I attended the June 25 hearing held by the local registrar to determine whether City Councilwoman Elect Alicia Hughes was an Alexandria resident from the period June 12 (date of the complaint challenging her residency) to June 25, the date of the hearing. Although, the hearing was somewhat informal and not held in a courtroom, it was still an official, public hearing. I was offended by grumblings and catcalls from Ms. Hughes’ supporters, who packed the room.
It’s the last day of National Rose Month! Always remember to take time to smell the roses, and while you’re at it, read the latest ACPS news.
Alexandria police conducted a sobriety checkpoint to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers from 10:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 27, to 4:00 A.M. on Sunday, June 28. Vehicles were stopped and drivers were checked to assure that their abilities to drive had not been impaired by alcohol or drugs.
There are four weekly farmer’s markets in Alexandria, but which one has what you are looking for?It is widely agreed that buying local produce is beneficial to your health and pocketbook. At each market in Alexandria, residents can find a variety of fresh homemade pasta and sauces, bakery-fresh bread and farm-fresh produce. Each farmer’s market has its own strengths – for example, the best market to buy flowers is not necessarily the best place to buy meat or vegetables. Below is the alexandrianews.org guide to local farmer’s markets.
There was Celtic music, rock, rockabilly, blues, folk, swing, bluegrass, Caribbean and jazz; all part of Saturday’s Del Ray Music Festival.
The all-day festival began at 10:00 a.m. and ended 12 hours later to the sounds of Dagmar and the Seductones.
With the serious business of campaigning behind them but looming on the not too distant November horizon, the Alexandria Democratic Committee used the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to celebrate being Democrats.
On Monday night, the members of the Alexandria School Board were sworn in. Their term begins on July 1, 2009, and ends on June 30, 2012.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that the Virginia Department of Taxation has issued nearly 100 percent of state income tax refunds, putting money in the pockets of Virginians as the state continues to emerge from economic challenges. Even as some states struggle to issue refunds, Virginians have received more than 2.6 million refunds, totaling more than $1.6 billion, an increase of approximately 94,000 refunds and $215 million from 2008. The average value of refunds was $627.33, an increase of approximately 11 percent over 2008.
First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Release of More Than $13.5 Million from Recovery Act to Upgrade & Expand Community Health Centers To Serve More Patients in Virginia[From: Health]
First Lady Michelle Obama today announced the release of $13,523,859 in grants to community health centers in Virginia. The grants will help address immediate and pressing health center facility and equipment needs and increase access to health care for millions in Virginia. The money was made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and comes as more Americans join the ranks of the uninsured due to the economic downturn and skyrocketing health costs.