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Appetite: Despite Challenging Year, Gratitude Abounds for Alexandria Restaurant Owners

There’s no getting around the fact that this year has been an incredibly challenging one for restaurants and their owners.

2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Top Honors at Virtual Ceremony

Oscar Winner and Oscar Nominated Directors Among Honorees

Seven awards were presented at the 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony, attended virtually by all winning filmmakers from Los Angeles to Israel.

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Fairfax City’s Elf Hunt for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is this coming Saturday, Nov. 28 – and the City of Fairfax is showcasing its small businesses with a citywide Elf Hunt.

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Hikers ‘Master’ State Park Trails in Virginia

Love our parks and being outdoors?

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Glenstone Museum To Close Temporarily

All scheduled visits cancelled at least through the end of December

Glenstone Museum will temporarily close beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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The Potomac River, a Stalling Recovery?

Cleaner than it was in 2011 when it got a D, but “its recovery is plateauing.”

While the Potomac River is clearly not what the Washington Post in 1951 called an “open sewer,” for the first time in a decade, the river’s health has declined, reported the Potomac Conservancy last month, falling from a grade of B to B- and still unsafe for swimming or fishing.

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Planting for the Future in Great Falls

GFCA works with Fairfax County Park Authority for new trees

The new maple and white oak are not the same.

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Vienna Holidays with Touch of History

Decorated Freeman Store and Museum a perfect backdrop for holiday photos

Members of Ayr Hill Garden Club and Historic Vienna, Inc. decorated the Freeman Store and Museum for the holidays.

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Area Light Shows Brighten the Holidays

This season, NOVA Parks offers an opportunity to literally “brighten’”spirits with three holiday shows.

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Mount Vernon Lee Chamber Restaurant of the Week: La Prima Catering

La Prima Catering is your source for safely prepared fresh food.

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Talking Turkey, ‘Respectable’ Birds

Virginia has around 180,000 turkeys, elusive in the woods and fields.

Alan Warburton did a double take when he spotted a wild turkey ambling across his Mount Vernon yard in the Tauxemont community in April.

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Alexandria Shop Small Week Nov. 27-Dec. 6

Holiday promotion supports local businesses.

Small Business Saturday, a movement that began 10 years ago in an effort to drive holiday shoppers to small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has expanded into the first Alexandria Shop Small Week.

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Volunteers Clean Up Parks, Highways in Fairfax County

Several volunteer groups undertook clean-up efforts around the county on Nov. 14, including the Laurel Hill Park Volunteer Team’s (PVT) vine removal at the Central Green under the Park Authority, and the Springfield District Democrats’ (SDDC) road cleanup under the VDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program.

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New Giant Opens at Springfield Plaza

With no interruption in service to loyal Springfield Plaza customers as promised, Giant opened their new, larger, 50,000 square foot store with enhanced features at the Plaza at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

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Starting Braddock Park’s Master Plan Revision

Park Authority holds public-information meeting

The Fairfax County Park Authority is updating its master plan for Braddock Park at 13451 Braddock Road, bordering both Centreville High and Twin Lakes Golf Course.

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