See the above video from your fellow Alexandria residents on why residents should be VERY concerned about keeping essential public safety services in place, especially in North Old Town, Rosemont, Del Ray, and Potomac Yards. Good points made here, especially City Council charging high taxes and not delivering services, the recent Boat Club deal, the City Manager’s pay increase, and City Council choosing ‘Luxuries over services’.
While you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
WatchMojo.com has a great video here that discusses the history of Earth Day and gives you a little Earth Day education. It also helps us understand why we celebrate Earth Day and why awareness is important.
Today is Earth Day, a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Here’s a great link to 50 ways we all can help the planet.
Fun starts @ 6:30 PM. Folks from the budget office are updating City Council on budget items and each Council member has submitted their budget. This work session is an attempt to get the seven (7) budgets (one from each council member) into one. This is the first add/delete. Photos from tonight’s work session to be posted later.
Starting on April 22 (TOMORROW), ACTion Alexandria is asking for your ideas for making Alexandria a greener, more sustainable place to live, work, and play.
A total of $5000, generously provided by the Dominion Foundation, will be awarded for the winning ideas. Submitted ideas will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and selected ideas will receive up to $2000 in grant money to be put into ACTion.
What’s your green idea for Alexandria?
To learn more about the green ideas challenge, please visit: www.actionalexandria.org/greenideas.
I LOVED going to carnivals like this when I was a kid and still do. I was hoping to infuse a little bit of that excitement onto my five-year-old as I took him on Saturday afternoon to the annual Landmark Mall carnival powered by Reithoffer Shows. It was a gorgeous day to go on Saturday, not too hot and BOY what a sunset we watched as the sky turned from blue to pink.
I was wondering though, with the Landmark mall transformation set to begin this fall, will the carnival be back in 2015?
Here’s my quick review …