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EXPLORE LOCAL HISTORY AT THE ALEXANDRIA HISTORY MUSEUM AT THE LYCEUM

Since opening its doors in the 1830s, the Alexandria Lyceum has a long and storied history of providing enriching cultural opportunities to the local community. Today that tradition continues with the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum. The museum is currently open to the public, at 25% capacity, with limited hours and mask requirements (which means…

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SIP AN ICY HIBISCUS MARGARITA AT MEZCALERO

“You’ve got to try Mezcalero!” That’s what one reviewer has to say after visiting this new Mexican restaurant here in Alexandria. “I definitely recommend trying this place out.” adds another. “If you’re reading this you need to try this restaurant.” “This place rocks.” “You will not be disappointed.”   The Alexandria location of Mezcalero hasn’t been open long but it’s already got its share…

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HOW TO REFRESH YOUR APARTMENT CLOSET FOR FALL

Getting ready for a new season is always a process, one that should include cleaning out your closet. In order to prepare for the impending cooler weather, spend some time organizing your wardrobe. Follow these steps to make the process simple.   Gather your materials. Before you get started, take stock of what you need. Maybe…

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ENJOY A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN AT RUBY’S JAMAICAN KITCHEN

Ruby immigrated from Jamaica to the U.S. more than 30 years ago, but she continues to celebrate her birthplace through her cooking. In 2010, she launched a Jamaican catering business. And just last month, she realized a new dream—even in the midst of a difficult time for small businesses—when she opened Ruby’s Jamaican Kitchen. The community…

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NOW OPEN: MOUNT PURRNON, A CAT CAFE IN ALEXANDRIA

Like many other small businesses, Mount Purrnon’s opening was delayed when life took an unexpected turn this spring. But after a few more months of construction and safety-related prep, the cat cafe has finally opened its doors to the public—complete with coffee, wine, and, of course, adoptable kitties. Felines roam the cat lounge, rubbing up against…

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AUG. 15 NEAR THE BEACON OF GROVETON: ALEXANDRIA SIDEWALK SALE!

The 11th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale might look a little different this year, but it’s not canceled! Guests are asked to wear face coverings so they can safely enjoy the Alexandria tradition with other members of their community. It’s returning to town on August 15th and 16th at a slew of local shops. The Old Town and…

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EXPLORE FINE CHEESE AND GOURMET CONDIMENTS AT CHEESETIQUE

You might know Cheesetique simply as the fancy cheese shop in Del Ray. And it’s true that for decades this place has been a local destination not only for purchasing, but also sampling, learning about, and appreciating fine cheese in the area. But this summer Cheesetique is striving to be much more than that. The shop is…

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CRAVING INDIAN FOOD AT THE BEACON OF GROVETON? ORDER FROM DISHES OF INDIA!

We’ve all been there: “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know. Whatever.” “What about [insert food here]?” “No, not that.” This cycle can seem endless, and you’ll probably end up more irritated (and hungry) than ready to enjoy a meal. Save yourself the struggle and place an order for pickup from Dishes of India—you…

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR APARTMENT FEEL LIKE A SUMMER OASIS

Summer is in full swing! That means fresh, local food at the farmers’ market, warm walks in the park, and maybe even a picnic or two. It also means you should start thinking about freshening up the decor in your apartment. Here are a few simple decorating ideas to help you welcome summer into your…

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