Alexandria, VA

Morning Notes

Alexandria Leaders Weigh in on Nats World Series Win — From City Councilman Mo Seifeldein: “This a moment to celebrate the @Nationals, hope, and resiliency! The beauty of sports and sportsmanship.” [Twitter, Twitter]

More Details About Italian Restaurant in Old Town — “Hank’s Oyster Bar owner Jamie Leeds is ready to introduce a new concept to her otherwise seafood-focused restaurant group: Hank & Mitzi’s Italian Kitchen. The revamped Italian restaurant replaces Hank’s Pasta Bar in Old Town Alexandria, which closed last month to add a second-story event space and rooftop bar.” [Washingtonian, Eater]

VT Innovation Campus Now Accepting Applications — “Virginia Tech is accepting applications for the first degree program to be run out of its new Innovation Campus at Potomac Yard in Alexandria. The program is a new master’s of engineering degree in computer science.” [Washington Business Journal]

‘Lantern Night’ Coming to Alexandria — “Inspired by the European tradition of Martinmas, the event is open to all and invites attendees to come with handmade lanterns, enjoy songs of hope and light by the Kinderchoir, and then convene outside for a community sing-a-long and circle while dancing under the stars. Cookies will be provided! The event will take place at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7, at Convergence (1801 N. Quaker Lane).” [Zebra]

Remembering an Alexandria All-Star — “Today in 1916, Leon Day, star Negro League baseball player born in [Alexandria]; voted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.” [Twitter]

Library Marks National Cat Day — “Who knew #NationalCatDay was this close to Halloween? In celebration of both, the Local History branch offers this photo of former Alexandria resident Ernest Bratton, a famous Voodoo doctor also known as Dr. Buzzard, and his cat, from the Alexandria Gazette Collection.” [Twitter]

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