Alexandria Commission Approves Patrick Henry Design

Unanimous approval for option A.1, despite community divide.

While neighbors and local parents are still divided over designs for the new Patrick Henry School, a plea from school principal Ingrid Bynum helped move the Planning Commission to support the School Board’s plans for the facility at its Dec. 6 meeting.

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Ringing Out the Season in Alexandria

Trinity handbells concert December 11.

A black gloved hand scoops upward with a shiny brass bell. The white gloves are saved for performance to keep fingerprints from damaging the surface of the bells.

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American Arabesque at Alexandria's Durant Arts Center

Alexandria’s inaugural American Arabesque, held Saturday, Dec. 3, animated the Durant Arts Center with Arabic music and food, arts and crafts, henna designs and calligraphy, and poetry readings by Wendi R. Kaplan, Alexandria’s poet laureate.

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‘Infamy’: Springfield Resident Remembers Pearl Harbor

Survivor recalls Pearl Harbor attack on 75th anniversary.

“To do our duty was all that mattered. We responded to the challenge.”

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Fairfax City: >Red-Light Cameras for Three More Locations

The goal is to increase driver and pedestrian safety.

City Council has given Police Chief Carl Pardiny the go-ahead to have red-light cameras installed at three more City intersections.

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Fairfax: Three Council Members Are Vying for Mayor


Three members of the Fairfax City Council have tossed their hats in the ring to become the City’s next mayor. Vying in the Feb. 7, 2017 special election will be Council members Michael DeMarco, David Meyer and Ellie Schmidt.

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Fairfax: Festival of Lights and Carols


The City of Fairfax’s annual Festival of Lights and Carols was Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Quarterback Promotes ‘Phones Down. Touchdown.’ Initiative

Redskins’ quarterback urges region to put phones down while behind the wheel.

“If I get sacked in a game, I can get back up and move onto the next play — for the most part,” he said. “But when you text and drive, you might not get back up.”

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Great Dads Turns 20

Nonprofit celebrates two decades training fathers to be better parents.

“I remember leaving the conference and driving past the exit for my office,” Stafford said, “looking back and seeing my briefcase, thinking about all the things I needed to get done, or thought I did.” But Stafford passed the exit, drove home and surprised his wife. He announced the family would be going to the zoo, “a nice little daycation.”

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Plaid Tidings in Old Town

46th Annual Scottish Walk Parade

Crowds lined the streets of Old Town December 3 for Alexandria’s 46th Annual Scottish Walk Parade.

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Pier Pressure in Alexandria

Holiday Boat Parade lights up the Potomac

The competition was fierce as more than 45 boats lined up along the Alexandria waterfront Dec. 3 to participate in the 17th annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights.

Rally for Rose in Alexandria

Del Ray to host fundraiser for Cruz family.

The Del Ray Business Association will host a “Rally for Rose” fundraiser Dec. 13 for the family of Rosemarie Cruz, who died Dec. 4 from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Mount Vernon Avenue at W. Glebe Road.

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Centreville Labor Center to Celebrate Five Years

Public invited to event this Sunday

When the Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) opened its doors, five years ago, to serve the community’s immigrant population, it was hoped that it would be a success.

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A Christmas Tradition in Alexandria

More than 100 area performers in upcoming “Christmas Revels.”

The Washington Revels, with a cast of more than 100 performers, all from the Washington D.C. area, has been performing large-scale theater with traditional music and dance since 1983.

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Ongoing Legacy in Alexandria

Sixty years after leading Parker-Grey Men’s Basketball to state championship, Walter Griffin voted into ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame

Walter Griffin was an all star.