• January 05, 2015 7:44 PM | Deleted user

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    Pictured is Keshaun Clark (United Bank) and Jeff Wallingford (Taqueria Poblano) with their Holiday Tree Bow Wow Boughs, the winner of the DRBA Best Decorated Tree Contest.

    Keshaun's staff at United Bank worked to obtain photos of neighborhood dogs and created handmade ornaments of them. In additional to the photo ornaments, Taqueria Poblano painted Christmas bulbs with fire hydrants and doghouses.

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    There were a total of 12 trees decorated by Del Ray businesses and local nonprofits. The Bow Wow Boughs tree garnered 56% of the votes, proving that Del Ray is definitely a dog-friendly zone. The winners are donating the $500 prize to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

    The tree decorating contest is an annual event sponsored by DRBA.

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  • January 03, 2015 6:32 PM | Deleted user

    New DRBA banners have been installed on the Avenue.
    Many thanks to Dennis Belmont for designing the banners and to  Sediment Press for the illustrations.

  • January 03, 2015 5:41 PM | Deleted user

    Tim Carmen from The Washington Post recently reviewed Del Ray's Rosemarino d’Italia for the Going Out Guide. The article highlights the daily preparation of fresh pasta, "It’s a rare and often lovely experience, dining on these fresh noodles and such."

    Rosemarino d’Italia in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia

  • January 03, 2015 12:28 AM | Deleted user

    Click here to view and download photos from
    DRBA's 2014 Holiday on The Avenue.

  • December 18, 2014 11:45 AM | Deleted user

    Enjoy holiday carols during your Saturday shopping on Mt. Vernon Avenue from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. The Choir will stroll the Avenue performing holiday favorites.

    The TC Williams High School Choir has had a busy holiday season this year performing throughout the community. Members also will participate in "Christmas in Washington," a musical program to be televised on Friday, Dec. 21.  They are also performing during First Night Alexandria on New Year's Eve.

    Under the direction of Theodore Thorpe III, the choir has made its mark in the region over the last two years. In national choir competitions last year, the choir earned Grand Champion honors as the highest scoring ensemble at the OrlandoFest in Orlando, Fla., and won first place in the critically acclaimed iSing competition. Choir members also have been selected to perform in the "Christmas in Washington" national television holiday show for the President and First Family, in the "Kennedy Center Honors" program and with cast members of the television show "Glee." Choir members are frequently asked to sing the
    National Anthem at Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) sporting events and community events such as the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria annual gala.

  • 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!

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