Blue skies, nothing but blue skies…. | Newsletter | Old Town North Farmers’ Market

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Hi Folks,

Lovely weather predicted for today, Thursday April 27th, perfect for stopping by and saying hi at the Old Town North Community Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market, Alexandria’s favorite dog friendly market.

901 North Royal Street, the Montgomery Park, Canal District.

Chef Michael of the Pretentious Gourmet promises chai spiced, chocolate chip, apricot pecan and oatmeal and mint chocolate chip cookies; along with catnip pillows and puppy treats for our four legged friends.  For the home Chefs among us, he will also have his signature Chai Spice blend. Sara of Dream of Goodies sold out of her gluten free cupcakes last week, make sure to try a sample of her delicious treats, always low glycemic and gluten free.  Twin Springs Fruit Farm, family owned and voted best of DC, bring us fresh produce, local eggs from neighbor Allen’s Happy Free Walking Hens along with fresh baked bread from Stonehearth Bakery and honey from their own fruit trees. Our savory lovers will enjoy Big D’s Irish Batch Bread, a Dublin favorite, Shamrock Bread, Butter Pickles and zesty Barbecue Sauce.

As the skies lighten, think of refreshing your wardrobe with Annie! Fitzknits has a new line of scarves for Spring/Summer! They are perfect for lakeside and breezy beach gatherings, and pair well with your attire for weddings, graduations, dinner out, etcetera.  LuLa Roe will join us with a fabulous selection of leggings, dresses t-shirts tunics.

In the community…

Enjoy an outing to historic Sully Plantation as part of the Fairfax County Park and Recreation’s Celebration of Clean, Green Fairfax.  Clean Fairfax’s Springfest 2017 is this Saturday. The event is at the Sully Historic Site, it has a lot of fun things to do, as well as, a ton of educational activities about ecology in our area.  For more information, please visit:  http://www.springfestfairfax.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1314433595309465/

The Alexandria Police Department is sponsoring a prescription drug take back on Saturday April 29.  There are four drop-off locations:  Alexandria Police Headquarters, First Baptist Church, Alexandria Fire Station 21 and The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray.  Times are 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Thank you to all who came out to the Old Town North Small Area Plan Community Open House to mark the release of the full Draft Old Town North Small Area Plan.  The Old Town North Small Area Plan planning process began in fall 2015 to establish a framework for future planning and development in the area. Beginning in fall 2016, community members have had the opportunity to provide feedback on draft chapters of the Plan document as well as on the Draft Urban Design Standards and Guidelines.  Community members are invited to review and comment on the compiled Draft Old Town North Small Area Plan document through May 18, 2017. Comments received will inform the final draft document to be presented to City Council in June of this year.

Submit comments using any of the following options:

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria hosts it’s Spring Gala on Saturday, April 29th https://www.501auctions.com/sfa/custom/itinerary

Want to learn more about the Old Town Bid? The full proposal, including a map, can be found online at www.OldTownBID.com

Thank you to our friends, neighbors and local small businesses for supporting the Old Town North Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market.

See you at the market!  Rain or Shine, Year Round!

Thursdays 3pm – 7pm
901 North Royal Street
The Montgomery Park

Sponsored by the Old Town North Community Partnership with support from the City of Alexandria, MRE Properties, River’s Edge Yoga, Sport and Health, Yogis for Positive Change and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

Website: www.oldtownnorth.org/farmers-market/

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