Archives:December, 2017

Local Athlete Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall Of Fame

December 31st, 2017 | [From: Other News, Sports]

The 2018 Tournament of Roses carries special significance for Alexandria, Virginia. Charles “Pruner” West, formerly an Alexandria-area doctor, is being inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame this year.

2017: Alexandria’s Year In Review In Headlines

December 30th, 2017 | [From: 2017 Year In Review, Top Stories]

2017 began and will end with fireworks over the Potomac at First Night celebrations. In between those events, it was a busy year. Here are some of the events alexandrianews.org covered.

Ring Out, Wild Bells

December 30th, 2017 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;

This Week In T. C. Sports

December 26th, 2017 | [From: Sports]

Winter sports continue at T. C. Williams High School, including basketball, gymnastics, swim/dive, track & field, and wrestling. Some of the teams are in action this week (Dec. 25-30).

FireFlies Closing After 15 Years In Del Ray

December 23rd, 2017 | [From: Business, Other News]

FireFlies is closing after 15 years in Del Ray. The last day of operation is Sunday, Dec. 24. The final hurrah is a Christmas Eve Pajama Party Brunch (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

City of Alexandria Will Accept Prepayment of 2018 Real Estate Taxes, Encourages Taxpayers To Seek Advice From Qualified Tax Professionals

December 22nd, 2017 | [From: City Hall]

Federal tax law changes expected to take effect for the 2018 tax year have prompted questions about the potential benefits of prepaying state and local taxes.  Under current law, payments of state and local taxes may be fully exempt from federal and state income tax.

Recount In “Irreparably Tainted” House Race Narrows Margin With Lawsuit Pending

December 22nd, 2017 | [From: Choice 2017]

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today issued the following statements following a recount in HD-28 that resulted in a net gain of nine votes for Democratic nominee Rev. Joshua Cole:

Holiday Store Gifts Given To The Campagna Center

December 22nd, 2017 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Non-Profits]

Business leaders once again donated numerous children’s gifts to The Campagna Center Holiday Store.  During their annual holiday meeting on Dec. 13 at Belle Haven Country Club, members of Old Town Alexandria Connections for the fourth time brought gifts for young children that were delivered to The Campagna Center later that day.

City Of Alexandria Hosts Replicas Of China’s “Terracotta Warriors” In Market Square

December 22nd, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style]

The City of Alexandria is hosting two replicas of the famous “Terracotta Warriors” in Market Square (301 King St.), to celebrate the exhibition “Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China,” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

New Alexandria Police Officers And Deputy Sheriffs Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

December 22nd, 2017 | [From: Public Safety]

Nine new Alexandria law enforcement officers - five police officers and four deputy sheriffs - graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on Dec. 19. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Police Chief Michael L. Brown, and members of their command and training staffs attended Session 137's graduation ceremony at George Mason University.