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Funds Redirected From SROs To Mental Health Resources By Alexandria City Council

Despite objections from a majority of its school board, the Alexandria, Virginia, City Council voted Tuesday night to spend funds originally meant to pay school resource officers (SROs) to hire more mental health professionals. The council decided in May to eliminate the $789,909 from the 2022 budget that had been used to fund the SRO program. Continue reading "Funds Redirected From SROs To Mental Health Resources By Alexandria City Council"
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Major Renovation Gone Through At Alexandria Senior Center During Pandemic

St. Martin de Porres Senior Center on Taney Ave. has served Alexandria’s seniors for 45 years. During the pandemic, the site has been closed. This provided HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) with an opportunity to undertake a $44,000 upgrade of the facility. Yesterday, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, staff had the chance to see the finished project. It includes bathroom upgrades, ramps to increase accessibility, and electrical and lighting updates. Continue reading "Major Renovation Gone Through At Alexandria Senior Center During Pandemic"
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Mass Vaccination Site To Open In Alexandria

A new COVID-19 mass vaccination site is opening in Alexandria, Virginia, and officials said Tuesday it will be able to administer thousands of doses a day. The site, located at 5001 Eisenhower Avenue, is a joint partnership between Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Inova Health System, which is based in Falls Church. It’s slated to open by the end of March. “The headline for today is partnership and capacity,” Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson said at a Tuesday news conference. Continue reading "Mass Vaccination Site To Open In Alexandria"
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Alexandria Warehouse Sale To Be Held In Open Retail Space

The region's longest-running boutique warehouse sale will return in 2021, albeit with some changes. The Alexandria Warehouse Sale will be held on Feb. 6 and 7. But instead of taking place in the Westin Alexandria like years prior, it will be spread out in stores, pop-up tents, and open retail space along King Streets and select side streets in Old Town Alexandria. Continue reading "Alexandria Warehouse Sale To Be Held In Open Retail Space"
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Mindy’s Delivery Dinners Serve Del Ray

Erin White has delivered 50 boxed chicken kabobs, couscous salad, and cornbread lunches to hospital workers at Inova Alexandria Hospital on Nov. 17. She says the hospitals are suddenly busy again with COVID patients, and the workers are so glad to be recognized and to have a good meal. Erin and her husband Bobby White, who live in Del Ray, own Mindy’s, a catering company based in D.C. in the Palisades. Continue reading "Mindy’s Delivery Dinners Serve Del Ray"
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New Wellness District Celebrates Wellness Month

In late August, several of the health and wellness businesses located on and adjacent to Mount Vernon Avenue banded together to create the Wellness District, a subgroup of the Del Ray Business Association, that is composed of more than 40 wellness-focused organizations. The Wellness District was established to highlight a network of healthcare and fitness providers that has been growing for more than 20 years, according to a news release. Its goal is to better connect people with resources for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Continue reading "New Wellness District Celebrates Wellness Month"

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