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Alexandria Q&A: T.C. Williams Grad Holland to Play at Fairmont State

QB helped Titans reach playoffs in 2013, snapping 22-year drought.

Q&A with T.C. Williams graduate Darius Holland.

Letter: Alexandria Strong

Letter to the Editor

In this great country, we have a system in place that allows its citizens to elect their representatives at all levels of government. With all of its flaws, it remains the best democratically representative system in the world.

Letter: Upcoming

Letter to the Editor

In “City’s Wise Investment,” [letter to the editor, July 23-29, Gazette Packet], the writer indicated that the City of Alexandria’s debt is “not an issue.” Of course it is not a current issue, since Alexandria has revised its debt guidelines recently to accommodate a $35 million budget deficit that would have otherwise required significant adjustments.

Letter: Don’t Oversimplify City Debt Issue

Letter to the Editor

A letter was printed last week citing the city’s AAA bond rating as evidence that (the) “City’s debt isn’t an issue.” The author, promoting a Bill Euille write-in campaign, characterizes other candidates who are talking about the need for better defined policy regarding debt limits, as “complaining,” and admonishes them

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Alexandria: The World of Accordion

City hosts the accordionists’ festival.

The performers hugged their bellows, and like a sigh of relief, the instrument breathed out its reedy melody. The New Jersey-based all-accordion orchestra, made up of 25 men and women, performed at the Holiday Inn ballroom, in front of fans, family, and fellow musicians at the American Accordionists’ Association Festival, July 8-12.

Obituary: Marcella Anderson

Obituary

Marcella Anderson, of Alexandria, died in her home on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Governor’s School Students Complete Research

Six students from high schools throughout Virginia — including West Potomac High School’s Hayden McCloud — presented their summer research projects at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on July 17 in front of an audience of mentors, parents, peers, and members of the VIMS community.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: July 24-Aug. 2

Events near Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

Alexandria: Harold John Berman, Local Dermatologist, Dies at 87

Active in the Alexandria Medical Society.

Harold John Berman, a dermatologist who practiced in Alexandria for more than 54 years, died June 28 at Suburban Hospital of respiratory complications. He was 87.

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Alexandria: Land, Air, Sea

EYA reveals historic influences for Robinson Terminal South development.

Despite a long struggle with local residents, plans for Robinson Terminal South’s redevelopment into an apartment and retail space are moving forward.

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Alexandria: Assembling Social Justice League

Social Services Advisory Board regroups and refocuses.

Everyone on the Social Services Advisory Board was there for different reasons, and most have concerns related to a specific human services need.

Rowing for Loyola

Lillian Lane, a 2015 West Potomac High School graduate, committed to row for the Loyola University Maryland crew team next year.

Alexandria: AWLA’s Got Seoul

A local response to global issue.

It is hard to imagine that dogs in some parts of the world are being prepared for brutal deaths to become human food.

Alexandria People at Work: Midwife Says Full Moons Bring on the Babies

Jennifer Argueta has first call for 24 hours beginning Saturday at 10 p.m. "First call almost always means a baby," Argueta said. She is a midwife at BirthCare & Women's Health on King Street in Alexandria.

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.

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