In 1939, Alexandria was a very different city than it is today. While Hopkins House has grown, it still fulfills the same mission in the same community where it began.
Meow — It’s National Cat Day, the purr-fect opportunity to think about shelter cat adoption. Find out more about adopting felines – and other pets as well – through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, http://www.alexandriaanimals.org/~awla/main.cfm .
Tomorrow I will be traveling to James Madison University with my daugther for a college visit. When I travel I try to figure out possible workouts in advance so I can pack what I need. I will be taking clothes for two running workout, extra shorts and a bathnig suit as the hotel has an indoor pool and work out room.
Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat and senior member of the House Appropriations Committee praised today’s passage of the Fiscal Year 2010 Interior Appropriations Conference Report (H.R. 2996), which passed the House today by a vote of 247 to 178.
“Caring about the quality of our water, the diversity of our wildlife, and the fate of our historic landmarks isn’t limited to one region or special interest.” said Moran. “These issues cut across ideology and geographical lines, affecting us all. I’m proud to have helped ensure Northern Virginia’s priorities were represented in the bill.”
Halloween’s Greatest Horror Story: Impaired Drivers Adult Halloween Partygoers Should Designate A Sober Driver, Advises AAA Mid-Atlantic[From: Traffic & Transportation]
With nearly one in three adults planning to attend or host a Halloween party this year, AAA Mid-Atlantic and the, Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education are urging partygoers to plan in advance by designating a sober driver before enjoying the festivities. The traffic safety groups are also advising area motorists to remain especially vigilant for young trick-or-treaters – children – crossing neighborhood streets, walking sidewalks, and going door to door in search of treats.
On Thursday, October 22, five T. C. Williams students were arrested and charged with Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct after an early morning fight on a school bus.
This morning, a two-alarm house fire in a Parkfairfax condominium displaced four families. At 9:11 a.m., firefighters from Alexandria and Arlington were dispatched to 3715 Lyons Lane for an attic fire. It took firefighters approximately 15 minutes to contain the blaze. Smoke damage rendered all four units unihabitable.
The Alexandria Housing Development Corporation is partnering with the City of Alexandria’s Office of Housing and Rebuilding Together Alexandria to acquire, rehabilitate, and re-sell four foreclosed homes in the City using HUD funds through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
New Neighbors Education Center has announced the retirement of Jean Johnson, its founder and Executive Director. E. Tazewell Ellett, President of the Board of Directors, noted, ” Jean had a vision and a mission to provide immigrants and refugees with high quality English as a Second Langu