• December 17, 2014 10:39 PM | Deleted user

    Del Ray's own Gayle Reuter and Jen Walker are nominees for the 2015 Living Legends of Alexandria. recently announced all nominees.

    Gayle Reuter
    Photo by Living Legends of Alexandria
    Jen Walker
    Photo by Living Legends of AlexandriaP

    The Legends of 2015 will be selected in January. The Legends and nominees will be introduced at the Meet the Legend Reception on March 19 at the Patent & Trademark Madison Building. Click here for information about the reception or call 703.683.4035.

    Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing 501(c)(3) photo-documentary project to identify, honor and chronicle the people making current history in Alexandria. The project was conceived in 2006 to create an enduring artistic record of the people whose vision and dedication make a positive, tangible difference to the quality of life in Alexandria. Visit for information about the project.

  • December 03, 2014 7:24 PM | Deleted user

    In an article today in Harrisburg, PA, The Patriot-News online site, PennLive, author Ann Witmer describes five day trips from Pennsylvania to celebrate the holidays.

    The Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association (ACVA) hosted Ann Witmer for her article, who included Alexandria among Philly, Bethlehem, NYC, and Brandywine Valley, highlighting:

  • November 21, 2014 9:46 AM | Deleted user

    Top It Off opened for business on Thursday, November 20, at 1906 Mt. Vernon Avenue, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.


  • November 13, 2014 7:36 PM | Deleted user

    Join the DRBA for its monthly membership meeting on Monday, November 17th.


    Networking: 11:30am -12pm
    Luncheon: 12pm - 1pm

    $15 for members
    $20 for non-members

    Location:  FireFlies

                  1501 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    *Members are reminded to bring twenty (20) coupons for the Giveaway Bags.
  • November 04, 2014 5:06 PM | Deleted user

    One of the national commercials for Medicare Open Enrollment (from now until December 7) was filmed in Del Ray on September 24, and used shots along Mount Vernon Avenue, including in front of Neighborhood Pharmacy, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, Del Ray Pizzeria. The commercial is currently being aired on broadcast television. We were thrilled to see our Main Street showcased on TV!

  • November 04, 2014 8:10 AM | Deleted user

    Del Ray is highlighted in this feature on offMetro New York. Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association recently hosted writer Allison Tibaldi for this article, which reaches a cosmopolitan NYC audience that values a car-free lifestyle and authentic local experiences.

    Read full article,
    The Best Things To Do in Alexandria, VA,
    at offMetro NY.

  • November 02, 2014 5:45 PM | Deleted user

    Join DIY Del Ray on Thursday, November 6, at 6 p.m. for their first annual Del Ray Lantern Walk. Folks will start to gather at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market at 5:45 and take a stroll through the streets of Del Ray with colorful, glowing handmade lanterns. The free tour will last about 30 minutes and end with warm cider, live music, and a sing-a-long.


    The lanterns are really easy to make at home, but you can also join us at UpCycle Creative Reuse Center (CRC) for a workshop before the event.

    • November 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    There’s no need to register for these workshops. The fee to UpCycle is $5 per person, $15 max per family. All supplies are provided, including candles. (You are welcome to use battery-operated tea lights if you feel more comfortable.)

  • November 01, 2014 9:56 AM | Deleted user

    Registration for the 2014 Turkey Trot is now open, click here for more info and to register.

    Last year's Turkey Trot was a tremendous success with over 5500 registrations--the most runners ever. And despite the cold and sometimes windy morning the race day turnout was impressive.

    Don't forget we need lots of volunteers for a successful event.

    We need 100 volunteers to help with setup, runner registration, t-shirt sales, crowd control, water stop, finish line management, and cleanup. Get full volunteer information here, or just sign up here.

  • October 31, 2014 3:27 PM | Deleted user
    Alexandria Selected as “Shop Small” City

    Designer Totes to Reward Shop Local Loyalty


    Photo Caption: New “Shop Small” banners are being installed in Old Town on King Street on October 31 and in Del Ray along Mt. Vernon Avenue on November 2

    Alexandria, VA – Alexandria is one of three U.S. cities, alongside San Francisco and New York, selected for a “Shop Small” street banner program that promotes independent businesses. Banners encouraging residents and visitors to “Shop Small” and “Find Something Extraordinary” are being installed on street lamps today and this weekend along Alexandria’s two largest retail corridors, King Street in Old Town and Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. The banners will be in place through the holiday shopping season.

    The promotion is part of a national nonprofit campaign underwritten by American Express to support thriving downtowns and main streets by encouraging shoppers to support their hometown independent retailers and restaurants. Alexandria was selected by the program managers in San Francisco due to the city’s reputation for thriving independent retailers and a community that embodies the shop small movement. 80% of retailers along Alexandria’s King Street and Mount Vernon Avenue are independently or regionally owned.

    Holiday shoppers will be rewarded for their “shop local” loyalty. Starting on Small Business Saturday, November 29, shoppers may get a free Rebecca Minkoff designer “Shop Small” canvas tote bag when they bring two receipts from local Alexandria shops to the Alexandria Visitors Center, 221 King Street–one bag per customer while supplies last.

    In Alexandria, the “Shop Small” promotion is a public-private initiative between the City of Alexandria and its economic development partners, Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Chamber of Commerce, Del Ray Business Association, Old Town Boutique District, and the Small Business Development Center.

    The Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association (ACVA) is a private nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to generate tourism and meetings that increase revenues and promote the City of Alexandria, Virginia and its assets. Tourism contributes both to the economic health of the city and quality of life for its residents.

    CONTACT:  Claire Mouledoux, 703-652-5367

  • October 27, 2014 10:07 PM | Deleted user

    Decorated Stroller Winners
    Overall  – Lego Movie, Everything Is Awesome
    Less Is More – Cabbage Patch Kid
    Creative – Alexandria Firefighter’s Family
    Best Group – Running of the Bulls
    Most Humorous – Old McDonald's Farm

    Best Pet Costume Winners
    Vola Lawson Best In Show – Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets
    Team Award – Law Dogs & Perps
    Most Creative – Minecraft
    How Could You Do This to Me – 1st Dog Astronaut
    Honorable Mention – Aussie Super Dogs

    Best Decorated Businesses
    Del Ray Variety – 1st Place
    The Store – Your Dog’s Best Friend – Runner Up
    UPS Store – Best Use of a Small Pace
    Greenstreet Gardens – Best Seasonal Display
    Best Decorated Houses - 2014
    First Place – 210 E Monroe Ave (enters Hall of Fame after this year)
    Second Place – 109 Stewart Ave
    Third Place – 1904 La Grande Ave
    Fourth Place – 2603 Randolph Ave

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