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Stories for September 2019

Stories for September 2019

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Monday, September 30

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Sorensen Oldest Mexican Train Competitor at 96

She already competed this year in the 60-meter track, bowling and cribbage.

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It’s a Wild Day in the Neighborhood in Alexandria

Forming lasting relationships with all our wild neighbors.

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Friday, September 27

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ACCT Presents ‘The Giver’

Delivers a message about choice and being able to give and receive love in a utopian world.

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High Interest, Big Money

Lenders of last resort in Alexandria try to buy influence in Richmond.

Alexandria has eight car-title lending locations and two payday lenders, plus a growing number of companies offering online loans at nosebleed interest rates. It’s an industry that’s been under fire in recent years, and now campaign-finance disclosures show these companies are spreading their money around to Democrats and Republicans in an effort to influence the next General Assembly.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s Imaginary Symphony

The “Imaginary Symphony” depicts visions of idyllic beauty against the realities of war.

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Obituary: Erin Marie McPherson, 30

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Wednesday, September 25

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What’s Car-Loving NOVA To Do?

Not more lanes, not more tolls.

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Exploring Art in Retirement

Seniors get a chance to pursue their passion.

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Tuesday, September 24

Monday, September 23

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The Pigment of Imagination in Alexandria

Van Landingham, Torpedo Factory Art Center celebrate 45 years.

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250,000+ Eligible Latino Voters in Virginia

Arlandria is home to one of the largest Salvadoran communities in the country.

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Saturday, September 21

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All the Buzz in Alexandria

Hundreds turn out to surprise 4-year-old cancer survivor.

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Complete Streets or War on Cars in Alexandria?

Agenda Alexandria to consider the changing nature of the city’s streets and sidewalks.

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Alexandria City Council Puts Seminary Road on a Diet

City slims four-lane thoroughfare into Complete Street with bike lanes.

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Friday, September 20

Wednesday, September 18

School Notes

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Normal Adolescent Mood Swings or Depression?

Making a distinction between the two can be difficult.

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Running on the Runway

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Monday, September 16

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A Hero’s Return

Veterans salute remains of slain soldier.

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Dismal Science

Construction permits are down and unemployment claims are up, raising red flags for economists.

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Maintain Lanes for Cars on Seminary

Council Should at Least Occasionally Acquiesce to the Will of the People

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Double Celebration: 45 Years of Guest House in Alexandria

Helping women successfully reenter the community from incarceration.

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Farm Fresh Festival in Del Ray

Farmers Market celebrates 25 years.

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‘We Will Never Forget’ in Alexandria

City marks 18th anniversary of 9-11 attacks.

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Friday, September 13

Opinion: Commentary: Prohibit Open Carry of Assault Weapons at Permitted Events

Commonwealth could allow localities to regulate the public carriage of assault weapons.

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LTA Presents “A Few Good Men”

Riveting military courtroom drama based on events at Guantanamo Bay.

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Obituary: Lori Lee (Koscik) Mackey

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Wednesday, September 11

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McLean ‘Pop-up’ Accommodates Growing Family

Solution combines first level floor plan reconfiguration with attic conversion to create budget-friendly increase in living space.

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TAPS Founder Bonnie Carroll Honored

Leo K. Thorsness Leadership Award recognizes Carroll’s dedication and service to individuals grieving the death of a military loved one.

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Assistance League of Northern Virginia to Sustain, Expand Children’s Programs

Allstate Foundation awards $20,000 to assist vulnerable communities in Northern Virginia.

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Monday, September 9

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School Days in Alexandria

ACPS students begin new school year.

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Staying Active in School

RunningBrooke grants promote physical activity for kids.

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Sentences to be Heard in Alexandria

Detention Center recognizes creative writing winners.

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Friday, September 6

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Columbus Day? Indigenous People’s Day?

Changing the holiday's name risks a slippery slope into questioning our right to inhabit this continent.

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Obituary: Albert Vickers Bryan Jr.

‘Rocket Docket’ judge dies at 92.

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Living in the Dark

Could you survive without your iPhone? Do you have an evacuation kit? Are you really prepared for the worst?

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Tuesday, September 3

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Northern Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Presented

Local police and special law enforcement agencies awarded for best traffic safety programs in the state.

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Get on the Mat, Boys

Raising awareness of the benefits of yoga for men during National Yoga Month.

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Helping Hands for Homeschoolers

Co-ops and clubs support homeschoolers in and around Mount Vernon.

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Old Town Alexandria Boutique Gets New Owners

Two local retail sisters to own Mint Condition.

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Voting in Alexandria

On the ballot in the City of Alexandria, Nov. 5, 2019

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Opinion: Commentary: Welcome Home to Alexandria!

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Opinion: Commentary: Alexandria School Successes and What Still Needs to be Done

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Getting Out, Giving Back in Alexandria

Dining out or volunteering, opportunities abound to help the community.

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Getting Down to Business in Alexandria

Navigating the ABCs.

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Alexandria: There’s No Place Like Home

From the waterfront to the West End.

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Viewpoints: What Have Been the Effects of the Metro Shutdown?

Commuters and business owners respond.

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Alexandria Community Rowing at 30

Adult rowing options for all ages and abilities.

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Porter: New Diversion Program in Alexandria

For misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

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New Backpack, New Haircut

Ready for school.

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