Alexandria to hold forum for public on park construction

The Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission is seeking feedback on the layout, design and construction of an interim park on city-owned space at 600 N. Henry St. A public forum to review the plan will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. The open space will undergo two phases of construction. The first is slated for the middle of this year, after which the space will undergo another redevelopment as part of the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan.

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Theater founders named Washingtonians of the Year

Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, co-founders of Arlington County’s Synetic Theater, have been named Washingtonians of the Year by Washingtonian magazine. The husband-and-wife team were honored at an award ceremony Wednesday . The Tsikurishvilis moved to the United States in the 1990s and founded Synetic in 2001.

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Alexandria artists are invited to submit funding requests

Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is accepting submissions for fiscal 2015 funding. The city will distribute a total of $175,000 to support arts activities; local artists and arts organizations have until Feb. 28 to submit their requests. Applicants must submit letters outlining the amount requested and the activity that the funding would support.

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Alexandria to honor Martin Luther King with student art

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., posters designed by Alexandria public school students commemorating the civil rights leader and his legacy will be on display in the Vola Lawson Lobby of City Hall through next month. The posters will be revealed at a public ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday. The annual event, which this year features Nancy Noyes Silcox, author of “Samuel Wilbert Tucker: The Story of a Civil Rights Trailblazer and 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In,” is free and open to the public.

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