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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.

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.

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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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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.

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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?

Chantilly Snapshot: ‘Drive to 100’

Latia Ferguson Reyes gets the keys to her new ride at Brown’s Chantilly Mazda at 4155 Auto Park Circle during the “Drive to 100” event hosted by Mazda and Vehicles for Change. The event in May awarded refurbished Mazdas to families along the East Coast.

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Chantilly Snapshot: Literacy Project

The Centreville High School National Honor Society participated in a literacy project to benefit the students at Brookfield Elementary School. They raised funds to purchase each student at Brookfield in kindergarten through 6th grade a new book for their summer reading.

Chantilly Brief: Felon Sentenced for Buying Firearms at Gun Show in Chantilly

Josiah John Weiss, 36, of Suitland, Md., was sentenced last month to 96 months in prison for possession of firearms as a convicted felon. Weiss was found guilty by a federal jury on March 9.

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Potomac: Seeking Cleaner Water from Middle of River

Residents hear proposal for adding new offshore water intake.

Many don’t worry about where their water comes from, but as part of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), it’s Simon Baidoo’s job to worry. For the last decade Baidoo has been project manager over one proposal in particular: adding a new offshore intake to the Potomac Water Filtration Plant.