Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Tomorrow Near Abbotts Run: The Friendship Firehouse Festival

Every year, Alexandria reserves the first Saturday in August for the Friendship Firehouse Festival. The local tradition will return to town tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehouse and, as always, admission is free. Attending is a fun way to get to know other members of your community and dive into some […]

Beat the Heat This Summer With These Outdoor Workout Tips

It would be a shame to stay cooped up in the gym when the sun is shining outside! But the summer heat does present its own set of problems for outdoor workouts—the threats of heat exhaustion and sunburn, to name a few. Avoid common outdoor workout pitfalls with these tips. Dress (and apply sunscreen) accordingly. When […]

Returning July 27: The Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival

Every year, the Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival returns to town with a lineup of local artisans showing off what they can do. This summer, the annual event is slated to take over Waterfront Park on King Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27th and, as always, admission is free. […]

Move-In Essentials for First-Time Renters

If you’re brand new to renting, welcome! You might have a few questions about the best way to prepare for moving into your first place, like what to pack. This handy guide about move-in essentials will help you transition into your apartment with ease. Kitchen and pantry basics. If you’ve been living at home, in student […]

Head to Oronoco Bay Park on July 13 for the USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration

It might be hard to believe, but Alexandria is actually older than the United States. It was founded 270 years ago, while the U.S. is only celebrating its 243rd anniversary this year. You’ll have the chance to honor both at the USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 13th. Oronoco Bay Park will host the event from […]

Design the Perfect Summer Road Trip With These Tips

If you’re interested in taking a last-minute vacation this summer, but don’t want to brave the airport, a road trip is the perfect alternative. It’s affordable, flexible, and can be thrown together in a day or two. Here’s how to plan and prep for your summer road trip. Plan your travels and pit stops carefully… […]

Head to Waterfront Park Tomorrow for the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

Today marks the official first day of summer, and Old Town Alexandria will celebrate its arrival with lots of fanfare tomorrow at the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival. Starting at 2 p.m., Waterfront Park will play host to live bands, food and drink vendors, and many other activities and attractions. Come join in the fun […]

Don’t Miss the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

Kick off the summer with a full day of live music at the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival at Waterfront Park. On Saturday, June 22nd, the park promises an eclectic lineup of local bands featuring a wide variety of musical genres, from Brazilian and Latin folk to Ethiopian jazz music. Hit the festival between 2 […]

Have You Had a Chance to Eat at Chop Shop Taco Yet?

Newly opened Chop Shop Taco takes a casual approach to tacos, but that doesn’t mean its cuisine is casual. Although the restaurant operates using a counter service system, its signature tacos come loaded with creative combinations of fresh ingredients. The gourmet bites pair well with signature cocktails from the bar. If you want to try a […]