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Alexandria: Emma's Espresso & Wine Bar Opens

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee drifted through the breeze outside of the newly opened Emma’s Espresso & Wine Bar on Saturday morning, April 11.

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Alexandria: Philanthropy Summit to Honor Local Leaders

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8), for decades known for his charitable works throughout the region, will keynote the 17th annual Business Philanthropy Summit honoring Alexandria’s top leaders for their service to the community. Sponsored by Volunteer Alexandria, the event will be held May 6 at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria.

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TranZitionMe Health & Fitness Opens in Alexandria

The yoga studio at TranZitionMe Health & Fitness held its grand opening on Sunday, April 12 at 2815 Duke St.

Mentor of the Month: Jacqueline Walker

Jacqueline “Jacque” Walker and Danny participate in the Wright to Read mentoring program. Here are their views on mentoring:

History Lesson: Four Alexandrians Died in Pursuit of John Wilkes Booth

April 1865 was one of the most eventful months in the history of our nation.

International Showcase Coming to Centreville on April 25

Dance, music and food will showcase Northern Virginia’s diversity at the Centreville International Showcase on Saturday, April 25. It’ll be held from 6-9:30 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road, near New Braddock Road and Centrewood Drive.

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Ackridge Plans for Residents to Live, Work and Play

Akridge plans mixed-use, residential community.

A plan is afoot to transform 50 acres of vacant land along Route 28 and Stonecroft and Westfields boulevards in Chantilly. Being proposed for what would be called The Preserve at Westfields are 155 townhouses, 650 apartments, plus retail and other amenities.

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Chantilly: Southwestern Youth Association Honors Its Volunteers

The Southwestern Youth Association held its annual Volunteer Awards casino night on Saturday, March 21 at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club. SYA honored volunteers from all of its sports for their commitment and service in 2014.

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Potomac: Accident on Parkway

One person was seriously injured and two others others hurt on Sunday evening, April 12, when a car went down an embankment off the Clara Barton Parkway near Glen Echo.

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Potomac: Tiger Trot Celebrates 5th Year of Fun Run/Walk

Annual event benefits school’s wellness progam and Cabin John fire department.

At 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, runners will take their places, listen for the starting gun — and then sprint down the scenic route through the hills and valleys of Potomac.

‘Ban the Box’ Effort

Burke Brownfeld, member of the board of directors of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) announces an award presented by Mondre Kornegay to Alexandria Mayor William Euille for his efforts to eliminate the “check the box” initiative which required a former offender to check yes on employment forms.

Column: Community Educational Resources

As a former teacher and educator, I like what I have been seeing recently of the vast array of educational resources in our community.

Opinion: Wolf Trap—A Park and Theatre

One of the many advantages of living in this wonderful place called Reston is having the national treasure, Wolf Trap Farm Park, right around the corner. Wolf Trap was created by the Congress in 1966 as a national park following the donation of the 130-acre grounds by Catherine Filene Shouse to the United States.

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Honors Three Town of Vienna Police Officers

On March 26, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce awarded Town of Vienna Police Officers, MPO Tim Seitz, Officer Marcos Herrera and Officer John Digan with Certificates of Valor at the 37th Annual Valor Awards Ceremony.

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Reston Founder's Day Art Show and Awards Ceremony

League of Reston Artists display art at Reston Community Center.

On April 12, friends and members of the League of Reston Artists met at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery located at the Reston Community Center for a reception.