Thursday, May 9, 2013
You could win a free Mother's Day breakfast bag from Society Fair in Old Town Alexandria.
Sunday is Mother's Day, the one day out of the year when moms everywhere are celebrated. Why not surprise Mom with a decadent Mother's Day breakfast, especially when you can do it for free just by telling the world how great she is? Enter Patch's Memories of Mom sweepstakes to win a Mother's Day Breakfast Bag courtesy of Society Fair in Old Town Alexandria, valued at $85. Society Fair's Mother's Day Breakfast Bag includes: The breakfast bag feeds four, perfect for the whole family. To enter, comment below with your favorite Mother's Day memory. If you have photos, share them by clicking "Upload Photo and Video." Photos count as a bonus entry. The contest closes Friday at 3 p.m. The winner will be selected at random and emailed Friday …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12. Where are you taking your mom?
Taking your mother to brunch is, for many, a Mother’s Day tradition. The big day is coming up on Sunday, May 12, so here’s a list of some brunch options for you in and around Del Ray: • Cheesetique offers brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring some classics from the restaurant as well as some special selections such as oatmeal brulee, ricotta pancakes and a rustic frittata. • Chez Andree, located on E. Glebe Road for nearly 50 years, serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The menu includes several brunch classics like French toast, eggs Benedict and other offerings, including a children’s brunch menu. • Del Ray Cafe, open for Sunday brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., offers organic eggs and omelets and several signature dishes—…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Inova Alexandria Hospital plans to host its largest Mother’s Day event.
Are you an Alexandria baby? Were you, your children or grandchildren born at Inova Alexandria Hospital? If so, Inova Alexandria Hospital invites you to come celebrate at the Alex Baby Reunion—a Mother’s Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4. The event will be held on the grounds just outside the hospital, rain or shine, and is the hospital’s “thank you” to the many moms who chose Inova Alexandria Hospital to share in one of the most important events in their lives—the birth of their child. This is the first year the hospital has conducted the event, said hospital spokeswoman Allison Kenty. Also, the hospital recently celebrated its 140th anniversary. “I think in light of Mother’s Day and the hospital anniversary, it’s a …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Local Mom wins Patch's "Best Mom in Greater Alexandria" contest.
Therapist, mentor, chef, taxi driver, business manager, tutor, personal assistant — and sometimes that's just on a Monday. Moms have it tough. In the weeks leading up to Mother's Day, Patch asked for photos of your mom along with some info about why she deserves to be called the "Best Mom in Greater Alexandria. The winner of the 2012 contest: Lucy Lyons Willis. Her daughter, Tanya, told Patch she's lucky to have her mom. See all the entries here. Happy Mother's Day Lucy and all local moms.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
For a chance to win a $50 gift certificate, upload a photo of your mom and a note about why she rocks.
This contest is now closed and we'll be notifying our winner shortly! Poets write about them. Strong men cry in their presence. We honor them each year with a special day punctuated by hearts and flowers, and perhaps even breakfast in bed. Don't just settle for all the customary ways to celebrate how awesome your mom is. Instead, upload a photograph of her to this article and write a caption telling us what's so great about the moms of greater Alexandria. Next Friday, May 11 at noon, we'll randomly pick a winner and call her the "Best Mom of Greater Alexandria." Now that's a gift. But if that's not enough, we'll also award you a $50 gift certificate to spend any way you want on mom. (C'mon, dads, if your kids can't upload a photo of…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Chances for rain mainly on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Northern Virginia residents will make do this week with partly cloudy days and chances for rain and thunderstorms before hitting the weather jackpot on Friday. Temperatures this week will dance around 75 degrees, the average high for May in Northern Virginia. On Monday, The Weather Channel predicts a high of 73 degrees, increasing to 76 on Tuesday, and 74 on Wednesday with that threat of rain. Temperatures will dip into the high 60s or low 70s for the rest of the week. The area could see a few showers on Tuesday (30 percent chance) and Wednesday (40 percent chance). Thunder and lightning could be part of the mix both days, according to The Capital Weather Gang. Friday may be sunny with a high of about 70 degrees, according to several …