City of Alexandria, VA
Manager's Report - November 9, 2012
Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities to Dedicate the Kelley Cares Miracle Field on Saturday, November 17
On Saturday, November 17, at 5 p.m., a dedication ceremony will be held for the Kelley Cares Miracle Field, Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Light refreshments will be available. Following the dedication, join in the celebration by attending a demonstration game with participants of the Miracle Baseball League of Alexandria; and a whiffle ball game featuring City officials, VIPs and community members. In the event of inclement weather, the dedication ceremony will be held in the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center. For additional information, contact the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5402.
Sixth Annual Alexandria Film Festival
Coming soon to a library near you— the highly anticipated Sixth Annual Alexandria Film Festival will be held Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18. Beatley Central Library has been selected as one of the Alexandria venues that will showcase multiple high-quality films during this celebration of burgeoning and established film makers and their new or rare films. In partnership with Eco-City Alexandria, the Festival will feature free films with environmental themes. Bringing new and rare feature-length films, documentaries, animation, and shorts, the Alexandria Film Festival also includes filmmaker panels and arts presentations to unique and historic venues throughout Alexandria, Virginia.
Alexandria Resident Winner of Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) Northern Virginia Home Energy Makeover Contest
The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) announced that City of Alexandria resident Ann Dorman was selected as one of three prize winners of the Northern Virginia Home Energy Makeover Contest. The City partnered with LEAP in implementing the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Performance with Energy Star Program and supporting the Alexandria Energy Saver Loan Program, which is being administered by CommonWealthOne Federal Credit Union. LEAP reported that response to the contest was an over-whelming success with more than 1,500 Northern Virginia residents submitting qualified applications, the largest number coming from Alexandria. LEAP congratulated Ann and Rick Dorman at their home on November 8.
United Way Campaign Kicks Off
On November 8, the City of Alexandria kicked off its United Way Campaign. As one of Alexandria’s largest workforces, City employees can demonstrate the importance of charitable giving. You can make your United Way designations quickly and easily by using this online pledge tool. You can also contribute by payroll deduction, credit card, or check, or you may choose not to give this year. As always, you can let United Way allocate your contribution to those who need it most, or designate specific funds or charitable organizations to which your contribution should be directed.