Two weeks before the pandemic, George and Maria Christou purchased the storied Arlandria restaurant RT's. It seemed like they were just opening the doors on a dream come true. But then the world turned into a nightmare. They were forced to shut down, closing their doors and trying to figure out how they were going to navigate through dark times. The first step was getting ahold of money from the Paycheck Protection Program. Continue reading "RT’s Restaurant Recieved Rebuild Virginia Economic Recovery Fund"
George Lopez Tacos has begun delivering to customers in Washington, D.C., and Alexandria. Named after the actor and comedian, George Lopez Tacos' menu features street taco recipes developed by Lopez and a culinary team at Nextbite. The George Lopez Tacos menu includes tender and slow-cooked meats, flavorful toppings, and savory salsa sauces for a delicious taco experience. Continue reading "George Lopez Tacos Comes To Alexandria"
On Saturday, Inova and officials celebrated the opening of the Inova Cares Clinic for Woman and Inova Ewing Forensic Assessment and Consultation Teams Department in Alexandria. Continue reading "Alexandria Welcomes New Inova Cares Clinic For Women"
Historic Gardens at Historic Sites Lecture from Carlyle House will be held virtually on April 22, at 7 p.m. Continue reading "Join Historic Gardens At Historic Sites Lecture From Carlyle House"
The faces behind some of the most recognizable businesses in Alexandria have found a way to navigate the challenges of working together while keeping their love alive. The owners of The Uptowner share their secrets to maintaining both a successful business and a happy relationship. Continue reading "Learn Secrets Of Successful Business Through The Owners Of The Uptowner"
The Bull Run Festival of Lights is the largest light show in the Washington Metropolitan area, and this winter it is more popular than ever before. The numbers are staggering: over 60,000 cars this year and around 240,000 people have enjoyed the over 2,000,000 lights! And the show is not over. Continue reading "Be A Part Of Bull Run Festival of Lights"
There is a wide range of services available to older adults in Alexandria, and some are not well known. 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. NextDoor help map is one such service. Continue reading "Learn About NextDoor Help Map In Alexandria"
Fall is here and the increasing temperature asks for a hot and delicious breakfast. Given below are a few breakfast and coffee spots in Alexandria which have been recently opened. Find new flavors at these latest restaurant openings. Continue reading "Must Visit Breakfast And Coffee Spots In Alexandria"
The Alexandria school board unanimously voted on July 10 to begin the process to rename T.C. Williams High School. The decision was in response to a 100-signature petition the school board received on June 15 requesting that T.C. Williams be renamed. The school is named for Thomas Chambliss Williams, a former Alexandria City Public Schools superintendent who served from the 1930s to 1963 and was a noted segregationist. Continue reading "High School Renaming Process Launched By School Board"
A citywide back-to-school drive was held on Aug. 22 and 23. More than 800 families from across the city turned out to pick up backpacks and school supplies. Numerous organizations joined forces in organizing the events, including the literacy nonprofit InspireLit, which donated more than 4,000 books for the distribution. Continue reading "Back-To-School Drive Held In Alexandria"