On Wednesday, the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees approved the elimination of overdue fines for most library materials starting Jan. 1, 2022. Library staff is already working to forgive fines already incurred and stop new fines for most items in 2022. Overdue fines will continue to be charged for special collections items such as interlibrary loan materials, Chromebooks, and mobile hotspots.Continue reading "Fairfax Libraries Eliminate Fines For Most Items"
Three residents from Alexandria will be among more than 6,000 riders participating in the 211-mile Pan-Mass Challenge on Aug. 7 and 8. The Pan-Mass Challenge is a bike-a-thon raising money for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The fundraising goal of the 2021 event is $52 million. Continue reading "3 Residents Of Alexandria Join 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge"
It’s been a year of cooking at home. Maybe this is one Memorial Day weekend you’re looking for someone else to do the heavy lifting while you simply sit and enjoy the results. If so, you’re not alone – and Chadwicks is up to the task. Continue reading "Head To Chadwicks To Supply Your Memorial Day Cookout"
Spring2Action, Alexandria’s annual online day of giving, officially begins April 28 and will run for 24 hours to raise funds for nonprofits across the city. Hosted by ACT for Alexandria and co-sponsored by the City of Alexandria, Spring2Action was launched 11 years ago to connect donors with more than 130 local nonprofits and charitable causes to help meet the critical needs of those who are most vulnerable. Continue reading "Spring2Action Online Giving Day Set For April 28"
A new art installation coming to Alexandria's Waterfront Park offers a glimpse at what the floor of the Potomac River looks like. The "Groundswell" temporary art installation by Mark Reigelman is the third in the "Site See: New Views in Old Town" public art series at Waterfront Park. The art will open later in March and be on display through November 2021. Continue reading "Waterfront Park Prepares To Get Next Art Installation"
A four-story office building known as Waterfront I in Old Town North is slated to become the home of condos. Commercial real estate firm Finmarc Management, Inc., announced it has sold the vacant property at 801 North Fairfax Street for $13.12 million. The new owner, Abramson Properties, revealed plans to turn the property into a 54-unit condominium. Construction activities are expected to start this year. Continue reading "Condos To Be Built At Old Town North Office Building"
The Alexandria Film Festival will take place virtually this year from Nov. 12 to 15. This year, cinephiles will be able to watch 45 short and feature-length films that span genres and subject matter, from family dramas to documentaries chronicling social justice movements. Continue reading "Schedule Announced By Alexandria Film Festival"