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Consumer Appetite For Electric Vehicles Rivals That Of Pickup Trucks

April 19, 2017

A new AAA study reveals that consumer interest in electric vehicles remains high, with more than 30 million Americans indicating they are likely to buy an electric vehicle as their next car.

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George Washington’s Distillery Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

April 18, 2017

George Washington’s Distillery celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, wrapping up a full decade of educating visitors about Washington’s entrepreneurship and innovation.

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ACPS Student Scientists Win Big At Regional And State Science Fair Competitions

April 17, 2017

Congratulations to over 300 students who participated in the ACPS Science Fair for middle and high school students in January; 53 projects went on to win awards in the Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair in March. ACPS students competed against 293 projects from 17 schools in neighboring school districts.

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Big Haul For Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 14, 2017

The 29th annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup took place on April 8, at two sites in Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria. Around 120 volunteers came out to clean up the banks of the stream and tributaries along Four Mile Run. Families, scouts, students, retirees, veterans, residents and local businesses all pitched in to help.

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Rethink Your Commute: Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #14

April 14, 2017

Metrorail’s SafeTrack Surge #14, which runs from April 15 through May 14, will have some impact on Alexandria riders even though the maintenance zone is centered in Prince George’s County, Maryland. No Yellow Rush+ trains will be in service during the surge at any station.

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Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #14: Green Line | Greenbelt To College Park Begins April 15

April 14, 2017

Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #14 will result in a shutdown of a portion of the Green Line between Prince George's Plaza, College Park–University of Maryland and Greenbelt stations. The surge will be conducted in two phases: April 15 through April 29 (Phase 1); and April 30 through May 14 (Phase 2). No Yellow Rush+ trains will be in service during the surge (any station).

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Mayor Silberberg Proclaims April 23 Alexandria Love Your Pet Day

April 14, 2017

Alexandrians love their pets and this adoration continues to reach new heights with the City serving as home to an ever-growing number of pet businesses and services. Mayor Allison Silberberg and the Alexandria City Council have proclaimed April 23 as Alexandria Love Your Pet Day. Local businesses will host a block party on Colvin Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day.

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Virginia American Water Conducts Flushing of Alexandria and Prince William Systems — beginning Monday, April 17

April 14, 2017

Virginia American Water will begin flushing the water mains in its Alexandria and Prince William (Dale City) distribution systems beginning Monday, April 17. Flushing will take place until the end of June.

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Prom And Graduation Season Ushers In Deadliest Months For Teen Drivers

April 14, 2017

Citing the fact that spring and summer’s arrival also ushers in that period (May – August) when the greatest number of U.S. teen traffic deaths occur[i], a Washington-metropolitan area alcohol education group is urging for parental involvement to combat both teen drinking and drunk driving this prom and graduation season, as well as during the summer.

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Two ACPS Counselors Named 2017 Allies In Prevention

April 14, 2017

SCAN of Northern Virginia announced Theodore “Teddy” Jones and James “Chucky” Moore as winners of the 2017 Allies in Prevention Award, an annual honor given to community members for exceptional work protecting children and strengthening families in five regions of Northern Virginia.

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