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Happy 268th Alexandria

July 10, 2017

The City of Alexandria celebrated its 268th birthday and the nation’s 241st birthday on Saturday at Oronoco Bay Park.

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Hotel Indigo, Hummingbird Now Open On The Waterfront

July 7, 2017

Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria held its grand opening celebration on June 8, featuring the Hummingbird Bar & Kitchen by Chef Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong’s Eat Good Food Group (Restaurant Eve, Eamonn’s, Society Fair, PX).

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City Of Alexandria To Repair Historic City Hall Roof

July 7, 2017

On July 10, a contractor for the City of Alexandria will begin repairs to the roof of Alexandria’s historic City Hall. Scaffolding will be placed on the Royal Street side of City Hall, and the sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians. The Market Square entrance closest to Royal Street will be closed to the public. Customers should use either of the other two Market Square entrances or the Cameron Street entrance.  

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More Than 500 Use Local SoberRide Program On July 4

July 7, 2017

A record 559 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, on Independence Day (July 4, 2017) as opposed to possibly driving home drunk. [UPDATED]

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Giant Food Donates Over $400,000 To USO Of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

July 7, 2017

For the second year, Giant, the title sponsor of National Capital Barbecue Battle, designated the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore as the event beneficiary. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the event is one of the largest and most unique food and music festivals in the country.

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Hayfield Secondary School Senior Nicholas Villar Awarded $500 OTAC Scholarship

July 3, 2017

Hayfield Secondary School Senior Nicholas Villar was awarded $500 at the third annual Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship ceremony, during Old Town Alexandria Connections’ June 28 luncheon meeting at Belle Haven Country Club that he attended with his mother.

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George Washington Student Wins Top State History Prize

July 3, 2017

Alexandria Smith, a rising seventh-grade student at George Washington Middle School has won the top prize in the State for her History Day Presentation.

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Alexandria Aces Currently Ranked Fourth-Best Collegiate Summer Baseball Club

July 1, 2017

The Alexandria Aces are currently ranked as the fourth-best collegiate summer baseball club in the country in a nationally ranked poll released yesterday by Collegiate Summer Baseball. It is the first time the Aces have achieved such a high national collegiate summer baseball ranking in their ten-year history. The next home game for the Alexandria Aces is on Monday, July 3 (7 p.m.) at Frank Mann Field.

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City Of Alexandria To Hold Annual USA And City Birthday Celebration On July 8

July 1, 2017

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 268th and the USA’s 241st birthday on Saturday, July 8, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.) located at the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton, and Madison Streets.

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Fire Department Reminder: Fireworks Are Dangerous And Illegal In Alexandria

June 30, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department reminds those who visit, live and work in Alexandria that it is dangerous and illegal to store, sell or use any fireworks (including sparklers or novelty items) in the City of Alexandria without a permit. Any unauthorized fireworks found in Alexandria will be seized by the Fire Marshal at the owner's expense. Fireworks violations are Class 1 misdemeanors and may be punishable by a $2,500 fine, 12 months in jail, or both. 

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