Archives:December, 2012

ACPS Education Foundation Facts Remain Fuzzy

December 31st, 2012 | [From: Schools, Top Stories] first uncovered the creation of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Educational Foundation in early December and most of our questions about this organization remain unanswered.

Ring Out, Wild Bells

December 31st, 2012 | [From: Holiday Happenings]

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Donley Says Farewell To Elected Office

December 31st, 2012 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

When Kerry Donley was elected Alexandria vice mayor in 2009, most of the electorate lauded his return to public office. His decision not to run for re-election in 2012 came as a surprise and was a disappointment to many.

Feel Good With FeelFree

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

FeelFree opens for Virginia Coalition (VACO). (Photo: Wayne Hulehan)

T. C. Williams High School alums Evan Hulehan, Andrew Pfeiffer, Bryan Frank, Garrett Clausen, and Colin Cantfil are FeelFree and if you love reggae and are looking for something to do on New Year's Eve, you can catch FeelFree and other local bands at Jammin' Java in Vienna.

The Truth About The End Of The Year

December 28th, 2012 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:

It is the end of the year and time to reflect on what is important in life. It is time to ask, "What are we doing here?"

Seven Alexandria Deputies Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

December 28th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

On Friday, December 21, seven new deputies with the Alexandria Sheriff's Office graduated from the Session 127 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. The graduation ceremony was held at George Mason University in Fairfax and followed nearly six months of deputy and law enforcement training, including emergency vehicle operation, firearms training, defensive tactics, jail and courthouse procedures, crash investigation, basic legal training and other important areas.

Milestones And Millstones: The Best And The Worst In Transportation In 2012

December 28th, 2012 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

For motorists in the Washington metro area, our 2012 transportation experience was one heck of a roller coaster ride with some great highs, but some real lows as well, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. It is time to rank and rant as we ponder the milestones and frown upon the millstones in transportation in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia during 2012.

Take DASH And The King Street Trolley To First Night!

December 28th, 2012 | [From: Announcements]

Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) will provide free shuttle service for First Night Alexandria between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River Waterfront, starting at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31.

City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services For The New Year’s Day Holiday, January 1

December 28th, 2012 | [From: Announcements]

All City of Alexandria government offices will be open on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2012. City government offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.

Christmas Hurrah!

December 26th, 2012 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Dear Editor,

The morning after Christmas was the time of George Washington's surprise attack on the Hessian troops at Trenton, NJ. The Continental Army was in desperate need of a victory to increase morale.