Archives:October, 2011

Operation Warm

October 31st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime]

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office and Operation Warm joined together this week to distribute winter coats to 120 children of inmates.


Two Inmates Receive High School Diplomas

October 31st, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime]


A graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, Oct. 27th for two inmates who earned their GED diplomas while incarcerated in Alexandria’s William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.

In Support Of Ed Semonian

October 31st, 2011 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the editor:

The Clerk of Court has been an elected position in Alexandria over the centuries. It is also a position which should be occupied by a professional manager whose work has been shown to be efficient and non-partisan.

Local Optimist Club Emphasizes Need For Respect For The Law

October 31st, 2011 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

The Optimist Club of Alexandria recognized three members of the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office for distinguished service to the community. The annual Optimist Club of Alexandria Respect for Law Program took place at a luncheon at the Belle Haven Country Club on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Opportunities Abound

October 31st, 2011 | [From: Letters/Opinions, Schools]

Our last School Board meeting epitomized the teaching and learning experience we expect at Alexandria City Public Schools. It began with a multimedia presentation created entirely by students from Francis Hammond Middle School 3. They demonstrated their knowledge and talents through video and spoken word performance to share what they were learning about living organisms in science class. They quickly reminded us of how important creativity, technology, and project based activities are to the learning process.

More Support For Ed Semonian

October 31st, 2011 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

The citizens of Alexandria are fortunate to have had Ed Semonian serve as the Clerk of Circuit Court for the past 31 years. It was my honor to serve in this position for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church for 31 years and I can attest to Mr. Semonian's professionalism, leadership and vast technical knowledge in his outstanding years of service.

AlexandriaNews.org 2011 Voter Guide

October 30th, 2011 | [From: Choice 2011]

On November 8, Alexandrians will have the opportunity to go to the polls to elect two members of the House of Delegates, three members of the Virginia State Senate and the Clerk of Court who will represent them for the next two, four and eight years respectively. There are five possible combinations of representatives depending on where you live in Alexandria. The only city-wide race is the Clerk of Court.

The $200 Park Goes LARGE

October 30th, 2011 | [From: Arts & Style, Top Stories]

When the City of Alexandria purchased 3550 Commonwealth Avenue from Dominion Power, they had Open Space funding available and a goal of expanding park space, but they didn't really have a plan for it. What happened next though was something really magical.

Titan’s Celebrate Homecoming In The Snow

October 30th, 2011 | [From: Other News, Sports]

T. C. Williams High School celebrated homecoming on Saturday in the rain, sleet and snow. The game ended as dismally as the weather, with the Titans losing to Robert E. Lee High school, 17-10.

School Board Considers Changes To Intersession

October 30th, 2011 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

While the Alexandria School Board voted unanimously to keep the one week of intersession in January for Alexandria’s two modified calendar schools, the Board is going to make some changes to intersession offerings. The cost of intersession at the two schools for the 2010-11 school year was $868,300 and the budgeted cost of intersession for the 2011-12 school year is $793,938, plus an additional $61,000 to restore the fifth week of intersession at Mt. Vernon, which was approved at the Oct. 20 board meeting.