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Metro Announces Limited-edition NMAAHC SmarTrip® Commemorative Cards

September 18, 2016

In honor of the historic opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Metro has released four limited-edition SmarTrip® commemorative cards that showcase the new museum and celebrate cultural icons of African American history.

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Bishop Ireton Students Earn Outstanding Academic Achievements; 88 AP Scholars And A National Merit Semifinalist

September 16, 2016

Bishop Ireton High School announced the outstanding academic achievements of some of its top students. The school recognized 88 Advanced Placement Scholars and a Semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship.

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Metro Announces SafeTrack Surge Dates For Remainder Of 2016

September 16, 2016

Metro announced revised dates for the remaining SafeTrack surges of the 2016 calendar year. The new dates follow changes to the SafeTrack schedule announced in mid-August to address new safety recommendations, incorporate interlockings, and account for the impact of record heat and humidity during the summer months.

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Metro Seeks Public Input On Bus Loop Improvements At King Street–Old Town Station

September 16, 2016

Metro and the City of Alexandria are planning changes to the bus loop at King Street–Old Town Station to create better connections for all modes of transit and improve pedestrian access to the station. Metro is inviting customers to provide feedback on the permanent removal of short-term metered parking at the station as part of this project. The comment period is open until 9:00 a.m., Oct. 17.

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Preparing Your Home This Fall For Winter

September 15, 2016

Fall is upon us, so it is time to start thinking about what we need to do to prepare our homes for winter. Most of the typical winter preparation that you consider is often related to outdoor cleaning, like cleaning the gutters, washing the windows, and painting the shutters.

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Marymount 43rd in 2017 Best Colleges, Regional Universities In The South

September 15, 2016

Marymount University gained 10 spots – from 53rd in 2016 to 43rd – in the top tier ranking among Regional Universities in the South in the 2017 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.

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Memorial For Joe “Shoe Doc” Johnson

September 14, 2016

Joseph M. Johnson (Feb. 7, 1938 - Sept. 2, 2016) passed away peacefully after a long battle with colon cancer. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m at the Atlantis Family Restaurant in Bradlee Shopping Center.

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Reduced Mowing Zones Designated In City Parks

September 14, 2016

Consistent with the City Council adoption of the FY 2017 operating budget, the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities implemented reduced mowing intervals, increasing mowing intervals from 12 days to 14 days in all City parks, and portions of 22 parks have increased mowing intervals to a 28-day or biannual basis.

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Steel Magnolias At LTA

September 13, 2016

A confession: Steel Magnolias is one of my favorite movies. When I saw it in 1989 with my mother and sister, I was just far enough removed from my Louisiana hometown to feel nostalgic for (as opposed to annoyed by) its quirky traditions and eccentric inhabitants.

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Alexandria Celebrates The U.S. Constitution

September 13, 2016

On Sept. 12, 2016, Alexandria’s Mayor Allison Silberberg signed the official Proclamation commemorating Constiuttion Week, Sept. 17 – 23, 2016, in Council Chambers at City Hall at 11 a.m. This marks our country’s 229th birthday.

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