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Troy Isley Shares His Experience With Hometown Kids

March 9, 2018

Troy Isley, at age 19, is a two-time U.S. Boxing National Champion and bronze medalist at the 2017 World Championship. But when he is in Alexandria, he is remembered as a hometown kid who experienced a turnaround through boxing.

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Alexandria Recognizes March For Meals Month

March 9, 2018

On March 22, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law an amendment to the  Older Americans' Act of 1965 creating a national nutrition program for seniors over the age of 60. In March 2002 Meals on Wheels America established March for Meals, a month-long community effort to gain more support for local Meals On Wheels programs.

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Pope Francis Grants Title Of ‘Monsignor’ To Three Priests From The Diocese Of Arlington

March 9, 2018

Three priests from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington have been named by Pope Francis as a “Chaplain to His Holiness” with the title “Monsignor” after recommendations were made to the Holy See by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington.

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Virginia American Water To Install Water Line Beneath Alexandria’s Cameron Run

March 8, 2018

Virginia American Water is installing a water line that will connect two of the company’s distribution systems along Eisenhower Avenue in the City of Alexandria. Work hours are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Traffic on Eisenhower Avenue may be impacted at times during this project.

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Marymount University Hunger Banquet Raises Funds For St. Lucy Project

March 7, 2018

Some 80 members of the Marymount University community raised more than $1,100 and collected six large bags of food for the St. Lucy Project, which supplies pantries throughout the Diocese of Arlington, during an event last month.

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First Night Alexandria Announces New Management Team

March 6, 2018

First Night Alexandria today announced a change in management. Beginning on April 1, local event management company, Joyous Events, will assume management of the organization and oversee planning for the annual Alexandria performing arts festival throughout Old Town and Del Ray Alexandria on December 31st. 

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MONEY Magazine Names Alexandria #1 Best U.S. Travel Destination

March 6, 2018

MONEY magazine announced today that Alexandria, Virginia is their pick for the #1 Best U.S. Travel Destination 2018. Their annual list of Best Destinations is part of the 2018 Best in Travel issue that highlights destinations that deliver the highest value for your dollar.

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Winners Announced In Airports Authority, 1776 Airport Innovation Challenge

March 6, 2018

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and 1776 announced Tuesday that two startup companies have been selected as winners of their joint Airport Innovation Challenge: FetchyFox and GoWith.

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Students Inspire New Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

March 5, 2018

We have entered the final days of the General Assembly session, and the focus of the legislature has shifted from systematically addressing the more-than 3,400 introduced bills and resolutions to conference committees – small groups of legislators charged with reconciling bills that have passed the House and Senate with slight (and sometimes not-so-slight) differences.

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Two Alexandrians Among 2018 Virginia Stem Award Recipients

March 5, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer Richard Conti presented the 2018 Outstanding STEM Awards on March 1, 2018.

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