Archive for the ‘Virginia’ Category


Lunchtime Workshop – Thursday, June 9th

May 27, 2011

Alexandria Quality of Life Initiative – Lunchtime Workshop Series

Calling All Surveys:

Collecting Data Across Departments & Nonprofits

Thursday, June 9, 2011 – Noon -1pm

Check out the announcement here.

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Weights and Measures

April 5, 2011

Richmond weights & measures inspector outside Stafford Self Service store, 1959 (Library of Virginia)


Charles H. Houston

April 3, 2011

Charles Hamilton Houston

A the memorial for Houston  is planned in Alexandria.


Local wildlife

April 1, 2011

Osprey pair captured at Belle Haven Marina south of Old Town Alexandria, part of a series by Flickr user Mr. T in DC


S.W. Tucker Talk – Wednesday, April 6th

March 30, 2011

Remembering Civil Rights Pioneer

Samuel W. Tucker

A Conversation with Writer Stephen J. Ackerman and

Alexandria Black History Museum Director Louis Hicks

5:30-7:00pm – Wednesday, April 6th

Virginia Tech Alexandria Center

1021 Prince Street, 3rd Floor

Open to the Public!

Discuss the life and legacies of Alexandria-born Civil Rights pioneer Samuel W. Tucker with Louis Hicks, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, and Stephen J. Ackerman, who has written extensively about Tucker and his role in the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In.

Background  material:

S. J. Ackerman. 2000. “The Trials of S.W. Tucker.” Washington Post Magazine. June 11.

Alexandria Black History Museum, “America’s First Sit Down Strike: The 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-in.”

Co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs Politics and Planning Speaker Series, the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, and the Urban Affairs and Planning Diversity Speakers’ Series.



February 22, 2011

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Community Indicators

February 10, 2011

Mayor Euille & Alexandria's City Council

I recently mentioned CPAP’s participation in a developing community indicators initiative in Alexandria. At the Tuesday’s Alexandria City Council meeting we had a chance to make the case for the City’s  support of the initiative. It’s an exciting project – and certainly my first time on the City Council docket. The Council members were surprisingly engaged – asked a number of thoughtful questions – but after reviewing the meeting webcast (twice) my primary conclusion is that I should have gotten a haircut.