Archives:October, 2017

First Friday: Dances Around The World

October 31st, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style]

Are you looking for a memorable and inspiring evening with your family?  Plan to attend the First Friday “Dances Around the World” sponsored by the Office of the Arts on Friday, Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street. During the evening, you will take a spin around the world through dance and music.

Herring Joins Bipartisan Group Calling For Action To Address Bump Stocks

October 31st, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Public Safety]

Expressing extreme concern about the role bump stocks played in the recent Las Vegas mass shooting, Attorney General Mark R. Herring yesterday joined a bipartisan letter to Congressional leaders urging them to close a loophole in current federal gun laws.

Herring Seeks To Expand Complaint In Federal Generic Drug Antitrust Lawsuit

October 31st, 2017 | [From: Health, Top Stories]

In an effort to safeguard competition in the generic drug market and protect Virginia consumers from overpriced pharmaceuticals, Attorney General Mark R. Herring and 45 fellow state attorneys general taking part in a wide-ranging multistate antitrust investigation of the generic drug industry have asked the federal court for permission to file an expanded complaint in the states’ pending lawsuit. 

Over 700 Use Local SoberRide Program On Halloween

October 31st, 2017 | [From: Non-Profits, Public Safety]

A record 715 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, on the weekend before Halloween (Oct. 28-29) as opposed to possibly driving home drunk.          

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Military Transgender Ban

October 31st, 2017 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

A federal court in Washington, DC yesterday blocked the Trump administration from implementing the President’s directive banning transgender service members from continuing to serve in the military.

Alexandria’s Christ Church To Remove Washington, Lee Plaques From Sanctuary

October 31st, 2017 | [From: Spiritual / Religious, Top Stories]

The Vestry of Alexandria’s historic Christ Church voted unanimously earlier this month to remove two marble plaques dedicated to the memories of George Washington and Robert E. Lee from the wall of the church’s sanctuary.

McAuliffe Announces Environmental Justice Advisory Council

October 31st, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the convening of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The EJAC, established by Executive Order 73, will provide advice and recommendations to the Executive Branch on ways in which environmental justice should be incorporated in decision-making.

Warner, Kaine Now Accepting Applications For U.S. Attorney, Eastern District Of Virginia

October 31st, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia to succeed Dana Boente, who resigned on Thursday, Oct. 26, effective upon the confirmation of a successor. The application period will close Nov. 17, 2017.

Volunteer Opportunity Hotlist

October 31st, 2017 | [From: Volunteer Opportunities]

Check out these new and ongoing local opportunities, compiled by volunteer Alexandria—YOUR connection to helping others. Sign up at

Alexandria Symphony’s Sympatico Students Compose New Work

October 31st, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style, Schools]

Music-making with Sympatico is a daily affair at John Adams Elementary School, but during the week of Nov.6, students will take their music-making to a whole new level in a week-long intensive workshop.