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Yesterday I was treated to a shave and a haircut California style.  Actually I didn't get the shave because the "shave lady" is only available on Tuesday's but boy, did I get a haircut! It's a bit hard to see but the wording under the pink line was what I loved - Please keep still and do not move...
Andrew Wingfield, an Alexandria resident and writing teacher at George Mason University, explores the gentrification of Del Ray in a new book of short stories, RIGHT OF WAY. Wingfield has lived in Del Ray since 2000 when he and his wife, artist Tania Karpowitz, undertook the renovation of a build...
A friend of ours from Alexandria, Ian Lowrie, who is a talented furniture maker himself, alerted us to the best Halloween pumpkins ever.  The work of sculptor Ray Villafane, these pumpkins are true works of art.  Villafane began carving pumpkins for his students in a small school district in Mich...
We had quite a few questions this year about Halloween on Lee Street in Old Town Alexandria.  Is it going to be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 30th or Sunday, Oct. 31st? Wonder no more!  Halloween on Lee Street will take place on Halloween night, October 31st from late afternoon for the little ones...
The 4th Annual Ofrenda or Day of the Dead Festival at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria will take place this Saturday, October 30. Day of the Dead is a centuries old holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican Americans, It  focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and re...
I confess to knowing little or nothing about art or sculpture, so I'll refrain from passing judgment on this piece of public art, "Three Eggs in Space". Located at the nexus of Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenue in the north end of Del Ray, this is the work of Knoxsville artist Karen Bailey.     ...
Last week the battery in my laptop died - completely.  I hadn't really thought much about it until I realized I had a long plane trip in my immediate future. Knowing I didn't have time to order a battery from Dell, I put out a query on our local neighborhood list serv.  Within minutes I got the s...
It's days like today that make me wish that either I was a better photographer or had one of those swell 'professional' cameras with different lens and more settings than I know what to do with. The 14th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade and Celebration was fabulous.  The weather was perfect, it wa...
About 150 folks gathered yesterday for the 9th Annual Del Ray Chili Cook Off on LaGrande Avenue. Just a few of the many Officially slated for a 4-6pm time period, the party was still going strong well past 9:00pm.  And why not - there was great food, music, chairs and hay bales for relaxing and l...
Sponsored by your favorite local Realtor It's official.  After preliminary judging by a secret cabal of partisan citizens and a ruthless vetting process, the 10 Finalists for the Best Decorated Halloween House in Del Ray are: 311 Clifford 2515 DeWitt 210 E. Monroe 204 E. Monroe 106 E. Del Ray 10...

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