Alexandria People

Alexandria People


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Vote to Boost Alexandria Black History Museum Project

Museum’s Moss Kendrix collection one of Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Moss Kendrix was known as the father of Black Public Relations, a prominent figure who founded the Moss H. Kendrix Organization in Washington, D.C. in 1948 to promote diversity in advertising.

The Other Alexandria: Highlighting 2020

The Other Alexandria’s column has covered many heartwarming articles during this most difficult year and the end of another decade.

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Alexandria Hometown Heroes

Local residents win cars for community work

Two Alexandria women were presented with a Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition sportscar Dec. 15, 2020, as part of the Mazda Heroes: Honoring the Human Spirit program.

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Two Million Lights in a Dark Winter

An Insider’s View on the Bull Run Festival of Lights; open through Jan. 10, and maybe more

The Bull Run Festival of Lights is the largest light show in the Washington Metropolitan area, and this winter it is more popular than ever before.

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Republican Women in Alexandria Install New Officers for 2021

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club of Alexandria installed its 2021 officers during its December meeting on Zoom.

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To the Rescue in Alexandria

Firefighters and Friends hold West End toy drive, distribute toys to children in need

Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue continued its annual toy drive with a scaled-down distribution day Dec. 19 at My Father’s House Christian Church International.

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The Other Alexandria: ‘40 Plus Years of Giving Scholarships’ – Parker-Gray Alumni

Parker-Gray High School celebrates their 100th Anniversary this year.

The Other Alexandria: Running for the Bull Dogs – Marian Stanfield

The early education of African Americans in Alexandria centered on reading, writing, arithmetic and recreation.

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Two Dogs, One Family Add Up to Joy for Everyone

“I think that’s our takeaway from 2020 — to take better care of the vulnerable among us.”

It’s never too late in life to find love. Even for senior dogs.

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Needy Puppy Leads to a New Life

Stella Hanly begins tenure at Animal Welfare League of Alexandria just before the pandemic changes everything

Fifteen years ago, Stella Hanly worked as a software consultant for a global corporation.

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Candyland: Rocket Fizz Opens in Fairlington Centre

The phrase “excited as a kid in a candy store” took on new meaning as Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop opened its doors Dec. 11 among the shops in Fairlington Centre.

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‘The Miracle of Lights’

Hanukkah observed Dec. 10-18

Menorahs are lit, dreidels are spun and latkes are served as Jewish families across the city celebrate Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival that began Dec. 10 and runs through Dec. 18.

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A Holiday Season Reimagined

The pandemic leads to altered and new traditions.

When schools adjourn for winter break, the anticipation of a COVID-19 pandemic holiday season will become a reality.

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Living Legends of Alexandria: The Dynamic Duo

Ginny and Richard Obranovich at the helm of APF

The Alexandria Police Foundation was originally founded in 2002 to provide health insurance for retiring police K9 dogs.

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‘Love Is All You Need’ in Alexandria

Mural celebrates KSMET businesses

Long before the trendy boutiques and celebrity chef restaurants came to town, upper King Street was lined with used car dealers and empty storefronts and considered by many a sketchy part of the city.