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Why We Rescue

The miraculous story of Gabby and her Valley poodle pups – adopt, don’t shop.

There wasn’t a single dry eye at Gabby’s long overdue family reunion in early June.

Passing of Gladys Davis

Historic Alexandria mourns the passing of Gladys Davis at the age of 103.

Calling All Alexandria Centenarians: We Want to Honor You

This fall, the City of Alexandria and the Successful Aging Committee will be celebrating National Centenarian Day, honoring those residents who will have reached the age of 100 or older by Dec. 31, 2021.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News and Notes

New restaurants, new chefs, new sweet treats – it’s a time of change in Alexandria’s restaurant world.

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The New New Deal

Uncle Sam is about to make it rain.

Not since the days of the New Deal in the 1930s has the federal government showered so much stimulus cash on Virginia, and Alexandria is about to receive millions of dollars for everything from guaranteed basic income and flash flooding improvements to staffing at the Freedom House and planters to make the King Street pedestrian plaza look more inviting.

Opinion: Column: Definitely on My List

As the month of May was swept away with the last of the network-season's original programming, those of us still in lockdown and quarantining had our own reality to embrace: there was nothing new on network television.

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Summer Camp in Age of Climate Change

Increased safety protocols result from climate change-induced extreme temperatures.

Some of the area’s youngest aspiring thespians are spending part of their summer honing their craft at Arlington’s Encore Stage & Studio’s camps.

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Can Our Yards Save the Planet?

Plant native plants for pollinators, food for birds and more.

When Tami Entabi moved into her Mount Vernon-area home in 2006, the backyard was a thick mass of intertwined English ivy.

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Hot Summer Climate Flows into the Real Estate Market

With the pandemic shrinking, bidding wars are part of the house buying process.

Hot real estate market

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Rock the ‘70’s Metal Scene with Black Sabbitch

The all-female Black Sabbath: Four women rocking the metal band’s sound and energy.

Black Sabbitch

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Rebuilding Hospitality

Restaurants, hotels and performing arts venues struggle with recovery

Now that the pandemic is fading into a bad memory, Alexandria's hospitality industry is at a crossroads.

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Appetite: Chadwicks to Offer New Outdoor Seating With Patio, Balcony in Alexandria

If there’s one feature that was prized above almost all others in the restaurant world this past year, it’s outdoor seating.

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Bryan ‘Bugsy’ Watson Dies at 78

NHL great opened Old Town sports bar in 1983

To anyone who knew him, Bryan Watson was larger than life.

Opinion: Column: Time to Kill

(Again, not a cancer column. Given the title, it would be a pretty gruesome reference to my life in the cancer world if it were.)

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Pay Alexandria City Employees Fairly

The Alexandria City Government has a pay philosophy for its employees that salaries will “be competitive at a minimum with the average pay” of its comparators.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Plant Clinic Needed in Climate Crisis in Alexandria

When I completed my Master Gardener training in 1981, several of my classmates and I wanted to set up a plant clinic at the Alexandria Farmers' Market.

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Bon Voyage: Lloyd Retires After 20 Years With Visit Alexandria

For decades, Lorraine Lloyd has been a fixture in the City of Alexandria.

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Lee-Fendall House Wall Collapses

Historic property seeks to raise funds to rebuild.

“We are a small nonprofit. Insurance is not going to cover this, so we are counting on the goodwill of the community to help us.”

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A Fond Farewell in Alexandria

Officers, officials bid adieu to Chief Brown

Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown was fêted as he made his final appearance at police headquarters June 25 to begin his retirement after 46 years in law enforcement.

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