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Jeanne Theismann

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An award-winning journalist, Jeanne Theismann began her career at WTNH-TV in New Haven, Conn., where she was a news reporter and anchor as well as co-host of the daily “Good Morning, Connecticut” program. She went on to work for Seaway Communications, the first minority-owned U.S. broadcasting company before moving to Tokyo, where she spent several years working as a writer and editor for the Yomiuri Shimbun, the world’s largest daily newspaper.

During her time overseas, Jeanne traveled extensively, covering the third Indochina War between Vietnam and Cambodia as well as the Seoul and Sydney Olympic games. She began several relief projects for children and refugees and has personally delivered more than five tons of medical supplies to orphanages throughout the world. She serves as a visiting professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University, in L’viv, Ukraine.

Jeanne serves on the board of directors for First Night Alexandria, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club. She is a member of the National Press Club, American Legion Post 24 and Rotary International, and is the media representative for the City of Alexandria’s Local Emergency Planning Commission. She loves travel, technology and trivia and dreams of one day writing headlines for the New York Post.

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By George!

George Washington Birthday parade returns after two-year absence.

Wearing t-shirts and shorts, a crowd of thousands turned out for the City of Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Parade, which made its return after a two-year absence due to extreme weather conditions.

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Leaders of the Pack

SSA gala to honor family community service.

The proverb “charity begins at home” describes the family of 100-year-old William Charity and the decades of community service inspired by the patriarch’s example of service to others.

Hats off to CAC

Gala to honor ACT, Sengel.

ACT, the city’s primary resource for the prevention, investigation and treatment of child abuse.

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'Dispensing Mercy'

Civil War nursing subject of Agenda:Alexandria.

Civil War nursing

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Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints Returns to T.C. Williams

Records set in premier rowing competition.

Athletes from Alexandria Community Rowing were among those setting records at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints held Feb. 4 at T.C. Williams High School.

Alexandria Sportsman’s Club to Host Dan Steinberg

Washington Post sports columnist Dan Steinberg will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 21 meeting of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.

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Tilelli to Keynote Friendship Firehouse Breakfast

Event Kicks off the George Washington Celebration

Gen. John H. Tilelli (ret.) will be the keynote speaker at the Feb. 20 Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association annual breakfast.

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Striking a Chord

Guitar Center opens in Alexandria.

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The Full Monte

Wedding Showcase to feature “Say Yes to the Dress” host Durham.

Monte Durham, co-host and fashion director of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” will be the featured guest at the first annual Alexandria Wedding Showcase Feb. 19 at The Westin Alexandria.

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Belmont to lead DRBA

Dennis Belmont, a resident and small business owner in the Del Ray community, was elected president of the Del Ray Business Association at the organization’s Jan. 16 meeting.

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