Alexandria to present Excellence in Aging Awards

The Excellence in Aging Awards are given annually by the Commission on Aging to individuals and organizations that help older residents maintain independent, high-quality lives in Alexandria.

This year’s winners are Jane King, Annie B. Rose Lifetime Achievement Award; Mitch Opalski, the Lois Van Valkenburgh Excellence in Aging Award for an Individual; Senior Services of Alexandria, Excellence in Aging Award for an Organization; and Terah Chamberlin, Public Service Award.

The awards will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Alexandria City Hall, 301 King St. The presentation is free and open to the public. For information, call Debbie Ludington at 703-746-5694.

Alexandria public school lunches to rise by 20 cents

Starting in September, the price of a school lunch at all Alexandria public schools will rise by 20 cents. The cost of lunch in elementary schools will be $2.65, while the cost of a secondary school lunch will be $2.85. Breakfast costs will remain the same. The price increase will not affect any child receiving free or reduced-price school lunches.

The increase was approved by the school board in February and is awaiting final approval May 28.

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Leadership Arlington to honor award winners

Leadership Arlington will honor the recipients of the 2015 Leadership Legacy Awards at 6 p.m. May 20 at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Rd.

Bean, Kinney & Korman, a law firm, will be awarded the Ethics Award in recognition of legal work in Northern Virginia. The Arlington Food Assistance Center will receive the Community Impact Award for its work to alleviate hunger in Arlington. The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing will be honored with the Nonprofit Award for its work in developing quality, affordable housing in Arlington.

Early-bird tickets for the presentation are $100 through Friday; regular tickets are $125. For tickets, visit