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Area Light Shows Brighten the Holidays

This season, NOVA Parks offers an opportunity to literally “brighten’”spirits with three holiday shows.

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Express Lanes May Link to American Legion Memorial Bridge

Last stretch may be express lanes next with “495 NEXT.”

Last stretch may be express lanes next with “495 NEXT.”

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Mount Vernon Lee Chamber Restaurant of the Week: La Prima Catering

La Prima Catering is your source for safely prepared fresh food.

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Talking Turkey, ‘Respectable’ Birds

Virginia has around 180,000 turkeys, elusive in the woods and fields.

Alan Warburton did a double take when he spotted a wild turkey ambling across his Mount Vernon yard in the Tauxemont community in April.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: “Forest-in-a-Can?”

Regarding post-construction stream project plantings, boasting "2,300 new trees and thousands of new shrubs" along post-construction Taylor Run, of various species that collectively bear no fidelity to a known natural community let alone the habitat it is replacing, does not constitute a functional natural forest community.

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Hometown Heroes

Veterans Day ceremony honors veterans, Gold Star families

It was the war to end all wars.

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Alexandria Shop Small Week Nov. 27-Dec. 6

Holiday promotion supports local businesses.

Small Business Saturday, a movement that began 10 years ago in an effort to drive holiday shoppers to small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has expanded into the first Alexandria Shop Small Week.

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‘Honoring Those Who Have Served’

Commonwealth Academy honors veterans

Students at Commonwealth Academy paid tribute to veterans Nov. 11 by placing American flags outside the school in Del Ray.

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100 Miles for Hope

American Legion marks Veterans Day, celebrates virtual challenge

Members of American Legion Post 24 gathered Nov. 11 to mark Veterans Day and celebrate the completion of the 100 Miles for Hope challenge, a virtual 100-mile walk/run/ride that began Aug. 3 and ran through Veterans Day.

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Spike in Covid Cases Leads to New Restrictions in Alexandria

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) remind everyone that you are safest at home.

Opinion: Commentary: America Voted in Favor of Refugees and Immigrants

America has decidedly voted in favor of refugees and immigrants in this 2020 election, showing their support with the victory of President-Elect Joe Biden, and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, who ran on campaign promises to restore the asylum system, increase the annual cap of refugee arrivals to 125,000, and end the discriminatory travel bans.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Let’s Pardon All Turkeys

Next week, President Trump will take a break from brooding over his election loss to pardon two turkeys.

Giving Thanks in Alexandria

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Thanksgiving will look different this year from years past.

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Alexandria Turkey Trot Goes Virtual

Race continues to support ALIVE!

The 45th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that draws more than 6,000 runners to the streets of Del Ray, is moving to a virtual format for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.