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Alexandria: Kluge Bids Farewell

Maestro Kim Allen Kluge preferred to tell well-wishers “To be continued.”

He refused to say goodbye. Although it was his final concert as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Kim Allen Kluge preferred to tell well-wishers “To be continued.”

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Fairfax Station: Children of Holocaust Survivors at Temple B’nai Shalom display family artifacts

Fairfax resident Frank Kohn’s family heirloom silver candlestick holders never should’ve made it out of Berlin.

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Mount Vernon: Women’s Club Marks 80 Years

Honors 19 past presidents.

The Belle Haven Country Club was the setting on Thursday, May 5 for a Food and Wine Pairing in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Belle Haven Women's Club.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Eagle Scout Award

Boy Scout Colin Dickens earns his Eagle Scout award, becoming the first to do so from Alfred Street Baptist Church’s Troop 133.

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Alexandria: ‘Lemonaide Day’ To Be Held May 21

Youths from all over Alexandria will put up lemonade stands on Saturday, May 21, as part of a day-long effort to raise money to benefit nonprofits supporting at-risk children in Alexandria.

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Alexandria Snapshot: A Wild Visitor

A female Turkey hen stayed around most of the afternoon on May 5 on Skyhill Road enjoying some of the lush green grass. Deer, fox and coyotes have been seen in the Seminary Walk park too.

Alexandria: Responding to Metro Delays and Closures

City leadership and ridership look at upcoming Metro changes.

It's frustrating but necessary.

Inside the Alexandria Police Department: Street to Cell

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

Whether it’s being pulled over for a traffic violation or being directed around the site of a crash, virtually every Alexandrian has had some interaction with the Alexandria Police Department’s Traffic Section.

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Alexandria: Stamp Out Hunger

Letter carriers food drive set for May 14.

The 2016 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service, will take place Saturday, May 14 throughout the City of Alexandria.The 2016 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service, will take place Saturday, May 14 throughout the City of Alexandria.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Aloha

As part of its worldwide voyage, the Hawaiian canoe Hōkūleʻa will make a two-day stop in Old Town Alexandria. Tours of the canoe and dockside outreach will be offered by crew members May 15 at Waterfront Park from 3 to 5 p.m. and May 16 at the City Marina from 1 to 5 p.m. The visit is part of the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, which will cover 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports and 26 nations. For more information or to track the voyage, visit www.hokulea.com.

Letter: Families’ Contributions Appreciated

To the Editor

As we always tell our families there is no contribution too small that it would not warrant our gratitude and, in the case of this year's effort, mention on our train.

Letter: Merely a Thank You

To the Editor

A recent letter (“The Money Train,” Reston Connection, April 27-May 3, 2016) expressing concerns regarding Reston’s Lake Anne Nursery and Kindergarten’s (“LANK”) current annual giving campaign has deeply saddened me as a parent of the school and as a native Restonian.

Commentary: Racial Diversity in the Virginia Justice System

A group of attorneys, the Virginia Coalition for Racial Diversity in the Justice System, earlier this year brought to the attention of the community and the General Assembly that “there is a glaring, longstanding, and inexcusable lack of racial diversity amongst sitting judges, prosecutors, and public defenders in Virginia's criminal justice system.”

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Chantilly: ‘We’ll Never Forget Vicky and Mike’

New memorial dedicated to Armel and Garbarino.

May 8, 2006 is a date seared into the hearts and minds of everyone who remembers the tragic events that happened that day at the Sully District Police Station. It was when a heavily armed teen took the lives of two police officers — Det. Vicky Armel, 40, and MPO Mike Garbarino, 53.

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Chantilly: ‘A World of Pure Imagination’

Chantilly High presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

Willy Wonka, Charlie Buckett and a fleet of Oompa-Loompas will all burst upon the stage during Chantilly High’s upcoming children’s play, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The curtain rises Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 21, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. in the school theater. Tickets are $5 at the door or via www.chantillyhsdrama.com.