Archives:October, 2016

Martial Arts Instructor Arrested For Aggravated Sexual Battery Of A Child

October 31st, 2016 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Fairfax County police arrested 29-year-old Renzo Martin Garcia Davila at his home in Springfield at around 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, and charged him with aggravated sexual battery. Garcia was an instructor of Martial Arts at “Lead By Example” on Huntsman Boulevard in Springfield. He was also an instructor at The Montessori School, located at 3411 Lees Corner Road in Chantilly.

City Of Alexandria Welcomes Tall Ship “El Galeón” November 9-14

October 31st, 2016 | [From: Arts & Style]

The City of Alexandria Marina will be the scene of living history as “El Galeón,” an authentic replica of a 16th-century Spanish Galleon, visits the city from Wednesday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 14. The ship will be available for tours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Galleons, used by the Spanish Crown for maritime expeditions from the 16th to 18th centuries, were fabled merchant vessels and war ships that made up the early navies of Europe.

Spooky Truths Regarding Halloween Safety On And Off The Road

October 31st, 2016 | [From: Holiday Happenings]

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.

Two New Redistricting Options Available Following Feedback From The Community Meetings

October 31st, 2016 | [From: Schools]

Alexandria City Public Schools thanked all those who attended last week’s redistricting community meetings last week. ACPS is delighted that so many families took the time to attend the gallery walk and give their feedback on the four options that were on the table at that time.

Obituary For DeArcey “Dee” Thomas Campbell

October 31st, 2016 | [From: Obituaries, Other News]

DeArcey (Dee) T. Campbell, age 91, of Daytona Beach, FL, passed away on Oct. 18, at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach. Dee Campbell was a rowing and coaching legend in his hometown of Alexandria. The boat house is named the Dee Campbell Rowing Center in his honor.

Voting YES! To The Meals Tax Is The Most Compassionate Vote For Lower-income Households

October 31st, 2016 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Dear Editor,

You’ve heard the proverb. If you want to feed a man for a day, give him a fish; if you want to feed him for a lifetime, teach him to fish.

166 Use Local Halloween SoberRide Program

October 31st, 2016 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Non-Profits]

One-hundred-and-sixty-six persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free cab ride service, SoberRide®, last night through early this morning as opposed to possibly driving home drunk.

Metro GM Proposes “Reality Check” Budget Plan

October 30th, 2016 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Calling it a Reality Check Budget Plan for fiscal year 2018, Metro officials will present an austere recommendation to the Board’s Finance Committee at its meeting Thursday, Nov. 3. The budget downsizes the workforce by an unprecedented 1,000 positions, cuts certain employee health care expenses, and rightsizes rail and bus services to support current ridership.

The Fencers Club Of Virginia To Host Official Pushups For Charity Event

October 30th, 2016 | [From: Arts & Style, Non-Profits]

The Fencers Club of Virginia invites Alexandria residents to make the push for service members and veterans! How many push-ups can you do in 90 seconds?

T. C.’s Mackey Wins Conference Championship

October 29th, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Other News, Sports]

Jack Mackey, a senior at T. C. Williams High School, made school history Wednesday becoming the first Titan to win a conference/district cross country championship. Mackey won the Patriot Conference 7 Championship on Oct. 26, and advances to the regional championship as one of the top competitors.