There were four teenage girls embarking on a school project that turned out to be a small part of what they really learned about each other and relationships in general. This was the plot of a film called “The Homework Club,” created by 15-year-old Hallie Crawford that landed a spot in the 2021 Alexandria Film Festival. Continue reading "Teen Film Makes It to the Alexandria Film Festival"
Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck will bring back the Tour de Mount Vernon for a sixth year on Saturday, Oct. 23. The community bike ride offers a tour of the sights in the northern and central portions of the Mount Vernon District. A new incentive this year is a voucher for admission to George Washington's Mount Vernon for all riders and volunteers. The voucher may be used any time in 2021, and a mansion tour is included but must be scheduled. Continue reading "Tour De Mount Vernon To Be Held In October 2021"
The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) has initiated a new Dental, Vision, and Hearing Aid Program to help City residents with low incomes obtain free or low-cost dental care, prescription glasses, and hearing aids. Continue reading "New Dental, Vision And Hearing Aid Program Initiated By DCHS"
Everyone loves a good success story, especially during a pandemic. Lori Alexander’s grand opening of her expanded Physical Therapy Zone on Saturday, May 8 offered an opportunity for just such a celebration. “We just knocked a hole in the wall and expanded into the suite next door.” This allowed her to socially distance her patients and to create more space for the one-on-one therapy offered. Continue reading "Physical Therapy Zone Flourishes In Alexandria Despite Pandemic"
Food delivery giant DoorDash Inc. is building out two warehouse spaces, one in D.C. and the other in Alexandria, to serve as Greater Washington’s first “DashMart” convenience stores. Through DashMart, DoorDash (NYSE: DASH) curates convenience, grocery, and restaurant items, all of which can be delivered to its customers’ doors within roughly 30 minutes. The “new type of convenience store,” as DoorDash calls it, was launched last August and has since expanded to at least 18 locations. Continue reading "“DashMart” Convenience Store To Open In Alexandria"
After a full year of virtual learning, Alexandria City Public Schools plans to begin its phased reopening in March, ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings Ed.D. announced at the Feb. 4 school board meeting. On March 2, students whose parents have opted for in-person learning in kindergarten through fifth grade who are receiving special education services along with English language learners are scheduled to return to campus. Continue reading "Alexandria City Public Schools To Open In March"
A new school project to help bring sustainable capacity relief for Shrevewood Elementary School and the Dunn Loring, Tysons, and Falls Church communities is on the way. On Jan. 5, in a vote of 10 to 0, with two members absent, the Fairfax County School Board approved a proposal presented by Karl Frisch, Providence District Representative, to use available bond funds to establish a school at the current Dunn Loring Administrative Center. The site previously housed an elementary school from 1939 to 1978 and is a suitable site already owned by FCPS. Continue reading "School To Be Build At Dunn Loring Center"
The Alexandria Black History Museum will present its annual Kwanzaa How-to Workshop, virtually, on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Continue reading "Free Zoom Kwanzaa How-to Workshop Held By Alexandria Black History Museum"
Senior Services of Alexandria held its 9th annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 15 virtually. The supporters of SSA across the city hosting small in-home gatherings in support of SSA programs. Continue reading "9th Annual Fundraiser Of SSA Goes Virtual"
Piece Out was opened in July by Ponzi and his wife, Christine. The couple initially considered the idea in January when the site at 2419 Mt. Vernon Ave. became vacant. They also own St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub and Cafe Pizzaiolo. Continue reading "Piece Out Opens In Alexandria Mid Pandemic"