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Alexandria Snapshot: Turkeys

Turkeys on King Street at Janney Lane last winter.

Letter: Easing Congestion

Letter to the Editor

Every afternoon, Route 1 traffic is generally backed up at Henry Street, which is a one way road going south.

Letter: Thanksgiving in Virginia

Letter to the Editor

Virginians can rightly claim our forebears first celebrated and established the custom of celebrating Thanksgiving on these shores.

Letter: Tour Bus Issue

Letter to the Editor

I recently was a houseguest on the 200 block of S. Lee Street in Alexandria.

Letter: Correct Totals

Letter to the Editor

I appreciate your running my letter making sense of the statistics and I know how hard it is to transcribe from my handwritten letters.

Letter: Major Events Need Parking

Letter to the Editor

Today I am writing in reference to our newest school building. The building that was built to hold more than 700 students.

Alexandria: Annual Holiday Door Decorating Judging

An Old Town tradition will get underway the week of Dec. 6, when residents of the Old and Historic District of Alexandria will display their holiday spirit on their doors and a team of judges from the Old Town Walled Garden Club will select the winners of the 48th Annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest.

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Alexandria: Soul Providers

SSA volunteers honored.

Senior Services of Alexandria held its Volunteer Appreciation luncheon Nov. 12 at the Durant Center, recognizing volunteers from across the city and honoring individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the well-being of seniors through SSA programs.

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Alexandria: ‘La Dolce Vita’

AHA honors senior advocate Sultane.

Senior advocate Amber Nightingale Sultane, state associate director for AARP Virginia, was presented with the Community Spirit award by At Home in Alexandria at the organization’s fourth annual benefit Nov. 8 at Laporta’s Restaurant.

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Thanksgiving in Alexandria

Please pass the Jollof Rice, injera, shiro,and turkey.

Kadijatu “Katie” Sesay has been in the U.S. for 12 years. She is a nursing student at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Arlington and lives in Alexandria.

Column: Morning Mindfulness and Gratitude


Mindfulness is a serious discipline for me. It’s hard work and I can only manage it for a little while at a time. I try to be aware of the many, many technologies in my life, some small, others big, things I could not begin to replicate on my own.

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Share of McLean Continues to Meet Challenges by Those in Need in McLean and Great Falls and Pimmit Hills

Share of McLean raises $50,000 this holiday season to give clothing, toys and gift cards to approximately 250 families in need in McLean, Great Falls and Pimmit Hills. Families are invited to a holiday celebration in December.

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Artists on the Green to Host Open House

The twelve artists of Artists on the Green have been busy creating beautiful and collectible pieces of art for the upcoming Great Falls Holiday Fest, Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6.

Quiet Riot: ‘C’mon Feel the Noise’

County passes new noise ordinance, will revisit effectiveness in 18 months.

The Board of Supervisors is at peace with the county’s new Noise Ordinance.

Letter: Learning and Empathy

Letter to the Editor

After reading a letter to the editor by Shumaila Ahmad, “Hatred and Ignorance,” I was inspired to add my support and thoughts.

Letter: Need Is Great

Letter to the Editor

In response to the article regarding the WFCM Holiday Food Program, I would like to take time emphasizing the importance of not only this specific program, but also others like it.

News Brief: NOVEC Collecting Toys for Tots

The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative's non-profit volunteer organization, NOVEC HELPS, is collecting new, unwrapped toys through Thursday, Dec. 10, for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

News Brief: Humidifier Causes Fire

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire Wednesday, Nov. 18, at approximately 5:50 p.m., at 13605 Lavender Mist Lane.

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Serving Those Who Served: Chantilly High Honors Veterans

Each year, Chantilly High and members of its National Honor Society (NHS) honor area veterans, and it’s something both the hosts and guests eagerly anticipate.

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Centreville: ONC Needs Clothes, Toys

And volunteers.

Each year at Christmastime, the nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, Our Neighbor’s Child, provides new clothes and toys for families in need in the local area. But the need is so great that ONC can’t do it without help from the local community.