04/22/14 3:09pm

The culminating event in Alexandria’s National Poetry Month activities, Poem in Your Pocket Day will feature Poet Laureate Tori Lane, and past Poet Laureates Amy Young and Mary McElveen. The event is held at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street in Old Town.

The program is a partnership between the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts. Light refreshments will be served. Free! 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703.548.0035.

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04/22/14 1:28pm

Condominium for sale at 545 East Braddock Road in Alexandria, Virginia

This 1BR condominium is located at 545 East Braddock Road  in the Braddock Road Metro neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. As the listing states, if your scroll through our rental listings, these condos don’t often come up for sale but, for rent.

Via the listing

Not often is a 1 BR available at Colecroft Station-literally just steps to Braddock Road Metro. New paint, new carpet. Sold As-is.6th Floor location has nice view from balcony overlooking courtyard. Easy commute to 395,495, 95, DCA.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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04/22/14 12:45pm

Alexandria Virginia Earth Day 2014 PosterThe City of Alexandria’s Park Operations and Natural Resources Division will hold a tree sale on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr. The goal of the sale is to promote the preservation of the Alexandria’s tree canopy by encouraging the planting of trees on private property throughout the City.

The City’s tree supplier, Denison Landscaping and Nursery of Fort Washington, Maryland, will again provide a variety of trees, shrubs and annuals that are hardy and successful in this area. Trees and shrubs are sold in three to seven gallon containers that residents can easily handle and plant. Download the List of Available Trees or purchase and email or call the Urban Forestry Office to reserve your trees.

Residents can reserve trees for purchase in advance through Wednesday, April 23. No deposit is necessary. To reserve a tree, call the Park Operations and Natural Resources Division Office at 703.746.5499 or email dorothy.white@alexandriava.gov. When reserving your trees, please provide your name, telephone number, and the type and quantities of the tree that you plan to purchase.

Advance tree orders must be picked up between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. Reserved trees not picked up by 10 a.m. on the day of the sale will be made available to the public.

For additional information, call the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Park Operations and Natural Resources Division at 703.746.5499.

04/22/14 12:00pm

Yesterday, having seen many houses with flags around Alexandria, Virginia, I pondered whether or not the 100 block of South Columbus was one of the most patriotic city blocks in Old Town.

Not surprisingly, I got a LOT of response to that post including this tweet from La Fromagerie, a terrific wine and cheese bistro located in Old Town Alexandria.

I had not been on the 100 block of North Payne in a little while so, I went out last night and took a couple of photos of the block and here’s what I found.


04/22/14 11:45am

The Alexandria Historical Society presents the 40th annual history awards. These awards are given to individuals who have made major contributions to appreciation of local history.

This year’s honorees include author Steve Vogel for his book Through the Perilous Fight and Mary Ruth Coleman for her role in restoring the Carlyle House, one of the premier historic homes in the region.  Four Alexandria high school students who have demonstrated exceptional interest in history will also be honored. 

The awards will be held at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, starting at 7:30 PM.

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