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New Home Renovation Show Casting In Alexandria

September 16, 2016

Leftfield Entertainment – a full-scale television production company that creates a number of programs for various cable networks, such as The History Channel, Discovery, A&E and FYI – is currently working with a major cable network on a new home transformation series about families across the nation who are about to move back into the homes they grew up in.

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Agenda:Alexandria Meets Monday, September 26

September 16, 2016

Monday, Sept. 26 Agenda:Alexandria presents “Gambling on the Future: What Will Maryland’s Casino Mean for Alexandria?” with Joe Haggerty, President and CEO of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce; Ted Pulliam, historian and author of “Historic Alexandria: An Illustrated History;” and Daniele White, Vice President of MGM Casinos.

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Alexandria Library Debuts Newly Designed Library Cards During Library Card Sign-Up Month

September 16, 2016

During September, the Alexandria Library will be celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month with the launch of its newly designed library cards! Customers can select from four colors: Lime, Magenta, Teal and White. Replacement cards are free through Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

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October VCE Public Education Programs

September 16, 2016

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 VCE Urban Agriculture Symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington 22206. Held in conjunction with Urban Agriculture Month in Virginia.

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The Alexandria Library Hosts Week-long Open House During Library Card Sign-Up Month

September 15, 2016

The Alexandria Library will be hosting dozens of events to celebrate its Open House Week during Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.

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American University Professor To Speak For Annandale’s Constitution Day

September 15, 2016

The Annandale Campus Lyceum committee will present the Constitution Day speech at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Mark R. Warner Student Services Building, Room 302. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Allan J. Lichtman, distinguished history professor at American University. Lichtman will present the “The 13 Keys to the White House”

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Rockin’ Birthday Celebration To Benefit Families Battling ALS On October 21

September 15, 2016

Baltimore-based ALS organization, the Brigance Brigade Foundation, will team up with the Hard Rock Café to raise funds for families battling ALS at the second annual Soirée with O.J. – A Rockin’ Good Time! This red carpet event will be held on Friday, Oct. 21.

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Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center To Close For Maintenance

September 14, 2016

The Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center will close for maintenance from Sunday, Sept. 18 through Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Nature Buddies After School Program will continue to operate as scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as will the Duncan Library Program on Wednesday.

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City Of Alexandria To Hold Annual Dog Swims For Dogs Large And Small

September 13, 2016

Treat your pooch to a late summertime dip at one of the City of Alexandria’s Annual Dog Swims. The Itty Bitty Doggie Dive is on Friday, Sept. 16 (4-7 p.m.) at Charles Houston Recreation Center’s pool. Dogs of all sizes can enjoy Big Dog Day Swim on Saturday, Sept. 17 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) at Old Town Pool,

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New Faces In An Old Town

September 8, 2016

Alexandria began as a tiny port town on a wide spot in the Potomac River, founded by a small group of local farmers, Scottish tobacco buyers, and their African slaves.

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