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””

Fun Things To Do AT Bren Mar Park Near Isabella at Monticello Mews

Bren Mar Park is a large 32.4-acre wooded area that offers lots of outdoor recreation and enjoyment for local residents. Located west of Interstate 395 (I-395) along Edsal Road, the park is only an eight minutes walk from Isabella at Monticello Mews and offers fun activities for the whole family.

Playground at Bren Mar Park

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