Yes, the headline may be a little dramatic, but it gets your attention, as does Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of “1776.” From the opening of the curtain, LTA’s outstanding cast and crew grabs the audience and reminds it of just how exemplary community theatre can be. Scene One immediately engages the crowd with the spirited song, “For God’s Sake, John, Sit Down,” and seven scenes later, as the curtain closes, no one is sitting down.
The driver of a motor scooter that collided with a car in Alexandria on Saturday has died. According to Alexandria police, the accident occured near the intersection of West Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street on Saturday at approximately 1:15 P.M.
City of Alexandria Household Hazardous Waste Facility Expands Hours of Operation Now Open Mondays and Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.[From: Other News]
Getting rid of leftover paint, cleaning solvent, and other household hazardous waste is not as simple as tossing the items in the trash. Improper disposal of these items can be dangerous and harmful to you, the environment, and to others.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine today appointed Dr. Patricia I. Wright as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, effective October 1, 2008. Dr. Wright currently serves as Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, a position she has held since 2006.
Alexandria City Public Schools’ 13 elementary schools are fully accredited, according to the Standards of Learning results, which were just released this week. T.C. Williams High School also achieved full accreditation. Both George Washington and Francis Hammond middle schools failed to meet the Virginia State standard because of low math scores.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Brian Moran made the following statement about tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage to $6.55 per hour. Delegate Moran championed an increase in Virginia’s minimum wage in 2007 (HB 2849, 2007). Although the initiative was unsuccessful in Virginia, the federal government adopted a similar proposal, which Delegate Moran supported.
This week’s special Alexandria School Board meeting has been canceled because
Superintendent, Dr. Morton Sherman, has decided to continue the search for a new
principal at T.C. Williams High School.
Absentee voting has now begun in the upcoming special Alexandria School Board
election. The actual election will be held on Aug. 12.
On August 12, the voters of Alexandria’s District B will be selecting a new school board member to fill a vacant seat. This will be an important election, and I am running for this office because I want to continue to serve the Alexandria community as an advocate for children.
Alexandria Health Department Reports Second Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes for 2008[From: Top Stories]
Mosquito collections on DeWitt Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria have tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV), marking the second reported activity of the virus in the City and the first in a City residential neighborhood for the 2008 season. No human cases of West Nile Virus disease have been reported in the City of Alexandria this year.