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Our team member Kalista was in Old Town last night checking out the Phase One outdoor dining scene. How do you think thi...
05/30/2020

Our team member Kalista was in Old Town last night checking out the Phase One outdoor dining scene. How do you think this first phase is going so far?

Four of our local farmers' markets are reopening for shopping!
05/29/2020
Farmers' Markets Open for Shopping

Four of our local farmers' markets are reopening for shopping!

Four Alexandria farmers' markets are open for browsing, with some restrictions.

Looking for vegan takeout options at local restaurants? Here’s MaryAshley Rhule’s guide to vegan eating in Alexandria
05/28/2020
A Vegan’s Guide to Eating Out in Alexandria

Looking for vegan takeout options at local restaurants? Here’s MaryAshley Rhule’s guide to vegan eating in Alexandria

Alexandrian MaryAshley Rhule is developing a guide for vegan eating — here are her recommendations.

'We're just trying to survive': Food pantry goes mobile to respond to skyrocketing need
05/27/2020
'We're just trying to survive': Food pantry goes mobile to respond to skyrocketing need

'We're just trying to survive': Food pantry goes mobile to respond to skyrocketing need

Life along Route 1 in Southeast Fairfax County was a challenge before the pandemic for low income residents. These communities, according to census data, are among the poorest in a region teeming with wealth. The line outside United Community. Photo credit Jay Korff. “Food insecurity, a basic....

We’ve definitely been getting our steps in lately. Where do you like to go to get some fresh air?☀️🌳📸: Riva Sciuto
05/27/2020

We’ve definitely been getting our steps in lately. Where do you like to go to get some fresh air?☀️🌳

📸: Riva Sciuto

It seems likely that Gov. Northam will issue some sort of 'mask mandate' Tuesday. But some people in our community can't...
05/25/2020
Buy, Give, Win — with Mission Masks and ALMgiving

It seems likely that Gov. Northam will issue some sort of 'mask mandate' Tuesday. But some people in our community can't afford high-quality masks. Here's how you can help through our partnership with KH Giving's Mission Masks and United Community - formerly UCM of Alexandria!

Anyone who purchases or donates at least one mask by Wednesday, May 27 at 2 p.m. (ET) will have an opportunity to win $300 in gift cards from Alexandria restaurants plus $300 in gift cards from the Alexandria businesses of the winner's choice. You'll also be entered into a June Grand Prize giveaway...

This is a great way to thank our healthcare professionals and volunteers who are working today!
05/25/2020

This is a great way to thank our healthcare professionals and volunteers who are working today!

This afternoon we dropped off 300 meals at the Landmark & Cora Kelly COVID testing sites. One of our more memorable jobs that’s for sure. THANK YOU to all the emergency responders and volunteers administering tests today, we appreciate you!

Thank you to those who have given all in service to our country! ❤️💙🇺🇸
05/25/2020

Thank you to those who have given all in service to our country! ❤️💙🇺🇸

Free coronavirus testing capacity was reached early in Fairfax County Saturday and Sunday. Here's what to know before go...
05/25/2020
Free COVID-19 Tests Available in Alexandria Monday

Free coronavirus testing capacity was reached early in Fairfax County Saturday and Sunday. Here's what to know before going to Monday's COVID-19 test sites in Alexandria:

Two sites will test hundreds of residents for coronavirus on Monday. Here's what you need to know.

We love views like this! 🌅❤️📸: Chris Militzer
05/22/2020

We love views like this! 🌅❤️

📸: Chris Militzer

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Logan Sausage Co., Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co., and Stompin...
05/21/2020
Alexandria Food Companies Honored as RAMMY Finalists

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Logan Sausage Co., Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co., and Stomping Ground have all been honored as RAMMY Awards finalists

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washingtonia RAMMY Awards finalists include Arcadia, Logan Sausage, Rocklands and Stomp.

Happy day! Along with KH Giving, we can finally announce the winner of this week's Mission Masks giveaway! Dixie won $60...
05/21/2020

Happy day! Along with KH Giving, we can finally announce the winner of this week's Mission Masks giveaway! Dixie won $600 worth of prizes including $250 in gift cards from Sweet Fire Donna's, $100 from Chadwicks and $100 from Bastille and more! These gift cards are all purchased from local restaurants as a way to support them.

How can you win next week's prize? Go to www.khgiving.org and purchase one or more masks (for adults or children). Heck, you can even donate one to the United Community - formerly UCM of Alexandria - food pantry for $10 and we'll enter you in the raffle!
Use code ALMgiving for FREE courier delivery in Alexandria.

We hate being the bearers of bad news, but there's just no way to sugarcoat this one... Sorry, parents!
05/20/2020
Fairfax County Cancels Summer Camps for Children

We hate being the bearers of bad news, but there's just no way to sugarcoat this one... Sorry, parents!

Some private summer camps have not made a final decision about plans for campers this summer.

Some good news for people missing our local parks — many of them in Fairfax County will be reopening this week!
05/20/2020
Fairfax County Parks Start to Reopen

Some good news for people missing our local parks — many of them in Fairfax County will be reopening this week!

In time for Memorial Day weekend, Fairfax County parks will reopen — with safety rules in place.

Do you know a kid who loves Disney? Minecraft? Star Wars? It’s likely that they’ll need to wear a mask this summer or fa...
05/19/2020
Purchase a Mask, Support Local Businesses, Win Prizes

Do you know a kid who loves Disney? Minecraft? Star Wars? It’s likely that they’ll need to wear a mask this summer or fall — get them one they’ll be excited to wear! Use promo code ALMgiving at checkout for free delivery AND to be entered into a raffle to win prizes purchased from Alexandria businesses!

Support Mission Masks and support the Alexandria community!

Buy a mask and you could win prizes valued at up to $15,000! Alexandria Living Magazine has teamed up with Mission Masks...
05/19/2020
Purchase a Mask, Support Local Businesses, Win Prizes

Buy a mask and you could win prizes valued at up to $15,000!
Alexandria Living Magazine has teamed up with Mission Masks by KH GIving to encourage more Alexandria residents to wear masks while supporting local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Learn more here!

Support Mission Masks and support the Alexandria community!

Parents who are homeschooling children are looking ahead — with some trepidation — at summer. Here’s the latest:
05/18/2020
Parents Stress About Summer Camp Plans

Parents who are homeschooling children are looking ahead — with some trepidation — at summer. Here’s the latest:

Most summer camps have not made a final decision about plans for campers this summer.

Krispy Kreme will be giving away a free “Graduate Dozen” donuts to graduating highschool and college students Tuesday, M...
05/18/2020
Krispy Kreme to Honor Graduating Students with Free Donuts

Krispy Kreme will be giving away a free “Graduate Dozen” donuts to graduating highschool and college students Tuesday, May 19. To get their dozen donuts, students should wear their cap and gown or “Class of 2020” gear.

Graduation gift: One free box of donuts to all Class of 2020 grads on Tuesday, May 19.

We ❤️ our beautiful city! What’s one place you’re excited to visit again?
05/17/2020

We ❤️ our beautiful city! What’s one place you’re excited to visit again?

This is Priscilla. But don't let her 'prissy' name give you the wrong impression — she's playful and fun. And she's wait...
05/16/2020

This is Priscilla. But don't let her 'prissy' name give you the wrong impression — she's playful and fun. And she's waiting for her new human at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria!
More info about her: https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/pets

Tackling some home improvement projects right now? Here are some of Alexandria’s prettiest backyards to inspire new outd...
05/15/2020
Breathtaking Backyards

Tackling some home improvement projects right now? Here are some of Alexandria’s prettiest backyards to inspire new outdoor spaces.

Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia
05/15/2020

Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia

For those planning to visit the Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Center this Sat., be aware there may be longer than normal wait times due to new COVID-related drop off procedures (pictured).

Visit alexandriava.gov/19206 for details about acceptable materials.

This morning, PenFed Credit Union surprised shoppers at the Safeway at Bradlee Center with $100 VISA gift cards! Head ov...
05/14/2020

This morning, PenFed Credit Union surprised shoppers at the Safeway at Bradlee Center with $100 VISA gift cards! Head over to alexandrialivingmagazine.com for more on this fun, surprise event!

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Bagels & Bach Concert – December 1 Do you love classical music, but it is difficult to attend a concert because you have to find a babysitter? Or if you go to a concert, it might be too long and your children will not be able to sit through it. Attend one of the “Bagels and Bach” Concerts on the First Sunday of each month. You will enjoy classical, your children will begin to learn how to appreciate classical music and a light brunch, what better way to enjoy a Sunday morning? Doors open at 11 a.m., concert begins at 11:30 a.m. The Provázek Quartet will be featured at the December 1 concert. Musicians showcased are: Violin - Mia Lunati and Leah Nickelsburg; Viola - Eliza Medearis; and Cello - Kristianson Dillon. Tickets are $9. Children 5 years and under are free. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. To purchase tickets (alexandriava.gov/webtrac), enter in as guest and click on the program you wish to attend. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information or to request reasonable disability accommodation for any of these programs, contact [email protected] or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711. About the Artists Provázek Quartet The Provázek Quartet is a professional youth string ensemble performing traditional, romantic, classical and modern music in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Its members are Mia Lunati (violin), Leah Nickelsburg (violin), Eliza Medearis (viola) and Kristian Dillon (cello). The group formed in the Spring of 2015 with a common goal to challenge themselves to play great music. The members share enthusiasm for romantic compositions and fun music, like tangos and adaptations of popular music. The quartet can be found playing and competing against other talented musicians in the greater Washington, DC area. Their professional engagements include weddings, holiday gatherings, celebrations, and regular "Mornings with Mozart" performances at Nook childrens' play centers.
Will you be covering the King Street Art Festival? I'd love to talk about it from an artist perspective if so! I'm really looking forward to this upcoming weekend!
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What fun now for this coming hot weather season.!!!
I’m looking at your magazine in my dentist’s office. It’s a wonderful resource of everything to do in Alexandria.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America will be marching in Alexandria's Scottish Walk Parade this Saturday! Our group even got a mention about the parade by the BBC! Here's a great story about the Dandie Dinmont breed and how endangered they are as a breed! Come out this Saturday and cheer us on!
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