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Pauline “Pat” Shweky, beloved Robcyns owner, dies at 94

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com If Pauline "Pat" Shweky wasn't working behind the counter of Robcyns, she was most likely crocheting an afghan for you or another newfound fr…
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Unearthing buried treasure on the waterfront

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com It's rare to discover even one ship buried in the ground, but Dan Baicy and his team have now found four. Baicy, field director for Thunderbird, …
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First quarter campaign finance reports released

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Mayor Allison Silberberg raised $15,000 more than her challenger in the mayoral election, Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, in the first quarter of 2018, according t…
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New arts district to occupy North Old Town

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At its public hearing on Saturday, city council voted unanimously to approve amendments to the city's zoning map and master plan that allow for the creatio…
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Mia’s Italian Kitchen opens in Old Town

Mia’s Italian Kitchen held its grand opening in Old Town on Wednesday. The restaurant opened at 100 King St. near the waterfront, which was most recently occupied by Carluccio’s. The restaurant is op…
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GiftLegacy Newsletter - April 15, 2018

I am pleased to share with you the latest updates on the Gift Story, the Washington Update and the Finance Update. These services are provided as a free service to our friends each week. Personal …
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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to move headquarters to Carlyle

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is moving its headquarters to Carlyle, real estate firm JLL announced in a news release. The nonprofit has signed a lease to move to a 63,000-squa…
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Friday crash injures two people

A car crash on late Friday night in Alexandria resulted in two non-life-threatening injuries, Fairfax Fire & Rescue reported via social media. Fairfax Fire & Rescue and the Alexandria Fire Department…
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Overnight storms result in flooding throughout Alexandria

Storms and rainfall that started in the early hours of Monday morning resulted in flooding on Alexandria streets near the waterfront, including in Old Town.  The intersection of Union and King street…
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Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-i…
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ACPS names teacher, principal of the year

Alexandria City Public Schools has named its teacher and principal of the year. Laura Simons, physics teacher at T.C. Williams High School, was named the 2018 teacher of the year, ACPS announced in a…
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Opioid Work Group plans for action

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Alexandria's Opioid Work Group hosted an "Opioid Community Action Planning Meeting" on Monday to address the impact of the national opioid crisis at th…
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Showdown looms over T.C. Williams stadium lights

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Despite attending classes in a relatively new, modern building, athletes at T.C. Williams High School have long dealt with the scheduling constraints, amenit…
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Council OKs revised Potomac Yard Metro budget, sets stage to vote on outfalls fix

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  City council unanimously approved a revised funding proposal for the Potomac Yard Metro station and received a presentation outlining the road for…
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Alexandria Symphony nears selection of new conductor

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com As the curtain closes on the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's 2017-2018 season, the organization is getting close to naming its first new conducto…
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