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Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 | 2 comments

A Day in the Life of a Dog Walker

A Day in the Life of a Dog Walker

Del Ray is a dog friendly neighborhood filled with furry friends. When their owners are busy at work, many are cared for by a dog walker like Stephanie. Stephanie is one of the many dog walkers from DoggyWalker.com. One warm afternoon, Stephanie let me join her on a walk with one of her clients, Mica. Del Ray is filled with places to walk a dog. Stephanie walks along paths, parks, and through neighborhood streets with her clients. She starts at 11 am and continuously picks up dogs throughout the day. What a great way of getting exercise! She spends most her day outside, walking. She walks from seven to eight miles a day (she counts her steps). As she walks, Mica gets a chance to sniff around and meet other dogs. There are plenty of opportunities for Mica to stay hydrated as she walks in dog friendly Del Ray. Being a dog walker is a great career choice for someone who enjoys being outdoors. Stephanie gets to spend her...

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Posted by on May 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Mark Your Calendars: Del Ray Events Spring 2016

Mark Your Calendars: Del Ray Events Spring 2016

Wow. This time of year, Del Ray is chock full of events. Flea markets, art shows, plant sales, home tours, movie nights… something for everyone. We thought we’d start a list of everything going on now until the end of June. May 7: Del Ray House and Garden Tour Step inside 11 amazing Del Ray homes. 11 am – 5 pm. Buy tickets through the Del Ray Citizens Association. May 7: MVCS Garden Party Stop by the Uhler Ave. playground to purchase seedlings, plants, flower bouquets, baked goods and more. 8am – 1 pm. Proceeds benefit the MVCS playground renovation project. May 7: Del Ray Artisans Spring Market Purchase original handmade artwork from talented local artists. Nicholas Colasanto Park. 10 am – 4 pm. More details at http://www.thedelrayartisans.org May 12: First Thursday, Dog Days in Del Ray (postponed from May 5) Businesses along Mt. Vernon Ave. will provide dog-themed activities. 6 – 8 pm. More details at http://www.visitdelray.com May 14: Tot Rock Fest A music festival for the infant...

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Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Learning to Sing with the Del Ray Kinderchoir

Learning to Sing with the Del Ray Kinderchoir

Today, we talk to Kay Sidhamed about her passion for singing and about The Del Ray Kinderchoir, the nonprofit organization Kay founded in 2015 with her friend Paula and the support of her husband Stefan and friend Elizabeth. What motivated you to start the Del Ray Kinderchoir? I believe that singing is a powerful foundation for a healthy and balanced life. Singing is a whole body and mind activity; it improves posture, promotes healthy breathing, and can bring tremendous joy to the singer, as well as to those listening. At the age of seven I started my own journey as a chorister with our local children’s choir rehearsing in the back room of our village pub. Several choirs, chamber groups and voice teachers came along and I am now proud to be singing in my seventh season with D.C.’s Capitol Hill Chorale. Starting a children’s choir in our community is my contribution to bringing song back into people’s lives and to give our children this sustaining experience of musicianship...

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 | 2 comments

The MV Big Flea is Back!

The MV Big Flea is Back!

Thanks to the generosity of local business Affordable Signs and Banners and the logistical expertise of local realtor Jen Walker, the MV Big Flea team now has storage space for all your unwanted furniture and household goods at 423 Calvert St. Everything will be sold at the Big Flea main event on April 30 at the Mount Vernon Rec Center with proceeds benefiting the Mount Vernon Community School. So that means you can now sort through your closets, basement, attic, garage, etc. and find all that unwanted stuff just taking up valuable space. Not sure what you can donate? Check out the donation guide or email mvbigfleadonations@gmail.com. There are three drop-offs scheduled before April 30: Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday, April 2 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, April 16 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM The storage facility is the former home of Affordable Signs and Banners and is located at 423 Calvert St. Alexandria, VA (they moved around the corner last...

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 | 0 comments

An Indoor Farmer’s Market at Four Mile Run

An Indoor Farmer’s Market at Four Mile Run

The last time we checked in on the Four Mile Run Farmers Market it was spring and they were just reopening. But did you know that the Four Mile Run Farmers Market now runs all year long? The market is located inside the Conservatory Center at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave. with a wide variety of vendors every Sunday morning. There is plenty of parking for both cars and bikes. Many people come for the freshly made and wildly popular bagels from Bagel Uprising. There is usually a line, but it moves rather quickly. When I go I always enjoy a perfectly made scone made by Kremena at Savory and Sweet. Felicity’s soaps are a must have. How can you resist homemade soap? She has lovely Valentine’s Day packages. You can get loose leaf tea at Whole Health. They even made a special Valentine’s Day blend. I love that you can bring your compost to the market. The city of Alexandria runs a compost program at all the farmers markets....

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