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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: July 17-26

Events in Alexandria & Mount Vernon this week.

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Mount Vernon: Police: Beware of Door-to-Door Tree Trimmers

Summer brings out scam artists.

An elderly widow recently answered the doorbell in her suburban Mount Vernon home. Standing on her porch was a stranger who offered tree care services and noted that he had worked for a neighbor across the street. The man then added that limbs on a large maple behind her house posed a danger to her and her house.

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Observing Ramadan in Alexandria

Holy month strengthens spiritual core.

Visit any area mosque these days and it’ll be abuzz.

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Alexandria Appetite: A Taste of Ethiopia Near Home

Alexandria boasts several Ethiopian restaurants well worth your time and money.

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Alexandria: City Celebrates 266th Birthday

ASO, fireworks highlight festivities.

The City of Alexandria celebrated its 266th birthday July 11 as more than 15,000 people enjoyed food, music and fireworks at Oronoco Bay Park.

Alexandria: Helping a Model Citizen

Eve’s a homeowner who lives in a historic, beautiful home that was built in 1893. This fits Eve, a former model and caterer who is gracious, poised, and looks 20 years younger than her 77 years. Originally from Michigan, Eve came to visit D.C. in the 1960s and was taken with its charm. She finally moved in to Old Town in 1996. She loves the compliments the city receives. She worked at Mt. Vernon for 11 years, and often heard visitors from around the country say: “This town is so great I want to live here!” Even her son in law who lives in Connecticut regularly comments: “You live in the most charming city in the United States.” And she agrees.

Brief: Potomac Cautions About Lyme Disease

News Brief

County health officials urge residents to learn about Lyme disease and how to protect themselves when they are outdoors.

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The Yu Crew of Potomac Wins National Awards

The Yu Crew, LLC, a Potomac-based public relations agency, walked away with some of the public relations industry’s and association’s top national awards last month. Its principal, Pattie Yu, has been a longtime resident of Potomac.

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Potomac: Following in Ancient Footsteps

A portion of the Sugarloaf Regional Trail will be dedicated in honor of the region’s Native American history.

A project more than 30 years in the making will see its completion on July 25, as a 25-mile portion of the Sugarloaf Regional Trail is dedicated to the area’s Native American tribes. Rain forced the postponement of the ceremony, which will feature dancers from the Piscataway tribe, but the delay was of little consequence to Margaret “Peg” Coleman, president of Sugarloaf Regional Trail. In the 1970s, she and Chet Anderson, head of the trails organization, began writing trail guides, publishing a series of books since 1974, providing a wealth of information on the historical properties in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas in the meantime.

Brief: Potomac Deer Hunt Program Proposed

News Brief

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is proposing a pilot Archery Managed Deer Hunting Program at two parks from September through November 2015, and during January 2016. The pilot is being proposed to address the overpopulation of deer on parkland in urban communities where safety regulations prohibit the use of firearms. If approved, the proposed program will complement the department’s managed hunting and Park Police sharpshooting initiatives.

Letter: Opposing Application for a Country Inn

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Recently, the owner of Old Angler’s Inn (OAI) in Potomac, Mark Reges, filed a conditional use application with Montgomery County to build a “country inn” on property which is adjacent to the restaurant. Our homeowner and civic associations strongly oppose this application and we wish to set the record straight as to information being disseminated about the proposal.

Alexandria: Petroleum Spill in Four Mile Run

Cause and extent of petroleum spill remain unknown

Four Mile Run is normally a scenic stream that divides Arlington and Alexandria, but on July 1, the public was told to stay away from the area due to contamination from a petroleum discharge.

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Alexandria: Development Briefs for the Week of July 8

Development

226 The Strand, recently approved for demolition, may get a second chance at life. A petition to appeal the Board of Architectural Review’s (BAR) decision to approve demolition of the building has gained more than 25 signatures from local property owners in the Old & Historic District. The appeal will be taken to City Council in the fall.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: Beer and Barbecue at Bilbo Baggins

In the Kitchen

Ancho chili pepper, garlic and onion powder are poured into the large aluminum pot already simmering with ketchup, vinegar and leftover pork drippings.

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A House by the Sea

Design ideas for beach homes.

As the sweaty days of summer slog on, many are dreaming about a home by the sea, a wistful retreat where cares flow as freely as an ocean breeze.