Families will have the choice to opt into an optional summer learning program and indicate their preference for the 2021-2022 school year at Alexandria City Public Schools. A learning choice form will be released to families on Tuesday. Families may choose to enroll in the Summer Learning for All and will choose either five days of in-person learning or five days of in-person virtual learning per week for the fall. Families must complete the survey between May 11 and 24. Continue reading "Choice To Be Offered In Alexandria Schools About In-Person, Virtual Classes In Fall"
Revolutionary War Weekend at George Washington's Mount Vernon will be held from May 1 to 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA 22121. Continue reading "Attend Revolutionary War Weekend At George Washington’s Mount Vernon"
It takes a brave soul to go into business with your other half. Larry and Christine Ponzi own five restaurants, including St. Elmo’s locations in Del Ray and North Old Town. They share their secrets to maintaining both a successful business and a happy relationship. Continue reading "St. Elmo’s Owners Share The Secret Of Working Together"
Hard Times Cafe is a local chain dishing up chili dishes, wings & burgers in a simple setting with flat-screen TVs. It is located at 1404 King St, Alexandria, VA. It serves nationally acclaimed Texas, Cincinnati, and vegetarian chili, plus burgers, sandwiches, and salads along with a large selection of microbrewed beers. Continue reading "Enjoy World Famous Chili At Hard Times Café"
A wide range of services available in Alexandria for older adults. As colder weather approaches and people are less able to be outdoors or have socially distanced visits with friends, services that ensure seniors remain engaged are especially valuable. Some of these services are given below. Continue reading "Programs For Senior Citizens In Alexandria"
Alex Benbassat and Justin LeGore are opening Barkhaus that is a combination bar and dog park on Saturday. Benbassat and LeGore are former roommates who met while studying at Virginia Tech. After visiting Charlotte, North Carolina, where dog bars have become a popular restaurant concept, the duo decided to bring the idea to Northern Virginia. Barkhaus will be the first restaurant-bar-dog park of its kind in the region. Continue reading "Dog-Friendly Bar Opened In Alexandria"
C ity eateries curate special menus and offer deals in hopes of filling their restaurants with new and returning customers twice a year during Alexandria Restaurant Week. The event will look a little different this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 60 local restaurants will participate in Alexandria Restaurant Week To-Go that will be a curbside-focused version of the biannual event. Continue reading "Be A Part Of Alexandria Restaurant Week To-Go"
The Handover is at 728 King Street in Old Town. The Handover operates on the first floor of the restaurant, with another new sushi-focused bar called the King's Ransom is on the second floor in the former Bar PX speakeasy lounge. Continue reading "Eat At The Handover"
Northern Virginia will begin entering Phase Two of the Virginia Forward plan June 12. The restaurants and retail operations will be able to resume indoor services under strict COVID-19 guidelines. Tempo Restaurant owner Wendy Albert, who modified her location to accommodate outdoor dining said, "It is nice to be open again. We’ll see how it goes. Here in the West End it’s been a trickle of customers." Continue reading "Alexandria Prepares For Phase 2 Reopening"
The old adage is common wisdom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And these days, starting your day off on the right foot is more important than ever. Why not pick up a bite to eat that accommodates such a morale boost? With online or telephone ordering and curbside pickup, here are two spots to get your day going and fast. Continue reading "Where Is The Best Place To Start Your Day In Alexandria?"