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American Legion Post 24 Honors Deputy And Firefighter

March 21, 2017

American Legion Post 24 recently honored two public safety employees for their exceptional service to the City of Alexandria. During an evening ceremony on March 8, Post 24 presented Deputy Deon Eaddy with its 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award and Battalion Chief Jack Hoffman with its 2016 Firefighter of the Year Award. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Fire Chief Robert Dubé, members of their command staffs and other colleagues attended the ceremony, as did Deputy Eaddy's wife and their two children.

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Alexandria Symphony’s Executive Director Passes Away

March 17, 2017

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra announces its Executive Director, Paul A. Frank, passed away on Monday, March 13, after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Frank joined the ASO staff in the fall of 2016 after working with the McLean Orchestra and other regional arts organizations.

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Flying Ice From Vehicles Cause Multiple Injuries, Incidents And Near-Misses On Area Roadways

March 17, 2017

At least three vehicle drivers or occupants were injured by flying ice from vehicles in Maryland yesterday, according to police and media reports. The drivers “suffered eye injuries from spraying glass from windshields broken by ice from other vehicles,” according to the Maryland State Police. The incidents reportedly occurred on Interstates 495 and 95.

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Virginia Department Of Veterans Services Receives U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs Award For Veteran Homelessness Efforts

March 16, 2017

Governor McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Veterans Services received the Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Award from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The award recognizes the innovative partnership between the Commonwealth and federal and local entities that enabled Virginia to be named as the first state to functionally end veteran homelessness in 2015.

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Reaching Goals With Blindness

March 16, 2017

The Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired celebrates the graduation of Angelica Rios from the American Massage & Bodywork Institute on Friday, March 17. Angelica has had an incredible journey from her birth in Peru to graduation day. At the age of 27, Rios was a victim of a terrorist attack that claimed the life of her son and caused major physical injury to herself, including the loss of vision.

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T. C. Williams High School JROTC And Virginia Kids To ‘Kick Butts’ On March 15

March 14, 2017

Kids in Virginia will unite against tobacco use on March 15 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States and around the world for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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Alexandria Symphony’s Sympatico Students Compose New Work

March 14, 2017

Music-making with Sympatico is a daily affair at John Adams Elementary School, but during the week of February 20, students took music-making to a whole new level in a week-long intensive workshop.

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Beware The Ice Of March

March 13, 2017

Just when the region was enjoying a case of spring fever, Old Man Winter is about to remind us in a big way that he’s still in charge. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of the region, beginning Monday night through midday Tuesday. The heavy snow will make travel difficult or impossible Monday night and Tuesday.

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Winter Storm Expected Tonight: Are You Prepared?

March 13, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Alexandria area from 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13, until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. The storm is forecast to begin with rain and mixed precipitation, with snow and sleet accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected.

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East Coast Greenway’s Midpoint Dedicated With Plaque In Alexandria

March 13, 2017

During a ceremony on March 10, East Coast Greenway Alliance staff and trustees, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg, and other officials dedicated a new section of the East Coast Greenway. A commemorative plaque was installed in Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria, which marks the approximate midpoint of the Greenway’s 3,000-mile route from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida.

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