• April 24, 2014 10:31 PM | Anonymous
    Teacher Appreciation week is the week of May 6. The PTA will be doing things that week to show appreciation for the Mt. Vernon Community School teachers, including sending them notes and redecorating their lounge. The PTA would love to show them how much our whole community appreciates them too. If your business would like to run a special/provide a discount for teachers during that week/weekend, please let Jen know so the PTA can publicize it. Our teachers all have MVCS teacher ID cards, so they can identify themselves to your business as an MVCS teacher. Thanks so much for your continued support! And don't forget the Big Flea this weekend!

    Here is a good opportunity to support the teachers at Mt. Vernon Community School -- just drop an email to Jen Atlins and put in the subject line "Teacher Appreciation"...hope you can help!  
  • April 09, 2014 5:24 PM | Anonymous
    April 23rd, 2014
    5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Join us for an evening of light refreshments, networking and fun with other business professionals. Bring lots of business cards!

    $10 for members before noon on 4/23. $25 at the door
    $25 for Non members

    The Art League, Inc.
    105 N. Union Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314

    Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
    To promote the interest of its members by:
    Formulating and advocating business positions on critical issues

    Representing its membership before elected & appointed officials

    Assisting the development of the competitive position of its members through educational, networking, and marketing programs

    Involving business in the wider Alexandria community by stimulating a general awareness of public affairs among its members & promoting good quality of life 
  • April 09, 2014 5:23 PM | Anonymous
    This awards program is dedicated to honoring the public safety personnel of the Alexandria Fire Department, Police Department and Sheriff’s Office for heroic acts of valor.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014
    11:30am 1:00pm

    Crowne Plaza
    901 North Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314

    Tickets to the luncheon are $65 for chamber members, $85 for nonmembers, $35 for public safety family.
    * family guests - Please put the name of the honoree with whom you would like to sit with in the comments section. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

    Register at 
  • April 09, 2014 5:22 PM | Anonymous
     register at

    This will be a joint networking event with the Arlington Chamber!

    Promote your business before the workday even begins. The breakfast focuses on roundtable power networking and gives attendees the chance to exchange business cards, develop new prospects and share a 60 second commercial with each table. Meet more business contacts than ever before. Bring plenty of business cards – you’ll need them!

    Seats are limited - Sign up today! Please register for this event before noon on Monday, November 5th (the day prior to the event) at a cost of $35.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members. All registrations that occur after that time will be considered "same day" and charged $50.00
  • April 09, 2014 5:21 PM | Anonymous
    Register at

    Join us for an evening of light refreshments, fun and networking with other business professionals. Bring lots of business cards!

    $10 for members before noon on 5/21. $25 at the door
    $25 for Non members

    Virtue Feed & Grain
    106 South Union Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
    To promote the interest of its members by:
    Formulating and advocating business positions on critical issues

    Representing its membership before elected & appointed officials

    Assisting the development of the competitive position of its members through educational, networking, and marketing programs

    Involving business in the wider Alexandria community by stimulating a general awareness of public affairs among its members & promoting good quality of life
  • April 09, 2014 5:20 PM | Anonymous
     visit us at

    Join the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and enjoy a day Old Hickory Club along with teams from the Washington Nationals and other corporate organizations from the Washington DC Metro area. Event is sold out each year so sign up today!

    11:00 am Registration and driving range open
    1:00pm Tournament Begins
    5:30 pm Estimated last foursome finishing
    5:30pm - 6:30pm 19th Hole Cocktail Reception
    6:30 pm -7:30 pm Dinner Banquet and Awards Ceremony

    About Old Hickory Golf Club
    Located in Woodbridge, Virginia, Old Hickory Golf Club is the Premier Upscale Golf Course and Banquet facility in the area. The course at Old Hickory Golf Club was designed to fit its site with great precision. The Par-72, 7077-yard championship layout is the work of architect Tim Freeland, who previously worked for the design firm of golf legend Gary Player.

    The Tournament fee, $800 per foursome or $225 for a single player - prior to June 2, $900 per foursome or $250 for single player after, includes 18-holes of golf, one hour open bar and awards reception buffet, a premium give-away item, prizes for longest and straightest drive, putting and closest to the pin, sleeve of balls, cart, and more!

    Rules of Play/Format: USGA rules govern all play; Captain's Choice Scramble.

    Handicaps will not be used in scoring.

    Procedure for Play: Each player hits a shot, then the best shot is chosen and each player hits from within one club-length of that spot. The player whose drive is selected isn't eligible to hit the next shot. The best shot is chosen again and play continues until the ball is holed. A minimum of three drives from each player must be used throughout the tournament.

    First Aid Kits: The Golf First Aid Kit is a bag of rescue items in the event of a bad shot; one Mulligan (or do-over), one tee (so you can tee up from wherever your ball happens to land). Multiple rescue items may be used in conjunction with each other. However, rescue items may not be used to sink the ball. Items may not be used on hole-in-one holes.
  • February 21, 2014 12:56 PM | Anonymous
    Thank you for your interest in donating to the Ron Kirby Reward Fund established to assist law enforcement in the investigation of the murder of Ron Kirby.

    Donations can be made by sending a check made payable to:
    Ron Kirby Reward Fund

    And mailed to:
    Del Ray Business Foundation
    PO Box 2927
    Alexandria, VA 22301

    Donations will be used to fund the reward until the Alexandria Police Department advises that a reward is no longer necessary. At that time the remaining funds will be donated by the Foundation to: National Organization for Victim Assistance and Holt International (Children’s Services). The making of a donation constitutes approval for disposition of funds.

    Thank you for your support! Please include the following information with your contribution:

    State Zip Code
    Email address (if any)
  • January 15, 2014 9:35 AM | Anonymous
    Bellies & Babies Consignment Boutique
    WINTER CLEARANCE SALE IS HERE! No better time for great deals. Discounts are on top of lowest marked-down price!
    WEDNESDAY 30% OFF kids Clothes & Shoes
    Thursday 40% OFF Kids clothes & Shoes
    FRIDAY 50% OFF Kids Clothes & Shoes
    Tuesday - Friday: Toys 20% off, Winter hats $2, Spend $50 and get $5 off. Dollar table where everything is $1, $2 or $3. Discount taken at register on top of the marked-down price!!
    Share this post with your mommy friends! You don't want to miss this one. Like Us on Facebook. 1913 Mt. Vernon Ave
  • October 20, 2013 9:41 PM | Anonymous
    We will be printing the 2014 DRBA Member Map very soon. Our printed map and directory of local businesses and organizations has always been a very popular and useful resource for existing and new residents and visitors to our area. We're making it even more useful with an interactive PDF version will be housed on as well as adding full-color advertising options for members on the print version.

    The next edition to be used through all of 2014. Member info will be pulled directly from the database as of Nov. 21st. 

    Final Deadline!

    Make sure your membership is current and that your contact info is correct by Nov. 21st! 

    Only members who are current on their dues will be listed! Don't be left out. (Also, due to the close deadline, if your membership has lapsed, we HIGHLY suggest that you pay by credit card. Payments by check might not arrive in time and we cannot guarantee processing in time for the map.)

    Check your status and information on this website under "Directory." 

    What and how you will be listed:
    If your business or organization is located within the boundaries of the map, it will be numerically listed on the front as well. (Some home-based businesses may choose to not have their locations listed in either the directory or map portion, but rather simply contact information.

    All standard directory listings will be limited to 4 lines of content (usually, Business name (bold), address (note no city/state/zip), email or phone, and web site. All email and web links will be "hot" on the downloadable version of the map which will be on the web site. This way, users can contact you directly (if the email is provided) or immediately navigate to your site. You can update your listing by logging into via the email address of the primary contact at

    Please email if you have any questions.

    Thank you!
  • October 18, 2013 6:25 PM | Anonymous

    Plans are underway for one of Del Ray’s favorite traditions, the Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade to be held on Sunday, October 27th at 2 pm.  In past years, more than 5,000 have participated in this annual event which included over 2,000 children, special dignitaries and elected officials; over 50 pets in Halloween costumes; and 25 decorated strollers.

    The parade begins at 2 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Avenue, south of E. Bellefonte and continues down to the Mount Vernon Recreational Center play fields at Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. Children, pets, and strollers in costumes are invited to march and show off their finest and scariest Halloween garb.

    This year's parade will feature awards for Best Pet Costume, Best Decorated Business, Best Decorated Home, and Best Decorated Stroller. Judges include elected officials & City Dignitaries.  Deadline to nominate your home or a neighbor’s home for Best Decorated Home is October 20th at 5 pm and deadline to nominate Best Decorated Business is October 20th - e-mail the addresses to and state if it should be judged during the day or night.  Awards will be given out at a brief ceremony following the parade, along with refreshments (hot dogs donated by 7-Eleven, cider, and cookies) and goodie bags for the children (including as long as they last, healthy bags that will not have any candy). Entertainment will be provided by the popular band Mars Rodeo and again this year thanks to the Alexandria Jaycees there will be games and activities for the children. They will take place at the Mt. Vernon fields immediately following the parade. And congratulations to our Grand Marshal, Raven Baker from Cora Kelly.  The Parade and all activities are free!

    ***This year, please note that there is a major change for Stroller Entries for both registration location and judging.  Based on feedback from parents, judging for the Stroller Competition will be done prior to the parade.  Stroller entries must register by 1:30 pm at the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and E. Howell - look for long string of orange balloons & signs.  Once registered, strollers will line up on Howell to be judged prior to participating in the parade.  Please allow extra time to get to the judging area by 1:30 pm especially if your entry is difficult to maneuver or if you are a large group. There is no fee to register and there are lots of wonderful prizes donated from our local businesses.  Categories are:  “Creative”, “Humorous”, “Best Group or Family”, “Less is More” and “Overall”.

    Registration for Pets begins at 1:30 pm on Mt. Vernon south of E. Howell Ave.  look for signage to register your pet. Categories include: “Creative”, “Team”, “How Could You Do This to Me” & “Best of Show”.

    There is no registration required for children and families that march in the parade - they should gather at Mt. Vernon Avenue, south of E. Bellefonte.

    For the eighth year, we will collect & distribute Halloween costumes for children who would otherwise go without. We will be collecting donated costumes at Caboose, 2419 Mt. Vernon Ave, A Show of Hands, 2204 Mt. Vernon Ave, Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave, BB&T, 1901 Mt. Vernon Ave and distributing them on Saturday, October 26th, from 2-4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.  We especially need larger size costumes.

    After the parade from 5 pm to 8 pm, for the 7th year, families can enjoy a Spooky Bean Halloween Haunted Graveyard (free!) constructed by Bean Creative and will be located next to their lot at Mt. Vernon and E. Del Ray Avenue.  It is definitely a must do Del Ray tradition.  Special thanks to our neighbor, Bean Creative.

    The parade is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) and we are always looking for additional sponsors and financial contributions, goodie bag contributions, and volunteers. Special thanks to Jen Walker, our primary sponsor & sponsor of the Best Decorated House & to Bobi Bomar sponsor of the Best Decorated Stroller & Paul Hair from Your Dog’s Best Friend for his sponsorships of the Best Pet Costume.   Finally, if you would like to help stuff 2,000 goodie bags, come on Saturday, October 26th at 2 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center. We also need lots of volunteers on the day of the parade. If you are able to volunteer on either day, please e-mail .

    We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday at 2:00 pm either in the parade or along the route cheering us on!! For more information or to volunteer, contact:  Gayle Reuter at or as the dates gets closer, check out our website at

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