Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


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The Other Alexandria: They Served Their Country – Davis and Shanklin Families

For many African Americans who served in the military, it was an honor to put on the United States Uniform and represent their country, but it was also a pride in seeing their own families look up to them as men and no longer as boys.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Virginia Lost Its Claim to ‘First’ Thanksgiving

No institution stands in command of the language more so than its newspapers.

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Head of the Class in Alexandria

School board votes to change names of T.C., Maury schools

Following months of heated debate, the Alexandria School Board voted Nov. 23 to rename two city schools, including T.C. Williams High School of “Remember the Titans” film fame.

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Appetite: Despite Challenging Year, Gratitude Abounds for Alexandria Restaurant Owners

There’s no getting around the fact that this year has been an incredibly challenging one for restaurants and their owners.

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Thanking Those Who Serve in Alexandria

SSA holds drive-through volunteer appreciation event

The warm temperatures and sunny skies of an Indian Summer day provided the perfect backdrop for Senior Services of Alexandria to hold its annual Meals on Wheels volunteer appreciation luncheon as an outdoor drive-through event Nov. 6 at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria.

2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Top Honors at Virtual Ceremony

Oscar Winner and Oscar Nominated Directors Among Honorees

Seven awards were presented at the 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony, attended virtually by all winning filmmakers from Los Angeles to Israel.

Where to Give Locally: Alexandria/Mount Vernon Nonprofits

Many nonprofits in the city and nearby need your help to continue to rise to the need during the dual health and economic crisis of the pandemic.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Virtual ‘Unseriousness’?

Notice that none of the men in the split screen photo are wearing neckties, which would not be the case with in-person meetings.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: ‘These Kids Need To Be IN School’

I grew up with an absent father and an abusive mother.

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Justice Delayed for Bijan Ghaisar, Justice Denied

In Letter from Birmingham Jail Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, "Justice too long delayed is justice denied."

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Fairfax City’s Elf Hunt for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is this coming Saturday, Nov. 28 – and the City of Fairfax is showcasing its small businesses with a citywide Elf Hunt.

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Hikers ‘Master’ State Park Trails in Virginia

Love our parks and being outdoors?

Help Britepaths Bring Families Holiday Cheer

For people struggling to pay for food and rent, it’s tough to think about the holidays without a sense of sadness.

Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield: What Are You Thankful for on Thanksgiving 2020?

The Connection asked people encountered outside, just enjoying nature or waiting in line for services: “What are you thankful for in 2020?”

Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield, Mount Vernon: What Are You Grateful for on Thanksgiving 2020?

Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield: What Are You Grateful for on Thanksgiving 2020?