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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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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