Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Water Main Installation on Riley Rd.

Just a reminder-Riley Rd. is being taken down to one lane for the installation of a water main from the AA highway to Main Street.  The construction, already underway, is getting closer to the curvy hill part of Riley Rd. so please use caution in that area.  Be safe Alexandria!


Greenup Street Road Closure

FYI- ROAD CLOSURE: West end of Greenup St. at E. Main St. beginning at 7 AM tomorrow, until Monday morning May 5. No thru traffic the entire time, including evening/night hours. A large crane will be parked on the street for repairs to the water tower at that location. Residents of Greenup St. will need to access Main St. via Jefferson St. or Washington St.



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CCHS Drama Club Fundraiser


Print out the flyer and support the CCHS Drama Club!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Need To Get Your Event Publicized?

Have an event coming up in or around Alexandria? Church activities, yard sales, and fundraisers all qualify!  Drop us a line at and we will get the word out about your event or happening in our fair City of Alexandria!


Celebration of Life for Greg Rose

For those of you that wish to show your respects for Greg Rose and his family:

A Celebration of Life
Bob Miller Stadium-Campbell Co. Middle School
3:00-7:00 Visitation at First Baptist of Cold Spring.
7:00-8:00 Funeral Service at First Baptist of Cold Spring.
8:15-8:35 Funeral procession from First Baptist to Bob Miller Stadium.
8:35-8:45 Parking will begin in North lot, then over flow to South Lot. The hearse will stage/park on track at the center of the bleachers.
8:45-8:50 Flag raised by CCHS Athletes. National Anthem sang by Melissa Conway.
8:50-8:55 Hearse takes lap around the track while Dave Sandlin speaks about Greg and his life accomplishments. The hearse will be escorted by two CCHS Band of Pride Gators.
8:55-9:00 Prayer led by Jason Ballard.
9:00-9:05 CCHS Fight Song played by the CCHS Band of Pride.
9:05-9:10 Closing remarks and invitation read about refreshments served in the CCMS Cafeteria

Please keep the Rose Family in your thoughts and prayers. 



Our Garden is started--What about Yours?

Our garden is started.  We planted 8 cabbage plants, one large tomato plant, spinach, lettuce, basil, mint, sage, and  rosemary.  Herbs, lettuce, and spinach are in pots on the front porch.  Cabbage and tomato plant are in a raised bed in the back yard.   It's not too late to set up a raised bed, or lasagna garden!  Come on, Let's Grow Alexandria!



Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Beautiful Day to Play

Jessica Adams's photo.

 It was a beautiful day to play at the Alexandria Community Park!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Let's Grow Alexandria!

  I don’t know about you, but making ends meet is getting much harder these days!    After the Polar Vortex, and with the drought in California, the cost of food is going to skyrocket!  Can you afford to keep buying all of your food at the grocery? 

  What happens if the SH#& hits the fan?  What happens if the power goes out and there is no ATM to get cash from to buy food? What happens if there is no food in the grocery store?  What happens if you lose your job?  Do I have your attention yet?

  I hope so!  What would it hurt to grow your own food?  Fresh homegrown produce is so much better for you than produce that is a week old, grown who knows how!  Every bit of food grown is money saved.

    I know a lot of the soil in Alexandria is nasty old clay; hence the nick name of our Garden Club “Claybusters”!  But you can amend your soil.  Add compost, try Lasagna Gardening or raised bed gardens.   

    You can plant blueberries in your landscaping.  Plant a dwarf fruit tree in the yard every year.  Plant grapes along a fence line.   Plant zucchini in your flower beds.  Grow a Meyer lemon tree in your home.  Grow herbs on a windowsill.  Grow sprouts on your kitchen counter.  Whatever you are able to do….just DO it!  Become more self-sufficient.  How accomplished would you feel being able to grow all of your produce for the summer?  How much money would you save? 

   The Dervais Family( in California  is growing 6000 lbs. per year on the 1/10th acre garden space in downtown Pasadena.  6000lbs!!! Most lots and homes in Alexandria have way more than 1/10 of an acre yard.  We have the capability of producing at least half of that (due to the length of our growing season).  How cool would that be…growing over a ton of food for our families!  So what would you do with a ton of food?  Eat it fresh and preserve it!  Preserving the harvest is not hard to learn these days with the internet and Ball Canning Books.  I taught myself to can and to dry foods and you can too!  

  I feel we need to get back to the basics and eat a healthier diet!  Preservatives and additives in your food that you cannot pronounce cannot be good for you.  Eating less processed food is healthier and more nutritious.   Read the labels on the food in your pantry.  I dare you!  Even the simplest of items have additives.   I guarantee that foods you grow and preserve are better for you than the additive laden food we buy in the supermarket.

   So I challenge the good citizens of Alexandria to grow your own food this summer!  Start out small and go from there.  You will NOT regret it!  Your and your family’s health will thank you for it.  And, oh yeah, your wallet will thank you as well!

“Let’s  Grow Alexandria”!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CCHS Presents Beauty and the Beast

This weekend CCHS will be presenting it's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.  Over 70 students are involved with the production making this one of the largest musical production ever by CCHS!  The show times are Friday April 25th and Saturday April 26th at 7:30 pm and at 2 pm on Sunday April 27th.  The musical takes place in the CCHS Auditorium; tickets are $10 per person. For more info go to :  Come on out and show your support for the talent students of our community!


Alexandria Night at the Florence Freedom

              Have you heard about the Alexandria Night At Florence Freedom?  That’s right, folks from Alexandria are being offered a discount on tickets for the Florence Freedom game Tuesday May 20th at 6:35 pm!  Go here for ticket info and remember the coupon code is Campbell!  Let’s show our support for Alexandria!  Hope to see you there!





Thursday, April 17, 2014

Free popcorn seed sample! Grow your own popcorn!


Go here to order your free sample of Popcorn seed so you can grow your own popcorn!
Grow Alexandria, grow!

Stock Up Alert!!

Image of Meijer Naturals Salsa

This week's stock up alert is at Meijer--the Meijer Naturals Salsa is on sale for $1 each!  This is a great price so stock up on salsa for your pantry stash!

Enjoy the savings,


Monday, April 14, 2014

Candy and Cones Coming to Sparetime?

Have you heard?  Candy and Cones is coming to Sparetime!  That's right!  Won't it be great to have life back in the old Sparetime building!  Cannot wait!

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers!  If this is the case, we should have a gorgeous flower filled May!
Stay dry out there!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Alexandria Easter Egg Hunt!

Are you ready for the HUNT?  What hunt, you ask--the Alexandria Easter Egg Hunt of course!  It is at the Alexandria Community Park!  Be there at 11am Saturday April 12th to participate in this local activity!  Another thing that makes living in Alexandria awesome!  See you there!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Free Easter Cookbook

Go here to get your free Easter cookbook! Hurry, these freebies do not last long!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Reds Supporting BBN?

 Wouldn't it have been great for the Reds to have worn this in support of BBN!

Go Big Blue!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Go Wildcats!

                                                        Alexandria Bleeds BLUE!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stargazing Guide

Did you ever lay outside at night and watch the stars?  Here is a yahoo story that will alert you to the best stargazing times this Spring!

Some of the best things in life are free! What a great way to make memories with your children!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint-5

I hope that this series is giving you some food for thought regarding the things we can easily do to reduce our carbon footprint and preserve this planet for our children and our children’s children.

  Speaking of food…..Grow your own food to reduce your carbon footprint as well as to help your budget.  Doesn’t get any greener, fresher, or more nutritious than this!  If you have a brown thumb and just cannot grow anything, then you need to buy local. 

  There are local farmers that you can support at the farm or at the local Farmer’s Markets.  We are lucky to have a Farmer’s Market located at the Southern Lanes parking lot every Friday 3-6pm during the late Spring, Summer, and early Fall.  This is such a great resource for our city—take advantage of it!

   Neltner’s Farm is located in Camp Springs and they have home grown produce at the farm stand and they go to the Farmer’s Market as well.  Why spend money to buy produce grown hundreds or thousands of miles away, when you can get fresh from the farm veggies grown locally?  To me it is a no brainer!  Buy Local!  It helps the environment, it helps your family’s nutrition, and it helps your local farmers.  Such an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint!