1407 Russell Road in Alexandria, Virginia
I don’t know about you but, this makes me sad. The Rosemont homeowner on Russell Road who LOVES the holidays has sold their home.

Via Sheriff Dana Lawhorne

Neighborhoods are defined by traditions. Delray has many but none better than the annual Halloween pirate show at 1407 Russell Road. Earlier today, Tami (the pirate lady) called me to break the bad news. She sold her house and is moving to Florida to help her aging parents. Her voice quivered as she told me the sad news. She talked about how much she enjoyed doing this for the community, especially the kids. It gave her great joy. I think she started off with a few pirates and it grew each year. Helping her was a blast. Working on it each year was a tradition that I looked forward to. I will miss the thousands of people who came to see it. I will miss helping Tami do something that allowed us to think about something other than bad news. It was a great distraction. It was a reminder that no matter what, traditions go on and so do it’s people. Tami never let us down. She is a wonderful person who spent all her free time and hard earned money to make us smile. She has a big heart. No surprise that she is moving to be with her parents who need her. Loyalty trumps tradition and that’s ok with me. I will miss her. If you can find time, send her a card or a note to say thank-you:
Tami Sarjeant
1407 Russell Road
Alexandria, Va. 22301

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There is a water main break that occurred this morning on W. Braddock Road between Russell Road & High Street.

I am told there is one lane open in each direction. Use caution in the area.

Saint Rita Church (Alexandria, Virginia)
According to planning documents filed with the City (PDF), St. Rita’s School looks to expand its day care facility and add staff.

If you have any comments regarding this request, please contact Planning and Zoning staff at 703 746-4666 or email planner Ann Horowitz directly. The deadline for comments for this application is Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Check out this home for sale at 3305 Russell Road in Alexandria, Virginia

This 4 bedroom, 4 bath Cape Cod style home is for sale and located at 3305 Russell Road in the North Ridge neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Open house THIS weekend!

Via the listing

4BR/4BA Cape Cod.Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances. Main level MBR & MBA. Hardwd floors in liv rm, din rm & MBR. Full Fin. Attic. Patio overlooking wooded yard. X-large driveway. Great Location for Commuters- Convenient to Rt 1. Glebe Rd, W Braddock Rd & I-395! 2 Miles to King Street Metro, 3 miles to The Pentagon/Mall/Metro & National Airport! *Open Sat 10/24 & Sun 10/25 @ 1-4pm!*

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Callahan Drive intersection in Alexandria, Virginia
The City’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES), Transportation Planning Division will hold a public information meeting on the King Street, Callahan Drive & Russell Road Intersection Safety project on Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the Durant Center, located at 1605 Cameron Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

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

For background on the project, information about the planning process, and ongoing updates, visit this link. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Hillary Poole at 703.746.4017.

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