Archives:December, 2014

Free Holiday Cab Rides Offered Throughout Alexandria To Thwart Drunk Driving

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Announcements, Holiday Happenings]

Combating that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration, nearly half (45%) of all U.S. highway deaths are alcohol-related, a local nonprofit organization is offering free cab rides to would-be drunk drivers throughout Alexandria, Virginia during the winter holidays.

School Board Approves 2015-16 School Year Academic Calendar

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Schools]

Last night, the Alexandria City School Board approved the 2015-16 School Year Academic Calendar with a modification to include two full weeks of Winter Break and the Columbus Day holiday.

Alexandria School Board Approves Honor Code For All Secondary Students

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Schools]

Last night, the Alexandria City School Board approved an honor code for all secondary schools within Alexandria City Public Schools.

Discounted Holiday Parking Begins Friday At Dulles

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Travelers flying from Washington Dulles International Airport can enjoy ultra-convenient parking at the Main Terminal for 50% off the daily rate on all stays beginning any time from Dec. 19, 2014, through Jan.5, 2015.

Santa’s Winter Wonderland 2014

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

Thousands of children and their families formed a line that wrapped around the Charles Houston Recreation Center yesterday for the Annual Santa's Winter Wonderland toy distribution.

Alexandria City Public Schools Sees Historic Rise In AP Exam Results, Participation

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Results presented to the Alexandria City School Board today reveal that in the 2014-15 school year, the greatest number of Advanced Placement (AP) exams were taken by the greatest number of students ever recorded in the history of T.C. Williams High School. As a result of this huge achievement, Alexandria City Public Schools, has been […]

Peruvian National Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Leading Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

December 19th, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Ruth Antuanet Miller, 35, originally from Peru but now a resident of Arlington, Virginia, was sentenced today to 84 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for leading a conspiracy to commit sex trafficking using threats and coercion.

Federal FY 2015 Budget Provides Critical Funding Increases To Benefit Victims

December 18th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories]

“Virginia’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Crisis Centers have been struggling to meet increased calls for help with decreased funding. This change in VOCA funding is good news for communities as a whole, and for victims of sexual and domestic violence specifically,” said Kristine Hall, Policy Director for the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.

Waterskiing Santa Comes To Old Town

December 18th, 2014 | [From: Holiday Happenings]

The Annual Waterskiing Holiday Show, a favorite DC-area Christmas Eve event, comes to the Alexandria waterfront for the very first time on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m.

ARHA Celebrates 75 Years Of Public Housing In Alexandria

December 18th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories]

The Virginia Housing Development Authority presented Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority commissioners and staff with a plaque commemorating 75 years of providing public housing in Alexandria.