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Stories for November 2019

Stories for November 2019

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Saturday, November 30

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Metropolitan School of the Arts Spreads Holiday Cheer

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Wednesday, November 27

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Following the Money

Special-interest groups seek power and influence.

A look at campaign-finance documents from the 2019 election cycle reveals an intricate web of special-interest money, everything from Dominion and Verizon to casino developers and car-title lenders. Members of the Alexandria delegation took money from lobbyists and associations who have pending business during the upcoming two-month General Assembly session, when lawmakers will be forbidden from taking campaign cash.

Week in Alexandria

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Tuesday, November 26

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Ready to Turkey Trot

Seniors among those joining turkey trots on Thanksgiving

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Promises of a Blue Virginia: ‘A House for all Virginians’

Democrats continue to focus on education, transportation and economic equality issues.

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Monday, November 25

The Other Alexandria: Beating The Odds: Patrick H. Lumpkins

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All Aboard at Alexandria Seaport Foundation

ASF Apprentice Program at full capacity.

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Senior Services of Alexandria: Caring Connection Partners

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In the Kitchen in Alexandria

Meet Joseph Conrad at Oak Steakhouse

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Saturday, November 23

Opinion: Editorial: Give Locally in Alexandria

For thousands of families in our area, uncertainty and need.

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Friday, November 22

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Potomac Yard: Before and After

Transforming a suburban strip mall into an Innovation District.

The strip mall at Potomac Yard is a placeholder, a temporary solution to a thorny question about the relationship between density and traffic.

Wednesday, November 20

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First National Suffragist Memorial Breaks Ground

Site in Lorton to mark women’s struggle for right to vote.

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Opinion: Editorial: Give Locally

For tens of thousands of families in our area, uncertainty and need are distant from the celebrations and plenty that so many of us associate with this holiday period.

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Opinion: Editorial: Jump into the Children’s (and Teens’) Connection

Please send all submissions no later than Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Earlier is better!

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Cooking with Children this Thanksgiving

Holiday meal prep can help create life-long memories.

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Tuesday, November 19

Opinion: Commentary: 2020 Virginia Legislature to Consider Many Reforms

Will sweeping change come to Virginia in 2020?

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Monday, November 18

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Alexandria Community Nutcracker in its 11th Year

Performances are Dec. 4-7 at West Potomac High School.

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Catholic Charities’ Christ House Recognized

HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award

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The Lost Lost Cause

Newly discovered account shows Robert E. Lee’s cousin to be a “strong Union man” who “used all his influence to dissuade” him from “taking any part in the war.”

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That’s a Wrap in Alexandria

“Wake” takes top Film Festival honors.

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Old Town Alexandria Connections

OTAC reception raises funds for memorial scholarship.

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Honoring Those Who Serve in Alexandria

Silverado recognizes veterans.

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Caring Connection Partners in Alexandria

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Friday, November 15

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‘Dinner With Washington’ in Alexandria

Inaugural interpretive event set for Nov. 16.

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More Educated, Better Paid

Foreign-born population attracted by government contracting and tech jobs.

Virginia’s foreign-born population is more educated and better paid, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis. The Richmond-based think tank points out more than 40 percent of immigrants in Virginia have a bachelor’s degree or higher. That’s a significantly higher level of education than the United States as a whole, and it’s even a bit higher than native-born Virginians.

Thursday, November 14

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Another Option Coming for Commuters Inside the Beltway

The I-395 Express Lanes are opening soon, and tolling will begin.

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Wednesday, November 13

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Horses Heal and Teach Life Skills

Equestrian program touches everyone involved.

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Setting a Thanksgiving Table

Local designers share ideas for creating a festive tablescape.

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Monday, November 11

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Some Like It Haute in Alexandria

Annual fashion show benefits Inova Hospital.

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Friday, November 8

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Bishop Ireton High School Stages “Little Women”

Story chronicles the March sisters in Louisa May Alcott's classic novel from the 1860s.

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Veterans Day Ceremony Set for Nov. 11 in Alexandria

Friends of Rocky Versace to host 18th annual event in Del Ray.

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A Tale of Two Neighborhoods

Del Ray has more voters than Old Town, and it carries more clout.

Del Ray can boast that it’s the center of power in Alexandria, the home of both Mayor Justin Wilson and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne. Old Town, on the other hand, doesn’t have as many voters or as much clout.

Wednesday, November 6

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Republican Requiem

Democrats take General Assembly, sweep Fairfax School Board; Republicans hold Springfield.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Northern Virginia had its own breed of Republicanism. People like U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11), U.S. Sen. John Warner and Del. Dave Albo (R-42). Now, after a series of stunning defeats since the election of Donald Trump to the White House, Northern Virginia Republicans are a dying breed, with moderates bowing out or being voted out.

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Wellbeing: Diffusing Holiday Drama

Sanity-saving strategies to get us through the not-so-silent holiday nights.

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Monday, November 4

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A Toast to Seniors in Alexandria

Oktoberfest raises $26,000 for SSA programs.

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Going the Distance in Arlington

Arlingtonian Michael Wardian wins inaugural MCM 50K.

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Friday, November 1

Get Ready to Rock the Block for a Good Cause in Alexandria

One night. A dozen restaurants. And unlimited food and drink.

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Opinion: Commentary: Guns Play a Major Role in Domestic Abuse

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