Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hard Times Cafe Seeking Kids to Play Secret Service Agents for GW Parade

Here is a chance for your child to launch their career as a Secret Service
agent. Or just plain have some fun.

The Hard Times Café, a fun-loving place itself, is seeking 6 or more boys
or girls, age about 10 years, to be part of the festivities at the George
Washington parade on Monday, February 16th. They will provide “security” to
accompany the Hard Times float. They will need a dark suit, white shirt,
dark tie, sun glasses and ear bud.

If your child would be interested in this grand opportunity, please contact
Fred at

Community Meeting Re: Installation of Lights at Simpson Park Dog Park

Community Meeting Regarding the Installation of Lights at the Simpson Park Dog Park Scheduled for January 15

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities invites the public to a community meeting for the approved lights at the Simpson Park Dog Park, 426 E. Monroe Ave. The meeting will be held at the Reingold office building, 433 E. Monroe Ave. on Thursday, January 15 at 6 p.m. City staff will provide information on the light installation project. Following the presentation, the Simpson Park Dog Owners Group (SPDOG) will continue the meeting and discuss additional potential dog park improvements.
For additional information or questions about the work, contact Ty Specht, Construction Manager, at or 202.266.3426. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

City of Alexandria Hosts Community Forum on Criminal Justice and Community Partnerships

City of Alexandria Hosts Community Forum on Criminal Justice and Community Partnerships

For Immediate Release: January 13, 2015

Mayor William D. Euille invites Alexandrians to attend an upcoming Community Forum on Criminal Justice and Community Partnerships to learn more about the City's criminal justice agencies and their work with the community. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St.

The City’s primary criminal justice officials, including Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and Police Chief Earl Cook, will take part in a panel discussion and community conversation moderated by Julie Carey, NBC4 Washington's Northern Virginia Bureau Chief and a longtime City resident.
Panelists will discuss existing community partnerships, how their agencies engage the community, and what could be done to enhance involvement and dialogue with residents and business people.

The agencies scheduled to participate are the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, Public Defender’s Office, Human Rights Office, and the Probation and Parole Office.
For media inquiries, contact Crystal Nosal, Commander/Senior Public Safety Information Officer, Alexandria Police Department, at 703.746.6601 or

Monday, January 12, 2015

Public Meeting: King Street, Callahan Drive & Russell Road Intersection Project

Public Meeting on Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The City's Department of Transportation & Environmental Services
(T&ES), Transportation Planning Division will hold a project public
meeting<> on
the King Street, Callahan Drive & Russell Road Intersection Safety
project on Thursday, January 15, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Durant
Center, 1605 Cameron Street.

The purpose of the meeting is to seek input on issues or concerns
regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety at this intersection. This
project is part of a federal grant to improve Access to Transit in

Please visit the King.Callahan.Russell
for background on the project, information about the planning process,
and ongoing updates.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact
Hillary Poole at 703.746.4017 or<>.

Robbery along bike path

On Sunday morning at approximately 12:20 AM, a robbery occurred on the bike path along the Metro. The male victim had gotten off the Metro at the King Street Station and was walking northbound on the bike path. When he was just passed Princess Street while still on the bike path, he was accosted from behind. The suspect demanded he drop the duffle bag he was carrying and also demanded his wallet. The suspect took both items and fled on foot. It is believed that he fled in a waiting white Ford Bronco eastbound on Princess Street. The victim never got a look at the suspect and believes the suspect was a male from his voice. If you have any information on this, please call Lieutenant Compton at 703-746-6637.

Lieutenant Jack Compton
Commander, Criminal Investigations
Alexandria Police Department
3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304