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Sports Brief: Favorites Dominate In Football Playoffs

Seven of the top-eight seeds won during the first round of the 6A North region football playoffs on Nov. 14. No. 1 Centreville, the defending state champion, blasted No. 16 Stonewall Jackson, 56-14. No. 2 Westfield beat No. 15 Langley 47-20.

Burke Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 38 Burke homes sold between $683,000-$128,000.

Burke Home Sales: October, 2014

Centreview: Honoring Veterans

Bull Run Elementary held its annual Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Veterans from the Centreville community attended the celebration and were honored for their service by the entire Bull Run student body.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 118 homes sold between $2,300,000-$90,000 in the Mount Vernon area.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: October, 2014

Arlington Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 226 Arlington homes sold between $2,860,000-$62,000.

Arlington Home Sales: October, 2014

Alexandria Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 186 Alexandria homes sold between $2,700,000-$118,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: October, 2014

Potomac Home Sales: October, 2014

In October 2014, 37 Potomac homes sold between $2,500,000-$309,000.

Potomac Home Sales: October, 2014

Centreview: Training Canine Companions

Tucked away on a graying back road in Long Island, N.Y., is a different kind of college campus. With wide grassy play yards and kennels instead of dorm rooms, this college is one for the dogs.

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Alexandria: 19th Annual Art Safari

“Can you find the owl painting, the lizard sculpture, and what kind of lizard is it, what color is the dinosaur, in ‘Cathedral Gaggle’ how many geese do you see?” These were just a few questions on the Art League Gallery Scavenger Hunt at annual Art Safari last month in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Alexandria: ‘I Wanted A Better Life’

Civil Rights pioneer Nelson Greene Sr. dies at 100.

When Nelson Greene Sr. came to Alexandria in 1953, blacks were the target of racial discrimination, schools were segregated and a poll tax was required to vote.

Alexandria: Local Public Defenders Make Their Cases Abroad

Lecturing on criminal defense in the Bahamas.

Regardless of the crime, when it comes to defendants everyone gets an attorney.

Editorial: Why Does Alexandria Celebrate Birthday of George Washington?

Generations of Americans from every corner of this country revere George Washington as the Father of his Country.

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Alexandria: Pets To Line Up with Santa

Come early December, a few well-chosen volunteers at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) will put on a fake beard, hat and a bright red suit and head over to the Olde Towne School for Dogs in Old Town Alexandria to take a shift as Santa for some of the area’s most treasured pets.

Letter to the Editor: Help Disadvantaged Students

To the Editor: I found it very interesting that the Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee (CPMSAC) [“Only Excellence Is Good Enough,” Nov. 13] is working so closely with the public school system and the community in an effort for bettering the academic successes and potential of minority students.

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Chantilly: Helping the Community

Boy Scout Troop 7369 was asked by Saint Timothy Parish to build an exhibit for the International festival. The troop’s Scoutmaster, Mike Warsocki, brought up the request during a scout meeting.

Chantilly: Taking the Plunge for ALS

Students of LearningRx Chantilly accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The challenge entails people getting drenched by buckets of ice water on video and nominating others to do the same, in an effort to raise awareness of ALS.

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Chantilly: Powder Puff

The Chantilly Junior’s Class of 2016 and Senior’s class of 2015 played their annual in school rivalry on last month with the game ending in a tie 16-16.

Alexandria Brief : Christ Church Celebrates Ministry of Retiring Rector

On Sunday, Nov. 23, at the 10 a.m. service, the Rev. Pierce Klemmt will preach his final sermon at Christ Church, Alexandria, before retiring.

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Alexandria: Co-creating Cable TV Show

From theater to cable.

Former Alexandrian Thomas Kail had his first brush with the media while on an Alexandria youth league soccer team.

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Chantilly: Fall Festival

Parents, students, teachers and administrators — including (above, from left) Wanda Radler, PTA president; Sharon S. Williams, principal, and Holly Walker, assistant principal — celebrated at Poplar Tree’s Fall Festival last month. Some of the activities included: Lego Building Contest, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Pumpkin Throwing Contest, and many games.