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Alexandria People at Work: Act, Sing and Dance Through Summer

Michael Page is the Director of summer camps at LTA.

"Everyone ready to go on stage? Awesome!" The Counselors In Training at The Little Theatre of Alexandria Summer Camp have just rolled up the comic strip backdrop of villains and heroes created by the 3-5 grade group. The actors have been practicing giving each other a punch because, “We are superheroes for goodness sake. But we need to be focused so people don't get hurt."

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Alexandria Appetite: 3 Cool Menus for Hot Days

Here are three restaurants to refresh you as the mercury soars.

There’s no denying it: The dog days of summer have arrived in full force. Local thermometers have flirted with the triple-digit mark all week long, and normally bustling King Street has found its sidewalks nearly empty as residents take shelter from the heat. When you’re looking for some cooler fare, try these restaurants on for size.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: July 22-31

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Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

Alexandria: The Band Plays On

Students, parents, and teachers reflect on music camp experience before Friday’s concert.

On Friday, the George Washington Middle will host a student orchestra and jazz concert. For attendees, the concert will be a free hour of live music. But for the performers, the concert is the culmination of a week of practice and learning at the Alexandria City Public Schools’ music camp.

Alexandria People at Work: Walking through City’s History

“There is no real place called Mercy Street although it would have been right there on the 100th block of N. Fairfax Street," according to Meredith Barber, tour guide for DC Military Tours.

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Alexandria: Takin’ It to the Streets

Del Ray Music Festival moves to The Avenue.

Changes are brewing for this year’s Del Ray Music Festival, including a new location and the debut of pop-up beer gardens, a first for an outdoor street festival in the City of Alexandria.

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Alexandria: Local Artist Presents First Solo Exhibition

Jerry Loughlin displayed his artwork on July 14, in his first solo exhibition at @Home Real Estate.

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Alexandria: Sharks and Jets Take over LTA Stage

“West Side Story” features a Romeo and Juliet story on the gang-ridden streets of 1950’s New York.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting "West Side Story" from July 23 to Aug. 13, 2016. The musical features a Romeo and Juliet story on the gang-ridden streets of 1950’s New York, dominated by the Sharks and the Jets. Two teens from the warring gangs meet and fall in love, causing tension between their respective friends. Can the two lovers survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield?

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Alexandria Appetite: Vola’s Dockside Grill to Bring Classic Fare to Waterfront

The restaurant and bar take the place of the former Waterfront Market near the Torpedo Factory.

Saunter toward the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria and you’re sure to spy progress afoot near the Torpedo Factory. The former Waterfront Market space at 101 N. Union St., closed since last year, is being transformed into Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge, with an aim at opening in August after months of construction.

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Alexandria: 'Escape Room' Trend Continues to Grow

Darren Sonnier was traveling in Prague when he and his wife, Ginger Flesher, decided to do their first escape room together. After a few more, they were hooked.

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Alexandria: ‘Not a Box’ Now on Display

New installation exhibit at the Torpedo Factory.

“Not a Box” is the Art League Gallery’s first installation exhibit. All 13 pieces transform the gallery space using a range of materials and techniques.

Making America Pokémon Trainers Again

Pokémon Go is a hit in Alexandria.

Across the street from Pop’s Ice Cream, on a path that runs through Oronoco Bay Park, even down the road from the VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative on Del Ray’s Mt. Vernon Avenue — these are all places that digital creatures, known as Pokémon, can appear in the new smartphone game “Pokémon Go.”

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Alexandria: Learning about Civil War from a ‘Drill Sergeant’

Nine children — eight boys and one girl — aged 9 to 12, participated in Fort Ward’s Civil War Kid’s Drill Day on Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Celebrating Alexandria's 267th Birthday

Members of the Alexandria community gathered to celebrate the city’s 267th birthday at Oronoco Bay Park on Saturday, July 9. Spectators were able to enjoy an evening of live music along with birthday cupcakes and a variety of food vendors. The night concluded with a performance from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display.

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Alexandria Appetite: 3 Restaurants To Help Pack Your Picnic

Running short on time but still want to dine al fresco?

By this point in the year, outdoor movies, jazz concerts, and wine festivals are in full swing. And with the Fourth of July in the rearview mirror, the summer picnic season is well under way.

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