Long-time Fairfax business receives inaugural Small Business Award.
Long-time Fairfax business Camper’s Trophies and Awards is the recipient of the inaugural Small Business of the Year Award, bestowed by the City of Fairfax’s Economic Development Office.
Sun Design Remodeling and partners donate services to upgrade deck and wheelchair ramp for local woman with spina bifida.
A coalition of local remodelers and home improvement suppliers are set to repair the deck and wheelchair ramp surrounding the home of Dixie Dawson, a long term Clifton resident with spina bifida.
Dr. Douthard R. Butler, chairman, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, officially recognized and presented on Oct. 15 a scholarship check in the amount of $2,000 to Gabrielle Lozama who graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston and is now a first year student at Virginia Tech with a double major — multi-media journalism and fashion merchandise and design. The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (www.northernvirginiabcc.org). based in Gum Springs
To mark Oct. 25 as World Pasta Day, Gold’s Gym Alexandria on Richmond Highway issued a “World Pasta Day Challenge” to its members during October, encouraging them to donate boxes of pasta to help stock the Food Pantry at United Community Ministries.
Neighborhood gathers in prayer for victims of violence.
The courtyards of the Berg neighborhood were busy late on Nov. 20 with chants of “Victory is Mine.” More than 50 residents and visitors came together to honor the local victims of violence, with more filtering in as the night went on.
A celebration of accomplishments.
Over the last 12 years in office, Mayor William Euille has won a fair share of friends, and they nearly all showed up to the Mayor’s Legacy Reception at the Carlyle Club on Nov. 23.
Art therapy helps veterans recover from PTSD.
“I was messed up,” said Tor Peery. “I still am. I have some bad days, but this helped me to use another medium to express myself without having to use words. It’s amazing what art can do.”
It was the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Justin Owens, butcher and one of the managers at Society Fair, said, "Today starts the crazy four days. People woke up this morning and realized Thursday is Thanksgiving and we have been getting panicked phone calls asking if it is too late to order their Thanksgiving dinners."
An Old Town tradition will get underway the week of Dec. 6, when residents of the Old and Historic District of Alexandria will display their holiday spirit on their doors and a team of judges from the Old Town Walled Garden Club will select the winners of the 48th Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest.
SSA volunteers honored.
Senior Services of Alexandria held its Volunteer Appreciation luncheon Nov. 12 at the Durant Center, recognizing volunteers from across the city and honoring individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the well-being of seniors through SSA programs.
AHA honors senior advocate Sultane.
Senior advocate Amber Nightingale Sultane, state associate director for AARP Virginia, was presented with the Community Spirit award by At Home in Alexandria at the organization’s fourth annual benefit Nov. 8 at Laporta’s Restaurant.
Please pass the Jollof Rice, injera, shiro,and turkey.
Kadijatu “Katie” Sesay has been in the U.S. for 12 years. She is a nursing student at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Arlington and lives in Alexandria.
Each year, Chantilly High and members of its National Honor Society (NHS) honor area veterans, and it’s something both the hosts and guests eagerly anticipate.
Each year at Christmastime, the nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, Our Neighbor’s Child, provides new clothes and toys for families in need in the local area. But the need is so great that ONC can’t do it without help from the local community.
PFC Michelle Alexander is Officer of the Month.
PFC Michelle L. Alexander was recently recognized for a job well done.
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