Archives:August, 2014

ACPS 2014-15 Policy For Providing Free Or Reduced-Price Meals

August 30th, 2014 | [From: Other News, Schools]

Alexandria City Public Schools yesterday announced the division’s policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs.

Sharon Lewis Named ACPS Director Of Procurement

August 29th, 2014 | [From: Schools]

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley announced the appointment of Sharon Lewis as director of procurement. Lewis came to ACPS from the City of Roanoke, where she had served as purchasing manager since 2004 and previously worked as senior buyer.

Fourth Grade Teacher Sentenced To Ten Years For Enticing And Coercing A 15-Year-Old Girl During Sexually Explicit Online Chats

August 29th, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime]

A fourth grade teacher from Charlottesville, Virginia was sentenced today to ten years in prison, followed by ten years of supervised release, for enticing and coercing a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit online chats.

Arlington Doctor And Five Conspirators Indicted With Operating Oxycodone Distribution Ring

August 29th, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

An Arlington, Virginia doctor and five co-conspirators were indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for operating an oxycodone distribution ring in which the participants allegedly wrote, filled, and sold fraudulent prescriptions for over 11,000 oxycodone pills and other controlled substances throughout Virginia and in other states.

Virginia Receives National Governor’s Association Grant

August 29th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond]

The National Governor’s Association announced last week that Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant and will also be one of 14 states to participate in an 18 month national policy academy aimed at better aligning education and workforce training to economic development priorities.

The Center For Alexandria’s Children Kicks Off Learn And PlayGroup™ Registration Drive

August 29th, 2014 | [From: Non-Profits]

The Center for Alexandria’s Children is kicking off a registration drive for its Learn and Playgroup™ program, a unique playgroup experience for children ages 0-5 that supports language development and pre-literacy, promotes school readiness, connects children and families, and helps adults deepen their knowledge about child development and effective parenting.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program Reaches Major Milestone

August 29th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond]

Today, at the second annual Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Summit, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Department of Veterans Services’ Virginia Values Veterans Program (V3) has certified 213 Virginia employers at the completion of its second year.

City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services For Labor Day Holiday, Sept. 1

August 29th, 2014 | [From: Holiday Happenings]

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Alexandria History Festival Marks Conclusion Of War Of 1812 Commemoration

August 29th, 2014 | [From: Arts & Style]

Mark Labor Day weekend on your calendar for cricket, a wreath-laying ceremony, tug of war, boat tours and more! On August 30-31, the summerlong commemoration of the War of 1812 will end, culminating in a large festival on Sunday, Aug. 31

Terrible Traffic Tuesday: The Top Three Bottlenecks And Hotspots To Avoid On The Day Of Reckoning For Gridlock

August 29th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

“They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday is just as bad,” the old blues standard goes. But this coming Tuesday is the worst of them all.