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Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) WHAT’S NEW: A new option for offbeat party or event ideas is set to open this month in Alexandria. Escape Room Live will open in Old Town July 30. If you’ve never heard of escape room adventures, here [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File photo) June is a month of new beginnings. Not only is it the start of summer, but this June also marks the opening of a number of new businesses in Alexandria. Here [...]

Carluccio’s brings genuine Italian cuisine, market to the heart of Old Town

Carluccio’s brings genuine Italian cuisine, market to the heart of Old Town

By Hannah Brockway and Chris Teale (Photo/Hannah Brockway) As a young child growing up in Italy, Antonio Carluccio learned to cook by watching his mother, and added to his love of food through picking wild mushrooms [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Abigail Jurk) We waited patiently for summer to arrive.  Now that it’s finally here — and ahead of schedule — it’s time to get out and enjoy ourselves. Here are some creative ideas [...]

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) My plan to spend a weekend in Staunton was hatched last year when I heard about a young chef who was gathering a national reputation for imaginative food served up in [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) Everyone’s schedule is full at this time of year, but don’t forget about your social life. Here are a few ideas to get you out on the town: WHAT’S THE DEAL: The [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Rich Kessler Photography) If the long winter this year gave you cabin fever, here are a few ideas of ways to get out and about now that spring is finally in the air. [...]

A weekend in the Shenandoah Valley

A weekend in the Shenandoah Valley

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) After G. Freeman Pollock founded Skyland Resort in 1894 he went in and out of bankruptcy so frequently it is hard to imagine it ever becoming the popular tourist destination it [...]

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

By Jordan Wright (File photo) In an area where watermen, their history and culture have customarily been the prime subject of literary interest, it was “Chesapeake” author James Michener who noted the architecture of Cambridge’s High [...]

Bartenders from Port City and Paris mix it up together

Bartenders from Port City and Paris mix it up together

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Behind an unremarkable door in an otherwise unexceptional part of Old Town, two men brought Alexandria and France a little bit closer together over drinks one evening last week. For more [...]