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Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale Returns August 15 and 16

Stroll outdoors for deals from 50+ boutiques.

One of the longest-running seasonal summer shopping events for independent boutiques returns with the annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 - 16, 2020, throughout Old Town and Del Ray.

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DogFest Goes Virtual

COVID affects fundraising efforts; virtual platform spurs creative responses for the Sept. 20 event.

The Cheshire family of Great Falls is raising its 14th Canine Companions for Independence® (CCI) service puppy.

Opinion: Commentary: Defund the Police: Oversimplifying a Complex Issue

’Defund the Police’ slogan in response to the real problems in policing may inhibit progress towards reform.

Communications experts advise that a message needs to be short and punchy to convey its intended meaning in a short period of time.

Opinion: Independent Progressive: Vote YES on Virginia Constitutional Amendment

As one looks out over the public policy landscape in the midst of a seemingly out-of-control pandemic, it is easy to feel powerless and distressed at the direction of the country’s drift.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Citizen’s Guide to Better Times

Things each of us can do to help our country right now.

Don’t sit at home with your worry beads as you consume the news.

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Alexandria Schools Stay Virtual

Division to open fall semester online, then reevaluate in November.

Students will not return to school this fall.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Lobbying for Leniency?

The three prosecutors in the ultra-liberal dense urban core consisting of Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax have broken with their Commonwealth-wide association which includes prosecutors from less liberal places.

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Electrical Event Cause of Fort Hunt House Fire

Saturday, Aug. 1, at approximately 11:25 a.m., units from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the City of Alexandria Fire Department were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 2100 block of Rampart Drive in the Fort Hunt area of Fairfax County.

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Republican Women Honor the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Ratification

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club (CRWC) met briefly – with masks and social distancing – to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in August of 1920.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: On the ‘First Principal of Parker-Gray School’

I would like to express my gratitude to one of your editors Char Bah.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Thankful

I want to let you know how thankful I am for Mrs. Char McCargo Bah and the many articles she has written for the Alexandria Gazette.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Tapestry of Experiences that Make Alexandria Special

It is always a pleasure to shout praises to you for covering and to Char Bah for writing stories so illustrative of the Black experience in Alexandria!

Opinion: Commentary: Paid Sick Leave

The safest way to avoid COVID-19 right now is to stay apart, especially if we are sick, even just a little sick.

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Celebrates Academic Achievements of their Team Members

Formal ceremonies were nixed by the pandemic, but that didn’t hide the smiles.

On Monday, Aug. 3, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital celebrated the academic achievements of team members who were unable to ‘walk’ this year due to COVID-19.

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Restoring Ecological Function to Fairfax County Properties

On a recent 90-plus-degree sunny day, the narrow-leaf mountain mint outside Supervisor Dan Storck’s window at the Mount Vernon Government Center was literally buzzing.

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Mount Vernon Lee Chamber Renews Army Community Covenant

A group of community leaders met with Colonel Michael Greenberg, Commander, US Army Fort Belvoir, to renew the Army Community Covenant on Wednesday, July 29, at Mount Vernon Country Club.

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Restore Our Parks Act Could Create 10,340 Jobs

The president signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law this week, a bill championed by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA).

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Making Dreams Come True – Spirit Week in Alexandria

The City of Alexandria, Department of Recreation is truly focused on working hard to safeguard our city and communities.

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Living Legends of Alexandria: Rosa Landeros

Rosa Landeros is the parent liaison at Mount Vernon Community School, but she says her real calling is to welcome families to the community and act as the cultural broker between the students, teachers, parents and the community.

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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.