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Alexandria Courthouse Closed Today Due to Power Outage

From the City of Alexandria:


A fire that occurred near the intersection of King and South Royal Streets in Old Town early this morning has damaged Dominion Virginia Power’s equipment and underground cables.  In order to make repairs, Dominion Power had to shut off electricity for customers in the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of King Street and the 100 block of Pitt Street. This power outage has closed the Alexandria Courthouse today, and is also expected to affect several businesses located there, including Hotel Monaco. Alexandria City Hall is not affected and is open today.

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Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day at NOVA-Woodbridge
November 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Veterans and active duty military are invited to the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College for Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the first floor atrium.

Active duty military, retirees and their dependents can enjoy refreshments while learning about the Military Survivors Education Benefits Program, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Fry Scholarship, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wounded Warriors and more. NOVA representatives will provide information about college programs and financial aid.

The campus is located at 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, easily accessible from Interstate 95 at exit 156. To learn more, call Veterans Advisor Diane Malone at 703-878-5748.

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Ft. Willard Historic Site Dedication Planned

From Fairfax County Park Authority:


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County Park Authority will join with the Belle Haven Citizens Association for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at noon at Ft. Willard. Ft. Willard is located in Alexandria, VA at 6625 Fort Willard Circle.  Limited parking on the street is located nearby.  Brief remarks by local officials, members of the adjacent Belle Haven community and contributors and historians will be followed by light refreshments.  The public is invited.


Imagine: A Eulogy to Steve Jobs

Imagine: A Eulogy to Steve Jobs

Today, Steve Jobs passed away from a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

He was a visionary . . . someone who didn't wait for others to do, but instead found sure and direct ways to do. Immediately. Indeed, he often introduced new ideas and methodology long before competitors.

You see, Steve Jobs believed. He believed in things that seem intangible to most, and he believed in his own imagination.

In his honor, won't you imagine . . .

  • the breadth of mankind's abililities if more people saw the world as Steve Jobs saw the world.
  • what we could accomplish if most people just decided to build something --- better yet, something magnificent --- in a readily available garage.
  • our world if most of us saw presently impossible as not only possible, but impending.
  • the things we could collectively accomplish . . .

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Jackie Hoysted's Multi-Media Exhibit "INPUT OUTPUT" Opens

Jackie Hoysted's Multi-Media Exhibit "INPUT OUTPUT" Opens

Jackie Hoysted's current body of work blurs the line between what is an original artwork and what is a reproduction. Comprised of paintings, ceramic sculptures, and digital photographs, Hoysted leaves the distinction of “what is the original vs. what is the copy” up to the viewer. Raising questions of authenticity, distorting perceptions of various media, and multiple manipulations of images are the prevalent themes of "INPUT OUTPUT," Hoysted's solo exhibit at The Art League Gallery, on view from October 6 - November 7, 2011.

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Completes Brand ID Refresh

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has completed the final element to its refreshed brand identification with the addition of a tagline, Connect | Grow | Succeed.

Peter van Aartrijk, chair of the Chamber’s marketing committee, said the tagline brings together the key benefits of the organization:

FREE Child Identification and Fingerprinting this Weekend

FREE Child Identification and Fingerprinting this Weekend

From Fairfax County:

Photo identification with fingerprints gives authorities vital information to help them locate a missing child.

The Sheriff's Office will provide you with a FREE photo of your child and a set of his or her fingerprints—using quick, clean, inkless technology—at the following events:

View our 90-second child ID video on YouTube to see how easy it is.