Two locations in Alexandria are offering limited free community coronavirus testing on Monday. New vehicles were stopped admitting to drive-thru testing at Landmark Mall along Van Dorn Street at 1 p.m., five hours before it was set to close down. It is one of two locations that planned to have free testing with no appointment or doctor’s referral required.
The King Street Trolley transports riders between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. The trolley runs daily every 15 minutes. The trolley has many stops for hopping on and off, exploring the shops, restaurants, and attractions found along Alexandria’s historic main street.
The streets of Old Town were filled with parade-goers and participants, from bagpipers to Irish dancers, alike to celebrate the March 7 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Founders Park is a peaceful 4.67-acre riverside park that borders the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria. The park is three blocks north of the Torpedo Factory Art Center and is near the shops and restaurants of King Street and the marina. It is also within a walking distance from Port Royal Condos.
For the past 30 years, two dozen friends have been keeping the tradition of playing annual football game on Thanksgiving in the athletic field next to James K. Polk Elementary School, in Alexandria, Virginia. Ryan Kula, who grew up near the school but now lives with his family in Purcellville, Virginia, said, “We were 12 or 13 years old when we first started playing, and I’ve gotten considerably slower.”
Oronoco Bay Park is a 5.08-acre park located along the Potomac River at 100 Madison St. in Alexandria. The historic park was once inhabited by Indians in the 17th century and later owned by Standard Oil Company. The City of Alexandria acquired the land in the 1980s and developed it into a park.
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop/Museum is a historic apothecary’s shop in Alexandria, Virginia, US, that has been preserved as a museum. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was a family business founded in 1792 and operated in this location from 1805 until 1933. During its working life, the drug company was owned by generations of a Quaker family. Eventually, a dramatic decline in sales during the Great Depression forced the shop to close its doors. Almost immediately, in 1939, it was reopened as a museum.