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Ivy Hill Thanksgiving in Alexandria

A timely “thanks” to "Grandma" at Ivy Hill Cemetery.

Arlington: Brunch Preview of Joplin’s ‘Treemonisha’

In a matter of days, joyful singing will burst from the confines of Washington Golf and Country Club, courtesy of Opera NOVA.

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Arlington: Laid Bare, Laid Low

Historic house demolished.

Last week an old house on Minor’s Hill was felled for new development.

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Arlington: A Heroine’s Final Touches

For her grave, to her life.

It is hard to close the book on a hero, and even harder in the case of a celebrated heroine.

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Arlington: A Case of History Passing

Lustron: The forgotten experiment.

A special sadness arises when noticing a family consists only of aging members without child or grandchild or niece or nephew, their string of genealogy reaching its end. Some people, often called “preservationists,” suffer the same sense of sadness seeing a special structure threatened. Very soon, the few remaining Lustron houses in Northern Virginia will suffer losses. They, too, are approaching their end.

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Alexandria Column: The Mailbox

Not unlike a man of like age, it leans slightly as dictated by their common enemy, age. Eight decades will do that.

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Arlington Photos: Happy 50th Birthday

Happy 50th Birthday

It was quite a day. Artifacts of American Indians were displayed beside children making butterflies of paper and clothespins.

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Arlington: Belated Recognition for a Spy

Alexandria resident honored at her funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

Many are the unseen heroes and heroines living among us, most masked by their own modesty. One died early this year: Stephanie Czech Rader.

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Arlington Snapshot: Protecting Personal Security and the Environment

Arlington’s Solid Waste Bureau offers “free paper document shredding” every month. Watch old medical records, credit card receipts, tax returns, and the like being turned into harmless confetti. It is enough to make an identity thief cry. Scraps are recycled, so some trees are also saved. The shredding takes place on the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the county yard, 4300 29th Street, South (near Shirlington, off South Arlington Mill Road). Next event is April 2.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Turkeys

Turkeys on King Street at Janney Lane last winter.

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