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  • October 17, 2014 7:00 PM | Deleted user

    Topics:

    • T.C. Williams' Career and Transition Services
    • Strengthening the Bond between Businesses and Residents
    Networking: 11:30am -12pm
    Luncheon: 12pm - 1pm

    $15 for members
    $20 for non-members

    Location:  Kaizen Tavern

                  1901 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    *Members are reminded to bring twenty (20) coupons for the Giveaway Bags.

    T.C. Williams' Career and Transition Services
    Angela Brown and Jim Cooney, Employment Support Specialists from T.C. Williams High School, will speak on the Alexandria City Public School's Career and Transition Services, a school-to-work program. They are seeking new work sites to provide unpaid internships and work experiences, as well as paid employment opportunities, for students aged 15–21. The program is comprised of special education students who are ready to work! Angela and Jim will also share how employers can support students by donating to the Career and Transition Scholarship fund.

    Strengthening the Bond between Businesses and Residents
    Ben Flood, local resident, will present ideas to strengthen the bond between Del Ray's businesses and its residents. He is currently developing a website for locals to visit and learn about all the great things going on just down the street from their home. Local businesses and civic groups will benefit from the ability to directly target their core clients with various marketing campaigns and event updates, which will garner more traffic to their respective shops and websites. “This new website hopes to provide the latest information on all things Del Ray for residents, businesses and non-residents alike."

  • October 01, 2014 8:52 AM | Deleted user

    Max the Cat is Having a Party at Greenstreet Gardens of Del Ray
    Fundraiser to Benefit King Street Cats

    Max, who since 2005, has resided at Greenstreet Gardens of Del Ray (formerly Eclectic Nature) is a former resident of King Street Cats. Max has not only become the store's ambassador during his nine years there, but is everyone's favorite cat to visit on Mt. Vernon Ave. He's a celebrity among the Del Ray community.

    Greenstreet Gardens of Del Ray will be hosting a birthday party fundraiser to benefit King Street Cats on October 11, 2014. King Street Cats is based in Alexandria and is an all volunteer, nonprofit cat orphanage. Greenstreet Gardens will donate a percentage of the daily sales to the organization, which was recently voted as one of Alexandria's favorite nonprofits by City residents.

    Greenstreet Gardens has a complete stock of autumn goodies: mums, pansies, violas, kale, gourds and Indian Corn, not to mention The Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins galore. They also have a wide selection of indoor / outdoor Halloween décor.

    So come on down on Saturday, October 11, to Greenstreet Gardens of Del Ray located at 1503 Mt. Vernon Ave and help Max give back to King Street Cats so they may continue their outstanding work of providing a safe haven for our feline friends in need.

  • September 26, 2014 6:33 PM | Deleted user

    Today's Weekend Section featured a cover story entitled "Del Ray Dreaming." The article highlights a few places to eat and a few places to shop and has some great photos of our neighborhood.

  • September 22, 2014 9:11 AM | Deleted user

    Producers from the Travel Channel’s “BBQ Crawl” will be visiting Pork Barrel BBQ this week to sample the menu. BBQ Crawl is a mouth-watering road trip that follows former world champion of pork Danielle Dimovski, aka “Diva Q,” as she eats and competes her way through the American South.” Travel Channel will be filming on Thursday, September 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 2312 Mt. Vernon Ave. The show airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. No word yet on when Pork Barrel BBQ will be featured.

    See full article at Del Ray Patch.

  • September 19, 2014 1:03 PM | Deleted user

    Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association has announced that a major videotaping production will take place in Del Ray on Wednesday, September 24, from 8 am to 4 pm. The production is for Medicare Open Enrollment, with shots along Mount Vernon Avenue, including in front of Neighborhood Pharmacy, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, Del Ray Pizzeria and other locations, with the filming being primarily of senior citizens walking.

  • September 16, 2014 8:53 PM | Deleted user

    DRBA members are invited to participate in the planning for the 18th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade.

    Date: Thursday, September 25th
    Time: 8:00am
    Location: Mancini’s Café, 1508 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Volunteers are especially needed to help coordinating the collection of costumes.

    Also needed is a Volunteer Coordinator for the event.

    Questions and/or to get sponsorship information, contact gayle.reuter@mail.house.gov.

  • September 15, 2014 9:11 AM | Deleted user

    Join the DRBA on September 15 at their monthly meeting to meet the newly joined DRBA members who will be introducing themselves and speaking on what they do. 

    Networking: 11:30am-12pm

    Luncheon: 12pm- 1pm
    Catered by: Market2Market

    Location: Mt. Vernon Recreation Center
                 2701 Commonwealth Avenue. 

    $15 for members
    $20 for non-members

  • August 29, 2014 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    Beginning in Spring of 2014, Studio Body Logic (SBL) began giving private Pilates instruction to military veterans who were compromised in some capacity by their military service. Over the course of five months, SBL instructors saw four individuals with the US Army on a one to one basis, with the goal of alleviating in some way the physical problems they incurred as a result of their service. 

    Along with funds from the Alexandria Rotary Club, SBL raised additional funds to provide 10 private lessons to each of the four military members.

    Studio Body Logic will continue to support and work to heal our local wounded military by raising funds for the NextStep program so that our veterans can receive Pilates training at no cost. 

    "Through this program I realized that a continued Pilates program would help me to continue in my healing and return to becoming more whole". -- NextStep Participant

  • August 24, 2014 5:00 PM | Deleted user

    Del Ray wraps up the summer season with the final First Thursday street festival of 2014 on Thursday, September 4th (6 to 9 pm).

    "Del Ray's Got Talent...and Fashion!"

    Del Ray wraps up the summer season with the final First Thursday street festival of 2014 on Thursday, September 4th.

    "Del Ray's Got Talent...and Fashion!"

    The Del Ray Business Association is encouraging everyone to participate in this season's final First Thursday featuring fashion, music and talent. And we want YOU to be part of the show!

    Dress for success, dress in couture, dress in drag, dress in costume...anything goes! AND...bring and/or dress your dog! Paul Haire, from Your Dog's Best Friend, has generously offered to donate $20 for each dog that "walks" the catwalk toward the new Dog Park! To participate, guest dog models must be on-site at the Farmer's Market by 6 pm.

    Oh, and don't miss Mayor William Euille accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 7pm in front of Paul's new storefront at 2301 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Perhaps the Mayor might own our runway again this year!


    Our charity for the evening is ALIVE! and we are gratefully accepting new and gently used coats on their behalf. Thank you in advance for scouring those closets tonight and filling our bins for this very worthy organization.

    Del Ray Variety and Duncan Library are teaming up for the night proclaiming, "It’s Fashionable to Read” (we think so too!). They will be handing out worksheets for the kids to complete, and then hand-in, for a free book from Del Ray Variety.

    The night kicks-off promptly at 6pm with
    Your Dog's Best Friend, The Purple Goose, Salon Bisoux, lululemon athletica for Mind the Mat, Gossip on 23rd, for Dragon Pilates, and Amalgamated all graciously participating.

    Our own
    Kate Moran Band headlines the talent portion of the show. Martha Krabill from American Idol Season 3 and The Reflex ultimate 80's band will join to lend her talent to the evening. Lots of surprises in store...don't miss out, find those dancin' shoes, grab the kids and the canine, and come ready to kick up your heels and have some fun!

    Our sincere thanks to Melissa McGlone from Vital and Megan Brown from Mind the Mat for making the final First Thursday outstanding!

    And be sure and check out additional activities that will be taking place up and down the Avenue.

    For more information, contact Pat Miller at pmiller1806@comcast.net.

    Committee: Megan Brown, Melissa Mcglone, Gina White, Kate Moran

    'Lights, Camera, Fashion' Marks Final First Thursday of 2013

  • August 20, 2014 9:01 PM | Deleted user

    Mellenie Runion (past president of the DRBA) announced that Whole Foods in Old Town Alexandria will be carrying six of her handmade soaps (Lavender, Red Honeysuckle, Coconut, Lemon Thyme, Vanilla Bean, and Fresh Meadow).

    Truly-Life is the ultimate urban garden with loofahs, herbs, and flowers grown and used in their eco-friendly skin care products.

    Just five miles south of the White House the tiny company Truly-Life is the ultimate urban garden. Owner Mellenie and partner Andy grow loofahs, herbs, and flowers which are used in their eco-friendly skin care products. "Farming is hard work -- even in the city."

    Mellenie started making soap in her kitchen as a way to live more GREEN. Today, her father Ray Runion works in the Shenandoah Valley building the heirloom boxes, while Mellenie and Andy create the ever-growing line of skin care products in Alexandria, Virginia.


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