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Health Officials Offer Comprehensive Tips For Preventing Summer Illness And Injury

May 23, 2017

This time of year marks the unofficial start of summer with the opening of pools and water parks. As water temperatures rise, so do visits to Virginia’s beaches, lakes and rivers. The week leading up to Memorial Day is designated Healthy and Safe Swimming Week in Virginia and the nation. HSSW focuses on the steps everyone can take to have a healthy and safe swimming experience.

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Memorial Day Weekend: One Million Washington Area Residents Will Travel; Highest Level Since 2005

May 23, 2017

One million Washington metro area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more to kick off the summer travel season during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting. It is the highest number of area residents planning to travel for the holiday in 12 years.

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VDOE Identifies School Bus Compliance Issue

May 22, 2017

The Virginia Department of Education last week notified the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions that as many as 4,000 school buses may need retrofitting to install a safety device that prevents the parking brake from accidentally disengaging.

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T. C. Boys Soccer Crowned Conference Champs

May 20, 2017

The T. C. Williams High School boys’ soccer team defeated W.T. Woodson 3-1 yesterday to win the 2017 Patriot Conference Championship. With the win on Friday, the T. C. boys extended their undefeated streak to nine games. The regional tournament begins on May 23. As a top seed, the Titans host the first-round game at T. C. Williams at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Updates And Public Meeting On Combined Sewer System Projects

May 20, 2017

The City of Alexandria has dramatically accelerated existing projects to remediate its four combined sewer outfalls to comply with a new state law requiring completion by 2025. The City will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday, May 30 (7-9 p.m.) at the Lee Center to share information about how the new project deadline impacts the Combined Sewer System Long Term Control Plan Update. The meeting will include a public question-and-answer period.

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Bike To Work Day Breaks Records In Metropolitan Washington

May 19, 2017

Today, 18,700 metropolitan Washington area commuters participated in one of the nation’s largest Bike to Work Day events. Since 2001, Bike to Work Day registration and pit stops have increased significantly – from over a few hundred registrants and five pit stops in 2001 to more than 18,700 registrants and 85 pit stops in 2017. In Alexandria, there were four pit stops: Old Town/Market Square, Del Ray/Mt. Vernon Ave, Carlyle and Mark Center.

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Larry Mungin Wins Jack Taylor Raffle At The Scholarship Fund Of Alexandria Spring Gala

May 19, 2017

West End resident Larry Mungin held the winning raffle ticket drawn by Incoming T.C. Williams Principal Peter Balas at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Spring Gala on April 29. Mungin claimed his prize, a check for $25,000, from Jack Taylor and John Taylor III of Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota.

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Remembering Desmond Roseboro

May 19, 2017

Funeral services for 28-year-old Desmond Roseboro will be held on Thursday, May 25, at Antioch Church of Christ, 1120 Queen Street, Alexandria. There will be a viewing at the church from 10:00 a.m. to noon, followed immediately by the service.

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Track & Field: Titans Finish As Conference Runners Up

May 19, 2017

The T. C. Williams High School track and field team competed in the Patriot Conference 7 Championship on May 16-17. The Titans’ boys and girls squads both finished as the 2017 Conference Runners Up behind Lake Braddock. The Titans had numerous individual champions and runners up.

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Comcast Awards $69,000 In Scholarships To 60 Virginia High School Seniors

May 19, 2017

The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards in Virginia, which included Alexandria seniors Rachel Price of Bishop Ireton High School and Adele Reardon of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School.

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