Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Monday, October 15, 2018

Community Meeting for Seminary Road Complete Streets Project Postponed



A community meeting to share concepts for potential changes to improve Seminary Road for all users, originally scheduled for Thursday, October 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., has been postponed until a later date to be determined.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has recently notified the City that Transurban, the I-395 Express Lanes concessionaire, is proposing to evaluate the current use of the Seminary Road high-occupant vehicle-only (HOV) ramp and to consider potential operational changes at the ramp for express lane/high-occupancy toll (HOT) traffic. 

Prior to this new information, staff had performed a traffic study which it used to develop concepts and materials in advance of the Seminary Road community meeting. Those materials will be posted on the project website by Thursday.

However, based on this new information, staff believes it is appropriate to postpone the community meeting until staff can fully evaluate any analysis or proposal by Transurban. Transurban has informed the City that it is beginning a traffic data collection effort in October to inform its proposed analysis. The City intends to closely monitor this effort so that it can actively participate in the process and data-gathering methodology. The City’s Seminary Road project team will also update the existing Seminary Road analysis once any new information comes available. 

As soon as the Seminary Road project team can update its analysis, a new meeting time and location will be announced. Staff will also update the project website as new information comes available.

Seminary Road is a key corridor in the City of Alexandria’s transportation network. The Vision Zero Action PlanPedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, and Safe Routes to School Plan Program recommendations all identify potential safety and mobility improvements for Seminary Road. The City's Complete Streets Policy recommends that staff use repaving as an opportunity to consider and incorporate changes to enhance the safety and convenience of all users.

Visit the Seminary Road Complete Streets study website for more information. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Deadline to Register or Update Virginia Voter Registration is October 15


For Immediate Release: October 11, 2018
The deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s November 6 General Election is Monday, October 15. In Alexandria, the November ballot includes contests for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Alexandria Mayor, City Council and School Board, and two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution.

CHECKING REGISTRATION

If you have recently moved or updated your registration since the last time you voted, please make sure you are registered at your current address. You may check your registration at vote.elections.virginia.gov or by contacting voters@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4050.

NEW REGISTRATIONS

The following voter registration methods are available to U.S. citizens living in Virginia who will be 18 or older by November 6, 2018:
  • Submit the application online at vote.elections.virginia.gov by midnight on October 15.
  • Register in person at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 North Royal St., Suite 100, by 5 p.m. on October 15.
  • Download an application at alexandriava.gov/Elections and then print, sign and mail the completed form to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 North Royal St., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314. Applications must be postmarked on or before October 15.

ADDRESS UPDATES

The same deadlines are in effect for Virginia voters who are registered, but have moved within the City of Alexandria or within Virginia. Voters who do not update their registration records before the deadline are at risk of being ineligible to vote in this election.
Virginia registered voters who need to update their addresses may do so using any of the methods listed above, or by completing a new voter registration application and faxing it to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections at 703.838.6449 by 5 p.m. on October 15.
Voter information letters for new or transferred registrants will be mailed within one week of the registration date.

ABSENTEE VOTING AND OTHER ELECTION INFORMATION

Virginians who are registered to vote must show photo identification when voting. Check alexandriava.gov/Elections  or call 703.746.4050 for a list of acceptable photo ID and other election information, including sample ballots and in-person absentee voting hours.  
In-person absentee voting for this election continues until 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3.
For more information, contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, Office of Voter Registration, at anna.leider@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4050.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Rock the Block: A Culinary Tour of Old Town Alexandria


Rock the block by eating and drinking at 8 of Old Town Alexandria's hottest restaurants and support The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  

Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  


General Admission: $125
6pm – 9pm
Rock the Block by eating and drinking at eight of Old Town, Alexandria's hottest restaurants


VIP: $300
5 - 6:30pm
Private VIP reception with savory starters and customized cocktails
6pm – 9pm
Rock the Block and tour all eight restaurants plus two unique "Pop-up" restaurants for VIPs only
9pm – 11pm
VIP After-Party Upstairs at Virtue Feed and Grain with live music, desserts and signature cocktails


Participating Restaurants: 
Augies
Columbia Firehouse
Hank's Oyster Bar 
Hi-Tide lounge 
Mia's Italian Kitchen
Paradiso Pizzeria
Majestic Cafe 
Vermillion 
Virtue Feed and Grain

For more information and to purchase tickets: 
http://www.rocktheblocks.org