Archives:September, 2014

ODBC Select Crew Opens Season With A Win

September 30th, 2014 | [From: Sports]

The Old Dominion Boat Club Select Crew team turned in a strong performance in its first race of the Fall 2014 rowing season, taking first place in the Women’s Youth Eight and performing well across the board in the boys and girls events.

Tourism Campaign “Extraordinary Alexandria” Shows Increased Return For City Of Alexandria, VA

September 30th, 2014 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

A big departure for Alexandria, Virginia’s tourism marketing is paying off, a newly released study shows. One year ago, tourism officials launched the “Extraordinary Alexandria” campaign with dramatic new visuals, a diversified media strategy and an expanded target market that includes millennials. The campaign reflects the new energy of this “Old Town” getaway just outside Washington, DC.

Series Of Library Talks Addresses Mental Health Issues

September 30th, 2014 | [From: Other News]

A series of free presentations addressing mental health issues will be offered Monday, October 6, through Thursday, October 9, in the large meeting room of the Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, 22304. The series, presented in honor of Alexandria’s Mental Health Awareness Week, begins with a discussion of” Suicide Prevention and Response,” October […]

Governor McAuliffe And Attorney General Herring Announce Agenda For Virginia Heroin And Prescription Drug Summit

September 30th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Governor McAuliffe and Attorney General Herring today released the full agenda for the Virginia Heroin and Prescription Drug Summit, to be held on October 2, 2014 in Charlottesville, and hosted by Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and Attorney General Mark Herring.

Brother’s Brother Foundation And Hope For Lives In Sierra Leone Respond To Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

September 30th, 2014 | [From: Non-Profits]

On Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone in Germantown, MD and Brother’s Brother Foundation in Merrifield, VA and Pittsburgh, PA will finish loading another donated container of medical supplies and equipment for Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

It’s Official: Alexandria is a Fair Trade Town!

September 30th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories]

Whereas the City of Alexandria has the opportunity to present a model of social responsibility for other towns and cities to follow throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and these United States … encourages City Council to designate the city of Alexandria as a Fair Trade Town.

Titan Roundup

September 29th, 2014 | [From: Sports]

Fall sports are in full swing at T. C. Williams High School. Read more about contests in cross country, field hockey, football, golf and volleyball for the week of Sept. 22-27.

Autumn Sun Glare More Hazardous During East To West Commutes Until The End Of Daylight Saving Time

September 29th, 2014 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

From now to the end of daylight saving time on November 3 is a deadly time of year for east to west commuters due to the sun’s alignment during sunrise and sunset.

Governor McAuliffe, First Lady Join Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack To Announce Virginia Receives Nearly $1.2 Million In Funding To Strengthen Local Food Economies

September 29th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the State Fair of Virginia to announce that the Commonwealth was awarded nearly $1.2 million in USDA funding to support local food economies.

Blood Drive At John Adams Elementary School

September 29th, 2014 | [From: Announcements]

A Mother's Appeal
by Suzanne Hess

Each year we honor my daughter Gianna, and all other children who are fighting or living with cancer, with "Gianna's Miracle" 4th Annual Blood Drive. The blood drive will take place at John Adams Elementary, in the blood mobile from 11:30-5:30, on October 8th.