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A Preview of Spaces 7, 8, 9, & 10 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 7, 8, 9, & 10 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Third of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

For Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey of SCW Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.scwinteriors.com, being included as one of the designers in the 2012 DC Design House is “the most prestigious invitation for a designer.” But it also means sprinting to the finish line. “Being selected to design for the showhouse is a bit like being crowned homecoming queen then having to run a marathon in your ball gown while collecting items for a scavenger hunt,” Cavin-Winfrey says. It’s also one of the highlights of one’s career, she notes.

George Washington Parade Day Open Houses in Alexandria

George Washington Parade Day Open Houses in Alexandria

From Historic Alexandria:

On Monday, February 20, the day of the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, several Historic Alexandria sites will be hosting special open houses with free admission.

Vendor Cart Applications Being Accepted for 2012

Vendor Cart Applications Being Accepted for 2012

From the City of Alexandria:

Any business that is interested in applying to participate in the food and beverage vendor cart program at Market Square may now apply by February 15, 2012. A pilot program was launched last year, and is being continued in 2012. In addition to submitting an application, vendors must purchase their own carts after design and health department approval by the City.

When? Lunchtime April 1, 2012  - October 31, 2012

What's for sale? Previously vendors have sold a variety of reasonably priced lunch options, featuring savory or sweet crepes, barbecue, specialty hot dogs, sandwiches, and pastries.

Who are the vendors? Anyone may file an application to be considered.

Carts? Vendors must purchase their own carts after design and health department approval by the City.

Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County:

For more than 150 years people have studied, researched and dug the earth for clues that have helped make Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America. On Sunday, February 5, 2012 Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at the Mount Vernon Estate, will talk about the beauty, use and importance of the site’s gardens and landscape.

Public Meeting Set For Kingstowne Park Master Plan

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold a Public Comment Meeting to gather input on the draft master plan revision for Kingstowne Park in Alexandria.  A public information meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Helene Wilson Community Room at the Franconia Government Center located at 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA.

Kingstowne Park is a 75-acre site located on Old Telegraph Road.  The park is jointly owned and operated by the Park Authority and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The existing park contains trails, natural areas and extensive stormwater ponds and wetlands.

Target Gallery Opens 2012 with Fears & Phobias Exhibition

Target Gallery Opens 2012 with Fears & Phobias Exhibition

From the Torpedo Factory: