Port City Notebook

News, views and random observations around Alexandria

Archive for February 2016

Setting the Record Straight on the Proposed New Chinquapin Pool

An editorial column in the February 11, 2016 edition of the Alexandria Times argues that the proposed new 50-meter pool at Chinquapin should not be built unless it is undertaken by a public/private partnership or paid for in full by a nonprofit organization. As a matter of fact, the Chinquapin project began as a public/private partnership three years ago. The Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics (AAA)—a group of private citizens interested […]

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A Parent’s Guide to the 2016-2017 Program of Studies

With the second quarter ending, it will be time once again for middle- and high-school students to make their course selections for the coming school year, and there are some notable additions to the 2016-2017 Program of Studies that families should know about. If you are new to the Port City Notebook, you might want to first read previous posts from 2014 and 2015, which contain general information about course […]

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