The History of the Holiday

The History of the Holiday St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish […]

Alexandria Events March 2021

Alexandria Events March 2021   March 13th – April 3rd   11th Annual March150: Special Exhibition and Art Sale Torpedo Factory Art Center Studio 2 – Target Gallery 703-746-4590 Torpedofactory.org   March150, Target Gallery’s annual special exhibition and art sale, returns with a VIP viewing on Saturday, March 13! All proceeds will support new exhibitions […]

Alexandria November 2020 Events

November 21st  Tree Lighting Ceremony 2020 Market Square Corner of King and Fairfax Streets Old Town Alexandria On King Street in the heart of Old Town, the City of Alexandria’s 40-foot tree rises tall on Market Square in front of City Hall featuring nearly 40,000 twinkling white lights. With the absence of the Scottish Christmas […]

Alexandria October Events 2020

First Annual Oyster Week “Slurp, Swallow & Swill” Monday, October 12th through Saturday, October 17th. Old Town Alexandria is celebrating everyone’s favorite bivalve for 6 straight days! Sponsored by the Old Town Business Association and Guinness beer, this event should prove to be a fun one. Participating restaurants will be showcasing two or more Guinness […]

September Alexandria Events

4th Annual Orphans Car Show Saturday, September 19th 10 am – 1 pm The Lyceum Alexandria History Museum 201 South Washington Street Old Town Alexandria Packards Virginia and the Lyceum sponsor this FREE event bringing together many cars that are no longer manufactured – hence the term “orphan”. Such “orphans” include cars made by Pontiac, […]

Alexandria Farmers Market Listings

Alexandria Farmers Market Listings Old Town Farmers Market Market Square 301 King Street Saturdays, 7 am – 12 Noon Year Round The Old Town Market is thought to be the one of nation’s oldest continuing markets operating since 1753. It is said that George Washington sent his products from Mount Vernon to be sold here. […]

What Do You Know About Flag Day?

By Kathryn deBros What Do You Know About Flag Day? You may not know it, but June 14th is National Flag Day this year. Make this the year you can impress some of your friends with these little-known facts about this important day. Although this holiday doesn’t get a lot of attention, once you’ve given […]

A Father Figure

A Father Figure By: Caroline Simpson There is a myriad of females in my family.  Starting with my Mom; she has three sisters.  Out of my ten cousins, there are only two boys, and I am one of two daughters.  I love being from a female-full family.  The girl power factor is unbeatable.  There was […]

“Keep Your Distance and Wash Those Hands!”

“Keep Your Distance and Wash Those Hands!” By Lani Gering This is the first time since I started “helping” David and Bob with the Old Town Crier in November of 1994 that I have felt the need to editorially contribute something other than my normal assignments – ie Profiles, the Harbor section, etc. I have […]

Are You A Good Mother?

Are You A Good Mother?   What makes good mothers? It is a pertinent question whose answer cannot be contained within a few words. Mothers comprise of a bundle of emotions that sometimes defy reason. So this goes out to all the mothers who have kept awake all night with their sick toddlers in their […]