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Kids Have a Ball at Doolittle Story Hour

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Arlington Jury Convicts James Ray Williams of Murder in the Death of Sean Bowman

On Friday night, June 7, 2024, after a four-day trial, an Arlington jury found James R. Williams guilty of the March 25, 2023, murder of Sean Bowman. The jury also convicted Williams of using a firearm in the commission of the murder.

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‘Peace and Childhood Innocence’

Mural unveiled at Bradlee Center.

Students in the Alexandria City High School arts program teamed up with professional artists Nicole Bourgea and Roberto “Sef” Seminario to create a mural that was unveiled May 30 at Bradlee Shopping Center.

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Men’s Health Expo

Free screenings highlight inaugural health expo.

More than 20 local organizations partnered to host the first Men’s Health Empowerment Expo, a full day event that featured health screenings, guest speakers and panel discussions June 8 at Charles Houston Recreation Center.

Supporting Amy Jackson for Mayor

Like many of us in Alexandria, I have recently found my mailbox brimming with flyers touting the virtues of the various candidates for Mayor and City Council.

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All Aboard!

Tall Ship Providence launches regional school program.

If you’ve strolled along the waterfront in Old Town this past year, you can’t help but have noticed the beautiful new pier adorned with American flag bunting leading to Tall Ship Providence and its elegant, permanent home, the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center.

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Democratic Primary 2024

Voters to determine future of city politics in June 18 primary.

In recent years, Alexandria has been aggressively urbanist. Democrats who control all six seats on the City Council have supported increasing density and adding new transit options. That's created a backlash, and now the conflict will be resolved at the ballot box.

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Celebrating Fatherhood

Father’s Day is June 16

June is a month for Dads and grads with families across the region preparing to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers as Father’s Day approaches June 16.

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Unremitting Data Center Demand Pushes County to Act

Balancing an economy that can’t happen without data centers with homeowners’ rights and quality of life.

The relentless march of data center growth in Northern Virginia has reached a reported 70 percent of the total number of data centers on our planet.

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Living Legends of Alexandria: Col. James Paige

Visionary leads community activism.

When Jim Paige was growing up in Robinson County, N.C., he had dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. The youngest of five siblings, he was a gifted athlete but realized the odds were against him.

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Overcoming Obstacles while Striving for Education

Two Mountain View students share their stories.

Students at Mountain View High have to overcome significant obstacles in their lives en route to graduation. So the speeches given by the grad speakers are always the highlights of each ceremony. And the ones given last week by Giovanni Pineda-Maradiaga and Sofia Canizalez Duran were no exception.

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Free Summer Fun in the Mount Vernon District

Whether you are traveling, have family visiting or enjoying a stay-cation, summer is the best time for FREE outdoor fun in Mount Vernon. The Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series, Mount Vernon Nights is a beloved MVD tradition.

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ACT Celebrates 20 Years of Giving

Community trust continues support for local nonprofits.

It was just over 20 years ago when a small group of Alexandrians came together to decide how best to stimulate philanthropic giving to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in the community.

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Rotary Contributions Day 2024

Alexandria Rotary Club’s annual Contributions Day June 11 at Belle Haven Country Club.

“Flourishing After 55”

55+ Programs are in person at 55+ Centers unless otherwise noted. A 55+ Pass is required to participate starting at a $20 annual fee. To join or register, go to or call 703-228-4747.

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AFAC Has Served 2 Million Families

This week Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) commemorated serving two million families since they began in 1988.

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County Tackles Food Security with New Round of Grants

The Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS) announced June 3 a second round of grants aimed at improving food security in Arlington. The funding will be available to area 501(c)(3) organizations, faith-based groups and schools and universities that support aspects of Arlington’s Food Security Strategic Plan, with the maximum grant award $25,000.

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Governor Says Virginia Is Exiting Clean Car Commitment

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has no interest in a roadmap to a zero-emission future for vehicles in Virginia. Youngkin cites Attorney General Jason Miyares’ official opinion, which "confirms that Virginians are no longer legally bound to follow the emission standards of California.”

Silberberg Endorses Amy Jackson for Mayor

Silberberg Endorses Amy Jackson for Mayor