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Gift Ideas in Alexandria

Serendipitous Holiday Suggestions

Serendipitous Holiday Suggestions

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Celebration of New Ministry in Alexandria

Historic Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria celebrated the new ministry of its 28th rector, the Rev. Noelle York-Simmons, at a special installation service Nov. 19.

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Senior Selfies in Alexandria

For each selfie posted to Synergy’s Facebook page during Alzheimer’s Awareness month in September, the company donated $5 to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Police Arrest Husband for Murder in Alexandria

Fairfax County Police Major Crimes detectives have an Alexandria man in custody for fatally stabbing his wife in the 8400 block of Diablo Court.

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Learning ASTEAM in Alexandria

The Northern Virginia Urban League (NOVAUL), in partnership with Smart Learning Solutions, hosted an ASTEAM (Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Fall Family Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

Alexandria Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Child Pornography

Lucas Aronson, 31, of Alexandria, was sentenced on Nov. 18 to 204 months in prison for production of child pornography, enticing minors to engage in sexually-explicit conduct online and recording the acts.

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Troop 1906 at their Fall Court of Honor in Alexandria

Troop 1906 at their Fall Court of Honor in Alexandria

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New Member in Mount Vernon

The Mount Vernon Evening Lions inducted Sue Smyth into their club, at its November dinner meeting.

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LTA Stages ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Alexandria

Presents Charles Dickens' classic for a holiday tradition

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging the Charles Dickens' classic, “A Christmas Carol,” just in time for the holidays — from Dec. 2-17

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Column: People at Work in Alexandria

Making Thanksgiving Possible

Tables are piled high with canned green beans, boxes of stuffing and mashed potatoes, cans of broth and yams and marshmallows; “for some reason we got double marshmallows. But one of our volunteers says you have to put marshmallows on sweet potatoes."

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Building Blocks For Success

Hopkins House celebrates 77 years.

Hopkins House kicked off its 77th year of serving the Alexandria community with an inaugural Preschool Scholarship Gala, an event that culminated a week-long celebration of the services and successes of the nonprofit community-based learning center.

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Running a Fowl in Alexandria

Turkey Trot raises $5,000 for ALIVE!

More than 5,200 runners took to the streets of Del Ray Nov. 24 for the 41st annual Thanksgiving Day Alexandria Turkey Trot.

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‘It’s the Little Things’ in Alexandria

SBA’s Contreras-Sweet visits Old Town on Small Business Saturday.

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, spent Nov. 26 in Alexandria as part of the nationwide Small Business Saturday promotion to support local businesses.

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A Commission For Veterans in Alexandria?

Proposal to create a veterans’ commission moves forward.

The last two audience members at the Nov. 29 City Council meeting weren’t waiting on a docket item.

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Church Plan Ascending in Alexandria

Board approves Alfred Street Baptist Church expansion.

Alfred Street Baptist Church, one of the oldest faith communities in Alexandria, just passed the first major hurdle for ongoing plans for an expansion.

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