For the first time in 20 years all public schools in Alexandria have full received accreditation. The Jefferson Houston School and T.C. Williams High School, the lone schools who did not meet accreditation standards became the new additions to the group following a release by the Virginia Department of Education. Full accreditation means that the schools meet or exceed state standards or have shown at least sufficient improvement. Superintendent Gregory C Hutchins stated that “this kind of success doesn’t happen by chance nor does it happen overnight.” While the public schools system is happy for the success of all the schools the superintendent believes there is more work to be done.
The Butterfly Effect Mural which was painted near the intersection of king and north Patrick streets have raised over $10,000 in donations for non profit organizations. The mural which was created by Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker in partnership with artist Tasha Wahl, ACT for Alexandria, Asana Partners and Bloomers has garnered attention from many residents who use their social media to donate to these non profit organizations. Continue reading
Freedom House Museum has been put up for sale by its owners, the Northern Virginia Urban League. Continue reading
Block.one, a provider of blockchain software, is set to establish its headquarters in Arlington County.
According to Gov. Ralph Northam, Block.one will invest $10 million for the project which will bring about 170 new jobs over a period of three years. Virginia had successfully competed with Washington, D.C. for this million-dollar project.
It’s that time of the year when colors are bountiful, the air is chilly, and there is just so much happening around you. But, how do you determine which events to attend and which ones to skip?
The City of Alexandria has continued its upward trend in the tourism sector for 2018 with a record revenue of $859 million.Continue reading
The Alexandria Beautification Commission will be hosting its 2019 Awards Ceremony on October 16th at the Lyceum starting at 7:30 pm. Continue reading
The City of Alexandria is set to benefit from the opening of a new Children’s Theatre the Logan Loft at Burgundy Farm Country Day School.Continue reading
The Lost Boy Cider will be hosting an evening of doggie fun called Sit, Stay, Cider: An Evening of Barks & Boos. The event will be held on October 29 starting at 6:30 pm.Continue reading