Absentee Voting, A Green Home and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

Tags: Environment, Neighborhoods, absentee voting, alexandria voter registration office, August 23 primaries, free play days, union street walking tour
  • Absentee voting for the August 23rd primaries began in the City last Friday.  If you qualify for absentee voting, you can vote at the Alexandria Voter Registration Office from 8 AM to 5 PM, or send your ballot by mail. There's plenty of time left for you to get your ballot in-August 16th is the last day.  But why wait? Make sure your vote counts!  
  • Read about Alexandria resident Renne Clark's home improvements that drastically lowered the cost of her water and energy bills.  Last December a D.C.-based nonprofit, GREEN DMV Inc., covered $3,000 worth of the modifications to Clark's residence, making it energy efficient.  Also included in the article are tips for lowering your own bills and energy use.   
  • This past Saturday saw the beginning of free play days offered by the City on three of its synthetic turf fields (Brennan Park Field, Fort Ward Park and Minnie Howard Field).  Though those who wish to use the fields for sports must bring their own equipment, the usual permit is not required to occupy them.  For those interested in staff-led activities, there are a number of dates and times avaialble.  Have fun! 
  • On Saturday, July 16th, City Archaeologist Dr. Pamela Cressey will guide a walking tour on Union Street, discussing its "hidden history."  On the tour, you'll learn about the street's oldest buildings and the reason for its creation.  To learn more, visit the Alexandria Archaeology website or call (703) 766-4399. 

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