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Alexandria among first to pledge support for military caregivers as Hidden Heroes City

Alexandria was recognized September 29 as Tom Hanks and Tom Brokaw joined Senator Elizabeth Dole in Washington, DC to launch Hidden Heroes, a groundbreaking campaign created by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to call vital attention to America’s 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers. As campaign chair, Hanks presided over the launch that included a series […]

Landscape Design Your Outdoor Space, FREE

Online Platform Helps Citizen Scientists Transform Outdoor Space into Wildlife-Friendly Habitat Did you know that your front yard, office patio, or city park could provide important habitat for dozens of plants and animals? Today, The Nature Conservancy and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology launched Habitat Network, a free online citizen science platform that invites people […]

Turkey Day Trivia

Here are some interesting facts about Thanksgiving that you may not know: As far back as 1000 A.D., Native American Indians raised turkeys for food. Aztec Indians in Mexico were raising them as early as 200 B.C. Turkeys originally existed in the Eastern United States and Mexico. The turkey industry grosses over $1 billion a […]

Top 13 Life Lessons You Should Have Learned from Watching Horror Movies

By Holly Burnett The horror film genre, not unlike children’s fairy tales, is historically predicated on the belief that every life experience is a cautionary tale, and bad things can be avoided if you do not “stray down the garden path.” So see if you recall the movies, and, in some cases, their sequels, that […]

Mike Oliver: Alexandria’s Secret Santa

By Sherry Wilson Brown One does not often get to sit down in a chair next to Santa Claus; the usual seat is in his lap. But Mike Oliver, who is Santa’s number one helper in Alexandria, took time during a respite after the busy Christmas rush to be interviewed about the numerous activities that […]

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