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ALIVE! Emergency Food Distribution This Saturday — “The nonprofit will next distribute emergency groceries at a ‘Truck-to-Trunk’ on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. There will be two locations for the event: the Cora Kelly Elementary School parking lot at 3600 Commonwealth Ave. and the Northern Virginia Community College-Alexandria Campus B-1 parking lot.” [Zebra]

Lena’s Converts Rooftop to Winter Lodge — “Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap is expanding its dining experiences by announcing the debut of The Loft at Lena’s — Winter Lodge.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Waterskiing Santa Goes Virtual This Year — “One of Alexandria’s unique holiday traditions is the annual Waterskiing Santa show. The show won’t be canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there won’t be a live show with spectators unlike past years.” [Patch]

New Alexandria Affordable Housing Given Awards — “The @ULIWashington has awarded 2 Alexandria affordable housing projects a 2020 “Trends” Award. The @AHCInc St. James Plaza development was recognized for “Excellence in Housing Affordability” and the @AHDCHousing Parkstone project was “Juror’s Choice.” [Twitter]

Holiday Inn Express to Open at Site of Towne Motel in North Old Town — “A representative of Reston-based Architecture Incorporated confirmed that the new five-story, 50,000-square foot hotel being built at the site will open as a Holiday Inn Express. Renderings of the new hotel were also provided courtesy of the architecture firm.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Staff photo by Jay Westcott

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