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Burke & Herbert Bank Raises $2,200 For SCAN In Support Of Child Abuse Prevention

May 26, 2017

Burke & Herbert Bank raised more than $2,200 for SCAN of Northern Virginia‘s child abuse prevention programs through its an annual coin drive at branches throughout the month of April—National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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City Of Alexandria 2017 Outdoor Pool Season Opens Saturday, May 27

May 26, 2017

The City of Alexandria’s outdoor pool season opens on Saturday, May 27, at the Old Town and Memorial Pools, and the Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain. The complete 2017 outdoor pool operating schedule follows:

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Marymount Honors Members Of Graduating Class At Recognition Day

May 26, 2017

Marymount University held its Recognition Day Awards Ceremony on Saturday morning at the Rose Benté Lee Center, Verizon Gym, as part of a weekend of events in which 650 bachelor’s degree candidates, 347 master’s degree candidates and 43 doctoral degree candidates received their diplomas.

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Alexandria Eagle Scout Awarded Boy Scouts Of America Honor Medal Of Heroism

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day serves as the unofficial start of summer drawing many vacationers to the shore to take in the sun and surf. For Alexandria Eagle Scout John Daly, a member of of Boy Scout Troop 301 which is chartered by St. Mary's Catholic Church in Old Town, his 2016 summer beach trip included saving the life of a young man being pulled toward the open sea by a rip current. For his actions, Daly was recently awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s Honor Medal for Heroism.

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Fort Defiance High School Wins 2017 Dominion Envirothon

May 25, 2017

Augusta County’s Fort Defiance High School placed first overall in Virginia’s 2017 Dominion Envirothon State Competition held at Virginia State University on May 21-22. Alexandria-area Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology finished third overall.

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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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Six Area Motorcyclists Have Lost Their Lives; Hordes Of Riders Arriving For Rolling Thunder

May 25, 2017

They are coming in hordes from across the nation in “boots and chains, leather and lace” and with tattoos and thunder rolls for the annual motorcycle pilgrimage to the nation’s capital during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The presence of tens of thousands of motorcyclists in waves on area roads this weekend is a reality check for the pressing need to safely share the road with motorcyclists. In the past four months at least six motorcyclists have been killed on area roads.

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Bishop Ireton Wins Girls’ Lacrosse State Championship

May 24, 2017

The Bishop Ireton girls’ lacrosse team beat St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School 9-8 in an overtime thriller to win the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association championship on Sunday, May 21. The top two seeded teams – both from Alexandria – battled for the Division 1 state title in the season finale in Warrenton.

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T. C. Williams Crew Medals At Stotesbury

May 24, 2017

The T. C. Williams crew team continued their tradition of competing against some of the best boats from the U.S. and Canada and coming home with medals from the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta, held on May 19-20 on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The Women’s Lightweight Double and Women’s Second 8 were the top Titan finishers, both claiming bronze medals.

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Alexandria Chamber Of Commerce Announces 40 Under 40 Honorees

May 24, 2017

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce announced the 2017 honorees for the 40 under 40 awards. The 40 individuals will be celebrated at the 2017 40 under 40 Awards reception, sponsored by Potomac Conference Center to be held July 27 at the United Way Worldwide building.

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