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Volunteer Alexandria Announces Annual Award Winners

Local volunteers to be recognized at upcoming annual awards ceremony. Today, Volunteer Alexandria announced the winners of their 2017 Volunteer Awards. These awards will be presented by Julie Carey of NBC4 at the 23rd Annual Volunteers Are The Heart of Alexandria ceremony, which takes place on October 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the […]

Alexandria City Council To Dedicate “Pat Miller Neighborhood Square” During Art on the Avenue

Farmer’s Market Lot Named for Neighborhood Community Organizer ALEXANDRIA, VA — In recognition of her tireless work to improve the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, the Alexandria City Council will officially dedicate the Del Ray Farmers’ Market site “The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square” on Sat., Oct 7 at 2 pm.  The dedication will take place during […]

DASH Bus Starts FREE rides for Paratransit Riders

DOT/MetroAccess Ride Free Program Starts October 1 The DOT/MetroAccess Ride Free Program is a partnership between DASH and the City of Alexandria to provide DOT (paratransit riders) and MetroAccess cardholders with FREE rides on all DASH buses! The program will provide additional mobility and transportation options for eligible residents to travel within the City of […]

Mount Vernon’s Blue Room Reopens October 7

Seven-month restoration finally finished The Blue Room in the Mount Vernon Mansion will reopen October 7, marking the completion of a major seven-month restoration. Guided by new research and investigation, this bedchamber’s dramatic transformation includes reproduction French wallpaper, cream-painted woodwork, and a bedstead draped in a striking blue-printed cotton.

Alexandria Refinances General Obligation Bonds Saving $10.6 million

On September 7, the City of Alexandria completed refinancing of $113 million of outstanding City general obligation bonds to lower interest rates.  The new bonds were rated AAA/Aaa by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service and were sold at a very low overall 1.935 percent true interest cost — one of the lowest rates […]

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