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Alexandria Tree Lighting 2016

Alexandria Tree Lighting 2016

Appetite: Three Beverages for a Wintertime Brunch

Amid the Thanksgiving prep work and holiday shopping sprees, sometimes it’s best to stop for brunch and order a beverage to treat yourself. Here are three great spots to visit.

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Ghost Stories of Old Town

Mysteries, phantoms, and Devil-Bats lurk through city streets.

Many Old Town Alexandrians are protective of their city. For some, that defensiveness continues beyond the grave.

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Ghost Stories of Alexandria

Mysteries, phantoms, and Devil-Bats lurk through city streets.

With 267 years of history, Alexandria is a city fraught with supernatural hauntings.

Alexandria Appetite: Food and Drink Events Abound

Some snippets from the Alexandria restaurant scene over the coming month.

Autumn is in full swing, and with the season comes a passel of activities in the food and beverage scene across the city (and beyond). Here are some items to put on your docket in the coming weeks.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Ethiopian New Year

Grammy-nominated, Ethiopian-born singer and songwriter Wayna served as mistress of ceremonies.

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Alexandria: Art on the Avenue 2016

Rainy skies did not deter tens of thousands from flocking to Mount Vernon Avenue Oct. 1 for the 21st annual Art on the Avenue festival in Del Ray.

Alexandria: Who Should Steer Torpedo Factory?

Artists Association proposes new management structure.

Starting in October, the City of Alexandria has taken over management of the Torpedo Factory. But even as the city starts its temporary control, the Torpedo Factory Artists Association (TFAA) has presented some different ideas for how the property should be run in the future.

Alexandria People At Work: New Boutique Opens in City

Elizabeth Todd picks up the phone. "Hey, we just got in this great Veronica Beard classic jacket with a zip-in dickey — just your style. Do you want me to hold it for you?" Todd says she has a loyal client base and she calls to let them know what has just arrived. "I get to know who needs comfortable shoes to walk in on the Hill." Todd has just opened the Hive, described as a luxury lifestyle and clothing boutique, at 301 Cameron St.

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Alexandria Appetite: BurgerFi Sets Up Shop in Old Town

With its opening last week, local co-owners celebrate a homecoming.

Peer down the 100 block of North Pitt Street and it’s easy to spot a new neighbor. The erstwhile Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own, shuttered for several years, now has new life in the form of the city’s first BurgerFi. Open since Sept. 26, the locally owned franchise has begun to generate quite a bit of foot traffic — and prelaunch interest, too, with would-be customers peeking in the front door in anticipation. But you haven’t missed a grand opening event, franchise co-owner David Landry says.

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Alexandria People at Work: Chef Couple Cooking through 26 Years at Tempo

Sharing cooking duties.

"First I give the lobster a shower." Serge Albert puts the 1.5 pound Maine lobster under running water to get off "whatever is on there." Today he is making Linguine alla Aragosta, one of the customer favorites at Tempo on Duke Street. "We have one customer who comes in twice a week and orders it,” he said.

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Alexandria: Homes Tour Diamond Jubilee

Benefit raises funds for Inova Alexandria hospital.

More than 225 people turned out Sept. 23 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Historic Alexandria Homes Tour at the Diamond Jubilee Party held at Jack Taylor’s Toyota.

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Alexandria: Seaport Day 2016

Waterfront event showcases maritime history.

Handmade wooden boats, and an “anything that floats” race on the Potomac River and a 12-foot white skiff that served as a blank canvas for children were all part of the festivities as the Alexandria Seaport Foundation hosted its annual Seaport Day Sept. 17 at Waterfront Park.

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Alexandria: Season for Getting Involved in Variety of Activities

Breast cancer walk among things to do this fall.

While Sept. 22 signaled the first official day of autumn, it is the month of October when sweater weather moves in and a canvas of colorful leaves begins to blanket the city.

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Alexandria Theater: A Curse Leaves Inhabitants Hopelessly Stupid

ACCT stages Neil Simon's "Fools"

Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is presenting Neil Simon's comic fable, "Fools," from Sept. 30 through Oct. 16.

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