Friday, March 29, 2013
Sun, warmer temperatures on the way.
Sun and warmer weather will welcome Easter weekend this year across Northern Virginia. After Monday’s rare late-March snow, spring does appear to be making some sort of a comeback. Friday, local forecasters predict partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 50s. Saturday, expect much of the same only a few degrees warmer. Lows Friday and Saturday night will be in the mid-30s and there is just a 10 percent chance of rain those days. Easter Sunday—You may still want a light sweater with that Easter outfit. Expect partly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 62 degrees. WJLA reported in 2012 that Easter can be a day of weather extremes. The warmest Easter ever was in 1960 when temperatures hit 60 degrees on April 23. The coldest: 15 …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Alexandria is home to many fine restaurants and Easter brunch is a great way to celebrate the day with family and friends.
Easter brunch is a great way to celebrate the day with family and friends. Here’s a few suggestions for brunch favorites in Alexandria. If you have any recommendations, please let us know in the comments. Bastille - This fine French restaurant serves brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. and on Easter Sunday, brunch service will be offered all day until 5 p.m. There will be no dinner service Easter Sunday so staff can enjoy the rest of the day with friends and family. Easter Brunch is a fixed price, three-course meal for $59, tax and gratuities included. It's located at 1201 N. Royal St. Phone, 703-519-3776. Brabo in Old Town is offering a special Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The buffet brunch is $60 per person, beverage, tax and …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Kids are invited to join a fun and free egg hunt at the Nannie J. Lee center.
Kids are invited to join an Easter egg hunt at the Nannie J. Lee Center in Old Town Alexandria. The 25th annual hunt, sponsored by the City of Alexandria and the Psi Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is free and designed for kids two to 12 years old. Hunts will be held at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, March 30. The center is located at 1108 Jefferson St. next to Jefferson-Houston School. The historic Lee-Fendall House also hosts an egg hunt this weekend for a fee. For more Alexandria news, sign up for the Old Town Alexandria Patch daily email newsletter.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
No plans for Easter yet? It's time to hop to it with this round-up of eggstra special events in Alexandria.
Did you receive an email recently from “Unsuccessful Lottery Notification” informing you that you did not win coveted tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll? If so, there’s no need to despair. Try as I might to win tickets every year, I know that the White House event is not all it’s cracked up to be (pardon the second bad pun but I couldn’t resist). I secured tickets two years ago and the wait to enter the White House lawn was atrocious. I recall that the ratio of minutes spent waiting in line to minutes spent egg rolling was about 30-to-1. There are several egg hunting opportunities closer to home and if the scenery is not quite as exciting as the White House lawn, I guarantee that it’s all the same to your toddler. Lee-Fendall House…