Archives:November, 2010

Three Alexandria Schools To Receive Marine Corps 2010 Healthy School Award

November 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness, Schools]

George Mason, James K. Polk and William Ramsay elementary schools are among five Virginia elementary schools which will receive the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Healthy School Award and a $1,000 donation from MCM partner Sodexo. In early 2011, each school will receive the award for outstanding student participation in MCM’s Healthy Kids Fun Run, designed for students ages 6 to 13 and held on Oct. 30 in Arlington.

Virginia Submits Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan

November 30th, 2010 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech announced yesterday that Virginia has submitted its Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The plan identifies actions to reduce the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment entering the Bay from all major sources, including sewage treatment plants, industrial facilities, urban areas, agriculture, forestry and septic systems.

ACPS Seeks Identity

November 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Schools, Top Stories]

Parents, teachers and other staff are being asked to help “brand” the Alexandria City Public School system. In mid-November, ACPS principals got a letter from the “Superintends Office” asking each principal to convene a group of 15 to 20 teachers and staff and another group of 15 to 20 parents to participate in Discovery Bridge.

Timber!

November 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Holiday Happenings, Other News]

Members and fans of the Potomac Harmony Chorus are relieved that the holiday tree that toppled over Saturday during high winds in Alexandria’s Market Square spared the thirty-three performers who were singing next to it.

Alexandria Hosts Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend And Parade

November 29th, 2010 | [From: Holiday Happenings]

The fresh scent of heather and the festive melody of bagpipes are sure to get you into the holiday spirit at the 40th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade on Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4, in Alexandria. In celebration of this special anniversary, the Scottish Government is this year’s premier sponsor.

Alexandria Christmas Tree Lighted… And Upright

November 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Holiday Happenings, Other News]

Santa Claus and carolers rang in the holiday season in Alexandria at the annual lighting of the City’s Christmas tree on Friday night. Mayor Bill Euille flipped the switch and the lights came on, but less than 24 hours after the happy holiday spectacle, the 40-foot tall Norway Spruce came crashing down.

Cha-Ching!

November 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Business, Top Stories]

The first weekend of this year’s holiday season was a business success. With one of the biggest shopping days of the year under their belts, retailers have reason to smile.

Torpedo Factory Art Center Board Ready For Business

November 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Arts & Style, Top Stories]

Last week, the Alexandria City Council appointed 13 members of the new Torpedo Factory Art Center Board of Directors.

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends Three To Hospital

November 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness]

Today at 6:56 a.m., Alexandria Fire Department units responded for a sickness call in the unit block of Ancell Street in Del Ray.

Governor McDonnell Encourages Virginians To Support Local Small Businesses On Saturday

November 26th, 2010 | [From: Business]

Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today encouraging all Virginians to support their local small businesses tomorrow as part of the nationwide “Small Business Saturday” movement.