Saturday, December 29, 2012
Regular water service expected to be restored by 7 p.m. Saturday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Drew Hansen
Saturday, December 29, 2012
10:50 a.m. update — According to a City of Alexandria spokesperson, Virginia American Water notified the city that the water service outages are expected to be only "temporary" while repairs are being made. — — — — Warwick Village and other nearby residents are experiencing irregular water service Saturday morning following a water main break on Sycamore Street near its intersection with Landover Street. Virginia American Water crews arrived on the scene around 9 a.m., about an hour after the break was reported. Nearby residents said they were told regular service would be restored by 7 p.m. Saturday. For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
David Short of Warwick Village was found safe and unharmed on Wednesday morning.
10:45 a.m. Wednesday update — Alexandria Police have located David Short. He was found safe and unharmed and returned to his residence in Warwick Village around 9 a.m. — — — — The Alexandria Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating an endangered 71-year-old Warwick Village man who has been missing since 9 a.m. Tuesday. David Short, who lives in the 200 block of Guthrie Avenue, suffers from dementia and is in need of daily medication, police said. He is described as a 5-foot-10, 143-pound white male, slightly balding with gray hair. He has a thick gray mustache and blue eyes. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance. Police beieve Short is driving a 2006 silver and green Honda CRV with Virginia …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
A look at National Night Out activities in Del Ray, Lynhaven, Hume Springs and Warwick Village.
More than 30 neighborhoods across Alexandria recognized National Night Out on Tuesday evening with block parties, cookouts and other events. City officials partnered with the neighborhoods, the Alexandria Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department for the nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. At the event in the field next to Mount Vernon Recreation Center in Del Ray, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille told the crowd National Night Out is one of his favorite events of the year. He even came back from vacation on the Eastern Shore just for the night to attend as many of the neighborhood events as time would allow. “Crime is at an historic low in Alexandria,” Euille said, …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Warwick Village resident got an oversized backyard fish pond when he retired.
When Russ Adams retired from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office six years ago, he got a whale of a retirement gift: an impressive backyard pond stocked with assorted fish. Seven giant koi with distinct personalities and looks that inspired names like Coy Koi and Moo Moo share space in the oversized pond with about 20 comets, a fancy type of goldfish. Tall, tropical-looking plants like Thalia and Elephant Ear grow from the pond, and a small waterfall projects a tranquil sound of the backwoods in Adam's idyllic Warwick Village yard. "The fish pond was his retirement gift," said Adams' wife, Sunny Chen-Adams. "At the time, I thought maybe we'd get a small pond. Like the size of this table." She spread her arms across the small rectangular …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Chevy SUV collides with two lampposts near Del Ray Central.
Alexandria Police responded to an incident involving one vehicle around 9:50 p.m. Thursday in the 3500 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue near Del Ray Central Apartments and Warwick Village. A black Chevy SUV collided with two lampposts, a small tree and small sign on Mt. Vernon Avenue before coming to a stop. The airbag deployed and the male driver exited the SUV under his own power, according to eyewitnesses. He did not receive medical attention at the scene. “It was loud,” said Warwick Village resident Maria Manilla-Smith, who was in her home just across the street when the incident occurred. “It was obviously the sound of a car hitting something.” The vehicle’s horn was stuck on while police kept the northbound lane of Mt. Vernon Avenue open …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
One adult, one juvenile facing slew of charges
Two Alexandria residents were arrested in connection to an incident involving gunfire that occurred last week near the intersection of Kennedy Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue. According to a police spokesperson, an Alexandria juvenile was taken into custody and charged with two counts of attempted felonious assault, two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Andy Melendez, 18, was also arrested and charged with two counts of attempted malicious wounding. On Aug. 3, shots were fired at Mt. Vernon Avenue and Kennedy Street near Warwick Village and Del Ray Central apartment complex sometime between 8 and 9 p.m. No injuries were …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Police say victim and suspect had prior relationship
10:52 p.m. update — Hildebrandt said there are no further updates at this time. The Alexandria Police are continuing their investigation. ———— 10:34 p.m. update — Candi Ellis, who lives in Del Ray Central Apartments, said she was reading to her children before putting them to bed shortly after 8 p.m. when she heard people outside her window talking about shots fired. "Right when I heard someone say 'two shots,' I moved the girls into the kitchen and called 911," Ellis said. "[The police] were here really fast." ———— 10:29 p.m. update — Alexandria Police are also performing an investigation on Kennedy Street. Aaron and Rebecca Thompson said the police told them the incident occurred on Kennedy Street. ———— 10:26 update — Police were seen …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
For $2, my girls and I had a great afternoon at the city pool.
It was the kind of day that makes even the Texan half of me sweat. The heat index was 104 degrees, and the actual temperature hovered around 95. With two little ones eager to go outside, thank goodness we have a community swimming pool. I threw swimsuits, sunblock and a baby hat in a bag, grabbed a couple of water bottles and a little plastic sand bucket, and we were out the door to the Warwick Pool. For $2 (the fee for one adult), the girls and I had an amazing time. Kids under 5 are admitted for free, and ages 5 to 17 get in for $1. The facilities are simple but more clean and organized than last year, thanks largely to the preseason volunteer efforts of the Friends of Warwick Pool. For bigger kids, the standard pool is 25 yards with …