Archives:February, 2012

Alexandria Chamber Names New President/CEO John T. Long To Lead Chamber Into New Era

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce announces that John T. Long has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Long is currently the President and CEO of JTCK Associates, a firm that advises state and local chambers of commerce across the country.

26 More States And D.C. Seek Flexibility From NCLB To Drive Education Reforms In Second Round Of Requests

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Schools]

Twenty-six new states and the District of Columbia have formally submitted requests to the U.S. Department of Education for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Behind.

Alexandria Hotlist

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Non-Profits]

Exceptional Gifts — Chaperone Kids Group to One Fun Event! Thursday night, Mar 15

Jefferson-Houston School, 1501 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314, metro travel to DC Verizon Center.

One more experienced children’s chaperone needed to supervise and accompany middle school children to the Ringling Brothers Circus in DC. There will be a total of two chaperones and about five children with special needs and very mild disabilities. Meet at the school at 6:15pm for the 7:30pm show. Return by 10:30pm. The organization has a ticket for the chaperone, but they will have to pay their way for the metro to DC. Contact: Meredith Cole, 571-249-0002,

2012 Living Legend Pat MIller

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Non-Profits]

Pat Miller
by Sherry Wilson Brown

If a community is lucky, it includes people who raise their hands when there is work that needs doing. Alexandria Living Legend Pat Miller is the sort of person who raises both hands.

Moran Earns 100% Rating From Leadership Conference On Civil And Human Rights

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013]

Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, received the top rating on the 2011 Voting Record from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

T.C. Track And Field Athletes Medal At State Championship

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Sports, Top Stories]

T.C. Williams athletes competed in 12 individual events and 2 relays at the State indoor track and field championship on Feb. 24-25 in Hampton. Launches: Engaging Both Health Care Providers And Patients

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Health & Fitness]

ConnectVirginia, the Statewide Health Information Exchange for the Commonwealth of Virginia, announced today that its website,, is now available to citizens, health care providers, and other stakeholders.

City Of Alexandria And The Ballyshaners Host 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 3

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

On Saturday, March 3, the City of Alexandria and the Ballyshaners (Gaelic for “Old Towners”) will host the 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in celebration of Irish-American heritage. The parade begins at King and Alfred Streets and follows a route down King Street, past the reviewing stand at North Royal Street, and ends on the block of Lee Street between King and Cameron Streets.

Alexandria City Council Allocates $6.36 Million To Reconcile Public School System’s CIP Financial Muddle

February 29th, 2012 | [From: Schools]

With great reluctance, the Alexandria City Council approved a $6.36 million capital budget allocation to cover financial irregularities in the Alexandria City Public School system’s handling of capital projects. These funds do not exceed the approved ACPS Capital Improvement Program budget.

Despite National Ridicule, Republicans Vote to Mandate Ultrasounds

February 28th, 2012 | [From: Health & Fitness]

Today, Senate Republicans continued the relentless assault on women’s rights that prompted three demonstrations over the past week in the state’s capitol. Following national ridicule on television programs including The Daily Show and Rachel Maddow, Republican senators pushed the infamous mandatory ultrasound bill through the Senate after over an hour of debate on the floor.