ALIVE! Celebrates 50 Years In Alexandria

ALIVE! one of Alexandria's most popular non profit organization is celebrating its 50th year in existence. The organization, whose name stands for "Alexandrian Involved Ecumenically" was first started in 1969 by a group of members from various church congregations who were concerned with the living conditions of poor people within the City. The organization was formed with an aim to provide assistance to people in need. Continue reading

My Visit to the Army Navy Country Club

Yesterday, my brother and I attended an Objective Rally Point event with the Alexandria Veteran Business Enterprise Center at the Army Navy Country Club.
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We arrived 10 minutes early. Upon entrance there was a very timeless and grand staircase that separated the floors, while simultaneously showcasing the interior of the different levels. Next, after climbing the stairs, hanging up our coats, and being given our name tags from the receptionist, we entered the main banquet room. In the main banquet room we networked over coffee. After that, breakfast was served and I found a place in line, and filled up my plate with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, and fresh fruit. Following finishing breakfast, speakers began their presentations. Some of the speakers that stood out in my memory include a former West Wing actress, who spoke about Veterans courts and Brigadier General Mark S. Martins, who spoke on a range of topics including military history and law. The event was hosted by Fluet Huber Hoang PLCC.

Facts about the Army Navy Country Club

  • Established in 1924
  • Is a private, member owned recreation facility
  • Members are primarily from Active Duty and Retired commissioned U.S. Military Officers and Warrant Officers
  • Members rank ranges from Second Lieutenant and Ensign to General and Admiral
  • Historical Review indicates that the current Arlington land became the site of a Civil War fort in 1861 named Fort Richardson
  • In 1914 the Knights of Columbus purchased a farmhouse on the site of the current Clubhouse, with the intention of construction with suitable modifications and establishing a social club
  • Members have included Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon and William J. Clinton
  • Has 6 Swimming Pools, 54 championship golfing holes, fitness center, golf and tennis pro shops

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Aubrey Nesbitt at National Airport.
Mom and dad were never happy to see Aubrey leave for duty but we were proud to see him serve.

Facts about Langston-Brown Community Center and nearby homes for sale

Langston-Brown Community Center is located at 2121 Culpeper Street in Arlington VA 22207 that features a variety of activities for both the young and senior members of the community through their facilities. For more details please contact 703 228 5210. Arlington County SealFacilities at Langston-Brown Community Center:
  • Multi-purpose Room
  • Game Room
  • Art Studio
  • Dance Studio
  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness Center
  • Rec-Tec Room
  • Computer Room
  • Teen Lounge
  • Archives Room
  • 1 Indoor Basketball Court
  • 1 Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Playground
Some Activities Offered at Langston -Brown Community Center: Elementary After School: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday: 3pm to 6pm Wednesday: 1pm to 6pm Middle School Teens: Tuesday to Thursday: 4pm to 7pm Senior Adults: Monday to Friday: 9am to 3pm The Langston-Brown Community Center highlights their Fitness Center that is equipped with:
  • Cardio Machines
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Rowing Machines
  • Treadmills
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Strength Systems
  • Precor Equipment
Their fitness center offers personal training especially for those of 55 years of age and above. For more details about their senior adult fitness trainings please contact 703 228 4744. Langston-Brown Community Center hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm Saturday (April – November): 7am to 1pm Saturday (December – March): 9am to 4pm

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McLean’s Spring Hill Rec Center gets indoor, outdoor facelift

Last summer it was the interior. Now, if you’ve passed by the growing mounds of dirt surrounding McLean’s Spring Hill Recreation Center, there’s no doubt it’s time for the exterior. Changes started last August when the center closed for renovations to the air conditioning system, locker rooms, classrooms and fitness room.  Those were completed in October.  The center, managed by the Fairfax County Park Authority, includes a heated indoor 25-yard by 25-meter pool with ramp and two one-meter diving boards, a poolside spa, beach and wading areas. This is the first renovation to the center since it opened in 1988. Parking will double when 250 new spaces are completed in June. A new entrance, replacing the one on Art Nauman Lane, will take a little longer since it will include a new traffic light on Lewinsville Rd. in front of Spring Hill Elementary and the Rec Center. Finally two new artificial turf fields for soccer will be built near the corner of Lewinsville Rd. and Spring Hill Rd. Those are in addition to the two turf fields that opened at the center in 2008. For now it’s a bit of mess. (Wear your work boots when you visit Spring Hill Rec.) But soon its transition will benefit all in the McLean, Tysons Corner and Fairfax County communities.

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Mason Neck State Park

The Mason Neck Conservation Committee was formed in 1965 after two bald eagle nests were spotted. The committee, concerned about impending development on the peninsula, recommended part of the area to be used as a site for a state park. In August 1967 the commonwealth began purchasing land parcels from The Nature Conservancy.
Mason Neck
Mason Neck
Mason Neck State Park is on a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River on the east. The park attracts migrating and non-migrating species of birds, including tundra swans, herons, assorted species of duck and bald eagles. The park consists of several hundred acres of hardwood forests. Several wetland areas are also found at Mason Neck State Park. The park is in southern Fairfax County, about 20 miles from Washington, D.C. Access to the park is via U.S. 1. From northern Virginia the drive time is approximately 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., 45 minutes; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours; Richmond, one and a half hours; Roanoke, four hours. Mason Neck is a day use park and has no overnight facilities. Mason Neck offers hiking, biking and self-guided trails. Four miles of unpaved hiking trails and three miles of paved multi-use trails wind through the park providing a glimpse of nature by the bay. Elevated walkways allow visitors to explore some of the marsh areas in the park. Ten bicycles are available for rent by the hour. Fresh and brackish water fishing are available, however, you must have a valid Virginia or Maryland fishing license. There are no facilities for boat launching via trailer. From April through October, kayaks and canoes are available for rent, an hour or all day, to explore Belmont Bay or Kane's Creek - a great way to see eagles. Other attractions the park offers include: hunting, festivals, workshops, a visitor center. The park's environmental education center has a gift shop with park-oriented merchandise and souvenirs. Educational programs include pond study, bird-watching, canoe trips, active volunteer program, night hikes, teacher workshops, hands-on experiential educational opportunities, and evening programs. Programs include: Your Backyard Classrooms program is a 40-activity curriculum guide for K-12 teachers Junior Rangers: Junior Rangers is a day-long program for children 7 to 10. It offers hands-on environmental education that covers stewardship and strong conservation, recreation and protection ethics. Several sessions with varying themes are held each summer. Contact the park for dates and fees. Wee Rangers: Wee Rangers is a two-hour program for children 4 to 6 with accompanying adults. It’s a fun, hands-on introduction to the natural world. Several sessions with varying themes are offered each summer. Contact the park for dates and fees. Accessibility include: Picnic area with handicapped accessible restroom facility; fully accessible playground; six handicap parking spaces; a fully accessible paved hiking trail. For more information about Mason Neck State Park,contact (703) 339-2385 or (703) 339-2380 (visitor center); email [email protected]

The Lee Community Center and Senior Center

Lee Community Center and Senior Center at 5722 Lee Highway in Arlington VA 22207, operates on: Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 6pm Saturday: 9:30am to 5pm For more details about their facilities and programs please contact 703 228 0550. Facilities offered at Lee Community Center and Senior Center:
  • Multi-purpose Room
  • Meeting Room
  • Game Room
  • Art Studios
  • Gymnasium
  • Playgrounds
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Soccer Field
  • Baseball/Softball Diamond
  • Computer Room for Seniors Only
Programs Offered at Lee Community Center and Senior Center: Computer Programs for Senior Adults: Monday to Friday: 10am to 3pm Lee Arts Center: Monday and Friday: 9:30am to 6pm Tuesday to Thursday: 9:30am to 9pm Saturday: 9:30am to 5pm The Lee Arts Center offer activities:
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Pottery
  • Tile Making
Workshops are offered with instruction from guest master artists in 1 to 3 days schedules. An exhibition area is also allotted for a mini gallery proving local and national artists the honor of showing their work in solo or group shows every year.