Alexandria Local

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Carlyle Kids in Alexandria

Libraries and Carlyle House collaborate for educational and fun summer programming.

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Designing a Midsummer Table

Using flowers and color to create a summer wonderland.

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Safe Virginia Initiative Looks ‘Beyond Thoughts and Prayers’

The ADAMS Center event focuses on communities of faith’s response to violence.

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Herding baby cats into new homes.

For a couple hours, a back room of the Potomac Yard PetSmart on July 1 was turned into heaven. Dozens of kittens looking for prospective homes crawled and meowed and played with human friends and prospective owners.

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‘This Little Church on the Corner’

Third Baptist Church celebrates historical marker unveiling.

On Saturday, June 23, a new generation of congregants came together on the same corner to celebrate the legacy of those forebearers with the installation of an official state historical marker.

No Funds For Potomac Yard South

At the June 26 City Council meeting, staff announced the city is hoping to gain $60 million in funds for the West End Transitway Corridor, and another $10 million for transit improvements around Landmark Mall.

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Mother of Light

Homeless assistance center faces unwelcome reception.

The social services with ties to a religious community in Falls Church was opening a center in Del Ray aimed at providing basic necessities for homeless Alexandrians. But the new center came into conflict with its Del Ray neighbors over a variety of issues, some of which were practical concerns shared by members of the City Council.

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Obituary: Lois Kelso Hunt

Arts, civic leader dies at 91.

On May 20, the longtime Alexandrian died at Inova Alexandria Hospital from complications of pneumonia. She was 91.

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End of an Era

Slover retires after 30-year RPCA career.

A 30-year era has come to an end as Mac Slover, director of sports for the city’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, celebrated his retirement June 15 at the Kelley Cares Miracle Field at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center.

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Protesting Outside DHS Secretary's Old Town Home

Anger over family separations following border arrests.

At around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22, over two dozen protestors chanted “Shame!” and “No justice, no sleep!” outside the Old Town home of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — the latest Trump Administration official to be harassed in public life.