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Over One Million Washingtonians Expected To Travel Independence Day Weekend

June 28, 2017

Defying gravity, the travel volume for the Fourth of July will soar to its highest level in history in the Greater Washington metropolitan area, as more than a million residents vacate the premises. This marks the largest number of Fourth of July travelers on record for the Washington metro area, as it does across the United States.

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Teens Cut Their Summer Vacation Short To Fix Homes

June 28, 2017

More than 800 teenagers from throughout the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will serve the underprivileged in nine northern and central Virginia counties during WorkCamp 2017, June 24-30.

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Senior Services Of Alexandria Receives 395 Express Lanes Community Grant

June 28, 2017

Senior Services of Alexandria is proud to announce that it received a $5,000 Transurban 395 Express Lanes Community Grant to support its Meals on Wheels Saturday program.

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Metro Announces July 4 Service Plan; Rail System To Close At Midnight

June 27, 2017

Metrorail will remain open until midnight on Tuesday, July 4, providing an additional half hour of service for customers returning from festivities on the National Mall and around the region. During daytime hours, trains will operate at Saturday service levels (every 12 minutes on each line) until about 6 p.m., at which time service will ramp up to rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metro-operated facilities.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church Presents 2017 Community Grant Awards

June 27, 2017

Westminster Presbyterian Church presented its 2017 community grant awards to seven local organizations on Sunday, June 25. The 2017 Community Grant award winners include: Bethany House, Just Neighbors, Neighborhood Health, SCAN – Stop Child Abuse Now, The Reading Connection, Velocity Bicycle Cooperative, and United Community Ministries.

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Beyer Introduces Fair Representation Act To Reform Congressional Elections

June 26, 2017

U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Fair Representation Act, a bill which would enact a series of measures designed to reform congressional elections. Rep. Beyer was joined by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), co-leads on the bill, as well as speakers from FairVote and Third Way. The Fair Representation Act would move U.S. House elections into multi-member districts drawn by independent redistricting commissions, and elected through ranked choice voting.

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Hometown Alexandria Residents To Compete In 2017 Ms. Virginia Senior America

June 26, 2017

Hometown Alexandria Residents Bonnie Fairbank and Victoria Pereira are contestants in the 2017 Ms.Virginia Senior America Pageant on Friday, June 30. The winner of this event will represent Virginia at the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City NJ later this year. 

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Pentagon Training Exercise Scheduled For Sunday, June 25

June 23, 2017

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, in collaboration with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Arlington County Public Safety, Virginia State Police and other local area response partners, will conduct a full-scale emergency response exercise Sunday, June 25, on the Pentagon Reservation. The exercise will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude no later than 2 p.m. The Pentagon Metro Station will be closed during the exercise. Vehicle and pedestrian access to the Pentagon will be closed.

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T. C. Williams Teacher Awarded STEM Research Grant

June 22, 2017

The Society for Science & the Public announced $120,000 in grants have been distributed to five innovative organizations supporting community-based STEM projects and 23 science research programs to purchase much-needed equipment for teachers across the country. In total, $20,000 will be distributed to the nonprofit organizations, while $100,000 will go to teachers. Shawn Lowe, a physics teacher at T. C. Williams High School, received a STEM Research Grant for $4,000.

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Recreation, Parks And Cultural Activities Department Announces Out Of School Time Program Updates

June 22, 2017

The theme of the 2017-18 Out of School Time Program is “Passport to Fun!” where children are invited to explore the world through fun, adventure and discovery while making new friends.

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