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ASC Welcomes Redskins Great Nelms

Student-athletes of the month honored.

Mayor Bill Euille was on hand to present a key to the city to Washington Redskins Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl punt returner Mike Nelms as the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club held its annual Redskins Night Oct. 21 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.

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A Dream Come True

Alexandria Book Shelf Turns 1, dedicates MVCS location.

Summer school paid off for Mount Vernon Community School principal Peter Balas, who officially opened the newest Alexandria Book Shelf Oct. 6 as part of the DreamDog Foundation literacy program.

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Fall Family Fun Festival

Hayrides, pumpkin painting, karate lessons, a puppet show and live entertainment from the Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition Band were just a few of the attractions at the annual Family Fall Fun Festival at the Armistead Boothe Parke on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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A Medieval Book Fair at Polk

Hundreds of students and their families attended the annual book fair at Polk Elementary School on Monday evening, Oct. 20.

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Expo Highlights Trademarks

T-Markey greeted visitors in the Dulaney Gardens arriving to tour the annual U.S. Patent and Trademark (USPTO) Expo in Alexandria last weekend. T-Markey is the official USPTO mascot.

Need Right Place for Lights

We hear over and over how students want a lighted field for sports. Coaches and staff from the Rec Department express a need for sports fields for the entire city.

Examining Senator’s Record

Who is Senator Warner? The senator is not necessarily reflected in his words.

Speak Up for Public Safety

While the mayor, City Council and city manager are making plans to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on a waterfront plan and metro, the city’s public safety departments are suffering.

What’s Best For Students?

Political capital is usually earned in advance and then spent to pursue an elected official’s policy agenda.

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Pet Rescuer Needs Rescuing

... as birds multiply in home.

All’s quiet now at the bungalow in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, except for the occasional squawk of an exotic bird called a cockatiel.

Schoettler To Perform ‘The Hello Girls’

One-woman show at the Athenaeum.

Chevy Chase storyteller Ellouise Schoettler will present her second one-woman show, “The Hello Girls: A Surprising WWI Story,” at the Athenaeum Theatre in Alexandria at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4.

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An Open Door, an Open Heart

At Carpenter Shelter

It was 7:30 a.m. and Sharon Addison, the Davis Place Monitor, opened the door to Carpenter Shelter on Henry Street in Alexandria.

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Beachcomber To Be Rebuilt for Boat Club

The Beachcomber Restaurant, an abandoned building on the Alexandria Waterfront, will soon be restored as the new home for the Old Dominion Boat Club.

Not the Victim’s Fault

City officials draw attention to domestic abuse.

Every year, there are around 400 cases of domestic violence in Alexandria where the police can make an arrest. The city’s hotline for reporting domestic abuse or sexual assault receives nearly 2,000 calls.

Little Development for Low Income Housing

Six years after the Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations (ACHSO) compiled a list of needs in the community, the group has met with local leaders to see what progress has been made. In regards to housing and affordable development in Alexandria, the answer is not much.

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