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Mount Vernon Nights

The Annandale Brass took the stage at Grist Mill Park to perform “A Slice of Americana” on Friday evening, July 11.

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Alexandria Celebrates Its 265th

The City of Alexandria hosted its annual birthday celebration at Oronoco Bay Park on Saturday evening, July 12.

Alexandria in 1812

In June 1812, when the United States declared war on Great Britain and the War of 1812 began, what was Alexandria like?

The Making of an Author

David Vermont turns from legal briefs to a novel.

David Vermont, a workers compensation lawyer in Alexandria, never liked writing when he was younger. As a lawyer, writing 10 to 30 page briefs and proposals can be tedious. Now Vermont is also an author, with “The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot” released in March and another book in the works.

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The Sound of Music

Alexandria Singers to present ‘Road Trip’ concert June 20, 21.

The year was 1975, when gas was $.57 a gallon, the top selling car was the Oldsmobile Cutlass and The Captain and Tennille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together” topped the Billboard charts. It was also the year that 16 Alexandria residents got together to form the group known today as The Alexandria Singers.

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Coloring Outside the Lines

Mayor: Torpedo Factory is the number one tourist attraction in Alexandria.

On Thursday, June 12, the Torpedo Factory Art Center officially unveiled "Coloring Outside the Lines," the mural that resident artist Rachel Kerwin has been painting in the waterfront entrance.

Davis Named Museum Director

Audrey Davis has been appointed director of the Alexandria Black History Museum.

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LTA Stages “Plaza Suite”

Slapstick comedy by Neil Simon about love and marriage is sure to please.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria is staging the Neil Simon slapstick comedy, “Plaza Suite,” June 14-July 5.

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'Fitting in with the Community Around Us’

Torpedo Factory Art Center commemorates 40 years.

The doors to the Torpedo Factory Art Center slide open as visitors come in to see artists at work in their studios. Rachel Kerwin is one of those artists. Wearing earbuds and concentrating with each stroke, she paints a mural that she hopes connects the Factory to its visitors and the surrounding community.

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WMP Concludes Season June 8

Lyceum Summer Music Series on tap.

Selections from Bela Bartok, Arthur Benjamin and George Gershwin will highlight the season finale performance of the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Sunday, June 8 at T.C. Williams High School.

Splishin' and Splashin’ in the Summer Sun

This summer, cool off with the family at Great Waves Waterpark.

Great Waves Waterpark is a summer fun must-do. Between the water slides, the Kids Zone, and the Wave Pool, Great Waves offers something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Out Walking

Four of Alexandria AHA — At Home In Alexandria — walkers were out taking a hike in north Old Town along the Potomac River on May 20. They are, from left, Bill Clayton, Mary Nefedov, Eleanor Kask and Barbara Rosenfeld. At Home Alexandria is a nonprofit organization that helps seniors to remain independent in their homes, and stay involved in their communities.

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Waterfront Joy

Visitors enjoy the warm spring weather in Founders Park in Old Town Alexandria. There were dogs playing and residents walking along the water.

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People Watching

Tina and Molly Edwards take in the sights outside the Torpedo Factory.

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Summer Fun

Great Waves Waterpark offers these twisting slides leading into a splash pool. Must be 48” or taller to ride.

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