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For Whom the Bell Tolls in Alexandria

Red Kettle Campaign runs through Dec. 24

The familiar sound of holiday bells can be heard across the region as the Salvation Army continues its annual Red Kettle Campaign with new safety measures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GenOn Site in Alexandria Sold

North Old Town site slated for mixed use development

The Potomac River Generating Station, a shuttered coal-fired power plant in North Old Town, has been sold to Hilco Redevelopment Partners and is slated for redevelopment in a move that city officials hope will provide housing, jobs and improved public space along the Potomac River.

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‘A Hard Year for Fundraising’ in Alexandria

Board of Lady Managers raises $30k for Inova Alexandria

The runway was dark this year as the Board of Lady Managers, known for its annual Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction, instead held what it billed as a “non-event,” raising $30,000 as part of an ongoing financial pledge to Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Meaning of ‘Discover’?

Dino Drudi claims (letter, November 25th) that Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Western Hemisphere “galvanized Europe in a way that led to emigration, commerce, and colonization.”

Opinion: Commentary: True Impact of Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

This year will mark the first time in 50 years that the sound of bagpipes won’t be heard in the heart of old town Alexandria on the first Saturday in December.

Alexandria Black History Museum to host Free Zoom Kwanzaa How-to Workshop

The Alexandria Black History Museum will present its annual Kwanzaa How-to Workshop, virtually, on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

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Vaccinations Made Easy at Drive-In Clinics for Pets

At a time when vaccines are top of people’s minds, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is offering a new way for the community to make sure their pets don’t miss their own critical medical treatments.

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Lyles-Crouch Student Andras Is Out of This World

For all those who hold a fascination with outer space, the chance to ask a question to an astronaut on the International Space Station is beyond their wildest dreams.

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents “A Christmas Carol”

During Covid-19, the show will be seen through live acting, animation, and virtual reality.

Continuing with its holiday tradition (with Covid-19 restrictions), the Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” from Dec. 4-19, 2020 through live acting, animation, and virtual reality.

Opinion: Commentary: Proposed Cuts to WMATA Would Be Devastating

Leaders must step up.

The reality of proposed cuts to our Metrorail and Metrobus service in the absence of a rescue package is now clear.

Editorial: Time to Send Art for Children’s Gazette

Like everything else, the Children's Gazette will be different in 2020.

Drawing the Line

Newly created redistricting commission zooms toward new maps in 2021

Now that voters have approved a constitutional amendment creating a new redistricting commission, the pieces have already started falling into place for how the commission will work and who will serve on it.

Opinion: Column: A Bone To Pick

Not that I'm the most-stressed about it, but I am at least stressed about a bone scan I'm having this week.

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December is Virginia’s Puppy Mill Awareness Month

In February, the 2020 General Assembly unanimously designated December as Virginia’s Puppy Mill Awareness Month.

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Artifacts Tell the Nation’s Story at the New Army Museum

Museum showcases display cases, first hand accounts, newsreel footage and more.

Inside the Army museum

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Have Yourself a Sober Little Christmas

Batting addictions during the holidays

With the holidays come an increase in imbibing.

Editorial: Time to Send Art for Children’s Connection

Like everything else, the Children's Connection will be different in 2020.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Covid Alerts Via Mobile?

Given the evolving COVID-19 restrictions and guidance in response to another wave of infections, I believe I have an idea for information proliferation.

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The Other Alexandria: They Served Their Country – Davis and Shanklin Families

For many African Americans who served in the military, it was an honor to put on the United States Uniform and represent their country, but it was also a pride in seeing their own families look up to them as men and no longer as boys.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Virginia Lost Its Claim to ‘First’ Thanksgiving

No institution stands in command of the language more so than its newspapers.

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