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City Of Alexandria Makes Sandbags Available In Advance Of Potential Coastal Flooding

September 29, 2016

NWS has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Alexandria area through midnight on Friday evening, Sept. 30, and a Flash Flood Watch into Friday morning. The City will provide up to five free sandbags per resident or business which may be picked up on Thursday, Sept. 29, until 11 p.m., at 133 S. Quaker Lane.

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Stewart Dunn Died After Heart Procedure

September 29, 2016

H. Stewart Dunn, Jr. died on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from complications following a heart procedure. Funeral arrangements are not yet available.

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A Better Business (Transportation) Network

September 27, 2016

Our taxes pay for the free King Street Trolley that connects the Old Town Waterfront to the King Street Metro Station, over a mile away. The Trolley is an economic success, showing big spikes in ridership on major shopping days, such as Black Friday. The Trolley is an investment that brings customers to Alexandria businesses. But is it enough?

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Washington Monument To Remain Closed

September 26, 2016

The National Park Service announced today the Washington Monument will remain closed until the elevator system is modernized. The length of the closure is unknown.

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Volunteer Alexandria Announces Annual Award Winners

September 23, 2016

Volunteer Alexandria, in partnership with the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council, announced the winners of the 2016 volunteer awards, which will be presented at the 22nd annual Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria event on Oct. 26.

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Marymount Event Provides Modified Toy Cars And MobilityTo Special Needs Children

September 22, 2016

Marymount University’s Department of Physical Therapy launched its Go Baby Go! Garage on Saturday, Sept. 17, an event that drew more than 200 people to the school’s Fairfax Drive facility and provided 12 special needs children with modified toy cars that will make them more mobile. It’s all part of a program, Go Baby Go!,

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T. C. Williams Choir Performing At NMAAHC Dedication Ceremony

September 21, 2016

The T. C. Williams High School Choir has been selected as one of three high school choirs coming together to perform at the dedication of the Smithsonian’s newest museum – the National Museum of African American History and Culture – on Saturday, Sept. 24. The NMAAHC Dedication Ceremony will be televised and also live-streamed.

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Wind, Sun and Sails In The Nation’s Capital

September 20, 2016

Conditions were near perfect this weekend as the Potomac River Sailing Association hosted the 2016 President’s Cup, the longest running one-design sailboat race on the Potomac River, held since 1926.

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Alexandria Celebrates Citizenship Day With Naturalization Ceremony At Market Square

September 19, 2016

Alexandria celebrated its annual Citizenship Day on Friday, Sept. 16. United States District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee and United States Magistrate Judge Theresa C. Buchanan administered the Oath of Allegiance to 101 new American citizens.

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City Celebrates Partnerships With National Arboretum, City Parks Alliance Update

September 19, 2016

UPDATE: Today's tree planting event will be held as scheduled, rain or shine.

The City of Alexandria is “greening up” by forging new partnerships with organizations dedicated to trees, parks, and open space, and promoting a citywide effort to increase Alexandria’s tree canopy.

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