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Alexandria: Del Ray Celebrates 40th Turkey Trot

Defending champions Michael Wardian and Susanna Sullivan will return to Del Ray Nov. 26 in an attempt to defend their titles in the 40th anniversary of the Alexandria Turkey Trot.

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Alexandria: TSA Move’s Insecurity

In the middle of a year of ups, the latest down came as a bit of a shock to the Eisenhower Partnership.

Alexandria Brief: Redistricting Pushed Back

The redistricting of Alexandria’s Public Schools, originally slated to go into effect for the 2016-2017 school year, may be delayed until the 2017-2018 school year.

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Alexandria: The Gospel of the Berg

Neighborhood gathers in prayer for victims of violence.

The courtyards of the Berg neighborhood were busy late on Nov. 20 with chants of “Victory is Mine.” More than 50 residents and visitors came together to honor the local victims of violence, with more filtering in as the night went on.

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Alexandria: Legacy of Euille

A celebration of accomplishments.

Over the last 12 years in office, Mayor William Euille has won a fair share of friends, and they nearly all showed up to the Mayor’s Legacy Reception at the Carlyle Club on Nov. 23.

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Alexandria: IMParting Hope For Veterans

Art therapy helps veterans recover from PTSD.

“I was messed up,” said Tor Peery. “I still am. I have some bad days, but this helped me to use another medium to express myself without having to use words. It’s amazing what art can do.”

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Alexandria People at Work: Owens Found His Passion

It was the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Justin Owens, butcher and one of the managers at Society Fair, said, "Today starts the crazy four days. People woke up this morning and realized Thursday is Thanksgiving and we have been getting panicked phone calls asking if it is too late to order their Thanksgiving dinners."

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Alexandria Snapshot: Turkeys

Turkeys on King Street at Janney Lane last winter.

Letter: Easing Congestion

Letter to the Editor

Every afternoon, Route 1 traffic is generally backed up at Henry Street, which is a one way road going south.

Letter: Thanksgiving in Virginia

Letter to the Editor

Virginians can rightly claim our forebears first celebrated and established the custom of celebrating Thanksgiving on these shores.

Letter: Tour Bus Issue

Letter to the Editor

I recently was a houseguest on the 200 block of S. Lee Street in Alexandria.

Letter: Correct Totals

Letter to the Editor

I appreciate your running my letter making sense of the statistics and I know how hard it is to transcribe from my handwritten letters.

Letter: Major Events Need Parking

Letter to the Editor

Today I am writing in reference to our newest school building. The building that was built to hold more than 700 students.

Alexandria: Annual Holiday Door Decorating Judging

An Old Town tradition will get underway the week of Dec. 6, when residents of the Old and Historic District of Alexandria will display their holiday spirit on their doors and a team of judges from the Old Town Walled Garden Club will select the winners of the 48th Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest.

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Alexandria: Soul Providers

SSA volunteers honored.

Senior Services of Alexandria held its Volunteer Appreciation luncheon Nov. 12 at the Durant Center, recognizing volunteers from across the city and honoring individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the well-being of seniors through SSA programs.