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Happy 90th Birthday, Charles Nelson

On March 11, it was official: Charles Nelson became a nonagenarian, celebrating his 90th birthday with family at his home in Alexandria.

The Other Alexandria: Passing The History On – Lois Diggs Davis

Many African American families in Alexandria have family ties back to the pre- and post-Civil War era. One of these families is the Diggs family.

Back in 2014, the City of Alexandria honored the descendants of the Freedmen’s Cemetery, located at Washington and Church Street.

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Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Transports 50 Cats

Rescue mission helps overwhelmed Texas shelters seeing a surge of surrendered pets

On Saturday, March 13, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) brought in 50 cats from eight individual animal shelters in Texas, still recovering from the devastating February snowstorms and subsequent power outages.

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‘A Reminder of Our Sense of Community’ in Fairfax City

Fairfax High School students’ murals adorn Boulevard VI construction site

Multi-use development Boulevard VI is replacing the former Paul VI High School along Fairfax Boulevard in Fairfax City.

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Virginia State Candidates Seek Your Signature

With completion of the 2021 General Assembly session, the odd-year political election cycle is upon us in Virginia.

Students Shine in Art, Talent Show in Centreville

Students in the Upper School of Ad Fontes Academy in Centreville got to display their creative expertise during the school’s recent art and talent show.

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ArPets: Lady Grantham of Arlington

Downton Abbey's elder Lady Grantham wouldn't likely be found discussing underwear under any circumstances.

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Creating Healthy Mother-Daughter Relationships

Local authors and therapists offer thoughts and guidance.

As a middle school student, Sofie Jacobs was at times mocked by other girls for her fastidious study habits and the good grades she received as a result.

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Bullis School Students Helping the Community

Bullis School Students Helping the Community

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Spring Break? Please Take a Break in Montgomery County

Back to school just in time — for Spring Break?

The school system opened just in time – for students to take Spring Break.

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Questions Surround the Coffer Family Cemetery

Local historian’s investigation delves into Coffer history in Burke Centre’s Woods Community.

Cemetery in Burke

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Limited Engagement: DMV Connect Coming to Herndon

Service outreach program processes REAL IDs and other DMV transactions

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle's service outreach program called DMV Connect is coming to the Town of Herndon, thanks to the combined efforts of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, the Town of Herndon and Herndon Town Councilmember Naila Alam.

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Frying Pan Park Manager Retires

Three decades of stories to tell

On Tuesday, March 2, and after more than 31 years of public service, Yvonne Johnson, Manager of Frying Pan Farm Park, had only a few hours left to tie up loose ends before retiring, and something was bothering her.

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Sharing Irish Heritage with Great Falls Community

Great Falls resident launches St. Patrick’s Day celebration

St. Patrick’s Day 2021 would be a special holiday for Great Falls resident Niamh DiOrio.

Virginia Journalist of the Year

Marina Qu of McLean High School wins top state honor

McLean High School senior Marina Qu has been named the 2021 Virginia Journalist of the Year by the Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers.