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Give that Couch a New Life

ALIVE! assists low-income families with furniture program.

Each week people contact ALIVE! to donate furniture and others contact them with furniture requests.

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Prisoner Resource Fair Offers a Head Start

Easing the transition from jail to the community.

This is the first prisoner Resource Fair held by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office for prisoners who are scheduled to be released within several months.

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Meet the Chef Homero Escobar

Homero Escobar the chef at RT's Restaurant.

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Hands Held High for 44 Years

Cora Reed has been a school crossing guard for the Alexandria Public Schools for nearly 44 years.

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Prisoner Reentry: Some Solutions

Local programs, services help ex-offenders.

Ex-offenders may face stigma, lack of family support, inadequate life skills suitable for making it on "the outside" and difficulty getting and retaining employment.

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McCrary Creates the Score, Directs 'The Prodigal Son'

John McCrary, director of Music and Liturgy at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on W. Braddock Road, gears up for the Feb. 24 concert.

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Prisoner Reentry: Some Solutions

Part II in a three-part series focusing on prisoner reentry in Northern Virginia

Thirty-eight thousand prisoners are incarcerated in Virginia with 12,000 adults and 500 juveniles projected to be released each year.

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BABA Brings Alive Grandmother Memories

Here’s to fun dining.

Everyone can find their grandmother at BABA's according to Ivan Iricanin, the owner of the new restaurant on Wilson Boulevard scheduled to open Feb. 1.

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88 and Ready to March Again

Boarding the bus for the Jan. 21 Women’s March, Ivy South says she is 88 years old and “this is my first march.”

Hunger Free Alexandria Receives Bishop’s Award

Hunger Free Alexandria has been awarded the 2017 Bishop's Award for the establishment of the West End Pantry on Oct. 24, 2016 at Church of the Resurrection.

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