Sunday, April 28, 2013
Event will be held May 3 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Mark your calendars! T.C. Williams Crew will hold its annual barbecue and bluegrass fundraiser this Friday. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Old Dominion Boat Club, 1 King St. The food will be provided by Pork Barrel BBQ. Music will be provided by City Farm—and it’s not your grandfather’s bluegrass, according to PTSA announcement. There will also be a silent auction featuring trips, services, merchandise, restaurant certificates, music events, movies, theater and sporting events. Tickets are $40 or two for $75. The price includes the silent auction, food, drinks and music. Tickets must be purchased in advance online through Paypal. Visit the event website for more information.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Did you take pictures of the race? Add them to this gallery!
The 29th annual GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler and 5K went off without a hitch. In all, 4,839 runners completed the 10-mile race, which began at Mount Vernon and ended at Oronoco Bay Park along Union Street in the City of Alexandria. The recent Boston Marathon bombings prompted increased security at the event. Thousands of runners and spectators attended, yet that cheer at the finish line was quieter than usual, as the final yards were blocked off from all but runners. Police also sealed city trash cans and checked the bags of attendees. The race took place less than a week after the Boston bombings, and some runners wore blue and yellow ribbons, the colors of the race, in remembrance of the victims. This year's Parkway Classic also honored…
Runners raced in honor of officer and Boston Marathon victims.
Thousands of runners competed Sunday in the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Mile and 5K, honoring an Alexandria police officer as well as the victims of the bombings at last week's Boston Marathon. The race took place less than a week after the Boston marathon bombings, and many runners wore blue and yellow ribbons, the colors of the race, in remembrance of the victims. This year's Parkway Classic also honored Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy, who was shot during a traffic stop in Old Town in February and is now recovering. Local police took donations for Laboy. Race organizers were strict about security in light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, sealing trash cans and checking bags. In all, 4,839 runners completed the 10-…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Following the Boston Marathon bombing attacks this week, the City of Alexandria and race organizers have increased police presence and will close a number of roads. Trashcans will be sealed.
The City of Alexandria is working with the organizers of the George Washington Parkway Classic road race to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators following the Boston Marathon bombing attacks. There will be an additional police presence, including uniformed officers and non-uniformed personnel, during the Sunday event. The city also will restrict parking in and around the finish line area, and seal trash cans prior to the race. There will be no parking in Old Town Alexandria on North Union Street between King and Oronoco streets between 4 a.m. and noon April 21. Parking restriction signs will be posted prior to the race, and vehicles parked in these areas April 21 will be moved to a non-restricted area. At noon on Saturday, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Preteens and teens from around the area to compete at T.C. Williams this weekend.
The Alexandria Spring Invitational cheerleading competition featuring preteen and teen cheerleading teams from neighborhood recreation centers is scheduled for this weekend. The competition is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at T.C. Williams High School. Tickets are available for purchase at the door the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased for $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5 to 12, and ages 4 and under are admitted free. Interested in signing up for the Old Town Alexandria Patch daily email newsletter? Learn more here. For DASH bus schedule information, call 703-370-DASH or visit dashbus.com. For Metro bus schedule information, call 202-637-7000 or visit wmata.com. For information on the competition, additional recreation …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday could affect security measures at DC-area races.
Updated 10:14 p.m. Monday The explosions that killed three and injured more than 100 people at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon could have implications for DC's Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in October. For now the MCM team is focused on supporting Boston organizers in any way they can. "I really can't tell you at this time what we're planning or doing until I get together with our staff," Tami Faram, a spokesperson for MCM, told Patch in a phone interview. Faram is in Boston supporting the communications and marketing team for the Boston race; the security team for MCM is located in Quantico, Va. "Right now we really just want to concentrate on supporting our friends here in Boston," Faram added. The Marine Corps Marathon responded to …
No word on whether the 14 runners from Old Town Alexandria were injured in explosions near the finish line.
CNN is reporting that an 8-year-old boy was one of the two people killed in Monday's explosions the Boston Marathon, according to a state law enforcement source. Hospital officials say, according to CNN, the number of wounded treated at Boston hospitals related to the explosions has risen to 132, including 17 in critical condition. If you're looking for family members in Boston or you have family members who might be looking for you, go to this Red Cross site: http://www.redcross.org/find-help Update: Boston Police are reporting 22 injured, two dead, reports Back Bay Patch. The 117th Boston Marathon took place beginning Monday morning with 26 seconds of silence to honor Sandy Hook victims and about three hours after the first runners …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Weekend tournament is one of the nation's leading high school rugby events.
Alexandria is hosting the fourth annual Jesuit Rugby Classic on Saturday and Sunday at George Washington Middle School. Gonzaga College High School Rugby Club of Washington, D.C. is teaming with the city to organize the tournament, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Washington Jesuit Academy and the T.C. Williams Rugby Club. Players from high schools in Virginia, the District, Maryland, Connecticut, Ohio and New York will be participating in the Jesuit Rugby Classic, which is considered one of the country’s leading high school rugby events. Check out the attached .PDF for the tournament’s agenda and schedule. You can also check for tournament updates on the Gonzaga Rugby website.
Tennis teams currently can't practice at the high school.
Alexandria City Public Schools has plans to build six tennis courts on the campus of T.C. Williams High School, with construction expected to begin in spring 2014. Monica Szczepaniec with Alexandria City Public Schools’ educational facilities office told members of the Seminary Hill Association on Thursday that athletic department officials requested the courts. “Currently students are being bused to other jurisdictions around Virginia to practice and play competitively,” Szczepaniec said. “This cuts into their study time.” A community meeting with students and school neighbors was held in October 2012 at T.C. Williams. The school district analyzed building courts either in the northwest corner of the school property, adjacent to King …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Television schedule, odds and where you can settle in to watch.
March Madness comes to an end Monday night with Michigan and Louisville vying for the NCAA Championship. (UPDATE) Final: Louisville 72, Michigan 76 The game begins at 9:23 p.m., and the men's championship game will be televised by CBS. The Vegas line for the championship gives Louisville a 4-point edge. Here are a few places you might think about going in Alexandria if you want to watch the game with a group: