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Education on Wheels

Mobile classroom brings tutoring to students.

When Chris Sexton noticed her 10-year-old son was having educational difficulties, she searched for ways to help him. She found a solution in what she calls a “magic school bus.” The bus driver, and teacher, was Anne Thomas of Alexandria.

Alexandria: Bench to Bedside

Collegiate inventors show off cutting edge technology at Alexandria conference.

At his table at the Collegiate Inventor’s Conference, Keith Hearon from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had a variety of plastic objects on display next to a bowl full of oranges.

Alexandria: Preparing for Next School Budget

Alexandria Public Schools staff meet with local community to discuss the future of the budget

At a public forum on the Alexandria City Public Schools’ (ACPS) Budget, parents and local citizens split into groups and were asked what programs were needed for the children.

T.C. Williams Senior Girma Places Sixth at States

T.C. Williams senior Anteneh Girma competed at the state meet on Nov. 15.

Alexandria Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 186 Alexandria homes sold between $2,700,000-$118,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: October, 2014

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Alexandria: 19th Annual Art Safari

“Can you find the owl painting, the lizard sculpture, and what kind of lizard is it, what color is the dinosaur, in ‘Cathedral Gaggle’ how many geese do you see?” These were just a few questions on the Art League Gallery Scavenger Hunt at annual Art Safari last month in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Editorial: Why Does Alexandria Celebrate Birthday of George Washington?

Generations of Americans from every corner of this country revere George Washington as the Father of his Country.

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Alexandria: Co-creating Cable TV Show

From theater to cable.

Former Alexandrian Thomas Kail had his first brush with the media while on an Alexandria youth league soccer team.

Alexandria Living Legends: Charles Eugene ‘Tony’ Gee

Civic leader, businessman and pastor.

Charles Eugene “Tony” Gee is more than just legendary. He was a pioneering African American business leader during a period of profound social change in Alexandria and played a critical role in the economic development of lower King Street.

Alexandria: Obituary

Marie Elizabeth Krafft, Aug.15, 1956 - Nov. 9, 2014

Marie Elizabeth Krafft, the Martin A. Schwartz Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, 58, of Tallahassee, Fla, died Nov. 9, 2014 after a two-year long struggle with brain cancer.

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Alexandria: From Leaf Piles to Mulch

Trucks vacuum up autumn’s droppings.

The gray vacuum hose weaves back and forth across the pile of leaves like an elephant trunk searching for a peanut.

Alexandria: Union Soldier Revisits Fort

Local historian takes on role of civil war veteran for a tour.

Fort Ward doesn’t do as good a job holding out Southerners as it used to.

Alexandria: Flood of Sewage

Burst water line on South Jordan Street results in flooding of 14 homes.

Helping a crew remove his water-damaged belongings from his 89-year-old mother’s home was not how Guy Foster, discharged from the Navy in 1969, had planned on spending his Veterans Day.

Alexandria:Found Money

School Board votes to fund increased cost of TC tennis courts. jump

The six tennis courts at T.C. Williams High School will not cost $800,000 as originally planned.

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Alexandria: Friends Mourn Death of David Abshire

Ambassador and public policy leader dies.

For a career spent around the world, David Abshire always considered Alexandria home.