Combating a holiday period when nearly twice as many U.S. traffic deaths are caused by drunk drivers than during Christmas or any other December evening*, area officials announced the launch of an anti-drunk driving initiative designed to reduce alcohol-related traffic incidents in Greater Washington this New Year’s Eve.
ACPS schools and offices are closed for winter break through Jan. 1, 2010. However you celebrate the season, enjoy this special time with family and friends. These words of wisdom from outdoor writer Hal Borland (1900-1978) seem appropriate for ringing out 2009 and ringing in 2010: “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” See you next year!
Christmas came early this year for more than 1000 children who live in public housing in Alexandria. On Tuesday night, the children who live in property owned by the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority, were bussed to the Charles Houston Recreation center to visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland.
The Alexandria School Board was given another gloomy forecast December 17, when we were told not to expect too much progress from the upcoming legislative session in Richmond.
Senior Services of Alexandria offers a huge thank you to Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and his deputies and to Mary Ann Griffin and her staff at the City’s Office on Aging for helping us deliver meals to homebound seniors during the recent snow storm. Our usual volunteers could just not make deliveries because of the weather. We called upon the Sheriff and the Office on Aging staff to assist us in getting these meals to our clients, and they happily and willingly obliged.
Old Town loves its Asian food. With the opening of Red Curry in October, competition has increased for Mai Thai, Thai Old Town, Red Mei, Bumblefish Sushi, Sushi Ichiban and Momo Sushi, Flying Fish and Asian Bistro. Red Curry, located at 100 King Street, serves Pan Asian, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Indonesian and vegetarian fare.
Three new deputies of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Department graduated Monday, Dec. 21 from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy.
The City of Alexandria continues to clear snow and ice from City streets following Saturday’s historic snow storm. Snow removal crews have worked since Friday night to clear snow and ice from 521 lane miles of City streets.
A City of Alexandria police officer was honored during a regional ceremony this month for his “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s twelfth-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.”
Washington, D.C., December 22, 2009 – Today, Congressman Jim Moran issued a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, signed by 96 Members of Congress, requesting monthly reports detailing the rank, time in service and branch of U.S. service members discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in 2009.