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Businesses Join Local Nonprofits for 24-Hour Charity Drive

Spring2ACTion emphasizes off-line community building.

Five years ago, ACT for Alexandria helped raise $100,000 for local charities at its first annual Spring2ACTion event. Last year, the organization raised over $1 million for 121 local nonprofits. At this year’s city-wide event on April 22, ACT for Alexandria’s Chief Program Officer Brandi Yee says the goal is to exceed 10,000 donors. Last year, the program had 7,516 total donors to the event, but this year Yee hopes a more public presence and greater involvement in the community can help bolster that number.

Alexandria: Eisenhower Ave. Field Fails as TC Stadium Alternative

Site on Eisenhower Avenue can’t match TC Stadium

Following suggestions expressed at public hearings that a new AlexRenew Field on Eisenhower Avenue be developed as a substitute for the lights and expansion at T.C. Williams’ High School’s Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium, Alexandria city staff analyzed the suggestion and reported back to City Council with a resounding no.

City Hall Briefs: April 15

In his State of the City address on April 14, Mayor William Euille reflected on recent Potomac Yard and waterfront development milestones.

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People at Work: Mind the Mat

Laugh, dance and sweat—yoga combines it all.

The door opens and a crowd streams out the door clutching mats as Pilates Boot Camp is over. Smiles line the lobby waiting to sign in for the next class. Katie walks to the desk and stops to say hello. Paige Lichens, yoga instructor at Mind the Mat in Del Rey says, "Her husband just started."

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Alexandria: Bishop Ireton Girls’ Lax Throttled by Top-Ranked McDonogh

Cardinals suffer first loss, remain focused on championships.

The Bishop Ireton girls’ lacrosse team is still considered one of the best in the nation and the Cardinals’ goals remain intact. But on Saturday afternoon in Owings Mills, Md., the defending WCAC and VISAA state champions were reminded that they can still end up on the wrong end of a blowout.

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Titan Girls Sweep Noxontown No. 3 Regatta

TC boats win every race, retain Ward Wallace Cup

The T.C. Williams girls’ crew team put in a virtuoso performance, winning every race in which they participated, in the Noxontown No. 3 Regatta in Middletown, Del., on April 11. Winning boats included the girls’ first 8, the girls’ second 8, the girls’ lightweight 8, the girls’ freshman 8, the girls’ third 8, and the girls’ fifth 8. The TC boys spent their Saturday competing in a scrimmage against Westfield and Washington-Lee High School in Bull Run.

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Cartoon: Pot of Gold

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Honoring King through Service

Staff and students from two Alexandria City public schools gave up their time on Jan. 19 to give back to their communities in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Cat in the Hat Encourages Reading in Alexandria

A life-size Cat in the Hat visited elementary schools across Alexandria City public Schools last month for read Across America Day.

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SFA Gala Committee Represents 235 Years of Commitment

The 2015 Gala Committee brings 235 years of experience to the task of planning and hosting the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s (SFA) 29th Annual Gala on April 25.

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Alexandria Students Help Replenish Food Pantry

The students of Grace Episcopal School in Alexandria helped feed those in need and the hungry in Alexandria by creating a gigantic, canned and boxed-food “Bountiful Basket” bunny on March 31.

First Family Visits Alexandria on Easter

First Family worships at Alfred Street Baptist Church.

Members of Alfred Street Baptist Church received an unexpected visit from the First Family at the 10:30 a.m. Easter Resurrection service.

Letter: Decision Now Rests with Council

Letter to the Editor

If there was ever an occasion to disband a City Commission and reappoint a new one, it occurred last Thursday, after the Planning Commission’s consideration of the Robinson Terminal South development.

Letter: A Positive Campaign

Letter to the Editor

I believe that electing Allison Silberberg as the next mayor of Alexandria is the most reasonable, respectful, and logical choice that an intelligent and informed voter can make. We get the government that we deserve.

Letter: No Longer 2006

Letter to the Editor

We’re not in 2006 anymore.

Letter: Go to the Theatre

Letter to the Editor

I recently performed at Bishop Ireton High School in the musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone."

Letter: No Reason To Change

Letter to the Editor

What an interesting election our local race is shaping up to be.

Letter: City Hall Not for Sale

Letter to the Editor

There is no plan to sell, privatize, redevelop or otherwise dispose of Alexandria’s City Hall.

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Celebrating National Library Week

The congregation of Trinity United Methodist Church gathered in the churchyard after services on Sunday morning, April 12, for the grand opening of A Free Little Library.

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Alexandria: Emma's Espresso & Wine Bar Opens

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee drifted through the breeze outside of the newly opened Emma’s Espresso & Wine Bar on Saturday morning, April 11.