New Wellness District Celebrates Wellness Month

In late August, several of the health and wellness businesses located on and adjacent to Mount Vernon Avenue banded together to create the Wellness District, a subgroup of the Del Ray Business Association, that is composed of more than 40 wellness-focused organizations. The Wellness District was established to highlight a network of healthcare and fitness providers that has been growing for more than 20 years, according to a news release. Its goal is to better connect people with resources for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale Returns To Old Town

The annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 – 16, 2020, throughout Old Town and Del Ray. It is one of the longest-running seasonal summer shopping events for independent boutiques. The event is led by Visit Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria, Old Town Boutique District, Old Town Business Association, and Del Ray Business Association.

Savor Irish Food At Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Bar

Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Bar is an elegant Irish pub with a fireplace & patio offering TV sports & live music amid an antique decor. It is located at 112 King St, Alexandria, VA. Dishes offered at Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Bar include Corned Beef & Cabbage, Seafood Linguini, 12oz New York Strip, Chicken Curry, Crispy Irish Egg Rolls, Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, and more.

Corey A. Smedley Sworn As Chief of the Alexandria Fire Department

Corey A. Smedley officially swore into office as Chief of the Alexandria Fire Department in a standing room only ceremony January 28 in the Vola Lawson Lobby at City Hall. Smedley was named acting Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Robert Dube last summer. He became the city’s first African American Fire Chief upon his permanent appointment to the role in December.