Painting of President George Washington Inauguration

Today, on President’s Day, we honor the nation’s first president, George Washington, who was born on February 22, 1732 and all persons who have served as president.

The nation’s largest George Washington Birthday parade, happening from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM TODAY, marches a one-mile route through the streets of Old Town Alexandria. With nearly 3,500 participants, this community parade honors one of the city’s favorite sons.

Speaking of George Washington, here’s a transcript of his first Inaugural address from April 30, 1789.

See you at the parade!

Right-Sizing Commercial Parking in Alexandria, Virginia: A Discussion With Expert Todd Litman

Right-Sizing Commercial Parking: A Discussion With Expert Todd Litman

Right-Sizing Commercial Parking in Alexandria, Virginia: A Discussion With Expert Todd Litman

The City invites the public to hear parking and transportation expert, Todd Litman, speak on parking trends and management strategies. On Monday, February 6, 2017, from  7-9 p.m. Mr. Litman will be discussing changes in commercial parking trends and ideas for how to manage parking more efficiently. The parking discussion will be at City Hall – Council Chambers, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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9th annual Cherry Challenge in Alexandria, Virginia

9th annual Cherry Challenge Celebrate’s George Washington

Looking for a sweet way to celebrate George Washington’s birthday?  The GW Birthday committee has a sweet contest ‘Cherry Challenge’ for you!

Each year, local Alexandria, Virginia restaurants are invited to participate in a culinary showdown.  Each participating restaurant has created a cherry drink, starter, entrée and/or dessert.

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10 great places to watch the BIG game (Super Bowl) in Alexandria, Virginia

Long ago, fans of the Washington Redskins like me got to watch their football team in the Super Bowl – four (4) of them (seems like its bee a LONG time since then eh?). But, if you’re like me with one TV at home and a wife that doesn’t enjoy sports, you can still enjoy the biggest sports event of the year in Alexandria, Virginia.

Alexandria, Virginia  has plenty of sports bars with big screens for the big game. So, grab some friends and head down to one of these great joints to watch Super Bowl LI (51) and enjoy the biggest sports event of the year. This list would include Pork Barrel BBQ but, they are closed for Bill Euille’s annual Super Bowl party.

What’s your favorite spot to watch the Super Bowl? Did we miss your favorite watering hole? Who are you rooting for? As a Washington fan, I’m rooting for the Atlanta Falcons. What about you? Sound off in the comments below. (more…)

Alexandria Warehouse Sale

Alexandria Warehouse Sale Set for Feb 4th

The 12th Annual Alexandria Warehouse Sale is set for Saturday, February 4th in Alexandria, Virginia. Due to the growing popularity and loyal patrons of the sale, the event conitinues in a new location and expanded footprint – including a variety of new boutiques and retailers not only located in Alexandria, but throughout the Metro region.

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Streets Market & Cafe in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, virginia (Photo via Facebook)
Tomorrow, in honor of the Women’s March on Washington, Streets Market & Cafe in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria wants to help women from Alexandria, Virginia who are attending the march, quench their thirst with a crazy drink special.

Check this out!

Via FB

Ladies! Please join us on Saturday, after your busy day! We have a special JUST for you! Draft beers/ciders and rail drinks! Buy 1 get 1 for a penny! All Day 11 til 11

(H/T Jimmy)

(Photo via Streets Market & Cafe on Facebook)

Howl-O-Ween in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Costumed Canines to Compete for Howl-O-Ween Prizes

Alexandria, Virginia area dogs will be showing off Halloween costumes and competing for prizes, including for the spookiest, funniest, and most original costumes and most/least enthusiastic pet at the annual Doggie Costume Contest ‘Howl-O-Ween’ hosted by Hotel Monaco Alexandria – A Kimpton Hotel and Jackson 20 to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA).

Steve Rudin of ABC 7 News will be the emcee. Megan Webb, Executive Director of Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Charlie, Alexandria’s 2017 Animal of the Year will be the judges.

Register to enter the contest here!

This Happy Hour event will feature Halloween-themed cocktails and light bites, as well as contestants strutting down the “catwalk” while competing for “Most Glamorous Get-Up”, “Best Dressed Couple”, and the prestigious, “Top Dog” Award. Winners will receive fabulous prizes, courtesy of Kimpton Hotels and local restaurants.

NOTE: Registration fees benefit AWLA; Hotel Monaco and Jackson 20 restaurant are donating 10 percent of happy-hour food and beverage sales to the AWLA.

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