Archives:February, 2017

Warner And Kaine Announce $8.4 Million To Assist Virginia Immigrant Children In Need

February 28th, 2017 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced nearly $8.4 million in funding for organizations in Virginia working to provide unaccompanied minors who fled violence in Central America with services including temporary shelters and foster care programs. These grants will help organizations in Arlington, Bristow, and the Shenandoah Valley fund services for the children.

Episcopal Clergy Offer Ashes To Go In Alexandria

February 28th, 2017 | [From: Spiritual / Religious]

For the fifth consecutive year, Historic Christ Church will be at King Street Metro offering Ashes to Go to morning commuters from 6:30–9:30 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Ashes to Go will be offered at two other locations in Alexandria. Clergy members will be available for a simple prayer of confession, followed by the imposition of ashes with the traditional words, and ending with a bidding of peace.

Arlington Bishop Celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass

February 28th, 2017 | [From: Spiritual / Religious]

On Wednesday, March 1, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at 12:05 p.m.at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (3901 N. Cathedral Lane, Arlington). Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent and signals the approach to Easter.

U.S. Marshals Warn Public Of Jury Duty Phone Scams

February 28th, 2017 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction.

Beyer Invites Thomas Jefferson High School Principal Dr. Evan Glazer To Grade Trump Speech

February 28th, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will attend President Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight as Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA) special guest.

Poet Sarah Browning To Read At Marymount University

February 28th, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style]

The public is invited to a free reading by poet Sarah Browning from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in Reinsch Library Auditorium on the campus of Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington.

Construction Project At Theodore Roosevelt Island Parking Lot Begins March 1

February 27th, 2017 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

On March 1, the National Park Service will begin a project to repave the parking lot and realign the Mount Vernon Trail at Theodore Roosevelt Island. To ensure visitor safety, the parking lot will be closed until the project’s completion, expected to be late spring. Pedestrians will have access to the island throughout the project and cyclists can bypass construction via a short detour on the Mount Vernon Trail.

SSSAS Presents “The Little Mermaid”

February 27th, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style]

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School will present “The Little Mermaid” on March 3-4 and March 10-11. Don’t miss this delightful musical from the SSSAS Cappies Award-winning Stage One Players.

It All Comes True

February 27th, 2017 | [From: Editorials]

alexandrianews.org Editorial – City Manager Mark Jinks presented his FY2018 budget this week. He proposed a General Fund Operating Budget of $712.5 million and an All Funds Operating Budget of $873.7 million.

AG Herring And South Dakota AG To Launch National “Campaign For Child Rescue”

February 27th, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley today announced the launch of the national “Campaign for Child Rescue”, an ambitious new joint partnership of law enforcement, private industry leaders and nonprofit organizations to leverage advanced technology to locate and rescue children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.