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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.