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Mount Vernon: Taking Ownership of Their Health and Fitness

Nine women buy Curves franchise.

Curves, an international health and fitness franchise, has been in Alexandria for more than a decade.

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Inside the Alexandria Police Department: Self Defense

An occasional series, drawn from the Alexandria Citizen’s Police Academy.

The man arrives at the door. One second passes.

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Alexandria: Remembering Ronald Kirby

Alexandria honors slain transportation expert.

Originally, the Woodrow Wilson bridge was going to be a car only bridge, like the old drawbridge it replaced.

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Alexandria Snapshot: ‘RED Day’

Each year on May 12, Keller Williams Associates devote their time and energy to helping a local charitable organization.

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Alexandria Snapshot: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare host its annual National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 29 to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Boat Club Flag-Raising Ceremony

The Old Dominion Boat Club, a waterfront institution in Alexandria since 1880, celebrated the start of the boating season with its annual flag raising on Sunday, May 15.

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Happy Birthday At Home in Alexandria

Author Judith Viorst joins Alexandria celebration.

Award-winning author Judith Viorst was on hand May 17 as At Home in Alexandria celebrated five years as the city’s only aging-in-place “village,” a network of services that allows older residents to remain in their homes.

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Alexandria: ACT Community BBQ Bash

3rd annual ‘No Speeches’ event celebrates local charities.

More than 260 people turned out May 16 for the third annual ACT for Alexandria Community BBQ Bash, an event to celebrate the philanthropic works of community organizations.

Alexandria: Honoring an Unsung Hero

APF donates K9 vest to French National Police.

The November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris left 137 dead and more than 368 injured. One of those victims was Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinos police dog for RAID, France’s anti-terrorist police unit.

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Chantilly Snapshot: Advancing to National Competition

The Nysmith Science Bowl team — Vaibhav Sharma, Ajit Kadaveru, Anusha Allamsetty, Ishaan Kumar and Kaien Yang — won the Virginia Regional Science Bowl and advances to national competition. The team was awarded the winners trophy, individual medals and prize money in an over-sized check for $750.

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Cappies Review: More Than an Ordinary Dinner

Most dinner guests only stay for the evening, but in Chantilly High School's production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Sheridan Whiteside's unexpected stay brings chaos to the Stanley household. In this wacky tale of mischief and mayhem, the characters learn that good can come from the pandemonium of life.

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Potomac: Students To Compete in Odyssey World Finals

Bells Mill students to compete in Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.

Next week, the Rhino Team, composed of seven fifth-graders from Bells Mill Elementary School, will board a plane to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, determined to capture victory in the 2016 Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) World Finals competition.

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Potomac Snapshot: Open House

Bianca and Andrew Patton attended the recent open house at the Potomac Horse Center.

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Arlington: Children's Chorus Performs 'El Sombrero Magico'

Little noticed in the bustling arts scene in the Washington area is a chorus of Arlington Spanish-speaking children who sing and cavort on stage.

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Potomac: Trunnell Electric Celebrates 80 Years

“Dad taught us that you can’t sit back in life and hope that somebody recognizes your raw talent. It doesn’t happen.”

Sitting in the living room of her Potomac home where she raised five sons, Jean Trunnell and her son Jack reflected on the family’s business, Trunnell Electric.