Archives: ‘Other News’

Café Nicole Gives Free Soup And Sandwiches To Homeless Over The Holidays

December 30th, 2010 | [From: Business, Other News]

This holiday season, Café Nicole, 1125 Queen Street, has given a unique gift to homeless Alexandrians: Free ham and turkey sandwiches, cups of chicken noodle soup and coffee. The donations were made possible by the Burlimann family and a private donor.

COPS For Christmas

December 28th, 2010 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

On Saturday, December 18, Alexandria COPS Officers played Santa Claus to nine Lynhaven and Hume Springs families. The officers, with assistance from the two civic associations, selected families in need who could use Christmas gifts and food for the holidays. The families have children between eight and 15 years of age.

Alexandria Fire Department Responds To High-Rise Apartment Fire

December 22nd, 2010 | [From: Other News]

This afternoon, December 22, at 4 p.m., the Alexandria Fire Department, assisted by units from Arlington and Fairfax Counties, responded to a two-alarm fire in an unsprinklered, residential high-rise building at 5340 Holmes Run Parkway. Firefighters effectively extinguished the fire in a basement storage room, but smoke spread throughout the 16-story structure.

Sanitation Authority Says Goodbye To Semonian

December 22nd, 2010 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

For 41 years, Edward Semonian has helped ensure that Alexandria’s sewage is processed properly. Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Sanitation Authority said goodbye and thanks.

Librarian Karen Russell Retires After 38 Years

December 21st, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, City Hall, Other News]

For 38 years, Librarian Karen Russell has been the embodiment of the Alexandria Library.

Letters To Virginia

December 20th, 2010 | [From: Arts & Style, Other News]

Aug. 24, 1848: “Dear Miss Liza, I hope you will not consider it too great a liberty, my writing you a little Note – as it is only to bid you good bye. I shall leave town in about an hour for Maryland to spend a few days and as you might think I had taken my departure for parts unknown, I thought I would just apprise you of my whereabouts.

Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Alexandria

December 16th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Other News]

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including the City of Alexandria, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

State Health Commissioner Announces Drop In Prematurity And Teen Pregnancy Rates

December 16th, 2010 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

Today, Virginia State Health Commissioner Karen Remley, announced a decline in premature births and teen pregnancies in the Commonwealth.

Heroism Recognized

December 15th, 2010 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

On December 11, 2010, Alexandria Deputy Sheriff Bryant Vaughn was recognized for heroism by the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Carpenter’s Shelter Benefits From Dominion Donation

December 14th, 2010 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

On Thursday, Dominion Resources announced that Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria would receive a $25,000 grant to help weatherize the facility. In all, Dominion’s EnergyShare program and organizations that provide shelter or housing assistance for the homeless and others in need received more than $2 million in donations. Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy producers, announced that donations will help organizations in Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia and 11 other states.