Monday, November 19, 2012
Suzanne Vigil will have a solo show entitled "Up Close and Too Personal” beginning Dec. 5.
West End resident Suzanne Vigil got more than she bargained for when she bought a make-up mirror that magnified her face 25 times. “That was the good part about it,” she said. “The bad part is it magnified 25 times.” That mirror served as inspiration for Vigil’s upcoming solo show at the Art League Gallery, located inside the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, entitled "Up Close and Too Personal". The show begins Dec. 5. Vigil, a Cameron Station resident, used a medium of colored pencil on frosted acetate with multiple layers of colors to create images that, at first glance, appear to be photographs. Some images are compilations of three or four different people and show how imperfections and quirks in our faces can be a thing of beauty. “People…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The West End neighborhood drew children from as far away as Lorton.
Goblins, superheroes and princesses flocked to Cameron Station Wednesday night for some of the best trick-or-treating in Alexandria. Some families brought children from as far away as Lorton. The youngsters — and some parents — and were decked out in their Halloween finest, as was at least one dog. Patch spotted costumes including Captain America, an astronaut, firefighters, a lion, an Angry Bird, a chicken and a spider princess. Love Patch? Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WestEndAlexandriaVAPatch!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The award is named after Mark Pillow, who died in 2005.
The Cameron Station Community Association is now accepting nominations for the Mark Pillow Community Spirit Award, which honors those who help out in the community. Pillow, who died suddenly in December 2005, was a generous community volunteer who embodied the spirit of Cameron Station and made it a better, brighter place to live. In 2006, in his memory, the common area committee established the annual award. The Cameron Station Board of Directors will present the award at the annual meeting on Nov. 5. Cameron Station residents are encouraged to think about good neighbors who help out the entire community by actions such as volunteering on committees, lending a hand at community events, organizing meetings and parties, serving on the board…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Proceeds will benefit classroom technology at Samuel Tucker Elementary School.
Cameron Station will host the neighborhood’s first-ever home and garden tour Saturday, Oct. 6. The tour will visit five homes in the Cameron Station community, said organizer Mike Lekas, a local real estate agent. Proceeds will benefit classroom technology at Samuel Tucker Elementary School. “I’ve lived in Cameron Station now for 11 years,” Lekas told Patch. “I love the community. We always have really cool events. I was trying to think of another really cool event to do and benefit the school.” Tickets are $15 in advance at $20 at the door. They can be bought at the Cameron Cafe, or anyone interested in the tour can call Lekas at 703-927-9895. The tour will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The five homes include different architectural styles …