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The Art League Installs Unique New Solo Show

The Art League Installs Unique New Solo Show


The Art League, which is located inside Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory, installed their newest solo show this afternoon: “Printed in Pieces: Views of South County.” This unique photography exhibit features work by Frances Borchardt that captures the people and places along Maryland’s Western Shore.

Watch the video to hear from Rose O’Donnell, the Gallery Director, and Megan Fox, the Assistant Gallery Director, and to learn more about the show and Borchadt’s unique display in printers’ type cases.

Exhibit Dates: July 8 – August 1, 2011

Opening Reception & Meet the Artist featuring a bluegrass performance by The Higher Ground String Band: Thursday, July 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm

Sundays, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

Alexandria Food Carts are Open on Market Square!

Alexandria Food Carts are Open on Market Square!

The bright yellow umbrellas and food carts are out on Market Square in Old Town Alexandria. These food carts are the City of Alexandria's pilot program that is limited to existing restaurants in Old Town and so far, the project has been a great success.

"It brings activity to the City square in the summer," said Barbara Ross, the Deputy Director for the Department of Planning and Zoning for the City of Alexandria.

Ross explained how the city wanted to start small, but this is a first step in a much larger project. 

"It's pretty, it's exciting, and it's delicious!" exclaimed Ross, who works in City Hall and got herself a crepe for lunch today. Check out the video to find out what other delicious eats you can get from the carts.

Vendor carts will be on Market Square from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and Sundays, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. 

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Huntley Meadows Boardwalk Closing For Replacement

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Each year, approximately 200,000 visitors come to Huntley Meadows Park, a rich, natural island in the suburban sea of Northern Virginia in Alexandria.  Its 1,500 acres harbor majestic forests, wildflower-speckled meadows and vast wetlands bursting with life. Some of the best wildlife watching in the Washington metropolitan area is enjoyed here. In fact, Huntley Meadows is well known as a prime birding spot, with over 200 species identified in the park

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011, Frank Ruggles, formerly  an official photographer with the National Park Service, will be speaking at the Thomas Balch Library.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 West Market Street in downtown Leesburg.

Frank Ruggles served as an official photographer of the National Park Service from 2007 to 2010.  During his tenure, he visited and photographed over 150 National Parks, Monuments and Forests across the nation.  Frank described his work as a National Park Service photographer as his “dream job,” a position once held by his photographic hero, Ansel Adams.

Public Invited to Attend Community Pre-Construction Meeting for Potomac Yard Park

From Alexandria eNews:

Potomac Yard Development invites the public to attend a Community Pre-Construction Meeting to discuss the upcoming park construction for Potomac Yard Park located at 2401 Potomac Avenue. The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m., will be held at the Potomac Yard Sales Office located at 2400 Main Line Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22301.

Potomac Yard Development and Land, Planning and Design Associates will present information and answer questions concerning the upcoming construction of the approved park.