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‘You Set the Standard High’

Circuit Court judge Clark retires after 12 years on the bench.

Judge retires

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Year of the Dragon

Lunar New Year festival returns to Old Town.

Lunar New Year

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African American Heritage Trail

Feb. 10 ceremony open to the public.


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Town Hall Held on Potomac Yard Arena Project

Listening sessions continue Feb. 1, 8.

Arena project

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The Write Stuff

Neely, Smith highlight MLK Day book giveaway.


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Hail to the Chief

Smedley retires as AFD/EMS Chief.

Smedley Retires

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‘Mango’ Mike Named Grand Marshal

Anderson to lead St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Parade marshall

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Lewis, Malone lead DPC Officers

Departmental Progressive Club installs 2024 board.

DPC officers

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A Day of Service

Shiloh Baptist Church honors MLK legacy.

Volunteering on MLK Day

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Honoring the Legacy

Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. honored.


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‘Stop the Arena’

Rally held to oppose Potomac Yard sports complex.

Arena protest

Beaty Triumphs in Special Election

Substitute teacher wins District A school board seat.

School board

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Charles Barrett Celebrates 80 Years

Tree planting ceremony highlights school history.

Tree planting

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Making Spirits Bright

Firefighters mark 25 years of toy donations.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year.” — Longtime toy drive supporter Bruce Witucki

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Wreaths Across America

Thousands turn out to honor local veterans.


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Making Spirits Bright in Alexandria

Hundreds of toys given to families in need.

Hundreds of toys given to families in need.

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Curtain Call in Alexandria

ACHS theater teachers Bachman, Jones honored.


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Dementia Care Consortium

37th annual conference supports caregivers.

Caregivers gathering

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The Ultimate Sacrifice in Alexandria

VFW Post 609 kicks off fundraising campaign for War Dead Monument.


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Let the Games Begin

Caps, Wizards heading to Potomac Yard in monumental move.

Potomac Yards

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Christmas in Camp

Fort Ward program highlights Civil War traditions.

Photos by Janet Barnett/Gazette Packet

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‘Freedom Is Not Free’

Ddedication of the Davis and McDaniel Veterans Care Center Dec. 12 in Roanoke. Davis and McDaniel, both Alexandria residents, are highly decorated Vietnam War veterans.

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Pier Pressure

Holiday boat parade lights up the waterfront.

Holiday boat parade lights up the waterfront.

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Youngkin to Honor Local Heroes

Virginia Veterans Care Center to be renamed for Davis and McDaniel.

Two of Alexandria’s most decorated Vietnam veterans will be honored by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services as Gov. Glenn Youngkin renames the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke in honor of Army Col. Paris Davis and Navy Capt. Eugene “Red” McDaniel.

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‘Only Developers Will Win’

Protesters converge on City Hall ahead of controversial vote.

zoning protest

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Making Merry in Alexandria

Scottish Walk weekend kicks off holiday season.

Scottish Walk

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Friendsgiving in Alexandria

Hundreds turn out for community dinner.


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StepALIVE! in Alexandria

Walkathon raises awareness and funds for community needs.


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Celebrating Cider in Alexandria

Festival returns to Lloyd House.


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Men of Courage in Alexandria

Five honored for mentorship, service to youth.


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Let There Be Light

Holiday tree lights up Market Square

Holiday tree lights up Market Square

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Neighbors Surprise Vietnam POW

McDaniel awakens to Veterans Day tribute.


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Honoring Veterans

Christman to keynote ceremony at Rocky Versace Plaza.

Christman to keynote ceremony at Rocky Versace Plaza.

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Living Legends of Alexandria

David Baker honored as 2023 Living Legend.

Living Legend

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ASC to Celebrate 1973 Titans

District champs mark 50th anniversary.


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Class of 2023 Hall of Fame

ACPS honors city athletes.

Hall of Fame

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Ready for Winter

CCNA holds coat distribution, vaccine clinic.


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Remembering the Fallen

Ivy Hill ceremony honors fire and EMS personnel.

Ivy Hill

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Those Were the Days

GWHS Class of 1963 reunites.


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Walk to Bust Cancer

Del Ray Café hosts kickoff for Oct. 15 Walk.

Cancer walk

Meet the Legends

Reception to honor local legends to be held Oct. 18.

Photos by Steven Halperson/Tisara Studio

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‘Fort Hunt Lives’

Alumni Hoda Kotb returns for FHHS 60th reunion.

Fort Hunt

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‘A Murder Is Announced’ in Alexandria Theater

Agatha Christie mystery opens at ACCT.


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Star Search in Alexandria

Celebrities and athletes have called Alexandria home.

Stars in Alexandria

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Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Inmates

Educational certificates presented to 50 at Detention Center ceremony.


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Lyles Takes Triple Crown

Alexandria sprinter makes history at World Championships.

Track star

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To the Rescue in Alexandria

Backpacks, books distributed to families in need.