Alexandria’s Commonwealth Academy Holds Drive-In Graduation

Alexandria’s Commonwealth Academy creatively celebrated its class of 2020 with a drive-in ceremony on June 5 in the Potomac Yard parking lot. Head of School Anabelle Morgan said, “Commonwealth Academy’s 2020 graduating class is an outstanding group of young men and women who are moving on to do impressive things. Being a senior this year was undeniably different, and the fact that this group made it through all the unexpected with grace and good cheer, also achieving impressive success, is something to honor.” Continue reading “Alexandria’s Commonwealth Academy Holds Drive-In Graduation”

Family Celebrates 80th Birthday At Goodwin House Alexandria Keeping Social Distance

Sandy Connolly and her husband Jim

Sandy Connolly and her husband Jim looked through a window at Goodwin House Alexandria as great-grandson Grayson Hoover held a sign celebrating Sandy Connolly’s birthday on May 7. Sandy Connolly celebrated her 80th birthday at Goodwin House Alexandria with a socially distant visit from family members. Continue reading “Family Celebrates 80th Birthday At Goodwin House Alexandria Keeping Social Distance”

Restaurant Owners And Managers In Alexandria Cope With COVID-19 Impact

These are uncertain and unprecedented times for the community as well as the economy. And in this age of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, the restaurant industry has been extremely affected according to the city’s needs and the state’s orders. Here are the views of some of the restaurant managers and owners in Alexandria, as per the Alexandria Gazette Packet, about COVID-10 impacts. Continue reading “Restaurant Owners And Managers In Alexandria Cope With COVID-19 Impact”

Alexandria’s Historic Preservation Manager Retires

The City of Alexandria’s Historic Preservation Manager, Al Cox, was celebrated by a crowd of family, friends and city officials February 7 at the Old Dominion Boat Club as he retires following 28 years overseeing architecture design policies across the city. “My wife Kathy and I moved here 32 years ago because of the architecture. But we stayed because of the people,” said Cox, an architect who studied historic preservation in the U.S. and Europe. Continue reading “Alexandria’s Historic Preservation Manager Retires”

Little Theater of Alexandria Presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

From January 24 to February 8, the Little Theater of Alexandria will be presenting “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”. The story is about a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm … and a dash of murder. The show is based on the book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman with music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Continue reading “Little Theater of Alexandria Presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder””

What Dora Kelly Nature Park Near Isabella At Monticello Mews Has To Offer?

Dora Kelly Nature Park is located at 5750 Sanger Ave, Alexandria. This park is a prime birding spot at any time of the year. Some species frequently seen in the park include tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, belted kingfisher, and several woodpecker species including a nesting pair of pileated woodpeckers. Raptors such as bald eagles, Cooper’s hawks, and barred owls are also seen in the park. Occasionally, there have also been wild turkey sightings. Continue reading “What Dora Kelly Nature Park Near Isabella At Monticello Mews Has To Offer?”

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