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Thursday, February 8, 2018

February 9 – Weekend Events
Here’s a look at what’s happening in our area this weekend: Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday so it’s a great time to check out Virginia’s LOVEworks (https://www.virginia.org/love) . These unique giant LOVE art installations make a great photo-op. The ones closest to us are in Occoquan, Manassas, and Leesburg. ...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 2 – Weekend Events
Here’s a look at what’s happening in our area this weekend: February is Black History Month and a number of venues are offering special events throughout the month. The Freedom House Museum in Old Town Alexandria is offering self-guided tours every Saturday during the month of February from 1pm to 5pm at the cost of $5 per per...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Garbage Disposal 101
If you are fortunate enough to have the modern convenience of a garbage disposal, then you need to know how to take care of it. (Repair visits range from $60 to $300!) While most food scraps are safe to dump down the drain — citrus peels (great to deodorize a smelly drain), meat scraps, most peels, and skins — there are eight items th...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

How to Repair Common Toilet Troubles
Plumbing problems can be frustrating, and while attempting a repair on your own might be intimidating, many common issues can be easily repaired in a short amount of time. Below is a list of common toilet troubles and what you can do to fix them. Lazy Flush: You're spending a lot more time in the bathroom than you'd like because your toil...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 12 – Weekend Events
For all the foodies out there, Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week is January 26 – February 4. Over 60 restaurants will offer a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two. Many will also offer lunch specials at $10, $15, or $20 per person. This is a great opportunity to explore the unique character of Alexandria’s v...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January 5th Weekend Events
Once the holiday season is over, I’m ready for spring to hurry up and get here. However, since there’s no rushing through the cold months of January and February a great way to make winter fun is to visit one of the many ski resorts that are a just a short drive from Northern Virginia. Many are close enough that you can easily...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December 15 – Weekend Events
Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend. Santa will be in Old Town Alexandria this weekend. He will be available for free photos Saturday from 9 am to noon at City Hall Market Square. He will also be at Alexandria Fire Department Station 201 on Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. Photos at the Fire Station are $10 with proceeds ...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 8 – Weekend Events
Here’s a look at what’s happening in our area this weekend. It will be a Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station this Saturday and Sunday. This event will feature Holiday Express Train Rides, Caroler’s Carousel, Gingerbread Man’s Golf, and even a visit from Santa. Entry to the park is free for Fair...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December 1 - Weekend Events
Happy December! Here’s a look at what’s happening in our area this weekend. There are lots of holiday markets opening if you're in the mood to shop! The Fairfax City Holiday Market opens on December 1, and will be open Friday-Sunday the first three weekends in December. Old Town Square will be turned into a market filled with ...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Parades, and other Holiday Events
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already next week and the holiday season will be in full swing! Here is a list of holiday events that are coming up throughout the area. City of Alexandria Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – Old Town Alexandria, November 24, 6-9pm. Join the mayor and other city officials to welcome the ho...

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