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American Legion Honors Alexandria Deputy and Firefighter with State Awards

Posted on | August 16, 2017 | No Comments

Deputy Deon Eaddy (left) received the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award and Battalion Chief Jack Hoffman (right) received the Firefighter of the Year Award from the American Legion Department of Virginia. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, July 15, the American Legion Department of Virginia honored two Alexandria public safety employees for their outstanding service. At the annual American Legion state convention, Deputy Deon Eaddy received the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award and Battalion Chief Jack Hoffman received the Firefighter of the Year Award. Read more

Did You Graduate in the Early 70’s?

Posted on | August 16, 2017 | No Comments

GW High School, T.C. Williams and Francis Hammond

Reunion Event September 15th-16th, 2017 in Alexandria

All classmates and friends from the early 1970 Alexandria high school years ARE INVITED to join the weekend. The T.C. Williams Class of 1972 is having a Friday evening ‘No-Host Social’ at Joe Theismann’s Restaurant (time to be announced) and Saturday evening buffet dinner at The Carlyle Club (6:00 to 11:30) in Alexandria for an evening with friends and live music with The Fabulous Hubcaps.

Event details see website: http://www.tcw72alumni.com/

Online registrations: www.tcw72alumni.com/registration.html can be made via Paypal

For other arrangements contact: tcw72reunion@gmail.com Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TCWClassof197245thReunion/

76th Annual Historic House Tour Tickets Now on Sale, Eight Homes on North Columbus Featured

Posted on | August 16, 2017 | No Comments

The Twig, the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital, will hold its 76th Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour on September 23 from 10 am to 3 pm in Old Town. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the history and design of eight unique homes and gardens, all located on North Columbus Street and within easy walking distance of each other.

The buildings on display date from the turn of the 19th century to the present. Current uses of the homes show how to retain historic essence while modernizing, living easily in a small space, and experiencing the joys of living green. Here are some of the tour highlights:

· A condo in a historic landmark built in 1812 that was the first female free school in America, and was then used as a first floor stable and a second floor hospital during the Civil War. Read more

Alexandria First Responders Honored in White House Ceremony

Posted on | August 16, 2017 | No Comments

At the White House, Kevin Jobe, Mayor Allison Silberberg, Alex Jensen, and Nicole Battaglia with Chief Michael Brown. Courtesy photo

Three officers from the Alexandria Police Department received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor today, in recognition of their heroism during the June 14 shooting incident at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. The Medal of Valor is the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers in the United States.

At a White House ceremony, President Donald J. Trump presented the awards to Alexandria Police Officers Nicole Battaglia, Alexander Jensen, and Kevin Jobe, along with U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner. President Trump also recognized personnel in attendance from the Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications, Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, and other partner agencies who responded to the incident. Read more

WALTER TROUT: TRUE BLUES SURVIVOR

Posted on | August 14, 2017 | No Comments

One the blues’ most spectacular guitar men survives the biggest challenge of his life by doing what he does best.

By Steve Houk

You don’t have to go much past the title of blues powerhouse Walter Trout‘s 2015 record to see what kind of survivor he is.

The superb Battle Scars is a glaring symbol of what Trout has gone through the last few years, a coat of arms that speaks to a level of sheer guts and endurance that is intense even by rock and roll standards. Read more

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