The Annual Alexandria Holiday Parade of Lights drew hundreds of people to Alexandria’s marina and Potomac River shoreline Saturday evening for a festive and colorful welcome to the holiday season in Alexandria. With 45 brightly decorated leisure boats participating from marinas as far away as Quantico, the parade was beautiful in the misty evening.
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The Model United Nations Club at T. C. Williams High School is small but the members are determined to attend the 2010 Boston University United Nations Conference. All they need is $10,000.
Apropos of its name, this year’s Reindeer Romp took place in the snow. More than 75 girls from 7 Alexandria City Public Schools joined the 6500 participants who ran in today’s 3.1 mile event.
The holidays are a time when thieves are frequently on the prowl. Here are some safety tips to help keep your home, your car, your possessions and your family safe during the holiday season.
The unemployment rate edged down to 10.0 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment was unchanged, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In last three months, payroll job losses had averaged 135,000 a month. In November, employment fell in construction, manufacturing, and information, while temporary help services and healthcare added jobs.
The Station at Potomac Yard, Alexandria’s newest affordable housing project , has received the 2009 Virginia Housing Award. The Alexandria Housing Development Corporation project was recognized in a newly created category: Mixed Use or Mixed Income Housing Development.
In their 39th year as host of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, The Campagna Center will launch Alexandria’s holiday season with the fresh scent of heather and the festive melody of bagpipes throughout the quaint streets of Old Town.
For many Alexandrians, the Turkey Trot has become as much a Thanksgiving tradition as turkey. Yesterday, more than 3000 runners took part in the five-mile race.
Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, had successful total knee replacement surgery on both knees November 24th, at the Anderson Orthopedic Clinic located at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. The surgery was conducted by specialist Dr. C. Anderson Engh.
Energy Secretary Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is awarding nearly $34 million for Virginia projects to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems that will help build a smarter, more efficient, more resilient electrical grid. This announcement is part of $620 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that will support 32 demonstration projects across the country. These projects will include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, and a range of other smart technologies and will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. This funding will be leveraged with $1 billion in funds from the private sector to support more than $1.6 billion in total Smart Grid projects nationally. In Virginia, this funding will support a total of nearly $68 million in projects.