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Monthly Archives: October 2020

    Have you visited Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site?

    By Will Nesbitt | October 30, 2020

    Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Fort Ward Museum interprets the site’s history and offers exhibits on Civil War topics, education and interpretive programs, tours, lecture and video series, bus tours, and living history activities throughout… Read More

    FROGS: History of Green Spring Gardens

    By Will Nesbitt | October 30, 2020

    FROGS (Friends of Green Spring) is dedicated solely to the support of Green Spring Gardens, a unique Fairfax County (Virginia) Park Authority site.  A gem of a public garden and historic site, the garden’s 31 acres offer a multitude of settings, features, and programs to inspire and educate gardeners, provide a place for quiet contemplation for… Read More

    What’s planned for Landmark Mall?

    By Will Nesbitt | October 30, 2020

    A new Landmark has been a long time in the making. A new live-shop-dine urban village is on its way. The new Landmark will transform the 50-year-old mall into an active and welcoming hub to Alexandria’s West End—a community destination for the entire city. As an open-air urban village, the new Landmark will feature new… Read More

    The Hidden History of Del Ray

    By Will Nesbitt | October 29, 2020

    Gambling. Corruption, Racism. Greed. These are all part of a little-known narrative from the Del Ray’s long-ago past, a time when progressive leaders closed a corrupt racetrack and formed the Town of Potomac, only to see an unwanted attempt by Alexandria City Hall to steal the land in a controversial annexation. Read more about Del… Read More

    Witnessing Worship: A Photographic Study of Faith in Alexandria on Display at the Lyceum

    By Will Nesbitt | October 29, 2020

    The museum’s ongoing exhibition, Building a Community: Alexandria Past to Present, introduces Alexandria’s history. It includes more than just the highlights of the City’s past, providing a quick but well-rounded local history lesson. The exhibition is divided into six large… In 1985, photographer Nina Tisara documented fifty worship groups throughout the City of Alexandria. The… Read More

    Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant offers Thankgiving To-Go

    By Will Nesbitt | October 29, 2020

    Savor the flavors of early America at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. See below for a link to hours, address, menus, reservations, special events, catering, and private events and weddings.   Mount Vernon is not only a historic and fun place to visit but it’s a great place to live. If you’re interested, Mount Vernon… Read More

    Pressure Mounts on Return to School in Fairfax County

    By Will Nesbitt | October 29, 2020

    The week of Oct. 19 held important information for Fairfax County Public Schools families. THE BOARD approved the FY2021 Revised Budget acting on Gov. Northam’s Oct. 8 announcement of new allocations of the CARES Act dollars, allotting $32.2 million to Fairfax County Public Schools. The total is based on a formula of $175 per pupil… Read More

    Residents Protest Fairfax County Gun Ban

    By Will Nesbitt | October 29, 2020

    A group of Fairfax County residents gathered Sept. 19 at the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve for what was billed as an open carry hike along the Mount Vernon Trail in protest of the recent Board of Supervisors vote to ban guns on public property. Read More: Residents Protest Fairfax County Gun Ban Read More

    Titan Spirit: T.C. Williams High School Inducts Athletes into Hall of Fame

    By Will Nesbitt | October 29, 2020

    . Nine individuals were recognized for their athletic excellence, in addition to members of the 1957 Parker-Gray Boys Basketball Team, who helped pave the way for the desegregation of Alexandria City Public Schools. Read more: Titan Spirit: T.C. Williams High School Inducts Athletes into Hall of Fame Read More

    Fairfax County extends early voting hours for Thursday, Friday | WTOP

    By Will Nesbitt | October 28, 2020

    Thirteen early voting sites in Fairfax County, Virginia, will be open at 11 a.m. instead of 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, adding two more hours. Source: Fairfax County extends early voting hours for Thursday, Friday | WTOP Read More