Archives:November, 2011

Pork Barrel Barbecue Finally Opens In Del Ray

November 30th, 2011 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

After two years of anticipation, Mango Mike Anderson’s Pork Barrel Barbecue restaurant is finally open in Del Ray.

Beauregard Planning Process: A Different Perspective

November 30th, 2011 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:

I was rather astounded to read Dave Cavanaugh’s claims that the Beauregard Planning Process, spearheaded by the Beauregard Corridor Stakeholders’ Group, was “contentious” and his accusations that the leaders of the BCSG “blur[ed] the truth” about the “recommendations” that were recently provided to City staff. In turn, allow me to offer a considerably different perspective.

Alexandria City Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Funds From The City Of Buffalo

November 30th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

This morning, City of Alexandria officials learned that the City’s Deputy Director of General Services, Timothy E. Wanamaker, pled guilty to a felony charge in Buffalo, New York federal court on Nov. 29. He admitted to using work-issued credit cards to pay for non-work related travel and expenses. Wanamaker served as Buffalo’s Director of the Office of Strategic Planning until 2008.

First Lady Of Del Ray Dies

November 30th, 2011 | [From: Top Stories]

Any Alexandria journalist who ever had the misfortune to publish an article with “Potomac Yards” instead of “Potomac Yard” or who referred to the Monroe Avenue Bridge as the Monroe Street Bridge, or who put parentheses around an area code after they became mandatory in the metro area heard from Judy Lowe.

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital To Provide Free Hip And Knee Replacements

November 30th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

On Saturday, Dec. 3, orthopedic surgeons at the Inova Joint Replacement Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital will provide free hip and/or knee replacements to 10 patients from the Fairfax/Alexandria communities as part of Operation Walk USA 2011.

Let’s Update Tax Policy To Help Rebuild Schools

November 30th, 2011 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

By: Sen. Jim Webb and Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Eric Cantor and Bob McDonnell and George Allen and Tim Kaine

America’s economic recovery continues to pose tough challenges. Our citizens need good jobs, and our students need the skills to compete for those jobs in the years ahead.

Alexandria Commission On HIV/AIDS Sponsors Screening Of “The Other City” For World AIDS Day

November 29th, 2011 | [From: Announcements]

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS and Inova Alexandria Hospital will host a screening of the movie The Other City on Thursday, Dec. 1, starting with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the movie from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd.

Where there’s Smoke

November 29th, 2011 | [From: Editorials]

Irregularities have been discovered in the procedures for administering the Alexandria City Public Schools Capital Budget.

Alexandria Runners Compete In The South Region Championship

November 29th, 2011 | [From: Sports]

Three runners from Alexandria -- Shannon Smythe and Anteneh Girma from T.C. Williams along with Liam O'Connor from Bishop Ireton -- competed on Saturday in the Foot Locker South Region cross country championship.

Historic Alexandria 2011 Holiday Ornament Commemorates Civil War

November 29th, 2011 | [From: Announcements]

Collectible Ornament on Sale in Museum Gift Shops, Online