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Stories for May 2019

Stories for May 2019

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Friday, May 31

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Rally To Reduce Gun Violence in Alexandria

#WearOrange supporters to gather at Market Square.

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Revamping Alexandria’s Approach to Open Space

Planning Commission to consider changes next week.

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Wednesday, May 29

Opinion: Column: The Weak That Was

All's well that ends well.

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Tuesday, May 28

Crime Report: Alexandria

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Monday, May 27

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Whiskey & Oyster: At Last

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Fast and Fabulous in Alexandria

Festival of Speed and Style debuts in Old Town.

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Soaring with Eagles in Alexandria

Rotary honors Troop 129 Scouts.

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‘Transportation Renaissance’ in Alexandria?

Panelists weigh costs and benefits of electric scooters.

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DASH, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

It gives local bus drivers wage and benefit parity with Metro, averts strike during Metro shutdown.

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The Other Alexandria: Remembering Two Special Ladies

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Preparing Traditional Indian Meal for Shelter Residents in Alexandria

Volunteers from variety of faiths gather to serve.

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Friday, May 24

Thursday, May 23

Observing Memorial Day in Alexandria

Vietnam POW to speak at Alexandria National Cemetery.

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2019 Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Athletes of the Year

Vaughan, Williams to be inducted into ASC Hall of Fame.

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Ready, Set…Shutdown in Alexandria

Add at least 30 minutes to commute and prepare for other impacts.

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Virginia Senate Minority Leader Faces Two Primary Challengers

Dick Saslaw hasn’t had a primary challenge since the 1970s; now he has two.

The last time Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw had a primary opponent, Jimmy Carter was in the White House and the Bee Gees were at the top of the charts. This year, for the first time since 1979, Saslaw has primary opposition. Not just one opponent, but two.

Wednesday, May 22

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Tree Stewards Tube Trees for Posterity

Volunteers tube trees in Bluemont despite heat.

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Skincare after 55

Adjusting the regimen for senior skin as one ages.

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Gala Raises $695,000

Oakton-based Northern Virginia Family Service holds 2019 Road to Independence Gala.

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Monday, May 20

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Looking Ahead in Alexandria

Walk raises funds for research into restoring vision.

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In Praise of Valor in Alexandria

Chamber honors first responders.

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Fostering the Future in Alexandria

“Captain’s Night” raises $64,000 for foster care youth.

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Alexandria Sportsman’s Club to Honor Student Athletes

15 to receive nearly $40,000 in scholarships.

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Delay T.C. Williams Lights Or Risk Costs

Plaintiffs say schools’ installation schedule may risk spending money twice; schools disagree.

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Alexandria Schools Budget: Final Stretch

School division weighs custodian retention and other budget adjustments ahead of June adoption.

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AWLA: Putting Shelter Animals in Best Light

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Saturday, May 18

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Invasion of the Scooters in Alexandria

Micromobility and the future of Alexandria’s streets.

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Alexandria Council Approves ‘Hugo Black House’ Alterations

Rejects opponents’ view that state-held preservation easement should apply.

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Senior Services of Alexandria: A Day To Celebrate Seniors

Register for annual Senior Health and Fitness Fair.

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Thursday, May 16

Wednesday, May 15

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Wish Lists for Northern Virginia Transportation

Spring transportation meeting brings out wish lists, examines smart scale rating system.

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Some Workers Hurt by Shutdown Were Not Paid

Connolly, Beyer, Wexton hold field hearing on government shutdown’s impact on federal contractors.

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Swimming Lessons: Choosing a School and Instructor

There are several things that parents can do if their child is truly afraid of the water.

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Tuesday, May 14

Monday, May 13

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Music to Their Ears in Alexandria

School of Rock celebrates grand opening.

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An Explosion of Fun in Alexandria

City hosts West End RecFest.

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Remembering the Fallen in Alexandria

Family, friends gather to honor slain APD officers.

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Days of Remembrance in Alexandria

City ceremony honors Holocaust victims.

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Take It Back in Alexandria

Unused drugs collected during DEA’s Prescription Take Back Day.

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Carpenter’s Cook-Off in Alexandria

McMurray receives Val Hawkins Award.

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How to Bolster Public Housing in Alexandria?

ARHA, city weighs new HUD option to unlock private financing.

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Virginia Reduces Standardized Testing

ACPS: Good change overall, but also expect to see failing scores stand out.

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ACT: The Spirit of Giving

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Sunday, May 12

Friday, May 10

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts to Brighten a Home

Local designers offer thoughtful gift ideas.

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Wednesday, May 8

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Alexandria Residents Love Native Plants

Local vendors explain how to plant and care for them.

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Designs to Welcome Spring

Textiles and florals usher in a new season

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Vaccines Protect You, Your Family, and Your Community

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Play Reading for the Musical, ‘Ponzi’

Music and lyrics written by Alexandria resident Lois Cecsarini.

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Tuesday, May 7

Transportation Alternatives During Metro Shutdown

Free parking at Franconia-Springfield, Huntington Metro stations to join a slug line, catch a Fairfax Connector bus, or catch a WMATA express shuttle.

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Opinion: Editorial: Celebrating Mother’s Day with Photos

Send in photos now or right after you take new Mother’s Day photos; and more reasons to contact the Connection.

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Monday, May 6

To Protect and Serve in Alexandria

Valor Awards to honor 21 first responders.

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Gatsby’s Speakeasy II in Alexandria

SOLA gala raises funds for ASO.

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Titanic Dreams in Alexandria

Gala celebrates TC scholarship recipients.

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Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria Celebrates 10 Years

Lewis honored for her service.

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‘Potentially a Disaster’ in Alexandria?

Council fears extended Metro shutdown economic impact.

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High School Expansion: Next in Alexandria

School system takes steps toward honing final plan, due September.

The Alexandria City Public Schools administration specified certain elements of its planning for high school capacity expansion on Thursday, April 25, though other elements remain fuzzy.

At Budget Finish Line in Alexandria

Council negotiates final budget nickels and dimes.

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Strike Possibility in Alexandria

To get parity with Metrobus, DASH bus drivers say they’re willing to strike during summer Metro shutdown.

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Commentary: Suicide Rates Are Rising

Join the conversation on this major health crisis May 8.

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The Other Alexandria: A Mother’s Unconditional Love

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Wednesday, May 1

Born to Run

Training for races should include more than running.

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Rise in Religion-based Hate Across Virginia

Violent acts follow growth of white supremacy movements.

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Wellbeing: A Lethal Form of Abuse

Demystifying Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy.

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