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An Answer Down the Road?

The article about the plight of housing people of modest means, and especially those with blemished records, made me appreciate that in Alexandria there are some exceptionally compassionate people.

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A Feast for Foodies

Rotary’s Taste For Giving raises funds for local nonprofits.

The Rotary Club of Alexandria held its seventh annual Taste For Giving, a community-wide fundraiser to benefit more than 30 local charities and nonprofits, Oct. 24 in the atrium of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.

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Halloween on Parade

The sun was shining brightly for the annual Del Ray Halloween parade on Mt. Vernon Avenue on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.

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Colorful Costumes at Goblin Gallop

The 21st annual Goblin Gallop was Sunday, Oct. 26, at Fairfax Corner.

The 21st annual Goblin Gallop was Sunday, Oct. 26, at Fairfax Corner.

City Suspends Ticketing of ‘For Sale’ Cars

Cars displaying for “For Sale” signs on Alexandria public streets will no longer be ticketed.

Severance Trial Set for October 2015

The murder trial of Charles Severance has been set for Oct 5., 2015.

Accreditation: A Mixed Bag


The Virginia Department of Education has issued accreditation reports on our public schools. For our area, the results are mixed.

The Never Never Bond

The British call credit card charges the “Never Never.” That is the attitude of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors (the BOS) with the current $100 million bond issue on the ballot.

A Better Tribute?

This is in response to H. Jay Spiegel’s letter in the October 23, 2014, issue of the Mount Vernon Gazette.

The Dysfunction In the Senate

(and why we need Ed Gillespie for Virginia)

The Senate Majority Leader Mister Reid is a master of the partisan deed.

Bylaw Maneuvers

Last week the MVCCA conducted a special council meeting to consider proposed changes to their bylaws.

Del Ray’s Haunted Houses

Del Ray Business Association has made its selection for the 2014 Best Decorated Haunted Houses.

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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And the Winners Are ...

Chamber honors 2014 local Businesses of the Year.

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business of the Year Awards Oct. 22, honoring businesses throughout the community and Lonnie C. Rich as the 2014 Business Leader of the Year.

Planning for the Future

Senior Law Day: Tools to build security for the future and beyond.

The Alexandria Bar Association and Senior Services of Alexandria recently welcomed more than 150 attendees to the fourth annual Senior Law Day.

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Up Where the Air Is Rare

Chantilly yearbook adviser is in Virginia High School Hall of Fame.

Mary Kay Downes has won her share of awards over the years; but now, she’s seemingly reached the pinnacle. On Oct. 15 in Charlottesville, she was inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame.

What’s on the Ballot?

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Every voter in Virginia will vote for U.S senator and their member in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Edwin “Bumps” Myers, Jr.


Edwin “Bumps” Myers, Jr., 82, of Huntersville, N.C. died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House.

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New Trail Adds 1,200 Feet of Sidewalk to McLean

A trail linking Elsinore Avenue to Snow Meadow Lane was unveiled on Oct. 20, adding much needed sidewalks to central McLean.

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Community Center Forums Set for November

Town Parks and Recreation wants input on changes.

Herndon Parks and Recreation Department wants to know what residents want changed at the community center. With the changing demographics in town, the department hopes to find out what services are needed in the next 10 years through upcoming forums.