Archives:August, 2016

Port City Brewing Company Receives Competitive Incentive Package To Expand Operations In Alexandria

August 31st, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Business, Top Stories]

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today camr to Alexandria to announce that nationally recognized, award-winning Port City Brewing Company will expand its craft brewery production footprint in Alexandria as a result of a competitive incentive package. Assists Veteran Seniors With Understanding, Applying For Benefits

August 31st, 2016 | [From: Non-Profits] is pleased to announce its free eligibility calculator tool to help determine a person’s eligibility for the veterans’ Aid and Attendance pension benefit. offers detailed information on the veterans’ pension benefit called Aid and Attendance that helps senior veterans pay for costs of care.

Old Town Pool To Reopen Today

August 31st, 2016 | [From: Announcements]

The Old Town Pool has been repaired and will open today at 4 p.m., as scheduled.

Car Free Day Registration Opens – Metropolitan Washington Gets Ready To Green The Commute On September 22

August 31st, 2016 | [From: EcoNews, Traffic & Transportation]

International Car Free Day is Thursday, Sept. 22 and metropolitan Washington area commuters, residents, and students who participate by taking the pledge to go car free or car-lite will qualify to win great prizes such as gift certificates to restaurants and retailers.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Wine Sales Reach Record High In FY 2016

August 31st, 2016 | [From: Business, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that sales of Virginia wine reached another record high during fiscal year 2016, with more than 556,500 cases, or over 6.6 million bottles, sold.

Get Ready For Traffic To Pick Back Up As Part Of “September Shock”

August 31st, 2016 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Next week marks the beginning of what area traffic experts have dubbed “September Shock,” the month-long phenomenon in which traffic delays on the region’s roadways bounce back in a big way from their annual summertime lull.

Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Project Update

August 31st, 2016 | [From: EcoNews]

The City of Alexandria expects to award a contract to begin construction of the Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation project in late September 2016.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Fall Stewardship Virginia Campaign

August 31st, 2016 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize voluntary activities with a tangible impact on Virginia’s natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign features activities during spring and fall.

75 Years Of Homes Tours Benefitting Inova Alexandria Hospital

August 31st, 2016 | [From: Non-Profits]

For 75 years, a dedicated group of women have been staging a Homes Tour to support Inova Alexandria Hospital. In 1941 when the tour started, WWII was looming and the minimum wage was 30 cents per hour. A lot has changed in seventy five years but the tour continues.

HHS Awards $53 Million To Help Address Opioid Eepidemic

August 31st, 2016 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories]

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $53 million in funding to 44 States, four tribes and the District of Columbia to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorders, reduce opioid related deaths, and strengthen drug misuse prevention efforts. In addition, funding will also support improved data collection and analysis around opioid misuse and overdose as well as better tracking of fatal and nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses.