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2009 

  Just like folks have destination weddings, trick or treat hopefuls have destination Halloween locations.  And in Old Town Alexandria that means only one thing - Lee Street. An old fashioned block party in the best sense of the word, the Lee Street Halloween extravaganza stretches for six blocks...
10/31/2009
Edgar Allen Poe first visited Alexandria in 1849.  One hundred and sixty years later, he will make a return visit  - thanks to actor David Keltz - on Halloween.  Appearing at the Lyceum in Old Town, Keltz will recreate the magic of Poe's visit to Alexandria with readings from "The Raven," "Annabe...
10/28/2009
Let me tell you right off the bat that this is a feel good kind of story.  The kind of story that makes you think about being kinder, a bit more patient, and perhaps seeing your neighbors in a whole new light.  This is how a pot of chili made all the difference. Our block in Alexandria's Del Ray ...
10/26/2009
With the Mayor, most of Alexandria's City Council and U.S. Representative Jim Moran in attendance, the 2009 Del Ray Halloween Parade showed off under crisp blue skies only slightly behind schedule and with a record crowd. A true home grown event, the Del Ray Halloween Parade is a chance for ever...
10/25/2009
With the Mayor, most of Alexandria's City Council and U.S. Representative Jim Moran in attendance, the 2009 Del Ray Halloween Parade showed off under crisp blue skies only slightly behind schedule and with a record crowd. A true home grown event, the Del Ray Halloween Parade is a chance for every...
10/25/2009
One of our neighbors at 210 Monroe Avenue in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood has taken Halloween decorating to a whole new level with this "vivid" depiction of events of the past year or so in the financial markets.  As much as I like to take the "high road" I have to admit that the image of Be...
10/24/2009
Virginia has just been ranked as the top state for business for the fourth straight year by Forbes Magazine.  According to reporter Kurt Badenhausen, the Best States ranking measures six vital categories for businesses: costs labor supply regulatory environment current economic climate growth pro...
10/21/2009
This week's offering is a bit different than our normal "Scenic Sundays" but it was an opportunity I didn't want to miss.  Yesterday some 40  members of the World Association of Flower Arrangers, gathered at historic Christ Church Alexandria for a hands on course in "How to Decorate a Colonial Ch...
10/18/2009
Ok, I can't claim original thought on this one - it come courtesy of MSN - but it sure did resonate with me.  I frequently leave the house without breakfast (I know, my wife berates me too), lunch time seems to come just as I am either going to or coming back from seeing property and then there i...
10/18/2009
Twelve Northern Virginia restaurants have taken top honors on this year's Washington Post list of best restaurants.  Noted by restaurant critic Tom Sietsman are: Artie's - traditional American cuisine** Banian - Afghan** Bistro L'Hermitage - French*** Eventide - Contemporary American*** Four Sist...
10/17/2009
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