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Cartoon: Gun on IV

“Hang in there, little buddy!”

Summer Camp: One-on-One with Alexandria Shelter Animals


Some Alexandria youths headed off to day camp this summer didn't learn anything about baseball or boating. They spent their hours getting to know the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter on Eisenhower Avenue and learning a little more about animals.

Column: Now Hiring

The importance of employment for Alexandria’s homeless population.

Imagine having to choose between paying rent and feeding your family tonight.

Alexandria Brief: Backpacks for Brighter Futures

The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC), a nonprofit provider of free preschool and wraparound services to the children of the working poor, hosted its first annual Backpacks for Brighter Futures event on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

Alexandria Brief: Free Cleanings, Exams for Military

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Kathleen Mullaney DDS at 700 North Fairfax St., Suite 230, will join businesses across the country in observing Freedom Day USA, a national Thank You Movement for members of the military and their families, along with veterans.

Alexandria Resident Writes Children's Book

“Polly Peacock and the Pink Flamingos” explores self-acceptance.

Alexandria resident and account executive Emilie Bair’s new children’s book “Polly Peacock and the Pink Flamingos,” teaching children about self-acceptance, was released nationwide in August.

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Alexandria: Learn How To Dance in the Rain

Joyce Rawlings teaches to persevere.

If it has to do with families in Alexandria, Joyce Rawlings was (and is) there! Her volunteer and professional work has led to myriad parent, school and community initiatives and to her selection as a 2015 Living Legend of Alexandria.

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Little Theater of Alexandria Stages ‘Laughing Stock’

This play-within-a-play comedy promises tons of chuckles.

The Little Theater of Alexandria (LTA) is staging "Laughing Stock," a play-within-a-play, from Sept. 5-26.

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Alexandria People at Work: Artist Clarke Says The Painting Takes Over

Lesley Clarke brushes an amber brown across the large canvas in Studio 341 in the Alexandria Torpedo Factory.

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Close Call with West Nile for Alexandria

Observant citizens prompt removal of mosquito breeding ground

With construction for the Indigo Hotel occurring in the area, it might have been easy to dismiss the pit of standing water at the corner of Duke and The Strand.

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Alexandria: Redistricting Starts for Public Schools

ACPS chooses J.R. Reingold & Associates Inc. as its redistricting partner.

With a whimper rather than a bang, redistricting has started for Alexandria Public Schools. On Aug. 24, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) selected J.R. Reingold & Associates Inc. as a partner for its redistricting process.

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Alexandria: New Defibrillators around City

Area incident inspires expansion.

In January, Judge Thomas J. Kelly Jr. in Arlington saved a man’s life.

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Alexandria: Skirmishes over Business Proposals in Del Ray

Planning Commission navigates through conflicts.

Within an hour of returning to session: businesses, the public, and the Planning Commission were at odds. After a two-month summer break, it was business as usual in the Sept. 1 Alexandria Planning Commission meeting, where some big changes for small businesses were proposed in Del Ray. All three of the proposals centered around the growth of businesses and a school in Del Ray.

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Alexandria: 'Young At Art' Senior Exhibit Celebrates 29 Years

When artist Wilda Gadzik finally got around to taking a formal art class as a resident of Goodwin House, it wasn’t her familiar paintbrush she was told to reach for. Instead, the 87-year-old was handed a pencil.

Alexandria Brief: Cafe To Support Nonprofits

Founders David Clapp and Dave Nicholas of Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP) have entered into a partnership with ACT for Alexandria, a community foundation that serves to increase charitable investment in Alexandria.