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Bugsy's St. Baldricks Foundation Event Tomorrow
Tomorrow, April 20th, Bugsy's will be holding a silent auction fundraising event, via Team Bugsy's for the St. Baldrick's foundation to raise money for life saving childhood cancer research.
Through donations and contributions from Bryan Watson (the owner of Bugsy's), the Washington Capitals and other local organizations, items will be held up for auction, where all proceeds benefit the St. Baldricks foundation.
[In Local] Posted on Apr 19 2013 by oldtownnights 0 Comments
News Around Old Town Alexandria
A plan for a new, revitalized Landmark Mall has been revealed [Alexandria Times]
"(Alexandria, Virginia) / (April 5, 2013) –The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host its second annual fundraiser at Bugsy’s Pizza Restaurant and Sport Bar. Located at 111 King Street, the Bugsy’s event is on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 3 – 6:00 pm with many sports related silent auction items from a signed Alex Ovechkin jersey to a signed Capitals hockey stick or a signed Capitals team jersey a Port City Brewery tour and tasting for 12 and many more items. The first 36 people to donate $25 or more will receive a t-shirt.
Former NHL, Stanley Cup finalist and Capitals legend, Bryan Watson, is sponsoring the event in his sport bar because it is such a compelling cause. Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive.
With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease "
Campagna Center is doing Bowties and Belles - a Kentucky Derby party:
" Wagers & winnings! Juleps & jockeys! Food & fun! The Junior Friends of The Campagna Center is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Bowties & Belles, a Kentucky Derby Party, which will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 4:00 -7:30 pm (televised racetime is 6:24pm) at Belle Haven Country Club. Proceeds from this event help support programs of The Campagna Center. Bowties and Belles will feature an afternoon of watching the Derby, an exciting raffle, live music provided by Kate Moran, a silent auction and cocktail reception featuring the official derby cocktail, the Mint Julep. The event expects to attract over 250 local Alexandria & Washington DC area residents and business leaders to participate in this festive afternoon of events. Named top spot for watching the Derby by the Washington Post's Going Out Guide last year. Patron Tickets $100 (includes valet parking, raffle ticket and exclusive seating on Millionaire's Row with private Bourbon Tasting). Individual Tickets $80. Sponsorship levels also still available, from $500. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BowtiesandBellesAKentuckyDerbyParty
Event Details: May 4, 2013 4:00-7:30pm Belle Haven Country Club 6023 Fort Hunt Rd. Alexandria, VA Tickets are can be purchased at www.CampagnaCenter.org"
[In Local] Posted on Apr 10 2013 by oldtownnights 0 Comments
News Around Old Town Alexandria 4/3/13
Fairfax County Police need your help in identifying this man, who police suspect of assaulting a woman at a HomeGoods Store in Kingstown:
The Virginia Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability is none too happy with the way things went down with the shooting of Taft Sellers. [Alexandria Times]
An expensive house in Old Town. Not much news here. [Patch]
[In Local] Posted on Apr 03 2013 by oldtownnights 0 Comments
Going on Around Old Town
On Monday, Union Street Public House will offer 1/2 off gift cards:
"Half-Priced Gift Cards Only on Monday, April 1 (This is not an April Fool's joke!)
Buy a $50 gift card for $25. Buy a $100 gift card for $50. Buy a $200 gift card for $100 and so on. Valid from April 2, 2013 and NEVER expires! "
ACT is holding it's Gala on May 2nd:
"The Alexandria Community Trust (ACT) is holding its Sixth Annual Gala, "Ahoy Alexandria," on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria. The Gala will present the 2013 Legacy of Giving Award to an individual or family who has made a significant contribution to the community. This fun filled, casual evening focuses on the unique qualities that make Alexandria both an historic and fun place to live and visit. The evening includes cocktails, dinner with a focus on culinary dishes native to this region, and a silent auction.
Tickets cost $175. For more information about ACT and the Gala, please contact Ms. Heather Scott, Chief Operating and Development Officer on 703-739-7778."
La Tasca is also doing unlimited Tapas on Sunday for $30:
" La Tasca is offering Unlimited Tapas on Easter Sunday from open to close for $30 per person. The Easter Tapas Menu includes a variety of vegetarian, meat and seafood tapas and also includes one dessert per guest. Our Regular Menu will also be available. View details.
You can reserve a table by clicking on the Reservations link below. "
[In Local] Posted on Mar 27 2013 by oldtownnights 0 Comments
News Around Old Town Alexandria 3/13/13
Vice President Biden visited the first responders to Peter Laboy's shooting. [Patch]
Only in Chicago: Redflex Traffic Systems, the vendor who provided Alexandria's three red light cameras, has come under fire after the Chicago Tribune uncovered allegations of bribery linked to the system. [Alexandria Times]
The motive behind the shooting of Alexandria Police officer Peter Laboy continues to remain a mystery. [Alexandria Times]
[In Local] Posted on Mar 13 2013 by oldtownnights 0 Comments
An Alexandria Cab Driver Shoots ACPD Cop when pulled over
In what police first thought was a cab driving hitting a police officer on a motorcycle, details have come to the surface to show that an Alexandria Cab driver actually shot the Alexandria Police officer, and then fled into Fairfax, where a police chase ensued.
Update Here is a picture, compliments of WTOP, of what was left of the cab after the chase: