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Alexandria: Free Cone Day Benefits CFNC

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day in Old Town — after 8,200 ice cream cones were scooped — raised $2,191.42 to support The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) on April 12.

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Burke: Bishop Pitches Bruins to Conference 7 Championship

Lake Braddock baseball wins second straight conference title.

The Lake Braddock baseball team won the Conference 7 championship.

Alexandria: Access National Bank Expanding into City

Access National Bank is expanding its branch network into Alexandria. The new office, located in the Carlyle District at 2050 Ballenger Ave. will open in late summer of 2016, pending customary approval by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Alexandria Letter: Unwise Move

Letter to the Editor

Several weeks ago, I mentioned some of the most pressing reasons why a new Metro Station should not be built in Potomac Yard.

Alexandria Letter: Diminishing Discourse

Letter to the Editor

Alexandria civic discourse is not well, and appears to be growing worse over time. Increasingly, people are comparing public meetings to an orchestra recital that consists of a cacophony of screeching tuning noises, followed by a brief minute of rehearsed music.

Alexandria Letter: In Memory, In Tribute

Letter to the Editor

As often as I have written of Memorial Day, I think of those who do not understand the importance of those who have stood in the line of duty for their country.

Alexandria Letter: Fundamental Problem

Letter to the Editor

Soon you will notice a large, uninspiring hotel sprout at the north entrance to the City of Alexandria.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Reminder

From cemeteries to front porches, American flags signal the commemoration of Memorial Day.

Editorial: Remembering on Memorial Day 2016

Observe a moment of silence.

On Memorial Day, we remember all of those who have died in military service, more than 400,000 in World War II, more than 30,000 in Korea, more than 50,000 in Vietnam.

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Alexandria: Business Leader Roger Machanic Dies at 83

Business leader, philanthropist helped shape city.

His name may not be familiar, but anyone walking the streets of Alexandria has seen the influence of Roger Machanic, the real estate developer behind The Montgomery Center in North Old Town and The Crilley Warehouse Executive Office Suites.

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Burke: Quashie’s OT Goal Gives Lake Braddock Conference 7 Title

Bruins beat T.C. Williams after surrendering pair of two-goal leads.

The Lake Braddock boys' soccer team won the Conference 7 championship.

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Alexandria: Faces of the Fallen

Vietnam Memorial seeking photos of 13 local veterans.

The name of Capt. Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace is among the more than 58,000 soldiers memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

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Alexandria: Student Receives Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship

OTAC award honors its past president.

West Potomac High School senior Jarrod Denham was awarded $500 as the second annual recipient of the Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship during Old Town Alexandria Connections’ May 11 luncheon meeting at Belle Haven Country Club.

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Alexandria: C-SPAN Honors TC Student Documentary

Seniors explore for-profit prisons in America.

“Rubaiyat, Drew, and Jonathan? Worked with them for three years, and in those past three years I have seen them grow.”

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Burke: Robinson Boys' Lax Earns State Tournament Berth

Rams pull away from Yorktown in second quarter.

The Robinson boys' lacrosse team beat Yorktown in the region quarterfinals.

Column: Packing for a Picnic in Alexandria

From The Old Town Boutique District

Yes, Virginia, there will be picnics in your life.

Alexandria Brief: UpCycle Now in Durant Arts Center

UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, a local Alexandria nonprofit, has moved to the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. The new space has free parking, is handicap accessible and is located within a block of the King Street Metro.

Alexandria Brief: 30,000 Pounds of Paper Shredded

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union members and residents from the Alexandria and Harrisonburg communities shredded more than 30,000 lbs. of paper at the credit union’s free, semi-annual community Shred Day event on April 16.

Alexandria Brief: Arrest in Belle Pre Way Homicide

Alexandria Police have charged a suspect with the homicide of Leon Williams, who died from injuries sustained during a shooting that occurred on Belle Pre Way on Oct. 7, 2015.

Alexandria Brief: Cava Grill’s Newest Location

Cava Grill recently opened its 16th restauraunt, located at 4513 Duke St., Alexandria.