Thursday, January 24, 2013
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A Thursday trip to some of Old Town's finest parks. If you have photos from this morning's snow, upload your photos to the gallery above by clicking on the upload button.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Part of the pathway is getting a new surface made of gravel and recycled tires.
Founders Park is getting a new pathway surface installed in January. The city's Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Department is scheduled to install a new path surface on a portion of the walking trail at Founders Park. About 180 feet of existing stone dust pathway will be resurfaced with a permeable surface maked of gravel and recycled tires. The new path is expected to be stable, water permeable and handicap accessible as well as less prone to erosion. The work is weather dependent and scheduled to occur between Jan. 7 and Jan. 25. Work areas will be closed to the public but the park will remain open.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Alexandria experienced flooding along the foot of King Street as well as downed trees.
Friday, March 16, 2012
A look at local artist Elizabeth Richter.
It’s always fascinating to find out what people do for a living, especially when you find an entrepreneur with a passion. Last week while taking care of a puppy in a Duke Street apartment, I was introduced to Elizabeth Richter and her 13-year-old companion, Max. Max is an Old English Sheepdog that Elizabeth rescued from the Alexandria Animal Shelter when Max was 11 months old. Our conversation started with dogs but quickly moved to painting. If you don’t know Elizabeth and Max from their days on Oronoco Street or playtime at Founders Park, you might have come across her work over the years at the Torpedo Factory, or perhaps the art festival on King Street. As a 12-year resident of Alexandria, she has played part in many of the local juried…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Supporters of Founders Dog Park attended the first Martinis for Mutts fundraiser on Friday night.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Katie Wright
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
FoundersDogPark.com, composed of seven dog-owning, park board members and more than 100 park users, had its first annual fundraising event Friday evening, Martinis for Mutts. The group formed last year after several concerned Founders Park dog goers discovered that the city had been approached to remove the dog exercise area at the park's northwest corner. The event, hosted at the Old Dominion Boat Club, was organized to raise funds to help maintain the existing dog park as well as create several new amenities for humans and canine alike. Having had the honor of attending, I must say the evening was fabulous, topped off with a silent auction that included a vacation in the south of France and a lovely trip to New Orleans. With the support …