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Bret Dunlap Awarded National Fellowship

November 16, 2016

Bret Dunlap, a social studies teacher at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center in Alexandria, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. A total of 53 fellowships were awarded in 2016, the 25th year of the fellowship competition.

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Beyer’s Outdoor REC Act Passes The House

November 15, 2016

Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA) Outdoor Recreation’s Economic Contributions Act passed the House of Representatives last night. The REC Act would direct the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis to assess the outdoor industry’s contribution to job creation and consumer spending.

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SCAN Hosts 14th Annual Toast To Hope, Honors Leana Katz

November 15, 2016

SCAN’s 14th annual Toast to Hope fundraiser was held on Nov. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington’s Gallery. The event—which invited more than 200 guests to “Be Anchors for Children”—included food and beverage tastings as well as live music, a Silent Auction and a Live Auction emceed by former Alexandria Mayor Kerry Donley. The event raised more than $115,000 to support child abuse prevention programs in Northern Virginia.

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49 Million Americans, Plus One Million Washington Area Residents, Will Travel This Thanksgiving

November 15, 2016

This year the highest number of Americans in nine years will travel 50 miles or more from home to gather around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends. The same trend - the most long-distance Thanksgiving holiday travelers in nearly a decade - is also true for the sheer number of people hailing from the Washington metro area.

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Alexandria Honors Local Veterans

November 11, 2016

World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. In Alexandria, the Veterans Day program was held today at the Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Memorial at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center.

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Spanish Tall Ship El Galeón Visits Alexandria

November 11, 2016

El Galeón, a full-size replica of a 16th-century Spanish galleon, is visiting Alexandria from Nov. 9-14. The majestic tall ship arrived Tuesday night under the opened span of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. El Galeón is docked at the City Marina at the base of Cameron Street through Monday. Daily tours are available.

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Marymount Students Assemble Kits That Help Survivors Of Sexual Assault

November 8, 2016

Members of the Marymount University Community assembled 171 kits containing new clothing, handwritten notes of encouragement, toiletries and other items for victims of sexual assault whose clothing has been kept for evidence after hospital visits. More than 150 student volunteers participated in the Fear 2 Freedom celebration held Nov. 1.

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Ensuring Your Home Is Ready For Winter Storms And Extreme Cold

November 7, 2016

As the temperature drops, homeowners face a set of unique challenges. Even if no harsh winter storms come close by, chilly temperatures can cause a lot of damage to your home.

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T. C. Williams Student Credited With Saving His Neighbor’s Home

November 7, 2016

T. C. Williams High School senior Addison Guynn was presented with a Certificate of Heroism by Alexandria Fire Department last week for his bravery and quick action in preventing a major fire at his neighbor’s home.

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Health Care Sector Can Contribute More To Virginia’s Economy, New Report Says

November 4, 2016

The health care sector plays an important role in Virginia's economy. About 11% of all jobs in Virginia are in the health care and social assistance sector. And workers in the state's hospitals generate about $585 million each year in state and local taxes.

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