Clean the Bay 2012

Save the Date:  Saturday, June 4 for Clean the Bay Day

June 4-12, 2016 was recently designated Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week by Maryland, Pennsylvania and, Virginia. As part of this week and in conjunction with the 28th annual Clean Bay Day, the City, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will host a Clean the Bay Day site at Four Mile Run Park, located at the end of 3700 Commonwealth Avenue.

Volunteers all over Virginia, from the Eastern Shore to the Shenandoah Valley, work by land and boat to give the Bay a massive spring cleaning every year. Enlisted men and women, scout groups, churches, small businesses, large corporations and thousands of individuals and families turn out every year for Clean the Bay Day. Since 1989, Clean the Bay Day has engaged over 140,000 volunteers, who have removed approximately 6.2 million pounds of debris from nearly 6,500 miles of shoreline in Virginia!

Volunteers interested in participating need to RSVP to Joni Calmbacher.

(Photo via U.S. Corps of Engineers, on Flickr)

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Robbery from person at knifepoint in Arlandria area of Alexandria, Virginia

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred early this morning in the 3800 block of Old Dominion Boulevard (see map below) in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Two suspects, one male and one female, brandished a knife and stole items from the victim.

There were no injuries reported in this incident and no description of the suspects released.

Four Mile Summer Movie Series in Alexandria, Virginia

Four Mile Movie Series Schedule Released

A favorite summer tradition in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, the Four Mile Movie series,  returns with a host of new and old favorites.

Movie lovers of all ages should head to Four Mile Run Park in Arlandria at the Four Mile Run Conservatory Center on the last Friday of the month this summer, when the park is transformed into an outdoor cinema. Films start at dusk, fun begins at 6:00 p.m. where this free event will also include two hours of activities and entertainment leading up to show time.

What’s Playing:

  • May 27th: “Minions”, PG
  • June 24th: “Goonies”, PG
  • July 29th: “Back to the Future”, PG-13
  • August 26: “Zootopia”, PG

So grab your friend and family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or chair and join your friends for some great summer entertainment. For more information and updates, please check out the website.

Four Mile Summer Movies Series is a project of Restore Alexandria in partnership with The City of Alexandria, National Community Church – Potomac Yard, and various community organizations.

Restore Alexandria is a faith based nonprofit that strives to empower neighbors and strengthen communities in the City of Alexandria. More information can be found at this link.

National Community Church – Potomac Yard is a church that meets at the Regal Cinemas Potomac Yard 16 at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. They exist to lead people to Christ. More information can be found at this link.

City of Alexandria Police Department - bank robbery

Alexandria Police Investigate Armed Robbery of person

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred late last night in the 3900 block of Bruce Street located in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

The suspect brandished a firearm and stole items from the victim. There were no injuries reported.

(Photo via Cliff, on Flickr)

Arlandria-area Farmer’s Market to continue through Spring 2016

4MR-Market

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market will continue to operate through April 2016 indoors at the Four Mile Run Park Conservatory Center (the bright red building at 4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia) on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many of the vendors will stay on all winter.

Via ARLANDRIA, here’s this week’s update

There are always more than a few great artists on hand at the Four Mile Run Farmers AND Artisans Market, but our cup runneth over with a few great new additions. We are overwhelmed by the quality of craftsmanship that these folks bring us each week. We hope you can make the time to come see!!

Read more at this link.

Arlandria-area Farmer’s Market to continue through Spring 2016

4MR-Market

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market will continue to operate through April 2016 indoors at the Four Mile Run Park Conservatory Center (the bright red building at 4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia) on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many of the vendors will stay on all winter.

Via ARLANDRIA, here’s this week’s update

It should be another full winter market with Alaskan sockeye salmon, produce, bagels, fresh baked breads, Bulgarian baked goods, artisan soap, hand blended teas, eggs, yogurt, cave-aged cheeses, hand-made jewelry, and more! 

And the weather should cooperate with another day with above average temperatures and sun!

Who would have thought the market would be in full swing in February just a few months ago! Thanks for making the 4MR Winter Market such a success thus far!

Read more at this link.

Arlandria-area Farmer’s Market to continue through Spring 2016

4MR-Market

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market will continue to operate through April 2016 indoors at the Four Mile Run Park Conservatory Center (the bright red building at 4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia) on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many of the vendors will stay on all winter.

Via 4MR Market, here’s this week’s update

The parking lot is all dug out, much of the snow on the 4MR Park plaza has melted, and we’re an indoor market anyway, so come on back for our unexpected grand re-snowpening!

You definitely don’t expect to see a storm like Jonas too often, so hopefully that will be our last weather induced closing of the year! This will be a great weekend to come out to 4MR Winter Market!

Bagel Uprising will be there so you can get your first good bagel in weeks!Homestead Farm will be back with winter produce!  Captain Xander will be back with sustainably caught Alaskan sockeye salmon! And on top of that, new crafter Red Fish Rue Fish will be there for the first time to bring you her unique and sometimes geeky jewelry pieces, custom buttons, prints, and microart!

You’ll also find bread fresh from the oven (Second Rising), Amish cheeses, eggs, yogurt, and other goodies (Tom’s Amish Cheese), hand blended teas (Whole Health), fresh baked Bulgarian treats (Savory N’ Sweet), and several other great vendors there this Sunday!

It should be a great market, so come on back out… the weather’s fine!

Read more at this link.

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