Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Gets National Recognition

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra was recently featured in Symphony Magazine for its creative pandemic-era programming. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unforeseen challenges for live performance groups. Yet the ASO has created a new slate of programming designed around social distancing and compliance with state and national health guidelines. Continue reading “Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Gets National Recognition”

Alexandria To Start New School Year Virtually

Students will have several months of Zoom class discussions and online learning this fall as the school year will be started virtually. The division’s “Virtual PLUS+” program includes support for kindergarten through second-grade students, a structured bell schedule, afterschool programs, college admissions support, live instruction from teachers, and tutoring. Continue reading “Alexandria To Start New School Year Virtually”

Have Authentic Italian Food At The Italian Place In Alexandria

The Italian Place is a gourmet Italian market and sub shop owned by a third-generation Italian. The shop features fresh imported pasta, olive oils, meats, and cheese plus authentic canned tomatoes shipped from Italy are also in the market. Fresh cookies from authentic Italian bakeries are sent in from New York. The Italian Place includes a “wine room” featuring wines from Italy available for purchase by the bottle. There are also weekly wine tastings every Friday 5 – 7 p.m. Continue reading “Have Authentic Italian Food At The Italian Place In Alexandria”

Alexandrian Authors Recall History of Brenner’s Bakery In Alexandria

Good food stick around in the brains sometimes for a lifetime once you eat it. The decadent treats like sweet rolls, decadent bread, perfectly sugary cookies, etc, often leave a wallop in the memory bank, taking diners back to a happy time in life, often with people they love as the stars of the show. Marcy Brenner feels about her father Max Brenner’s longtime shop, Brenner’s Bakery, in a similar way.  Brenner’s Bakery kept a residence at the Belle View Shopping Center for the better part of 50 years. Continue reading “Alexandrian Authors Recall History of Brenner’s Bakery In Alexandria”

Send-off Reception for 1858 Prettyman Hose Carriage Held At Friendship Firehouse Museum

The historic 1858 Prettyman Hose Carriage was temporarily taken away from the Friendship Firehouse Museum with a send-off reception held on February 1 for restoration and conservation work. At the reception, Conservator Josiah Wagener discussed how the conservation treatment will affect the appearance of the apparatus and the techniques he will use for treatment. The hose-reel carriage was made in Alexandria in the North Pitt Street shop of coach maker and Friendship member Robert F. Prettyman. Continue reading “Send-off Reception for 1858 Prettyman Hose Carriage Held At Friendship Firehouse Museum”

Visit The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Near Palazzo At Park Center

The George Washington Masonic Memorial was built in the 1920s as a memorial and a museum highlighting the contributions of Freemasons to the United States. This magnificent structure in Alexandria, Virginia, also serves as a research center, a library, community center, performing arts center and concert hall, a banquet hall and meeting site for local and visiting Masonic lodges. Continue reading “Visit The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Near Palazzo At Park Center”

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