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Alexandria Resident Writes Children's Book

“Polly Peacock and the Pink Flamingos” explores self-acceptance.

Alexandria resident and account executive Emilie Bair’s new children’s book “Polly Peacock and the Pink Flamingos,” teaching children about self-acceptance, was released nationwide in August.

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Alexandria: Learn How To Dance in the Rain

Joyce Rawlings teaches to persevere.

If it has to do with families in Alexandria, Joyce Rawlings was (and is) there! Her volunteer and professional work has led to myriad parent, school and community initiatives and to her selection as a 2015 Living Legend of Alexandria.

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Alexandria People at Work: Artist Clarke Says The Painting Takes Over

Lesley Clarke brushes an amber brown across the large canvas in Studio 341 in the Alexandria Torpedo Factory.

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Close Call with West Nile for Alexandria

Observant citizens prompt removal of mosquito breeding ground

With construction for the Indigo Hotel occurring in the area, it might have been easy to dismiss the pit of standing water at the corner of Duke and The Strand.

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Alexandria: Skirmishes over Business Proposals in Del Ray

Planning Commission navigates through conflicts.

Within an hour of returning to session: businesses, the public, and the Planning Commission were at odds. After a two-month summer break, it was business as usual in the Sept. 1 Alexandria Planning Commission meeting, where some big changes for small businesses were proposed in Del Ray. All three of the proposals centered around the growth of businesses and a school in Del Ray.

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Alexandria: 'Young At Art' Senior Exhibit Celebrates 29 Years

When artist Wilda Gadzik finally got around to taking a formal art class as a resident of Goodwin House, it wasn’t her familiar paintbrush she was told to reach for. Instead, the 87-year-old was handed a pencil.

Alexandria Brief: Portraits To Be Added to The Lyceum

The board of directors of Living Legends of Alexandria is providing a gift of Living Legend portraits to the Office of Historic Alexandria which will be part of its permanent collection.

Alexandria Brief: Sally Richards Joins SCAN

Sally Richards has accepted the position of SCAN’s director of development and will begin on Sept. 8.

Obituary: Ora Lee Mudd Mason

Ora Lee Mudd Mason, 90, of Lorton, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at her home.

Honoring Living Legends of Alexandria

Since its founding in 1749, Alexandria has been home to Living Legends the likes of George Washington and his compatriots, war heroes, community leaders, good neighbors and the “Now Generation.”

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Alexandria People At Work: It’s All About the Milk

It was dark on the farm as Kinsley Coulter got up at 2 a.m. to load his truck and drive the 150 miles from Juniata County, Pa. to the Alexandria Farmer's market on Saturday.

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Alexandria Seeks Cycling Spokespersons

Transportation Master Plan could shift gears in favor of cycling community.

Do cyclists in Alexandria ride in the road or on the sidewalk? How do cyclists riding the Mount Vernon trail pass through Alexandria?

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Alexandria People: Celebrating Their Golden Anniversary

Deborah Dodge, then 17, wedded James W. Blackburn, Jr., then 18, on Aug. 27, 50 years ago at Christ Church in Rockville, Md., officiated by the Rev. Raymond P. Black.

Alexandria Neighborhoods: Taylor Run

The Washington Balalaika Society presented Peter Omelchenko in an interesting concert at the Lyceum.

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'The Eagles': Alexandria F.O.E. 871 Continues to Soar

The sign outside simply reads “F.O.E.” It is easy to miss when traveling along Cameron Street in the middle of Old Town. But for 110 years, members of Aerie 871 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles have gathered here in friendship, fellowship and to reach out to those in need in the community.

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