Naevia was born prematurely and has to have special accommodation at school to sit close to the teacher so she can see, even while wearing her special glasses. “She was born at 3 pounds, 2 ounces at 30 weeks unexpectedly in a snowstorm,” her mother, Parris Elliott-Thompson, who lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Continue reading "Alexandria Girl Born Premature Writes “Naevia’s Magic Glasses”"
Torpedo Factory Art Center is encouraging people to bring home original work from local artists this fall with two major offerings dedicated to making art buying simple and affordable. Target Gallery’s next group exhibition, Fall Salon, https://torpedofactory.org/event/fall-salon/ on view Nov, 10 – Dec. 12, features 70 works by artists from the greater metropolitan region, all priced at $1,000 or less. Continue reading "Bring Home Original Work from Local Artists In Alexandria"
Recently Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) received a $1.11 million grant to support dual enrollment in their Information and Engineering Technology (IET) program. This news follows Gov. Northam’s announcement that the Commonwealth plans to allocate $11 million to stimulate Virginia’s economy. Continue reading "Over $1 Million Recieved By NVCC To Support Growth Of Technology Program"
A pop-up farmers market was held June 6 in Montgomery Park as part of the Taste of Old Town North summer festival, which continues through June 21. “This is a reimagined event for us,” said Margaret Townsend, president of the Old Town North Community Partnership. Continue reading "Taste Of Old Town North Alexandria Continues Through June 21"
Outdoor dining has been a necessity for restaurant-goers over the past year, but now that the weather is warming up (hello, surprise 85-degree April days!), it’s becoming a luxury, as well. Brunch, lunch, dinner, The Garden is a great bet any time of the day (or week). Continue reading "Visit The Garden For Al Fresco Dining In Alexandria"
"Groundswell" Temporary Public Art Installation at Waterfront Park will be held from Late March to November 2021 at Waterfront Park, 1 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Continue reading "“Groundswell” Temporary Public Art Installation At Waterfront Park"
Black History Month includes virtual and physically distanced events celebrating Alexandria African American history throughout the month of February. Year-round, Alexandria is home to essential Black History tours and experiences, Black-owned businesses to support, and more. Here is a glimpse: Continue reading "Black History Month Celebrations In Alexandria"
The Virginia city said Tuesday that the former Landmark Mall will be redeveloped as a huge hospital campus anchored by an expanded Inova Alexandria Hospital. The move is seen as a way to revitalize the West End of the city where the now unoccupied mall sits on 52 acres near Interstate 395. The City of Alexandria and Inova Health System have been working on the plan for the 4-million-square-foot community for more than a year. Continue reading "Huge Inova Alexandria Hospital Facility To Be Built At Former Landmark Mall"
Hundreds of future astronauts, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers turned out Oct. 17 at The Watergate at Landmark with social distancing measures in place. They gathered for the fourth annual Spooky Mad Science Expo, an event to combine Halloween and science learning projects. Continue reading "Spooky Mad Science Expo Held At Watergate At Landmark"
A new species of Soldier Beetle (family Cantharidae) has been discovered by Brent Steury, Natural Resources Program Manager for the George Washington Memorial Parkway, in 2019. He described the species in a recent issue of an international journal devoted to the study of beetles called The Coleopterists Bulletin. Continue reading "New Beetle Species Cantharis Sheraldi Steury Named After Alexandria Resident"