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.

Childhood Friends Kept The Tradition Of Annual Thanksgiving Football Game For 30 Years

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.”

Visit Oronoco Bay Park Near Port Royal Condominium

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 pier at Oronoco Bay Park makes a good spot for a leisure stroll

Make A Trip To The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Near Port Royal

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.