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.
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.
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.
Dr. Rina Bansal received a check for $100,000 by the Twig Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital for the Inova COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Fund. It was given during a May 22 ceremony held outside the hospital’s entrance.
The Potomac Riverboat Company has been allowed by the Alexandria City Council to begin operating its water taxi commuter service a half-hour earlier at 6 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m. The decision came after what the council said was a successful change to hours of operation during the Metro platform improvement project.
Alexandria and Metro officials finally held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Potomac Yard Metro Station after years of waiting. The station has been long planned to improve access and drive development in the area.
Bishop Ireton High School is staging “Little Women” from Nov. 15-23, 2019 with a cast of 14 student actors. The show is adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel from the 1860s and written by Scott Davidson. The story follows the lives of the four March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — and their passage from childhood to womanhood.
Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River, just south of Old Town Alexandria. It was a critical piece of the city of Alexandria’s history as one of the largest centers for shipping, manufacturing, and transportation in the nation. Its lighthouse, built-in 1855, is the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia. The Jones Point Light and Jones Point Park are located at the point, which is immediately north of the confluence of Hunting Creek and the Potomac River.