Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Seeking Nominations for Salute to Women Awards

The Alexandria Commission for Women seeks nominations of women, men and youth who have made a significant impact on women and girls in Alexandria.
Winners will be honored at the Commission’s 37th Annual Salute to Women Awards Program on March 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Proceeds support the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center and Domestic Violence Program.

Winners will be recognized for their achievements in several areas, including health and safety, legislative advocacy, leadership, artistic endeavors, business and career development, and providing opportunities for youth.

All nominations must be submitted by the close of business on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted and the deadline will not be extended. Nomination forms can be completed online.

To purchase tickets to the Annual Salute to Women Awards Program or to serve as a sponsor, please visit:

For more information, contact Marilyn Patterson at

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Heart of Del Ray Award" Nominations

The “Heart of Del Ray Award” is presented annually by the Del Ray Business Association to the business that the community feels serves as the heart and soul of Del Ray. On February 1st, we will announce the 5 finalists and open up voting by the community.  Before the voting process to select the winner begins, we would like to get YOUR nomination for who you think should be one of the five businesses on the ballot. The Del Ray Business Association Board will then take into consideration all the nominations and comments in order to determine the five finalists.
Nominations should be based on which business best demonstrates their warm and welcoming attitude to the community/customers, their commitment and generosity to the community, and to their overall contribution to what makes Del Ray the best place in the world to live, work and shop!  In other words, what business warms your “heart” when you here its name? Former winners of the Heart of Del Ray Award are as follows: 
2009      A Show of Hands
2010      Jen Walker, McEnearney Associates
2011      Bobi Bomar, Homes of Alexandria, Weichert Realtors
2012      The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray
2013      The Greener Cleaner of Del Ray
2014      Del Ray Pizzeria
2015      Mind the Mat
2016      Caboose Cafe
Remember - we are just soliciting nominations - we are NOT voting yet. The five finalists will be announced on February 1st and voting will begin at that time until February 10th.
Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you. 

 Nominations must be be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, January 29th by  e-mailing