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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.

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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.

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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.

Energizing the Community

Brrrrrr! Cooler temperatures are a signal to many Alexandria residents that it is time to prepare their homes for the winter.

All Aboard the Trolley

It was a cool October morning. The trolley door opened with a swish. “Good morning, watch your step," Marlene Stevens, the bus operator for the Alexandria trolley was beginning her first trip of the day.

Honoring Those Who Died in Service

The Alexandria Fire Department held its annual Memorial Service and Wreath Laying ceremony at Ivy Hill Cemetery on Friday morning, Oct. 10.

Rich Named Business Leader of the Year

Chamber to host business awards Oct. 22.

Lonnie C. Rich, founding partner of Rich, Rosenthal, Brincefield, Manitta, Dzubin and Kroeger LLP, has been named the 2014 Business Leader of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

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Oronoco Condos Almost Sold Out

Size matters in 60-unit residences with panoramic views.

The Oronoco Waterfront Residences, condominiums at 601 N. Fairfax St., are almost completely sold out. Only six units are left and sales began in May. Panoramic views of Oronoco Park, Old Town and the Potomac River as well as expansive city skyline views, are at least part of the reason. Then there is sheer size.

2014 Alexandria Beautification Awards

The Alexandria Beautification Commission announced the 2014 Alexandria Beautification Award winners in a ceremony held on Sept. 15, 2014 at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. The Commission, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg and Councilman Paul Smedberg presented 25 awards.

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Going, Going, Gone

Contents of Old Town Theater auctioned off.

The entertainment phrase “bringing down the house” held a different meaning this week as the contents of the Old Town Theater were dismantled and auctioned off Oct. 7 after the landmark venue dimmed its marquee lights for good earlier this summer.

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Focus on Transportation

Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance presents regional priorities at 10th annual event.

“What You Need to Know about Transportation in Five Minutes or Less” was the working title of this year’s Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) seminar and reception held on Sept. 30 at Capital One’s auditorium in McLean.

‘Extraordinary Alexandria’

ACVA unveils latest marketing campaign.

The Alexandria Convention and Tourism Association unveiled the latest addition to its “Extraordinary Alexandria” tourism campaign during its annual meeting where officials also released the latest figures on visitor spending.

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