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The Identity Project in Alexandria

Poll to Select New Names for T.C. and Maury Opens

The first poll to canvas opinion on a selection of potential new names for T.C. Williams High School and Matthew Maury Elementary School opens to the public today.

Alexandria Police Investigate Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

The Alexandria Police Department continues to investigate a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., in a parking lot in the 200 block of S. Van Dorn Street.

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Appetite: Get Ready for Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week – To Go

After last summer’s Alexandria Restaurant Week, you know the drill by now: Instead of simply offering dine-in deals, restaurants are offering up takeout or curbside options as well.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Acute Inadequacies of Stormwater System

With the acute inadequacies in the City’s stormwater system coming sharply into focus in the last two years, it has become apparent that when the City introduced the Storm Water Use Fee in 2018 it cynically and quietly moved personnel costs from the general fund to this new income stream.

Motorcyclist Killed on Beltway

At 12:51 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, Virginia State Police responded to a crash on the southbound side of Interstate 495 near the 54.8 mile marker.

Upcoming Actions on Enhanced Gun Safety Legislation in Virginia

Del. Patrick Hope (D-47), who chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said after gun safety bills passed subcommittee today, that on Friday the full committee will be taking up legislation to continue to prevent gun violence.

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Archangels and Underworld Kings Make the Story for New Author

Former Mount Vernon resident delves into storytelling, acting, radio and business.

They say a writer uses their own persona to create the characters in their books, and in “Summerlands,” Susan Butler Colwell injects some of her own traits for “Sera Parker,” the protagonist in this recently released book.

Obituary: Kenneth Wood, 43, of Springfield

Ken Wood, Vice President of Home Instead Senior Care and long time Chamber member, passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, at the age of 43, in his home surrounded by his family.

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Small Projects Improve Local Parks

County, contractor, and volunteer work efforts at several south county locations in the past week made small improvements to provide better experiences for park users.

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Sunrise Senior Living Proposes Fairfax Facility

City Council hears plans for 90 assisted-living units

Sunrise Senior Living is considering building a facility in the City of Fairfax, and the Fairfax City Council heard about the proposal during a pre-application discussion, last Monday, Jan. 5.

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‘Reality-Bending Acts of Magic and Mindreading’

City of Fairfax Theatre Co. presents ‘Spellbound’

​The City of Fairfax Theatre Co. (CFTC) is kicking off its 2021 season with a magical production called “Spellbound.”

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Bates Is Named Sully District’s Officer of the Quarter

His “Experience, dedication and hard work” paid off on patrol.

MPO Scott Bates has been named the Sully District Police Station’s Officer of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2020.

Vaccine Shortage Limits Arlington’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti said today that the County’s ability to inoculate those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is limited by the availability of vaccine supply.

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Opera NOVA Reaches Out to Seniors

Put away your jigsaw puzzles, turn off the TV and tune in to an Opera NOVA performance targeted to seniors which will launch on Jan 28.

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ArPets: Arlington Apartment Buildings That Cater to Your Canine

A dog park on the roof?

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Maryland Moves to COVID Vaccine Phase 1B

In Montgomery County, 1,190 deaths and 54,525 cases; 1,437 cases in Potomac 20854

Montgomery County residents 75 and over may now pre-register for an appointment to receive the Covid-19 vaccination when supplies allow.

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Potomac Author To Discuss First Novel

Mark E. Klein, a Potomac doctor and author, will share the adventures of Franklin Rock from his book of the same name during a virtual talk Thursday, Jan. 21, sponsored by the Potomac Library.

Pet Food and People Food Needed for Pantries

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) and its nonprofit partner MCPAW are collecting pet food for county residents who need help.

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent to Retire

Smith will move to Maine to join his wife, helping care for young grandson who had heart surgery.

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack R. Smith announced last week that he will retire effective June 1.

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Three Down to Two Stories in Potomac

Consensus reached when Spectrum Retirement Communities revised plans for a 100-unit building at Behnke’s property on River Road

Instead of arguing, debating or even objecting, land use attorney David Brown told hearing examiners with the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings, “I’ll be sitting back and listening.”