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Every holiday season for the past decade, the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) has hosted a Christmas event at their community center. This event historically features holiday decorations complete with “Santa’s workshop”. The main objective of the event is to hold a gift giveaway, where children from different age groups have the opportunity to select an item to take with them. This year, in consideration of the current public health circumstances, ARHA hosted an outdoor version of the event so that children could still receive gifts, especially as this year has brought on challenges that have made gift giving even more difficult for many families. Continue reading “”

Winners Announced At 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony

Seven awards were presented at the 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony, attended virtually by all winning filmmakers from Los Angeles to Israel. The ceremony was held on November 22 and can be viewed at AlexFilmFest.com. The 14th annual festival featured more than 40 films – all still viewable online until midnight, Nov. 26. Continue reading “Winners Announced At 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony”

Alexandria Film Festival Announces Filmmakers For “HomeGrown: American Stories in Music and Film”

The Alexandria Film Festival has partnered with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra for their joint project, HomeGrown: American Stories in Music and Film. They have announced the six filmmakers that have been selected to participate in this project. The films will accompany music by American composers performed “live to picture” by the orchestra as part of ASO’s 2020-2021 season on Nov. 7 and 8. The works will also be screened as part of the Alexandria Film Festival Nov. 12-15. Continue reading “Alexandria Film Festival Announces Filmmakers For “HomeGrown: American Stories in Music and Film””

Experts Urge Parents To Avoid Play Dates For Their Kids

Experts are asking parents to avoid letting their kids have play dates with friends during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak despite the weather’s getting nicer and schools are closed. Allison Lowry, the program manager of child abuse and neglect prevention services at Fairfax County, Virginia’s Department of Family Services, said on keeping kids away from in-person visits with friends, “It’s hard. It’s really hard.” Continue reading “Experts Urge Parents To Avoid Play Dates For Their Kids”

New Mobile App Launched By Alexandria For City Services

A new mobile app, Alex311, has been launched by Alexandria, Virginia. This new mobile app enables users to request municipal services as the city works to improve its response to community issues. When the city receives a request, such as for repairing a pothole, it will send an email with a summary of the action that needs to be taken and the expected date the issue will be tended to. But the city said that the app isn’t for emergencies. Call or text 911 for immediate police, fire or emergency medical assistance. Continue reading “New Mobile App Launched By Alexandria For City Services”

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