Archives:September, 2010

Sales of Virginia Wines Up Nearly 13% In FY2010

September 28th, 2010 | [From: Business]

Sales of Virginia wine in FY2010 increased nearly 13% from FY2009. Total sales of Virginia wine amounted to $1,604,387 in wine liter tax collections during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, whereas the total wine liter tax collected by the state derived from the sale of Virginia wine in FY2009 amounted to $1,428,216.

Titans Fall To Spartans

September 28th, 2010 | [From: Sports]

Last night, the T. C. Williams High School volleyball team hosted the West Springfield Spartans. The Spartans won, 3-1.

The first game was never close, with T. C. committing numerous unforced errors. The Spartans won, 25-17. T. C. woke up in the second game and led most of the way, winning, 25-18. The third game was close until West Springfield rallied to win 25-21. T. C. fell completely apart in the fourth game, losing, 25-14.

City Sanitation Authority Approves FY 2011 Budget And Rate Increases

September 28th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, EcoNews, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Sanitation Authority Board of Directors approved a new sewer rate structure and annual budget at its monthly meeting on September 21, 2010. Public hearings were held for the two items, but no comments were made on either issue.

Bishop Ireton Announces Four Commended Students And One National Hispanic Scholar

September 27th, 2010 | [From: Schools]

Today, Principal Tim Hamer announced that Laura Becht ’11, James Bieron ’11, Liam Heaney ’11, and Justin Roczniak ’11 have been named Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Titan Round-up

September 27th, 2010 | [From: Sports]

As the golf team finished their season, most other T.C. Williams High School athletic teams began Patriot District competition. Here’s how they did.

Cross Country

The Titan cross country team participated in the Oatlands Invitational last weekend. The girls finished sixth out of 46 teams, and the boys finished 11th out of 57 teams.

Artists, Community Cry Foul Over Creation Of Torpedo Factory Board

September 27th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Arts & Style]

Representatives from the Torpedo Factory Art Center and members of the community came to City Council on Saturday to voice their objections to the creation of a new governing board.

“The Torpedo Factory Art Center has functioned very well for the past 36 years, and we object to a new governing structure that would take control of the Art Center away from the artists,” said former Virginia Delegate Marian Van Landingham, one of the founders of the Art Center. “The structure that Council approved means that artists are outnumbered two to one. We think that there should be a public hearing on this matter before any such change is implemented.”

VOICE Declares Victory Over ARHA

September 27th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Non-Profits]

Representatives from Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement came to the Alexandria City Council’s first public hearing of the year to declare victory in their fight with the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority over the relocation of James Bland residents.

Alexandria Crime Report

September 27th, 2010 | [From: Police Blotter]

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Theft of a Vehicle
700 Block of South Fayette Street, 9:42 a.m.
Motor Vehicle Theft: Open

Theft
5700 Block of Edsall Road, 10:05 a.m.
Fraud Offenses: Open

Developing Alexandria

September 27th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, City Hall]

As the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the redevelopment of the Calvert property on Mt. Vernon Avenue on Saturday, members also began a discussion about rationalizing the development process.

The Calvert is a 16-story apartment building with single-story wings of retail on either side. There are large surface parking lots in the front and the back and a retaining wall along Mt. Vernon Ave. United Dominion Realty, the owner of the property, will redevelop it beginning in 2012. That means that no new leases in the rental building are being renewed, and no retail leases are being extended. The Del Merei Grille was the first business to vacate the premises, closing on Friday night.

McDonnell Announces Sales Tax Holiday On Energy Star And WaterSense Products

September 27th, 2010 | [From: From Richmond, Other News]

Today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia’s fourth Energy Star and WaterSense products sales tax holiday will begin Friday, October 8th and continue through Monday, October 11. During the holiday, consumers can purchase a variety of “Green” products qualified for energy savings by the federal government and not pay the 5% state and local sales tax.