St. Patrick's Day

Parade on Saturday

Alexandria's annual St. Patrick's Day parade, which was postponed last weekend because of weather, will be held Saturday.

The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Classic Car Show competition. Automobiles will be on display on North Royal Street behind the reviewing stand. The Fun Dog Show, held in conjunction with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, is from 11 a.m. to noon in Market Square at North Royal and King streets.

The parade starts at King and West streets at 12:30 p.m., travels down King Street, past the reviewing stand at North Royal, and ends at King and Fairfax streets. The parade is expected to end by 2:30 p.m.

All events are free. Public transportation is encouraged. Metrorail riders should use the King Street Metro stop, where free DASH bus service is available.

For more information, call 703-237-2199 or visit

Members Appointed

To Fire Station Group

The Arlington County Board has appointed members of the new Fire Station No. 3 Relocation Task Force, which the board established at its Feb. 22 meeting. The task force will make recommendations to the board on the location and design of the new station.

Cherrydale resident Nancy Iacomini was appointed chair of the task force. The task force includes representation from civic associations within the Fire Station No. 3 first response area. Appointees and the organizations they represent include:

Ed Parks, Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association; Norman Tyler, Bellevue Forest Citizens Association; Robert Deason, Chain Bridge Forest Civic Association; Bill Harkins, Kevin O'Brien, Bill Piatt, Scott Springston and Maureen Ross, Cherrydale Citizens Association; Conrad Rehill, Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department; Peter Fallon, Donaldson Run Civic Association; Dennis McDonald, Dover-Crystal Civic Association; Thomas Terrill, Gulf Branch Civic Association; Helen DuVal, Old Glebe Civic Association; Joan Loepker Duncan, Rivercrest Civic Association; Lewis Bromberg, Waverly Hills Civic Association; Sharon Rogers, Woodmont Civic Association (formerly Parkway); and Jack Sawicki, Emergency Medical Services Council.

Polly Hanson was appointed as an at-large member. Another at-large member and a representative of the Maywood Community Association will be named later.

The task force is to make recommendations to the County Board regarding three potential sites for the new fire station in compliance with operational and neighborhood criteria. The County Board then will select a site from the three recommendations. Once a final site is selected, the task force will make recommendations to the County Board regarding the design of the new station.

School Anniversary

Detailed on Web Site

Alexandria's Douglas MacArthur Elementary School on Janneys Lane is celebrating its 60th anniversary this school year, culminating in a weekend of festivities June 6 through 8, including a reception, family fun day and open house.

To collect anecdotes and learn more about the history of the school, the MacArthur PTA has set up a Web site. Former students, parents and teachers who want to be on the mailing list to be invited to the events or have a memory to share should visit

For more information about the anniversary, visit the Web site, e-mail, or call 703-212-0350.