Alexandria holds fifth meeting about Old Town waterfront

Alexandria officials will host the fifth community meeting on the waterfront Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. The city will present an updated alternative design for the waterfront area, which extends from Duke to Queen streets, and solicit public input.

This meeting is the last of a five-part waterfront community meeting series for Phase I of the Landscape and Flood Mitigation Design Project. Public hearings on Phase I of the design are scheduled for June 3 and 14.

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Arlington recognizes outstanding volunteers

The Arlington County Board has selected seven individuals and two teams as this year’s Outstanding Volunteer award winners; the group will be honored at the recessed board meeting Tuesday. The winners are Meg Breeden, Jessica Green, Kevin Henry, Deborah Perkins Jones, Jill Kent, Jane Parham, James Terpstra, Talking Books & Homebound Services and the VEST Leadership Team.

Additionally, all volunteers whose service benefits an Arlington program are invited to the annual volunteer appreciation celebration on June 23 at Arlington Mill Community Center.

For information on volunteer opportunities with the county, visit

10 pit stops in Alexandria, Arlington on Bike to Work Day

More than 10,000 commuters in the region are expected to participate in Bike to Work Day on May 16. The national event will include 79 pit stops in the Washington area, including four in Alexandria and six in Arlington County.

The Alexandria pit stops are: the Old Town Market Square at City Hall, 301 King St.; John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St.; Del Ray Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave.; and the Mark Center, across from 4825 Mark Center Dr.

The Arlington pit stops are: 3924 Wilson Blvd.; 2503 Columbia Pike; Crystal City Water Park, across from 1750 Crystal Dr.; 2001 N. Sycamore St. (morning only); adjacent to the W&OD Trail, east of Lee Highway and N. Washington Street (afternoon only); and Rosslyn Gateway Park, Lee Highway and Lynn Street.

For details on each pit stop and to register, visit

School resource officers
will conduct extra patrols

The Arlington County Police Department’s School Resource Officers have launched a spring initiative to reduce and prevent juvenile crime. The initiative began last Thursday and continues through the conclusion of the school year, on June 21.

Officers will conduct extra patrols after school and on weekends, as well as undertaking extra patrols at malls, parks and recreation centers. With prom season approaching, police will also collaborate with high schools to focus on alcohol and drunken-driving awareness programs.

“This initiative encourages positive interaction between officers and the students of Arlington County,” School Resource Officer Supervisor Lt. Ron Files said in a statement.

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