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Cardinals Repeat As City Wrestling Champions

January 16, 2017

The Bishop Ireton Cardinals retained their title as the Alexandria City Wrestling Champions. In the annual showdown with the four area high schools – Bishop Ireton, Episcopal, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes and T. C. Williams – the Cardinals came out on top in all three head-to-head competitions to win the 2017 Alexandria City Championship on Jan. 10.

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Saints Defend Alexandria Swim-Dive Championship Title

January 16, 2017

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes defended their title in the annual Alexandria City Swim and Dive Championship that took place earlier in the season. This time last year, the Saints edged out Bishop Ireton by one point to win the coveted Mayor’s trophy, ending a 13-year run by the Cardinals.

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2017 Inductees Announced For Athletic Hall of Fame

January 14, 2017

On Feb. 10, Alexandria City Public Schools will induct five outstanding athletes into the Hall of Fame, including a basketball player from the all-black Parker Gray High School who went on to coach for the Olympics, a star player in the 1971 State Championship football team and a highly successful track / cross country coach and former Athletic Director of T. C. Williams High School.

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Inclement Weather Adjustments For Recreation Facilities, Sports Programs On Saturday, January 14

January 13, 2017

All City of Alexandria recreation facilities, including the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Jerome Buddie Ford Recreation Center, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. In addition, all recreation classes and sport programs are canceled for Saturday, Jan. 14, due to expected inclement weather.

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T. C. Boys Basketball Forfeits Two Games For Ineligible Player

January 13, 2017

The T. C. Williams High School boys’ varsity basketball team experienced another setback to start their season. The Titans forfeited their first two games for using an ineligible fifth-year player.

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NOVA Professor Margaret Leary Named 2017 Outstanding Faculty By SCHEV

January 13, 2017

Dr. Margaret Leary, professor of information technology at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College and director of NOVA’s Cybersecurity Program, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Faculty of the Year by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

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Del Ray’s Dairy Godmother Closes

January 13, 2017

The Dairy Godmother in Del Ray is closing for good. Owner Liz Davis posted a letter yesterday on their website, saying the frozen custard shop will not be reopening after their annual month-long winter break. Their last day of the season was Jan. 8.

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Four Washington, DC-Area Organizations Awarded Grants To Assist Military Caregivers

January 12, 2017

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation today announced four Washington, DC-area organizations as recipients of 2017 grants from the Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Fund. The Fund is dedicated to supporting innovative program making a direct impact in the lives of America’s military and veteran caregivers.

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Alexandria’s Sewage Discharges Threaten Public Health And The Potomac River

January 11, 2017

Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s review of water quality testing done by Alexandria in Oronoco Bay, a discharge point for raw sewage and polluted stormwater into the Potomac River, reveals that 51% of the City’s samples showed fecal bacteria at unsafe levels in the river, rendering the Potomac frequently unsafe for human contact.

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Alexandria Historian T. Michael Miller Dies

January 11, 2017

The Office of Historic Alexandria is saddened to report the death of City Research Historian T. Michael Miller, who passed on Nov. 9, 2016.

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