Archives: ‘Other News’

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.

Alexandria Children Experience The Magic Of The Holidays In ARHA’s Winter Wonderland

December 20th, 2012 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

More than 2500 children watched as Santa arrived in an Alexandria fire engine at the Charles Houston Recreation Center last night to get the party started in the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Winter Wonderland.

Santa’s Visit Aboard The King Street Trolley A DASHing Success

December 19th, 2012 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

Santa DASHED into Old Town on Saturday, Dec. 15, aboard the King Street Trolley. Alexandria Transit Company welcomed Santa aboard the King Street Trolley as he took pictures with children, families and even pets!

Area Law Enforcement Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 17th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

Eleven Washington-metropolitan area police officers were cited today for their “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s 15th-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.”

Dulles Toll Road New Rates Take Effect

December 17th, 2012 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the toll rate on the Dulles Toll Road will increase by 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza to $1.75. Toll rates on the on/off ramps will increase by 25 cents to $1.

Wreaths Across Alexandria – “Remember, Honor And Teach”

December 13th, 2012 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

By Ripley Forbes

The placement of evergreen wreaths on the stone markers of veterans who served and sacrificed for our nation began at Arlington Cemetery in 1992 and now is observed in hundreds of cemeteries large and small every December. At noon this Saturday, Dec. 15, there will be Wreaths Across America remembrance ceremony at the Alexandria National Cemetery. The Saturday observance marks the 10th year that Wreaths Across America has conducted an observance ceremony in Alexandria.

Kaine Receives Committee Assignments For 113th Congress

December 13th, 2012 | [From: From Congress, Other News]

Today it was announced that Senator-elect Timothy M. Kaine will serve on the Armed Services, Foreign Relations, and Budget committees during the 113th Congress. These important committees will enable him to work on the issues that matter to Virginians and the issues he spoke about throughout his campaign, including solutions to our nation’s fiscal challenges and workforce development.

Children Of Inmates To Receive Holiday Gifts, Winter Coats

December 11th, 2012 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

Thanks to the generous support of Toys for Tots and Operation Warm, the children of more than 50 Alexandria inmates received a holiday gift and, if needed, a new winter coat this season. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, family members and guardians picked up new toys and coats at the Alexandria Sheriff's Office headquarters on Mill Road.

Alexandria Police Department Congratulates Crisis Intervention Team Graduates

December 7th, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

On Friday, December 14, six Alexandria police department employees graduated from the Crisis Intervention Team’s 10th training academy. A graduation ceremony was held on Friday at 2:30 P.M. at Police Department Headquarters.

Christopher Jorss Masters Dolch Sight Words And Earns Black Belt

December 7th, 2012 | [From: Other News, Schools]

Alexandria, Virginia -St. Louis School second grader Christopher Jorss has been formally recognized for learning all 224 Dolch Sight Words and earning the first Sight Words Black Belt in Virginia by mastering all 28 levels within Sight Words with Samson, an online reading program used in schools to help young students learn to read.