Teen Character Honored at McLean Day

Outstanding Character Award for Teenagers presented at community festival.

The McLean Citizens Association presented the Outstanding Character Award for Teenagers at McLean Day on May 21 to recognize extraordinary community service.

Letter: ‘Meal Tax’ and Fiscal Responsibility

The never ending push for new revenue streams for Fairfax County with their tax and spend policies really knows no end.

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Golf Tournament to Benefit Great Falls Schools

On June 6, Celebrate Great Falls Foundation will hold the 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit three local elementary schools.

Alexandria Resident Visited by Police After Redevelopment Criticism

After speaking out about Old Colony Inn, Marston visited by police.

Morrill “Bud” Marston is one of the residents who’d expressed dissatisfaction with the Old Colony Inn redevelopment, sometimes more vocally than his neighbors, but that’s never been uncommon at meetings surrounding new development in Old Town Alexandria.

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Alexandria: GospelFest Seeks To End Hunger with Song

Alexandria-gospelFEST brings people together.

Alexandria inaugurated a two-day gospel fest on May 20-21 at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center on Cameron Street. Alexandria-gospelFEST showcased Alexandria’s heritage of gospel music.

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Alexandria: Struggle and Survival at Beulah Baptist Church

Historic Highway Marker celebrates historic black Alexandria church.

Seven generations of pastors have passed through Beulah Baptist Church.

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Alexandria: Coldwell Banker Awards Top Associates

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced its top sales associates of 2015 at Blackwall Hitch in Old Town on Thursday, April 28.

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McLean and Great Falls: Revisiting 1771 at Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Market Fair portrays 1771 Virginia farm life.

After driving past Tysons Corner, downtown McLean, and the CIA, visitors were transported back to 1771 Virginia by Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s Market Fair on May 22.

Alexandria: Girl Scout Earns Silver Award

Girl Scout Cadette, Alessandra (“Ally") DelDonna, recently earned her Silver Award.

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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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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.”

Column: Packing for a Picnic in Alexandria

From The Old Town Boutique District

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

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Snapshot: Black History Month Celebration

The Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria performed for the Black History Month Celebration by Music at NOVA at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria. Other entertainment included poetry, Martin Luther King, Jr. excerpt readings, NOVA Jazz Ensemble, NOVA Community Chorus and more.