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Alexandria Obituary: Charles Somerset Parran

Charles Somerset Parran, 73, of Alexandria and Hillsboro, N.H., died on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Hillsboro House Nursing Home. Born in Washington, D.C. at Columbia Hospital on July 29, 1942, Charles grew up in Prince Frederick, Md.

Alexandria Obituary: Evalyn Tripp Hutzel

Former Alexandria resident Evalyn Tripp Hutzel, 100, of Medford, Oregon, died July 11, 2016 with her family by her side.

Alexandria Letter: Compile Better Data

Letter to the Editor

When we were surprised by the Bike Share station on S. Royal Street and asked the city why proper outreach and permitting was not followed, it came to my attention what a poor job that some city staff does disseminating data and information to City Council, committees and commissions.

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Alexandria Column: America Let’s Do Lunch

Senior Services of Alexandria

More than 10 million (1 in 6) seniors in the U.S. face the threat of hunger and more than 15 million (1 in 4) are living in isolation.

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Alexandria Column: The Mailbox

Not unlike a man of like age, it leans slightly as dictated by their common enemy, age. Eight decades will do that.

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Finding Echo

From Sri Lanka to Alexandria

On the way to the Metro stop, by the narrow alley way you pass every morning on the way to work, or even from the comfort of your own home you’ve seen your fair share of cautious glowing eyes belonging to one of the area’s many stray animals.

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Alexandria: Dropping Off 320 Pounds of Drugs

“Drug Take Back” event collects 11 bags of prescription drugs.

In front of the Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, residents dropped medication into large clear trash liners within cardboard bins from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.

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Alexandria: Sharks and Jets Take over LTA Stage

“West Side Story” features a Romeo and Juliet story on the gang-ridden streets of 1950’s New York.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting "West Side Story" from July 23 to Aug. 13, 2016. The musical features a Romeo and Juliet story on the gang-ridden streets of 1950’s New York, dominated by the Sharks and the Jets. Two teens from the warring gangs meet and fall in love, causing tension between their respective friends. Can the two lovers survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield?

Centreville/Chantilly Brief: State Police Charge Three in Incidents along I-66

Virginia State Police have charged three men on various charges in relation to two separate incidents at the same scene along Interstate 66 near Exit 52 in Fairfax County on June 29.

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Virginia Run Achieves Two Victories

The Virginia Run Riptide achieved two victories during the fourth week of the NVSL summer season with a win at Wednesday’s Divisional Relay Carnival and a hard-fought win of 232 to 188 over the Cottontail Cobias on Saturday.

Sports Brief: Softball Umpires Needed

The Northern Virginia Softball Umpires Association is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified umpires for high school and recreational fast pitch softball in the Northern Virginia area.

SSTs Have Six Relays Continuing to All-Stars

The week of July 10 was full of records for the Sully Station SSTs. It was a beautiful week with scattered storms, and relay carnival, which is a day for relays from every team in the division to try to get times to go to all-stars.

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Centreville: Pirates Complete Circle of Swim life

Chantilly Poplar Tree Pirates Swim Team completed the circle of swim life at a Monday night B meet on July 11.

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Piranhas at Relay Carnival

The Sully Station II Piranhas had an extraordinarily fun and busy week.

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Alexandria Appetite: Vola’s Dockside Grill to Bring Classic Fare to Waterfront

The restaurant and bar take the place of the former Waterfront Market near the Torpedo Factory.

Saunter toward the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria and you’re sure to spy progress afoot near the Torpedo Factory. The former Waterfront Market space at 101 N. Union St., closed since last year, is being transformed into Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge, with an aim at opening in August after months of construction.

Centreville Snapshot: Youth Tour

The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative took five high school students who live in NOVEC's service territory on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 12-16 during the 52nd Annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour.

Centreville Snapshot: Lineman’s Rodeo

Linemen from Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative were among those earning top honors at the 14th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo last month at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va.

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Centreville Snapshot: Funds from Walmart

Our Daily Bread Board of Directors Member Catherine Read (second from right) and Programs Director Christina Garris (center) receive a $30,000 grant check from Walmart Market Managers.

Centreville Letter: Financial Literacy – A Big Concept for Small Learners

Letter to the Editor

As parents, we often contemplate new ways to support if not catapult our children into exciting and memorable experiences both academically and socially, all in the name of making them "well-rounded."

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Park Discovery Trail Leads Children to Presidential History, Prizes

Which U.S. President made a daring escape from the enemy through Riverbend Park?