Archives:December, 2010

Wind Advisory In Effect For Alexandria

December 27th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories]

The snow did not materialize, but Alexandria will experience high winds all day. The National Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the City of Alexandria. Winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts of 40 to 50 mph can be expected throughout the day. The adivisory is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight.

Winter Wonderland

December 23rd, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Holiday Happenings, Top Stories]

Santa came early for more than 1300 Alexandria families last night. He arrived at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in a fire truck and dispensed good cheer to residents of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s properties.

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.

Governor McDonnell Receives Report From Virginia Health Reform Initiative Advisory Council

December 22nd, 2010 | [From: From Richmond, Health & Fitness]

Yesterday, Governor Bob McDonnell received the final report and recommendations of the Virginia Health Reform Initiative Advisory Council from Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Bill Hazel. In August, the Governor created the Advisory Council to provide recommendations towards a comprehensive strategy for implementing health reform specific to the needs of Virginia.

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.

U.S. Attorney Hires Two Prosecutors for Alexandria Major Crimes and Narcotics Unit

December 22nd, 2010 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has hired Lisa Owings and Sean P. Tonolli as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the major crimes and narcotics unit for the Alexandria Division.

Civil War Ball To Be Held In Historic Ballroom Of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

December 21st, 2010 | [From: Announcements]

Enjoy an evening from the 1860s in the historic Gadsby’s Tavern ballroom at the Civil War Ball on Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Get ready for the Civil War Sesquicentennial at this distinctive event, which will include live music, dance instruction, and period desserts.

“Tavern Toddlers” Returns To Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

December 21st, 2010 | [From: Announcements]

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum welcomes back Tavern Toddlers! The next session begins Monday, January 3, 2011, and continues weekly (except for Federal holidays) through Monday, April 25, 2011. Because it’s never too early for kids to appreciate history, the museum developed this special program for toddlers (walkers through 36 months) and their caregivers. Tavern Toddlers features a weekly open playtime on Mondays anytime between 10:30 a.m. and noon, and a new craft activity each week.

Attempting To Plan For Beauregard

December 21st, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, City Hall, Top Stories]

In early 2008, the Alexandria City Council made developing a small area plan for the Beauregard Corridor a priority. Last night, a new community-led group formed to provide direction to that process.

Canoeing With Santa At The Y

December 21st, 2010 | [From: Holiday Happenings]

Last Saturday, more than 30 children came to the Alexandria YMCA to talk to Santa.