Archives:December, 2009

Official Announcements For The City Of Alexandria: January 2 – January 8, 2010

December 31st, 2009 | [From: Announcements]

Wednesday, January 6 – Eisenhower East/Carlyle Design Review Board Meeting

The Eisenhower East/Carlyle Design Review Board will hold a public worksession to review a concept design for Blocks 11 and 12, Hoffman Towers. The worksession will be held at 3 p.m. in the City Council Workroom, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Natalie Sun at 703.746.3820.

Weekly Event Announcements For The City Of Alexandria: January 2 – 8, 2010

December 31st, 2009 | [From: Announcements]

Monday, January 4 – Tavern Toddlers

Join us for a special program for toddlers (walkers through 36 months) and their caregivers at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Tavern Toddlers features a weekly open playtime in Gadsby’s historic ballroom Mondays, excluding Federal holidays, through April 26 any time between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Cost is $7 for a group of three, which must include one adult, or $30 for purchase of a five-week pass. For more information, please visit or call 703.838.4242.

Open Life Drawing Sessions

December 31st, 2009 | [From: Announcements]

Open life drawing continues at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. These sessions operate on a drop in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint our live models. We don’t supply easels – only plenty of chairs – but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one.

A Slip Sliding Away Day Awaits Motorists

December 31st, 2009 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

How To Start, Stop, And Avoid Skidding On Icy Roads

“You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip sliding away,” the old Simon and Garfunkel standard goes. That may be the case for area motorists on their commute to work tomorrow morning if the weather forecast, which calls for a chance of freezing rain and sleet, holds up.

Alexandria Crime Report

December 31st, 2009 | [From: Police Blotter]

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Theft From a Vehicle
100 Block of West Glebe Road, 10:24 a.m.
Larceny/Theft Offenses: Open

2009 Woes Are 2010 Challenges

December 31st, 2009 | [From: Breaking News]

2009 began and is ending – with Alexandria facing budget challenges.

The Top Alexandria Events Of 2009

December 30th, 2009 | [From: Top Stories] asked local leaders to tell us what they think were the top events of 2009.

Mayor Bill Euille

1. Our country’s economic down turn coupled with Alexandria’s budget shortfall of almost $50 million, which resulted in the most challenging budget process in more than 35 years.

Messing Around With Creativity Workshop Jan. 17 At Del Ray Artisans

December 30th, 2009 | [From: Announcements]

Whether you are a working artist or you haven’t picked up a crayon since grammar school, the “Messing Around with Creativity” workshop is for you. Everyone is creative, but most of us never fully explore that idea. That’s what this workshop is designed to do. We’ll spend two hours focused on finding and expressing the creativity that is buried within you.

School Budget Approval Delayed

December 30th, 2009 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Alexandrians who tuned into watch the School Board adopt a fiscal year 2011-2016 Capital Improvement Program on Dec. 16, were disappointed. Instead, the Board approved a new timeline for budget discussion and adoption. Now, they will present their budget request to the mayor and City Council after City Manager Jim Hartmann has presented his recommendations.

Kaine Announces Contracts To Complete ARRA Projects

December 29th, 2009 | [From: From Richmond]

Today, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine announced that signed loan agreements are in place for all of Virginia’s water quality funds received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and 35 projects are under contract or construction. Virginia is the second state in the nation to complete contracts for water quality projects that received funding from the ARRA.