Archives: ‘Other News’

Other Duties As Assigned

December 28th, 2009 | [From: Other News]

December 19th’s record-breaking snowstorm required many City employees to work long hours and perform duties that might not have been in their job descriptions. City Manager Jim Hartmann directed traffic on King Street and assisted a motorist who couldn’t get her car out of a traffic jam in the snow.

Snowstorm Wipes Out Profits

December 22nd, 2009 | [From: Business, Other News]

The snowstorm is gone but not forgotten. For Alexandria retailers, the weekend before Christmas is an important time to make up for a difficult year. But starting last Friday evening, the worst snowstorm in years descended on the region. On Saturday morning, unplowed roads kept many indoors and people were advised by public transportation officials to stay home unless there was a dire family emergency.

Governor Kaine Highlights Virginia’s #1 Ranking For Historic Districts Listed On National Register Of History Places

December 21st, 2009 | [From: Other News]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today highlighted Virginia’s ranking as first among the 50 states and U.S. territories for the number of historic districts added to the National Register of Historic Places during federal fiscal year 2009. It is the fifth consecutive year in which Virginia has achieved top ranking for districts listed.

Christmas In Jail

December 18th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

For the more than 400 inmates who currently live in the Alexandria jail, the holidays are not a happy time. Yesterday, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and his staff, with the assistance of local nonprofits and volunteers, did what they could to bring some cheer to the detainees.

American Heritage Celebrates 60th Anniversary

December 17th, 2009 | [From: Arts & Style, Other News]

American Heritage Magazine celebrated its 60th anniversary on December 14 with a party at Gadsby’s Tavern. Some 120 notables from throughout the history community gathered to mark the occasion including Jim Rees, president of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon; Bruce Cole, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities; George Allen, former Virginia Governor, and authors Eleanor Clift, James Swanson, and Sally Bedell Smith.

Alexandria Celebrates Winter Holidays

December 15th, 2009 | [From: Arts & Style, Other News]

There are signs of the holiday seasons and Alexandria’s diversity throughout the City. There is a Christmas tree in Market Square, a menorah at the Crown Plaza, Kwanzaa decorations at the Black History Museum and a Civil War era Santa Claus at Fort Ward.

Morton Langstaff Dies

December 14th, 2009 | [From: Other News]

Alexandria resident Morton Langstaff passed away December 7, 2009, from complications due to pneumonia. He was 80 years old. Born November 22, 1929 in Paducah, Kentucky, he attended Sewanee Military Academy. He moved to Virginia in 1949, where he served in the Air Force drum and bugle corps at Bolling Air Force Base. He attended Sewanee: The University of the South and George Washington University. He and his wife Cathy lived in Arlington for eight years before settling in Alexandria, in 1962, where they resided in the Rosemont neighborhood for 38 years. For the past decade they have lived at Watergate at Landmark in Alexandria.

Drunk Driving Incidents Decline In Greater Washington

December 11th, 2009 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

For the second year in a row, the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes all declined in the Washington-metropolitan area in 2008 according to a preliminary report released today by the non-profit Washington Regional Alcohol Program.

Kaine Announces Adoption Of New Stormwater Regulations By Soil And Water Conservation Board

December 9th, 2009 | [From: From Richmond, Other News]

Today, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine announced that the Virginia Board of Soil and Water Conservation has adopted new stormwater regulations to oversee construction across the Commonwealth. These new regulations maintain the current statewide water quality standard for phosphorous discharge, while providing enhanced stormwater design practices that will reduce pollution from newly developed sites.

Media Advisory: Alexandria Health Department Casey Health Center Expands H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinic Hours

December 9th, 2009 | [From: Health, Other News]

The Alexandria Health Department Casey Health Center, 1200 N. Howard Street, is expanding its hours for providing H1N1 flu vaccine to the public during December. Vaccinations are still targeted to the following CDC-designated priority groups:

Pregnant women
Children and young adults ages 6 months to 24 years
Adults ages 25 to 64 with chronic illness such as asthma and diabetes
Healthcare workers