Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, September 12, 2014

Photos from Around Town this week 9/6 to 9/12

construction on Van Dorn St. and 395 

Construction on the Bradlee Safeway 

Little flags in yards along E. Luray Ave. in Del Ray on 9-11

my kids tell me this is a Lotus, I say it's just a bright yellow car.  
gorgeous sunset! 

big enough mailer?  what a waste of money! 

the clouds and sky before the storm
sewer line replacement construction along Janney's Lane 

The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Seeks Volunteers

Tutor and Change Two Lives! The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs
reading tutors once or twice a week, 30 minute sessions for first graders,
20 minutes for kindergartners at the school during the school day. 

Lesson plans, materials and guidance provided. For more information and to
register to tutor, please go to <> . Need an application mailed to you or have

Contact 703-549-6670 ext. 119 or < . Gwen
Mullen, Executive Director, ATC.

Alexandria Citizen Corps Council Hosts Community Preparedness and Awareness Forum on September 27th

Alexandria Citizen Corps Council Hosts
Community Preparedness and Awareness Forum on September 27th

As part of National Preparedness Month and Be Ready, Alexandria, the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council will host a community preparedness forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The Citizen Corps Council highlights its First 72 (Hours) On You theme to raise awareness and collaboration among Alexandria residents and community leaders to prepare for natural and/or man-made disasters. Experts warn that the first 72 hours after a natural or man-made emergency will be a critical period to prepare as first responders may be overwhelmed in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Citizen Corps Council will welcome Mayor Bill Euille, Office of Emergency Management, Health Department, Police Department, Animal Shelter and Volunteer Alexandria to speak on a variety of perspectives about the threats we face in our community and how to prepare for them. As a community leader and active citizen, we want your input and involvement!

Join us from 10:30 am 11:30 am on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue.
Main entrance on Mt Vernon Avenue

For more information, please contact Michelle McQueeney, Chair, Citizen Corps Council ( or Rob Rapanut, Citizen Association Representative, Citizen Corps Council ( 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Burglary in del ray yesterday


Burglary on E Raymond Ave.
his morning at 10 am I came out of my second floor office to find an intruder standing in front of me coming out of the master bedroom across the hallway. He ran down the steps and jumped out of the first floor window he broke in through.

My neighbor saw him running from the side of my house. The police were called and arrived while I was on the phone with 911. Several officers and two K-9 units responded. The person is still at-large.

He was an AA male, 6', muscular build wearing a tan camouflage hoody with a ball cap. He was wearing black pants running kind-of pant with elastic bands at the ankles.

Double-check your windows and keep alert.

A big thanks to the speedy and overwhelming response to the event.

Monday, September 8, 2014

ADA Walkway Construction Begins at Fort Ward

ADA Walkway Construction Begins at Fort Ward

Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site is making history more accessible to visitors!   A public walkway which meets the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act is being constructed through part of the historic fort in an effort to make the site more accessible to a variety of audiences.  The project is being funded by a Save America’s Treasures grant and the City of Alexandria.

In preparation for the project, preliminary investigation was conducted by Alexandria Archaeology to determine that there would be no adverse impact to the historic site, and the project was approved by Federal and State historic preservation reviewers.  The material selected, Flexi-Pave, has a recycled rubber matrix that is eco-friendly and meets ADA standards.  The color and texture of the path will suggest compacted gravel walkways that were constructed in some forts in the Civil War Defenses of Washington.

Much of the historic site will be closed to the public during this construction project, which begins September 8 and is expected to take about one month to complete.  Fort Ward Museum will remain open to the public during this time.   Park patrons are also advised that the parking lot at the entrance to Fort Ward Park will be closed to public parking beginning September 8 in conjunction with the construction project.   Public parking will be available in other lots in Fort Ward Park. 

Any inquiries about the historic site walkway project may be directed to Fort Ward Museum at 703-746-4848.

3rd Annual Multicultural Fest Celebrates Alexandria’s Diversity

City of Alexandria to host 3rd Annual Alexandria Multicultural Fest on Saturday, September 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conservatory Center at Four Mile Run, 4109 Mt. Vernon Ave. Admission is free.

Designed to bring community members together to celebrate Alexandria’s diversity, the Alexandria Multicultural Fest features entertainment for all ages including live music and activities representing the region’s cultures. Performances include music from “Rainbow Rock Band,” “The Johnny Artis Band” and “Melodica Oriental,” as well as a variety of dance styles. Free games, demonstrations and activities will highlight a broad range of cultures and a wide variety of crafts and cuisines will be available for purchase.

“Rainbow Rock Band,” featuring Kate Moran as the Rainbow Lady, will perform interactive Pop Rock children’s songs where kids can play instruments along with the band. “The Johnny Artis Band” has been entertaining the Mid-Atlantic region for years with their fun loving brand of Rhythm and Blues music. El Salvadoran and Honduran musicians form the group “Melodica Oriental” and perform in the traditional Latino style.

For more information, visit, or contact Kelly Gilfillen, Marketing Manager, at 703.746.4644 or