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.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
3100 block Duke St., 12:45 a.m.
Weapon law violations; arrest
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.
Today, in keeping with the family tradition, I ran the Turkey Trot 5 Miler with my daughters Katie and Rebecca. I have run the race almost every year since moving to Alexandria 16 years ago. For many of the years, the girls stood outside our house, which is at the one mile point in the race and cheered me on while my husband took photos.
The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery kicks of the holiday season with two great exhibitions. Our first ever postcard show, Going Postal, invites all artists to participate and submit original artworks in the format of 4×6″ postcards. This is not a juried competition, all artists can participate, the more the merrier! The postcards will be on view during the Torpedo Factory’s wildly popular Holiday Open House on December 3rd from 6-9pm and remain on view through December 6th.
November 24, 2009
5300 Block Holmes Run Pkwy, 12:25 a.m.
In May 2009, Alexandria voters made a significant change to our City Council by throwing out two Democratic incumbents and replacing them with two Republican members — Frank Fannon and Alicia Hughes.
Alexandria Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in the 300 block of Pendleton Street. On November 14, around 5:15 p.m., a 77-year-old city resident was in his car, backing out of a parking space, when he noticed the suspect approaching him. The victim rolled down his window to talk with the suspect. After talking for a few minutes, the suspect pressed something hard against the victim’s neck and demanded money.
A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Tuesday charging three men with ties to MS-13 with murdering Claros Luna, 40, of Maryland, during a robbery on Manor Road in Alexandria, Va., on July 29, 2009.
Last night, the Alexandria City Council instructed City Manager Jim Hartmann to prepare a proposed fiscal year 2011 operating budget that does not exceed this year’s spending level and a six-year capital budget that does not exceed approved 2010-15 approved levels