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In the Kitchen

Jones Makes Biscuits with Own Personalities

Two women stood with noses pressed to the window at Stomping Ground on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. "Oh, no," one of them said. "I didn't know it was closed on Monday. I've eaten here three times since they opened in May. I love their salads; they are so fresh." Disappointed, they head down the street looking for a second choice.

Alexandria Home Sales: July, 2015

In July, 2015, 236 Alexandria homes sold between $2,495,000-$120,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: July, 2015

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Alexandria: Backpacks, School Supplies and More

‘My Brother’s Keeper’ ministry hosts annual event.

The Alfred Street Baptist Church frequently steps in to meet community needs that can go unnoticed, and the thousands of youth returning to school without the supplies they need is no exception. In two weeks’ time, volunteers at the church filled more than a thousand backpacks for elementary, middle and high school students attending Alexandria City Public Schools.

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Alexandria: Frontlines Falter

... in city’s affordable housing war.

While the city prepares to gain a little over 100 affordable housing units at Potomac Yard and The Filmore, one of the city’s bastions of affordable housing is in the process of pricing out residents, formerly protected by a rent freeze, who can’t keep up with rapidly rising rent costs.

Alexandria: Summer Tips for Pet Lovers

From the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Be sure your pets have access to fresh water and shelter from the sun. Fair-skinned dogs or those with light coats and exposed skin should wear sunscreen or be kept inside during peak hours of sun exposure.

Alexandria Home Sales: June, 2015

In June, 2015, 269 Alexandria homes sold between $2,675,000-$104,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: June, 2015

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Observing Ramadan in Alexandria

Holy month strengthens spiritual core.

Visit any area mosque these days and it’ll be abuzz.

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Alexandria Appetite: A Taste of Ethiopia Near Home

Alexandria boasts several Ethiopian restaurants well worth your time and money.

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Alexandria: City Celebrates 266th Birthday

ASO, fireworks highlight festivities.

The City of Alexandria celebrated its 266th birthday July 11 as more than 15,000 people enjoyed food, music and fireworks at Oronoco Bay Park.

Alexandria: Helping a Model Citizen

Eve’s a homeowner who lives in a historic, beautiful home that was built in 1893. This fits Eve, a former model and caterer who is gracious, poised, and looks 20 years younger than her 77 years. Originally from Michigan, Eve came to visit D.C. in the 1960s and was taken with its charm. She finally moved in to Old Town in 1996. She loves the compliments the city receives. She worked at Mt. Vernon for 11 years, and often heard visitors from around the country say: “This town is so great I want to live here!” Even her son in law who lives in Connecticut regularly comments: “You live in the most charming city in the United States.” And she agrees.

Alexandria: Petroleum Spill in Four Mile Run

Cause and extent of petroleum spill remain unknown

Four Mile Run is normally a scenic stream that divides Arlington and Alexandria, but on July 1, the public was told to stay away from the area due to contamination from a petroleum discharge.

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Alexandria: Development Briefs for the Week of July 8

Development

226 The Strand, recently approved for demolition, may get a second chance at life. A petition to appeal the Board of Architectural Review’s (BAR) decision to approve demolition of the building has gained more than 25 signatures from local property owners in the Old & Historic District. The appeal will be taken to City Council in the fall.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: Beer and Barbecue at Bilbo Baggins

In the Kitchen

Ancho chili pepper, garlic and onion powder are poured into the large aluminum pot already simmering with ketchup, vinegar and leftover pork drippings.

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Alexandria: Wolfe Street Bares Teeth at Developer

Potential property sale stirs controversy.

The historic 415 Wolfe Street home hasn’t been sold yet, but even the possibility of a sale to a developer has some neighbors incensed. The owners of the historic property insist that the home is still on the market, and while a few developers have expressed an interest in the project, nothing is close to being finalized. Yet, some neighbors have already begun expressing concerns that a potential townhouse development could have a serious impact on the neighborhood.

Alexandria: Best for Vets

Alexandria tops list of cities for veterans.

The Military Times has named Alexandria as the top mid-size community for veterans in its first Best for Vets: Places to Live feature article.

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