Christ House, a transitional shelter for homeless men received a long overdue face lift last month.
The White Elephant was set up on the lawn outside the Arlington Church of the Brethren as shoppers culled over the household goods and games on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Twelve local and regional artisans showcased their work on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Dominion Hills Community House on Wilson Boulevard.
An evening at historic River Farm on Oct. 25 supported Inova Breast Care Institute at the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and the new Patient Tower Campaign.
Del Ray cancelled its 16th annual Halloween Parade but held the haunted house decorating contest this past weekend.
Snapshots from Falloween
The 29th Annual Yacht Haven Garden Club Fashion Show, Luncheon & Silent Auction was held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Fort Belvoir Officers Club.
Volunteers started work on Friday, Oct. 19 removing shopping carts from Little Hunting Creek off Janna Lee Avenue.
Tables filled the east parking lot at Mount Vernon High School on Saturday, Oct. 20, for the annual fall rummage sale.
Friends and parishioners of the Church of the Ascension gathered at Lyon Park for the 3rd annual Fall Fest and Walk for the Homeless on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20.
Clifford, the Big Red Dog, was out on the playground at Patrick Henry Elementary School greeting the children as they arrived for the community reading festival on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29.
Designed by youths, built by volunteers.
Activities started early in the courtyard at Hopkins-Tancil in Old Town on Thursday morning, Sept. 13. More than 200 volunteers sporting red Washington Capital’s hockey t-shirts swarmed the playground preparing it for the day’s work.
The annual “Fill the Boot” campaign began last weekend on Thursday, Aug. 30 and ran through Sunday, Sept. 2.
The market features original work for sale for painters, watercolorists, jewelry designers, potters, glassworkers and more.
Patriot Scuba instructors offered recreational scuba diving lessons to a number of military veterans in the pool at the Holiday Inn at Eisenhower Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Seniors enjoy their dance class.
Residents of Riverside Estates volunteered on May 4 to do a little clean-up on the median strips bordering the residential community off Old Mount Vernon Road. Throughout the morning volunteers cleared weeds and trash in the flower beds and added mulch to the shrubs and bushes along the roadside.
As the temperature and humidity raced toward 90 on Aug. 4, chocolate ice cream was being made in the green house at the Mount Vernon Estate.
The annual Arlington County Fair was just gearing up on Friday, Aug. 10 for the evening crowd as 60 or more senior citizens walked and then began dancing on the new turf playing field.
The 100 block of S. Alfred Street was blocked off on Saturday, Aug. 5 for the annual Friendship Firehouse birthday celebration.
The music started at noon on stage in the MAX, a Signature Theatre highlights concert — looking ahead to the new season, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Hello Dolly!,” and “Company.”
Early last week, the cast and crew of the American Century Theater’s upcoming summer play went into rehearsals on site in Theatre II in the Gunston Arts Center.
The Alexandria Citizens’ Swing Band took the stage and performed at Market Square on Friday, July 13.
Produce and baked goods from Orchard Country farm are available for sale in the parking lot of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
On Sunday, July 25, after the 10 a.m. service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on South Pitt Street, a reception was held honoring renowned executor of stained glass windows, Rowan LeCompte.
The members of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society hosted an ice cream social on June 24 in the assembly room at the tavern museum before adjourning to the ballroom for the annual meeting and election of new board members.
Reenactors from both the North and the South camped out in the small park beyond the entrance to Mount Olivet’s Church on North 16th Street in Arlington on Sunday, July 15. Members of the Confederate troops of the Army of Northern Virginia set up camp along with Union troops.
Bill Dickinson, president of the Alexandria Historical Society welcomed and introduced members and guests to the annual awards ceremony last Wednesday evening at the Lyceum.
Family, friends and neighbors of Gil McCutcheon gathered on the hilltop of Lamond Community Park on Saturday, May 12 for a ceremony to rename the park for the late Gilbert S. McCutcheon. McCutcheon was a key player in negotiations and acquisition of the 18-acre site off Fort Hunt Road. He also ensured that the home on the property would be preserved.
Belles and Bowties at Collingwood on the River
The Belles and Bowties Derby Party occurred on May 5.
The staff and associates of Keller Williams Realty in Old Town spent Thursday, May 10 painting, gardening and cleaning the exterior of Jefferson Houston Elementary School.
The lower parking lot at Minnie Howard Ninth Grade Center was trimmed with tables laden with goods for sale on Saturday, May 12.
The line was already out the door when the girl’s locker room opened on Saturday, May 12 for first pick on the new and slightly used prom dresses and accessories.
Members of the Women’s Club of Arlington gathered Saturday, April 28 at their clubhouse on S. Buchanan Street for a celebration of 80 years of community service.
The Reading Connection holds festival at the Quincy Library
The Reading Connection held a community reading festival at the Quincy Library on Saturday, May 12.
Saturday afternoon, The Ballston Arts & Craft Market opened for the season in the park at Wellburn Square on Saturday, May 12.
President Barack Obama made his first visit to Washington-Lee High School on Friday, May 4.
Six individuals were honored April 25 who have made noteworthy contributions to the preservation of the historic, cultural and artistic heritage of Alexandria.
A dozen plus pots filled with chili filled the tables in the cafeteria for the Chili Cook-Off and spring sale on Saturday, May 5.
On display through April 28 are eight canstructions, made of canned and/or packaged foods, built by local architectural teams. This
More than 2,750 cupcakes made up the H-B Woodlawn eighth graders’ map of the world.
Twenty-five teams took the field at Simpson Field for the annual Alexandria Little League opening day ceremony Saturday morning, April 14. League president Bill Gehrig introduced the teams as they paraded onto the field. Majors commissioner Rusty Rhodes and his two sons led the players in reciting the Little League Pledge.
Half dozen Northern Virginia activists handed out literature to riders on the Springfield Metro on Tax Day, April 17.
The Space Shuttle Discovery, atop its Boeing 747 carrier, flies over Windmill Hill Park on Tuesday, April 17. The shuttle will become part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly. The flight was referred to as “flight 905 heavy” on the air traffic control channel.
The Arlington Science Focus School second grade students participated in the Radio Disney high-energy Tree Trivia Assembly Thursday afternoon, April 12.
Catholic Charities held a community-wide "Shoebox Event" at St. Thomas More Cathedral on Saturday, April 14 in which volunteer participants decorated and packed hundreds of shoeboxes for low-income seniors, the homeless, the hungry and those who rely on the food pantries Catholic Charities operates and supports
Students in the Yorktown High School theatre arts program performed and directed a series of four one act plays March 22-24.
The doors at Washington-Lee High School opened its doors Saturday, March 24 to the 2nd annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo.
Hundreds attend U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly’s St. Patrick’s Day Fete.
Friday evening, hundreds and hundreds of friends and supporters of Rep. Gerry Connolly filled the Kena Shriners Hall on Arlington Blvd. for a St. Patrick’s Day Fete.
The students of Jamestown Elementary School brought down the curtain on their final performance Friday, March 16 of “Jamestown Rocks the Bard.”