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Rule 5 Friday Alexandria: Stitch Sew Shop, Chalk Painting, and More

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For Rule 5 Friday, we scanned the local Alexandria, Virginia area blogs to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed. Please show our fellow local bloggers some link love!

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In the News:

A review of Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington Anyone who has ever visited Shirlington can tell you that it is known for the great little shops and restaurants that line Campbell Avenue.  While there are many delicious restaurant options in this quaint community, one that you absolutely must try is Copperwood Tavern. (Alexandria Lifestyle)

Volunteer Alexandria Service Day for Youth Volunteer Alexandria is hosting our first Family & Youth Community Service Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016 to engage our youngest volunteers in service! (Alexandria Mom)

Del Ray’s First Annual Chalk Painting Festival Del Ray’s sidewalks came alive this past weekend with its first-ever chalk painting festival, La Bella Strada, which means “the beautiful street” in Italian. More than 22 artists and many families created masterpieces on the sidewalks of Mt. Vernon Avenue as neighbors and visitors looked on. (DIY Del Ray)

Parc Meridian’s Historical Connections with Cameron Parc Meridian, one of the tallest buildings in and around Alexandria that rises to 25 stories and holds 500 residential units, is now open for business. (Jaybird’s Jottings)

Shopkeeper Spotlight: Stitch Sew Shop Stitch Sew Shop is the newest addition to the Boutique District and Old Town Craft community, and we couldn’t be happier. From what I can tell since they opened their doors just a couple of weeks ago, Old Town Alexandria is just as pleased. (OTBD blog)

Old Town Home Turns 5 with some DIY I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the calendar last week. I noticed that our blog was about to turn five years old! (Old Town Home)

Homelessness in Alexandria Schools Social workers in Alexandria City Public Schools are tasked with helping students and families overcome a wide range of barriers to education, from family crises and child abuse to truancy and mental health issues. Every ACPS elementary and middle school has at least one full-time social worker.  (Port City Notebook)

Photo of the Day:

Alexandria Fire Department battle 2 alarm blaze in Warwick Village


(Red Brick Town Flickr Pool photo by ehpien, on Flickr)

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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