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Alexandria City Public Schools To Open In March

After a full year of virtual learning, Alexandria City Public Schools plans to begin its phased reopening in March, ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings Ed.D. announced at the Feb. 4 school board meeting. On March 2, students whose parents have opted for in-person learning in kindergarten through fifth grade who are receiving special education services along with English language learners are scheduled to return to campus. Continue reading “Alexandria City Public Schools To Open In March”

School To Be Build At Dunn Loring Center

A new school project to help bring sustainable capacity relief for Shrevewood Elementary School and the Dunn Loring, Tysons, and Falls Church communities is on the way. On Jan. 5, in a vote of 10 to 0, with two members absent, the Fairfax County School Board approved a proposal presented by Karl Frisch, Providence District Representative, to use available bond funds to establish a school at the current Dunn Loring Administrative Center. The site previously housed an elementary school from 1939 to 1978 and is a suitable site already owned by FCPS. Continue reading “School To Be Build At Dunn Loring Center”

Alexandria’s Commonwealth Academy Holds Drive-In Graduation

Alexandria’s Commonwealth Academy creatively celebrated its class of 2020 with a drive-in ceremony on June 5 in the Potomac Yard parking lot. Head of School Anabelle Morgan said, “Commonwealth Academy’s 2020 graduating class is an outstanding group of young men and women who are moving on to do impressive things. Being a senior this year was undeniably different, and the fact that this group made it through all the unexpected with grace and good cheer, also achieving impressive success, is something to honor.” Continue reading “Alexandria’s Commonwealth Academy Holds Drive-In Graduation”

Family Celebrates 80th Birthday At Goodwin House Alexandria Keeping Social Distance

Sandy Connolly and her husband Jim

Sandy Connolly and her husband Jim looked through a window at Goodwin House Alexandria as great-grandson Grayson Hoover held a sign celebrating Sandy Connolly’s birthday on May 7. Sandy Connolly celebrated her 80th birthday at Goodwin House Alexandria with a socially distant visit from family members. Continue reading “Family Celebrates 80th Birthday At Goodwin House Alexandria Keeping Social Distance”

Restaurant Owners And Managers In Alexandria Cope With COVID-19 Impact

These are uncertain and unprecedented times for the community as well as the economy. And in this age of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, the restaurant industry has been extremely affected according to the city’s needs and the state’s orders. Here are the views of some of the restaurant managers and owners in Alexandria, as per the Alexandria Gazette Packet, about COVID-10 impacts. Continue reading “Restaurant Owners And Managers In Alexandria Cope With COVID-19 Impact”

Alexandria’s Historic Preservation Manager Retires

The City of Alexandria’s Historic Preservation Manager, Al Cox, was celebrated by a crowd of family, friends and city officials February 7 at the Old Dominion Boat Club as he retires following 28 years overseeing architecture design policies across the city. “My wife Kathy and I moved here 32 years ago because of the architecture. But we stayed because of the people,” said Cox, an architect who studied historic preservation in the U.S. and Europe. Continue reading “Alexandria’s Historic Preservation Manager Retires”

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