Archives:August, 2014

Seniors Exhibit Original Artwork At Greenspring

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

On Thursday, August 21, Greenspring retirement community celebrated American Artist Appreciation Month by hosting an art show for the many resident artists and artisans at the community to showcase their work. More than 35 residents exhibited at the show, which ranged in style from watercolors and oil painting to pottery and photography.

Jeannette Allen Named Principal Of Juvenile Detention Home

August 28th, 2014 | [From: Schools]

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley announced the appointment of Jeannette E. Allen as the new principal of the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home.

Achieving The Dream Announces Selection Of NOVA For National Community College Expansion Of Working Families Success Network Strategy

August 28th, 2014 | [From: Other News, Schools]

Achieving the Dream today announced a national community college expansion of the Working Families Success Network strategy.

Young At Art: 28 Years Promoting And Celebrating Local Artists Age 55 Or Older

August 28th, 2014 | [From: Arts & Style]

Artists from across the Greater Metropolitan area gathered at Alexandria’s Durant Arts Center on Wednesday, Aug. 27 for the opening reception, awards ceremony and exhibit launch of the 28th Anniversary show of Young At Art.

Meet Chef Cathal Armstrong This Weekend

August 28th, 2014 | [From: Arts & Style]

Alexandria’s Chef Cathal Armstrong, who will be catering the 2014 Business Leader and Awards Reception, will be featured at the National Book Festival.

“Three Artists, Three Visions” Art Exhibit At Prudential PenFed Realty 

August 28th, 2014 | [From: Arts & Style]

"Three Artists, Three Visions" art exhibit is open now and runs through October 31, 2014 at the Prudential PenFed Realty office in Old Town Alexandria.

All Creatures Great And Small, A Del Ray Artisans Art Exhibit At The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

August 28th, 2014 | [From: Non-Profits]

“All Creatures Great and Small” art exhibit opened with an artists’ reception on Friday, August 8, at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia.

ACPS Makes Gains In Standards Of Learning Tests; Remains Below Virginia Average

August 27th, 2014 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Virginia Department of Education today released statewide Standards of Learning test results. Student achievement in Virginia improved during 2013-14 on challenging mathematics first introduced three years ago. Overall, Alexandria City Public Schools made some gains in specific test results but SOL pass rates remained below state average in all subject areas.

Moving People

August 27th, 2014 | [From: Editorials]

This past Saturday Alexandria and Arlington officials opened the new Transitway on Route 1. Dedicated lanes will allow new buses to take people to the Braddock Road or Crystal City metro stations more quickly than by using the regular street system.

842,000 Washington Metro Residents Traveling For Labor Day Holiday, Highest Tally Since Recession-Driven Decline

August 27th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

It’s summer’s last hurrah. Mindful of this, and with a stock of vacation days to spare, fourteen percent of the population in the Greater Washington metro area (842,100 local residents) will take to the roads, sky, rails and watercraft to celebrate the last summer travel period, estimates AAA Mid-Atlantic. This is a slight increase of 0.6 percent over 2013.