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Alexandria Snapshot: Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Gala

At the 30th Anniversary Spring Gala of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria were seven scholarship winners, all students of the International Academy at T. C. Williams High School, from left, Daniel Villarroel, Jesusina Abankwa, Isha Rashida Sankoh, Eyosias Agonafer, Subinuer Aikebaier, Nada Elhawary and Melak Alradhi.

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Alexandria Snapshot: ‘Live Big’

With a musical session and a baseball game, the Miracle League Program and several Alexandria institutions came together to celebrate the unveiling of a mural encouraging Alexandrians to “Live Big.”

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Alexandria: Food Trucks Cook Up Trouble in Old Town North

Parking and Transportation Board approves food trucks at Metro sites, but not in Old Town.

Food trucks took three steps into Alexandria following a City Council meeting on April 16, but an April 25 Parking and Transportation Board hearing may have set them two steps back.

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Snapshot: Second Chances

Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the State of Virginia, outlines the state’s recent legislation addressing the problems and challenges of prisoners.

Alexandria Snapshot: Official Sock Burning

The Commodore of the Old Dominion Boat Club, Bill Gard, presents a pink sock to Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg, to toss into a fire pit. The sock burning is the celebration of the beginning of the boating season.

Alexandria: Champions of Change

Community leaders to be honored at Philanthropy Summit

When Bill Butcher opened Port City Brewery in 2011, not only was he committed to producing a quality craft beer, he also made it a goal to use his time and resources to improve the lives of others in his hometown. On May 3, Butcher will be among those honored for his philanthropic contributions to the community at the 18th annual Alexandria Business Philanthropy Summit.

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Alexandria: Rowing Across the Atlantic

Couple bids farewell to Alexandria.

Alexandria residents James Caple and Cindy Way gathered with family and friends April 16 at the Old Dominion Boat Club to christen a specially designed boat that the couple plans to row across the Atlantic Ocean later next month.

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GW Parkway Classic: ‘Moving’ Experience

Runners came from near and far to support causes and each other.

They came from as far away as Cali, Colombia and Bristol, England.

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Alexandria: Management Misfiring at Torpedo Factory?

Torpedo Factory hangs in balance between artistic enclave and commercial asset.

Everyone seems to be in agreement: the Torpedo Factory is one of the star attractions of Old Town Alexandria.

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Alexandria Brief: Honoring Ronald Kirby

A plaque honoring Ronald F. Kirby, director of transportation planning at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Alexandrian resident, will be installed at the entrance to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge he helped design.

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Alexandria: ‘Show Me the Money’

SFA sets $1 million goal for TC students.

Move over Jerry Maguire. The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria is turning 30 and is looking to celebrate big, with a goal of raising $1 million for T.C. Williams students at its annual Spring Gala and Silent Auction April 23.

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Alexandria: Ireton’s Ryan Fannon is the Voice of Villanova

For years, he has known the agony of defeat. But when Kris Jenkins’ 3-pointer slipped through the net as the final buzzer sounded, play-by-play announcer Ryan Fannon finally experienced first-hand the thrill of a Villanova Wildcats NCAA championship victory.

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Alexandria: Raising $37,800 for Homeless

The Motown sound of The Intruders brought down the house while raising funds for Community Lodgings at the 11th annual Spring Forward Fundraiser April 10 at Union Street Public House restaurant.

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to Present 2016 Valor Awards

It was Halloween night when Alexandria police officers Matthew Barnickle and Richard Vergara were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. When they arrived, they found a car on fire with reports of a passenger trapped inside.

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In the Kitchen: Meet Chef Pawel Podbielski of Le Refuge

The Making of Filet de boeuf Wellington

Chef Pawel Podbielski sprinkles flour on the counter so the pastry won't stick. He is making Filet de boeuf Wellington, a customer favorite, at Le Refuge on Washington Street. "Last Saturday night I made 12 of these and they all sold out," he says. "I'm getting this pan nice and hot and then I'll add Kaola gold oil because it's no trans fat and has a buttery taste."

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