Archives:August, 2012

T.C. Cross Country Gears Up

August 31st, 2012 | [From: Other News, Sports]

The T.C. Williams cross country team is gearing up for another competitive season in the Northern Region, notably one of the most competitive regions in the state. The team has been training twice a day since the first week of August, clocking up to 10 miles a day in distance runs mixed with hill workouts and speed training. Thankfully, the weather in August was not as brutal as in July or previous years. By the end of the season, athletes will have run close to 500 miles, according to head coach Michael Hughes.

Kaine Holds Day Of Latino Outreach In Northern Virginia

August 31st, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013]

Yesterday, as part of his ongoing efforts to engage Virginia’s Latino voters in his race for U.S. Senate, former governor Tim Kaine held a day of outreach with the Virginia Latino community.

Governor McDonnell Announces “Safe Phone Zones” Safety Rest Area Sponsorship with Geico

August 31st, 2012 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell yesterday announced Virginia’s launch of the "Safe Phone Zones" program sponsored by GEICO, which includes highway signs that direct motorists to Virginia’s Safety Rest Areas and Welcome Centers where they can safely use their phones for calling, texting, surfing and accessing mobile apps.

Deputies Deliver School Supplies

August 30th, 2012 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

Each year Community Partners for Children purchases school supplies for students who attend Alexandria City Public Schools. Yesterday, deputies from the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office collected the supplies at the Charles Houston Recreation Center and delivered them to public schools throughout the city.

McDonnell Announces Amtrak VirginiaSM To Norfolk To Start December 12, 2012

August 30th, 2012 | [From: From Richmond, Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Amtrak Virginia’s Northeast Regional service extension to and from Norfolk will start December 12, 2012, providing a same-seat trip from Norfolk to Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York City and as far north as Boston. Tickets are now available for purchase.

Krupicka Announces Support Of Leading Progressive Groups

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

Today, the Krupicka for Delegate campaign officially announced the endorsement of eight leading progressive organizations in the state.

The SkillSource Group, Inc. Receives Grant To Serve Local Veterans

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

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded a grant for $1.1 million to The SkillSource Group to provide employment and training services, including entrepreneurship training, to 395 Virginia veterans over the next three years. As a partner on this grant, ServiceSource will provide outreach, intake, assessment, case management, supportive service referrals, job development and follow- up services to veterans with disabilities.

Back-To-School Tips: Attitude, Safety and Health

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

The start of a new school year is right around the corner. While most children take the changes in stride, many children feel uneasy about the first day of school. To lessen the stress felt by parents and children, it’s important to establish healthy habits right from the start.

Jacques Brel Opens Season At MetroStage Through Oct. 21

August 29th, 2012 | [From: Arts & Style, Other News]

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the 2012-13 season will open with the acclaimed, iconic, beloved musical Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, featuring Natascia Diaz from the 2006 production of the off-Broadway revival at the Zipper Theatre, and a remarkable cast of Bobby Smith, Bayla Whitten and Sam Ludwig. August 30-October 21, 2012 (press night-Wednesday, September 5 at 8pm). Serge Seiden will direct and Matthew Gardiner with choreograph. Jenny Cartney is the music director. MetroStage will be presenting the revised 2006 version, which includes Brel’s classic Ne Me Quitte Pas, sung by Ms. Diaz.

Alexandria Archaeology Announces Findings On Graves At Fort Ward Park

August 28th, 2012 | [From: Arts & Style, Top Stories]

The City of Alexandria, Virginia, has recently completed three stages of an archaeological investigation at Fort Ward Park, located at 3601 West Braddock Road. The goal of the City’s work was to identify unmarked graves and cultural resources associated with Native American habitation of the area, an American Civil War fortification, and a post-Civil War African American community known as “The Fort,” that was present until the 1960s. During the more than two-year investigation, 43 graves were identified within the park, only three of which were marked by headstones. Significant findings include: