Drawn from the 15 community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


Vienna Police Highlights: Feb. 19 – Feb. 25, 2021

The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna Police Department from Feb. 19 – Feb. 25, 2021.

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RockStar Among Therapeutic Riding Horses in Great Falls

’Rocky’ of Lift Me Up! named Therapy Horse of the Year

A therapeutic riding horse has a unique talent for taking care of their rider’s wellbeing while building their confidence, trust and independence.

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Flying Squirrels, Our Nocturnal Neighbors

Around dusk or dawn, high up in the tree canopy, keen observers might spot a scurry.

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents ‘The Revolutionists’

Show runs in-person from Feb. 27 to March 20, 2021

The Little Theatre of Alexandria is presenting a live, in-person showing of “The Revolutionists,” written by Lauren Gunderson, from Feb. 27 to March 20, 2021.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Taylor Run and Vietnam Analogies

To while away the hours hibernating during Covid-19, my wife and I have watched Ken Burns’ award winning documentary “Vietnam.”

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Missing: Conservative Voice in Black Community

As a black female the question I am often asked is, “When did you know you were a Republican”?

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Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Remembers Seniors on Valentine’s Day

The Sheriff’s Office teamed up with Senior Services of Alexandria to deliver special Valentine’s Day goodie bags to those receiving Meals on Wheels.

Two Dead Bald Eagles Found in Mount Vernon

Several Mount Vernon area residents happened upon two dead bald eagles in the grass near a utility pole in the 7600 block of Elba Road on Feb. 17.

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Cats Pliny and Humboldt

Pliny and Humboldt perch in their cat condo in Alexandria while keeping a close eye on the Roomba making its way across the room. (No exceptions to building height limits were required for this condo.)

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People Will Look Like Their Pets in Alexandria

People will look like their pets.

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Departmental Progressive Club Food Drive

Donations collected for Alive!, ARHA

Members of the Departmental Progressive Club held a food and gift card drive Feb. 20 to collect non-perishable items for local families.

Alexandria Police Department K-9 Czekaj Dies; Served from 2012-2019

Retired Alexandria Police Department K-9 Czekaj has died.

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Alexandria Council Approves the Heritage Project

Vote is unanimous on Old Town development.

The controversial Heritage at Old Town development project will move forward following unanimous approval by the Alexandria City Council at its Feb. 20 public hearing.

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‘Fear Free’ Approach Helps Reduce Shelter Animals’ Stress in Alexandria

Toffee, a six-year-old tricolored Chihuahua/rat terrier mix, cowered in the very back of a crate in her kennel at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA).

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Pawsitive Partners in Arlandria

Volunteers care for feral cat colony

Ever since Devon Cain was a young girl, she has loved cats.