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Foundation to plant trees to memorialize Virginia Tech shooting victims

The Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation is planting the first phase of its memorial tree grove at Chinquapin Park on Sunday to commemorate victims and survivors of the 2007 shooting at V…
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Man sentenced for defrauding elderly Alexandria resident

A man has been sentenced for his role in defrauding a 91-year-old Alexandria resident, Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter said in a news release. Robert McCloud Jr., 39, of Culpepper, Vi…
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Republican Congressional Baseball team returns to Eugene Simpson Stadium Park

The Republican Congressional Baseball Team returned to Eugene Simpson Stadium Park for their first practice since the shooting on June 14, 2017. The team, led by team manager Rep. Joe Barton, held th…
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NOVA-Alexandria and College Steps offer new program to assist students with disabilities

Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Alexandria Campus and College Steps has formed a new partnership to enhance the college experience for students living with autism spectrum disorders and …
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Photos: 2018 George Washington Parkway Classic

The 34th annual George Washington Parkway Classic kicked off bright and early on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.  The 10-mile race, which also offers 5K race options and a Kid’s Dash race, starts at Georg…
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City names permanent city archaeologist

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks has made acting city archaeologist Eleanor Breen’s role permanent, the city announced Monday. Breen joined the city as a st…
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Police investigate two robberies over weekend

Two robberies took place in the city last week, according to the Alexandria Police Department. Police reported a commercial robbery on Saturday night, in which a suspect stole money from mini-golf on…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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Earth Talk: Suitable biodegradable materials

Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable? -- Y.H.Y   Biodegradable plastic is defined …
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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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