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Operation H.O.P.E Presents One Love Festival

Operation H.O.P.E, Inc. is a non-profit social service organization dedicated entirely to providing the underserved citizens of Alexandria alternative public services. The organization works to give these individuals free access to mentoring, life skills classes, educational tutoring, career development and physical awareness education.

This Saturday, August 21, Operation H.O.P.E is hosting the 10th Annual “One Love Festival” and “One Love Comedy Show and Fundraiser” at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA. The festival will be from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the school field and include games, food, rides and entertainment. Then the comedy show and fundraiser will take place in the auditorium at 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the fundraiser or the non-profit organization, you can visit: http://operationhope703.org/index.html

 

 

 

 

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DC Restaurant Week Hits VA Neighborhoods

Luckily DC Restaurant Week is not limited to the District. DC Summer Restaurant Week starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 22. Over 200 restaurants are participating, and many of them are in Virginia neighborhoods. Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com and get your taste buds ready for a gourmet, multi-course meal!

This 16th biannual DC Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cadillac and American Express. For all participating restaurants the pricing is set as follows:

Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Here are the participating Virginia restaurants:

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-270-1500

A la Lucia
315 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-5123

The Yard Dogs Road Show is Coming to Town

The The Yard Dogs Road Show (YDRS) is a world-traveling show that is coming to our very own Alexandria. The 13 member band that describes themselves as a “hobo cabaret” will be performing at the Birchmere at 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and tickets are $25 a person.

YDRS, which began in California in 1998, travels around the world performing a spectacular blend of dance and magic, such as a blend of burlesque with sword swallowing. This show is like nothing you have seen before.

For more information about the band you can visit http://www.yarddogsroadshow.com or to purchase your tickets you can go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/150044D0B5795058?artistid=1016001&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1.

 

Yummy Sundae Mondays

Monday has never been so sweet. ACKC Cocoa Bar is now offering half price ice cream brownie sundaes every Monday until November 8. This is an all day special!

ACKC Cocoa Bar is located at 2003A Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, VA.

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Power Restored For Thousands Of Northern Virginia Residents

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. (WUSA) -- "I heard five big booms. It sounded like an explosion," said John Mason who lives near Fairfax County's new Crosspointe fire station where a dangerous mistake could have been deadly.

"We don't like that this happened, especially to us, but thankfully, nobody was seriously injured," said Dan Schmidt, a spokesperson for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. 

Ironically, the accident happened during a routine safety check at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Schmidt says a firefighter on the ladder truck was raising and moving the ladder when it hit the 230,000 volt transmission line above. 

Hotel Monaco Offering "Your Summer Playground"

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, VA is offering a special summer package now until September 10. For only $10 more you received deluxe accommodations, $25 credit per night to spend in the hotel restaurants, morning iced coffee, a few in-room movie with popcorn, afternoon Arnold Palmers and sangria at the evening wine hour. The Summer Playground package is a perfect way to relax, wine, and dine in Old Town before the summer is over.

Va. Police Seek Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) - Detectives with the Alexandria Police Department are asking for the publics help in identifying a suspect wanted in a robbery that occurred in the 3400 block of Mount Vernon Avenue.

Police said on July 22, a man approached a store clerk and asked to buy some cigarettes. However, when the clerk opened the cash register to give the man his change, the man climbed over the counter, took money from the register and then fled.

The suspect in the robbery is described as a black male, 35 to 45 years old, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a shaved head. Officers said he was wearing khaki cargo shorts, a dark green shirt with white writing on the front and black sneakers.

A video of the incident can be viewed by visiting the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0tHHHrRZPo