Friday, May 17, 2013
Alexandria City Council is expected to consider a proposal in June put together by staff.
Friday, May 17
Council is expected to consider a legislative proposal in June that would bring food trucks to the City of Alexandria. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” said Rose Boyd, special assistant to the city manager, at a Friday morning small business event hosted by the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association at St. George Gallery in Old Town. Boyd noted that the city is embarking on new initiatives to ensure Alexandria is small business-friendly and the acceptance of food trucks dovetails with those plans. City staff put together the proposal to go before council, which asked for the plan during a recent retreat. • For the quickest updates on Del Ray, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. The trucks would be …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Installations aimed at combating cut-through traffic and improving pedestrian safety.
Click on the dots on the map above for information about the specifications of new and refurbished crosswalks in Del Ray. — — — — The Del Ray Citizens Association approved the installation of dozens of new crosswalks between Mount Vernon Avenue and Route 1 at its membership meeting Monday night. The new crosswalks are aimed at combating cut-through traffic—including trucks and speeding vehicles—between the two thoroughfares and maintaining Del Ray’s pedestrian-friendly reputation. The developer of the yet-to-be constructed Institute for Defense Analyses office in Potomac Yard agreed in December to donate $30,000 from an existing contribution for traffic-calming measures in adjacent neighborhoods. • See: Council OKs IDA Office at Potomac …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
American Cancer Society fundraiser begins Saturday afternoon and will run through the night.
Alexandria is hosting its first-ever Relay For Life event Saturday, May 18 into Sunday, May 19 at George Washington Middle School in Del Ray. The event, which is hosted in different variations in more than 5,200 communities around the globe, raises money for the American Cancer Society. Following an opening ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, relay teams will camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around the George Washington Middle School grounds. Special laps recognizing cancer survivors and caregivers will follow the ceremony. At least one member of each team will walk at all times, signifying that cancer never sleeps. T.C. Williams High School Athletic Director Steve Colantuoni, a cancer survivor and the father of a cancer …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Alexandria begins outreach process of expanding transportation programs.
Carshare and Capital Bikeshare coordinators with Alexandria met with the Del Ray Citizen Association’s Land Use Committee last week at Mount Vernon Recreation Center to begin the outreach process of bringing the programs to the neighborhood. Alexandria City Council approved the expansion of its eight-station Capital Bikeshare program in Old Town as part of its budget adoption last week. Planners are looking at adding stations in Del Ray and Carlyle, as well as potentially adding more in Old Town. Capital Bikeshare makes bicycles available for shared use mainly for short rides. The bikes are available at stations and members who pay for an annual or short-term membership fee can remove them from stations and return them to stations …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on Mount Vernon Avenue.
VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative is presenting a fundraising bicycle swap from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the vacant lot next to Bean Creative in the 2100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. Admission is $3 per person and kids 12 and under can enter for free. VeloCity co-founder Christian Myers said about a dozen bicycle vendors have signed up to participate in the event. VeloCity is a nonprofit that educates community members about bike maintenance, safety and other issues. Volunteers at VeloCity also work with the City of Alexandria to provide community service hours for Alexandria youth and summer employment through the TeensWork program. For more information, visit the VeloCity website. For the quickest updates on Del Ray and …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Richmond representatives to discuss upcoming changes to state laws.
The Alexandria Democratic Committee will host a 2013 Legislative Review session with all five elected officials who represent Alexandria in the Virginia State Capitol at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at George Washington Middle School on Mount Vernon Avenue. State Sens. Dick Saslaw (D-35th), George Barker (D-39th) and Adam Ebbin (D-30th) along with Dels. Charniele Herring (D-46th) and Rob Krupicka (D-45th) will discuss the 2013 session and upcoming changes to state laws. Attendees will also be given an opportunity “to talk to their elected officials about what’s important to them and the local community,” according to a press release. Saslaw is the leading Democrat in the senate, while Herring is the House Minority Whip. The event is …
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, May 6, 2013
Bank branch officially opened April 8.
The Del Ray Business Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new BB&T branch located in the 1900 block of Mount Vernon Avenue during the First Thursday street festival. Located next to Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria, the bank opened its doors on April 8. The bank was a sponsor of Thursday's festival. • See: Del Ray BB&T Branch Opens Monday “As Mount Vernon Avenue continues to grow and expand, it's never a bad thing to see banks continue to be here,” said Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille. “It's a sign of success.” The branch is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The branch is closed on Sunday. It also includes an enclosed ATM on the corner of Mount Vernon and East …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Plan aimed at preserving Art Deco buildings and creating a pattern book for home modifications.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Third-grade students read their favorite poems, plus original works.
Alexandria Country Day School third-graders took over St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub on Tuesday for a poetry reading. Students read their favorite poem along with two original works that they crafted during their study of poetry this year. Students offered many different styles of poetry, from limericks and haikus to color poems. “We were very proud of how well our students showcased their knowledge of different poetry forms and the creativity displayed in their original works,” ACDS teachers Mimi Worrell and Liz Holland said in a press release. Located at 2400 Russell Road, Alexandria Country Day School is an independent day school for girls and boys from kindergarten through eighth grade. For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook…