03/14/17 8:33am

DASH Bus in Alexandria, virginia

DASH will operate service on Tuesday, March 14 on a 2-hour delay starting at 7 AM on the SNOW DETOUR ROUTES in Alexandria, Virginia with extended morning service on the AT3, AT4, and SafeTrack shuttles until 10 AM.

All buses will pick up their runs starting at 7 AM even if it is mid-route and not the first time on the schedule.

Please be advised that as weather or road conditions change, you will be notified of any changes to DASH service. Please allow for extra time on your commute due to potential, minor delays with road conditions. Be safe!

DASH would like to remind you to please travel safely during inclement weather.

03/14/17 8:24am

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During this morning’s moderate snow accumulation and light ice conditions, Metro is operating Metrobus under a moderate snow plan in the Washington D.C. area.

Service will be suspended on some routes and buses are detoured around roads prone to hazardous conditions, including many neighborhood streets. Passengers may experience increased wait times due to road conditions. See light snow routes and severe snow routes.

For a full list of moderate snow routes, click this link.

(Photo via nevermindtheend, on Flickr)

03/13/17 5:31pm

Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (Courtesy image)

IHG’s HOTEL INDIGO ® BRAND BRINGS LOCAL BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCE TO Vibrant OLD TOWN, ALEXANDRIA NEIGHBORHOOD

Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria will be first hotel along scenic Alexandria waterfront

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the forthcoming opening of the Hotel Indigo ® Old Town Alexandria hotel. Located at 220 South Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia, the hotel will be Alexandria’s first waterfront hotel, delivering a stylish, local experience informed by the city’s picturesque waterfront, and paying homage to its maritime roots.

Each Hotel Indigo property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding neighborhood. While the Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria hotel will boast modern design elements, nods to the city’s nautical history include a statue by local sculptor Chris Erney. His work features a fisherman pulling in a net, inspired by photos found in the Library of Congress archives showing primary source photos of a Potomac fisherman taken in the 1920s. The Potomac River’s original shoreline, which falls along the hotel’s lobby, will also be featured. Upon breaking ground, a Revolutionary War-era ship was uncovered as well as John Carlyle’s 1755 public warehouse, to the great excitement of local archaeologists. These discoveries inspired marine, colonial, and warehouse motifs throughout the hotel’s design.

The Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria property will be LEED Silver certified, featuring five stories, 120 rooms, and a 5,000 square foot terrace overlooking the river. Designed by Dash Design, the aesthetic was inspired by Alexandria’s historic wharves and warehouses.

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03/13/17 5:03pm

Mount Vernon tour By Ad Meskens (Own work) [Copyrighted free use, CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Alexandria Historical Society hosts a special Mt. Vernon tour April 6

A Special Evening With A Special Neighbor

George Washington had many business and personal acquaintances in Alexandria throughout his adult life, and cherished these connections. As a young officer in the Virginia militia, he recruited local troops for the French & Indian War; as a farmer, he shipped tobacco and flour and received merchandise from overseas through Alexandria merchants; he had a vessel built in an Alexandria shipyard; he saw to it that the district surrounding the new Federal capital included Alexandria, when Washington, D.C. was first laid out; and later in life, he celebrated his birthday and other special occasions at Gadsby’s Tavern. Now, the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Historical Society (AHS) invites the public to join them and the AHS membership for a very special evening at Mount Vernon, April 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

“A Neighborly Visit: A Special Evening at Mt. Vernon” will include private after-hours tours of the Mansion, the Distillery and the Grist Mill. The visit to the Distillery includes a rye whiskey tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar for additional evening refreshments. The ticket price for the event is $40.00 for non-members and $35.00 for AHS members. The maximum size of our group is 40 people, so get your tickets NOW by visiting the Society’s website.

(Image via Wikimedia Commons)

03/06/17 2:37pm

Alexandria City Public Schools Closed Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Schools Closing for ‘International Women’s Day’ or ‘A Day Without Women’

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) announced Monday that all schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 due to the observance of ‘International Women’s Day’ or ‘A Day Without Women’.

There is a large strike planned for March 8 and 300 ACPS staff members have requested Wednesday off to coincide with this, so ACPS decided to close for the day. The day will be a “teacher work day for ACPS staff” even though teachers are taking the day off.

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02/26/17 9:20pm

Check out this restaurant/retail space for lease in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Check out this 7,000 square foot of retail/restaurant space spread out over two floors at 815 King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

This stretch of King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia gets A LOT of foot traffic and used to house the Flying Fish Restaurant, which closed unexpectedly in 2015 (see this link as well).

Retail space like this along King Street is rarely available and it should also be noted that the King Street retail vacancy rate is less than 3%. The location is within moments of the King Street Metro, City Hall, I-395/ I-495 and all of the Old Town riverfront.

Call the number in the photo if you’re interested in this commercial retail space opportunity.

02/26/17 6:05pm

Iraqi Children Foundation In their Shoes Race logo (Courtesy image)

Young Ambassadors participate in 5K run/walk as the face of Iraq’s most vulnerable children

Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Dignitaries and Ambassadors join the Iraqi Children Foundation at 5th annual “In Their Shoes” 5K Run/Walk to benefit street children in Iraq

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) will host its 5th Annual “In Their Shoes” 5K run/walk on May 20, 2017 at the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. The 5K will benefit Iraq’s most vulnerable: orphans, street children, and kids displaced by ISIS.

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