Archives: ‘Other News’

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.

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;

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.).

Santa Dispenses Toys And Good Cheer At 8th Annual Winter Wonderland

December 21st, 2017 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

The reindeer are resting at the North Pole and elves are packing the sleigh for Santa’s round-the-world Christmas Eve trip. However, Santa took time out of his busy schedule to come to the Charles Houston Recreation Center on Wednesday night.

Eleven Historic Sites Added To The Virginia Landmarks Register

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Other News]

The commonwealth’s 20th-century history in the areas of suburban planning and growth, African American history and civil rights, and in public education, among other themes, are highlighted in 11 historic sites added to the Virginia Landmarks Register by the Department of Historic Resources last week.

MarketPlace Development Announces 2017 Dulles International And Reagan National Airports Annual Concessions Excellence Award Winners

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Other News]

MarketPlace Development, the concessions program manager at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority are proud to announce their Concessions Excellence Award winners for 2017.

Portion Of Southbound Eisenhower Avenue Trail Closed On December 22

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

A section of the Eisenhower Avenue Trail will be closed on Friday, Dec. 22, for scheduled maintenance. Utility contractors will be raising utility boxes, making them level with newly installed pavement and ensuring a smooth, continuous surface.

Terrible Traffic Trifecta:Thursday Is The Worst Travel Day During The Christmas Getaway Period

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

Think of the sheer magnitude of it all.  “Following yonder star,” a combined total of 7.2 million persons hailing from Virginia, Maryland, and the Washington metro area will travel by automobile to their Christmas time and New Year’s Eve holiday destinations.

Debut Novel By Local Cop Now On Sale

December 19th, 2017 | [From: Arts & Style, Other News]

APPREHENSION, the debut crime novel by local Alexandria author and retired police commander Mark Bergin, is now available for presale from Inkshares Inc. publications of Oakland, California. Part of the proceeds will benefit police suicide prevention.

Alexandria Celebrates Chanukah

December 19th, 2017 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News, Spiritual / Religious]

Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington hosted a community-wide grand Chanukah celebration last night at the Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria. Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown was honored with lighting the center candle of the six foot Menorah.