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Letter to the Editor: Educate And Advocate

Regarding the Centreville Immigration Forum/Centreville Labor Resource Center (CIF/CLRC) response to recent immigration orders from the new administration, these orders are far-reaching and have potential effects that will be devastating for the community.

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Annual Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance in Centreville

The girls from Centreville Elementary School danced the night away on Friday, Feb. 17 at a Hawaiian Luau with their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles and in one case, an older brother.

Death Under Investigation in Centreville

Officers from the Sully Police District responded on Feb. 18 around 1 p.m. to the 6200 block of Prince Way for an unresponsive man and car that struck a townhouse.

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LTA Stages ‘Key for Two’

British farce with situational and physical humor.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging "Key for Two" from Feb. 25 to March 18.

Commentary: Get Involved in Politics

As the regular 2017 Virginia legislative session comes to a close I have to admit that this session has been one of the most interesting that I have experienced.

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Getting Ready for National Rebuilding Day

Rebuilding Together Alexandria

As National Rebuilding Day 2017 approaches, on Saturday, April 29, Rebuilding Together Alexandria staff is busily prepping 40 teams for a city-wide day of volunteerism, a day in which thousands of volunteers across the country partake.

Commentary: Progress on Mental Health Reforms

A robust legislative agenda seeking to improve Virginia’s approach to mental health crises emerged this year from the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services.

Letter to the Editor: Pedestrians, Be Alert

I read with great interest your excellent article about pedestrian safety. I hope your readers will take the time to read this letter as it conveys some very important additional points.

Letter to the Editor: Resist Complicity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued two official memos, dated Feb. 20, 2017, implementing the president’s Executive Orders on internal enforcement and “border security.”

Letter to the Editor: Preserve History

The annual Presidents Day Parade marches right by my home on the 300 block Queen Street, near North Royal Street, in the heart of Old Town. I invite you to come by our block and take a look, where a modern day revolutionary battle is raging.

Letter to the Editor: City’s Failure to Control Traffic

Why can’t we solve the problem of cars blocking traffic at some of our key intersections during the peak traffic hours in the morning and evenings?

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Letter to the Editor: The Value of Espionage

John A. Nagy’s recent book “George Washington’s Secret Spy War” claims that the general’s skill as a spymaster acquired during the French and Indian War won the War for Independence.

Letter to the Editor: A Woman Who Makes A Difference

Throughout the history of the U.S., communities continually change and evolve.

Letter to the Editor: Can’t Anyone Say ‘No’?

When it comes to governments, especially our city government, there are always more needs than money to address them.

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Grendel and Angel

A year ago (Valentine’s Day weekend 2016) our kids arrived back home from a sleepover to find a large cardboard box. "We got you some treats,” we said, “they’re very tasty.”

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In April 2017, Esne, "son" of Alexandria residents Max Rotermund and Susan Dawson, will turn 20 years old.

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Mirabelle, a dressage-trained Thoroughbred mare, keeps an eye on things out in Accokeek, Md., where her owner, Michel Gauthier, stables her so he can make the quick trip across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge for a ride or to give lessons.