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Alexandria: IMParting Hope For Veterans

Art therapy helps veterans recover from PTSD.

“I was messed up,” said Tor Peery. “I still am. I have some bad days, but this helped me to use another medium to express myself without having to use words. It’s amazing what art can do.”

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Lewis: Civil Rights Fight Not Over

Civil Rights icon addresses students for TC’s 50th anniversary.

In the middle of Civil Rights movement, young Americans turned towards civil rights leaders like John Lewis for leadership and advice.

Alexandria: New Faces on School Board Face Old Problems

Newcomers brace for coming budget and redistricting battles.

While incumbents held onto the City Council, the 2015 Alexandria election is bringing some new faces to the Alexandria School Board.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Story Time Night

Nov. 5 marked the third annual Story Time Night at Stratford Landing Elementary. This free, literacy building event put on by the PTA draws local celebrities as story tellers.

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Alexandria: Students Receive Van Fleet Scholarships

The winners of the Van Fleet Government Scholarship competition received their awards on Sunday, Oct. 25, in a ceremony at O’Connell’s restaurant in Old Town.

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Alexandria Brief: Supporting TC Graduates

At the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s Annual Breakfast, Jack Taylor of Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota/Scion surprised the crowd with the announcement of a gift of $50,000 in honor of T.C. Williams High School’s 50th anniversary.

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Alexandria Snapshot: They Came, They Saw, They Conquered

A group of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School classics students bonded with their peers and won awards at the 62nd Annual National Junior Classical League Convention held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas last summer.

Column: Importance of Community Engagement


Last Friday, ACPS had a community event to launch the 5-year strategic plan called ACPS 2020.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Snapshot: Time Pressure

Brigid Schulte visited Burgundy Farm Country Day School for the 2015 Lois and Eric Sevareid Forum Nov. 3 to discuss time pressure on parents and the research she did in this area for her bestselling book “Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time.”

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Alexandria: Party at Patrick Henry

McAuliffe announces Virginia SOL results at formerly not-fully-accredited Patrick Henry Elementary.

In the first few minutes of his visit to Patrick Henry Elementary School, Gov. Terry McAuliffe took student Natasha Maldonado’s hand, looked her in the eyes, and begged her to keep doing well on her Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. “Keep passing those tests, all right?” he asked, “We need you.”

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Alexandria: Searching Out Talent

Dingle at TC.

If you see a couple whizzing past on the Mount Vernon trail, do a double take, because it just may be Dr. Jesse Dingle, the new principal of T.C. Williams High School, and his wife, out for their morning run.

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Alexandria: New Leader at Minnie Howard

Upbringing shapes Kennetra Wood.

Where is Kennetra Wood, the new academic principal on T.C. Williams’ Minnie Howard campus, from?

Letter: Poison Pill of Democracy

Letter to the Editor

Waterfront Commission member Dennis Auld’s letter [“Two Are Too Old Town-Centric,” Oct. 1-7] was yet another partisan attack all to common since Alexandria became a one-party city in 2012.

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Alexandria: Celebrating Constitution Week

DAR, students celebrate Constitution Week.

Students from across Alexandria gathered at City Hall Sept. 21 to participate in the signing of a proclamation to kick off Constitution Week, a week designated to promote the study and appreciation of the document sometimes referred to as “America’s birth certificate.”

Alexandria: Michael Routhouska New Principal at Ramsay Elementary

For some of us there are defining moments in our lives that forever color who we will be.