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Alexandria Library Celebrates Its role In A Strong Democracy, Participates In National Campaign

May 25, 2017

Access to information, public disclosure, deliberation, civic engagement and the opportunity for everyone to have a better tomorrow – these are the ideals that many great countries hold true. Public libraries uphold these ideals and values, helping citizens to be better informed, providing assistance in separating fact from fiction and affording education and skill development for everyone. Alexandria Library is participating in a national campaign sponsored by the Urban Libraries Council that celebrates the important role that libraries play in our strong democracy.

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Advocates For Alexandria Aquatics Withdraws From Partnership With City On Chinquapin Project

May 24, 2017

On May 19, 2017, Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics served formal notice to the City of Alexandria that it is withdrawing from the Memorandum of Understanding it has with the City regarding the planned 50-meter indoor pool at Chinquapin. AAA will terminate its working relationship with the City on this project. AAA cited its reasons: the City of Alexandria removed all funding for the proposed 50-meter pool at Chinquapin with no cooperation or consultation with Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics.

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Larry Mungin Wins Jack Taylor Raffle At The Scholarship Fund Of Alexandria Spring Gala

May 19, 2017

West End resident Larry Mungin held the winning raffle ticket drawn by Incoming T.C. Williams Principal Peter Balas at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Spring Gala on April 29. Mungin claimed his prize, a check for $25,000, from Jack Taylor and John Taylor III of Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota.

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Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Community Raises $10,000 For Leukemia And Lymphoma Society

May 18, 2017

The Douglas MacArthur Elementary School community collected 27,256 pennies, 4,396 nickels, 7,124 dimes, 6,604 quarters, 13 half dollars, and 39 dollar coins, along with over $2,000 in online donations to meet their goal of raising $10,000 as part of the Pennies for Patients fundraising drive, an initiative of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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2017 Give From The Heart Gala Raises Nearly $190,000 For Families In Need

May 17, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, The Friends of UCM hosted the 2017 Give From The Heart Gala at the US Patent & Trademark Office.

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Senior Health & Fitness Fair

May 15, 2017

Senior Health & Fitness Fair taking place on Wednesday, May 24, 9:30 am – Noon at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street in Alexandria.

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Friends Of Alexandria Archaeology Social

May 12, 2017

With the recent discovery of the 18th-century ship and the excavations along Alexandria’s historic waterfront, there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of Alexandria Archaeology.

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RunningBrooke Brings National Level Expertise to Alexandria for Move2Learn Summit

May 11, 2017

On June 7, 2017 RunningBrooke will host its second Move2Learn Summit in Alexandria. The summit will feature nationally recognized experts, and will spark ideas about how small changes can support linking movement to increased focus and learning.

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Senior Services Of Alexandria Honored At The 2017 Excellence In Aging Awards

May 10, 2017

Senior Services of Alexandria was the recipient of two awards presented at the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s 2017 Excellence in Aging Awards ceremony.

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Preservation Virginia Announces 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places Listing

May 9, 2017

Today, Preservation Virginia, a private, non-profit organization that makes Virginia’s communities and historic places stronger and economically sustainable through preservation, education and advocacy, announced their 2017 list of Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places.

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