EVENTS

Old Town North Farmers Market will be hosting five Holiday Pop Up Markets on Sundays,10 am to 2 pm, beginning this Sunday, November 22nd and running through Sunday, December 20th. A perfect way to shop for the holidays in the Fresh Air.

Stop by and pick up fresh produce, honey, freshly roasted coffee, Cold Brew and other favorites from our vendors on Saturday.

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Please know the Old Town North Farmer’s Market works to adhere to the safety guidelines of the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health, and the updated best practices issued by Governor Northam. Please help us to keep our community safe! Wear a mask, stay home if you feel unwell, use the hand sanitizer at the vendor booths, try to maintain six feet of distance while shopping at the market and, much as we love you, please don’t linger!​

The Third Annual Taste of Old Town North, our stroll through the neighborhood has been postponed until 2021.

We will continue to share the latest news and special offers from our local, small businesses throughout the year.

Congrats to our friends at Cafe 44 for being named the best outdoor dining experience in Virginia. Time spent at Cafe 44 can range from their Cabin Experience to a simple, socially distanced meal on their balcony with friends. Cafe 44 also offers meals to go.

Cabin fever got you down, thinking of putting that unspent vacation money into your home space? Local business owner Claire Tamburro of Tamburro Interiors is generously offering 20% off on a virtual design consultation. Flyer

Rumor has it our friends at a la Lucia are offering a great dinner for four for $40. Order ahead and pick up to go.

IN THE COMMUNITY

Slice of Life Campaign

  • Food and Friends has 2 days left to sell 3700 pies in support of neighbors in need. Order your pie or make a donation to their annual campaign. The Old Town North Community Partnership will once again be joining the Food and Friend’s “Slice of Life” Campaign in support of those in need of food and friendship. Pie sales begin in early October, please stop by the Community Table at the Thursday Market to learn more and place your order. Award-winning bakery Whisked will be baking the pies this year.

November Issue of the Zebra

  • November 2020
  • Z-NEWSLETTER (11-16-20): Potomac Yard Metro, Holiday Shopping Deals, Mount Vernon Hospital Wins Award  Check it out!

YOGA Karma Class in support of ALIVE!

  • Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26th – River’s Edge Yoga will offer a Yoga Flow at 10:30 am to benefit ALIVE! Join us as we open the hips and the heart. All are welcome! Donations may be made to ALIVE! In the name of River’s Edge Yoga.
    #ALIVE! #ALIVE!/FoodDrive #ALIVE!/FamilyAssistance
    https://www.alive-inc.org/

Holiday Sharing 2020

  • Help our families enjoy the holiday season by providing them with Holiday gifts and meals! Financial and emotional stress dampen the holiday cheer of our neighbors in need. This is especially true this year. For more than two decades, with your help, the Holiday Sharing Program has helped ensure a joyous holiday for Alexandria’s low-income families, struggling seniors and children in foster care. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
  • Trader Joe’s is collecting donations of food and household goods for those in need.
  • Our friends at the Virginia Extension Office have created a great program of virtual events, including healthy cooking over the holidays, handling student loan debt and much more. Learn more
  • Great news! Alexandria City Libraries are open. Library News
  • We will continue to collect healthy non-perishable food for local food pantries. Donations may be left in the ALIVE Bin at the Community Table. We are also collecting food for the Animal Welfare League for their emergency food pantry. Helping animals and their owners during these challenging times.

BUSINESS NEWS

  • Second Round of Small Business Grants Announced for Alexandria Greetings from the Old Town North Community Partnership, the City of Alexandria has approved a second round of Back to Business Grants for local Alexandria Businesses. The application process will begin September 30th, 2020read more
  • Old Town North Community Partnership and the Old Town North Alliance supports small businesses The Alexandria Planning Commission and City Council are considering several text amendments to the Zoning Code that would reduce slightly the conditions imposed on small businesses seeking to operate in Alexandria, including restaurants, day care centers, farmers markets, amusement enterprises, and others. These proposed changes would also make it easier for restaurants to offer outdoor dining.

COVID-19

  • Updates: City of Alexandria – Coronavirus The Alexandria Health Department recommends that all community members change their daily behavior to reduce risk from COVID-19, particularly to protect our most vulnerable populations. The City of Alexandria has already taken proactive measures to further reduce risk and encourages all organizations and individuals to take necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Attached are two helpful resources, which we encourage you to share, either electronically or by printing the flyers and making them available to those without easy access to traditional media or electronic devices. For up-to-date information on this rapidly evolving situation, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus
  • For our Neighbors STAY UP TO DATE. To make sure you have the most updated information, stay tuned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site, which also offers an infectious disease outbreak response plan for businesses.
    Masks are required when entering all Public Spaces! Take steps to protect yourself
    • Clean your hands often – Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. – If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. – Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact – Avoid close contact with people who are sick – Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • For our Local Business Owners
    Please let your customers know what steps you are taking to keep them and your employees safe. Display your plan at your business location and/or on your marketing channels, like e-mail, website, or social. The CDC recommends using a hospital-grade cleaning solution or taking additional steps like more frequent disinfecting as an extra precaution.

    The Small Business Administration has recently announced $ 8 billion in funds available to help small businesses survive the impact of the Coronavirus on their business. Check the SBA site for updates and more information.

Volunteers

The Old Town North Community Partnership is looking for volunteers to help us with the market and other events throughout the year. Interested? We would love to hear from you. Please contact Margaret Townsend (River’s Edge Yoga) 571-218-2161 or email: info@oldtownnorth.org

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