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Alexandria Living Legends: Charles Eugene ‘Tony’ Gee

Civic leader, businessman and pastor.

Charles Eugene “Tony” Gee is more than just legendary. He was a pioneering African American business leader during a period of profound social change in Alexandria and played a critical role in the economic development of lower King Street.

Alexandria: Obituary

Marie Elizabeth Krafft, Aug.15, 1956 - Nov. 9, 2014

Marie Elizabeth Krafft, the Martin A. Schwartz Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, 58, of Tallahassee, Fla, died Nov. 9, 2014 after a two-year long struggle with brain cancer.

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Alexandria: From Leaf Piles to Mulch

Trucks vacuum up autumn’s droppings.

The gray vacuum hose weaves back and forth across the pile of leaves like an elephant trunk searching for a peanut.

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Alexandria: Friends Mourn Death of David Abshire

Ambassador and public policy leader dies.

For a career spent around the world, David Abshire always considered Alexandria home.

Obituary: Andree Georgette Lecureux

Andree G. Lecureux, 90, restaurateur died October 24, 2014 due to cancer at Leewood Nursing home. She was an Alexandria resident for 52 years.

Obituary: John R. Labovitz

John R. Labovitz, Washington lawyer and a leading constitutional law authority on Presidential Impeachment died peacefully in his sleep from natural causes on Oct. 3, 2014, at his residence in Washington, D.C. He was 70.

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Reunited

After 70 years of searching, a family split by war comes together.

Years of starvation and war had robbed Galina Lodoba and her half-sister Tatyana Schremko of their parents and their homes, and the sisters had struggled in the years that followed to keep together and stay alive.

Sole Provider

Firefighters distribute 2,500 pair of shoes to children in need.

Seeing is believing for Nicholas Chakos and his family, who made the drive from Pittsburgh to Alexandria to help provide 2,500 pair of shoes to children in need as part of the Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue coat and shoe distribution Oct. 28 at Penn Daw Fire Station 11.

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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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John McEnearney Dies at 87

Real estate pioneer, community leader was decorated Vietnam veteran.

For John McEnearney, helping the area’s most vulnerable citizens was part of his DNA, a testament to his family’s nearly 100-year commitment to helping others.

At Firehouse Open House

Mekhai Goodwin gets a feel for the weight of the fire hose that the firefighters carry into burning houses and buildings. Hundreds of residents toured the nine Alexandria Fire Stations during the annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 11.

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ASC to Host Mike Nelms

Annual Redskins Night set for Oct. 21.

Mike Nelms, a three-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion defensive back and kick returner with the Washington Redskins, will be the featured speaker at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club annual Redskins Night Oct. 21 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.

Helping Low Income and Public Housing Residents

Ramona K. Hatten was with the national Daily Point of Light Award.

For over 30 years, Ramona K. Hatten has been involved in community service in Alexandria. Hatten graduated from Mount Vernon College with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. Since then, she has used her professional skills to help low income and public housing residents improve their quality of life.

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Junior Committee: Work Horses

Young local equestriennes anchor Washington International Horse Show.

Mary Elizabeth Cordia of Alexandria Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the leading metropolitan indoor horse show in the U.S. This six-day event is held annually in October at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.

The Glass Half Full

Tom* is just that kind of person — the odds may seem stacked against him but he still sees the good and positive in the world around him. As a retired Navy electrical engineer, Tom hails from a family of service members. His oldest brother is in the Air Force, the next is another Navy veteran, his younger brother is a Marine veteran, and his father was an Army photographer in the Korean War.

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