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Stories for December 2019

Stories for December 2019

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Monday, December 30

Saturday, December 28

Food for Thought, and Eating Of Course

Classic tales from Alexandria’s classic restaurants.

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Friday, December 27

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The Stars of Del Ray

DRBA presents annual Star Awards.

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Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue in Alexandria

600 toys collected in annual toy drive.

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Tuesday, December 24

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Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue in Mount Vernon

4,000 toys collected in annual toy drive.

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Saturday, December 21

Week in Alexandria

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Unpaid Taxes Written Off

City often forgives delinquent taxpayers rather than going after them.

In the last decade, Alexandria has written off more than $100,000 in uncollected tax balances. The annual write-off happens every November, just as City Council members are appearing with a giant turkey at City Hall to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Friday, December 20

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Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber Recognizes the Best

Awards ceremony at Mount Vernon Country Club ends the chamber’s year.

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Don’t Miss the Waterskiing Santa Show in Alexandria

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Thursday, December 19

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Holiday Art Offers Peace and Calm

Local artists say ’tis the season for creativity to give the gift of harmony.

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Wednesday, December 18

Editorial: Merry Christmas

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

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Comedians Featured at the Workhouse on New Year’s Eve

Includes Bishop Ireton alumna Kat Radley, who is now a writer on the Daily Show in New York City.

Comedian Kat Radley

Tuesday, December 17

Editorial: Give Locally

For tens of thousands of families in our area, uncertainty and need; nonprofits face drop in contributions.

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Monday, December 16

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‘Empty Bowls’ Alexandria

ALIVE! raises $75,000 for food programs.

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Nauti and Nice on the Potomac

Record turnout in Holiday Boat Parade.

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Plaid Tidings in Alexandria

Scottish Walk events benefit Campagna Center.

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Friday, December 13

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Wealthy Homeowners, Poor Renters

Income disparity is highest in Arlandria, which trails the city in median household income.

Taylor Run is about three miles from Arlandria. But it might as well be on the other side of the planet in terms of median household income. Census records show that the leafy suburban Taylor Run neighborhood, which is just behind the George Washington Masonic Memorial, has the highest median household income in Alexandria, more than $180,000 a year. The low-income neighborhood of Latino residents near the border with Arlington, on the other hand, has the lowest, less than $55,000 a year.

Thursday, December 12

Wednesday, December 11

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Lighting Up the Season

Holiday designs to benefit Children’s National Hospital

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Environmental Priorities for Virginia

Virginia Conservation Network Hosts 2019 General Assembly Preview.

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Post-Election, Virginia Dodges Medicaid Work Requirements

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Monday, December 9

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Fowl Play in Alexandria

Thousands turn out for 44th annual Turkey Trot.

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‘Open, Honest Discussions About Race’ in Alexandria

School division focuses on equity amid persistent racial bias.

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Friday, December 6

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Scooting into 2020

City Council considers extending dockless mobility pilot program.

Alexandria is bitterly divided over scooters, and a recent survey showed that the city is just about evenly split between people who hate the dockless mobility program and people who love it. That’s the backdrop for members of the Alexandria City Council, who are now considering extending the pilot into next year. A public hearing on the issue is scheduled for Dec. 14.

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents “A Christmas Carol”

Follows Charles Dickens’ classic transformation of Scrooge during the holidays.

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Thursday, December 5

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Parkway Meeting Further Scrubs the Wish List

Problems and solutions presented to a Mount Vernon audience.

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Wednesday, December 4

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Maintaining Peace on Earth (and at Home)

Preserving your family’s wellbeing during the holidays.

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Tuesday, December 3

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Alexandria City Council Serves the People

Elks and Israel Temple sponsor 37th Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Monday, December 2

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Let There Be Light in Alexandria

Tree lighting kicks off holiday season.

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Taste for Giving in Alexandria

Rotarians raise $75k for local nonprofits.

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‘Friendsgiving’ in Alexandria

Hundreds turn out for community dinner.

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Important Work of Journey Films

“Howard Thurman was a remarkable character who had a significant impact on the political and social fabric of our country.”

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Sunday, December 1

Jump into the Children’s (and Teens’) Gazette

Please send all submissions no later than Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Earlier is better!

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