, January 15, at 7 p.m. The program, "The Fierce Urgency of Building the Beloved Community," will be presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Planning Committee. Continue reading "48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Virtual Celebration To Be Hosted By Alexandria"
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, "There’s no getting around the fact that this year has been an incredibly challenging one for restaurants and their owners. While at first glance, reasons for gratitude may seem to be in short supply, in actuality restaurateurs have found many things to be thankful for." Continue reading "What Restaurants In Alexandria Thankful For This Year?"
A 2020 Mars Petcare “Better Cities for Pets” grant for $10,000 has been given to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The “Better Cities for Pets” grant program is funded by Mars Petcare and administered by the Humane Society of the United States. This program provides funding to animal care facilities across the country to improve the quality of life for animals in those constituencies. Continue reading "‘Better Cities For Pets’ Grant Awarded To Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria"
Helbiz is now deploying fleets of its e-scooters in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia. New York-based Helbiz brought its dockless electric bikes to D.C. earlier this year. Helbiz will eventually have 200 e-scooters in Alexandria and 100 in Arlington. The riders will be allowed to travel between the two jurisdictions, but nowhere else. Continue reading "Alexandria Welcomes Helbiz E-Scooters"