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Alexandria Planning Commission Approves Heritage of Old Town

Redevelopment plan goes to Council Feb. 20

By unanimous 7-0 vote, the Planning Commission approved The Heritage of Old Town project, a 750-unit development in the Southwest quadrant of the Historic District of Old Town.

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License to Chill in Alexandria

Residents enjoy first snow of the season

It wasn’t Snowmageddon, but when snow fell on the area Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, it was the most snow the region has seen since 2018.

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Obituary: Julian Wilson Everly Sr.

Funeral home scion dies at 89

The Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home is one of the oldest businesses in Alexandria, dating back to 1849, when Benjamin Wheatley opened for business on the waterfront.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls in Alexandria

Red Kettle Campaign runs through Dec. 24

The familiar sound of holiday bells can be heard across the region as the Salvation Army continues its annual Red Kettle Campaign with new safety measures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘A Hard Year for Fundraising’ in Alexandria

Board of Lady Managers raises $30k for Inova Alexandria

The runway was dark this year as the Board of Lady Managers, known for its annual Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction, instead held what it billed as a “non-event,” raising $30,000 as part of an ongoing financial pledge to Inova Alexandria Hospital.

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Alexandria Shop Small Week Nov. 27-Dec. 6

Holiday promotion supports local businesses.

Small Business Saturday, a movement that began 10 years ago in an effort to drive holiday shoppers to small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has expanded into the first Alexandria Shop Small Week.

A Salute to Veterans in Alexandria

For more than 100 years, America has been honoring its veterans on November 11, marking the date in 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect as the sound of artillery went silent along the Western Front in France.

Taste For Giving Set for Nov. 14

Fundraiser goes virtual to support local nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Alexandria’s Taste For Giving, an annual fundraiser that supports dozens of local charities providing crucial services throughout the city, will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on large social gatherings.

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Best in Business in Alexandria

INOVA Alexandria tops 2020 honorees

Campagna Center president and CEO Tammy Mann was honored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as the Business Leader of the Year at the Oct. 1, 2020 Best in Business Awards.

Mary Moran Dies at 65

Mary Moran, a longtime Alexandria resident who relocated in recent years to Leonardtown, Md., died Oct. 1 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

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The Great Pumpkin Patch in Alexandria

Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill hosts 27th annual charity fundraiser

The corner of Seminary Road and Quaker Lane is once again ablaze in a sea of orange as Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill hosts its 27th annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for charity.

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Residents Protest Fairfax County Gun Ban

Open carry hike held in wake of new gun ordinance

A group of Fairfax County residents gathered Sept. 19 at the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve for what was billed as an open carry hike along the Mount Vernon Trail in protest of the recent Board of Supervisors vote to ban guns on public property.

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Obituary: James Breeding

Al’s Steakhouse owner dies at 52.

Like many Alexandrians, James Breeding was a frequent visitor to Al’s Steakhouse in Del Ray.

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Public Art Installation Opens in Waterfront Park in Alexandria

New exhibit frames 300 years of African American history.

Following delays of several months due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city has formally opened its newest public art installation at the Alexandria waterfront.

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Historic Moment in Alexandria

Controversial statue relocated to an undisclosed location.

For 131 years, the lone figure stood at the intersection of Washington and Prince streets in Old Town.

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‘An American Hero’

Gary Powers Jr. details U-2 incident.

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Social While Distancing in Mount Vernon and Alexandria

Students, organizations stay connected while staying safe.

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To the Rescue in Alexandria

CARES Act, SBA loans aim to save small businesses.

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‘Unchartered Territory’ in Alexandria

Local businesses struggle amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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End of an Era in Alexandria

Judge Moore steps down after 22 years.

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