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Tomorrow, July 1, Del Ray will celebrate July First Thursday with a theme of Health and Wellness -  along with the traditional nod to the Fourth of July holiday -  from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. There will be music at the Del Ray Farmer's Market location (Mt. Vernon Ave and East Oxford) by The Legend of L...
With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching it's time to start making plans for the weekend, especially if out-of-town guests are on hand.  Of course the concert and fireworks on the Mall is the big attraction but if you are looking for other venues in Northern Virginia, here is a check list of w...
We spent Father's Day weekend in Charleston, SC and while there had a chance to reconnect with one of Virginia's "hometown" friends from her growing up years in Bluefield, WV.  As it turns out, her friend, Bill Douglas, is the owner of Design Builders and the source of some of the most beautiful ...
The City of Alexandria has announced it's schedule of services for Independence Day (observed) on July 5: All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St.; ...
The fourth annual Del Ray Music Festival took off today under bright, sunny skies.  A large tent was strategically placed front and center and hay bales (for sitting) were scattered over the field.  But lots of folks took matters into their own hands with blankets, folding chairs, and picnic bask...
In a long anticipated move, the City of Alexandria has approved the final phase of the massive Potomac Yard Redevelopment.  Known more formally as the North Potomac Yard Small Area plan, the vote provides the framework to turn the Potomac Yard Retail Center into a 69-acre, 7.5 million sq. ft., mi...
The City of Alexandria has announced parking meter increases that will take the hourly rate from $1.00 to $1.75.  That's a lot of quarters folks! If it's any consolation, meters in the District of Columbia are $2 an hour. The parking meter increase is just part of an overall increase in several d...
Del Ray's own Dairy Godmother has been voted "Best Ice Cream" in a poll conducted by WTOP radio.  With over 7,400 votes cast, the Dairy Godmother took 15% of the total, edging out Carl's Ice Cream in Fredericksburg. A long time Dell Ray staple, the Dairy Godmother is known for its creamy custard,...
My question - Do you "have" a listing if you don't have a SIGNED listing agreement?  Several weeks ago a friend approached me to say that her daughter and son-in-law were putting their townhouse on the market and if I had any buyers to please let her know. I contacted a couple I've been working w...
Pig pickin' in South Carolina -  or how I spent my Father's Day Weekend.  We are currently in Charleston, South Carolina with our number two son and his family. Tyler is a real estate agent and works with the illustrious "Mama Liz" at Agent Owned Realty in Mt. Pleasant.  He's also a fine cook and...

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