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Best in Business in Alexandria

INOVA Alexandria tops 2020 honorees

Campagna Center president and CEO Tammy Mann was honored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as the Business Leader of the Year at the Oct. 1, 2020 Best in Business Awards.

40 Under 40 in Alexandria

Chamber to honor young leaders Oct. 29

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will pay tribute to the city’s young business and community leaders Oct. 29 at the fifth annual 40 Under 40 awards ceremony.

The Other Alexandria: Giving Back to the Youth: Joyce Casey Sanchez

Mrs. Joyce Casey Sanchez is an 87-year-old who lives in the Seminary area of Alexandria, Va.

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McArthur Myers: Preserving Alexandria’s African American History

What is right? Actively serving your community in any capacity you see fit.

Appetite: Alexandria: Hank & Mitzi’s Chef Edwards Wins Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

Through multiple courses, battling multiple competitors, Hank & Mitzi’s own Chef Chris Edwards came out on top of the Food Network’s “Chopped” competition last week, facing off against competitors from across the country – and Edwards’ own back yard in Alexandria.

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There’s No Place Like Home in Alexandria

City adapts in changing times

Alexandria has for centuries been known primarily as the hometown of George Washington, attracting history aficionados from across the globe to its cobblestone streets and lively waterfront.

‘What Do You Like About Living in Alexandria?’

‘What Do You Like About Living in Alexandria?’

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‘Too Blessed to be Stressed’ in Alexandria

Walk-by parade held for Jim Henson.

Family and friends gathered for a socially distanced walk-by parade Sept. 27 to honor Jim Henson, who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer.

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Alexandria’s Failed Experiment with Wards

Del Ray forced a ward system on Old Town. It didn’t end well.

Del Ray was furious. The Alexandria City Council was dominated by members from Old Town, and they took action in the interest of Old Town. People in Del Ray felt neglected and unheard. The elected members of council did not include one single solitary member from their neighborhood, and so people there were demanding the city abandon its at-large system of representation on the City Council and adopt a ward system similar to the one the city had before adopting the city manager form of government.

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New Beetle Species Named after Alexandria Resident James Sherald

The new beetle is called Cantharis sheraldi Steury.

“I knew the second I saw it that it was none of the species I had ever seen before in the park, and probably none of the species known from the Eastern United States” said Brent Steury, Natural Resources Program Manager for the George Washington Memorial Parkway, a National Park site in Fairfax and Arlington counties, Virginia.

Three Friends Make Three New Friends in Alexandria

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Groceries to Go Program brings people together.

March wasn’t an easy month for any of us.

Purchase Bricks for Parker-Gray High School 100th Anniversary Memorial Walkway

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria African American Hall of Fame invite the public to purchase personalized bricks to create a memorial walkway recognizing the 100th anniversary of Parker-Gray High School.

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The Search Continues: Sept. 18 is POW/MIA Day

The strains of “God Bless America” were the last words anyone would hear from Capt. Humbert “Rocky” Versace before he was executed Sept. 26, 1963, while a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

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A Chilly Reception in Alexandria

ALIVE! receives donated shipping container.

Mayor Justin Wilson was among those on hand Sept. 14 when the nonprofit ALIVE! was formally presented with a refrigerated shipping container from AMX Leasing, the trailer/tractor arm of Abilene Motor Express.

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‘We Will Never Forget’ in Alexandria

City marks 19th anniversary of 9-11 attacks.

It remains the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history: an unimaginable act of terrorism that took the lives of 13 Alexandria residents on Sept. 11, 2001.

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