The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA

The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA Founded in 2010, The Zebra is Alexandria's largest publication publishing ALL GOOD NEWS n Alexandria, Virginia--www.thezebra.org
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The Zebra is an ALL GOOD NEWS community newspaper group published monthly in the Washington DC metropolitan area, mostly in Alexandria, VA, and the southern portion of Arlington. Over 30,000 printed copies are doorstep delivered to individual homes, shops, restaurants, libraries and high-traffic destinations.

National Night Out is always so much fun. Here's a few more pictures from last night in Alexandria!
08/07/2019

National Night Out is always so much fun. Here's a few more pictures from last night in Alexandria!

Congrats to Whole Dogz for winning the Zebra Reader's Choice for running the Best Doggie Daycare & Overnight Kennel in A...
08/07/2019

Congrats to Whole Dogz for winning the Zebra Reader's Choice for running the Best Doggie Daycare & Overnight Kennel in Alexandria! Here's co-owner Patrick Kenkel with The Zebra's Managing Editor James Cullum. Whole Dogz offers play areas for small, medium and large-size dogs, and it costs $32 a day to board your dog in a cage-free environment where they're taken out four times a day. #DoggieParadise

Here's a chance to check out the scooters everyone is talking about at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market
08/07/2019

Here's a chance to check out the scooters everyone is talking about at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market

Curious about scooters? Want to take one out for a test drive? TES staff is hosting a Scooter Education Outreach Event this Sunday, Aug. 11 between 10am and noon at the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Stop by to test ride a scooter, learn how to ride and park safely, and learn more about scooters in Alexandria! The Market is located at 4109 Mt. Vernon Ave. It also happens to be Farmers Market week, so a great time to stop in to one of the City's local Farmers Markets!

Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota has the 2020 Toyota Supra! 2020 Toyota Supra Owners and Enthusiasts
08/07/2019

Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota has the
2020 Toyota Supra!
2020 Toyota Supra Owners and Enthusiasts

The new Supra has officially arrived and it was worth the wait.

Pictured is Alexandria Toyota’s 1997 Supra (left) and the 2020 Supra (right).

Save a life today.
08/07/2019
City of Alexandria Offers Free Medication and Firearm Locking Devices - The Zebra

Save a life today.

Alexandria, VA – The City of Alexandria is offering free locking medication boxes and firearm trigger or cable locks as part of Lock and Talk Northern Virginia. This safety program is a collaborative initiative of the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia. Studies show that when firearm...

Read all about XIGXAG in our August cover story! Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia, #AlexandriaPolice
08/07/2019
Hero Dog Retires: XigXag Leaves APD - The Zebra

Read all about XIGXAG in our August cover story! Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia, #AlexandriaPolice

You can take the dog out of the Alexandria Police Department K-9 unit, but you can’t take the K-9 unit out of the dog. By James Cullum Alexandria, VA – XigXag still wants to go to work. Every morning, the eight-year-old enviously watches his former partner, Alexandria Police Department Officer C...

Happy Hump Day from your neighborhood ZEBRA!
08/07/2019

Happy Hump Day from your neighborhood ZEBRA!

The answer will surprise and delight you!
08/07/2019

The answer will surprise and delight you!

A little farmers' market trivia: in what city and year was the first farmer's market set up in a 120 square foot lot in the center of town?

Nature's Nibbles is ready for you! 26 boxes of high quality raw food for your furbabies!!! #NaturesNibblesHollinHall!#Se...
08/07/2019

Nature's Nibbles is ready for you! 26 boxes of high quality raw food for your furbabies!!!
#NaturesNibblesHollinHall!
#SeeYaAtTheNibblesHH!!!
#andDelRay! 😉
#PrimaPetFood

Extras needed for series about John Brown being filmed in Virginia
08/07/2019
Extras needed for series about John Brown being filmed in Virginia

Extras needed for series about John Brown being filmed in Virginia

AnotheAn upcoming SHOWTIME series about abolitionist John Brown that's being filmed in Virginia this summer is in need of background actors.r new cable TV series will be filming in Virginia this summer.

North Ridge Citizens Association| 5:30-8 p.m.George Mason Elementary School, 2601 Cameron Mills Road(Tarmac/playground a...
08/06/2019

North Ridge Citizens Association| 5:30-8 p.m.
George Mason Elementary School, 2601 Cameron Mills Road
(Tarmac/playground area behind school) and

Norm Lodato
Wes Bailey
Amy Krafft
Mike Oliver Lee Guerry
John White and son David

Jennifer Dougherty
Lily Dougherty

It's National Night Out in North Ridge - Rosemont, Alexandria, Virginia at George Mason Elementary School!
08/06/2019

It's National Night Out in North Ridge - Rosemont, Alexandria, Virginia at George Mason Elementary School!

We stopped by Clover College Park / Taylor Run Civic Association at the corner of Vassar and Yale. SGT John East, Zach S...
08/06/2019

We stopped by Clover College Park / Taylor Run Civic Association at the corner of Vassar and Yale. SGT John East, Zach Stimart(firefighter) Kim Bosser(firefighter),Officer Kolodzinski, Officer Vitale, Lebaron Reid and Frank and Tyler Jackson Fannon, Ella Moody. Isabel Moody, Michele Reday Cook, Barbara Walczykowski. Susan Dyes, Elizabeth Riddle Hoover, Kimberly Ball FLAMBEAU, Roy Byrd, Mike Mackey, Alexandria Court Services, Captain Chris Wemple III, Frank Fannon iv, David Sterling Trca

We started out National Night Out at  * 5:30 PM Brookville Seminary Valley | 5-8 p.m.Polk Elementary School (5000 Polk A...
08/06/2019

We started out National Night Out at
* 5:30 PM Brookville Seminary Valley | 5-8 p.m.Polk Elementary School (5000 Polk Ave.)
Moon Bounce, Free Pizza Playground
Great stop with Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Councilwoman Amy Jackson, Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter, Councilwoman Del Pepper, Deputy Sheriff Sean Casey,
Sgt North, Investigator L. Meehan
Crime Scene Investigation , Lt Vince Jones, Blaine Jackson and Ella, Liz Fuller (Magistrate)and Capt Token the Magician
(Louis Hoffheimer ),April and Mike Rowson,Jennifer Lungren and her
Daughter, Ginny Franco
Gabe LaMois, Bethy Dear (Beth LaMois)

We are starting out National Night Out at  * 5:30 PM Brookville Seminary Valley | 5-8 p.m.Polk Elementary School (5000 P...
08/06/2019
Alexandria to Celebrate 36th Annual National Night Out

We are starting out National Night Out at
* 5:30 PM Brookville Seminary Valley | 5-8 p.m.Polk Elementary School (5000 Polk Ave.)
I plan to stop by
* North Ridge Citizens Association | 5:30-8 p.m.
George Mason Elementary School, 2601 Cameron Mills Road
(Tarmac/playground area behind school) and
* Del Ray Citizens Association |
5-7:30 p.m.Pat Miller Square — Corner of Mt. Vernon and Oxford avenues (at the farmers’ market site)
I hope you will participate in these neighborhood gatherings for safety.
For all listings -
https://www.alexandriava.gov/news_display.aspx?id=110809am

On Tuesday, August 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff’s Office and other City agencies will partner to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out. This special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the Natio...

Want good service? Valentine King of Hummingbird Restaurant and Kitchen will give it to you with a smile.
08/06/2019
Rock Star Service: Valentine King Wins 2019 RAMMY for Employee of the Year - The Zebra

Want good service? Valentine King of Hummingbird Restaurant and Kitchen will give it to you with a smile.

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington deemed him the best of the best. By James Cullum ALEXANDRIA,VA-Want to talk? Valentine King will lend a sympathetic ear. Want to be left alone? King won’t bug you. He’s perfected the art of making people feel at home away from home, and after a ...

2019 School Supply DrivePlease consider helping Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (GSH) to collect backpacks and...
08/06/2019

2019 School Supply Drive

Please consider helping Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (GSH) to collect backpacks and school supplies for the children living in their housing. Support from friends like you helps to address the ongoing struggle felt by low-income working families.

Shop their Amazon Wish List, or purchase items at a local retail, and drop off new donations to Betsy at the GSH office. Alternatively, drop your donations off at Curves, who are once again acting as a collection point for their School Supply Drive!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2U0UFMKXE6ZNA?blm%5Faid=29593&blm%5Faid=29593&blm%5Faid=24189&pldnSite=1

If William Shakespeare had written the hokey pokey.
08/06/2019

If William Shakespeare had written the hokey pokey.

It's almost time for lunch. What are your plans? Stop by RedRocks Old Town RedRocks Pizzeria!
08/06/2019

It's almost time for lunch. What are your plans? Stop by RedRocks Old Town RedRocks Pizzeria!

IN MEMORIUMToni Morrison February 18, 1931 ~ August 5, 2019
08/06/2019

IN MEMORIUM
Toni Morrison
February 18, 1931 ~ August 5, 2019

Tonight is THE NIGHT! Trust us on this one...it is such a fun night to be out and about in Alexandria.
08/06/2019
Alexandria to Celebrate 36th Annual National Night Out

Tonight is THE NIGHT! Trust us on this one...it is such a fun night to be out and about in Alexandria.

On Tuesday, August 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff’s Office and other City agencies will partner to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out. This special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the Natio...

Which Alexandria restaurant or business wants to do the same? Now that we are a dementia-friendly town, we need to step ...
08/06/2019
This restaurant is starting a monthly ‘dementia friendly’ night

Which Alexandria restaurant or business wants to do the same? Now that we are a dementia-friendly town, we need to step up our game like this guy has...

"Too many people feel compelled to hide away a person with dementia or Alzheimer's," said David Nisbet, one of the organizers.

The STAFF this morning after getting our "hot off the press" copies! Managing Editor James Cullum was off doing a top-se...
08/05/2019

The STAFF this morning after getting our "hot off the press" copies! Managing Editor James Cullum was off doing a top-secret interview, and missed the group shot, as did many others--but here's the crew today--from L to R: our Business Circulation Manager, Ron Haley, Food Editor Debby Critchley, Theatre Editor Sara Dudley Brown and husband/Zebra volunteer, Robert Gerbracht, Account Executive and Photographer, Elijah Walter Griffin Sr., in front, Lucelle O'Flaherty, photographer and VP of all things Miscellaneous, Mary Wadland, Publisher, and Kris Gilbertson, our Columns Editor! Now you have faces with names!! ENJOY the READ this month and don't be too hard on our MAJOR typo on the cover of the print edition--it should say August 19 (not July 19) but you all know what we meant!

EVENT :: Join Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, ASO members and all our public safety partners at National Night Out! Residents acr...
08/05/2019
Alexandria to Celebrate 36th Annual National Night Out

EVENT :: Join Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, ASO members and all our public safety partners at National Night Out! Residents across Alexandria will turn on their porch lights, host neighborhood cookouts and sponsor block parties to increase awareness of crime prevention. Attend an event in your neighborhood and share photos of your National Night Out fun by using #AlexNNO19!

On Tuesday, August 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff’s Office and other City agencies will partner to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out. This special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the Natio...

“I always wanted to write a book, and I tried to write a book that was real,” Mark Bergin told a packed house at the...
08/05/2019
Former Alexandria Cop Mark Bergin Gets Detective Novel Published

“I always wanted to write a book, and I tried to write a book that was real,” Mark Bergin told a packed house at the Alexandria Police Foundation headquarters. “I’m hoping I write something that my cop friends can read and say, ‘Yeah, that’s what we go through.’”

The novel, "Apprehension," is set in Alexandria.

Think about it.
08/05/2019

Think about it.

08/05/2019
Amazingly Cat

Why you may not be getting your mail...

Cat vs the mailman 🤣

Zebra Publisher Mary Wadland with John Hall, whose shop, The Ultimate Barber, was voted BEST BARBER in Alexandria by our...
08/05/2019

Zebra Publisher Mary Wadland with John Hall, whose shop, The Ultimate Barber, was voted BEST BARBER in Alexandria by our readers in 2018
Be sure to vote again in our upcoming survey in September!!

The August edition is hitting the streets and being delivered to your residential doorsteps and to hundreds of businesse...
08/05/2019

The August edition is hitting the streets and being delivered to your residential doorsteps and to hundreds of businesses and locations around Alexandria--We hope you enjoy!! Here is a direct link to the online version if you don't have your print copy yet: http://digital.thezebra.org/?issueID=40&pageID=1
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Hinata Japanese Restaurant is coming to 903 N. St. Asaph  from first time restauranteur Chef Helen Kwon. Plans are for M...
08/05/2019

Hinata Japanese Restaurant is coming to 903 N. St. Asaph from first time restauranteur Chef Helen Kwon. Plans are for Monday - Saturday lunch and dinner, and dinner only on Sundays. Beer and wine including hot and cold sakes are on the menu. North Old Town is definitely becoming the place to dine!

If you see this sign on Quaker Lane, just past King Street, going  toward 395, TURN IN! Big sale at Greenstreet Gardens....
08/05/2019

If you see this sign on Quaker Lane, just past King Street, going toward 395, TURN IN! Big sale at Greenstreet Gardens...buy one get one annual hanging baskets and other spectacular savings! #greenstreetgardensisthebomb

On Exhibit applauds these creative memes!
08/05/2019

On Exhibit applauds these creative memes!

People Blend Themselves In With Vinyl

Another great exhibit demanding a trip across the moat!The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian “Ameri...
08/05/2019
See Americans today

Another great exhibit demanding a trip across the moat!
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian “Americans” exhibit is on view and a must see.

On view at the National Museum of the American Indian

“Fresh Meat” proves to be a breath of fresh air in these final hot, humid sultry days of summer. The art work is acc...
08/05/2019
“Fresh Meat”: A Visual Treat for the Dog Days of August - The Zebra

“Fresh Meat” proves to be a breath of fresh air in these final hot, humid sultry days of summer. The art work is accessible (as is the gallery) with pricing that won’t break the bank account. Treat yourself to the Del Ray Artisans for a fresh take on the local art scene or to kick-start a creative diversion. Bring friends or the kids. It’s a funtastic field trip for all. The gallery is open to the public and there is no admission fee.

By Kelly MacConomy The latest show at Del Ray Artisans opened Friday August 2nd with crowd-pleasing fanfare. “Fresh Meat” packed new and old members along with friends, family and patrons into the non-profit art space during the two-hour, full house reception. The show has no theme, per se, othe...

Saturday August 3, 2019, we visited theFriendship Firehouse Festival!"Alexandria, VA -This popular family event presente...
08/05/2019

Saturday August 3, 2019, we visited the
Friendship Firehouse Festival!
"Alexandria, VA -This popular family event presented by the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association (FVFEA) features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, and displays by community organizations. Festival participants can visit the Friendship Firehouse Museum where the 1858 hose reel carriage, voted the favorite Virginia Association of Museums Top 10 Endangered Artifact, is on display. Children can explore please-touch artifacts, will receive free fire helmets, and are treated to supervised visits inside City fire trucks. Food and beverages are available."

Excerpted from article below:
https://thezebra.org/2019/07/16/friendship-firehouse-festival/
Photos by Lucelle O'Flaherty and Gretchen Bulova.

Nice piece about Alexandria in the ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT!
08/04/2019
Alexandria offers history come to vibrant life

Nice piece about Alexandria in the ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT!

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Most cities wouldn't take kindly to having it said they had gone to the dogs. Alexandria, however, enthusiastically admits to it.

We are one with El Paso and Dayton.
08/04/2019

We are one with El Paso and Dayton.

Under the category of...did you know???
08/04/2019

Under the category of...did you know???

His mother was 40 years old when Jesse was born. Jesse grew up in a very rough home in Morgantown, West Virginia. Jesse’s father, who was mentally ill, was a violent man and was abusive to Jesse. At 13, his father died leaving his mother to take care of him and his brothers. At the time, things weren’t easy for Jesse and he didn’t think life held much hope for him. While Jesse had his struggles, he had dreams too. He wanted to be a ventriloquist and he found books on ventriloquism. He practiced with sock puppets and saved his money until he could get a real ventriloquist dummy. When he was old enough, he joined the military. The military recognized his talents and placed him in the entertainment corp. He toured the western Pacific Islands as a comedian as part of a G.I. variety show called "Stars and Gripes.” It was there he was able to share his talents with fellow soldiers. In 1946, he discharged with rank of Technician Grade 5, which was the equivalent then of a Corporal. During his military service, Jesse was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with 4 bronze service stars), Army Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge (with an M1 Carbine) and Honorable Service lapel pin. Through his military service, Jesse gained confidence and found that he had a talent for making people laugh. In spite of his early struggles, Jesse became one of the best-loved characters of all time. For it was Jesse,...Jesse Don Knotts who brought us Barney Fife!

Oh boy!!!!  Sardi's is here in Alexandria!  Enjoy an order of Peruvian rotisserie chicken!
08/04/2019
It's Open! Sardi's Pollo ala Brasa Open in West End - The Zebra

Oh boy!!!! Sardi's is here in Alexandria! Enjoy an order of Peruvian rotisserie chicken!

Sardi’s, is an eat-in and carry-out restaurant featuring delicious Peruvian rotisserie chicken with all the fixin’s. It is located in the former location of Noodles & Co, 1480 N. Beauregard. The first Sardi’s opened in Beltsville, MD in 2008. Combining traditional Peruvian recipes with flavors...

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